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The Short Story's Global Dimensions - Panel ACLA Chicago

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:02pm
Gavin Jones (Stanford), Michael Collins (King's College, London)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Gavin Jones (Stanford) and Michael Collins (KCL) are seeking contributors for a panel on the "The Short Story's Global Dimensions" at the Annual Meeting of the ACLA in Chicago, 19th - 22nd March 2020. Abstract proposals of around 200 words should be sent to the organisers by August 30th.

 

https://www.acla.org/short-storys-global-dimensions  

 

Can the Other Speak? Productive Difficulties in Ethnic and Postcolonial Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:01pm
Misun Dokko / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Can the Other Speak? Productive Difficulties in Ethnic and Postcolonial Literature 

Our 2020 NeMLA panel emerges from Gayatri Spivak’s seminal question, “can the subaltern speak?” Following Spivak’s response to this question, we will investigate moments when subalterns cannot speak or have difficulty speaking. Our inquiry into these moments will build on and sharpen conversations about otherness with respect to literary texts and beyond.

Asian Diasporic Literature: Past, Present and Future

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:55pm
Universiti Sains Malaysia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

We would like to invite you to the 2020 International Conference on Literature: “Asian Diasporic Literature: Past, Present and Future”. The conference is organized by the Postgraduate Students’ Club of the School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and takes place on 29-23 July 2020, in Penang, Malaysia. (http://icl.usm.my/index.php)

Fashion Without Borders: Mapping the Transnational Threads of Sartorial Storytelling

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:51pm
Siobhan Mei, University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Seminar Proposal for the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting

March 19-22, 2020

Clothes, as fashion scholar Tanisha Ford writes, serve as a “powerful social skin”. While the selection of what one wears is linked to taste and trends, clothes can also reflect one’s socioeconomic status, age, physical ability, gender, ethnicity, ancestry, and politics. In this way, clothes often function simultaneously as an assertion of one’s individual self and as a mode of publicly claiming community. Its historical role in the construction of identity situates fashion as unique within the material world and, as this seminar suggests, within literary cultures as well.

Retrospective Modernism - The Third Annual International Conference of MSIA

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:40pm
Modernist Studies in Asia Network (MSIA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

                                                                                        14-16 May 2020

Fudan University, Shanghai

 

Keynote Speakers 

Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers University)

 Simon During (University of Melbourne)

Matthew Hart (Columbia University)

Call for Papers for the Next Issue Volume: 29, Issue: 2, Year: 2019

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:40pm
Litera: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies - Dil, Edebiyat ve Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE NEXT ISSUE

Volume: 29, Issue: 2, Year: 2019

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The Power and Limits of Narrative in Opposing Injustice (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Literature, film, and other forums for bearing witness to injustice can create space for voices that have been silenced. They can lead to the recognition of people subjected to human rights violations. As such, narratives of witness have the power to connect people across divisions of nation, culture, and experience. They may contribute to shared national and even transnational identities.

Comparative Culture and Queer Postcolonialisms: In Dialogue with Sara Ahmed

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:56pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

When did become “feminism” become a word that not only spoke to you, but spoke you, spoke of your existence, spoke you into existence? -Living a Feminist Life (Sara Ahmed, 2017)

When interviewed by Ray Filar about her book, Living a Feminist Life (2017), scholar Sara Ahmed is asked about the word “feminism.”1 She replies the following:

[ACLA seminar] New Perspectives on the Indian New Wave: Fifty Years On

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:32pm
Usha Iyer/Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Call for Abstracts

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2020

Conference Dates: March 19th-22nd 2020, Chicago

Abstract submission deadline: Sept 23, 2019 (9 a.m. EST)

 

New Perspectives on the Indian New Wave: Fifty Years On

(https://www.acla.org/new-perspectives-indian-new-wave-fifty-years)

Organizers: Manishita Dass (Royal Holloway, University of London) & Usha Iyer (Stanford University)

 

Latinx Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:59pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Session Description:

This session welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Latinx literature and culture, but this year, given the conference theme of "Send In the Clowns," papers that attempt to engage with this theme are particularly welcome.

Additional Session Information:

We are currently in a first come, first served submission portion. While the final deadline for submission is 08/10/2019, once there are enough paper proposals, we will close the session.

Please submit any promising work you may have and reach out with any questions.

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