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"The Global Trajectories of Asian Modernism" @ MSA Brooklyn

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:45pm
Kevin Riordan / Modernist Studies in Asia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020



The Modernist Studies in Asia (MSIA) research network is proposing an affiliated panel at the MSA conference in Brooklyn, October 22–25.

Global and planetary modernisms tend to map different modernisms according to countries and continents, implicitly imposing a static, area studies–inflected order on these divergent and discrepant artists, texts, and practices. Against this tendency, for this panel we seek papers that trace surprising movements of modernism (broadly understood) within, across, and beyond Asia. Put another way, we are interested in accounts of how Asian modernism won't stay still.

The Current Stakes of Social, Racial and Environmental Justice in the Americas

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 4:10pm
La Rochelle Université, FRANCE
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 29, 2020

International conference – Call for papers

14-15 May, 2020 – La Rochelle University / CRHIA

La Rochelle, France


English version:


The Current Stakes of Social, Racial and Environmental Justice

in the Americas


Trans Persistence in South Asia and Beyond

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 4:09pm
MLA LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Literary and cultural engagements with trans* bodies, politics, and assembly in literature of South Asia, its Diaspora, comparative, or transnational framework. 250 word abstract to by March 20.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 20 March 2020

Kerry Manzo, Purchase C, SU of New York ( )

Narratives of Displacement

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:28pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

Envisioning Temporality in South Asian Studies: Anticolonial Past, Resistant Present and Radical Futures

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:34pm
Sritama Chatterjee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020


Paper proposals of 300 words and a 100 word bio-note are invited for South Asian Literary Association(SALA) nominated *guaranteed panel for MLA 2021* to be held in Toronto from 7th to 10th January, 2021

Short Description of the panel :

What are the modalities through which time is lived and imagined in South Asia? Abstracts of 300 words are invited by 15th March, 2020.

Sritama Chatterjee, University of Pittsburgh (

(Update on) Situations Annual Conference 2020 (Deadline Changed)

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 9:13pm
Yonsei University, Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020


(Update on) Situations Annual Conference 2020


Between Asia and Europe: Whither Comparative Cultural Studies?


University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

21-22 May, 2020



** Please note that we have moved up the deadline for your 4,000-word proposal, which includes a 100-word bio statement and a 150-word abstract, to April 21st, 2020.


Voice, Silencing, and Appropriation (MLA 2021)

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:09am
Lisa Propst / Clarkson University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This session addresses tensions between efforts to combat injustice or silencing through literary/artistic representation and dangers of appropriating other people’s stories; formal strategies that negotiate the dangers of appropriation; ways of asserting responsibility to the people depicted on the page rather than authority over their stories. Discussion of all genres and media welcome. Please send 250w abstract and brief bio to and by March 15.

This is a call for papers for a proposed special session at the 2021 MLA Convention in Toronto. 

South Asia and Its Diaspora, RMMLA 2020 Boulder, Colorado

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:08am
Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

RFP - South Asia and Its Diaspora, Creative WorkSouth Asia is well known for its enormous creative output in terms of fiction. We invite creative writers to submit short fiction (not more than 3000 words) to be read as part of a panel that represents the theme of identity. Selections from a larger work that speaks directly to some aspect of identity specific to the region, or a stand-alone short piece are welcome. Please note that due to time constraints, each author will be given no more than 20 minutes to read their work. RFP - South Asia and Its Diaspora, Critical AnalysisWe invite papers on the broad theme of how cultural texts deal with nationalism in the twenty first century.

RMMLA English Nineteenth-Century Literature

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 1:19pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Rocky Mountain
Modern Language Association
Seventy-fourth annual convention

October 8-10, 2020

Boulder, Colorado | Millennium Harvest House Hotel

English Nineteenth-Century Panel

The 2020 Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association welcomes abstracts related to English Nineteenth-Century Literature. Ranging from the Regency to the Victorian era, the Nineteenth Century was an eclectic time facing significant social, political, and economic changes. Considering this period of change (and perhaps even how our own time is one of change) we invite abstracts dealing with, but not limited to topics such as: