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Ecology in the Particular

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:25pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Organizer: Christopher Walker

Co-Organizer: Ruoji Tang

Contemporary environmental criticism has embraced the ecological as an occasion for thinking interconnectedness at ever-increasing spatial and temporal scales. This trend in ecological thinking has been aided by justifiably popular concepts such as planetary action, geological time, and of course, the Anthropocene. Without denying the urgency of planetary thinking, we propose to investigate ecology in “the particular.”

Africa and The World: Literature, Politics, and Global Geographies

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:25pm
African Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Africa and the World: Literature, Politics, and Global Geographies

The theme chosen for the 2017 conference at Yale seeks to engage with and interrogate recent shifts in critical and theoretical frameworks from regional, national, and “postcolonial” models towards “world literature” as a framework for understanding the literatures of the Global South. How useful is the category of world literature in our ongoing contestation of Eurocentrism in the interpretation of African literatures and cultures? What possibilities are offered by African literatures and cultures for (re)imagining the world, including the “world” posited by recent theorizations?

27th FILLM International Congress: "The Familiar and Exotic in Language and Literature"

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:25pm
The International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

The 27th FILLM International Congress

“The Familiar and the Exotic in Language and Literature:

The Politics of Perception and Representation”

Sir Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, India

15-17 March 2017

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THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED

Contemporaneity and the Global South

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:26pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

For the last two decades, critical approaches to literature of the global south have taken for granted the importance of history in shaping the present. The ongoing consequences of colonialism, nationalism, partitions, civil wars and other forms of actual and epistemic violence have been taken as key optics for understanding the crises and possibilities of the present. On the other hand, in many cases the discourse of futurity has been usurped by the proponents of neoliberalism who imagine that capitalism will release the formerly colonized countries from history’s handcuffs and pave the way toward a bold new future.

Call for Papers: Literature and Language

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:13am
Philological Association of the Carolinas
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Call for Papers

41st Annual PAC Conference

April 7-8th, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 

Keynote speaker: Dr. Themis Kaniklidou, Hellenic American University

 

Areas: The Philological Association of the Carolinas invites paper proposals related to any aspect of literary, cultural, media, film and communication studies. Presentations on pedagogy, semiotics, linguistics, and literary and cultural theory are also welcome. 

FAMILY CRISES / CRISES FAMILIALES / CRIZE FAMILIALE

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:14am
Acta Iassyensia Comparationis No. 19 (1/2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 14, 2016

The Editorial Board of Acta Iassyensia Comparationis,a thematic, interdisciplinary biannual e-journal published by the Department of Comparative Literature of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, invites you to publish in AIC 19 (1/2017), devoted to the CRIZE FAMILIALE  / FAMILY CRISES  / CRISES FAMILIALES topic. The title of the announced issue is meant to cover a large span of potential research themes – from generation gap, family authority figures, rival kins / inimical siblings, to domestic violence, adultery, divorce, family loss and dysfunction, family mourning & c.

Special Issue on Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations (Guest Editors Drs Li-hsin Hsu and Andrew Taylor)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:43am
The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture

ISSN 2077-1282 (Print); 2077-1290 (Online)

Vol. 11. No. 2 (June 2018)

CALL FOR PAPERS 

Due on 30 June 2017

Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations, 1776 to the Present

 

Guest Editors: Dr Li-hsin Hsu (National Chengchi University, Taiwan) and Dr Andrew Taylor (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Female Hagiography in Hispanic Literature

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:38pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 2016

This table explores the different expressions of female hagiography whose main goal is to establish a map of the varied representations of female saints in different periods of Hispanic Literature.
In the twelfth century, Hildegard of Bingen uses the life of the Magdalene with the intention of creating her own model. This tradition is intensified among women in the Middle Ages with other European women such as Catherine of Siena or Margery Kempe among many others. 

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