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Critical Recursions

updated: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 3:11pm
UCLA Friends of English Southland Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

UCLA Friends of English Southland Graduate Conference - Extended Deadline: April 1st

Los Angeles, CA | June 9-10

Keynote Speakers: Jessica Pressman (San Diego State University) & Yogita Goyal (UCLA)

CFP: Social Justice & American Literature

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 12:59pm
Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores American literature through the lens of social justice.  The volume will become a part of a popular literary series published by a major press.

 

Extended Deadline - CFP:Italian Poetry from 1975 to present. Reconstructions and Interpretations of the Contemporary

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 12:59pm
TiConTre. Teoria Testo Traduzione, University of Trento
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2017

Il pubblico della poesia (Cosenza: Lerici), edited by Alfonso Berardinelli and Franco Cordelli, was published in 1975. It is the first anthology to consider the poetic generation that appeared after 1968. The novelty of these poets was characterised in three main ways: the interruption of the linear relationship with Tradition; the «tendency towards the fast dissolution of the sociocultural and ideological figure of the Author»; and a change in the literary field. As argued by Berardinelli in the introduction: «[...] The Self that produces poetic texts in these years no longer resembles that of the great tradition of the twentieth century, and probably not even that of the author’s fathers and older brothers of the preceding twenty years ».

MLA 2018: Questioning Precarity

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
Moradewun Adejunmobi/University of Caifornia Davis
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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.

NEW DEADLINE: Feb 15 - Canadian Literatures and Time

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:01pm
15th Comparative Canadian Literature Graduate Student Conference (Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

15th Comparative Canadian Literature Graduate Student Conference

Jointly Organized by Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke

Quebec City

March 23-24, 2017

 

Anti-Papers: Experimental Scholarship and Creative Pieces

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:01pm
Sterling Spork
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS AND ART

We, STERLING SPORK, want your words, art, and other detritus.STERLING SPORKis a new literary publication based out of Florida, specializing in experimental literature, art, and nonfiction. We will publish both online and in print.

 

We are tired of the sterilized hipness of modern literary magazines. We are looking for work (or play) that challenges both the author/artist and reader/spectator––work that falls in the cracks of form, genre, and convention.  

 

Cultures of Violence in South Asia

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:03pm
Kairos, the Journal of Critical Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

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.

Extension CfP - Appel à contributions : Mémoire/Rupture

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:04pm
Equinoxes Graduate Conference, Brown University Dept. of French Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

MEMORY/RUPTURE

April 21-22, 2017 | Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island

Keynote: 

Odile Cazenave
Professor of French, Boston University

Guest Speaker:

Evelyne Trouillot​
Haitian Novelist 

CFP: Literacy, empathy and social sustainability conference

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:04pm
Halmstad University, Sweden
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

CFP: Literacy, empathy and social sustainability conference

Place and date: Halmstad University, September 7-8, 2017

What role can reading fiction play in social literacy? This conference is a health and humanities conference and networking event for the public service professions. Within nursing education and schools the reading of fiction is part of the curriculum but voices can be heard asking if it is really that necessary and how it is useful. Librarians deal with literature every day. A perspective that these three share is that fiction can be a bridge in helping us understand different experiences and cultures.

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