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CFP: Afropolitan Literature as World Literature (edited collection, Bloomsbury Publishing)

updated: 
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:20am
Bloomsbury Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Afropolitanism currently inflects many academic and popular conversations about African literature. The term is mobilized to celebrate African influence in the world and to characterize the proliferation of African literature that is disconnected from the daily lives of average people residing on the continent. It refuses victimhood for Africans in the wake of patronizing representations by the likes of CNN, BBC, and KONY 2012 and sells a version of Africa ready-made for western reading tastes.  It represents a formidable ideology formulated by Achille Mbembe, among others, and a way to sell $30 novelty T-shirts to American hipsters.

REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue November 2017

updated: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 1:56pm
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

LAST CALL: Il Parlaggio Collection - Ebook 'Il giovane d'Annunzio e la fascinazione del teatro'

updated: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 1:56pm
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017

This call for papers is for those scholars who teach Italian language and literature abroad:

 

Il giovane d’Annunzio e la fascinazione del teatro

Ebook delle Edizioni Sinestesie, Collana “Il Parlaggio”

 

Questa raccolta di saggi in formato ebook si propone di valutare un aspetto molto significativo, ma ancora poco indagato, della giovinezza di Gabriele d’Annunzio: la rilevanza del teatro nei suoi anni romani e nella sua prima produzione giornalistica.

Call for Chapters: Teaching Literature and Language Through Multimodal Texts

updated: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 1:05pm
IGI GLOBAL
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The last few decades have witnessed a growing interest in the benefits of linking the learning of a foreign language to the study of its literature. In fact, the emphasis on working with culturally authentic texts is one of the central claims for curriculum reform in EFL/ESL teaching nowadays. Moreover, the latest developments in text-based teaching point to a curriculum in which language, culture, and literature are taught as a continuum. 

Nevertheless, the incorporation of literary texts into the language curriculum is not easy to tackle. Many linguists refer to literary content as extremely demanding for both teachers and students. Not surprisingly, many teachers tend to avoid using literary texts for this reason. 

Call for Papers International Seminar on “Narratives of Violence and Terror in South Asia” 16-18 November, 2017 at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

updated: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 12:46pm
Department of English, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong - 793022, Meghalaya, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 22, 2017

“Terrorism will spill over if you don’t speak up” – Malala Yousafzai

Terror and violence have become markers of the times that we live in. Violence has become endemic in all walks of life. We experience violence at home and outside, both in private and public spheres. Violence manifests in different forms - as domestic, caste, communal, ethnic, racial, gender, national and state violence. In its extreme form, violence takes the form of terror and threatens human security. Practically no country or community appears to be safe in the post-9/11 world that we live in.

A Family Matter: A Study of August Wilson’s Plays

updated: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 1:55am
Annette M. Magid/SUNY Erie Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

August Wilson was a man of vision. While Wilson was committed to portraying the “richness and resilience of the twentieth-century black American life through the medium of drama,”[1] he also set the stage for all Americans to examine their purpose and place in society. In addition to his stage portrayals, Wilson also presented his theories in his lectures such as, “The Ground on which I Stand,” where he identified himself as a “race man.” This focus brings up the question: How are his views on family matters presented in his lectures compared to those depicted in his plays?

Chuck Palahniuk: Literature or Trash? (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 1:59pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018

Chuck Palahniuk is one of the most prolific American authors of the past twenty years, averaging more than a book a year since exploding onto the scene with Fight Club (1996), which was made into a cult feature film by David Fincher, featuring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham-Carter and Jared Leto. The author made a name for by combining the comically absurd and grotesquely horrific in his tales of transgressive fiction and with time has developed a tendency to transgress his own writing style, experimenting with narrative forms as well as penning graphic novels and even a drawing book.

What is the Absurd? (NeMLA 2018 - Roundtable)

updated: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 1:59pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018

For a time, the Absurd was one of the chief literary movements of the day. When Martin Esslin published The Theatre of the Absurd he would frame various emerging playwrights such as Ionesco, Beckett and Pinter under one label. Though they would reject the term, the notion of the Absurd stuck and would invite a flurry of criticism from the academic world.

The Socio-politics of Counterfutures (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 1:59pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018

In “Further Considerations on Afrofuturism”, Kodwo Eshun argued that the impact of the Middle Passage and slavery could still be felt in African American authorship today. The erasure of their African past, culture and heritage leaving them disconnected and made strangers, black writers look to the future as a way of dealing and engaging with the present. The term counterfutures is thus used to describe those writings that explore the potentiality of a dissonant life, ones which reimagine the futures the current path of human experience seems to lead to.

[deadline extended] 2017 ELLAK International Conference [Updated]

updated: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 5:56am
English Language and Literature Association of Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

The 2017 ELLAK International Conference

Seoul National University, South Korea

December 13th–15th, 2017

 

“Narrating Rights: Literary Texts and Human, Nonhuman, and Inhuman Demands”

 

2017 ELLAK International Conference [deadline extended]Updated

updated: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 5:56am
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

The 2017 ELLAK International Conference

Seoul National University, South Korea

December 13th–15th, 2017

 “Narrating Rights: Literary Texts and Human, Nonhuman, and Inhuman Demands”

Special Issue Proposal on Post-Colonial Nostalgia

updated: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:44am
Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Simon Lewis and Giusi Russo, guest editors of the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies are seeking manuscript submissions for a special issue on post-colonial nostalgia to be published in the spring of 2019.

Decorating Dissidence: Feminism, Modernism & the Arts

updated: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:44am
Decorating Dissidence / QMUL
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Decorating Dissidence: Feminism, Modernism & the Arts - an interdisciplinary conference to be held at Queen Mary, University of London, 3rd & 4th November 2017

Forgery and Imitation

updated: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:44am
Victorian Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call For Papers: Forgery and Imitation

 

Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work across the broad field of Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. We are delighted to announce that our twelfth issue (Summer 2018) will be guest edited by Aviva Briefel on the theme of Forgery and Imitation.

 

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