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Reality, Interrupted: New Perspectives on Magical Realism

updated: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 1:25pm
Liverpool John Moores University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

5th July at Liverpool John Moores University

Keynote Speaker: Dr Chris Warnes (St. John's, University of Cambridge)

It has been over twenty years since the publication of Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community (1995), a collection of seminal essays which challenged the perception of magical realism as a form strictly reserved for Latin American writers. The collection instead repositioned magical realism as an international form used by writers from across the globe and to depict a variety of historical contexts. However, Netflix’s critically acclaimed Narcos (2015), a biopic of Pablo Escobar, firmly attributes magical realism to the Latin American context once again, opening with the statement:

Regional Identities & Coastal Communities of the Pacific

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 7:34am
New Zealand Studies Association / University of Aveiro, Portugal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Papers can consider all topics related to the Pacific and New Zealand, with priority given to papers that address the themes of ‘regional identities’ and/or ‘coastal communities’. We are particularly interested in papers that consider space and place in relation to the coast, beaches and beyond. However, interpretations of the theme are broad and can include national, urban and rural identities, town and country, gender and ethnicity, cultural expressions and local industries, the environment and climate change. The conference fee includes annual membership to the NZSA, which for 2018 includes a twice-yearly journal.

The logics of persuasion. Between anthropology and rhetoric

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:25am
Department of Cultures and Societies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Call for papers

The logics of persuasion. Between anthropology and rhetoric

 

International Conference

University of Palermo, April 19 - 20, 2018

Polo Didattico, Building 12, Seminar room A and Multi-medial room A

 

Deadline for receiving abstracts: March 25, 2018

 

MLA 2019: Postcolonial Textual Transactions and Critical Reception

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:17am
MLA Africa since 1990 Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

In his 2001 book, The Postcolonial Exotic: Marketing the Margins, Graham Huggan contends that writers from formerly colonized societies negotiate their marginality and the “realpolitik of metropolitan economic dominance” by providing “exotic registers” and making them “palatable” for “predominantly metropolitan audiences” (viii). This non-guaranteed MLA session organized by The Africa Since 1990 forum invites submissions examining literary texts from the Global South that circulate well beyond their immediate contexts of production. To what extent is this circulation due to the exoticism that Huggan elaborates in his book? What other factors may be at work in the appreciation and appropriation of these works in new environments?

Fourth International Interdisciplinary Biennial Conference - Department of English Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA) - Theme: Boundaries - Date: 2 – 6 September 2018 - Venue: Valley Lodge and Spa (South Africa)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:20am
Department of English Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

CFP

Boundaries  can literally  be defined as  limits, limiting  factors,  borders  or barriers. The  term connotes the idea of restriction in both a physical  and ideological  sense. In social and cultural discourses, the idea of boundaries can be understood  as a metaphysical notion  to describe various ideas which are the foundations of all forms of discrimination and prejudice  based on issues such as patriarchy,  race, ethnicity,  class, sexuality, religious affiliation and other forms of classification. Examples  of such  conceptions  of boundaries  in  colonial,  postcolonial,  poststructuralist  and postmodern discourses include  the practices of stereotyping or othering.

The Paradox of the Other: Difficulties in Classification (Grad Conference)

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Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:24am
Brooklyn College Graduate English Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

THE PARADOX OF THE OTHER: DIFFICULTIES IN CLASSIFICATION

Eleventh Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference

Saturday, May 5, 2018

“If one could possess, grasp, and know the other, it would not be other,” wrote Emmanuel Levinas.  The paradox Levinas identifies is at the heart of this conference’s concerns. Despite our definitions – the unknown, the demonic, and the withdrawn, for example – the “other,” by definition, must elude our grasp.  Given this un-givenness, why do scholars continue to pursue questions of otherness? What is it about otherness that provokes or induces scholarly interest?

CFP: “Non-Worldly Literature” (journal feature topic)

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:18am
Ex-position / National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Journal Title: Ex-position

Publication Date: June 2019

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018

Cartographies and Topologies of Identity

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:14am
Frederic LEFRANCOIS / Université des Antilles
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cartographies and Topologies of Identity] is a research forum to take place on March 1, 2018, at Université des Antilles-Schoelcher, Martinique. Organizer Frédéric Lefrançois (CRILLASH-CEREAP) has posted a call for submissions in Fabula: La recherché en littérature. The deadline for submission of abstracts (for papers, artwork, and other creative pieces) is February 10, 2018.

19th-century Imperial Borderlands; North American Conference on British Studies Conference, Providence RI, 25-28 October 2018

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:12am
North American Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

I am looking to put together  a panel on Imperial Borderlands in the British Empire in the 19th Century for the North American Conference on British Studies in Providence RI, in October 2018.  My own paper is on Sir Alexander Burnes's _Travels into Bokhara_ (1835); but I would welcome papers on Central Asia, Northern India, Africa, China, Persia, the Middle East, or other contact zones in the world just outside British Imperial reach at the time. Please send detailed abstracts of 500 words by March 1, 2018. 

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