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Call for Local Stories

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:45pm
Yoo-Hyeok Lee/Pusan National University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 10, 2017

 

Call for Local Stories for the 7th Issue of Localities

 

 

 

Twenty Years after 'The Savage Detectives': On the Legacy of Roberto Bolaño (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:32pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Roberto Bolaño's novel, The Savage Detectives, we want to address the legacy of this Latin American author. We intend to discuss Bolaño's status in world literature today, as a "local" voice that was never very local, to begin with (he was a Chilean who produced most of his work in Mexico and Spain, and who included cosmopolitan references in all of his stories), but has certainly become "global" in the 21st century. Papers in English and Spanish will be considered. 

Global Wars, Local Traumas (Panel NeMLA Convention 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 9:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Global Wars, Local Traumas" at the 49th NeMLA Annual Convention (April 12-15, 2018) Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Panel Title: Global Wars, Local Traumas

Of Tattoos, Piercings, and Other Augmentations: The Modified Body in Literature and Culture (NeMLA18 Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:58am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the last few decades, body modification in its many forms and guises has experienced an apparent visibility, appropriation, and revivalism in mainstream media and culture. Spanning centuries of history, body modification can range in intensity and craftsmanship from “normal” (such as earlobe piercings or bodybuilding) to “hardcore” (such as full bodysuit tattoos, surgical modifications, transdermal implants, and even amputations).

Postcolonial Queers: Representations, Remediations, Revolutions (NeMLA18 Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 11:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The convergence of queer studies with postcolonial theory aims, at its core, to interrogate discourses that created hegemonic and binary categories that in turn became eventual grounds for the historical racialization of sexuality and the sexualization of race. By seeking to destabilize conventions of normalcy, tradition, and power, postcolonial queer studies puts forward non-normative and non-Western conceptions of race, sexuality, and gender that negotiate the spectrum where universalizing neoliberal, White, and predominantly gay love exists on one end; and where the exoticizing, orientalist homogenization of the “Other” exists on the other.

Writing Malaysia & Singapore: Shared Pasts, Global Futures

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:31am
Dr Alex Tickell, The Open University; Dr Florian Stadtler, University of Exeter; Kelly Tse, University of Oxford.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017

One-Day Symposium. The Open University, Camden, London. Friday 20th October 2017

In the last decade an emerging generation of writers from Malaysia and Singapore has achieved international recognition, pioneering new global English fiction and embarking on more confident imaginative journeys across South East Asia. This one-day symposium, a collaboration between the Open University and the University of Exeter, seeks to remap global English fiction (dominated by neighbouring South Asia) and draw fresh attention to the dynamic colonial literary cultures and postcolonial, globalising futures of Malaysian and Singaporean Anglophone writing.

Research and Criticism (General Issue on Literary and Cultural Studies)

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:13am
Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS :

Research and Criticismisa peer-reviewed, refereed research journal published by the Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Founded in 1965, the journal is published annually. Over the years, it has contributed significantly in the field of English Literature, New Literatures in English, Comparative literature, and World and Indian Writing in English.

The Vol. 8, 2017 (New Series) of Research and Criticism is slated to be a general issue, for which original, unpublished, critical and scholarly research articles are invited related to any aspect of literary and cultural studies.  

Reportage and its Contemporary Variations–special MCLC issue (Abstracts due 8/31)

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:10am
Charles Laughlin and Li Guo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

 

This special issue of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture welcomes essays on reportage narratives in contemporary China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as explorations of nonfiction, documentary, and the art of the real in film, media, theater or visual arts, and related theoretical interventions.

Edited Volume: Violent Narrators in Spanish American Contemporary Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 11:23am
Ana Maria Mutis / Trinity University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

NEW DEADLINE - 1/15/2018

The topic of violence has been of significant importance in Spanish American literature. Brutal dictatorships, revolutionary wars, drug-related violence, and guerrilla warfare have left a strong imprint on contemporary Spanish American literature. Despite this, there are few literary works presented through the point of view of the perpetrator of violence and told in his or her voice. Consequently, few studies investigate the construction of these voices and analyze the effect of this narrative design in the literature of violence.

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