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A French “Connaissance de l’Est”?

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:33pm
Matt Reeck / UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

April 12-15, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Northeast Modern Language Association 2018 Conference

 

A French “Connaissance de l’Est”?

The Socio-politics of Counterfutures (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:40pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018

In “Further Considerations on Afrofuturism”, Kodwo Eshun argued that the impact of the Middle Passage and slavery could still be felt in African American authorship today. The erasure of their African past, culture and heritage leaving them disconnected and made strangers, black writers look to the future as a way of dealing and engaging with the present. The term counterfutures is thus used to describe those writings that explore the potentiality of a dissonant life, ones which reimagine the futures the current path of human experience seems to lead to.

NeMLA Panel_"Culture, Imperialism, Capital: Said and Marx against the Grain"

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 1:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In 1993, Edward Said published—to great acclaim and critical discussion—what would come to be considered a signal achievement: Culture and Imperialism. Twenty-five years onward, Said’s text remains central to literary work from postcolonial studies to the Victorian novel, the New Historicism to World literature. Its endurance, it would seem, lay in its breadth: the magnitude of Said’s intervention, its power of synthesis, its inventive critical modes.

PAMLA's 115th conference: East-West Literary Relations panel

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:34pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

We seek proposals highlighting East-West literary connections, particularly interested in cross-disciplinary approaches which compare literary topics or methodologies with the fields of history, philosophy, religion, or film. Please see the link below for information on paper proposal submissions.

Mike Sugimoto,

Presiding Officer

http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas

 

'Nevertheless, they persisted': The Aesthetics of Resistance

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel seeks papers that analyze textual, visual, and/or performance-based media in which female, trans*, and/or genderqueer protagonists fight against injustice, whether through explicitly political acts (e.g. protest) or by living a life in opposition to oppressive hegemonic demands. How is this resistance coded aesthetically, linguistically, formally, and/or narratologically? How do intersecting aspects of the protagonist’s identity, such as race, ability, class, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and/or nationality/citizenship status shape the kinds of resistance undertaken? How are these acts interpreted by other actors in the storyworld and what is their impact?

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2018 Panel: West African Women's Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 1:01am
Thomas Jay Lynn / Penn State Berks
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The passing in 2017 of Nigerian and Igbo novelist Buchi Emecheta, whose life and fiction memorably dramatize the deeply-rooted obstacles to women's emancipation and the strength and intelligence of women to face such obstacles, occasions a consideration of West African women writers. This NeMLA 2018 panel seeks to consider a variety of authors that might include Emecheta Flora Nwapa, Efua Sutherland, Ama Ata Aidoo, Mariama Ba, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and others. The works of such authors raises many vital questions that are relevant today. We will ask what common threads are found in West African women's writing and what conflicts, challenges, and successes of women may be associated with West African space and its societies.

NeMLA 2018: An Elegy for Michelle Cliff

updated: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:43pm
Camille Alexander / William Paterson University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

On June 12, 2016, Jamaican author Michelle Cliff passed away quietly and to little public fanfare. Despite her many contributions to Caribbean literature, women’s studies, and feminist writings, her passing received only one article in the New York Times. In this article, she became a footnote to the life of her long-time companion, Adrianne Rich. For a writer and scholar of her magnitude, Cliff did not receive an elegy commensurate with the scope of her work. The avoidance of Cliff’s memory raises several questions. For example, was Cliff receiving a post-mortem censure for being a feminist and/or a lesbian? As the late Adrianne Rich’s partner, was Cliff only worthy of mention as an addendum to Rich’s life?

International Seminar & Workshop on Anglo-Indian Studies at IIT Madras

updated: 
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 7:03am
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Theme:

"Midnight's Orphans": Problematising the Postcolonial in the Telling of Anglo-Indian (Hi)stories

4-5 August 2017

(Hall 3, IC&SR Building, IIT Madras, India)

Call for Poetry: Contemporary Muslim Women’s Voices

updated: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:58am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

We are also looking for poetry submissions related to our Call for Papers! Feel free to share this call with colleagues from the arts!

CFP: Latinx Literature and Culture for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:43pm
Michael Moreno, Green River College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This panel seeks any and all papers on Latinx (formerly Latino/Latina) literatures and culture, especially in relation to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing. 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

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