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Visualizing Violence:

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:12pm
MLA 2018 - Special Sessions
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What are the ethics and politics of representing postcolonial conflict (1960s - present) and associated violence in films? Submit 300 word abstracts and brief bios by 15 March 2017; Sreyoshi Sarkar (sreyoshi@gwu.edu).

CFP MLA 2018: Partition and/in South Asian Diasporas

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:14pm
Chandrima Chakraborty
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

 

Seeking papers for a special session at the 2018 MLA that examines how the 1947 Partition of British India appears in, erupts, underwrites or disrupts diasporic cultural productions (film, fiction, poetry, painting, play).

Please send 250-word abstracts by 20 March 2017 to Dr. Chandrima Chakraborty, Associate Professor, McMaster University, Canada, Email: chandri@mcmaster.ca

Thanks!

Narratives of "Comfort Women" in WWII - SAMLA 89 Conference - Atlanta, GA Nov. 3-5, 2017

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:30am
Dr. Laura Barberan Reinares
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017

This panel welcomes papers analyzing fictionalized narratives of "comfort women" (military sexual slaves during WWII) in literature and/or film. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 89 theme of "High Art/Low Art" are especially welcome. By May 28, please submit a 500-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Laura Barberan Reinares, Bronx CC of the City University of New York at laubarberan@gmail.com.

CFP: Two-day International Seminar on Nation and Beyond: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 10:10pm
University of Gour Banga, West Bengal, India
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

Nation and Beyond: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

April 14 & 15, 2017

Organized by: Department of English University of Gour Banga

Venue: University of Gour Banga, Malda West Bengal, India 732103

 

Seminar Concept Note

MLA 2018: Race and Beauty in the 19th Century

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 4:45pm
Anna Peak
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This proposed session for MLA 2018 (NYC, 4-7 January) seeks to explore the relationship between race and beauty in the 19th century. How were Victorian concepts of beauty tied to theories of race? Papers that define beauty in terms of Victorian aesthetic theories are especially welcome, as are papers that deal not only with physical beauty but with beauty in the arts. How did Victorian theories about music and art, for example, participate in imperlalism, colonialism, and / or race theory? This session seeks to deepen scholarly understanding of the ways that Victorians theorized beauty, broadly defined, in relation to racialized evolutionary concepts.

REMINDER & Deadline Extended: Postcoloniality, Psychoanalysis and Politics NOW!

updated: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 12:53am
LACK II October 19-21, 2017 Colorado College (http://sites.coloradocollege.edu/lack2017/)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

In line with the broader theme of LACK 2, “Psychoanalysis and Politics NOW,” this panel is interested in introducing the “postcolonial question” into the conference’s exploration of “the philosophical, political, and cultural implications of psychoanalytic theory, especially as it relates to the question of contemporary politics.” Also hoping to restart dialogue between the now divorced fields of postcolonial studies and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, the organizers of this panel are inviting papers addressing how postcolonial and psychoanalysis can come together to interrogate the politics of the global present.

CfP: Performing Identity: The Relationship between Identity and Performance in Literature, Theatre and the Performing Arts, Porto, 28 – 29 April 2017

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:32pm
Euroacademia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Call for Papers for the Panel:

Performing Identity: The Relationship between Identity and Performance in Literature, Theatre and the Performing Arts

As part of 7th Euroacademia International Conference: Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers, Porto, Portugal, 28 – 29 April 2017

Deadline for Paper Proposals: 15th of March 2017

Performing Identity: The Relationship between Identity and Performance in Literature, Theatre and the Performing Arts

 

Panel proposed by Dr. Panayiota Chrysochou, The University of Cyprus

Panel Description

 

[Deadline Extended: 3/15] MLA 2018: The Worlds and Ways of Contemporary Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 9:39am
Shun Kiang / Stetson University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"Where is Paradise, Lantanacamara?" -- a question readers of Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night (1996) may reasonably ask as they are immersing themselves in that locale.  Contemporary literature often takes world-making as a matter—and the stuff—of diegesis, not mimesis.  Form, not the formation of a nation, seems among others a feature of contemporary fiction in world-making and situating the reader.  Taking a cue from Eric Hayot, who, in On Literary Worlds (2012), sees “the world of the work of art” as a wholeness crafted, complete in itself and self-referential, and argues that such as a world is “always a relation to and theory of the lived world” (43-44), our panel invites papers that 1) explore how contemporary literature repre

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