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Fugitive Futures: Graduate Students of Color Un-Settling the University

updated: 
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:49pm
The University of Texas at Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Graduate Student Conference 
Fugitive Futures: Graduate Students of Color Un-Settling the University 

21-22 September 2018, The University of Texas at Austin 

 

“...the subversive intellectual came under false pretenses….Her labor is as necessary as it is unwelcome. The university needs what she bears but cannot bear what she brings”

—  Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study

 

Extended Deadline for "Maroons and Indigenous Peoples: Towards a Sustainable Future" (June 20-24, 2018)

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 11:21am
Charles Town International Maroon Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

"Maroons and Indigenous Peoples: Towards a Sustainable Future"

June 20-24, 2018, Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

 Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Charles Town International Maroon Conference welcomes papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in exploring this year's theme of sustainability. It will explore the ways Maroons and other Indigenous Peoples have evolved relationships with the environment that can provide resources for today's ecological challenges. Approaching "sustainability" in broad theoretical and cultural terms, the conference will consider the roles indigenous environments, peoples, histories, and cultures play in securing an ecologically sustainable future.

The Limits of Form: On Literary Content

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:13am
MLA 2019: Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

What exactly is the content of a literary text, and how does it affect the experience of reading?  How should critics approach a text's overt elements and ideas?  A lengthy and currently influential tradition of thought has emphasized literary form in a variety of creative ways, but very little has been done to explain how critics should think about content.  This panel will bring together six scholars, who will each briefly (in 8 to 10 minutes) offer a definition of literary content and an example from a particular text.  Please submit an abstract for such a paper, along with a one-page CV, to pfessenbecker at gmail.com by March 15.

Note: this is a non-guaranteed special session, and requires MLA approval.  

MLA 2019 - Humour in Literature from Africa and the Diaspora

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:06am
Adwoa Opoku-Agyemang
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

This panel will discuss the place of humour and laughter in African literatures and literatures from the African diaspora. What are the various ways in which humour manifests itself, and to what end? Diverse methodological approaches are welcome. Please send a 250-word proposal and a short bio. 

MLA 2019 Conference “Ecopoetics and the Animal”

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:07am
Modern Language Association 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

This CFP seeks work that examines the intersection of animal studies with contemporary ecopoetry from around the world. The human/nonhuman distinction entails an interdiction as much as establishes the safety of a boundary that maintains human hegemony in relation to other species. Yet, the animal can powerfully redirect attention toward the necessity of humility as well as deconstruct ideas of autonomy and superiority too often entangled with human self-understanding. This panel asks how the animal negates or reifies the human/nonhuman distinction, but also how the animal speaks, or is silenced, in contemporary ecopoetry. How does the animal appear as an ethical imperative in the age of the Anthropocene and of the Sixth Mass Extinction?

MLA 2019 - (De) Constructing Precarity in the Global South

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:02am
Modern Language Association 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Call for papers for a special session at the MLA 2019 conference  to be held in Chicago:

(De) Constructing Precarity in the Global South

Performing Precarity through crises of race, gender, migration, existence, regional/national/global hierarchies. Situating Precarity in postcolonial, neoliberal Global South vis-à-vis the Global North. 300 word abstracts to be submitted by March 15, 2018 to Sagnika Chanda at: sac204@pitt.edu

special journal issue 'Multilingualism, Creativity, and the Arts'

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:19am
peer reviewed academic journal 'Critical Multilingual Studies'
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

 

 

Critical Multilingualism Studies

Special Issue:

Multilingualism, Creativity, and the Arts

 

(Optional) 300-word queries / expressions of interest by May 1, 2018

Drafts due for peer review by September 1, 2018

Guest Editors: Steven G. Kellman and Natasha Lvovich

 

Call for Papers

 

“A painter’s drawing is really his writing…”

--Marc Chagall

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