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ethnicity and national identity

GIAN Programme on Comparative Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:42am
IIT Bhubaneswar, India
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017

Decolonization and globalization have made us conscious of the fact that not only is literature no longer national and autonomous, but it never was. Indeed one can only understand any national literature by comparing it with others…or by comparing it with a non-national or a transnational literature. For these reasons the field of comparative literature is more urgent than it ever was.

David Henry Hwang Society Panel at Comparative Drama Conference, April 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:44am
David Henry Hwang Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Sponsored Panel by the David Henry Hwang Society 

Comparative Drama Conference

April 5-7, 2018

Orlando, Florida

 

In light of the Broadway revival of M. Butterfly (opening in October 2017) we are particularly interested in receiving abstracts that address this production (some possible topics: Taymor’s vision of the play, Hwang’s changes to the play, the timeliness of M. Butterfly, the casting of Clive Owen as Gallimard, or a comparison with the original production).  Recognizing that not everyone will get a chance to see the play before abstracts are due, we also seek abstracts on the play in general.

 

Rap and Hip Hop Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:45am
SouthwestPCA (Pop Culture and American Culture Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Call for Papers

Rap and Hip Hop Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017

 

ACLA 2018: Southeast Asian Literature and Cultural Politics in the Diaspora

updated: 
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 4:01pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

This seminar seeks to examine diasporic literature in a comparative context. Taking as our literary frame Southeast Asian literature in the diaspora, we invite proposals that address the diaspora as the “dispersion” into many and multiple places. Whereas U.S. and French mainstream cultural productions have relegated the past to the Others (Arjun Appadurai, Modernity at Large 1996: 31), Southeast Asian diasporic cultural productions often work creatively against the dominant cultures in which they operate. Southeast Asian diasporic formations, while multiple in their origins, can be deterritorialized sites of robust critical thought about the legacy of the devastating Asian Pacific theater of the global Cold War.

Racial Passing and Colorism in Literature Panel

updated: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:54pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CFP: Racial Passing and Colorism in Literature Panel

Society for the Study of Southern Literature
Biennial Conference
Austin, Texas
15-18 February 2018

 

Racial passing has been a common theme in literature, especially in texts dealing with escaping to freedom during the antebellum period.  The Nadir period also witnessed a spike in racial passing and colorism themes as racial tensions heightened anti-black violence throughout the United States. This panel seeks papers that examine texts dealing with racial passing and colorism.  Questions for consideration might include:

Performing Francophonie: Music and Text in Modern North American Franco Identities (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:54pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS:   

April 12-15, 2018  

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  

The 49th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention 

Abstracts due Sept. 30, 2017 

  

Performing Francophonie: Music and Text in Modern North American Franco Identities  

Auburn University at Montgomery Southern Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:53pm
Auburn University at Montgomery
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 16, 2017

Now in its tenth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 9-10 February 2018. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Migrants in Transnational Cities (ACLA 2018)

updated: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:53pm
Lorena Cuya Gavilano/ Arizona State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017


INFO about the conference

ACLA Annual Meeting 2018: https://www.acla.org/annual-meeting

Deadline: September 21, at 9 a.m. EST

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2018 Annual Meeting will take place at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Los Angeles, California between March 29th and April 1st, 2018. 

interested individuals may submit a paper proposal directly on the ACLA website <https://www.acla.org/node/add/seminar> before  September 21, at 9 a.m. EST

PANEL: Migrants in Transnational Cities

Edited Collection: Malaysian Ecocriticism

updated: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:49pm
Agnes S. K. Yeow / University of Malaya
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Call for papers           —        Edited Collection of Essays   

Tentative title:

Malaysian Ecocriticism: Contested Environments, Identities and the Politics of Nature

With the landmark establishment of the Southeast Asian chapter of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) in August 2016, it is both timely and crucial for member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to assess their literary and cultural artifacts from an ecocritical perspective.

ACLA 2018 | Resistances in the Poetics of the Americas

updated: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:52am
Edgar Garcia, University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Resistances in the Poetrics of the Americas

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Meeting

Los Angeles | March 29-April 1, 2018

 

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