category: postcolonial

Religious Authority in American Literature (NeMLA - Hartford, CT - March 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Heffner-Burns; Sara Snyder / Lehigh University
contact email: 
rah211@lehigh.edu; sjs211@lehigh.edu

Panel 15980: Religious Authority in American Literature

Victorian Southeast and Far East Asia - NeMLA 2016 - Proposals due 9/30/2015 Conference held 3/17-20/2016

full name / name of organization: 
Anna Peak, Temple University
contact email: 
anna.peak@temple.edu

Scholars of Victorian imperialism and post-colonialism have long focused on the British Empire's construction of Africa and South Asia, particularly India.

Transnational Visions of Paul Frederick Bowles, 25-27 November 2015, Antalya, Turkey

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
rchandar@msn.com

Abstracts for 20-minute presentations are invited on any topic--literature, music, biography, storytelling, and the expatriate experience in Morocco.

Subverting Institutional Prejudice in the Ivory Tower Abstract Due 9/15/2015

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA Hartford, CT
contact email: 
ksanchez@georgian.edu

Negotiating identity has become more complex in this era of globalization than ever before.

CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline Sep 30, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry 2.2
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board.

"THEORIZING FEMINIST MEDIA AND COMEDY" (SCMS Atlanta Panel, March 30 - April 3, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Maggie Hennefeld / University of Minnesota
contact email: 
henne462@umn.edu

Theorizing Feminist Media and Comedy

CFP ( UPDATE) The Postcolonial Subject in Transit (Deadline August 3, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Delphine Fongang
contact email: 
fongangd@uww.edu

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit: Migration, Borders and Subjectivity in African Diaspora Literature.
(An edited collection)
Delphine Fongang (fongangd@uww.edu)

[UPDATE]: Extension-25 July, Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

Deadline Extended to 25 July 2015!

For full CFP and complete information, please visit our conference website at Modalities2015.com. (Original CFP post to UPenn)

This is a symposium about -alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. We choose to consider not "environment," say, but "environmentality" in order to avoid sounding monolithic or reified. But if these terms are more than academic politesse, it is time to revisit what we mean by monolithic, reified, and, of course, -ality. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit: Migration, Borders, and Subjectivity

full name / name of organization: 
Delphine Fongang
contact email: 
fongangd@uww.edu

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit: Migration, Borders and Subjectivity in African Diaspora Literature.
(An edited collection)
Delphine Fongang (fongangd@uww.edu)

Marquez and Literatures from India- 30 July 2015 [UPDATE]-Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Amith Kumar P V, Dept. of Comparative Literature and India Studies, EFL-University, Hyderabad, India
contact email: 
compliteflu@gmail.com

As the prophet of magic realism and an extraordinary satirist of political dictatorship, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s literary horizons are incomprehensibly vast, and the rigorous intensity of his writi

Modernist Localities Panel - abstract due July 14th

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University Graduate Symposium - September 18-19 2015 Conference - "Modalities"
contact email: 
ktmacdonnell@gmail.com

We are looking for a third contributor for a panel on "Localities" at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

CFP: Air and the Visual Session at the AAH 2016 Conference (7–9 April 2016); CFP Deadline: 9 November 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Sciampacone / Birkbeck, University of London
contact email: 
asciampacone@gmail.com

Air and the Visual Session
Association of Art Historians 2016 Conference
University of Edinburgh
7–9 April 2016

UPDATE: Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015 Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Je

full name / name of organization: 
ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie
contact email: 
order.disorder15@yahoo.fr

The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme “Order and Disorder” in different fields.

[UPDATE] Performing Gender and Sexuality in Francophone Literature and Cinema - March 17-20, 2016 - Hartford, CT

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
jmisran@indiana.edu

This panel seeks papers that consider the many ways in which contemporary Francophone authors and filmmakers represent the performance of gender and/or sexuality within their work.

[UPDATE] REČI: A JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 8TH ISSUE, NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 31 JULY 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade (Serbia)
contact email: 
reci@alfa.edu.rs

It is our pleasure to inform you that the deadline for manuscript submission for the 8th issue of Reči: a Journal of Language, Literature and Culture has been extended to 31 July 2015.

Performing Gender and Sexuality in Francophone Literature and Cinema - Hartford, CT - March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
jmisran@indiana.edu, schroth@wisc.edu

This panel seeks papers that consider the many ways in which contemporary Francophone authors and filmmakers represent the performance of gender and/or sexuality within their work.

"Literature in the First Year Seminar" roundtable session

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Greenwell / NeMLA 2016 Hartford, CT (March 17-20)
contact email: 
greenwellamm@gmail.com

First Year Seminar courses provide a way for first year students to undertake the rigors of intellectual study in an environment supportive of the transition they undergo as they enter college.

The Teacher and the Complex Text--NeMLA 2016 (March 17-20) roundtable session

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Cheney / University of New Hampshire
contact email: 
macheney@wildcats.unh.edu

This roundtable* session seeks to explore how we use complex, allusive texts such as J.M.

452°F Journal: “Thinking about Affect in Culture and Art”

full name / name of organization: 
452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
contact email: 
redaccion@452f.com

http://452f.com/index.php/en/convocatoria14

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster In Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Shane Trayers/Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
trayers.shane@gmail.com

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
37th Annual Conference

Seepersad and Sons: Naipaulian Creative Synergies, October 28th. to 30th. 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Friends of Mr Biswas in collaboration with the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine
contact email: 
aaron_eastley@byu.edu

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Conceptual Art Now: Rethinking Conceptual Art

full name / name of organization: 
Universities Art Association of Canada
contact email: 
jp03uw@brocku.ca

Please consider submitting a proposal for the following panel at the Universities Art Association of Canada. The conference takes place in Halifax, NS, Canada, November 5-7, 2015.

Marquez and Literatures from India- 25 July 2015 [UPDATE]-Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Amith Kumar P V, Dept. of Comparative Literature and India Studies, EFL-University, Hyderabad, India
contact email: 
compliteflu@gmail.com

As the prophet of magic realism and an extraordinary satirist of political dictatorship, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s literary horizons are incomprehensibly vast, and the rigorous intensity of his writi

"Strange Bedfellows" (dis)junctions UC Riverside Graduate Conference 2015 -- Nov. 2-3, 2015; abstracts due July 30th [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions Graduate Conference / University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
disjunctions2015@gmail.com

“Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.”-Shakespeare’s The Tempest (2.2)

Resistance: Lives of Dissent and Revolt / SIUC / November 6-7, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
18th Annual Building Bridges Graduate Conference
contact email: 
amy.ray.stewart@siu.edu

Call for Papers

RESISTANCE: LIVES OF DISSENT AND REVOLT
18th Annual Building Bridges Graduate Conference
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois
November 6-7, 2015

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED - Ireland: Memory and Monument (ACIS-West), Proposals due July 15

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region
contact email: 
aciswest2015@gmail.com

The 31st Annual Meeting
 of the
 American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

"Ireland: Memory and Monument"

Rapid City, South Dakota
October 16-18, 2015

Call for Publications - Verge: Studies in Global Asias (Special Issue: Asian Empires & Imperialism), due Aug 1

full name / name of organization: 
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
contact email: 
verge@psu.edu

Verge: Studies in Global Asias is a new journal that includes scholarship from scholars in both Asian and Asian American Studies.

Call For Papers- Elenchus Law Review Vol 1 Issue 02; Last date of Submission August 21

full name / name of organization: 
Elenchus Law Review / Center for Economy Development and Law
contact email: 
editoratelenchus@gmail.com

After receiving an astounding feedback for the first issue of Elenchus Law Review (Elen.L.R), it is with pride and privilege that we call forth papers for the December issue (2nd issue of Volume I) of

Disability in Postcolonial Literature and Film due Sept 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA, The Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
vedere@gwu.edu

This panel invites submissions on the subject of disability as represented and narrativized in postcolonial literatures and cinema of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Eco-narratives of the French Caribbean

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Connell/NeMLA
contact email: 
lconnell@westga.edu

Global Feminist Film: Diversity on Screen NeMLA 2016 March 17-20

full name / name of organization: 
Joy Schaefer / Stony Brook University
contact email: 
joy.schaefer@stonybrook.edu

Situated within the disciplines of women’s & gender studies and transnational film studies, the Global Feminist Film: Diversity on Screen workshop will bring feminist film scholars, filmmakers and p

Somewhere Else: Teaching Literatures of Refugee Experience in a U.S. Context (NeMLA, Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Justine Dymond
contact email: 
jdymond@springfieldcollege.edu

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Audiovisualtopia: A Conference on the Contemporary Screen scene

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Goss, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Communications Dept.
contact email: 
screen_studies@yahoo.com

One hundred twenty years after the Lumiere Brothers’ Arrival of a Train at Ciotat Station / L’arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat and about 60 years after the insinuation of television...in

Gendered Madness: Literary Representations of Othered Gender Expressions--NeMLA 2016--abstracts due September 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Lowman, SUNY University at Buffalo
contact email: 
nllowman@buffalo.edu

Panel Description
Each culture has its own conception of gender, and those conceptions are often intertwined with ideas about appropriate sexuality. Whenever there are norms, there are always already opportunities for both exclusion and subversion. Those who have been othered and, by extension, excluded may either be perceived as mad because they lack normative gendered traits or can experience psychic trauma, which can drive them to madness. In either case, gender non-conformists are often viewed as crazy. Conversely, subversion can be a powerful force for those who have been deemed other to exert their agency and the validity of their othered identities. Though gender ideology evolves over time and across cultures, there are always those that fall outside what is considered normal. Some embrace those othered identities while some cannot cope with their own uniqueness.

Papers in this panel explore the normative gender constructs of their respective texts and the characters whose traits lie outside said norms. By exploring the perceived or actual madness of characters who express othered gender traits, these papers describe the ways in which literature, across nations and across periods, critiques ideologies of normative gender.

SHAKESPEAREAN JOYCE / JOYCEAN SHAKESPEARE - February 1-2-3, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
The James Joyce Italian Foundation
contact email: 
joyceconference@gmail.com

SHAKESPEAREAN JOYCE / JOYCEAN SHAKESPEARE

The IX James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2016
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 5, 2015

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