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Critical Approaches for Re-Conceptualizing the Avant-Garde

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

An “Aesthetic Apartheid” occurs when the artistic innovations of a minoritized group are neglected due to their difference. [1] The focus on white and western innovations in literature have created the assumption that non-white avant-garde poetry, "however singular its ‘voice’ is not ‘formally innovative’.”[2] Examples of this bias are evident in monographs about the avant-garde, in which people of color are far too often excluded. Dorothy Wang writes that “anyone who has spent time in avant-garde poetry/and or critical circles in the States [….] knows that these circles are overwhelmingly unpigmented.”[3]

Ireland and South Africa: Special Issue CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Geographies of Comparison: Ireland and South Africa
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Call for Abstracts for Special Issue: Geographies of Comparison: Ireland and South Africa

The Contested Space of Arab Spring

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:47pm
Nemla
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Call for papers---The Contested Space of Arab Spring (NeMLA 2018)

Deadline for submission: September 30, 2017

Northeast Modern Language Association: University of Pittsburg, PA, April 12-15, 2018

Chair: Joan Listernick

 

Protesting against corruption and dictatorship in favor of democracy, men and women poured onto the streets during the brief, but historically critical period of the Arab Spring. This potential watershed has produced a literary tide reflecting on its significance, a tide itself waiting to be explored. This panel will examine how contemporary literature has viewed the emancipatory possibility of the Arab Spring-- as a moment of historic exceptionalism or a slumbering ember.

 

Caribbean Literature and Film: Global Visions (PAMLA 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:52pm
Stephanie Hankinson / University of Washington
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Caribbean Literature and Film: Global Visions

PAMLA 2017

115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Caribbean Literature and Film: Global Visions 

 Presiding Officer: Stephanie Hankinson, University of Washington

Life Writing in African Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:53pm
Renee Schatteman/ SAMLA (Nov. 3-5, Atlanta)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017

 

 

LIFE WRITING IN AFRICAN LITERATURE: THE POWER OF THE PERSONAL

Law and (Dis)Order: Call for Papers and Panels

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:54pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium invites papers exploring aspects of law, order, disorder and resistance in all aspects of medieval cultures. This includes legal codes, social order, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, poetic or artistic form, gender construction, racial divisions, scientific and philosophical order, the history of popular rebellion, and other ways of conceptualizing our theme.

Law and (Dis)Order: Call for Panel Themes

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:55pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium invites proposals for panel themes engaging with forms of law, order, disorder and resistance in all aspects of medieval cultures. These sub-themes address a particular aspect of our general theme, and could be the basis for either one or two panels. As a rule of thumb, panel themes should be broad enough to encourage numerous applicants, and interdisciplinary proposals are particularly encouraged.

Intersecting Spaces, Mobility, and Language in the ‘Uncommon Community’

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:02pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The notion of “community” sometimes centers unquestioningly on whatever it is shared by a given group of people without pausing to study the emergence of the uncommon, the disparate or the disjointed among its members. Thus, certain practices underlying distinctiveness, differentiation, and separation are manifested in ways that may become as equally meaningful to them as their common cultural, political, religious, material, and any other structures, values, and characteristics representing them and their community.

Room of One's Own: Writing Interiors (Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:09pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Writers, and women writers in particular, long for space to write for many reasons. Whether writers wish to be away from the burden of children or partners, or whether they simply seek (a) room wherein the solitary act of writing can be accomplished, physical and psychological spaces matter. This session seeks to examine literary interiors, such as depictions of home design, architecture, furniture, the study, the bedroom, or the kitchen from different cultural and linguistic perspectives. We also seek to analyze writers' interiors metaphorically, in order to explore what is happening within the writer and their protagonists' minds and bodies in their homes.

 

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