Deadline Extended to February 8, 2020. The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, seeks submissions for its eleventh annual issue, to be published in spring 2020. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format. Manuscripts are usually in the range of 20-25 pages; however, shorter and longer works are sometimes accepted for publication.
Destination – the word itself concerns both journey and journey’s end. For this issue of Oxford Research in English, we invite articles that delve into arrival and setting forth in literature, as well as the textual, intertextual and extratextual ways one can examine literary places and spaces. “Destination” derives from the Latin dēstināre—to resolve, to determine, to destine— before journeying into French and arriving in English.
2020 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
October 29-31, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn
Call for Papers
Futures of Sexual Difference: Rethinking Femininity and Queerness with Psychoanalysis
CALL FOR PAPERS – SUMMER 2020
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
The Alterity of Affliction / Afflictions of Alterity
University of Victoria (British Columbia), May 22-24, 2020
Keynote speaker, Cindy Baker
Deadline to submit, March 31, 2020
“Whatever pain achieves, it achieves in part through its unsharability, and it ensures this unsharability through its resistance to language . . .” – Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain
Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines
University of Mauritius, 4 – 6 August 2020
Confirmed keynote speakers
Ananya Jahanara Kabir, King’s College London
Isabel Hofmeyr, University of the Witwatersrand/NYU
George Abungu, Archaeologist and International Heritage Consultant
Anwar Janoo, University of Mauritius
“Difference must be not merely tolerated, but seen as a fund of necessary polarities between which our creativity can spark like a dialectic” - Audre Lorde (1984)
“Living as I have argued we do in the wake of slavery, in spaces where we were never meant to survive, or have been punished for surviving and for daring to claim or make spaces of something like freedom, we yet reimagine and transform spaces for and practices of an ethics of care (as in repair, maintenance, attention), an ethics of seeing, and of being in the wake as consciousness; as a way of remembering and observance that started with the door of no return, continued in the hold of the ship and on the shore.” - Christina Sharpe (2016)
As the ambit of global modernist studies expands, the place of continental Europe in the geography of modernism is something of a quandary. Indeed, the continent’s place was never very clear to begin with. In her foundational essay “Periodizing Modernism,” Susan Stanford Friedman criticizes a disciplinary bias that favors Anglo-American modernism at the expense of writing from postcolonial nations. Yet Friedman also notes that the old, chiefly Anglo-American modernist studies possessed only a “limited continental scope.” Thus the turn to the globe––that is, the turn away from Europe––has consigned the continent to the disciplinary past when, according to Friedman, it was a marginalized domain in the first place.
Call for Papers
Liminality in Literature and Language: Affect and Migration
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference April 10, 2020
Keynote Speakers: Junyoung Verónica Kim (University of Pittsburgh) / Rebeca Hey-Colón (Temple University)
New Submission Deadline: February 3, 2020