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MLA International Symposium Panel Proposal: Memories of Non-Alignment (Lisbon, 23-25 July 2019)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:00am
Natasa Kovacevic
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

In 2015, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán justified building a border fence to prevent migrants from Asia and Africa from entering Hungary as necessary to preserve Europe “for Europeans.” East and Central European countries in general have become associated with extreme xenophobia and anti-immigrant policies following their acceptance into the European Union. Erased in current debates over these formerly communist countries’ “Europeanness” is a different history of geopolitical positioning, one where they ideologically aligned themselves not with Western Europe, but with anticolonial movements in Asia, Africa and Central and South America during the Cold War.

MLA International Symposium Panel - Faceless No Longer: The Migrant, The Citizen, and the Return of Postcolonial Critique

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:11am
Eralda L. Lameborshi and Dhrubaa Mukherjeee
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

We are organizing a panel to propose at the MLA International Symposium that will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 23-25 July, 2019. See below for panel proposal and instructions for submissions. Note that the deadline for submissions is 19 September 2018. 


Faceless No Longer: The Migrant, the Citizen, and the Return of Postcolonial Critique

The Postcolonial Queer Body as Palimpsest (NeMLA Panel)

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session takes the image of the “palimpsest” as its semantic inspiration to problematize the layerings of power that simultaneously obscure, erase, and recode the experiences of postcolonial queer bodies. As Judith Butler demonstrates in her engagement with Levinasian ethics, the structure of address between the “I” and the Other is an interruption of narratives that behooves the I’s need to be recognized by an interlocutor.

"Comparative Formalisms: World Literature and Race" for the 2019 ACLA Conference

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:26am
Nimanthi Rajasingham, Colgate University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

Co-organizers, Sreya Chatterjee and Octavio Gonzalez

The American Comparative Literature Association's annual conference will be held at Georgetown University, Washington DC, from the 7th-10th of March 2019. 

NemLA 2019: Human/Animal Voices: Language as a Tool for Humanizing the Transcultural Experience

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:09am
North-East Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for papers: 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention (March 21-24 2019 at the Gaylord National Resort Center, Washington DC).


**Human/Animal Voices: Language as a Tool for Humanizing the Transcultural Experience**

In the current context of the unprecedented influx of migrants and the rise of xenophobia, this panel seeks to reflect on the dehumanization and inhumane treatment of the Other while examining the importance of empathy and coexistence.

Latin American Film and Historical Moments in the Continent

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 1:18pm
NeMLA. The 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention/Washington DC 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

This session deals with film and history in Latin America. The films in discussion should reflect the major historical moments in the region beginning with the age of “discovery” and conquest, colonial rule and independent times.

Under this historical umbrella, the films in this session should address issues of civilización y barbarie, race, slavery, political persecution, misogyny, homophobia and revolution (among others). Participants should be cognizant that visual narratives dealing with race, class, gender, sexuality, language, nation, and identity reflect philosophical tenets prevalent in particular historical moments.

ACLA 2019: Injustice, Violence, and Witnessing

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:16am
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

In this seminar we seek to explore stories and representations of injustice and violence that probe audiences’ ethical responsibilities and complicities.  What representational strategies have writers and artists used to challenge discursive frameworks that underpin erasures and exclusions and to invite readers and viewers to assess their implication in systematic injustices? What historical and contemporary responsibilities are excluded by current political discourses on violence and reconciliation? For example, how do the frameworks of mainstream western news and political discourses exclude discussion of North American and European roles in the conditions that precipitate current refugee movements?

Post-Colonial Literature (CEA 3/28-3/30/19)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:26pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

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Call for Papers, Post-Colonial Literature at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at