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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Literary Dialogue with Chinua Achebe

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Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:37am
Thomas Jay Lynn / Pennsylvania State University Berks
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among the most prominent and admired young writers of African Europhone fiction. As a Nigerian and Igbo author, she has been linked with one of her renowned predecessors, Chinua Achebe. Indeed Achebe himself paid tribute to Adichie's talent, observing that "Adichie came almost fully made." Clearly one of the influences that shaped that talent has been Achebe's own fiction. Adichie's novels and shorter fiction allude to and draw on elements of Achebe's work, and this panel will explore dimensions of storytelling, history, politics, gender, and culture that create a complex and rich dialogue between the two authors.

Made for Translation: Literature and Globalization

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Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:06am
Victoria Livingstone (NEMLA panel)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

How does the anticipation of translation shape texts in their original languages? In this panel, participants will analyze literary works that seem to be written with translation and the global publishing market in mind or those that reject a globalized style of writing. Papers may analyze texts from any region, but must address translation in some way.

Go to NEMLA's site for more information. Abstracts must be submitted via NEMLA's site. Panel number 17650.

Global Southern Epistemologies Workshop

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Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 1:29pm
English and Foreign Languages University (Hyderabad, India) and University of Birmingham (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

The British Academy Writing Workshops 2018

Hyderabad, 11-14 December 2018

“Global Southern Epistemologies”

Link to Application Form: https://globalsouthern.hcommons.org/sample-page/

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Anti-Oppressive Solidarities: 'Third World' Feminism's Leadership against Imperialism

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:43am
50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session will present work by scholars on the literature, movements, activism, and cultural production from the regions of Latin/South America, Africa, and Asia, which have, in a showcase of imperial language, been described as the “Third World” by those in the industrial West. This session topic is vital and timely as the Trump administration’s rhetoric toward Africa as having “shithole countries” and the United States’ history of colonization as “taming countries” calls upon us all to actively resist such violently colonial discourse with the narratives, stories, and experiences directly from the people of these areas.

Laying Bare the Text: From an Erotics of Art to Erotic Literature / Le texte mis à nu : de l’érotique de l’art à la littérature érotique

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 9:42am
Post-Scriptum.ORG journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Laying Bare the Text: From an Erotics of Art to Erotic Literature, Annual conference of the Post-Scriptum journal

 

Université de Montréal, April 25th-26th, 2019

 

Conference organized by Louis-Thomas Leguerrier, Laurence Sylvain and Marie-Eve Bradette

 

Global Capitals: CFP for 2019 NeMLA panel

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 9:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for papers for a roundtable at the 2019 Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Washington, D.C., March 21-24, 2019. 
Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2018.

This panel will explore whether global city fiction is a viable category for global Anglophone fiction, and if so, whether the genre can facilitate revisions of dominant concepts in postcolonial or global studies. 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Comparative American Ethnic Literature'

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:50am
Soh Yeun (Elloise) Kim, University of Washington
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE EDITION

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Comparative American Ethnic Literature
Presiding Officer: Soh Yeun (Elloise) Kim, University of Washington
Proposal Due Date: August 1st, see our CFP page for open sessions (https://www.pamla.org/2018/topic-areas)

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Chinese Literature and Culture'

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:51am
Julian Wu, Western Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE EDITION

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Chinese Literature and Culture
Presiding Officer: Julian Wu, Western Washington University
Proposal Due Date: August 1st, see our CFP page for open sessions (https://www.pamla.org/2018/topic-areas)

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