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ACLA 2020 Call for Papers: Censorship and Dissent in South Asia

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 3:06pm
Preeti Singh/Ohio State University-Columbus
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

The history of censorship in modern South Asia goes back to the Registration of Books Act (1867), used to track anti-state sedition; and to the various indigenous and British non-governmental associations of civilians who organized themselves as the guardians of literary culture around the same time. Both these currents continue to the contemporary moment in many ways. Genres of dissent are governed by various acts, laws, associations, extra-judicial modes of repression, and more recently, by social media.

Translation as Material Practice: Case Studies in Production, Circulation, and Reception (ACLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 3:05pm
Whitney DeVos/University of California, Santa Cruz
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Call for Abstracts

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2020

Conference Dates: March 19th-22nd 2020, Chicago

Abstract submission deadline: Sept 23, 2019 (9 a.m. EST)


 

"Translation as Material Practice: Case Studies in Production, Circulation, and Reception"

https://www.acla.org/translation-material-practice-case-studies-production-circulation-and-reception

 

Writing without Writing: Fragments and Survivance

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 3:05pm
ACLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Since the nineteenth century to the present, fragmentary writing has been widely deployed in literature and philosophy (i.e. Ernst Bloch, Schlegel, Mallarmé, Adorno, Maurice Blanchot, Kafka, Beckett etc.) as a strategy to disrupt the idea of totality by and through writing. Fragmentary writing as an incomplete totality, bears absent voices and traces and alludes to a whole.

Kazuo Ishiguro and the illusion of the World

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:29pm
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Conference: American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, 19-22 March 2020

Seminar: Kazuo Ishiguro and the illusion of the World

Organizers: James Tink (jmtink@g-mail.tohoku-university.jp) and David Huddart (dhuddart@cuhk.edu.hk)

Submit a Paper: https://www.acla.org/kazuo-ishiguro-and-illusion-world

Deadline: 23 September 2019

Travel & Literature at CEA: March 26-28, 2020 (Hilton Head, SC)

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:27pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Travel & Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

 

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

 

NeMLA 2020 - CFP: Beur Fractured Identities in the French Cultural Space

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:17pm
Yasmina Nagnoug Mejai / University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Panel description: This session proposes to discuss the complex identity formation of people from the Beur community living in France through the study of contemporary Beur literature. It examines the current cultural and socio-political debates on nationalism, identity and culture taking place in France, as well as the complex processes of integration that have affected both the North African immigrant community and the French people in the postcolonial era.

[ACLA] The Other of Postcolonial Studies: Postcolonial Islands, Their Unique Sensbility and Challenges

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:13pm
Nick Lu, Maricruz Gomez / University of North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

In their seminal book, Islands in History and Representation, Rod Edmond and Vanessa Smith famously point out that stories about islands tend “to slip the net of postcolonial theorising” due to their marginality in terms of geopolitics and academic representation. Accordingly, researchers of Island Studies, an emerging field in the past two decades, have long maintained that due to their geographical and geostrategic singularity, or “islandness,” the (post)colonial conditions of island societies deserve special attention, and the study of which requires a different set of concepts and methodologies than what are available or predominant in Postcolonial Studies.

A Space of One's Own: Articulating the Scope of the Female in American Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:13pm
Ariel Silver, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Call for Papers, for an accepted session at the next NeMLA conference, in Boston, March 5-8, 2020.

 

NeMLA’s 2020 theme will be: "Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures"

 

A Space of One's Own: Articulating the Scope of the Female in American Literature

CRITICAL INSECT STUDIES AND THE LONG EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (1660-1830)

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:05pm
Beth Fowkes Tobin and Beth Kowaleski Wallace
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

We are seeking abstracts for an interdisciplinary collection of critical essays exploring insects in the long eighteenth century. 

Environmental Hazards and Migrations

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:00pm
JAm It! Journal of American Studies in Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The third issue of JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy) will explore the relations between environmental transformations and migrations in the North American context from a multi-disciplinary perspective. While scholarship in American Studies has produced relevant contributions analyzing the historical and present contingencies of both endogenous and exogenous migratory flows, the complex relations between migrations and ecological change require further inquiry within the field.

Reminder: Unrealized Futures: Post-Socialist Memory in German-language Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:59pm
(NeMLA March 5-8, 2020, Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

For this panel, we invite contributions on literary explorations of the socialist legacy in Eastern Europe in its relation to the present and the future. Much of the post-1989 scholarship has focused on Aufarbeitung broadly defined as a crucial trait of literature from and about the former East. More recently, some scholars have brought into view another dimension of literary engagement with Eastern Europe’s past: an engagement with the hopes and dreams that never came to fruition and the unrealized, alternative futures embedded in the socialist past.

Environment and Culture in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:59pm
Post Graduate Department of English, Berhampur University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

 

Berhampur University,

Berhampur, Odisha, India, 760007

NAAC Accredited with “A”

 

Post Graduate Department of English, Berhampur University, Odisha

Organises its

 International Conference and Poetry festival

In collaboration with the

Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC)

on

"LITERARY CREATIVITY TO MARK THE END OF INDENTURESHIP IN THE CARIBBEAN FOR LABOURERS FROM INDIA"

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:56pm
The University of the West Indies St Augustine
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 9, 2019

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the year of freedom from indentureship for Indian labour. Ninety-two years had elapsed between start of the system and this red letter day when they say the system finally collapsed. It was a relief for many of those caught by its myriad snares. The worlds and the subjectivities that were imbricated in the system, giving rise to it or succumbing to the weight of its oppression or emerging from under it, have not yet been fully explored. We are proposing an anthology of stories in your unheard voices in order to create an opportunity for exploration.

 

Can you write a story or a poem that imagines what it was like for someone from the Indian sub-continent to become an indentured labourer?

Liminal Noir: Case Studies of Genre-bending Classics

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:45pm
Elyce Rae Helford / Middle Tennessee State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

This edited scholarly collection seeks to explore the ongoing usefulness of the noir label through attention to less heralded films that straddle genres, are difficult to categorize, or have been limited in academic study because of their identification with a single genre, style, star, or director. Our goal is not to expand the noir canon but to recover lost nuances and give new life to specific classical era (1930s-1959) films by exploring them through a noir lens.
 

ACLA) Rewriting a Korean Feminist History: Gender, Sexuality, and Media in Motion

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:43pm
Soyi Kim / University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Call for Papers for 2020 ACLA conferenceDue: September 23Contact & Submission of Individual Proposals to:Anat Schwartz (anats@uci.edu) or/andSoyi Kim (kimx4190@umn.edu) Rewriting a Korean Feminist History: Gender, Sexuality, and Media in MotionConcurrent with the #MeToo movement in the United States beginning in late 2017, South Korea has seen an unprecedented rise in feminist activism, particularly in Internet-driven youth culture, through social networking platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

The Politics of Identity and the Poetics of Liberalism in the Age of Milton

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:42pm
Reza Pourmikail / Brandeis University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since the 2016 election, there has been much soul searching in certain progressive circles about the role that identity should play in liberal politics in the United States and beyond. Authors as diverse as Kwame Anthony Appiah, Francis Fukuyama, Mark Lilla, and David Wootton have recently urged us to consider the possibility of constructing a form of liberalism in which identity does not necessarily play a central role. In the writings of at least some of these authors, we may discern a desire to recover the heritage of classical liberalism, with its emphasis on abstract individualism and the importance of so-called “negative” freedoms, such as freedom of speech.

Call for Submissions: Research Society for American Periodicals 2018-19 Article Prize

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:40pm
Brian Sweeney / Research Society for American Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Research Society for American Periodicals invites submissions for its 2018-19 Article Prize.

The prize is awarded to the best article on the subject of American periodicals published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019. RSAP takes an expansive view of “periodicals” and will consider any article that focuses on serial publications in print or digital form in the Americas, broadly construed.  We also welcome submissions from any field or discipline.

The Article Prize is designed for early-career scholars. Graduate students and those who received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2014 are eligible to apply.

ACLA 2020 The Poetics and Politics of Eco-Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary World Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:39pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

In the light of the material turn in the humanities and social sciences, there has been an increasing interest in material contexts, embodied experiences, and situated forms of knowledge. In this context, Ursula K. Heise  emphasizes the urgency of developing an ideal of “eco-cosmopolitanism,” or environmental world citizenship, observing that it is ‘imperative to reorient current U.S. environmentalist discourse, ecocriticism included, toward a more nuanced understanding of how both local cultural and ecological systems are imbricated in global ones’ (2008, 59). Heise’s remark envisions individuals and groups as a part of planetary “imagined communities,” with both human and nonhuman members.

ALA 2020: Carson McCullers Society Panel

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:37pm
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Carson McCullers Society is pleased to announce an open call for panel papers on any topic related to the life and works of Carson McCullers for one of two guaranteed panels at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020. Papers that approach McCullers’ works from interdisciplinary, comparative, and disability or gender studies perspectives are especially sought; however, all topics will be considered.

The American Lit Survey: Reconsidering "Early" and "Modern" (NeMLA)

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:37pm
NEMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

There is still room on this accepted panel for NEMLA 2020 (Boston) that examines the scholarly, pedagogical, and professional problems posed by current chronological demarcations of “early” and “modern” American literature and seeks to propose viable alternative chronological models.

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area, SWPACA

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:37pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Call for Papers

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

Global Horror: Local Perspectives

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:37pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 8, 2019

Horror pervades human experience. It affects us both as individuals and as members of social communities, it is recurrent in pop culture and arguably present in all fields of human knowledge and realms of storytelling, from Cronus eating his own children, to Freddy Krueger’s sadistic murders in A Nightmare on Elm Street to media coverage of war. As a fundamentally paradoxical concept, horror simultaneously repels and fascinates us: we naturally dread it, yet we are drawn to it. We are taught to avoid that which is horrifying, but the appeal of horror, whether in the form of fiction or sensational news, is irresistible.

Disability Studies Area, SWPACA

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:36pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Call for Papers

Disability Studies Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

Reminder: NeMLA 2020 - Call for papers: "Trans Identities in the French media" (deadline: September 30, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:36pm
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

“Transsexualité, transidentité: un tabou français?” (“Transsexuality, transidentity: a French taboo?[1]). Such was the title chosen by the online French news magazine France Infoto illustrate an article published in 2015[2]that discussed the lack of visibility transsexuals and transgender people still suffer from in French society.

Emerging Subjects: Transnational Modernism and the Urban Imaginary

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:36pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2020 Annual Meeting will take place at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Chicago, March 19th-22nd, 2020.

Proposed Panel

Organizer: Desmond Harding

Co-Organizer: Nicole Sparling Barco

 

Emerging Subjects: Transnational Modernism and the Urban Imaginary

Tides (for CEA on Hilton Head Isle 3/26-28/2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:36pm
Lynne M. Simpson / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The College English Association’s 51st national conference, from March 26-28, 2020, will be held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where the tides shape the land and the culture, from food and drink to music and literature. CEA invites proposals from academics specializing in Medieval and Early Modern literature or cultural studies. We are especially interested in presentations that feature topics relating to tides in texts, disciplines, people, culture, media, and pedagogy. But in addition to our conference theme, we also welcome proposals on other topics within these two fields of study.

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