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Levinas, Displacement & Repair - Extended Deadline

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 2:01pm
North American Levinas Society - July 31 - August 3
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Emmanuel Levinas writes extensively about the temptations of knowledge and the seductions of intelligibility and intentional consciousness as they enable a fascination for ontology, power, and war. For nearly 13 years, the North American Levinas Society has worked to preserve and focus this critique through social apertures that privilege questions of historical violence, transgenerational suffering, memory and repair.

Global Prehumanisms

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 9:02am
Renée Trilling, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 18, 2018

Global Prehumanisms: An interdisciplinary conference

Sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies, University of Illinois

October 18-20, 2018

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference, "Germanic Studies"

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8:51am
Olivia Albiero, San Francisco State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Germanic Studies
Presiding Officer: Olivia Albiero, San Francisco State University,
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website,

This session welcomes proposals in any area, period or genre of German-language literature and culture.

CFP: Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies Session (PAMLA)

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 3:22pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is now accepting proposals for its Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies sessions. The conference will take place Nov 9-11, 2018, at Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington.

Waving Borders/Affranchir la frontière

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 7:52am
University of Montreal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

International symposium of the research project « Out of place : Law, literature and migration » (SSHRC), organized in collaboration with La maison de la Syrie

Call for papers 

November 22-24 2018


Organizing committee : Marie-Eve Bradette (University of Montreal), Laurence Sylvain (University of Montreal), Simon Harel (University of Montreal) and Youssef Shoufan (La maison de la Syrie)



No borders. No fences. Free movement for all.



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UPDATE: World Literature at the Northeast Popular Culture Association

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:32pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

CFP: World Literature – Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

The World Literature area for the 2018 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2018 annual conference will be held from Friday, October 19-Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA.

Ariel 50th Anniversary Special Issue

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:26pm
Ariel: a Review of International English Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Ariel: a Review of International English Literature seeks proposals for publication in its 50th Anniversary Special Issue, slated for publication in 2020. This special issue will unpack and explore the tensions and interrelationships between postcolonial studies and Indigenous studies. When Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin published The Empire Writes Back (1989), the ensuing recognition of Canada and the United States as products of imperialism and colonization necessarily provoked questions about the people who preceded settlers. Indigenous literary studies became recognized as a necessary missing piece of those conversations.