In collaboration, The Western Literature Association and The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States invite proposals that bring together texts, broadly conceived, of multicultural futurism with the scholarly aims of the WLA, particularly as they involve issues of colonialism and resistance to the colonization of depictions of the future. Possible subgenres include alternative history, science fiction, speculative fiction, slipstream, new weird, and fantasy. Multicultural futurisms include Indigenous futurism, Afrofuturism, Chican@/Latin@ futurism, and Asian-American futurism.
This panel seeks to go beyond the territory opened by the spaghetti-westerns to explore the ways in which the themes and tropes of the West have been appropriated (or re-appropriated)/redeployed/repurposed in texts, broadly defined, with a transnational context. Please submit a 250 word proposal to Kerry Fine by March 15th.
Looking beyond the common meaning of "profane" this roundtable takes for its focus the theme of The 51st Annual Conference of the Western Literature Association, to be held in Big Sky, Montana. President Elect, Linda Karell, asks us to approach: "profane as that which is underrepresented, undervalued, censored, denied, shared in secret; unofficial and unsanctioned pleasures; profane as the necessary other side to sacred, as that which helps define sacred but undoes it, too; profane as in challenging rote and accepted ways of thinking about/defining/ celebrating the West, even though those ways might once have occupied the status of subversive.
Submission deadline extended!
Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers at Durham University. A key feature of Kaleidoscope is that it embodies and connects diverse subject areas in a single publication, whether in the Arts and Humanities, the Sciences, or the Social Sciences.
Romania stands apart from other Eastern European countries with respect to its Jewish ethnic minority. Before the Second World War, 800,000 Romanian Jews lived and thrived especially in the towns and cities of the country at the time; after 1945, more than half of the Jewish population was exterminated, and 350,000 more would eventually emigrate to Israel with the "help" of the communist authorities in the 1960s and 1970s. Today, the Romanian-Jewish community totals barely 10,000 people, the lowest number in Eastern Europe.
How do material histories of the book and print culture inform how we think about the novel (and its surprising stability) in the present? A number of recent literary-popular authors, including Jonathan Safran Foer, Mark Z. Danielewski, Chris Ware, Anne Carson, have experimented with the form of the codex while at the same time exploiting the limits of the technologies available in publishing. How do we conceive of the fetishization of the book as commodity, on the one hand, and the auratic privilege that such texts assume? This panel will consider how scholars negotiate the form and content of the contemporary novel with shifts in print culture. Are their analyses materialist, queer, Marxist, sociological?
1st Call for Papers
Call deadline: July, 1 2015
The International Conference Literary Portugal is an international event that aims to reflect on the relationship between literature and tourism. This conference, to be held at the Faculty of Letters of Lisbon, on the 14th and 15th June 2016, is part of the set of activities undertaken by the Project LIT & TOUR of the Centre for Comparative Studies of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon and the School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism, University of Algarve, with the support of the Estoril School of Hospitality and Tourism.
Whether we speak of historical exodus or contemporary trends of gentrification and economic inequality, acts of displacement influence and shape our engagement with human rights and the world itself. For the upcoming 2015 volume, Portals is seeking papers that explore displacement in diverse literary and linguistic traditions.
The Comparative Literature Student Association of San Francisco State University invites you to submit original critical essays and short creative fiction of a comparative or critical nature. Papers that engage the theme of displacement will be featured prominently, though all will be considered.
Submission Deadline: March 16th, 2015 (extended from the previous deadline of February 27th, 2015)
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Keep it Dirty: an affiliative network oriented towards ecological consciousness-raising and collective-image production, facilitated in the interest of a new posthuman environmental solidarity
Content considered and published on a rolling basis.
Editors: Samuel Ray Jacobson + Eileen Joy
In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, "Provincializing English," that (in part) constitutes the foundation for my collection. Dr. Gikandi explains that there is no English but Englishes, a concept that is not novel, and yet not fully embraced by and/or employed in the academic circles. As Dr.
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is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled
Mothers and Daughters
Editors: Dannabang Kuwabong,
Janet MacLennan, and Dorsía Smith Silva
Deadline for Abstracts: April 30, 2015
Seeking contributions that articulate essential concepts acquired in first-year composition and how those concepts are shaped by the community college context. Submit 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2015 to Howard Tinberg firstname.lastname@example.org).
For MLA 2016 (Austin, Tx.) Seeking submissions on how collaborative/interdisciplinary learning and teaching at community colleges can be improved, including innovations in collaborative/interdisciplinary teaching that motivate CC students. Submit 250-word abstracts (Word or PDF) by 15 March 2015 to Annemarie E. Hamlin (email@example.com).
We invite proposals for an MLA special session on "Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature" – Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016. In addition, a journal special issue/edited volume on the topic is being considered. An outline of the project is given below. Please send 300-400 abstracts and queries to Auritro Majumder (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sourit Bhattacharya (email@example.com)