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Nation and Its Discontents

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 2:15pm
South Asian Review Special Issue

SAR Special Issue: Nation and Its Discontents

[Reminder] Negotiating Archives of Redemption in Modernism, MLA 2015 Special Session Proposal

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 1:44pm
Christopher Langlois, University of Western Ontario

In Religion and Violence, Hent de Vries argues that the "critical resources of the historical phenomenon called religion […] constitute an immense archive of concepts and figures, practices and dispositions, whose analytical yet highly ambiguous potential for the present age we have not yet begun to fathom" (35). This panel assumes that the concept and figure of redemption represents such an archival site that, in the midst of the "return to religion" that we are witnessing today, is worth our time re-opening.

[UPDATE] MLA 2015: Editions as Sites of Memory for MLA 2015

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:52am
Association for Documentary Editing (ADE)

How does an edition function as a site of memory? For MLA 2015 in Vancouver, the Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) invites presentations in keeping with the conference's Presidential theme, "Negotiating Sites of Memory." Send 300-word abstract and short CV by 15 March to Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, Panelists must be MLA members by 1 April.

4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 9:21am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

Monday 21st July – Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations: Images of Whiteness – Special Stream

Kamau Brathwaite's Canon: Cultural, Literary, and Historical Significance

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 10:11pm
Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures (A Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Caribbean Vistas Journal: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures
Volume 2:1 (2014)

Kamau Brathwaite's Canon: Cultural, Literary, and Historical Significance

Kamau Brathwaite is unquestionably one of the signature voices of Caribbean cultural, literary, and historical production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His work is unparalleled in the arenas of cultural theory, historical studies, literary criticism, and poetry. As an award-winning contemporary poet, Kamau Brathwaite has creatively exposed international audiences to arenas such as creoleness, history, identity, nation language, tidalectics, and Caribbean African heritage.

[UPDATE] South Asians in Africa

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 7:23pm
MLA Special Session

The following CFP is for a non-guaranteed Special session for the 2015 Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association in Vancouver, organized jointly by the South Asian Literature and African Literature divisions.

South Asians in Africa: the literary, historical, and cinematic representation of the experience of the South Asian diaspora in Africa.

Edited Collection on the Aesthetics and Politics of Hunger (15 June,2014)

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 6:01pm
Manisha Basu and Anastasia Ulanowicz

Within the past 50 years, practitioners of cultural studies and the humanities more generally have addressed the question of hunger in terms of the immediate, individual body. For example, scholars such as Susan Bordo have considered the ways in which individual practices of self-imposed hunger (for example, anorexia and bulimia) have played a significant role in the maintenance of Western, patriarchal standards of beauty and heteronormative relations. Although this present study acknowledges the contributions made by earlier interventions such as Bordo's, it ultimately seeks to address the question of hunger within a wider, historical-materialist framework.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014 (Abstracts due March 30)

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 4:03pm
Saint Louis University Madrid Campus

Deadline for Submissions extended until March 30

The Department of English at Saint Louis University Madrid Campus will host its Twelfth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 23 May and Saturday, 24 May. The keynote speaker will be Mary A. Favret, Professor of English, Indiana University-Bloomington.

CFP Race & Ethnicity 2014 MPCA/MACA Conference

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 3:31pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Proposals:
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2014

Friday-Sunday, October 3-5th, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: (317) 860-5800

The Race & Ethnicity Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Proposals for co-authored papers, complete panels (3-4 presenters), or nontraditional formats such as workshops, roundtables, open forums, and/or visual/artistic/creative approaches are also welcomed.

Call for Papers: World Literature section of the 2014 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 2:35pm
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association


The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic of World Literature for its fall conference to be held at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island on October 24-25, 2014.

Proposals are due June 1, 2014.

If you are interested in proposing a paper or panel of papers, please send a proposal of approximately 250 to 500 words and a one to two page CV to both the World Literature area chair AND the program chair at the following addresses:

Area chair
Lindsey Hanlon

Program chair
Robert Hackey

Visionary Texts Past and Present: Reimagining the World

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:02am
English Graduate Student Association at York University

Visionary texts have shaped the world throughout history. Ancient philosophers, poets, and artists in every era have reimagined the world, and presented images that have inspired world-historical transformations. This conference will survey all manner of visionary texts (literary, artistic, musical, filmic), and examine how they have and continue to change the world. This conference invites a consideration of such influential interventions and their inspired visions in a wide range of historical periods and subject areas including, science, literature, religion, politics, art, and technology.

Alice Munro - 6-7 November 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 4:25pm
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

This international conference will focus on Alice Munro's first collection of short stories, Dance of the Happy Shades, published in 1968, and will try and offer new perspectives, some forty-five years after its publication. Contributors are welcome to adopt a variety of approaches that will illuminate the main themes, narrative strategies, literary traditions, modes of writing, generic traits and any other component of the short stories.

All papers will be delivered in English. Papers will then be peer-reviewed for publication.

Potential contributors are invited to send a provisional title as soon as possible to Vanessa Guignery, and then an abstract (300 words) along with a short biography (200 words) by 30 July 2014.

[UPDATE] American Imperialism and National Identity, 14th June, proposal deadline 28th March

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 9:16am
Durham University (UK)

Throughout the twentieth century the United States has risen to the role of World Power, with its political, cultural, social and economic influence stretching far beyond its own borders. Can the United States' actions abroad or even within its own borders be considered imperialistic? To what extent has the United States throughout its history and today been preoccupied with control and what role does the creation of identity play within this? Do the recent NSA leaks and the involvement of the United States in the Middle East come under the umbrella of a past of American imperialism or how else can these be understood? How has the role the United States plays within the world influenced identities and cultures within the United States?

Towards a World Literature - thematic section of "Ticontre" journal (n°2-2014) - deadline 05/04/2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 3:48am
Stefano Calabrese, Antonio Coiro, Alice Loda

Movement is a crucial factor in our time. The multiplication of paths, contacts, exchanges on a global scale is having a significant impact on literary production worldwide and, consequently, on the ways researchers and scholars observe, read and classify it. Over the last decades, as a consequence of the multiplication of migration writings and market extension, an increasing need for transnational views on literature has emerged. Whilst the notion of 'national' literature has been significantly problematized and discussed, numerous theoretical approaches entailing comprehensive and newest perspectives have arisen.