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The Politically-Varied Medievalisms of Separatist/Statehood/Independence Movements at ICMS Kalamazoo 2020

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Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:29pm
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The right-wing medievalisms of Brexit and other Eurosceptic movements have been well-studied in the past few years. But not all separatist/independence/autonomy/statehood movements use medievalism in the same ways. This session seeks papers that examine the medievalisms of other such movements, including those (Scottish independence, Basque nationalism) that identify with more leftist politics, as well as those that engage with a range of political ideologies. How are appeals to the historical or fictional Middle Ages used by such movements or those who oppose them? Preference will be given to papers that address the complexity of the relationship between medievalism and modern or contemporary politics, and to those proposals received by Sept 1.

Can the Other Speak? Productive Difficulties in Ethnic and Postcolonial Literature

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Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:01pm
Misun Dokko / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Can the Other Speak? Productive Difficulties in Ethnic and Postcolonial Literature 

Our 2020 NeMLA panel emerges from Gayatri Spivak’s seminal question, “can the subaltern speak?” Following Spivak’s response to this question, we will investigate moments when subalterns cannot speak or have difficulty speaking. Our inquiry into these moments will build on and sharpen conversations about otherness with respect to literary texts and beyond.

Asian Diasporic Literature: Past, Present and Future

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Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:55pm
Universiti Sains Malaysia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

We would like to invite you to the 2020 International Conference on Literature: “Asian Diasporic Literature: Past, Present and Future”. The conference is organized by the Postgraduate Students’ Club of the School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and takes place on 29-23 July 2020, in Penang, Malaysia. (http://icl.usm.my/index.php)

SSSL 2020: The Uses and Abuses of Shame

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Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:54pm
Courtney George/ Columbus State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) 2020: The Uses and Abuses of Shame in the American South

Anxieties of Empire: New Contexts, Shifting Perspectives

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Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 11:53pm
Middlebury College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

Eighth Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference

Call for Papers

Anxieties of Empire: New Contexts, Shifting Perspectives

March 5-7, 2020

Creating and Defining Multi-cultural American Identities

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Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:52pm
Scott R Kapuscinski/ Queens College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

As a nation of settlers and immigrants, Americans often confront the possibility of claiming a mixed heritage, whether their ancestors have resided in the country for generations or they themselves are the first generation who have come from another country. Translating Rosemary Serra's study, Sense of Origins: Studies on the young Italian Americans of New York, I have confronted numerous interpretations of how the relationship between two countries (in this case Italy and America) constitutes an essential element of individual identity. Perhaps the most significant aspect is the extremely varied nature regarding how the individuals assign meaning to the term "Italian American."

Fashion Without Borders: Mapping the Transnational Threads of Sartorial Storytelling

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Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:51pm
Siobhan Mei, University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Seminar Proposal for the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting

March 19-22, 2020

Clothes, as fashion scholar Tanisha Ford writes, serve as a “powerful social skin”. While the selection of what one wears is linked to taste and trends, clothes can also reflect one’s socioeconomic status, age, physical ability, gender, ethnicity, ancestry, and politics. In this way, clothes often function simultaneously as an assertion of one’s individual self and as a mode of publicly claiming community. Its historical role in the construction of identity situates fashion as unique within the material world and, as this seminar suggests, within literary cultures as well.

Queer Eccentricity

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Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:42pm
C19--The Society of Nineteenth Century Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019

CFP: C19 - - Queer Eccentricity in the Long Nineteenth Century - - 

 

Queer Eccentricity in the Long Nineteenth Century

 

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