Archive for June, 2012

New CFP – Twentieth-Century Women’s Utopian and Dystopian Fiction


DEADLINE FOR ESSAYS: September 15th, 2012

This is a call for papers in regards to a book collection for possible publication by Cambridge Scholars Press.

Suggested themes: how utopian and dystopian fictions create new worlds; issues of genre and the politics of genre; critiques of gender roles, traditions, and values

Possible authors: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Octavia Butler, Monique Wittig, Marge Piercy, Keri Hulme, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood

Final essays are to be 20-30 pages long. Writers from around the world will be considered but texts considered must be available in English and the essay submitted must be written in English.

Please submit a CV and a 500-word abstract to Sharon Wilson at

New CFP – The Aesthetics of Debt in Doris Lessing’s Fiction

The Midwest Modern Languages Association (M/MLA) is now accepting submissions for its 54th Annual Convention, taking place in Cincinnati, Ohio from November 8-11, 2012. The M/MLA is a non-profit organization of teachers and scholars of literature, language and culture.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherlands Plaza Hotel

This historic Hilton hotel will be the site for the upcoming MMLA convention.

The Aesthetics of Debt in Doris Lessing’s Fiction

This panel seeks papers examining Doris Lessing’s critiques of Marxism and capitalism, characters’ anxieties about making ends meet, the relationship between debt and colonialism, and/or Lessing’s concerns about the relationship between aesthetics and economics.

Chair: Tonya Krouse, Northern Kentucky University
To submit, please send 250-word abstracts to Tonya Krouse at

DEADLINE: July 2nd

To see other current Calls for Papers, check the CFPs page.

New CFP – Louisville 20th Century Conference

The 41st annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 21-23, 2013.

University of Louisville

Submissions may be sent on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other Arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, etc).

The Louisville conference welcomes:

  • Critical papers
  • Critical panels
  • Group society panels
  • Creative writing

Submitters may submit both a critical paper and a creative work, not to exceed one entry in each category, sent together as separate attachments in the same email. Submissions may be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Previously presented or published papers are not eligible. Submitters may also chair sessions.

DEADLINE: 11:59pm EST September 15, 2012

For more details on how to submit, visit our CFPs page or the Louisville Conference website.