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Aesthetic Explorations in Turkish Literature

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:15pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This is a cfp for the panel, "Aesthetic Explorations in Turkish Literature" in the 2018 NeMLA convention (Pittsburgh, April 12-15, 2018).

Aesthetic Explorations in Turkish Literature:

Nationalism and its Others: Literary Genealogies (ACLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:33pm
J. Engel Szwaja-Franken and Samuel Jaffee
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

The invention of nations in the 19th and 20th century entailed the creation of national literatures, often assembled anachronistically to fashion adoptive literary ancestors fit for a modern people. Literature has thus been instrumental in the construction and maintenance of nationalism, but it has also played a privileged role for regionalist and counter-nationalist projects, many of which have drawn on literature when assembling their own genealogies. Our seminar aims to consider both how nations and nationalism are constitutive of the space and scope of literature (e.g. the cultivation of a national literature, and political museumizing through literature), and also examine literary projects at odds with the form and space of the nation.

[ACLA 2018] Reimagining the Local in Contemporary Global Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:31pm
Scott Harris (Rutgers University), Gabriele Lazzari (Rutgers University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Since the critical adoption of “world literature,” literary scholar have too willingly taken “the global” to be a natural scale of analysis, clearly discernible from its necessary opposite: the local. This seminar looks to identify and articulate distinct relationships between various forms of “the global” and “the local” that frustrate the easy binarism we find ourselves using as we delineate the field. We thus seek to complicate assumptions about scales of analysis, without resorting to hybrid or co-constitutive terms such as “glocal” (Appadurai) or “local internationalism” (Massey).

Nevertheless, they persisted: The Aesthetics of Resistance

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:43am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel seeks papers that analyze textual, visual, and/or performance-based media in which female, trans*, and/or genderqueer protagonists fight against injustice, whether through explicitly political acts (e.g. protest) or by living a life in opposition to oppressive hegemonic demands. How is this resistance coded aesthetically, linguistically, formally, and/or narratologically? How do intersecting aspects of the protagonist’s identity, such as race, ability, class, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and/or nationality/citizenship status shape the kinds of resistance undertaken? How are these acts interpreted by other actors in the storyworld and what is their impact?

The Limits of Cosmopolitanism

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:43am
Aleksandar Stevic
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

We are soliciting contributions for an edited collection on cosmopolitanism and contemporary fiction. This collection, under contract with Routledge, explores the ways in which contemporary fiction addresses and mediates cosmopolitan experiences in a globalized world.  We are particularly interested in the ambiguities, opacities, contradictions, and inconsistencies in our cosmopolitan present. We are open to contributions on a range of geographical and linguistic contexts.

Edited Essay and Creative Writing Collection on Deconstructing Islamophobia

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:14pm
Khani Begum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Call for interdisciplinary papers for an edited collection of critical and creative essays relating to the topic "Deconstructing islamophobia."  Welcome critical essays engaging with how theories of race, immigration, religion, culture, postcolonial, geopolitics, gender, and class can be employed to understand the global rise of Islamophobia in recent years and how these and other idelogies can be employed to also deconstruct these attitudes.  Also welcome are essays that explore specific case studies, institutional and governmental programs that have successfully addressed tensions around Islamophobia as well as work relating to efffects of radical Islamic terrorism and the policies of the war on terror on attitudes towards Islam in different soieties.

[CFP ACLA 2018] Performativity as Critique: The Transpacific Under and After Imperialism

updated: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 10:01pm
Junliang Huang, CSU Northridge; Satoko Kakihara, CSU Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

2018 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

March 29–April 1, 2018

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

 

The Performativity as Critique: The Transpacific Under and After Imperialism seminar at the 2018 ACLA Annual Meeting invites submissions for individual papers. Submissions can be made between Thursday, August 31, 12 PM EST and Thursday, September 21, 9 AM EST, through the ACLA online portal. Please visit https://www.acla.org/annual-meeting for more details about the meeting.

 

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Performativity as Critique: The Transpacific Under and After Imperialism

 

CFP: LHS at CLA Roundtable on the Socio-Political Writing of Hughes and Finney (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 11:40am
Christopher Allen Varlack, Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

CFP: Langston Hughes Society Roundtable at the College Language Association Convention, April 2018

Hosted by DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois

 “Social Disconnect Helps to Fan the Flames of Bigotry”: Explorations into the Social and Political Writings of Langston Hughes and Nikky Finney

CFP: LHS at CLA Panel on the Black Metropolis in Hughes and His Contemporaries (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 11:40am
Christopher Allen Varlack, Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

CFP: Langston Hughes Society Panel at the College Language Association Convention, April 2018

Hosted by DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois

 

“Manifestations of the Negro Metropolis: The ‘Large-Scale Laboratory Experiment’ in the Works of Langston Hughes and His Contemporaries”

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