The Africa since 1990 forum of the MLA invites submission of abstracts for a non-guaranteed panel titled “Questioning Precarity” at the 2018 Annual Convention. As a concept, precarity has been associated with a retrenchment of the state, erosion of Fordist production and casualization of labor, among others, especially in the Global North. Precarity is less frequently invoked with respect to the repeated failures of the state, dysfunctional economies, and rampant informalization of labor that have long been hallmarks of societies in Africa and elsewhere in the Global South.
Cultures of Violence in South Asia EditorialSpecial Issue of Kairos: A Journal of Critical Symposium (Vol.2, Issue 1, 2017) While the Indian Subcontinent lays claim to a rich legacy of anti-colonialism borne out of Gandhian ideals of non-violence, it is fraught with periodic flare-ups of violence between the state, insurgency groups, religious organizations, among a wide spectrum of other actors. It could even be argued that the violence has been congenital to the nation-state formation in the Indian Subcontinent, as exemplified in the rich literary tradition of the Partition narratives by SaadatManto, Ahmed Ali, Khushwant Singh, and Bapsi Sidhwa.
Splintered Boundaries: Encounters/Challenges/Disruption
April 8, 2017
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Submission Deadline Extended : February 10, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Wingard (University of Houston)
NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers
Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: The Voices of Women in Literature, Cinema and Other Arts since Independence
June 26 – July 14, 2017 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon
“Literature, Race, and Violence” is a panel co-organized by the forums LLC 20th- and 21st-Century English and Anglophone and CLCS Global Anglophone.
How do structures of racial violence shape cultural texts? How do writers, artists, and thinkers mediate and potentially reimagine violence in the contexts of colonialism, postcolonialism, and globalization? 200-300 word abstracts by 10 March 2017 to Omaar Hena, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
War, Disability, and Embodiment
November 3-5 2017
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference
in Transnational American Studies (8th Annual)
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Keynote: Russ Castronovo, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Deadline for Proposal Submission: February 24th, 2017
Call for Papers - Special Issue of CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (December 2017): History, Memory and Reshaping Identity in Post-Communist Literatures - Ed. Simona Antofi and Nicoleta Ifrim, 'Dunarea de Jos' University of Galati, Faculty of Letters, Romania, Intercultural Communication and Literature Research Centre
Achille Mbembe (2003) used the term ‘necropolitics’ to account for the existence of ‘death worlds’ within postcolonial geopolitical spaces. While work in biopolitics has privileged the dynamics of ‘making live and letting die,’ Mbembe highlights the importance of both, extending lives and making deaths.
Edwidge Danticat Society: SAMLA 89 (November 3-5, 2017)
The South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
November 3-5, 2017 The Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta, GA
Storytelling in the Literature of Edwidge Danticat