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Thinking Palestine

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:32pm
MLA LLC 19th Century American Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MLA panel in formation: How can contemporary scholarship on Palestine inform work in c19 American studies? And how can c19 Americanist scholarship contribute to thinking about Palestine? 300-word abstracts by March 15 to Dana Luciano: dl234@georgetown.edu

https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_10669

Transatlantic New York

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:27am
Instituto Cervantes, CUNY, & Transatlantic Project at Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Transatlantic New York Conference invites paper proposals (8 pages / 3K words approx., 20 minutes) and panels with 3 participants discussing a common theme or topic (60 minutes) about people and institutions that have worked in the complexity of this Anglo-Afro-Hispanic cultural production constituted by a variety of origins and languages, with creative capacity, disposition to dialogue, critical vision and cultural roots that have advanced the rights to diversity and its quality as well.  

The conference will be organized in sections with different coordinators. The following topics will be given priority:   

MLA: Australia and New Zealand literature, film, performance

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:57pm
MLA Allied Organ: American Association of Australasian Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes abstracts for papers on any aspect of literature, film, or performance related to Australia or New Zealand.  Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to:  Indigenous issues, immigration, health and well-being, and Australian identity.  Comparative projects that engage with Australia in relation to other literatures and cultures are also encouraged. 

 Submit 250-word abstracts by March 20 to:  machosky@hawaii.edu

Sixth Biennial Graduate Translation Conference - Extended Deadline

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:57pm
University of Texas at Dallas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

Date

Sixth Biennial Graduate Translation Conference

“Performing Translation”

May 26–28, 2017 at The University of Texas at Dallas

Call for Papers

New deadline: March 20, 2017

The Graduate Translation Conference at The University of Texas at Dallas is inviting

submissions for our literary translation workshops. This student-organized conference was

originally held at UCLA in 2004 and has since been hosted by the University of Iowa, Columbia

People of the Great Stones Symposium

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 1:20pm
The OTS Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This international symposium is an exploration of non-industrial cultures from both the Old World and the New World, with special focus on the significance of monumental building. Megaliths, mounds, kivas and cairns: monumental ceremonial and ritual spaces are hallmarks of human development that predate agriculture and technology.  Researchers from around the world will explore the traditions of various Indigenous people in pursuit of a better understanding of how civilization got on its current path.

Queer Theory in African Film and Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:26pm
John C. Hawley/ African Literature Today
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

African Literature Today (ALT) 36

Queer Theory in Film and Fiction

Call for Submissions

Ecocriticism and World Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:56am
Dr. Manoj Kumar/Dr. Swati Kumari
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Concept Note

Ecocriticism was inaugurated around 1980s as a result of environment revolution that had begun around 1960s after the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. It gives importance to the relationship between human beings and nature, how are human beings affecting nature and vice versa. With time, it impacted in various other disciplines as well thereby evolving as an umbrella term. As an earth-centered approach, it intersected environment and culture and calling for collaboration between natural scientists, writers, literary critics, anthropologists, historians, and more.

MLA 2018: African-Asian Imaginaries and New/Old Imperialisms

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:58am
Modern Language Association 2018 (special session)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

African-Asian Imaginaries and New/Old Imperialisms Special Session
Given increasing Chinese investment across Africa in addition to longstanding South Asian-African connections, how does expressive culture from the south track or analyze these exchanges? 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2017; Neelofer Qadir (nqadir@english.umass.edu) and Sean M. Kennedy (skennedy@gradcenter.cuny.edu).

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