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Hong Kong Studies—Call for Papers (Issue 3)—Special Section on Orientalism Forty Years on; and General Research Papers

updated: 
Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:37pm
Hong Kong Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

HONG KONG STUDIES—Issue 3 (Spring 2019) Call for Papers—Special Section on Orientalism Forty Years on; and General Research Papers

The first bilingual and interdisciplinary academic journal on Hong Kong, Hong Kong Studies (Chinese University Press), is now accepting articles for Issue 3 (scheduled for publication in Spring 2019), which will comprise both general research articles on Hong Kong and a special section on Edward Said’s Orientalism.

ACLA 2019 Panel -- The Islamic Empire in Literary Theory, World Literature, World Cinema, and Media

updated: 
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 9:35pm
Eralda L. Lameborshi, PhD Stephen F. Austin State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Throughout the twentieth century literary studies that focused on world literature were defined and challenged by anti-colonial and postcolonial thought. Postcolonial theory focused on a critique of modernity and especially a critique of western empires. This panel seeks to shift the focus of the study of empire and invites papers that consider representations of the Islamic Empire. We invite papers that analyze literature, film, and other media that engage with Islam as a religion and culture. We ask the following questions, among others: To what extent has Islam affected western immigration policies?

MLA International Symposium Panel Proposal: Memories of Non-Alignment (Lisbon, 23-25 July 2019)

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:00am
Natasa Kovacevic
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

In 2015, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán justified building a border fence to prevent migrants from Asia and Africa from entering Hungary as necessary to preserve Europe “for Europeans.” East and Central European countries in general have become associated with extreme xenophobia and anti-immigrant policies following their acceptance into the European Union. Erased in current debates over these formerly communist countries’ “Europeanness” is a different history of geopolitical positioning, one where they ideologically aligned themselves not with Western Europe, but with anticolonial movements in Asia, Africa and Central and South America during the Cold War.

MLA International Symposium Panel - Faceless No Longer: The Migrant, The Citizen, and the Return of Postcolonial Critique

updated: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:11am
Eralda L. Lameborshi and Dhrubaa Mukherjeee
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

We are organizing a panel to propose at the MLA International Symposium that will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 23-25 July, 2019. See below for panel proposal and instructions for submissions. Note that the deadline for submissions is 19 September 2018. 

 

Faceless No Longer: The Migrant, the Citizen, and the Return of Postcolonial Critique

The Postcolonial Queer Body as Palimpsest (NeMLA Panel)

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:34am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session takes the image of the “palimpsest” as its semantic inspiration to problematize the layerings of power that simultaneously obscure, erase, and recode the experiences of postcolonial queer bodies. As Judith Butler demonstrates in her engagement with Levinasian ethics, the structure of address between the “I” and the Other is an interruption of narratives that behooves the I’s need to be recognized by an interlocutor.

Reading Con(Text): Dynamics of Power and Subversion within Novels

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 10:59am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Second half of twentieth century sees literary criticism interpreting the role of history, itself subject to interpretations bearing upon the kind of notion one has of history, as one of the dominant modes of creating ‘literature’ along with the persona of the artist. Oscar Wilde says that, “an artist is not an isolated fact, he is the resultant of a certain milieu and a certain entourage” – an assessment which is foregrounded in rise of the intellectual movements of Historicism, New Historicism, and Cultural Materialism during late 1970s USA and early 1980s Britain.

"Comparative Formalisms: World Literature and Race" for the 2019 ACLA Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:26am
Nimanthi Rajasingham, Colgate University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

Co-organizers, Sreya Chatterjee and Octavio Gonzalez

The American Comparative Literature Association's annual conference will be held at Georgetown University, Washington DC, from the 7th-10th of March 2019. 

NemLA 2019: Human/Animal Voices: Language as a Tool for Humanizing the Transcultural Experience

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:09am
North-East Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for papers: 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention (March 21-24 2019 at the Gaylord National Resort Center, Washington DC).

 

**Human/Animal Voices: Language as a Tool for Humanizing the Transcultural Experience**

In the current context of the unprecedented influx of migrants and the rise of xenophobia, this panel seeks to reflect on the dehumanization and inhumane treatment of the Other while examining the importance of empathy and coexistence.

Latin American Film and Historical Moments in the Continent

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 7:40pm
NeMLA. The 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention/Washington DC 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

This session deals with film and history in Latin America. The films in discussion should reflect the major historical moments in the region beginning with the age of “discovery” and conquest, colonial rule and independent times.

Under this historical umbrella, the films in this session should address issues of civilización y barbarie, race, slavery, political persecution, misogyny, homophobia and revolution (among others). Participants should be cognizant that visual narratives dealing with race, class, gender, sexuality, language, nation, and identity reflect philosophical tenets prevalent in particular historical moments.

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