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A 'Divided' Kingdom: Poetics of Difference in the Medieval British Isles

updated: 
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 4:51pm
Medieval Makars Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In studying the work of the medieval Scottish makars, the consideration of the relationship between Scotland and England is a crucial part of establishing a distinctly Scottish expression of nationhood. Though there is much to discuss regarding the tensions that arise between these two countries in particular, this panel aims to explore the notion of difference within the British Isles on a broader scale, encouraging the study of resistance to the English literary hegemony, as articulated by voices of other bordering nations.

Nick Joaquin Now: Texts, Contexts, and Approaches

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Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Since his death in 2004, Nick Joaquin—National Artist for Literature of the Philippines—has left readers and scholars with a body of literature which has yet to receive innovative and incisive critical attention.  

Replanting the Colony: Sustainable Ecology and Nationalist Memory

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
24th International Conference of Europeanists at the University of Glasgow July 12-14, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Ecological responses to colonialist legacies have emerged as a form of economic nationalism, simultaneously, representing renewable natural resources and expressing an authentic identity, disconnected from the colonizer. Often, such an eco-renaissance sells the former colony as a tourist destination, positing a purified form of Nature to contrast the colonizer’s urban identity. Upon closer examination, however, sustainable ecology is a nexus of cultural and economic forces. Ireland’s present reforestation project, for instance, seeks to re-create the forests of oak and yew that used to cover the island.

CFP: City, Space and Literature (Deadline Oct 15, 2016)

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:12am
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

CITY, SPACE AND LITERATURE

(Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry, Vol 3 No 2)

 

Imperial expansion in the late nineteenth century brought the phenomenon of the modern urban metropolis to the peripheral colonies. Urban modernism was appropriated in the discourse of settler colonialism in distinct and diverse ways. In the context of the colonial, the ‘urban’ and ‘modern’ opened up heterogeneous places of cultural contact which facilitated complex formulations of race and class along the lines of socio-economic, political and aesthetic categories.

English and Englishness in Anglophone Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:12am
Susmita Roye
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel is for NeMLA's annual convention at Baltimore from 23-26 March, 2017.

The term 'Anglophone' of course means 'English-speaking', but the question is: Which English? Whose English? How far English is that English? Is English merely the master's tongue? Why is English used in the way it is used in a certain Anglophone literary text? When and why does a non-native-English-speaker decide to write in English? What are the social, cultural and political baggage attached to the use of this language?

Speculative Finance/Speculative Fiction (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:24am
Speculative Finance/Speculative Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 11, 2016

CFP: Speculative Finance/Speculative Fiction (Edited Collection)

David M. Higgins and Hugh Charles O’Connell, co-editors

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