Before the semester gets too hectic, check out these opportunities to submit your literary research papers for consideration at conferences, journals, and other exciting forums!
The ACLA Seminar “Things Theory: Accumulation and Amassment” will be held at New York University, March 20-23, 2014. “Thing Theory” considers the current fascination with hoarding and the intervention this phenomenon may have in a literary and cultural context. Papers may focus on “figures defined by their attachment to things” (fetishists, collectors, etc.). For more information visit: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/53118
The Cultural Studies Journal is looking for papers that explore the relationship between technological changes, cultural shifts, and structures of economic and political power. The deadline to submit an abstract is December 1, 2013. For more information: http://culturalstudiesjournal.gmu.edu/submissions/submission-guidelines/
The Cine-Files is accepting papers for their Spring 2014 issue. The topics of interest are: film performance and how it relates to genre, cinephilia, and paradigm shifts in the digital age. The submission deadline for a paper is February 1, 2014. If you would like to send an abstract for approval, the deadline is December 1, 2013. For more information: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/53122
“Exploring Gender Identities in the Literature of the Indian Diaspora”. The editors of this anthology are interested in literary research papers that focus on “the tensions created by changing sexual roles and expectations” for members of the Indian diaspora. The deadline for submitting an abstract is November 15, 2013. Articles are due by January 30, 2014. For more information: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/53132
“New Horizons for Contemporary Writing”. The editors of this series of research monographs are looking for proposals that implement alternative critical models, which represent the paradigm shift of “redefinition”. Applicable topics include: Eco-criticism; World Literature; Legacies of Theory; Post-feminism; Human, animal, machine; The return of the real; History, memory, and temporality; Science and the humanities; Contemporary literature after postmodernism and/or postcolonialism; Contemporary formations of the body; Translation in a transcultural context; Fictions of democracy; The future of the novel; Visuality and narrative; Newness in a global age; Post-ethnicity; Voice, ventriloquism, and mutism. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2014. For more information: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/53131
Keep checking the English blog for regular updates. In addition, all of the MANY opportunities to submit your work can be found at: