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ReFocus: The Films of Shyam Benegal

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:38pm
S K Chaudhuri
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 9, 2017

Shyam Benegal is widely perceived as one of the most influential filmmakers from India. Yet his four-decade long career remains relatively under-studied in contemporary film scholarship. Thus far, only two authoritative book-length studies of him – namely Sangeeta Dutta’s Shyam Benegal (BFI, 2002) and Anuradha Dingwaney Needham’s New Indian Cinema in Post-Independence IndiaThe Cultural Work of Shyam Benegal’s Films (Routledge, 2013) – have appeared. To help fill this critical lacuna, our edited volume aims to undertake a close look at the prolific oeuvre of Benegal, a trailblazing auteur who has successfully redefined the contours of non-commercial Hindi-language cinema.

Gendered bodies in transit: between vulnerability and resistance

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:46pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

CFP: Gendered bodies in transit: between vulnerability and resistance

Clcweb: Comparative Literature and Culture 20.6 (December 2018)

Deadline for submission: 31 December 2017


Guest editors:

Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz (University of Málaga, Spain),

Manuela Coppola (Independent scholar, Italy), 


Fictions of Circulation (journal special issue)

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:56am
Papers on Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Update: I am seeking one article and one book review to complete a forthcoming special issue of Papers on Language and Literature

The emphasis for the issue will be on examining self-reflexive (even self-theorizing) texts which may be considered "world literature", as described below:

James Joyce: The Joys of Exile

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 1:12am
James Joyce Italian Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 26, 2017

James Joyce: The Joys of Exile


The XI James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome


Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2018


Keynote speakers:

Fritz Senn

Sam Slote

Gabriele Frasca


The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Eleventh Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce’s 136th birthday.


Tales of the Border: Migration Narratives and Border Studies in the Trump Era (NeMLA 2018)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:32pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Donald Trump's election as President of the United States on an openly anti-immigrant, and indeed anti-Mexican, platform constitutes a challenge for the field of border studies: What is border culture when the leader of the most powerful country in the world insists on closing the border? This panel aims to map the current state of the discourse(s) on and from the U.S.-Mexico border, including literature, film, journalism, and music. Papers in English and Spanish will be considered. 

Postcolonial Queers: Representations, Remediations, Revolutions (NeMLA18 Panel)

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 11:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The convergence of queer studies with postcolonial theory aims, at its core, to interrogate discourses that created hegemonic and binary categories that in turn became eventual grounds for the historical racialization of sexuality and the sexualization of race. By seeking to destabilize conventions of normalcy, tradition, and power, postcolonial queer studies puts forward non-normative and non-Western conceptions of race, sexuality, and gender that negotiate the spectrum where universalizing neoliberal, White, and predominantly gay love exists on one end; and where the exoticizing, orientalist homogenization of the “Other” exists on the other.

Writing Malaysia & Singapore: Shared Pasts, Global Futures

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:31am
Dr Alex Tickell, The Open University; Dr Florian Stadtler, University of Exeter; Kelly Tse, University of Oxford.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017

One-Day Symposium. The Open University, Camden, London. Friday 20th October 2017

In the last decade an emerging generation of writers from Malaysia and Singapore has achieved international recognition, pioneering new global English fiction and embarking on more confident imaginative journeys across South East Asia. This one-day symposium, a collaboration between the Open University and the University of Exeter, seeks to remap global English fiction (dominated by neighbouring South Asia) and draw fresh attention to the dynamic colonial literary cultures and postcolonial, globalising futures of Malaysian and Singaporean Anglophone writing.

[Extended Deadline] Reworking Labor: 2017 Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 12:12pm
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Reworking Labor: 2017 Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

New Deadline for Submission: July 15th, 2017

Full Name/Organization: Tufts Graduate Humananities Conference

Contact Email:


Reworking Labor

2017 Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

Conference Date: October 20, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Ann Stoler, Willy Brandt Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies, The New School for Social Research

Film Festival in South Asia: A dialogic approach (a two-day workshop)

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:52am
De Montfort University (Leicester, UK) and English and Foreign Languages University (Hyderabad, India)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Organisers: De Montfort University (Leicester, UK) and English and Foreign Languages University (Hyderabad, India)

Dates: 7-8 September 2017

Location: English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad (India)

Theme: Film Festivals in South Asia - 2 days Workshop

Deadline for proposals: 10 August 2017

Dear Colleagues,