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Race and Materialisms

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:27pm
Colleen Tripp, ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

ACLA Seminar: Race and Materialisms

World Literature: Postcolonial Perspectives, New Delhi, India, 15—17 March, 2018

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 9:21am
Ira Raja/ University of Delhi, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

The idea of world literature has seen an unparalleled resurgence in the last two decades or so. Through large-scale research grants, publishing programmes, and curricula development it is threatening to become the new critical common sense across the humanities, and particularly in literature departments. However, both in the nineteenth-century idea of Weltliteratur (Goethe, Marx-Engels) and in its more recent revival as the new comparative literature, world literature has many and important genealogical entanglements with colonial/postcolonial histories, and only in recent years have we begun to explore these links critically. Unlike the paradigm of comparative literature, for instance, world literature relies on ‘a translatability assumption’.

15th Intl Conference of Teaching English Language & Literature Society of Iran (TELLSI)

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 7:57am
Islamic Azad University Roudehen Branch, Tehran, Iran
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

English Language Teaching Department of the Islamic Azad University Roudehen Branch is proud to announce 15th International TELLSI Conference to be held on November 22-24, 2017. The conference aims to delve into the theoretical and practical sides of the most contentious and thought-provoking issues in the realms of ELT, English literature, and translation studies. The theme of the conference this year is Applied Linguistics in the 3rdMillennium: Towards Criticality and Reflection. The participants around the globe are kindly invited to critically reflect and review the fields of applied linguistics in the early years of the third millennium.

Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:58am
Carolyn Fornoff
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the past decade, film studies has increasingly taken up the question of the environment and climate change (Rust, Monani, Cubit; Narine; Pick and Narraway). However, the question of “nature” has yet to be comprehensively theorized from the perspective of Latin American cinema. This edited volume proposes to begin to fill this gap by bringing together scholarship that explores Latin American films (from any time period) that foreground the nonhuman. We are specifically interested in thinking about why the past decade has generated an unprecedented boom in ecologically oriented films (both documentaries and fiction) throughout Latin America. How do these films dialogue with or push back against broader theories in ecocriticism?

Coldnoon | October Issue | Autumn 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 4:04pm
Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures (ISSN 22789642 | E-ISSN 22789650)


This is a the call for submissions and guidelines for the journal section of Coldnoon. If you wish to write for the magazine, please follow the general guidelines of submissions here.

Coldnoon is one of the largest online literary magazines published from Asia. It has published authors from all over the world, largely from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Russia, United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, among others.

Native American Narratives in a Global Context

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:56am
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Native American Narratives in a Global Context


Special Issue to Appear in Transmotion


Deadline for Abstracts: 1st October 2017


Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Latinx Studies

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 9:31am
NeMLA Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

In this panel, we propose to explore the roles of human-nonhuman encounters in the field of Latinx Studies and Literature at large. How do animal, human, botanical, and epistemological bodies alter the way we approach ontological interpretations in Latinx texts, visual art, and/or performances? In addition to these concerns, this Call for Papers seeks work that traverses a varied range of bodies and utilizes interdisciplinary frameworks in innovative ways. Topics might include, but are not limited to: race and animal studies, transgender bodies and queering the nonhuman, corporeal ecologies, critical approaches to landscapes, bodies of land, and water.


Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:50pm
Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen, Centre for the History of Violence, University of Newcastle (Australia)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017



ROME Ÿ, 22-24 NOVEMBER 2017

Convened by the Centre for the History of Violence, University of Newcastle (Australia)

Special Issue TWC CFP: Fans of Color, Fandoms of Color (3/1/18; 3/15/19)

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:49pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

In a 2015 essay in Transformative Works and Cultures, Rebecca Wanzo calls for “a new genealogy of fan studies” to begin to remedy the systemic oversight of race in fan studies. Drawing mostly from scholars who may not claim or be claimed by fan studies, Wanzo offers a genealogy of black popular culture theorists who have engaged in “black fan criticism and acafandom.”

Alterity and the Research Imagination Conference (Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon, 25-26 January 2018)

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:37pm
Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Preoccupation with theories and practices of representation and othering, across the breadth of various genres and disciplines, has moved forward debates about positioning in research and modes of constructing and producing knowledge. In Meatless Days (1989), a vivid memoir of her girlhood in postcolonial Pakistan, Sara Suleri Goodyear deplores being regarded as an “otherness machine”—a concern Kwame Anthony Appiah (1991) shares in his famous critique of postcolonial literature, culture and critical studies. A host of scholars who tend to conflate the post-isms as such contend that postcolonial theory and praxis are embedded in Western institutions that shape the field.