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Re-Membering Twentieth-Century Bengal: History, Politics, Aesthetics

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:38pm
McGill University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for Proposals: Anthology of Essays


Re-Membering Twentieth-Century Bengal: History, Politics, Aesthetics 



Sandeep Banerjee, McGill University

Subho Basu, McGill University


"Comparative Orientalisms"- MLA 2020 in Seattle

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:34pm
MLA -- CLCS Medieval Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Just as there are many Orients, there are many Orientalisms, or approaches to, constructions of, and lenses upon the Orient.

Barbarous Tongues: Middle English and Beyond

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:25pm
MLA Middle English Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019

Middle English language and literature’s status is a perennial matter of debate, whose immediate political subtexts include race, class, gender, and nation. Middle English texts themselves categorize barbarous tongues, mother tongues, lay and learned languages. How do medieval linguistic taxonomies politicize identity and territory, medieval or postmedieval? Can we locate concepts like the vulgar tongue and vernacular eloquence in our current critical lexicon? What is at stake in contemporary deployments of categories like classical, vernacular, or sacred language and world, national, provincial, or cosmopolitan language? How do these and other linguistic terms participate in the broader cultural politics of labels like barbarism and civilization?

REMINDER! Due tomorrow 2/8/19 CFP: "Activism, Advocacy, and the Archive"

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:28pm
NeMLA 2019, Washington D.C.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 8, 2019

While historical and literary archives have long been integral to the study of the humanities, they are more than simple repositories for historical artifacts. They don’t just preserve works and fragments to be studied, they help us, as scholars, to actively engage in the public sphere. As Randall C. Jimerson notes “Archivists can use the power of archives to promote accountability, open government, diversity, and social justice.” In doing so, archivists can democratize information and open up new avenues of knowing by employing ethical and objective—but not neutral—strategies. This can be especially important for subjugated communities, who’s histories and cultures have been bound and kept distinct.

All my relations: Comparative Indigenous Literature and Epistemologies / All my relations : Littératures et épistémologies autochtones comparées

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 12:01pm
Post-Scriptum.ORG journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019



All my relations: Comparative Indigenous Literature and Epistemologies, Post-Scriptum, issue 27, directed by Marie-Eve Bradette (Phd Candidate, comparative literature, University of Montreal) (to be published in December 2019)

Post-Scriptum.ORG is the comparative literature graduate journal at University of Montreal - 

Roundtable: Periodization, Modernism(s), and Caribbean Literature (MSA 2019, Toronto)

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:01am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Call for Proposals
Roundtable: Rethinking Periodization, Modernism(s), and Caribbean Literature

Modernist Studies Association Conference
October 17-20, 2019
Toronto, ON

(Conference Theme: “Upheaval and Reconstruction”)

Art(ist)s in Resistance, Nov. 6-8, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 4:56am
University of Le Mans and Angers
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 5, 2019

From abolitionist literature to antiwar painting, from documentary photography to committed filmmaking, the arts have been tools of resistance to dominant ideologies. Artistic practices provide people with a means of dissent in democratic and/or authoritarian societies. Under the cover of visual or poetic metaphors, artists imagine alternative realities that can be read as arts of resistance. The world has witnessed in the postwar era a proliferation of artistic trends, a constant re-evaluation of what constitutes a work of art, a multiplicity of experimentations and explorations, not to mention an ever-increasing diversity of media available to express the artist’s ideas.

Borders and Crossings 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 9:02am
University of Leicester
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

An interdisciplinary conference on travel and travel writing

4–6 July 2019, University of Leicester, UK

Conference language: English

Deadline for abstracts: 25 March, 2019

Notification of acceptance: 1 April, 2019

We invite scholars and creative practitioners with an interest in travel and travel writing to the 2019 edition of the Borders and Crossings conference series, held at the University of Leicester from 4–6 July 2019, and generously supported by the Midlands4Cities DTP.