This panel will discuss the place of humour and laughter in African literatures and literatures from the African diaspora. What are the various ways in which humour manifests itself, and to what end? Diverse methodological approaches are welcome. Please send a 250-word proposal and a short bio.
Call for papers for a special session at the MLA 2019 conference to be held in Chicago:
(De) Constructing Precarity in the Global South
Performing Precarity through crises of race, gender, migration, existence, regional/national/global hierarchies. Situating Precarity in postcolonial, neoliberal Global South vis-à-vis the Global North. 300 word abstracts to be submitted by March 15, 2018 to Sagnika Chanda at: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Late London” Panel at the 2018 Jack London Society Symposium CFP
Seeking proposals on South Asian literatures that interrogate relationships between social and aesthetic textual transactions and translation processes, resulting in experimentations in genre and language. Papers on writers who explore topics such as the politics of space and gender in South Asia or the South Asian diaspora, digital diasporic representations, transnationality and national literatures, travelling textualities and translations are welcome, as are other related topics.
The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes abstracts for papers that pursue an intertextual approach to any aspect of literature, film, or performance related to Australia or Aotearoa/New Zealand. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Indigenous issues, immigration, health and well-being, and Australian identity. Comparative projects with other cultural traditions are also encouraged.
Please note that we would like to be included in the MLA theme, so papers that correspond with it are particularly encouraged. See: https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2019/2019-Presidential-Theme
CFP for the 9th Annual Conference of the South East African Languages and Literatures Forum (SEALLF) from October 5th to October 6th, 2018, Department of English and Foreign Languages at Norfolk State University, Norfolk VA, USA: Celebrating Chinua Achebe & African Languages, Literatures, Arts and Cultures beyond the Continent: The 60th Anniversary of Things Fall Apart.
Deadline for submissions: May 29, 2018
Notification of acceptance date: June 30, 2018
How do transnational and transcultural transactions among literary forms resist the hegemonic, violent and global dominance of the US Empire? 300-words abstract and a bio by 15 March 2018; Muhammad Waqar Azeem (email@example.com). To see the CFP on MLA web, please click this link: https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_11460
University of Béchar - Algeria
Second International Conference on the Algerian Novel between Tradition and Modernity
Call for Papers
Béchar: 24 -25 - 26 April 2018
“Algerian Women's Post-Independence Writings: Tradition or Modernity?”
Paper proposals examining cross-cultural, global influences on Arab literary modernity in 19th-20th centuries (colonialism, Orientalism, philology, travel, literary / cultural exchange, translation, Nahda, etc.) invited for MLA 2019 session. 3/25/2018, firstname.lastname@example.org.