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Female Hagiography in Hispanic Literature

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:38pm
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. 


Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:53pm
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Call for Papers

Native American/Indigenous Studies

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016

Catastrophe and Literature

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:37pm
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks to explore representations of mass atrocity, war, and civil strife in literature of French expression. There has been a wealth of cultural production around human-made catastrophes in global or neo/colonial contexts, wherein dire situations propelled and complicated by geographic or sectarian identities are recounted through an individual lens. Whether the author is speaking from the perspective of a witness or working through received memory, s/he must often contend with multiple conflicting interpretations proffered by various factions. 

Literature and War

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:00pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 14, 2016

The College English Association will host a panel on Literature and War for its upcoming 48th annual conference on Hilton Head Island, SC. The conference will be held from March 30-April 1, 2017 at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa. The conference theme is "Islands," which invites contributors to this particular panel to consider literature on warfare in island nation states or territories. "Islands" might also represent pockets of resistance or safe havens. Papers on other topics in the domain of war literature will also be considered. Please send your title and abstract to Prof Andrea Van Nort, USAF Academy, Colorado, at

Narrativas del miedo: Terror en la literatura y cinema latinoamericanos del siglo XX

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:02pm
Lehman College, U of Waterloo, Truman SU
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

La crítica literaria se ha ocupado extensamente de diversas representaciones de fenómenos como la violencia, la guerra, las dictaduras, la represión, las revoluciones y el exilio en la literatura latinoamericana, pero se ha dejado de lado el estudio de una de las reacciones humanas que más estrecha conexión tiene con estos fenómenos: el miedo. De forma directa o indirecta, el miedo ha estado presente como tema constante en las obras literarias de diversos géneros, épocas, filiaciones estéticas, compromisos ideológicos y agendas políticas, dentro de un espacio como el de Latinoamérica, tan convulso como diverso política y socialmente.

Encounters in the Indian Ocean: Colonial and Postcolonial Imaginaries (ACLA 2017 panel)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Asma Sayed & Pushpa Acharya
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

The fluid space of the Indian Ocean and its territorial rims, i.e. Africa, Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, were 'deterritorialized' and 'reterritorialized' not only by the forces of capital but also by knowledge-power nexus during and after the colonial period. In the age of neoliberal globalism, the story of the Indian Ocean has gained a renewed interest as it reminds us of the greatest mobility and traversal with such an impact that it forces us to rethink how the processes of such encounters operate and what the areas stand for.

A 'Divided' Kingdom: Poetics of Difference in the Medieval British Isles

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 4:51pm
Medieval Makars Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In studying the work of the medieval Scottish makars, the consideration of the relationship between Scotland and England is a crucial part of establishing a distinctly Scottish expression of nationhood. Though there is much to discuss regarding the tensions that arise between these two countries in particular, this panel aims to explore the notion of difference within the British Isles on a broader scale, encouraging the study of resistance to the English literary hegemony, as articulated by voices of other bordering nations.