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.
twentieth century and beyond
CFP: 2018 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth
The annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality graduate student work written within the past year on any aspect of Philip Roth’s work.
We recommend that faculty encourage their students to submit papers, and we welcome submissions from Roth Society members and non-members alike.
Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font to Maggie McKinley, the Philip Roth Society Program Director, at email@example.com.
Editors: Alla Ivanchikova and Robert Maclean
Abstracts due: October 31, 2018
This edited collection of essays seeks to answer the following question: what does “Lenin” and “Leninism” signify today? What is the future of Leninism? Why, after thirty years of iconoclasm (that involved the removal of statues of Lenin throughout the former socialist world), in spite of concerted efforts to demote, deconstruct, and discredit Leninist mode of thinking, does the specter of Lenin return to haunt our turbulent political present?
Faulkner’s Transgressive Fictions
A Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network Panel
The 64th Annual British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Conference at
the University of Sussex (25-27 April, 2019)
2nd Global Conference
Saturday 13th April to Sunday 14th April 2019
CFP: “Contemporary Literature and/as Archive”
Special Issue, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference
March 7th-10th, 2019
Panel Title: Neoliberalism: Between Utopia and Dystopia
Please send paper/presentation proposals of 3000 or fewer characters to the ACLA seminar website to on or before Thursday, September 20th at 9 AM: https://www.acla.org/neoliberalism-between-utopia-and-dystopia
This panel seeks to examine utopian representations of (neo)liberalism in 20th century literature and culture, emphasizing comparative connections to (neo)liberal political philosophy and economic theory.
“Refugee and immigrant are very different. A refugee is someone ejected from his or her past, who has no future, whose present is totally empty of meaning. In a refugee camp, you live outside of time – you don’t know when you’re going to eat, let alone when you’re going to get out of there. And you’re also outside of space because the camp is a no man’s land. To be a human being you have to be part of something. The first time we got an official piece of paper from Canada, my whole family stared at it – until then, we were stateless, part of nothing.”
CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS FOR EJES - European Journal of English Studies special issue:
Guest editors: Elahe Haschemi Yekani (Berlin), Anson Koch-Rein (Grinnell) and Jasper Verlinden (Berlin)