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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.

Cultural and Literary Transmission in the Global Middle Ages (Kalamazoo 2017)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 8:30am
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies - Kalamazoo, MI - May 11-14, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Scholarship on the global Middle Ages has flourished in recent years, examining the role that a

global community played in the medieval period. Such work demonstrates the remarkable links

between various civilizations in the medieval period and the extent to which the Middle Ages truly

were a hotbed of trade. Recent scholarship has considered the cultural interactions of trade, literary

transmission, pilgrimage, religious conversion, explorers, colonization, and military expeditions. For

instance, literary scholars have shown that the story of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, traveled from

India through texts in Armenian, Arabic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Greek, Latin, Russian, and other versions,

Abhinavgupta A re-reading

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:51am
Bhavan's Arts and Commerce College Ahmedabad India
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Details of Seminar:

Theme:

“ABHINAVGUPTA-A RE-READING

Aims/ Objectives

The aim of organizing this seminar is as follows.

Intersectionality

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:54am
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Association at The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Association at The Ohio State University would like to invite abstracts from any area of medieval and early modern studies for their fourth annual conference, to be held on October 14-15, 2016 in Columbus, OH.

 

Abstracts of 250-300 words are due August 31, 2016.

 

The theme of this year’s conference is Intersectionality.

 

Critical Issues in North African Literary and Cultural Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:54am
2017 NeMLA Convention, Baltimore, MD, March23-26
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Critical Issues in North African Literary and Cultural Studies

2017 NeMLA Convention, Baltimore, MD, March23-26

 

We are seeking papers for a session on North African literatures and cultures at the upcoming Northeast Modern Language Association Convention to be held in Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017. We welcome submissions that open original and ground-breaking avenues for the study of North Africa.

 

World Pictures: Rethinking Encyclopaedic Fictions (ACLA 2017, Utrecht, July 6-9)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Kiron Ward (University of Sussex)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Encyclopaedic fictions are being studied increasingly comparatively: with such studies as Hilary Clark’s The Fictional Encyclopaedia (1990), Franco Moretti’s Modern Epic (1996), Stefano Ercolino’s The Maximalist Novel (2014), and Paul St. Amour’s Tense Future (201 5), as well as forthcoming studies like Nick Levey’s Maximalism in Contemporary American Literature (2016) and Antonio Barrenechea’s America Unbound (2016), critical attention has turned to assessing the commonalities between these daunting, ambitious, totalising texts—and away from single-author approaches.

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