This panel aims to use the framework of oceanic studies to interrogate Victorian sea fiction. We welcome work on nineteenth-century writers across the Anglophone world, though could be open to works in other languages. We are particularly looking for works that do not fall into traditional nationalist canons of literature or works that epitomize transnational networks of culture, empire, and economics.
world literatures and indigenous studies
Research Papers on World Literature deadline for submissions: June 30, 2017 full name / name of organization: Impressions : A Bi-Annual Refereed Journal of English Studies contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ImpressionsA Bi-Annual Refereed Journal of English Studies ISSN 0974-892X
The latest issue of Impressions (Vol. XI, Issue I, January 2017) is now accessible at www.impressions.org.in.
Traditionally, the study of early Chinese philosophy has been bifurcated along a specific methodological axis. Classical sinology has often focused on issues of textual criticism and reconstruction of certain lines of intellectual filiation between texts and schools, while comparative philosophy has tried instead to extract from these texts certain kinds of issues and truth claims which could intervene in debates often still founded on European texts. Both of these perspectives are important, and they have never been hermetically sealed, as many scholars have been comfortable working in both modes. However, this structural orientation of the discipline has encouraged a certain kind of binary vision when approaching early Chinese texts: the proper frami
In keeping with the SAMLA 89 conference theme of “High/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” we invite participants to explore the convergence of time and place in the works of Caribbean writers living in and in between socially constructed spaces. These might be identified as spaces where traditional and global cultures interface; where authors construct a world without borders in it; and where identities crossover and are transformed in the process. Narrativity and narratology are important aspects of such Caribbean writing, so we welcome papers with an interest in the narrative and/or poetic structure of the work under examination.
CFP: CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 19:5 (2017)
Vol. 19 No. 5 | December 2017
Call for Papers
Special Issue - “Suffering, Endurance, Understanding: New Discourses in Philosophy and Literature. Eds. Frank Stevenson, Douglas Berman, Emily Chow.
Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2017 (extended from June 15)
When Objects 'Write Back': Rethinking Material Culture in the Tricontinent
Call for Papers Textos Híbridos Vol. 6 (2017)
Textos Híbridos, the only academic journal dedicated exclusively to the study of the Latin American and U.S. Latinx chronicle, invites submissions for its upcoming issue.
The journal publishes:
• scholarly articles
• book reviews
• creative work
• audio-visual submissions
Submissions may be sent by email or through the journal’s website.
Journal website: www.textoshibridos.com
In the face of violence, acts of witness are crucial to reaffirm the humanity of those that have been dehumanized, rebuild social worlds, and assert new communal bonds. At the same time, efforts at witnessing are fraught with risk. Personal testimonies may increase feelings of isolation instead of yielding catharsis. Writers, scholars, and artists who strive to represent acts of violence risk turning suffering into spectacle and re-inscribing binaries of agency versus victimhood. No act of witness can encompass a person’s experience; there is always more to know than any narrative or representation could portray.