Subscribe to RSS - postcolonial


English and Englishness in Anglophone Literature

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?

Speculative Finance/Speculative Fiction (Edited Collection)

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:24am
Speculative Finance/Speculative Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 11, 2016

CFP: Speculative Finance/Speculative Fiction (Edited Collection)

David M. Higgins and Hugh Charles O’Connell, co-editors

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

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.

Antipodal Literature -- deadline extended

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:02am
Northeast MLA/Baltimore, MD/3/24-26/2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 7, 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.

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 8:30am
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies - Kalamazoo, MI - May 11-14, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 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,