Since the 1980s, when the Jameson-Ahmad debate over how to read literatures putatively labeled as “third-world” and the notion of empire writing back to European literary traditions held sway in postcolonial studies, new contexts and ways of reading postcolonial and Anglophone literatures have been introduced and taken up. John J. Su’s Imagination and the Contemporary Novel (2011) and Mrinalini Chakrovorty’s In Stereotype (2014), for example, demonstrate that analyzing aesthetic and fictional representations of life in postcolonial realities brings into light the transnational aspect of contemporary literary production and the global marketplace with Anglo-American tastes and trends, both of which require further contextual consideration.
twentieth century and beyond
Latinx Studies has gained attention in this century and is no longer an emerging field of inquiry across multiple disciplines. This Special Issue will focus on key areas of inquiry that link Latinx and the Caribbean proposing innovative conceptual mappings that deepen understandings of existing connections as well as pointing to possible futures for the field. We are seeking in broad terms, to bring together a diverse group of scholarly voices that explore historical intersections, identity constructions, migration flows, diasporic communities, transnational challenges to ideas of citizenship and national belonging, and the place of race, gender, and sexuality in all of these.
The Philip Roth Society invites participants for a roundtable discussion on the topic of "Philip Roth's Literary Successors" at the ALA conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. The discussion might address the following questions, among others: Who are Roth's literary inheritors? Where are his influences evident among contemporary writers? In what ways (thematic, stylistic, etc.) has Roth paved the way for writers today? Is there very notion of a literary "successor" to Roth an impossibility? Formal papers will not be read during the roundtable; rather, it will consist of brief opening statements from participants, followed by conversation amongst participants and the audience members.
Call for Papers
Literary Ideas and Practices in 20th and 21st Century
United States of America and United Kingdom
Hunan Normal University
(Changsha, China, June 22-23, 2019)
Conference Background and Scope
deadline for submissions: January 28th
panel title: "Write Home: Writing, Representation, and Family in Faulkner" for Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, University of Mississippi, July 21-25, 2019.
Contemporary Women’s Poetry: Lines and Landscapes
Friday 5th April 2019
Hastings Campus, University of Brighton
Keynote Speaker: Nerys Williams, University College Dublin
Call For Papers: Mythcon 50,
San Diego, California,
August 2-5, 2019
Join us as The Mythopoeic Society celebrates the last of our three fiftieth anniversaries:
our 50th Annual Mythopoeic Conference!
Looking Back, Moving Forward
Call for Papers
Critical Reflections on Contemporary Muslim Thought and Human Rights
Journal of Contemporary Poetics
Vol. 2, Issue. 2
Journal of Contemporary Poetics is published by the Department of English, Faculty of Languages and Literature, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan. This interdisciplinary journal welcomes articles and book reviews from various disciplines in Literature, Linguistics and other disciplines in Social Sciences and Humanities.
Rebel? Prophet? Relic?
Perspectives on George Orwell in 2019
University College London (UCL)
24-25 May 2019
John Rodden closes the preface to his 1989 book, The Politics of Literary Reputation: The Making and Claiming of ‘St. George’ Orwell with the assertion:
Orwell poses unusual, and valuable, difficulties by virtue of the complex, highly personal response to him by readers; and he offers unusual, if complicated, opportunities by his politicized reception and the diversity of his audiences. The rare and auspicious fact is that Orwell has been both an extraordinarily popular serious writer and a critically acclaimed one. (xiii)
The Future of Work in the Postdigital AgeCALL FOR PAPERS, https://technologyandsocialization.al.uw.edu.pl/
Papers and panels are invited for an interdisciplinary conference ‘The Future of Work in the Postdigital Age’, which will take place in Warsaw,27-28 May 2019. The conference is organized by the Faculty of Artes Liberales at the University of Warsaw (Poland) and is part of the project Technology and Socialization.