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International conference on Society, Literature and Multilingualism

updated: 
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:14am
Bhaashaa: The Centre for Preservation and Enhancement of Regional Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

An International Conference on “SOCIETY, LITERATURE & MULTILINGUALISM ” to be held on 16th and 17th December 2016 in Pune, India.

Language has been the first sign of human evolution. Looking at our journey from pictorial symbols to the diverse multingual society we live in today, language forms an important anchor in this development. 

Language has marked our progress as a civilization. Today, the world is coming closerand distances are getting shorter. Globalization, cultural openness, increased interaction
and proliferation of the internet has made multilingualism the norm, to the extent that studies show that multilingual speakers outnumber monolingual speakers today.

Topics of a lesser grade. For a politics of the ‘leftovers’ in literature

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:58am
Echinox Journal / Les cahiers Echinox
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Caietele Echinox / Echinox Journal / Les Cahiers Echinox

Babeş – Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

www.phantasma.lett.ubbcluj.ro / Caietele Echinox

Volume 33/ 2017

 

Topics of a lesser grade. For a politics of the ‘leftovers’ in literature

(Sujets dépourvus d'importance. Pour une politique du résiduel en littérature

Subiecte de mică importanţă. Pentru o politică a restului în literature)

ACLA 2017: The Transnational Markets of Literary and Artistic Nationalisms in the Long 19th Century

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:58am
Levente T. Szabó
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

CfP: The Transnational Markets of Literary and Artistic Nationalisms in the Long 19th Century

 

Proposed seminar for the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association at Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017

Organizer: Levente T. Szabó (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)

tszabo.levente@ubbcluj.ro, tszabolevente@gmail.com

 

CFP “Refugees and Literature”

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:00am
Sladja Blazan, Wuerzburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Perhaps nothing dominates our current times like the global refugee situation. The sheer number of people seeking a safe place to live is overwhelming. As this is happening in an information society, a large part of the global population is conditioned by media images of refugee camps and refugee routes. Most people in this world are currently either refugees themselves or witness to a refugee crisis. How does this affect literature?

Animism in a Planetary Frame

updated: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 3:47pm
ACLA Annual Meeting, Utrecht, July 6-9 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Animism has been making something of a comeback. While animism remains an umbrella term for a range of local practices which invest non-human matter with spirit, recent work (Garuba, Harvey, Rooney, Taussig, Vivieros de Castro) has emphasised this investment as a relational way of being with “other-than-human persons.” In light of our growing—if continually disavowed—awareness of ecological crisis, the purpose of this panel is to suggest that “new animism” has an insistently “planetary” (Spivak, Wenzel) or “cosmopolitical” (Stengers) bearing.

Ethics and Aesthetics in the Anthropocene: Writing the Environment

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:34am
Nicole Birch-Bayley and Olivia Pellegrino, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Ethics and Aesthetics in the Anthropocene: Writing the Environment

ACCUTE Conference Panel, Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences

27-30 May 2017, Ryerson University, Toronto Ontario

Pac Rim 2017: Moving Bodies, Moving Ideologies

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:34am
Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies, University of Alaska Anchorage
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Moving Bodies, Moving Ideologies

Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies

March 30-April 1, 2017

Anchorage, Alaska

 

Writing Human Rights in the Post-Cold War World Novel and Film

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:44am
NeMLA 2017 panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

As Didier Fassin writes, the deployment of humanitarian affect creates in us “a sense of belonging to a wider moral community, whose existence is manifested through compassion towards the victims.” For this session, we invite papers that engage the theme of humanitarianism and human rights, as disseminated and made legible in the post-Cold War world novel and film. We are interested in papers that critically engage the resurgence of humanitarian affect and mobilization of empathy in the post-Cold War era—the era defined by the decline in utopian thinking and by the lack of tangible alternatives to liberal capitalism. Are human rights, as Mutua assets, simply the moral argument for the neoliberal project?

Major and Minor Works in World Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:35am
NeMLA 2017 World Literature Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Major and Minor Works in World Literature--a roundtable at the annual NeMLA convention 

March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore 

This roundtable is organized by 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. We invite world literature scholars and practitioners to take part in the meaningful dialogue on the term "world literature" and its relation to the fields of postcolonial and comparative literature, as well as to share their approaches to teaching specific courses or curriculum building. This year's theme is "major and minor works in world literature," but proposals on other topics are welcome as well. 

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