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East/West Transmissions of Knowledge (Kalamazoo '17 Panel)

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:25pm
Misho Ishikawa / UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hello, 

I am looking for 2-3 papers to sit on a special session for the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo 2017). The session will consider textual instances of cross-cultural contact between the Latin Christian West and "Eastern" worlds. If interested, please send short abstracts (250 words) to the listed email address. For further detail, please see the below description of the panel:

National Seminar cum Alumni Meet

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:40pm
Dept of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 9, 2016

BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

(1916-2016)

Department of English

 

National Seminar on “English Studies in India: Changes and Challenges”

and

Alumni Meet Celebrating 100 years of the Department of English

17-18 November 2016

 

Convener

Maya Shanker Pandey

Professor and Head

Caribbean Literature at CEA 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:40pm
Laura Barrio-Vilar / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CEA 48th Annual Conference

March 30-April 1, 2017   |  Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

  Theme:  Islands

 

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 48th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

 

2017 International Conference on Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 12:39pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Narrative 2017 | Lexington, Kentucky | March 23-26

www.narrative2017.com

The 2017 International Conference on Narrative will be sponsored by the University of Kentucky and held at the Downtown Hilton in Lexington, Kentucky, March 23-26. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium. Deadline for receipt of proposals: October 15, 2016.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Judith Butler - University of California, Berkeley

Kenneth Warren - University of Chicago

Linda Williams - University of California, Berkeley

INDIVIDUAL PAPERS

Claiming the Human, Critiquing the Human

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:40pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

In the conclusion of The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon points to the limits of the European humanist subject (“Man”) and the ways in which its definition has involved violent actions and exclusions. He calls for a non-Eurocentric project to invent a “new man” that requires an expansion and reconsideration of humanity. This task of imagining and bringing into being a new human seems to involve a delicate double bind: humanity must be claimed in the name of those excluded from its purview; the claim to be human, however, may unwittingly reinforce the transparency and self-evidence of the very category that needs to be interrogated, thus further marginalizing alternative versions of humanity.

ACLA 2017: More Than Hybrid: Theorizing the Literature of Immigration

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 3:44pm
Nasia Anam
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

In the past twenty years, scholarship on European literature of immigration has often fallen under the rubric of postcolonial studies, employing analytic lenses that are fundamentally rooted in the era of colonization (i.e., the Manichean colonizer/colonized binary of Fanon, the négritude of Aimé Césaire, the “hybridity,” and “mimicry” of Homi K. Bhabha, the different iterations of subalternity posited by the Subaltern Studies collective and Gayatri Spivak).

Autobiographical Narratives and the Uprisings of the Global South: the Private, the Collective, and the Global

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:41pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

This panel focuses on the autobiographical narratives of the Global South with a particular attention to those produced during popular revolts and regime-changing uprisings, like the fall of the dictatorships in Latin America, the demise of Apartheid in South Africa, and, more recently, the Arab Uprisings. The first axis that guides our panel is the relationship between “the subject” and “the collective” (understood as the tribal, the sectarian, or the national). These texts, which are generally written by activists, public intellectuals, journalists, or established literary figures, are mostly appreciated as counter-narratives or as the petits récits of national memory.

Comparative Afrofuturisms

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:42pm
Wendy W. Walters/ ACLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

ACLA, Utrecht July 2017 

Comparative Afrofuturisms

 “Whenever we try to envision a world without war, without violence, without prisons, without capitalism, we are engaging in speculative fiction.” – Walidah Imarisha

Postcolonial Responses to the Globalized Discipline of Creative Writing

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:44pm
James Shea & Janelle Adsit / ACLA 2017 (Utrecht, July 6-9)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

In light of recent scholarship on the cultural history of American creative writing programs, such as Mark McGurl's The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing (2011) and Eric Bennett's Workshops of Empire: Stegner, Engle, and American Creative Writing during the Cold War (2015), we invite papers on postcolonial responses to creative writing as a globalized discipline. Perspectives from a wide variety of fields are welcome, including comparative literature, cultural studies, empire studies, new media, pedagogy, postcolonialism, and transnationalism.

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