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What Is Dead May Never Die: Italian Revivals of the Tragic (NeMLA 2019)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:34am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In today’s mass media landscape, reports of domestic tragedies, inexplicable violence, and familial collapse have become staples of the 24-hour news cycle. Meanwhile, television series like Game of Thrones (Il Trono di Spade) and soap operas like The Bold and the Beautiful (Beautiful) sensationalize transgressions like parricide, incest, and tyrannical impulses to massive global success.

Wonder Women: Amazons in the Early Modern European Imagination (RSA 2019)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:41am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The blockbuster success of the 2017 film Wonder Woman reignited a global interest in the figure of the Amazon, eliciting celebrations of female strength and independence alongside debates about her exoticism and sexualization. A sequel, already highly anticipated by many, is slated for release in late 2019.

Rewriting and Adapting Classical Women in the Italian Renaissance (RSA 2019)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:41am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

From compendia of “illustrious women” modelled on Boccaccio’s De mulieribus claris, to Machiavelli’s Lucrezia in the Mandragola, to Giambattista Gelli’s (male-driven) philosophical dialogue La Circe, women from the classical tradition are resurrected in many forms and to many ends over the course of the Italian Renaissance. This panel seeks to investigate how authors and intellectuals rewrote, revised, and (in some cases) reclaimed classical women in Renaissance Italian discourse and literature. 

Topics, authors, and questions that papers might address include, but are not limited to:

LITERATURE OF EMIGRATION FROM THE ARABIAN GULF

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:48pm
MLA 2019 International Symposium,Lisbon, Portugal,23-25 July 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

Seeking papers for a proposed session on LITERATURE OF EMIGRATION FROM THE ARABIAN GULF for MLA 2019 International Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal, 23-25 June 2019.

World & Comparative Literature in an Anti-Humanities Age

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Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:54am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Is World Literature the new, upgraded version of Comparative Literature (Comp Lit 2.0) or rather an attenuated, impoverished version of the latter? What unites us, and what divides us, especially considering that many World Lit faculty are drawn from Comp Lit backgrounds?  How do we, practitioners in these fields, rethink these disciplines for the era when humanities as such are under constant attack? In this session, we hope to discuss our shared ground and our shared challenges.  This roundtable is organized by the NeMLA World Literature Working Group as a yearly forum for discussing theoretical and historical issues, pedagogy and curriculum, and new directions in the field of World  Literature.

US as Global Colonizer: Reflections from Post-postcolonial Pakistani Literature

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Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:41am
Syeda Sughra Naqvi, Université de La Rochelle, France/ NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session will explore the rationale of Post-postcolonial revisionism introduced by the US as global colonizer from Post-postcolonial Pakistani Literature while focusing on the post 9/11 social misrepresentations. There are four aspects which highlight the theme of the session (US as Global Colonizer): 1) US hegemony in the form of Revisionism, through social misrepresentations and exploitation 2) The recursivity of nuclear power and American domination that alludes to the evolving “great game” in Afghanistan 3) Welfare of Imperialism: American influence on Paksitan’s internal policies and minority rights in Pakistan, and 4) The relationship between US (neocolonizer) and Pakistan (colonized) in the aftermath of 9/11.

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