We invite proposals for an MLA special session on "Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature" – Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, Austin, Texas, January 7-10, 2016. In addition, a journal special issue/edited volume on the topic is being considered. An outline of the project is given below. Please send 300-400 abstracts and queries to Auritro Majumder (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sourit Bhattacharya (email@example.com)
How do religion, resistance and gender intersect in Anglophone Caribbean cultural production? In what ways does creative expression reflect these forces? Send 250 word abstracts to Bonnie Wasserman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jennifer Donahue (email@example.com) by March 15, 2015.
CFP: World Literature – Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
The World Literature area for the 2015 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA's 2015 annual conference will be held from October 30-November 1, 2015 at Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH.
For this special session on Women & Work in Literature at PAMLA, November 6 - 8, 2015, Portland State University, Oregon, we seek 50 word abstracts & 250 word proposals on the following: How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? Abstracts and proposals are due by May 1, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Those accepted would need to join PAMLA by June 1, 2015 in order to present at the conference.
The 69th Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Convention will be held from October 8-10, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA)
The session "Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean" at the 69th Annual Convention of the RMMLA is devoted to Francophone Literatures, Cultures, and Film of Africa and the Caribbean.
Topics include but are not limited to:
Environmental questions in African /Caribbean Literature, cultures and film
Colonial and Post-colonial Studies
Feminist Theory and Women Writers
Award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has just been nominated for a Grammy. Yes, a music award. A sample from her Ted Talk "We Should All Be Feminists" is featured in Beyoncé's hit song "Flawless." Adichie's nomination, a first for a Nigerian writer, is an exciting demonstration of contemporary intersections of the literature of the African Diaspora and other arts. Adichie first gave her talk to a live audience, it later "went viral" on the video sharing platform Youtube (where Beyoncé accessed the work so inspirational to her developing feminist identification), it was initially published via Kindle, and is forthcoming as a paperback.
I just wanted to remind you about our International Conference, to take place on March, 12 (Thursday), 2015 - COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATION FROM A DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC PERSPECTIVE.
Deadline for proposals: February 20, 2015
Locating Lives: The Inaugural Conference for the IABA Asia-Pacific Chapter.
1st-4th December 2015
Flinders University – City Campus, Adelaide, South Australia.
Associate Professor Kate Douglas (Flinders University) and Dr Kylie Cardell (Flinders University) on behalf of the Flinders University Life Narrative Research Group.
Professor Craig Howes (The University of Hawai'i, Manoa) and
Professor Gillian Whitlock (The University of Queensland).
*We will also have two life writing practitioners as keynote speakers (TBA) and further panellists to announce.
We are inviting paper proposals for a possible special sessions panel at the 2016 MLA Conference in Austin, TX, Jan. 7 - Jan. 10
Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)
Theme: "Partitions and/of Empire"
Keynote: John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California
Date: April 18, 2015
Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 2, 2015