category: postcolonial

Language Change, Shifting Borders, and Identity Construction (MLA, Jan 7-10, 2016); deadline 3/15/15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Language Change
contact email: 
tara.williams@oregonstate.edu

The Executive Committee on Language Change at the Modern Language Association (MLA) is accepting papers for a session to be held at the annual conference in January 2016 in Austin.

Rethinking the 'L' in MLA (Jan 7-10, 2016); deadline 3/15/15

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Language Change
contact email: 
tara.williams@oregonstate.edu

The MLA Forum on Language Change invites proposals for a panel on “Rethinking the ‘L’ in MLA.” Papers might address questions like: What counts as a modern language?

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit: Migration, Borders and Subjectivity in African Diaspora Literature ( May 18,2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Delphine Fongang
contact email: 
fongangd@uww.edu

The research focus in this edited book collection is to examine the transitional subjectivities of postcolonial African diaspora subjects evident in emergent African diaspora literatures constructed i

Transatlantic Religion and Madness: Intellectual Disability and Anglo-American Faith Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session (proposed)
contact email: 
george.gordon-smith@emory.edu; b.r.wall@sms.ed.ac.uk

We welcome abstracts that explore representations of religious identities and/or intellectual disabilities in transatlantic British and American writing.

Speculative Fiction – SAMLA – November 13-15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Wenger Bro / Middle Georgia State College
contact email: 
lisa.bro@mga.edu

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.

Personas in Production

full name / name of organization: 
School of The Arts, The University of Northampton
contact email: 
mrwattenbarger@cohab.mu.ac.in and ecw@northampton.ac.uk

8 April 2015, School of the Arts, The University of Northampton

MSA 17

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
msaseventeen@gmail.com

Seminar Proposals: February 27, 2015
Pre-conference Workshop (Thursday) and Post-conference Workshops (Sunday) Proposals:
February 27, 2015

The Partition of India – Beyond Improbable Lines

full name / name of organization: 
Elisabetta Marino, Daniela Rogobete
contact email: 
marino@lettere.uniroma2.it

The impressive amount of historical, fictional and analytical texts inspired by the Indian Partition makes it rather difficult for anybody to find a new angle of research that might reveal other unexp

The Partition of India – Beyond Improbable Lines

full name / name of organization: 
Elisabetta Marino, Daniela Rogobete
contact email: 
marino@lettere.uniroma2.it

The impressive amount of historical, fictional and analytical texts inspired by the Indian Partition makes it rather difficult for anybody to find a new angle of research that might reveal other unexp

English Creative Writing: Theory and Practice for Non-Native English Speakers

full name / name of organization: 
Asst. Prof. Salinee Antarasena
contact email: 
salinee.antarasena@cmu.ac.th

In Asian Countries, English is seen very much as the language of business, not as the language of expressing their ideas in creative writing piece.

[UPDATE] Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

full name / name of organization: 
Sara Collins/Pratt Institute
contact email: 
scollin4@pratt.edu

Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism: CALL FOR PAPERS

Exploring America: Commonwealth Authors Write America (5/15/15; 9/15/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Abele, Nassau CC; Shalini Nadaswaran, University of Malaya
contact email: 
eabele88@gmail.com

American literature has often turned its lens on Asia and Africa, evoking tropes of the exotic with American values presented as the standard.

Radical Kinship - Tufts University (Deadline: May 7)

full name / name of organization: 
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
contact email: 
tuftsgradhumanitiesconference@gmail.com

RADICAL KINSHIP

Keynote: Omise’eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015

More than Writing: Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Minnesota State University Mankato Graduate Scholars of English Association
contact email: 
morethanwritingconference@gmail.com

“More than Writing: Narratives” Graduate Conference

Department of English Graduate Student Conference

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Centennial Student Union

"Circum-Caribbean Poetics": 9/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
Jana Braziel and Nicasio Urbina, University of Cincinnati
contact email: 
jana.braziel@uc.edu, nicasio.urbina@uc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Circum-Caribbean Poetics”

Forms, Logics, and Rhetorics of "Pastness" and the Politics of Identity in the Present - ASAP/7, September 24-27, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Torleif Persson / Rutgers University
contact email: 
torleif.p@gmail.com

This panel explores the relationship between forms, logics, and rhetorics of “pastness” and the politics of identity in the present.

Mapping Identities in the Modern World, 1830-present

full name / name of organization: 
University of York Centre for Modern Studies
contact email: 
cmods-pgforum@york.ac.uk

Keynote: Marius Kociejowski

“Self-identity is inextricably bound up with the identity of the surroundings.”
– Lars Svendsen, A Philosophy of Boredom

Being Romanian, Being European: Romanian Spirituality in Film, Literature and the Arts

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Romanian Studies Forum
contact email: 
lenuta.giukin@oswego.edu

Up to the 19th century, across the divided Romanian territories, the culture (customs, cloths, songs, other traditions) changed very little within predominantly agrarian regions.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session “Food and Feast in Outlaw Literature”

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander L. Kaufman
contact email: 
akaufman@aum.edu

Conference papers invited to explore the literary, cultural, and theoretical aspects of food and feasting in traditional outlaw narratives, or texts that have characters who are outsiders, tricksters,

UNT Critical Voices Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Texas; Graduate Students of English Association
contact email: 
untcriticalvoices2015@gmail.com

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held March 27-28, 2015.

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Call for Papers - Subjectivity in an Object World - St. John's University Humanities Review

full name / name of organization: 
St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

Deadline now February 10, 2015

“The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction.”

[UPDATE] Occupations - Excursions Journal (deadline: 1 March 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

We are still accepting submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Occupations' - the deadline for submissions is 1st March 2015.

Abstract/shuns

full name / name of organization: 
Joshua Adair and Paul Walker
contact email: 
jadair1@murraystate.edu pwalker1@murraystate.edu

What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

[UPDATE] ASLE UK AND IRELAND 'Green Knowledge' 2nd-4th September 2015, DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1st March

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment UK and Ireland
contact email: 
asleuki-2015@admin.cam.ac.uk

Green Knowledge: Biennial Conference of ASLE UK-I, 2nd-4th September 2015, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

[UPDATE] SLI (Studies in the Literary Imagination): Call for Special Topics Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Literary Imagination, Dept. of English, Georgia State University
contact email: 
lnhoward@gsu.edu

SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues.

In the Regions of Utopia: Symposium 28-30 June 2015, Newcastle UK

full name / name of organization: 
'Imaginaries of the Future' Leverhulme International Research Network/Newcastle University
contact email: 
adam.stock@ncl.ac.uk

What place is there for the unique and multifaceted identities of regions in a globalised world? How might we theorise a sustainable concept of the local that could survive into the future?

REMINDER - Edited collection Resignfying the Third Space

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alicante (Spain) and University of Zadar (Croatia)
contact email: 
caporale@ua,es

We apologize for cross posting

CALL FOR PAPER

Edited essay collection: Resignifying the Third Space

Communist Nostalgia

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
Vassiliki.Kolocotroni@glasgow.ac.uk

18-19 September 2015

Call For Papers and Creative Writing Deadline 02/25/15

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

The quint’s twenty sixth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and r

11 Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
contact email: 
lies2015poetry@gmail.com, kbronk@wa.amu.edu.pl

LIES 2015 asks the fundamental questions of contemporary culture: What is the stance of poetry today? Can poets still be venerated as leaders of nations? Is poetry “relegated” to universities?

Human Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature: Globalization, Precarity, and Feminism - NWSA Conference Nov 12-15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Barberan Reinares - CUNY
contact email: 
m_laura.barberan@bcc.cuny.edu

This panel welcomes papers analyzing representations of any type of human trafficking in postcolonial/transnational literature or film to be presented at the 2015 National Women's Studies Association

Call for Editors: The Rising Dragon, a Journal of Pacific Rim Culture and Media Studies

full name / name of organization: 
The Rising Dragon
contact email: 
RisingDragonJrn@gmail.com

Call for editors: The Rising Dragon, a Pacific Rim #Journal of #culture and #mediastudies.

Identity, Intimacy

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

Intimacy, Identity (October 2015)

MMLA -- Arts and Sciences (2/15, 4/5, 4/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmla@luc.edu

The Midwest Modern Language Association invites proposals for the 2015 conference, which will take place in Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2015.

[UPDATE] Teaching Matters Conference: March 27-28th, 2015; Submission Deadline Extended to March 2nd

full name / name of organization: 
Gordon State College
contact email: 
TeachingMatters@gordonstate.edu

Teaching Matters is celebrating its thirteenth annual interdisciplinary conference on March 27-28th, 2015 at Gordon State College on its main campus (Barnesville, Georgia).

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