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English and Englishness in Anglophone Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:12am
Susmita Roye
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel is for NeMLA's annual convention at Baltimore from 23-26 March, 2017.

The term 'Anglophone' of course means 'English-speaking', but the question is: Which English? Whose English? How far English is that English? Is English merely the master's tongue? Why is English used in the way it is used in a certain Anglophone literary text? When and why does a non-native-English-speaker decide to write in English? What are the social, cultural and political baggage attached to the use of this language?

CFP: City, Space and Literature (Deadline Oct 15, 2016)

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:12am
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

CITY, SPACE AND LITERATURE

(Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry, Vol 3 No 2)

 

Imperial expansion in the late nineteenth century brought the phenomenon of the modern urban metropolis to the peripheral colonies. Urban modernism was appropriated in the discourse of settler colonialism in distinct and diverse ways. In the context of the colonial, the ‘urban’ and ‘modern’ opened up heterogeneous places of cultural contact which facilitated complex formulations of race and class along the lines of socio-economic, political and aesthetic categories.

Replanting the Colony: Sustainable Ecology and Nationalist Memory

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
24th International Conference of Europeanists at the University of Glasgow July 12-14, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Ecological responses to colonialist legacies have emerged as a form of economic nationalism, simultaneously, representing renewable natural resources and expressing an authentic identity, disconnected from the colonizer. Often, such an eco-renaissance sells the former colony as a tourist destination, positing a purified form of Nature to contrast the colonizer’s urban identity. Upon closer examination, however, sustainable ecology is a nexus of cultural and economic forces. Ireland’s present reforestation project, for instance, seeks to re-create the forests of oak and yew that used to cover the island.

Nick Joaquin Now: Texts, Contexts, and Approaches

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Since his death in 2004, Nick Joaquin—National Artist for Literature of the Philippines—has left readers and scholars with a body of literature which has yet to receive innovative and incisive critical attention.  

Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 2:09pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2016

Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature" at

The 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

Cultural and Literary Transmission in the Global Middle Ages (Kalamazoo 2017)

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:34pm
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies - Kalamazoo, MI - May 11-14, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 5, 2016

Scholarship on the global Middle Ages has flourished in recent years, examining the role that a

global community played in the medieval period. Such work demonstrates the remarkable links

between various civilizations in the medieval period and the extent to which the Middle Ages truly

were a hotbed of trade. Recent scholarship has considered the cultural interactions of trade, literary

transmission, pilgrimage, religious conversion, explorers, colonization, and military expeditions. For

instance, literary scholars have shown that the story of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, traveled from

India through texts in Armenian, Arabic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Greek, Latin, Russian, and other versions,

Antipodal Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
Northeast MLA/Baltimore, MD/3/24-26/2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

  Literature from the Antipodes has become increasingly influential. The New Zealand writers Janet Frame, Katherine Mansfield, Keri Hulme, Alan Duff; Australian writers Colleen McCullough, Joan Lindsay, and Miles Franklin are only a few of the prominent names. Significant antipodal literature has recently explored themes of colonial versus native cultures, nation building, indigenous culture and nature versus imposed Western vision of what should be.

Power at the Intersection of Race, Gender, and Class in the Lusophone World

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Social factors such as race, gender, and class influence relationships of power between individuals and groups, separating those with access to cultural, political, and financial resources from those without.  Functioning as overlapping lenses through which to examine cultural texts, they can be used as tools with which to condone or contest repression and domination in the daily lives of individuals.

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