Our special issue "Writing Japan" encompasses writing from and/or about Japan, broadly imagined. We hope to feature work by Japanese writers and non-Japanese writers writing in relation to Japan, as well as work that challenges fixed ideas about Japanese identity and the Japanese experience. We are looking for idiosyncratic and intelligent work that explores the various meanings of "Writing Japan."
world literatures and indigenous studies
Submissions are solicited for the inaugural issue of Hong Kong Studies (https://www.chineseupress.com/index.php?route=product%2Fproduct&product_...). Hong Kong Studies is the first bilingual academic journal to focus on Hong Kong from an interdisciplinary arts and cultural studies perspective. Published by the Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, the journal will launch in 2017. The editors believe that the timely expansion of the field of Hong Kong Studies warrants a journal of its own, in order to provide a focused platform for facilitating exchange between different disciplines and viewpoints in relation to Hong Kong.
Edited Collection call for chapters:
Science Fiction Beyond the Western Tradition (working title)
This proposed collection is currently under consideration at Palgrave Macmillan for their Global Science Fiction series.
Dr Yomna Saber, Qatar University
Dr Amy Christmas, Qatar University
Drone Warfare and Post-9/11 Cultural Practices
How do post-9/11 art and literature represent drone warfare and its effects on the notions of war, heroism, masculinity, surveillance, trauma and human-rights? Abstracts (300 words) by 15 March 2017; Muhammad Waqar Azeem (email@example.com). For more details: https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_10234
Authorial literary translation
The study of any national literary system cannot exclude a comparative approach and an investigation into the function of translations. Our aim in this monographic issue is to study works translated by leading writers in international literary cultures (not exclusively European), and then analyse the role of these translations in the formation of supranational literary canons.
The leading writers of various literary traditions have in fact very often translated foreign works themselves by turning, on occasions, to translation as a fundamental practice for personal enrichment to creative and stylistic ends.
- NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS: Undergraduates, please send a 150-word summary of your paper (an abstract) to: Akira.Yatsuhashi@oneonta.edu
- Conference Date: April 8, 2017
- Papers must be critical (not creative) and can be on any subject in literature or composition.
- Accepted papers must be readable in 15 mins.
- You don’t need to be an English major!
- QUESTIONS: Email Akira.Yatsuhashi@oneonta.edu
Historicizing Forms and Spaces of Refuge
The MLA Forum TC History and Literature invites proposals for a guaranteed panel at the 2018 MLA Convention in New York City (January 4-7, 2018).
We are seeking historically-situated papers on how literary forms construct, influence, and are influenced by spaces of refuge, asylum, sanctuary, and migration.
While recent public attention has turned toward humanitarian crises that have resulted in forced displacement, as well as debates about the legalities and moral consequences of documenting and registering immigrants, we welcome essays from a range of times and places, not limited to the United States or Britain in the present moment.
Call for paper: Socrates Special Issue Vol. 4 No. 4 (2016) Issue - December
Deadline for full paper submission: February 28, 2017
Publication: Last week of March 2017
INVESTIGATING POSTCOLONIALITY AND POSTCOLONIALISM AS THE EMPIRE WRITES BACK
(Including creative writing and translation of texts and contexts)
This conference aims to look at the material histories and lives of subaltern women. In her 1988 essay ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’, Gayatri Spivak extends the definition of the ‘subaltern’, going beyond “strict class analysis”, to incorporate a range of different subject positions, not predefined by dominant political discourses. We draw on her definition in our usage of the word ‘subaltern’, to focus on the experience of marginalised women in the present day. Most of the current academic discourse on subaltern women concentrates heavily on narratives of subjugation. However, the varied nature of lived experiences of these women has presented challenges in the knowledge and understanding of their experiences through an overarching critical narrative.