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LGBTQ Representations of Sexualities within Latinx Literature

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:19am
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

CFP for NeMLA 2020 Boston

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Panel ID #17905

Chair: Kathryn Quinn-Sanchez

Human beings express sexuality as individuals, yet society continues to enforce heteronormativity. This panel seeks papers that challenge this heteronormativity in Latinx novels written in English, Spanish or Spanglish from Latinx authors that reside either in Latin America or in the United States. Specifically, theoretical approaches that question the role of power in any guise or interrogate the status quo are welcome.

NeMLA 2020: Afro-diasporic Futures Before Afrofuturism (Boston, March 5-8)

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 10:00am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Panel: Afro-diasporic Futures Before Afrofuturism

Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference

March 5-8, 2020 

Boston, MA


Seeking papers on the politics of futurity in Afro-diasporic writing from before the mid-twentieth century for the following guaranteed session at NeMLA 2020. Abstracts due by September 30 on NeMLA's website. Visit to submit.

Writing/Righting/Rite-ing/Wright-ing the Caribbean

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:51pm
University of Belize
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 24, 2019

Call for Papers: Writing/Righting/Rite-ing/Wright-ing the Caribbean

October 10-12, 2019 | University of Belize

The second international conference of the Caribbean Studies Forum (CSF), an institutional collaboration between East Carolina University and the University of Belize, takes place the 10th through 12th of October, 2019. Building on the success of the first conference, the forum returns to the City of Belmopan and is hosted by the University of Belize at its central campus under the theme: Writing/Righting/Rite-ing/Wright-ing the Caribbean.

Jenny Diski: A Celebration

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 6:25am
Ben Grant / University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Call for Papers


Jenny Diski: A Celebration


A Symposium, University of Oxford, 7th April 2020


Keynote Speaker: Blake Morrison


Jenny Diski sadly died in 2016, and the time is right for a celebration of her work.


Trauma Theory in/and Indigenous Literatures

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 11:52am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

    Trauma is a notoriously slippery concept to identify and comprehend, however, many theorists—-most notably Cathy Caruth in Unclaimed Experience—have argued that literature provides a means of representing and of ‘working-through’ experiences which otherwise have gone “unclaimed.” Absent from literary trauma theories, such as Caruth’s, however, is a consideration of the euro-centric core of theories of trauma. This absence can be attributed to the origins of literary trauma theory that emerged primarily out of Freudian psychoanalytic psychology and/or the deconstructive philosophy of the Yale School and Paul de Man.

Diversifying the German Syllabus (session, NeMLA 2020 Boston)

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:12pm
Mona Eikel-Pohen
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

As we strive for more diversity, social justice, and student agency in the German curriculum, it might be helpful to discuss our wider notions and definitions of diversity as well as how we hope to integrate them into our teachings. But what do we consider to be diverse? What keeps us from succeeding in designing more diversified syllabi? What are the blind spots we create despite our best efforts? Where is our own awareness lacking and how do we find approaches to overcome this oversight? Can we really create a truly diverse syllabus, or does including one aspect involuntarily result in including another?

CFP: Imagined Borders, Epistemic Freedoms Conference

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:27pm
Center for Media, Religion and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Announcing a CMRC Conference in Collaboration with SIMAGINE:
Imagined Borders, Epistemic Freedoms: The Challenge of Social Imaginaries in Media, Art, Religion and Decoloniality
The Center for Media, Religion, and Culture University of Colorado Boulder
January 8-11, 2020 Confirmed Featured Speakers: Ann Laura Stoler, Catherine Walsh, & Glenn Coulthard

‘Postcolonial Women’s Writing and Material Religion: New Directions’ special issue of Literature and Theology journal

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 9:56am
Literature and Theology
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Special Issue of Literature and Theology: An International Journal of Religion, Theory and Culture (Oxford Uuniversity Press)

‘Postcolonial women’s writing and material religion: new directions’

Edited by Fiona Darroch and Alison Jasper (expected publication date March 2021)