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Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
PG CWWN
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The PG CWWN (Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network) are delighted to announce our next biennial conference, Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century, to be held at Sheffield Hallam University on 8th-9th September 2017.

Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century

“The past is always tense, the future perfect.” (Zadie Smith)

NePCA Conference - World Literature

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:32pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

The World Literature area for the 2017 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2017 annual conference will be held from October 27-28, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA.

CFP: Postcolonial Economies: Genealogies of Capital and the Colonial Encounter (edited collection)

updated: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:30pm
Maureen Ruprecht Fadem (CUNY) and Michael O'Sullivan (Chinese U HK)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Regarding an ongoing research project at Columbia University, Barnard student Sabrina Singer reflected that when she walks around the campus, now, she wonders: “What else is history going to forget?”[i] The research Singer and her colleagues are doing looks at the historical ties between the institution now educating them and the historical institution of slavery. We were prompted to similar reflections having visited Yale’s Peabody Museum and an exhibit there of Elihu Yale’s gemstones collection. Included in the display is a painting of Yale: he is pictured with a large unfinished diamond ring on his finger, symbolizing Britain’s dominance over India.

CFP - Reviewers needed

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:33pm
Sorina Georgescu/ Hyperion University, Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Hypercultura Journal - peer-reviewed, biannual publication of the Hyperion University, Department of Letters and Foreign Languages - is looking for reviewers for a volume called "Re-reading/writing Myths and the Beginning of the 21st Century". Areas needed - Canadian Studies/Literature (Margaret Atwood), British Literature (Mary Shelley, ted Hughes ), Indian studies (Draupadi, Ramayana, Shakshigopal-Bhagavad-Purana, Sudama and Krishna), American Literature (Don Delillo).

Please submit your CV to sorinamaria21@gmail.com until May 20, 2017!

Looking forward to receiving your CVs!

Deadline Extended: Face and Speech Panel at PAMLA Nov. 10-12

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 1:37am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

The PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

This session focuses on the epistemic, philosophical, and political implications of seeing and speaking. It starts from the image of a face that speaks—an image that solicits further thoughts about the relation between visual arts and literary texts, between representation and dialogue imagination, between being seen as the other and speaking as the other.

When Objects 'Write Back': Rethinking Material Culture in the Tricontinent

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:35pm
Dr. Minu Susan Koshy, National Institute of Technology and Dr. Roshin George, St.Thomas College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 9, 2017

Material culture assumes significance of massive proportions in cultures across the globe by virtue of its ability to trace everyday life and its nuances through the signifying metaphor of objects. The historical trajectories of nations, cultures and communities function in tandem with that of the prevailing material culture(s) in as much as transformations in the latter sphere inevitably represent ruptures or shifts in the former. The stories that objects recount surpass the boundaries of time and space as they transcend both. They function as signifying metaphors, carrying multiple significations of lives lived through and with them.

CFP: Women in Literature Panel at PAMLA Nov. 10-12

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:37pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

We invite proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of women in literature. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2017 conference theme of "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, & Ways of Seeing." Possible foci might include narrative perspectives and frames; visual aesthetics; voyeurism; beauty and sublimity; and/or constructions of subjectivity.

Proposals may be submitted via PAMLA's online submission form: http://pamla.org/node/add/proposal

Call for book reviewers

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:37pm
Africa in Words
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Africa in Words, a site dedicated to cultural production in Africa, is looking for reviewers interested in African literary and cultural production. Currently, our site has an average of 6,500 readers each month from over 100 countries, with our largest readerships based in the UK, US, South Africa and Nigeria. We cover books, art, film, history, music, theatre, ideas and people and the ways they interact, through their publication and circulation, with societies, economies and space.

Essays/Research Papers on Motherhood

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 11:37pm
Dr Arpita Ghosh / Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

This edition tries to look into the struggles and empowerment of those mothers who showed courage to subvert the social construct and redefine “motherhood” in their own way; mothers who dared to transgress and transcend the threshold of domesticity, thereby, carving a niche for their successors to follow suit.

We welcome original, unpublished research papers related to the concept of “motherhood” with specific focus on mothers who have transgressed or subverted the societal norms. Topics for papers may include the various aspects of motherhood but are not limited to:-

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