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Trauma and Mourning in a Time of Insecurity

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 6:21pm
University of California, Riverside - English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Call for Papers

“Trauma and Mourning in a Time of Insecurity”

(Dis)junctions 2017

Department of English Graduate Conference

University of California, Riverside

Dates: October 19 - 20, 2017

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Trinh T. Minh-ha and Dr. David Eng

https://disjunctions2017.wordpress.com/

 

What does it mean to mourn? Why do we mourn the loss of some, but not others? Who are these “others,” and why do we not mourn “them”? For how many can each of us mourn?

Lives in Transit: Subjectivity in the Age of Migration (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 8:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

More than thirty years ago, Edward Said wrote in Reflections on Exile that “our age...is indeed the age of the refugee, the displaced person, mass immigration.” As migration becomes increasingly recognized as integral to contemporary societies, how does transit become central to how we understand urban spaces, communities, and the experiences of individuals within them? We understand transit as the movement of people, ideas, memories, or emotions, and what Jodi Byrd has described as “liminal existence” in “ungrievable spaces.” In what ways does the concept of "transit" model a rethinking of the relationship between individuals and postcolonial geographies? How does mobility constitute movement through both physical and ontological space?

Creative Writing: Literary Nonfiction and Memoir for PAMLA 2017 Conference Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:30pm
J. Mark Smith (MacEwan University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

The presiding officer invites submissions of short works of literary nonfiction, memoir, or other sorts of creative nonfiction (such as the lyric essay) that can be presented in a twenty minute segment of the panel. Both established and emerging writers are welcome.

Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12. This year’s conference theme is “The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving Home: Poetics of Place in Latin American and Latino/a Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:31pm
NeMLA April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel examines the relationship between identity, memory and the physical, linguistic, affective and geographic expressions of place in Latin American and Latino/a literature (20th-21st centuries). In particular, we will look at the ways movement and translation (linguistic and physical) serve as strategies for questioning, redeeming, liberating or reconstructing marginal places (e.g. prisons, slums, colonies) and identities. This session also aims to address the relationship between representations of place and theoretical debates surrounding nomadism (cf. Braidotti and Forcinito), intersectionality (cf. Crenshaw and Collins), and feminism/queer studies (cf. Haraway and Freccero) as modes of resisting fixity and fostering fluidity.

Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:20pm
City University of New York/State University of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity (CFP for edited anthology)

Deadline for submissions:

December 1, 2017

latinaoutsiderscfp@gmail.com

 

Description of the project:

We are currently seeking finished, previously unpublished articles, testimonios, essays, creative non-fiction, and poetry, for an edited anthology tentatively entitled Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity.  

South Asian Culture: Tradition, Transgression, and Dialogue.

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:34pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

This panel will explore the complex and evolving relationships between tradition, transgression, and dialogue in South Asian Culture. Because of the complexity of these issues, we are not insisting on a specific time-frame. While the accent will be on contemporary life, participants may want to focus on the past, near or distant.

PAMLA's 115th conference: East-West Literary Relations panel

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:34pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

We seek proposals highlighting East-West literary connections, particularly interested in cross-disciplinary approaches which compare literary topics or methodologies with the fields of history, philosophy, religion, or film. Please see the link below for information on paper proposal submissions.

Mike Sugimoto,

Presiding Officer

http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas

 

'Nevertheless, they persisted': The Aesthetics of Resistance

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:35pm
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?

NeMLA 2018: An Elegy for Michelle Cliff

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 7:17pm
Camille Alexander / William Paterson University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

On June 12, 2016, Jamaican author Michelle Cliff passed away quietly and to little public fanfare. Despite her many contributions to Caribbean literature, women’s studies, and feminist writings, her passing received only one article in the New York Times. In this article, she became a footnote to the life of her long-time companion, Adrianne Rich. For a writer and scholar of her magnitude, Cliff did not receive an elegy commensurate with the depth of her work. The avoidance of Cliff’s memory raises several questions. For example, was Cliff receiving a post-mortem censure for being a feminist and/or a lesbian? As the late Adrianne Rich’s partner, was Cliff only worthy of mention as an addendum to Rich’s life?

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