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Reminder: The Power and Limits of Narrative in Opposing Injustice

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 4:42pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This CFP is for a seminar session at the 2020 NeMLA Convention. The convention will be held March 5-8, 2020, at the Marriott Copley Place, Boston.

The Power and Limits of Narrative in Opposing Injustice

Literature, film, and other forums for bearing witness to injustice can create space for voices that have been silenced. They can lead to the recognition of people subjected to human rights violations. As such, narratives of witness have the power to connect people across divisions of nation, culture, and experience. They may contribute to shared national and even transnational identities.

Empowering Languages and Cultures

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 12:21am
The University of Alabama Languages Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 22, 2019

The University of Alabama Languages Conference

January 31-February 1, 2020

The organizing committee of the tenth annual University of Alabama Languages Conference is pleased to welcome abstract submissions for this year’s conference entitled “Empowering Languages and Cultures” to be held January 31-February 1, 2020 at Hotel Capstone.



We invite abstracts about all languages and all areas of Literature and Linguistics, including, but not limited to:

War Memories: From the military to the Civilians

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:23pm
Le Mans University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

War narratives are subject to emphases, orientations and points of view that give a particular flavour to wars fought by populations (anonymously, individually and/or hidden in an organisation, secret or not)  and by the military (from high command to the ‘unknown soldier’). Such accounts evolve with the benefit of hindsight, the writing of history textbooks and the constant (re)interpretations of archives (new or not) and the official version a country wishes to put forward according to its political agendas and visions of patriotism, citizenship and human rights, or its diplomatic or international policy objectives.

Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature: (CEA 3/26-28/2020)

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:46pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-18, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at

9th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture and Crossroads III Conference “Risk and Safety” June 4-5, 2020

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:44pm
University of Białystok (Poland) and Çankaya University (Ankara, Turkey)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

We are honored to announce the 9th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture and Crossroads III Conference. This combined conference is organized jointly by the University of Białystok (Poland) and Çankaya University (Ankara, Turkey) on June 4-5, 2020 in Białystok, Poland, and the topical theme of the conference will be “Risk and Safety” in different areas of human sciences.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Gerd Bayer, Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg

Dr. Anna Barcz, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich

Exploring Urban Spaces in Cinema

Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 3:43pm
Celluloid, The Film Club, Miranda House
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 30, 2019

About Chalchitra Darpan

Chalchitra Darpan is an upcoming film journal by Celluloid, the Film Club of Miranda House, University of Delhi. The journal is a medium to bridge the gap between film academia and undergraduate research. It aims at encouraging film and media enthusiasts towards analysing the ever-changing field of films.

Editors-in-chief: Giitanjali and Oli Chatterjee

Opening Edition: Urban Spaces


Urbanisation and urbanity have brought with them new cultures, artistic avenues and opportunities. The cultural perceptions of a city, its conception, its morality and its decline have become an arena for discussions of modernity, technology, crime, theology, nostalgia and much more.

ACLA 2020 The World vs. The Global

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
Sara Marzioli; Germán Campos-Muñoz
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Can we theorize World Literature as an intellectual and creative practice of resistance against the cultural imperialism embodied by the idea of the Global, the celebration of what Graham Hubbard calls the “postcolonial exotic,” and the hegemony of the English language? Is there a degree of antagonism between World Literature and the Global--or between the notions of translation and lingua franca? In what ways have these various terms been conflated or exchanged, and what do these conceptual entanglements tell us about the stakes and methodology of World Literature as a theory, a field of inquiry, and an institution?

Entangled Englishes in Translocal Spaces: An International Conference

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:41am
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020


International Conference on

Entangled Englishes in Translocal Spaces

21-22 June 2020

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Robert Phillipson

Professor Emeritus

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark


Keynote Speaker:

Professor Alastair Pennycook

Distinguished Professor of Language, Society and Education

University of Technology Sydney, Australia


Plenary Speakers:

Rebirth, renewal, Renaissance: Postcolonial Literary Panel, SAES (French Society for English Studies) Conference, Tours (France), 4-6th June 2020

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:44pm
Jaine Chemmachery/ Université Paris Dauphine PSL
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

“Renaissance(s) / Rebirth(s)”, the theme chosen for the 2020 SAES conference, is particularly relevant in the context of postcolonial literatures in English. Often called “new literatures” in the early years of their emergence, postcolonial works were – and are – frequently characterised by their attempts to renew literary forms, genres and language. These innovative practices sought, and often still seek, emancipation from European norms and canons, with the risk of creating new orthodoxies, like the primacy of the novel in the Indian postcolonial literary scene.