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Rooted: Legacies of Recovery and (Re)Memory in Cultural Production of the Black Diaspora

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:10am
Howard University Graduate English Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2017

Rooted: Legacies of Recovery and (Re)Memory in Cultural Production of the Black Diaspora

“To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.”—Simone Weil
“My obsessions stay the same—historical memory and historical erasure.” –Natasha Trethewey

Islands on Sale: New Zealand and Pacific Arts in the Global Marketplace

updated: 
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 4:12am
Regent’s University, London 30 June/1 July 2017. Cohosted by the University of Northampton in association with the New Zealand Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

This conference will be devoted to the discussion of recent developments affecting the production and reception of New Zealand and Pacific literary, visual and performance arts in a global context. It will focus on a range of issues related to the creation, reception, study, translation and marketing of these forms of expression. Whereas on the one hand New Zealand and Pacific arts are being created and circulated as deriving from culturally specific locations, they have also been received, translated, taught and marketed as part of the more broadly defined category of ‘world’ culture.

Coolies and the Legacy of Indentureship

updated: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:14am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

At the “East Indians in the Caribbean Conference” in Trinidad in 1979, Sam Selvon disarmingly titled his opening address “Three into One Can’t Go—East Indian, Trinidadian or West Indian.” He presented the contradictions apparent in competing discourses of identification as the descendants of Indian indentured labourers sought to define themselves in their national and regional contexts. Selvon’s underlying question of how (formerly) indentured labourers establish a sense of belonging in their new environment is applicable to other sites of indentureship like Guyana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Suriname, and Fiji. Another identifying label that should be added to Selvon’s triad is coolie, a pejorative that some Indians have sought to reclaim.

Cfp VERBEIA JOURNAL OF ENGLISH AND SPANISH STUDIES

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:13am
VERBEIA. JOURNAL OF ENGLISH AND SPANISH STUDIES/ Faculty of Education Camilo José Cela University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 

Verbeia is an international open-access scientific journal dealing with two philological fields:

On one hand, the different fields of literary research both in Hispanic Philology (Spanish and Latin-American) and English-Speaking Philology: narrative, poetry, literary theory and criticism, Literature applied to Education and Comparative Literature. Literature and cinema. Verbeia also considers, after the steady rise of cultural studies, contributions into such a field as well as a meeting point between cultural studies and literature.

Breaking New Ground: Pluralistic Approaches to Global Ecocriticism

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 1:50pm
School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Maryland-College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Call for Papers- Breaking New Ground: Pluralistic Approaches to Global Ecocriticism

Friday, March 3, 2017 – Saturday, March 4, 2017

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Graduate Colloquium

University of Maryland-College Park

 

Keynote speaker: Dr. Stephanie Posthumus, McGill University

Abstract proposals due: December 1

 

Call for Essays -- Edited Volume on Iranian Diaspora Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:16am
Persis Karim, San Jose State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Beyond Geography: Situating the Global Iranian Diaspora -- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
edited by Dr. Persis Karim, San Jose State University 

Migrant Literatures, Refugee Poetics

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:06am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities 2017, Ryerson University May 27-30

Migrant Literatures, Refugee Poetics

Taking Drugs Literally — Troping the Human and Turning a Phrase

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:08am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A satirical post on a bulletin board in a hallway of a university arts building condemns the literary genius — citing Shakespeare, Coleridge, Yeats, Baudelaire, Poe, Hemingway, the Beats, and others — for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, proposing that we take anti-doping measures to cull the canon of those who would cheat at their craft.  Jesting aside, however, such satire points not only toward the near-ubiquity of psychotropic plant use to the literary imagination, but also to the cultural expectation placed upon the artist to trope, to turn the mind as well as the word.

American Association of Australasian Literary Studies Annual Conference 20 April – 22 April 2017 (CFP EXTENDED)

updated: 
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 9:24am
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2017 Annual Conference, to be held at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC, 20 April – 22 April 2017.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Anne Brewster
FEATURED CREATIVE WRITER:
Janette Turner Hospital

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