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Portrayal of Minorities in Pakistani Literature

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:08am
Mushtaq Bilal / Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session is part of the 51st NeMLA Convention to be held in Boston from 5 - 8 March, 2020. Please submit your abstracts (300 words) through NeMLA's website: In order to submit your abstracts, you will have to create an account on NeMLA's website. 

American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional Annual Meeting

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:54am
American Conference for Irish Studies-Western Regional
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 5, 2019

The Rose: Beauty, Blossoming, and Transition in Irish Studies
ACIS-West 2019
October 10-12, Embassy Suites Portland Downtown, Portland, Oregon


Beyond Ruination: Climate Change and Contemporary Caribbean Novels

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:55am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Caribbean authors have the challenge of narrating stories which can encompass the histories of genocide, slavery, indentured labor and colonialism. Alejo Carpentier, in his introduction to The Kingdom of This World (1949), is inspired by the ruins of the Sans-Souci Palace in Haiti, to imagine, in the ruination of the colonial past, a miraculous new future. His ideas spawned a genre that helped formerly colonized peoples decolonize by revaluing formerly subjugated knowledges.

German-language Comics and Graphic Novels by Minority Authors

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:00am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Graphic narratives including comics and graphic novels continue to garner attention by researchers and instructors across the modern languages. German Studies is no exception as the last decade has seen comics studies contributions about themes as widespread as history, manga, journalism, and foreign-language pedagogy. Lately, graphic narratives about the experience of migrants have been particularly pertinent in publications and academic panels.

Writing Mothers: Maternal Subjectivity in Literature

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 11:44am
Justine Dymond, Springfield College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference

Boston, MA; March 5-8, 2020

3rd MEMORY, FORGETTING AND CREATING - International Interdisciplinary Conference

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:18am
University of Gdansk, InMind Supprt,
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019


In our increasingly fast-paced societies, where information is abundant and its reception is superficial, human memory appears to be an endangered phenomenon. This is why we would like to take a closer look at the complex processes of memory. These include forgetting, neglecting, negation, and detachment, along with creating, recollecting, remembering, regaining memories, and reconstructing one’s relationship with the past. We are deeply interested in examples and consequences of altered memories: invention, fabrication, deception, indoctrination or propaganda. We invite reflection on mutual relations between memory and imagination, fantasising and manipulating, forgetting and creating.

Ecosomatics Symposium

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:52pm
Catherine Fairfield & Petra Kuppers
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Call for Symposium Proposals: Ecosomatics


We are inviting contributions to a three-day residential symposium at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Michigan (April 23rd to 25th2020), funded and supported by the University of Michigan (Departments of English, Dance, Theatre, National Center for Institutional Diversity, Initiative on Disability Studies, Graham Sustainability Institute and the Program in the Environment) in collaboration with the Black Earth Institute.


Puppet Theatre: In the Beginning were Puppets An Interdisciplinary Conference held at Salzburg University in Collaboration with the Salzburg Marionette Theatre 30-31 January 2020

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:54pm
Salzburg University in Collaboration with the Salzburg Marionette Theatre
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Puppets are a universal phenomenon that appears in all cultures. Varying in size from the miniscule to the
colossal, puppetry is of an enormous diversity: from rounded (the string puppet or the marionette, the
rod-puppet, the hand- or glove-puppet, the finger-puppet) to flat (the shadow-show, the toy or paper
theatre); from 'living' marionettes and bodies fastened to performers, to 'held' puppets (Japanese Bunraku
theatre), puppets come in all shapes and sizes. Performances involving puppets are no less variegated:
spanning art forms as diverse as folk theatre and élite entertainment, one only needs to recall eighteenthcentury
operas penned for puppets; Gordon Craig's non-naturalistic refashioning of the actor as a

Unflattening the Encounter: Translation, Travel, and Place

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:56pm
Sanjukta Banerjee/ NorthEast Modern Language (NeMLA) 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How can we apprehend the “terms of translation” shaping the construction and circulation of texts and artifacts across space and time? What sites and contexts of cultural and linguistic encounter move us to question those terms? Translation can be understood as always entangled with its surroundings, in tension with and inseparable from the place of its construction and of its reception at different times and places, suggesting that the complexity of language relations can remain constant across sites of inquiry; it can also have a flattening effect for the receiver, often blurring the line between “speaking of” and “speaking for”, and obscuring the networks of actors and processes involved in its making.