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Nevertheless, they persisted: The Aesthetics of Resistance

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Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:43am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel seeks papers that analyze textual, visual, and/or performance-based media in which female, trans*, and/or genderqueer protagonists fight against injustice, whether through explicitly political acts (e.g. protest) or by living a life in opposition to oppressive hegemonic demands. How is this resistance coded aesthetically, linguistically, formally, and/or narratologically? How do intersecting aspects of the protagonist’s identity, such as race, ability, class, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and/or nationality/citizenship status shape the kinds of resistance undertaken? How are these acts interpreted by other actors in the storyworld and what is their impact?

The Limits of Cosmopolitanism

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:43am
Aleksandar Stevic
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

We are soliciting contributions for an edited collection on cosmopolitanism and contemporary fiction. This collection, under contract with Routledge, explores the ways in which contemporary fiction addresses and mediates cosmopolitan experiences in a globalized world.  We are particularly interested in the ambiguities, opacities, contradictions, and inconsistencies in our cosmopolitan present. We are open to contributions on a range of geographical and linguistic contexts.

Edited Essay and Creative Writing Collection on Deconstructing Islamophobia

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Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:14pm
Khani Begum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Call for interdisciplinary papers for an edited collection of critical and creative essays relating to the topic "Deconstructing islamophobia."  Welcome critical essays engaging with how theories of race, immigration, religion, culture, postcolonial, geopolitics, gender, and class can be employed to understand the global rise of Islamophobia in recent years and how these and other idelogies can be employed to also deconstruct these attitudes.  Also welcome are essays that explore specific case studies, institutional and governmental programs that have successfully addressed tensions around Islamophobia as well as work relating to efffects of radical Islamic terrorism and the policies of the war on terror on attitudes towards Islam in different soieties.

Post-Colonial Literature CEA 2018 Special Topic

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:21pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers, Post-Colonial Literature at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Post-Colonial Literature for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

[CFP ACLA 2018] Performativity as Critique: The Transpacific Under and After Imperialism

updated: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 10:01pm
Junliang Huang, CSU Northridge; Satoko Kakihara, CSU Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

2018 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

March 29–April 1, 2018

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

 

The Performativity as Critique: The Transpacific Under and After Imperialism seminar at the 2018 ACLA Annual Meeting invites submissions for individual papers. Submissions can be made between Thursday, August 31, 12 PM EST and Thursday, September 21, 9 AM EST, through the ACLA online portal. Please visit https://www.acla.org/annual-meeting for more details about the meeting.

 

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Performativity as Critique: The Transpacific Under and After Imperialism

 

ACLA 2018: Bodies in Motion: Gender, Race, and Politics in Travel Narratives

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 1:37pm
Shannon Derby, Tufts University; Michelle Medeiros, Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Travel narratives are unavoidably influenced by the changes in perspectives and new experiences that take place as bodies cross national, political, and cultural boundaries. They also situate the body, particularly the gendered body, within a larger context that ascribes bodily roles and hierarchies through the rhetoric of power and mobility.

Re-working, Re-imagining, Re-inventing: The Changing Faces of Adaptation Studies

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Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:49pm
St Andrew's College, Mumbai, India
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Adaptation studies was originally established with the intent to study  the manner in which cinematic texts altered their literary sources.  However, this concept has since expanded to engage with broader ideas of  how adaptation functions and the manner in which it has come to  interface with not only specific genres of literature, film, theatre,  media, and the digital, but also the narratives that underlie these in a  broader social, political, and historical sense (Raw and Gurr, 2013).  In fact, it is now maintained that the field is broad enough to be  conceptualised as an active determining process that affects almost  every aspect of our lives as we engage with the world around us.

[ACLA 2018] The Aesthetics and Theory of Repair

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 1:55pm
ACLA Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Aesthetics and Theory of Repair

ACLA Seminar @ UCLA, 3/28-4/1/2018

Organizer: Michael Dango (University of Chicago)

 

[ACLA 2018] Toward New Nuclear Criticism

updated: 
Monday, September 4, 2017 - 1:49am
Michaela Henry, FLAME University, Pune, India
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In 1984, Diacritics published a “Colloquium on Nuclear Criticism,” exploring the need for a new subsection of theory addressing the nuclear age. Critics understood this age to have begun in 1945 but to have accelerated in the 1980s when stockpiles of nuclear weapons were at their peak and rhetoric between the US and the Soviet Union grew increasingly hostile. Total nuclear war was the main concern of this nuclear criticism. General audiences used the term “unthinkable” to emphasize the magnitude of nuclear war between the superpowers banking on the deterrence value of aiming as many warheads as possible at the enemy.

GIAN Programme on Comparative Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:42am
IIT Bhubaneswar, India
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017

Decolonization and globalization have made us conscious of the fact that not only is literature no longer national and autonomous, but it never was. Indeed one can only understand any national literature by comparing it with others…or by comparing it with a non-national or a transnational literature. For these reasons the field of comparative literature is more urgent than it ever was.

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