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Calls for papers

Below are the most recent CFPs sent to the English Department.

Interface 2019, Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture, Carleton University, May 3-4, 2019. Submission deadline is January 11, 2019.


Transgressions, McGill University’s 25th Annual English Graduate Conference, February 15-16, 2019. Submission deadline is December 7, 2018.


W3 REPRESENTS: A Research Symposium, 20 Feb. 2019. Deadline: Nov. 30, 2018.

From Waterloo Women Wednesdays, an opportunity for women-identified and non-binary scholars to present on campus without the monetary and time commitments of conference travel.


5th Annual SEGUE—A Symposium for Graduate Students on the theme of Communities, College at Brockport, February 23, 2019. Deadline for proposal submission is November 17, 2018.


Sixth Annual Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium titled, "Confronting the Exhibitionary Order", University of Toronto, Ontario, March 15, 2019. Deadline for abstract submission is December 21, 2018.Event poster for the University of Toronto


Context and Meaning XVIII: Pay Attention, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, February 1-2, 2019. Deadline to submit an extract is November 16, 2018.


Locating the HEART and SOULS in Higher Education: An International Conference on the Future of the Humanities, Bishop’s University, March 15 – 16, 2019. Call for papers guidelines and deadline to be updated soon.


Literary Eclectic 2018, hosted by University of Regina's English Department, October 19-20. Deadline: September 5, 2019 (extended deadline).


For a broad selection of CFPs from the United States and other countries, see the University of Pennsylvania's CFP page.


Speculative Fiction, Pedagogy, and Social Change, NEMLA, Washington DC, March 21-24, 2019. Deadline: Sept. 30.


Reverberations Mag: Call for papers.


2018 Robarts Centre Graduate Student Conference: Canada on the Edge?, York University. Deadline: March 1.


Tri-University Graduate Symposium 2018: Optimisms. U of Guelph, Aug. 10. Deadline: March 15. 


Hauntings in Québécois and Canadian literature and film, London Journal of Canadian Studies. Deadline: March 21, 2018.