Calls for Papers

Below are the most recent Calls For Proposals sent to the English Department.

59th International Congress on Medieval Studies

This year the International Sidney Society is sponsoring three open sessions and invites papers on any and all topics related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, the Sidney family or their extensive British and Continental network, including Fulke Greville, Samuel Daniel, William Herbert, Alberico Gentili, Veronica Franco, Vittoria Colonna, George Buchanan, Philippe Duplessis-Mornay,  Étienne de La Boétie, Giordano Bruno, Justus Lipsius, and others. We encourage submissions touching colonization, pre-modern race, ecocriticism and environmental studies, religious studies, translation studies, travel writing, and other topics related to the Sidneys and their network.

We encourage submissions by newcomers, including graduate students, and by established scholars of all ranks. 

According to rules established by the Congress, those submitting abstracts for one session may not submit abstracts for other sessions in the same year. Papers submitted should not have been read elsewhere nor be scheduled for publication in the near future.

The process for submitting abstracts has changed. Starting last year, abstracts are no longer emailed to the session organizer. Instead, all abstracts are submitted through the Congress's Proposal Portal:

Abstracts should be between 150 and 250 words; abstracts that outline an argument are preferred.  Reading time for the completed paper must not exceed 20 minutes. 


  • September 15, 2023 for abstracts
  • Graduate students and independent scholars are invited to apply for the International Sidney Society Award, a financial award for papers of merit, if they submit their completed paper by April 12, 2024.

Please direct questions and correspondence to Joel B. Davis,

For complete conference Call for Papers, see

Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Call for Papers - 


Description: Fragmentation is a response or a natural effect of surplus. To combat excess, we create new categories. As with waste, we dump the overflow into mounds that might not necessarily make sense together, collaging and piling entities together. What shape do fragments take when they are amplified in a work rather than silenced? 

Surplus implies excess. Whether it be as an excess of people, objects, or materials, surplus connotes too much of an entity. With such overflow, there becomes a need to bundle and categorize, to make sense of the crowdedness. 

Fragmentation is a response or a natural effect of surplus. To combat excess, we create new categories. As with waste, we dump the overflow into mounds that might not necessarily make sense together, collaging and piling entities together. What shape do fragments take when they are amplified rather than silenced? 

This panel considers fragments as materials, objects, peoples, etc. that are perceived as excess, or are exiled and marginalized by their original contexts/communities, and are then reconstituted into a new framework of existence in life as in cultural production. This panel invites papers that are thinking about fragments as reconstituted and repurposed surplus elements in the form and/or content of texts from any genre (film, novels, stories, poetry, art, performance, etc.) and language tradition: 

Some questions that this panel considers are as follows: 

- How do the fragments negotiate the terms of their own existence and afterlives in the text? 

- How/To what ends are excessive fragments represented in the form or body of a text?

- How do these fragmented constituents resist being homogenized under umbrella terms and categories? 

- What is the political importance of highlighting fragments of people/objects as surplus and excess?

- What happens when you recycle and repurpose a surplus? Does it become a new entity, does it preserve any of its original being? 

This panel invites cross-disciplinary proposals from researchers in literary and cultural studies, migration and cosmopolitanism studies, postcolonialism, and transnational and world literature on, but not limited to, the following topics: 

ecocriticism, slow violence, neoliberal globalization in word and image, nation-states and contemporary postcoloniality, intertextuality studies, discourse and text analysis, modernity’s counter-history in cultural production, postmodernisms, post-nationalisms, and the conditions of refugeehood and humanitarian aid.

Please submit your 300-word abstract by September 30, 2023 through the NeMLA submission portal

Postcolonial Studies Association's (PSA) Newsletter, Call for Papers - Decolonizing the Ecological Crisis

We encourage submissions that consider how storytelling (fiction, memoirs, poetry, drama, performance, films and new media such as podcasting and video games, etc…) engages with topics such as:

• environment, justice and race / ethnicity / indigeneity;
• environment, justice and gender; ecofeminism;
• environmental justice in relation to local and global contexts;
• environmental justice and human rights;
• the Anthropocene and climate change and race/ ethnicity / indigeneity;
• the Anthropocene and climate change and gender;
• neocolonialism and toxic imperialism;
• petrocultures and/or extractivism;
• relations between the human and the nonhuman or more-than-human;
• multispecies critique

Original contributions should be between 700 and 1,200 words and should be fully referenced using Harvard Referencing Style. Please also send a 100-word biographical statement.

We are also looking for book reviews in relation to any recent books in the field of postcolonial studies, especially in the area of postcolonial ecocriticism, for this issue. Reviews should be between 500 and 1,000 words and should be fully referenced using Harvard Referencing Style.

The deadline for submissions is 15th June 2023. Please submit your contribution via email to the PSA Newsletter editorial team: Francesca Mussi, Jennifer Gray and Priyanka Tripathi

Call for Papers - International Journal of Business and Applied Social Science - Open Access Double-Blind Peer Reviews

Subject Area                                                                                             

COVID-19, management, marketing, finance, economics, banking, accounting, human resources management, international business, hotel and tourism, entrepreneurship development, business ethics, international relations, law, development studies, population studies, political science, history, geography, industrial relations, information science, library science, media studies, methodology, demography, organizational behavior and theory, strategic management policy, social issues, and public policy, management organization, statistics and econometrics, personnel and industrial relations, gender studies, journalism, and mass communication, corporate governance, cross-cultural studies, peace and conflict, library and information science, public administration, psychology, philosophy, sociology, women studies, religious studies, social welfare, anthropology, linguistics, education, and so on.

IJBASS is inviting papers for Volume. 9 No. 2, which is scheduled to be published on February 28, 2023.

                                            Last date of submission: February 25, 2023. 

However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process. 

Upcoming Issue:  Call for Papers Vol: 9, Issue: 3, Publication date 31March 2023

Send your manuscript to the editor at  

For more information, visit the official web site of the journal at

International Conference on Games and Narrative (ICGaN) - Call for Proposal - This conference explores the many ways in which games utilize, exploit, and develop narrative forms. Along the way, we add to long-held discussions and debates about the nature of narrative in games: how gameplay facilitates and challenges narrative construction, how growing digital media create space for novel narrative forms, how game designers and players enact and shape their identities in narrative expression.

Dates of Conference: Wednesday, May 17th, 2023, to Monday, May 22nd, 2023

Hybrid Event: In-person at the Games Institute, University of Waterloo and Online

Modern Language Association alphabetical Call For Papers -  the Modern Language Association (MLA) has a call for papers (CFP)out for the 2023 annual convention.