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Call for Papers: Edited Collection 'Irish Urban Fictions'

updated: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 5:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Irish Urban Fictions
deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

‘You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours… Or the question it asks you, forcing you to answer, like Thebes through the mouth of the Sphinx’

Italo Calvino - Le città invisibili

 

EMIGRATION LITERATURE IN THE ARABIAN GULF

updated: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Priya Menon/ SAMLA
deadline: 
Friday, June 3, 2016

Since the discovery of oil in the 1970s, Gulf Cooperation Countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman) have employed a large expatriate labor force, primarily from neighboring South Asian Countries of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Philippines.  Recent studies claim that nearly 50.4% of the total population of the Gulf Cooperation Countries are expatriates.  Such mass emigration has not only allowed for the rapid economic expansion of these Gulf countries, but at the same time they have produced a number of cultural and socio-economic consequences for the countries from where Gulf’s primary work forces originate.

"The Female Body in the Public Realm: Territory for Political and Religious Wars"

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention, Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017 (Johns Hopkins University)
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

As globalization settles in across the planet, the female body continues to be the territory par excellence where political and religious wars resiliently take place. From the Balkan war, to the femicides of Ciudad Juárez and the women facially disfigured by acid throwing, the female body continues to be a threat in the public sphere. This panel explores scholarly ideas on feminist conceptualizations of the female body in the public realm in Spanish-speaking societies vis-à-vis the above-mentioned context.

Paper Title: 100 words max.

Paper Abstract: 300 words max.

Submit online: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

SAMLA 88: Modern Drama [Deadline Extended]

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Aaron Botwick / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This session invites submissions of paper proposals on plays and/or performances under the broad category of modern drama. Comparative Drama as well as Drama in English papers are welcome.  Papers on SAMLA's conference theme--Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?--will be given special consideration.

 

By May 31, 2016, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at abotwick@gradcenter.cuny.edu.

The Asian Literature Session of the 2016 PAMLA Annual Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Seonna Kim / University of Minnesota
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

12016 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference
Asian Literature Session

Nov. 11-13, 2016
We invite papers (15-20 minutes) for the Asian Literature session of the 114th Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference that will take place over the November 11-13, 2016 weekend at Westin Pasadena in Pasadena, CA.

Transnational American Studies: Histories, Methodologies, Perspectives

updated: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 4:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference American Studies Center, University of Warsaw
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

 

Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference

American Studies Center, University of Warsaw,

27-29 October 2016

 

Transnational American Studies:

Histories, Methodologies, Perspectives

 

Keynote speakers:

Rob Kroes, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Agnieszka Soltysik-Monnet, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

A Hot Thing: Black Female Sexualities Reimagined -- SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2016

updated: 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 4:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Across genres and eras, black women's bodies have existed as hypersexualized sites of desire and objects of inequality. This can be observed from the Hottentot Venus to the minstrel trope of the jezebel to the video vixens of hip-hop. In Black Looks: Race and Representation, bell hooks states that "When race and ethnicity become commodified as resources for pleasure, the culture of specific groups, as well as the bodies of individuals, can be seen as constituting an alternative playground where members of dominating races, genders, sexual practices affirm their power-over in intimate relations with the Other." Yet today there are departures from these power relations wherein black women have seized agency through their sexuality.

[UPDATE] CFP: Early Modern Utopian Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 2:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southeast Renaissance Conference, SAMLA Affiliate

2016 marks the 500th anniversary of the first printing of Thomas More's Utopia, the text that created and provided the name for its own genre. Since the appearance of More's text, utopias have been imagined as unreal realities and worlds where people exist according to a specific vision of an author, whose aim might be justice, art, or an imagined reality with a specific agenda.

We request abstracts that address any aspect of early modern utopianism. Please submit 250-300 word abstracts along with a brief bio or a one page C.V. by May 15, 2016 to: Dr. Ruth McIntyre, rmcinty1@kennesaw.edu.

[UPDATE] International Conference: Film Adaptation: Theory, Practices, Reception - May 2017 Thessaloniki

updated: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 6:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Film Adaptation: Theory, Practices, Reception

School of Film Studies and School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

May 25-27, 2017
Thessaloniki

Keynote Speaker: Deborah Cartmell

Site: http://filmadaptationthessaloniki2017.web.auth.gr/

Mikinaakominis / TransCanadas: An Interdisciplinary Canadian Literatures in English Conference, May 25-27, 2017

updated: 
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 9:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Toronto

CALL FOR PAPERS
Mikinaakominis / TransCanadas
Literature, Justice, Relation
An Interdisciplinary Canadian Literatures in English Conference
University of Toronto
May 25-27, 2017

Co-chairs
Smaro Kamboureli, University of Toronto
Larissa Lai, University of Calgary

CFP: Edited Volume on Subalternity and Superheroism (Abstracts due May 30)

updated: 
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 4:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rafael Ponce-Cordero
contact email: 

Working Title
Can the Subaltern Be a Superhero? The Politics of Non-Hegemonic Superheroism

Description
Superheroes are, by definition, guardians of law and order, i.e. of the status quo. Not coincidentally, the majority of them—and certainly the most famous ones—are male, straight, and white. Yet there are costumed crime-fighters who do not conform to that tacit rule and serve, in this sense, as examples of what we can call alternative superheroism. Those are the ones this collection of essays will examine.

Samla 88 CFP: Caribbean Readings of America

updated: 
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 2:29pm
full name / name of organization: 
Derrilyn E. Morrison / Middle Georgia State University

In keeping with SAMLA's theme for this year, this CFP is inviting papers that focus on the Caribbean in America, with the intent of examining the challenges that Caribbean writers have brought to the American literary landscape. Caribbean Poets and authors of novels, some of whom have been re-defined as African American writers, have been engaged in a discourse that begs the question: "Whose Paradise is it?" The challenge is often equally made to both Caribbean and American cultural idealisms. How effective are these literary works? Why do they matter?

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