category: postcolonial

Allegory (PAMLA 19-21 October 2012 - Seattle) Proposals by 4/22

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
machosky@hawaii.edu, machosky@me.com

This panel welcomes any paper on allegory as either a strategy of interpretation or a mode of literary construction.

WSQ: Engage

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
wsqengageissue@gmail.com

WSQ: Engage!
Guest Editors: David A. Gerstner & Cynthia Chris

“I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement.” — Oscar Wilde

[Call for Articles] Politics of Place: A Journal for Postgraduates

full name / name of organization: 
Politics of Place: A Journal for Postgraduates
contact email: 
politicsofplace@exeter.ac.uk

Politics of Place is a peer-reviewed journal for postgraduates.

Motley 2012: Redefining the Dominant Discourse of Popular Culture ***EXTENSION (submissions due July 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
Motley, An English Studies Journal for Diversity - Students of English Studies Association (SESA) at CSU, Fresno
contact email: 
motleyjournalcsuf@gmail.com

“Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself.”

–Margaret Atwood

Pilgrimage, Mission, Spiritual Ascension: Religious Travel in World Literature (SAMLA, 9-11 Nov)

full name / name of organization: 
J. Stephen Pearson
contact email: 
stpears11@gmail.com

Religious travel is found in many of the world's greatest literary works, from the pilgrims going to Canterbury to Tripitaka collecting the sacred scrolls in India to Las Casas traveling around the New World to Dante ascending from Hell into Paradise--just to name a few well-known examples.

Sri Lankan Anglophone Writing (South Asian Review 33.3--August 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
South Asian Review
contact email: 
mjayasuriya@utep.edu, aparna.halpe@utoronto.ca

South Asian Review, the refereed journal of the South Asian Literary Association, invites submissions for its 2012 special number, Volume 33 Number 3, devoted to Sri Lankan Anglophone literature.

[UPDATE] 2012 PAMLA Special Session "To Sleep: Perchance to Dream" at Seattle University; EXTENDED proposal deadline Sunday 4/22

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association); October 19-20, 2012
contact email: 
Lauren Kelley Bond (bondlaurenkelley@gmail.com)

This special session for the 2012 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address constructions, representations, and interpretations of dreams and dreamlike states.

The Adventures of Tintin (essay collection) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Tyler Shores and Tom Ue
contact email: 
tyler.shores@gmail.com and ue_tom@hotmail.com

Abstracts are now being accepted for possible inclusion in an anthology on “The Adventures of Tintin.” Proposed essay topics should creatively engage with the critical, philosophical, and social i

CFP: "Except Asia: Agamben's Work in Transcultural Perspective" International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
contact email: 
conference2013@gmail.com

Conference Date: June 25-27, 2013

UPDATE Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture - MPCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
promins2@msu.edu

Due to technical difficulties with the online paper submission software, the deadline is extended to May 15, 2012.

“[I]n the beginning all the World was America”: Atlantic Commerce Virtualized, Imagined, Written (NEASECS Oct. 11-14, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
contact email: 
dwight.codr@uconn.edu

Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
contact email: 
jbutler@ucn.ca

Catalogued at the National Library in Ottawa, Canada, the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north is now in its fourth year of publication.

CONFERENCE "Crossing: Travels, Transformations, and Transgressions in and out of Codes and Canons"

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Universitas Padjadjaran
contact email: 
crossingunpad2012@gmail.com

“To be or not to be” may certainly be the question. It draws the boundary separating order and chaos, dividing the light from darkness, so to speak.

Trans-Disciplinary Journal (Open Submissions)

full name / name of organization: 
Trans-Portal: The Hub of Trans-Formation Studies
contact email: 
editor@transtudies.org

Trans-Portal is seeking submissions of scholarly and lyric essays for its third issue.

Film: Indebted Reflections (deadline: June 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer and Isaac Vayo (Midwest Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
tcomer@defiance.edu

Lars von Trier’s movies constantly thematize debt, but never so memorably as in Dancer in the Dark which links hospitality to insanity and blindness, and, yet, such giving, such indebtedness, is als

A New Look at the Gothic Monster: SAMLA 2012 (Nov. 9-11, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
shutchis@fhsu.edu

A New Look at the Gothic Monster

Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST): Special Issue on Transnational Feminism(s)

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT)
contact email: 
tanfer.emin@gmail.com

Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST): Special Issue on Transnational Feminism(s)
Guest edited by Tanfer Emin Tunc, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Cinema in Crisis, October 17-19, 2012, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Deadline for Submission June 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association (CSGSA)
contact email: 
CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu

The Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association at San Francisco State University is proud to announce its 14th annual Fall Conference: “Cinema in Crisis."

CFP [UPDATE]: Shooting the Event: Revolutionary Art & Thought in the Arab Uprisings

full name / name of organization: 
American University of Beirut (AUB) & University of Central Florida
contact email: 
shootingtheevent@gmail.com

Shooting the Event: Revolutionary Art & Thought in the Arab Uprisings

November 5-7, 2012

American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon

Short Story Panel / 2012 MMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
katy.leedy@marquette.edu

This session welcomes critical papers on the short story for the annual MMLA convention. Proposals may be related to the conference theme of Debt, but it is not necessary.

July 31st 2012. New parameters in the construction of lyrical subjects in contemporary poetry

full name / name of organization: 
452ºF Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (www.452f.com)
contact email: 
redaccion@452f.com

The monographic section will address new parameters in the construction of lyrical subjects in contemporary poetry, including theoretical and practical scopes of investigation:

Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 6/15/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities
contact email: 
apollonejournal@gmail.com

Apollon eJournal announces its second issue and CFP.

From Wall Street to Main Street: The Regional Politics of Occupying (collection, extended deadline: June 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Drs Todd Comer and Nathan Crook
contact email: 
occupydefiance@gmail.com

While our first call brought in many proposals, we have extended our deadline and slightly revised our cfp with a note describing our interest in locating a handful of very short focused essays in add

How Did I Write That? Reflections on Singularity in the Creative Process, Oct. 1

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 13.1
“How Did I Write That? Reflections on Singularity in the Creative Process”
Edited by Alan Clinton and Angela Flury

[UPDATE] Twenty-First Century British Fiction – A Symposium, 11th-12th May 2012: Registration now open

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck College, University of London
contact email: 
21stcentury.symposium@gmail.com

Twenty-First Century British Fiction seeks to consider and promote current perspectives on the fiction of British writers in the twenty-first century.

Narrating Spaces - Reading Urbanity; University of Hamburg, September 2012, Deadline May 31

full name / name of organization: 
University of Hamburg, Department of English and American Studies
contact email: 
narrating_spaces[at]gmx.de; rebekka.rohleder[at]uni-hamburg.de; martin-kindermann[at]gmx.de

It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that a city does not consist of buildings and inhabitants alone, but also of representations: of the stories that are told about it, in literature and art as well as in everyday life – or, as the architect Kevin Andrew Lynch has observed, that “Dickens helped to create the London we experience as surely as its actual builders did.”

SAMLA CONFERENCE 9-11 November, 2012 Research Triangle, North Carolina

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA
contact email: 
alou4781@uni.sydney.edu.au

Diasporic Identities and Empire

CFP: The 9th Biennial Symbiosis Conference 2013: Anglo-American Literary & Cultural Relations [07/04 - 07/07/13; deadline: 01/3

full name / name of organization: 
Symbiosis: Journal of Anglo-American Literary & cultural Relations, and Brunel University, West London
contact email: 
Philip.tew@brunel.ac.uk / t.m.l.scott@reading.ac.uk

Venue: Brunel University, London, UK
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th July, 2013

Guest speaker: novelist Will Self on ‘My American Self.’
Other keynote speakers: tba.

Cambridge Central Asia Reviews CALL FOR PAPERS

full name / name of organization: 
Cambridge Central Asia Forum
contact email: 
ccafreviewsjournal@gmail.com or dk406@cam.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS

3rd International Akşit Göktürk Conference: Humour in Literature, 11-12 October 2012, İstanbul [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
English Language and Literature, İstanbul University
contact email: 
iagc@istanbul.edu.tr

Humour in Literature

CFP: Literature and Religion: Sanctuary, Sacred Space & Theology of Place (PAMLA: Seattle, WA; October 19-21, 2012; Extended Dea

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
haein.park@biola.edu

“Whatever is true for space and time, this much is true for place: we are immersed in it and could not do without it.

[UPDATE] Growing Up Asian American in Children's Literature, Proposed Edited Collection - Deadline May 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ymitri Mathison
contact email: 
yjmathison@pvamu.edu

According to the U.S. Census, in 2010 Asian Americans comprised of 18.5 million and 6% of the population.

Race and the South Asian Diaspora

full name / name of organization: 
South Asian Literary Association (SALA)
contact email: 
aarora@umassd.edu, prabhjot.parmar@ufv.ca

13th Annual SALA (South Asian Literary Association) Conference

Boston, USA 2-3 January 2013

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: SUNDAY, 5th AUGUST 2012

[UPDATE] The AnaChronisT (5/31/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The AnaChronisT
contact email: 
anachronist@freemail.hu

The AnaChronisT 17 (2012) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2012/3.

Print Culture and Colonialism (SHARP Affiliate Session, SAMLA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Makala
contact email: 
edmundrm@mailbox.sc.edu

Papers are invited for the inaugural Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) affiliate session at the 2012 SAMLA Convention.

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