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Evil in the Written Word: Violent Narrators in Contemporary Latin American Fiction

updated: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:40am
Margarita Jacome. Loyola University Maryland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Call for Papers

Evil in the Written Word: Violent Narrators in Contemporary Latin American Fiction 

The topic of violence has been of significant importance in Spanish American literature. Brutal dictatorships, revolutionary wars, drug-related violence, and guerrilla warfare have left a strong imprint on contemporary Spanish American literature. Despite this, there are few literary works presented through the point of view of the perpetrator of violence and told in his or her voice. Consequently, few studies investigate the construction of these voices and analyze the effect of this narrative design in the literature of violence.

Technology of the Soul and of the Self [FINAL EXTENDED DEADLINE]

updated: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:39am
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017

 

(DEADLINE EXTENDED: AUGUST 8TH; SEEKING ONE ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION; **WE HAVE HAD ONE LAST-MINUTE CANCELLATION AND NEED TO FILL THE REMAINING SLOT ASAP**)

 

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting completed papers for a 15-20 minute presentation during this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.

The Literary Lens: Craft, Technique, and Process in the Language Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:56pm
Arkansas Philological Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Arkansas Philological Association invites papers for its forty-fourth annual conference—“The Literary Lens: Craft, Technique, and Process in the Language Arts.” Papers exploring the modes and methods we use to create and interpret literature are particularly encouraged, though papers on related or alternative critical, creative, or pedagogical approaches to language, literature, creative writing, and rhetorical analysis are also welcome.

Updated: Space and Psyche in Contemporary Latinx/Latin American Culture (NeMLA Pittsburgh 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 12:42pm
Thomas Conners, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the relationship between space and psyche in contemporary Latinx and Latin American texts. With movement across the Americas in constant flux, Latin American and Latinx literatures offer insights into this border-crossing psyche, with recent novels depicting the diverse reactions subjects exhibit in forming, surviving, and thriving. For example, the heroine of Yuri Herrera’s Señales que precederán al fin del mundo (2011) comes to terms with her subjectivity in her journey north, while the journalist of Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Insensatez (2004) finds his conception of self shaken after his move.

NeMLA 2018 - “Being in Love and Being Loved: Woman in Latin American Literature”

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 2:28pm
Dr. María Cristina Campos Fuentes, DeSales University / 49th Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Pittsburgh, PA / April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel will explore the concepts and stereotypes that lay behind the vision of love expressed by Latin American authors. Its purpose is to create a dialogue about writers’ depictions of love and womanhood and how those ideas reflect, renew, or challenge Latin American societies. Comparative or feminist approaches in Spanish/English/Portuguese are suitable, but other approaches would also be considered.                

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2017, to Session ID #16643

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website:

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16643  

 

 

NeMLA 2018 - “Reasoning Voices: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century French Writers”

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 2:27pm
Dr. Stéphane Natan, Rider University / 49th Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Pittsburgh, PA / April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophies proposed by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We will discuss their personal ideas, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century authors will include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. The method of analysis is open.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2017, to Session ID #16642

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website:

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16642

 

Contingent

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:34pm
Contingent Labor in the Profession Committee, Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 25, 2017

The Contingent Labor in the Profession Committee is now accepting submissions for the Contingent Blog. At a minimum, we are seeking two bloggers per week for approximately 10 weeks, beginning the week of September 25. Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to contingency, history and campus culture.  Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:

2017 MSI Convening - Call for Graduate Poster Session Proposals (Deadline Extended to July 17)

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:33pm
Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Convening - Richland College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 17, 2017

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

In collaboration with the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution (AANAPISI) Program, Richland College will host a Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Convening on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.  The theme of these annual convenings is “Minority Student Success: Using Data to Effect Change.”  Whether you attended last year or are hearing about this conference for the first time, we are contacting you to request that you help us make this year’s convening a success by submitting a proposal before the upcoming June 5th deadline.

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