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Medical Humanism / American Literature: CFP for American Literature Association (ALA) 30th Annual Conference May 23-26, 2019, Boston, MA

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:10pm
Tana Jean Welch / Florida State University College of Medicine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

Medical Humanism / American Literature

CFP for American Literature Association (ALA) 30th Annual Conference

May 23-26, 2019, Boston, MA

Given the ongoing healthcare crisis in America—soaring costs, physician shortages, and lack of insurance coverage—and the rising interest in the field of health humanities, I seek projects that illuminate American literature’s contribution to medical humanism. More specifically, I am interested in papers that address how American literature can help us revision our view of the body, health, illness, disease, medical education, and/or the healthcare system.

The British Society for Literature and Science Fourteenth Annual Conference, Royal Holloway University of London, 4–6 April 2019

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:28pm
The British Society for Literature and Science
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 7, 2018

The fourteenth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at Royal Holloway, University of London, from Thursday 4 April until Saturday 6 April 2019. Keynote speakers will include Professor Tim Armstrong (Royal Holloway) and Professor Angelique Richardson (Exeter).


"DeLillo and Environments: American Literature Association 2019"

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:24pm
Teddy Hamstra / Don DeLillo Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 5, 2019

The Don DeLillo Society is seeking papers for the upcoming American Literature Assocation conference, which will take place May 23-26, 2019.


Call for Papers – CLOSURE: e-Journal for Comics Studies #6

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:36pm
Call for Papers – CLOSURE: Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Open Section

In the fall of 2019, CLOSURE will once again offer a forum for all facets of comics studies. From literary, cultural, media, social and image research to the sciences and beyond: the sixth edition of CLOSURE  continues our ongoing search for the best and most innovative articles and reviews representing the state of the art in comics research. We welcome detailed close readings as much as comics theory and pioneering approaches to the medium — our open section comprises a diverse range of interdisciplinary studies of all things ›comic‹.

Thematic Section: »A.I«

Digital America Issue no. 12 | Now Accepting Submissions

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:11am
Digital America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 12, 2018

Digital America is now accepting submissions for Issue No. 12. We are an online journal that focuses on digital art and culture with an eye towards impactful perspectives in the digital age, as well as deconstructing what it means to live in our current political climate. We are looking for critical essays, film, artwork, design, and reviews that question, analyze, and/or hack the tools of digital culture. We are also interested in work that explores how new behaviors and global networks of power and influence are examining what it means to be American.

ASLE 2019 Panel: "Experimental Ecologies"

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 9:58am
Christopher Walker, Colby College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

For this ASLE 2019 panel, we invite papers that explore the intersections of environmental thinking and experimentation. From Thomas Moore’s "Utopia" (1516) to Charles Darwin’s studies on the Galápagos in the nineteenth century, places such as islands, as well as human and nonhuman bodies, have been figured as sites of aesthetic, political, and scientific experimentation.

Natura 2019: Resistance and Disruption

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:53pm
Natura: The Science and Epistemology Working Group
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Resistance and Disruption
Natura’s 8th Annual Graduate Conference in Science and Epistemology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
February 15, 2019

Keynote Address:
Michelle Murphy (History and Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto)

Call for Papers
Hosted by Natura, A Rutgers University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Working Group focused on critical perspectives of Science and Epistemology, the 2019 Natura Conference seeks papers on the topic of resistance, and the role disruption, disagreement, disturbance, opposition, and recalcitrance play in knowledge formation.

Environments of Literature and Science: BSLS Winter Symposium 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 2:30pm
The British Society for Literature and Science
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Date: Saturday 24th November 2018 (10:00 – 18:00)

Location: Cardiff University

Organisers: Joan Passey (Exeter,, Louise Benson-James (Bristol,, Jim Scown (Cardiff,

Keynote: ‘Biggish Data: Friedrich Engels, Material Ecology, and Victorian Data’ by John Parham, University of Worcester

Reckoning With Appetite

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:56pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, University of Iowa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Call for papers: 


The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will explore the boundaries that can challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into reckoning with appetite.