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Entangled Englishes in Translocal Spaces: An International Conference

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:41am
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020


International Conference on

Entangled Englishes in Translocal Spaces

21-22 June 2020

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Robert Phillipson

Professor Emeritus

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark


Keynote Speaker:

Professor Alastair Pennycook

Distinguished Professor of Language, Society and Education

University of Technology Sydney, Australia


Plenary Speakers:

From the Margins to the Center: Reevaluating “Tradition” in English Studies

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:34pm
University of Texas San Antonio Graduate English Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

From the Margins to the Center: Reevaluating “Tradition” in English Studies

Graduate Student Symposium ft. keynote by Ariana Brown

February 22, 2020

University of Texas at San Antonio


“Enslaved Black folk couldn’t lift shackled feet,

so instead they shuffled

& invented the cumbia—

& you can’t tell me there aren’t many ways to survive,

to remember the dead,

to make a freedom where there isn’t one.”

Excerpt from Ariana Brown, “Cumbia,” published in the Acentos Review, 2019

Poetry & Poetics (Critical) Panels for SWPACA

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:54pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

40th Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

ACLA 2020 Seminar: Geopolitical Narrative and the Genre Turn

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:12pm
Elijah Guerra and Cynthia Snider (U of Missouri--Columbia)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

The genre turn in global literature has inspired scholarship exploring the relationship between generic form and contemporary themes. In addition to Caren Irr’s Toward the Geopolitical Novel (2014), which investigates the newly emerging genre of the international political novel, and Theodore Martin’s Contemporary Drift (2017), a comprehensive analysis of contemporary genre fiction and filmwe have also seen scholarship tracking specific genre forms: Contemporary Literature’s 2006 special issue, Immigrant Fictions; Jeremy Rosen’s 2018 article “Literary Fictions and the Genres of Genre Fiction” in Post45; and Sheri-Marie Harrison’s 2019 series Global Horror in Post45, to name a few.

NeMLA 2020 - CFP: Identity and Cityscape in French Crime and Science Fiction Cultural Production

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:01am
Zvezdana Ostojic and Julia Jacob / Johns Hopkins University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel explores different urban spaces depicted in popular French and Francophone cultural production, such as crime and science fiction artworks. What are the connotations of urban spaces and how are they represented in these narratives? What does it mean for crime to be located in a particular space? What do construals of futuristic cityscapes say about our understanding of present-day cities? How do these descriptions compare to earlier representations of urban spaces, such as those that appear in realist novels, historical fiction, theater or poetry?

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

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.

Environmental Hazards and Migrations

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

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.

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

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.