The African American Literature and Culture Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Association (http://americanliteratureassociation.org/). We will also consider a limited number of panel proposals (of no more than 500 words).
THE POLITICS OF AFRICAN PATRIOGRAPHY:
WRITING FATHERS IN AFRICAN LITERATURES & FILM
CALL FOR PAPERS
(journal collection and conference panel for ALA 2016, Atlanta)
The Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA), in conjunction with Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington, are pleased to announce the theme for its next biennial conference in Wellington, New Zealand: "Transporting Romanticism: Mediation and Mobility."
"Peripheral Modernity and the South Asian Literary-World" is a conference panel, jointly held by Sourit Bhattacharya (University of Warwick) and Priyanka Basu (SOAS, London), at the 24th Biennial European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS), to take place at the University of Warsaw, Poland, July 27-30, 2016. Here is the proposal in short and long abstracts:
How has South Asian literary and artistic work responded to the recent crisis in capitalist world-system? Papers sought that take "peripheral modernity" as analytical framework and focus on literary form, space, rights and activism, economic crisis, global literary marketplace, and comparativism.
Call for Papers for the 7th Biennial NEXUS Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
When: Thursday, March 3 – Saturday, March 5, 2016
Plenary Speakers: Dr. Malea Powell (Michigan State University), Dr. Andrea Kitta (East Carolina University), and Dr. Dorothea Lasky (Columbia School of the Arts)
Website: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/ (Try Alt+Shift when visiting!)
In The Production of Space, Henri Lefebvre describes the city as "a production and reproduction of human beings by human beings." This conference aims to explore the poetics of (non)urban spaces and the city as a catalyst for self-making and -unmaking in the various localized manifestations of the self in literature and art. We envision metropolitan, (post)industrial, rural, etc. spaces as socially inflected images with the performative self at the core of their becoming.
"Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us"
The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 4-6, 2016, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and a poster session.
Submission Deadline (Extended): 15 November 2015
Submission Address: http://conference2016.southwestpca.org/
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2016
As popular genres, mystery and detective fiction reflect a wide range of changes in society in contemporary works, but they also have a venerable classic tradition. Submissions are welcomed that address mystery and detective fiction from both ends of this spectrum and every point in between.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 11/15/15!
Submissions are welcomed that apply disability studies in any area of cultural, historical, or literary research, or that apply disability studies in conjunction with another theoretical approach, such as queer studies, feminist or gender studies, issues of diversity, and so on. Work addressing all media and cultural contexts (literature, TV, film, games, social media/web media, laws, social and cultural practices, politics, and so on) from a disability studies or combined approach is welcome.
It is an undeniable fact that indeed literature has moved from the realm of mere entertainment to one of commitment. Any survey of contemporary literature proves more than ever before that there can be no talk of "arts for art's sake". Hardly any writer who wishes to be taken seriously writes for the sake of writing or to entertain his readers. Entertainment has rapidly given way to commitment and today writers are interested in appraising the world in which they live and write and thereby imagine a better world for humankind. This has infused a political dimension into literature such that it is mainly concerned with a critique of the society. Thus literature today has come to occupy an important position as political discourse.