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Space and Psyche in Contemporary Latinx/Latin American Culture (NeMLA Pittsburgh 2018)

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Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:42am
Thomas Conners, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the relationship between space and psyche in contemporary Latinx and Latin American texts. With movement across the Americas in constant flux, Latin American and Latinx literatures offer insights into this border-crossing psyche, with recent novels depicting the diverse reactions subjects exhibit in forming, surviving, and thriving. For example, the heroine of Yuri Herrera’s Señales que precederán al fin del mundo (2011) comes to terms with her subjectivity in her journey north, while the journalist of Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Insensatez (2004) finds his conception of self shaken after his move.

Edited Volume on British Women, Travel and Empire, 1770-1850

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:42am
Dr. Sutapa Dutta, University of Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Proposals are invited for essays on early travel accounts by British Women and their experiences in Africa, Asia, America, Australia, Europe, Canada, West Indies, for an edited collection of essays on British Women, Travel and Empire, 1770-1850 (to be published by Routledge).

ACLA 2018: Bodies in Motion: Gender, Race, and Politics in Travel Narratives

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 1:37pm
Shannon Derby, Tufts University; Michelle Medeiros, Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Travel narratives are unavoidably influenced by the changes in perspectives and new experiences that take place as bodies cross national, political, and cultural boundaries. They also situate the body, particularly the gendered body, within a larger context that ascribes bodily roles and hierarchies through the rhetoric of power and mobility.

Victorian Spaces: Real and Imagined

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:42am
VSAO-Sponsored and ACCUTE for Humanities Congress, University of Regina, May 26-June 1 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

VSAO-Sponsored ACCUTE Joint Session, "Victorian Spaces: Real and Imagined,"

For the Humanities Congress at the University of Regina, 26 May -1 June 2018

EXILE SURVIVAL DISSENT

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:25pm
The International Lawrence Durrell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2018

 On Miracle Ground XX

          The International Lawrence Durrell Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at a July 2018 conference in downtown Chicago. In a year marking the centenary of Solzhenitsyn’s birth and the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Durrell’s satirical dystopia Tunc, ILDS welcomes papers reflecting on modernist and postmodern writers or artists who challenged the political and cultural ideologies of their time and place. Interrogating conceptions of exile, survival, and dissent, we will explore how the work of these past intellectual dissidents has shaped our critiques of twenty-first century society.

Refuge

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 2:19pm
The International Lawrence Durrell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

CFP: Refuge

46th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture Since 1900

http://thelouisvilleconference.com/

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky

22–24 February 2018

 

The whole world was a refugee now that the war had at last ended. 

 — Lawrence Durrell, Sebastian, or Ruling Passions (1982)

 

Any man, even the greatest, can be broken in a moment and has no refuge. Any theory which denies this is a lie. For myself, I have no theories.

 —Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince (1973)

 

Place, Displacement, and Memory in the Literature of Exile

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:26am
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention 4/12-15/18
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In his 1988 lecture “The Condition We Call Exile,” Joseph Brodsky said: “Whatever the proper name for these people [refugees, exiles, émigrés], whatever their motives, origins, and destinations, whatever their impact on the societies which they abandon and to which they come may amount to—one thing is absolutely clear: they make it very difficult to talk about the plight of the writer in exile with a straight face. Yet talk we must; and not only because literature, like poverty, is known for taking care of its own kind, but more because of the ancient and perhaps as yet unfounded belief that should the masters of this world be better read, the mismanagement and grief that make millions take to the road could be somewhat reduced.”

The Forest Imagined – vol. 1, issue 2

updated: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:52pm
Artis Natura
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The editorial committee at Artis Natura is searching for emerging artists and researchers to contribute to a thematic issue on its cultural online platform. This project has taken the form of a blog reviewed and published by an editorial committee, where researchers, artists, and writers can share reflections on the reciprocal relationship between humans and nature.

Wanted: Critical and Creative Works on the Theme of Embodied Experience

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:21pm
Body of Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

A new online journal is seeking critical and creative work related to the theme of embodied experience. Essays, reviews, short prose, poetry, and author interviews are all welcome; see below for more detailed guidelines, plus a list of specific titles for which reviews are especially welcome.

C19 2018 -- Moving to Better Climates

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:28pm
The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 25, 2017

Moving to Better Climates

 

 

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