Given their contribution to the historical development of the coastal south and the Americas in general, pirates are strikingly absent in the present southern literary and cultural canon and its criticisms.
**Deadline extended to 4/1/19**
CFP: Time & Literature Panel for RMMLA 2019, El Paso, TX
Dates: October 10-12th, 2019
This panel features presentations on literature about time, the role of time in literature, or what literature teaches us about time. Please send proposals of no more than 300 words to Leah Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than April 1, 2019.
Call for Papers
RE-ORIENTATING E. M. FORSTER
Texts, Contexts, Receptions
An international anniversary conference
Cambridge, Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 April 2020
Confirmed speakers: Paul Armstrong (Brown), Stefan Collini (Cambridge), Santanu Das (Oxford), Leela Gandhi (Brown), Jane Goldman (Glasgow), Laura Marcus (Oxford), Stefania Michelucci (Genoa), Rachel Potter (East Anglia), and David Trotter (Cambridge).
*Updated Deadline: February 24th*
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Southeast Asia and the Diaspora: Gender, Labor, and Performance
1st Annual SEASGRAD Conference
University of California, Riverside
May 10, 2019
CFP – In Crusoe’s Footsteps: Robinson Crusoe and the Robinsonade – A Tercentenary Appraisal
Friday, 6th September 2019
Digby Stuart College, University of Roehampton
In his 2020 MLA theme description, Simon Gikandi asks for a reflection on the role of the humanities in “defining the nature of the human in the face of what appears to be its diminishment.” This roundtable, cosponsored by the MLA Africa Since 1990 forum and the Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities forum, reframes Gikandi’s provocation in ecological terms: how do we define the limits of what Sylvia Wynter terms the “genre of the human” in the face of ecological decline and climate change? Successive reports issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) spell out an increasingly alarming rate of global warming with catastrophic implications for the planet and the various life forms inhabiting it.
This panel welcomes papers analyzing representations of human rights violations in literary language, to be presented at the 2019 SAMLA Conference (Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10, 2019). Paper proposals addressing human rights violations in postcolonial or transnational fiction are especially welcome. By May 27th, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Laura Barberan Reinares, Bronx CC (CUNY), at email@example.com.
A Journal of Interesting Literatures and Interested Criticism
A literary journal run out of Binghamton, New York, Wreck Park publishes original work in cultural studies, poetry, and the visual arts. The journal is committed both to critical-theoretical and historically engaged analysis, and it seeks work that contemplates in creative ways contemporary debates in and around the humanities. Contributions that tie together past and present, that resonate with our current social and political maelstrom, are especially encouraged.