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Literary Constructions of Representations of Muslim Women

updated: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:13am
Joan Listernick/Nemla
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

     Transnational discourse on Islam and gender has been a highly contested area of debate.  Lila Abu-Lughod criticizes the notion of the existence of a “Muslim woman” because it is necessary to first define women’s historical , economic, and social status before making any statement applying to them.  Our panel follows Abu-Lughod in an effort to combat essentializing.  While Abu-Lughod primarily analyzes sociological accounts, our panel will investigate literary archetypes, images, and stereotypes of Muslim women, both from texts originating within the Muslim world, and from texts whose authors come to Islam as outsiders.   We will focus on how cultural and religious identity is constructed in these memoirs, novels, short stories and poems.

Fifteenth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:20am
American Indian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 11, 2019

The purpose of the Southeast Indian Studies Conference is to provide a forum for discussion of the culture, history, art, health and contemporary issues of Native Americans in the Southeast. The conference serves as a critical venue for scholars, students and all persons interested in American Indian Studies in the region.

Contemporary North-American Literature: Visions and Revisions – Journal Aletria: Revista de Estudos de LIteratura, v. 29, n. 2 (2019) [Brazil – FREE OF CHARGE]

updated: 
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:01pm
Post-Graduation Programm in Literary Studies of the Scholl of Letters of the Federal University of Minas Gerais
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

This issue of Aletria: Revista de Estudos de Literatura welcomes papers that offer critical contributions on the contemporary scenario of English-language literatures in North America. Our purpose is to bring together articles that discuss contemporary literary productions against the background of profound political, historical and cultural changes in both the United States and Canada.

Resisting ‘Religion’

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:52am
American Association of Religion, Western Region
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

AARWR 2019 Annual Conference
Arizona State University | March 2-3, 2019

Resisting ‘Religion’

Special Issue 'American Literary Naturalism in the World'

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:01am
CR: The New Centennial Review (Michigan State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Essays are invited for a forthcoming special issue of the CR on American literary naturalism in a global context. As Christopher Hill has argued in “The Travels of Naturalism and the Challenges of a World Literary History,” the history of nineteenth-century naturalist fiction points to disorderly patterns of circulation that suggest “multiple, overlapping histories, together forming a heterogeneous history on the scale of the planet.” Using the concept of “travel” as his point of reference, Hill sees naturalism as a paradigm for thinking about transnational literary, cultural, and economic transformations.

Violence: Of the Idiom (ACLA 2019, March 4-10)

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:42am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

"Violence: Of the Idiom"

Seminar organizers: D. J. S. Cross (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Tyler M. Williams (Midwestern State University)

NeMLA 2019 Panel: Contemporary Epistemologies of Militarization in the Global South

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:23pm
Renee Michelle Ragin and Giulia Ricco, Duke University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 23, 2018

A few months ago, an Afro-Brazilian councilwoman investigating police brutality in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas was gunned down. Ballistics showed a match for the weapons used by military police. After a failed military coup in Turkey in 2016, thousands participated in overnight “Democracy Watches,” turning public squares into sites of mutual surveillance. And, in the US, nearly two decades after 9/11, the logic of the “war on terror” has spilled over into “wars” on drugs, illegal immigration, and inner-city violence.

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