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Oceanic Modernism

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 5:47pm
The University of the South Pacific

Oceanic Modernism
Final Call for Papers

Oceanic Modernism
3rd-5th February, 2016
The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Keynote addresses from Prof. Susan Stanford Friedman (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Prof. Elizabeth DeLoughrey (University of California, Los Angeles)

Roundtable with Pacific writers, including Vanessa Griffen and Satendra Nandan.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 1:01pm
Harish Trivedi, director of the conference

Call for Papers


Conference to be held from

26 to 28 April 2016

at the

Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla,

in association with the Kipling Society UK.

Call for Papers

"We'd like to avoid any Imperial entanglements": Empire in popular culture

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 11:49am
College of St. Joseph

With Fox's hit Empire and the upcoming release of the new Star Wars movie, ideas of empires and imperialism are once again circulating in popular culture. With questions of empire at the center, the College of St. Joseph is seeking presentations for its 5th annual popular culture conference, held April 8-9 in Rutland, VT. Presentations can explore any popular manifestations of empires, and diverse methodologies and systems of inquiry are welcomed. Some ideas for presentations [this list should not be seen as limiting]:

Postcolonial Stylistics: MLA in Philadelphia 2017--deadline 27 Feb 2016

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 9:27pm
MLA Forum on Linguistic Approaches to Literature

The Forum on Linguistic Approaches to Literature is planning one of their 2017 sessions around postcolonial stylistics; look for the official MLA CFP following the 2106 MLA Convention. We invite abstracts that explore representations of linguistic varieties and variation in postcolonial literature from the perspective of literary linguistics. 300-word abstract by 27 Feb 2016; Robert Troyer (

Call for contracted collection of essays on Chitra Divakaruni. Abstract due Oct 15, essay due Dec 1--updated CFP

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 11:51am
Samina Najmi CSU Fresno

We seek contributions to a collection of critical essays on the work of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The volume is tentatively titled Feminism and Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Chitra Divakaruni, and will be published by Rawat Books in Jaipur, India. Anticipated publication date is Summer or Fall 2016.
Rawat, a major Indian publisher in humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences, has co-published dozens of books with American university presses. See more information at and

Energizing Communities: Congress 2016 (Deadline November 1, 2015)

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 8:47am
ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)

ACCUTE is excited to announce our call for papers for our 2016 conference, which will take place 28 May – 31 May, 2016, during the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, being held at the University of Calgary. In addition to ACCUTE's general call, our conference CFP includes member-organized sessions and joint sessions with other associations. For information about the conference, travel funding, and other FAQs, please go to Proposals are due by November 1, 2015.