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Borders and Boundaries in Popular French Caribbean Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:33am
Women in French at SAMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Borders and Boundaries in Popular French Caribbean Culture

 

This panel welcomes papers focused on illustrations of borders and boundaries in popular culture in French Caribbean women’s writing or film. Papers may be in English or French and may not exceed 20 minutes. Please send 250-word abstracts and any A/V requests to Lisa Connell (lconnell@westga.edu) by June 1, 2017.

Failure to Conform: The Defiant Female Body in French and Francophone Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:33am
Women in French at SAMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

This panel considers examples of French and francophone literatures, films, and other art forms, in which contemporary women articulate and/or embody nonconformist physicality which challenges social order. How do women speak against or otherwise resist socially defined borders and boundaries of normative corporeality? Presentations may address both thematic and formal examples of textual disruption that is enabled by bodies which run counter to socially constructed ideals related to women, gender, and race. Possible thematic avenues of inquiry include but are not limited to: pregnancy, aging, disability, beauty, and illness.

Call for Articles on Indian, Southeast Asian Philosophies and Practices

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:36am
Embodied Philosophy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Embodied Philosophy is an online educational portal dedicated to Indian, Chinese, and Southeast Asian philosophies and practices. We are currently in the process of building a more robust writing faculty of scholars and scholar-practitioners to educate our growing audience on the nuances of Eastern thought, practice and the intersection between these modes of praxis and the contemporary cultural milieu. 

Independent one-off submissions are welcome, however EP is seeking regular monthly (or bi-monthly) contributors. Compensation packages will be offered to those who are accepted as regular writing faculty. 

Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
PG CWWN
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The PG CWWN (Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network) are delighted to announce our next biennial conference, Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century, to be held at Sheffield Hallam University on 8th-9th September 2017.

Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century

“The past is always tense, the future perfect.” (Zadie Smith)

NePCA Conference - World Literature

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:32pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

The World Literature area for the 2017 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2017 annual conference will be held from October 27-28, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA.

Deadline Extended: Face and Speech Panel at PAMLA Nov. 10-12

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 1:37am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

The PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

This session focuses on the epistemic, philosophical, and political implications of seeing and speaking. It starts from the image of a face that speaks—an image that solicits further thoughts about the relation between visual arts and literary texts, between representation and dialogue imagination, between being seen as the other and speaking as the other.

When Objects 'Write Back': Rethinking Material Culture in the Tricontinent

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:35pm
Dr. Minu Susan Koshy, National Institute of Technology and Dr. Roshin George, St.Thomas College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 9, 2017

Material culture assumes significance of massive proportions in cultures across the globe by virtue of its ability to trace everyday life and its nuances through the signifying metaphor of objects. The historical trajectories of nations, cultures and communities function in tandem with that of the prevailing material culture(s) in as much as transformations in the latter sphere inevitably represent ruptures or shifts in the former. The stories that objects recount surpass the boundaries of time and space as they transcend both. They function as signifying metaphors, carrying multiple significations of lives lived through and with them.

CFP: Women in Literature Panel at PAMLA Nov. 10-12

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:37pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

We invite proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of women in literature. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2017 conference theme of "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, & Ways of Seeing." Possible foci might include narrative perspectives and frames; visual aesthetics; voyeurism; beauty and sublimity; and/or constructions of subjectivity.

Proposals may be submitted via PAMLA's online submission form: http://pamla.org/node/add/proposal

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