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Youth and Violence in Contemporary Literature and Media

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:38pm
49th NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Young adults have historically been both subject to and perpetrators of violence, regardless of social class or culture of provenience. In the 20th and 21st century, literature and media have paid special attention to this relationship, focusing particularly on how violence shapes youths who will become the "leaders of tomorrow." Different cultures assign distinct values to the threats and challenges young adults face and, likewise, demonstrate varying responses to violence against or by youths.

Visualizing Change: Graphic Arts and Literature in the Contemporary Arab World

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 2:43am
Eid Mohamed and Barkuzar Dubbati (Guest Editors) / Arab Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

This special issue focuses on the rise of graphic arts, Comics and Memes in the Arab world as a means of expression, representation, and political resistance against ideological hegemony. The aim of this Special Issue is to explore Graphic arts, Comics and Memes, and their uses and functions in a changing Arab world. We are interested in scholarly works that examine the intersectionality of the literary and artistic production created before, during, and after the Arab uprisings and the significance of the development of visual means of production of these works especially in relation to online communication. The uprisings that began in Tunisia in December 2010 popularized the use of non-traditional and independent media for publishing.

The Holocaust and the Domestic

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:18pm
NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

As Holocaust survivors were liberated from concentration camps, prisons, and places of hiding—among other compromised milieus they were forced to inhabit from 1939–45—they brought the memories and the trauma of the Holocaust to the places they eventually came to call “home.” Bringing such emotional and psychological burdens with them, many survivors settled abroad—from Argentina to Canada and from the United States to Israel—and established families, rearing those who would later be called “second-generation” Holocaust witnesses. These children of Holocaust survivors (and their children) have become the carriers and bearers of their parents’ memories and trauma that came to define the domestic experience of survivor households.

Appropriation and Its Discontents (ACLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:20pm
ACLA at UCLA, 3/29/18-4/01/18
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

A couple of years ago, when the conceptual poet Kenneth Goldsmith read “The Body of Michael Brown,” an appropriation of Brown’s autopsy report for a conference at Brown University, he unleashed a furious debate about the politics of speaking for another people’s pain or experience.  While some accused him of bad taste and pointed to the long, colonial history of white male artists using black bodies as fodder for their art, others defended the right of the artist to provoke and explore, and decried what they considered the essentialism behind condemnations of Goldsmith’s pieces.  Appropriation’s discontents are also evident in such recent controversies as the protests against the exhibit of Dana Schutz's "Open Casket" at the Whitney Biennial (and the subs

Fellowship in Ideas

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:20pm
Harrison Middleton University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Harrison Middleton University (www.hmu.edu) is launching a Fellowship in Ideas. This is a writing and discussion project in the humanities designed for a recent university graduate from any field who has an interest in the humanities, interdisciplinary dialogue, and intellectual and professional enrichment.

The Ocean and the Seas

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

Where are your monuments, your battles, martyrs?

Where is your tribal memory? Sirs,

in that grey vault. The sea. The sea

has locked them up. The sea is History.

            —Derek Walcott, “The Sea is History”

 

Call for Papers

The University of Toronto’s Centre for Comparative Literature’s 28th Annual Conference

The Ocean and the Seas

Literature (General)

updated: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:01pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

 

 

Call for Papers

Literature (General)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017

 

In Search of the Hero(es) within the Genre and Beyond

updated: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:36am
Department of English, MMV, Banaras Hindu University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

In Search of the Hero(es) within the Genre and Beyond

 

“A Hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”

-       Joseph Campbell

 

Alternative Realities: Myths, Lies, Truths, and Half-Truths (Articles: 6/15/2018)

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 4:01pm
Abbes Maazaoui / Lincoln University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

The Lincoln Humanities Journal is requesting submissions for its 6th special issue, to be published in December 2018, on the topic of Alternative Realities: Myths, Lies, Truths, and Half-Truths. Contributors are invited to examine (a) the truths of what is fact and what is fiction; (b) the real, the fake and their representations: art, illusion and history; (c) the misuse of deception; and (d) the ethical, cultural, political, and social ambivalence toward myths, lies, truths, and half-truths.

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