If you have some idle time this spring break or anytime this spring, here are just a few submission and presentation opportunities. A lot more information on calls for papers, submissions, and literary/essay prizes can be found at: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/category/all .
Call for papers: “(In)Visibility” is the subject of interest for the Octopus Journal of Visual Studies Spring 2011 volume. The deadline is March 14, 2011. This issue is concerned with questioning the reasons for and conditions of invisibility in an attempt to address what cannot be seen. See http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/40605 for more specifics on guidelines and suggested topics and for more information on submitting.
Call for submissions to conference: “Potterwatch 2011: Harry Potter and Crossover Audiences.” The deadline for this is March 26, 2011. Accepting abstracts on the theme of audiences in the Harry Potter series and fandom. See http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/40623 for more information.
Call for proposals: “Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Popular Culture.” The deadline is April 30, 2011. Accepting proposals for a conference addressing any aspect of 19th Century American literature and popular culture; particular interests for this conference are in literature and/or culture from a critical perspective. See http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/40580 for more information.
Call for critical essays for upcoming anthologies. The deadline is May 9, 2011. Papers sought on Shakespeare’s King Lear, Tempest and Macbeth, Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and more. See http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/40556 for more on and other types of authorial/textual foci desired.
Call for proposals for an anthology: “The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms.” The deadline is May 15, 2011. Accepting proposals on masks and masking in modernist texts. See http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/40637 for more information.
Call for submissions: “26th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: TRANSFORMATION / ADAPTATION.” The deadline is July 15, 2011. Accepting submissions in all areas of the Humanities including Foreign Languages and Literatures, English, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Cultural Studies, the Visual Arts, Theatre, and Music. See http://www.westga.edu/assetsDept/forlangconf/cfp2011(1).pdf for more information.
Call for short essays on the dramatic, poetic, and prose works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. This is for a new journal, The Hare. See http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/40611 for more information.