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"Black or "All": An Atlanta University Center Multidisciplinary Discussion on the Black Lives Matter Movement

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 9:38am
Morehouse College

Abstract Submission Deadline for Students, Faculty, and Staff: March 16, 2016

The Morehouse College English Department in collaboration with the Office of the Provost invites all students, faculty, and staff to participate in the Tenth Annual Symposium to be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Call for Papers

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 5:08am
Blossom N.Fondo and Adamu Pangmeshi

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.

The Postcolonial Turn: Critical Essays on the postcolonial intervention in Literary Genres, approaches and criticism

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 5:04am
The University of Maroua, Editors Prof. Edward O. Ako Dr Blossom N. Fondo,

Postcolonial theory has been engaged in uncovering and castigating the legacies of the colonial contact on the colonized. This has seen a lot of discussions on postcolonial theory which focus on the material effects of colonialism such as the identity crisis occasioned by the loss of culture, the new boundaries created by colonialism and which continue to have far-reaching effects decades after the formal demise of colonialism, and the gross exploitation and humiliation of the colonized which has resulted in the inferiority complex and a loss of self- esteem. Postcolonial theory in a general sense therefore often involves the response of the colonized to the cultural and human consequences of colonial control.

Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Charlotte Perkins Gilman in her Time

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 11:16pm
American Literature Association (ALA) - Gilman Society

Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Charlotte Perkins Gilman in Her Time

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's articles, letters, papers, and library underscore a central quality of her diverse and prolific career: her works were deeply engaged with the social and scientific milieus of her time. An avid reader, enthusiastic learner, and active member within her own intellectual communities, Gilman often reached out to those whose work she admired – as well as to those whose work she found lacking. Through her lectures, publications, and correspondence, Gilman impacted a broad cross-section of scholarly and literary discourses.

Reminder of upcoming deadline (December 15) for submission to Panel on ​​Print, Public Readership, and Alternative Literary Mode

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 8:15pm
University of Alberta

What: ​​Panel on ​​Print, Public Readership, and Alternative Literary Modernities​ ​
Where: ​​​​CCLA @ Congress 2016 in Calgary, Canada
When: ​​May 28 to 30, 2016
How:​ ​Submit an abstract ​to by December 15, 2015.​​
​​What happens after the panel: Select papers will be considered for publication in ​a ​scholarly outlet subject to peer review.
​​More info: Check out the ​​CFP below/attached or click here and here! Or just write to

CFP for panel at CCLA

CFP: 42nd Annual Conference of the African Literature Association (April 6-9, 2016)

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 10:08am
African Literature Association

Emory University and Kennesaw State University
cordially invite you to submit your proposals for seminars, roundtables, and panels
at the
African Literature Association 2016 Conference

Justice and Human Dignity in Africa
and the African Diaspora

Venues: Marriott Marquis and National Center for Civil and Human Rights in
Atlanta, Georgia. USA.
April 6-9, 2016
Conference website:

The Scholastic Forum: Call for Papers in a Referred Journal of English Language and Literature:ISSN 2395-0889

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 8:28am
D.A.V. College Sector 10 Chandigarh

1. We invite original scholarly submissions from academicians, researchers and
independent scholars in form of research papers, articles, poems, interviews and
book reviews.
2. Articles should be followed by an abstract alongwith keywords.
3. Paper size - A4, Font - Times New Roman and Font Size - 12.
4. Spacing - 1.5 and margins of 1 inch on all four sides.
5. Word Limit: for abstract 250 – 300 for paper 3000 - 3500
6. Papers to be emailed at:

Literature and Politics (Nov. 3-5, 2016)

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 4:47pm
South Central MLA (

We are currently seeking papers for this open topic session which explores the intersections of literature and politics. Please e-mail 350-500 word abstracts to Marina Trninic by March 31, 2016.The theme for this year's conference is "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture." For more on the 2016 SCMLA conference in Dallas, visit the website at


Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 7:24am
Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature

The Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature is pleased to announce its 2016 graduate student conference:


Keynote Speaker: JOSÉ DAVID SALDÍVAR, Stanford University

March 3, 2016