Calls for Papers and Conferences

Graduate Studies

Call for Papers: The Scattered Pelican

Theme: Coding/Decoding/Recoding

‘Coding/Decoding/Recoding’ provides a space to present scholarship that translates, remediates, reimagines, or revisits bodies of thought, borders, and identities. We are looking for papers illustrating practices that unsettle the conventions of how scholarship is practiced and how histories are written. This includes matters of semiotics, hermeneutics, translation, representation, signification, subversion and transgression. This topic is a stimulus to highlight the necessity of renegotiating hierarchical structures, the urgency of rereading and reframing canonical texts, and the possibility of creating strategies for trans-disciplinary communication and collaboration. We seek scholarship that revises its own disciplinary standards or that seeks to produce new ones, as well as scholarship that treats spaces, bodies, thoughts, and histories as texts that can be coded, decoded or recoded anew in order to further our understandings of their significance (both historical and contemporary).

Deadline to submit abstract: December 8, 2019

For more information and to submit an abstract, please click here.

Gender and Culture in the Romantic Era

Book proposals are invited for a new series called Gender and Culture in the Romantic Era to be published by Anthem Press.

Gender and Culture in the Romantic Era is a series of scholarly monographs and edited collections devoted to the topics of gender and culture in British poetry, fiction, and drama from roughly 1780 to 1830. In terms of gender, the series encompasses scholarship related to the lives and works of women writers but also includes studies that address broader constructions of gender identity and sexuality. In cultural terms, the volumes in the series engage broadly with the interconnections between literature and such topics as book history and print culture, politics, science and medicine, travel writing, visual and auditory art, religion, the periodical press, the environment, revolution, exploration, theory, and transatlantic and other transnational connections.

For more information, including how to submit proposals, please visit here.

Deadline for submissions: December 12, 2019.

ISEA 2020: Why Sentience?

May 19 to 24, 2020 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ISEA 2020 will be fully dedicated to examining the resurgence of sentience—feeling-sensing-making sense—in recent art and design, media studies, science and technology studies, philosophy, anthropology, history of science and the natural scientific realm—notably biology, neuroscience and computing. We ask: why sentience? Why and how does sentience matter? Why have artists and scholars become interested in sensing and feeling beyond, with and around our strictly human bodies and selves? Why has this notion been brought to the fore in an array of disciplines in the 21st century?

SEA2020 invites artists, designers, scholars, researchers, innovators and creators to contribute to this growing discussion about our sentient world and to proposals for papers, panels, posters, institutional presentations, workshops, artist talks, artistic works and more.


For more information, please visit: Sentience:ISEA 2020.


Deadline for Submissions: December 16, 2019.

2020 International Conference on Computer Science, Engineering and Applications (ICCSEA 2020)

This conference held in Gunupur, India on March 13 - 14, 2020 aims to strengthen the collaboration and provide a forum for academicians, professionals and researchers to discuss and exchange their research results, innovative ideas, and experiences in all aspects of Computer Science, Engineering and Applications, as well as to identify emerging research topics and define the future directions to achieve the development of computing technologies.

To ensure high quality of the accepted papers, all submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors are encouraged to submit original material where copyright of all parts is owned by the authors and which is not currently under review elsewhere.

For more information, including how to submit abstracts, please visit ICCSEA 2020.

Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2019

2020 National Essay Challenge: Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship in Canada

To promote policy-relevant research by emerging scholars, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is running the 2020 National Essay Challenge for graduate students in Canadian universities.

• You must be a graduate student enrolled at a Canadian university for the 2019 to 2020 academic year.
• Your essay must be an empirical research paper, using qualitative or quantitative methodologies.
• The essay cannot be co-authored and you must have the support of a professor.

First, send an email to to access the 2020 National Essay Challenge group on GCcollab, where you will find information about the Challenge requirements.

• Once you are a member of the 2020 National Essay Challenge GCcollab group, you will need to submit your expression of interest by January 6, 2020.

Submission Deadline: January 6, 2020

For more information, please visit the 2020 IRCC National Essay Challenge site.

Rising Up: Graduate Students' Conference on Indigenous Knowledges and Research in Indigenous Studies

The University of Manitoba Native Studies Graduate Students’ Association is pleased to present the 5th annual Rising Up conference. Rising Up is an international, interdisciplinary graduate student conference on Indigenous knowledge and research held from March 27-28, 2020 in Winnipeg. The theme is Hindsight 20/20.

This is an interdisciplinary conference. In your submission, try to use straight forward language and avoid jargon. This will help the selection committee better understand your submission. If you must use jargon, please define it clearly.

Submission Deadline: Janaury 15th, 2020

For more information, including how to submit an abstract, please visit Rising Up.

For more opportunities, please visit the cfp List.