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NeMLA 2017 - “Togetherness: Love and Disaffection in Latin American Literature”

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:10am
Dr. María Cristina Campos Fuentes, DeSales University / 48th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention / Baltimore, MD / March 23-26, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel will explore the concepts and stereotypes that lay behind the vision of love expressed by Latin American authors. Its purpose is to create a dialogue about writers’ depictions of love, disaffection, and womanhood and how those ideas reflect, renew or challenge Latin American societies. Comparative or feminist approaches in Spanish/English/Portuguese are suitable, but other approaches would also be considered.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2016, to Session ID # 16190

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16190

 

Los límites de la nación en la España del siglo XIX

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

El siglo XIX se considera el momento en el cual se consolida la gran idea de “nación” en Europa y, específicamente en España, bajo la antorcha de la libertad. Este sistema de pensamiento ha modelado las fronteras externas e internas de Europa en los siguientes dos siglos. Sin embargo, al mismo tiempo se han generado las semillas de algunas tendencias de las cuales somos hoy testigos, como la tensión entre europeísmo y ultra-localismo. Por lo tanto, se pueden individualizar multitudes de ejemplos que se contraponen al supuesto ideal que los liberales del siglo XIX pretendían inculcar a los españoles.

Masculinity in Women’s Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:12am
Susmita Roye
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel is for NeMLA's annual convention at Baltimore from 23-26 March, 2017.

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bennett can never match the resourcefulness of his wife in her attempts to settle their five daughters in life; Edgar Linton in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is a caricature of manliness; in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters, an only daughter, Molly Gibson, proves to be a better child to her father than a son, Osborne Hamley, who fails his parents; George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss presents Maggie Tulliver as a far stronger, braver and tougher character than her brother Tom.

CFP For SEA 2017: Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:13am
Jonathan Nash / College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 29, 2016

Please consider submitting a proposal to this accepted panel for the 2017 Society of Early Americanists Conference (March 2-4, 2017, Tulsa, Oklahoma)

 

 

Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

 

ASLE 2017 panel or roundtable: “Nuclear Waste(lands)”

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Seeking panelists or participants for ASLE panel/roundtable: “Nuclear Waste(lands)”

Decades after the fall of the Soviet Union and end of the arms race, the nuclear bomb and its attendant Cold War anxieties seem already deeply buried in the past. While the weapons themselves remain housed in storage facilities and silos across the globe, much of the cultural and even political thinking about nuclear weapons is outdated, malformed and covered, as it were, in rust. And yet the technologies remain relevant today, and recent world events have brought nuclear technologies back to the fore—the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, the Iran nuclear deal and even Donald Trump’s alleged remark, “If we have [nukes], why can’t we use them?”

War Literature and Trauma

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:24am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 14, 2016

The College English Association will host a panel on War Literature and Trauma for its 48th annual conference on Hilton Head Island, SC. The conference will be held from March 30 to April 1, 2017 at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa.  The panel welcomes papers treating trauma and trauma theory in war literature. The conference theme is "Islands"; potential contributors might consider approaching the theme metaphorically or geographically. All papers regarding trauma in war literature will be considered. Please send title and abstract to Prof. Andrea Van Nort at the USAF Academy, Colorado at andrea.vannort@usafa.edu.

Borders and Boundaries: Belonging in Contemporary German Literature

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:09am
NeMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In 2012, Germany became the second largest immigration country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, after the United States. As numbers of migrants to the EU continue to climb, debates about Germany’s status as an Einwanderungsland have become increasingly charged. The complex effects of this most recent experience are far from unprecedented in Germany’s national history, however. Throughout the latter half of the 20th century, Germany witnessed dramatic shifts not only in its population and national borders, but also in its notions of belonging, citizenship and foreignness.

Queer Italy

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:13am
Rachel Perry/ neMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Please consider submitting a proposal for the panel “Queer Italy,” part of the 2017 neMLA convention. The convention will take place in Baltimore at The Johns Hopkins University, March 23-26, 2017. 

 

Antipodal Literature -- deadline extended

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:02am
Northeast MLA/Baltimore, MD/3/24-26/2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 7, 2016

  Literature from the Antipodes has become increasingly influential. The New Zealand writers Janet Frame, Katherine Mansfield, Keri Hulme, Alan Duff; Australian writers Colleen McCullough, Joan Lindsay, and Miles Franklin are only a few of the prominent names. Significant antipodal literature has recently explored themes of colonial versus native cultures, nation building, indigenous culture and nature versus imposed Western vision of what should be.

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