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

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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

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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

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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

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Monday, September 24, 2018 - 1:18pm
NeMLA. The 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention/Washington DC 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 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.

ACLA 2019: Injustice, Violence, and Witnessing

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:16am
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

In this seminar we seek to explore stories and representations of injustice and violence that probe audiences’ ethical responsibilities and complicities.  What representational strategies have writers and artists used to challenge discursive frameworks that underpin erasures and exclusions and to invite readers and viewers to assess their implication in systematic injustices? What historical and contemporary responsibilities are excluded by current political discourses on violence and reconciliation? For example, how do the frameworks of mainstream western news and political discourses exclude discussion of North American and European roles in the conditions that precipitate current refugee movements?

Post-Colonial Literature (CEA 3/28-3/30/19)

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:26pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Template for Special Topic CFP

 

Call for Papers, Post-Colonial Literature at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

NeMLA 2019 Panel: Activism, Advocacy, and the Archive

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:06pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

While historical and literary archives have long been integral to the study of the humanities, they are more than simple repositories for historical artifacts. They don’t just preserve works and fragments to be studied, they help us, as scholars, to actively engage in the public sphere. As Randall C. Jimerson notes “Archivists can use the power of archives to promote accountability, open government, diversity, and social justice.” In doing so, archivists can democratize information and open up new avenues of knowing by employing ethical and objective—but not neutral—strategies. This can be especially important for subjugated communities, who’s histories and cultures have been bound and kept distinct.

South Asian Fiction in English

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:06pm
Dr. Susmita Roye
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

South Asian Fiction in English

 

This panel is proposed for Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention at Washington DC in March 2019.

 

This panel proposes to explore South Asian Fiction in English in all its aspects. Topics may include but are not limited to:

 

South Asia in North America

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:05pm
Dr. Susmita Roye
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

South Asia in North America

 

This panel is proposed for Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention at Washington DC in March 2019.

In tune with the 2019 NeMLA convention theme of “Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples”, this proposed panel aims to draw more scholarly focus on the theme of diversity and cultural interactions in the US. People from all around the world emigrate to the US and Canada, enriching their cultural texture. This panel will particularly concentrate on the immigrants from South Asia.

 

Some of the topics that it hopes to address are:

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