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Consumerism and Science Fiction (MMLA Nov 15-18)

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:05am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association) – November 15-18 Kansas City

Consumerism and Science Fiction: From Modernism to Postmodernism

Colonial Spanish American Literature: From the Margins to the Center

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:52pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA 90)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 25, 2018

Colonial Spanish American Literature: From the Margins to the Center: This session at SAMLA 90 welcomes submissions on any aspect of Colonial Spanish American Literature. Proposals addressing the conference theme are especially welcome. Suggestions for topics include colonial texts by Indigenous authors, women, members of minority religious groups, and others whose perspectives challenge hegemonic views of Colonial Spanish America.   By May 25, 2018, please submit an abstract of between 200-250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr. Eric Vaccarella, University of Montevallo, at vaccarellaea@montevallo.edu.

Memory and Performance in African-Atlantic Futures

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:52pm
Centre for World Literatures, University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS Memory and Performance in African-Atlantic Futures Three-day International Conference31 August - 2 September 2018 – University of Leeds At a time when new dynamics are emerging around the issues of justice (transitional, reparative, etc.), mourning and commemoration in Africa and its diaspora, the conference “Memory and Performance in African-Atlantic Futures” seeks to consider the current historical conjuncture and the extent to which it reveals new questions about memory in the historical, temporal and social contexts of slavery and imperialism. For example, h

Sweet Home Chicago? Rethinking Blues Literature

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:02am
MLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

Sweet Home Chicago? Rethinking Blues Literature

 

MLA 2019

Chicago, IL   3 January – 6 January 2019

 

What is the current state of Blues Literature? It has been well over thirty years since Houston Baker Jr.’s Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory (1984) put blues back on the critical map. Much has changed since then. Even with innovative interventions in the field (Davis, Bolden, Gussow, McGinley), blues literature has fallen out of vogue within academic circles. This panel seeks to rethink blues literature's critical value.

Textual Transactions in Netherlandic Literature, Language and Culture

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 8:59am
MLA Dutch Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Textual Transactions IN NETHERLANDIC LITERATURE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

3–6 January 2019, Chicago

Session organized by the MLA Dutch Forum

The Modern Language Association is the oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to the study of language and literature in America. For the 2019 convention of the Modern Language Association, the MLA Dutch Forum is organizing a session on the 2019 Presidential theme ‘Textual Transactions’. The convention will be held from 3–6 January, in Chicago.

Anne Gere, the 2018–19 president of the MLA, has chosen Textual Transactions as the presidential theme for the 2019 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago. This is described as follows:

Print in India Panel

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Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:58pm
c pracsis international conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Panelists are inviteed to submit thier abstracts in the panel "Print in India" in the 

C P A R A C S I S

Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia

Print Modernities: An International Conference

30, 31August&1September 2018, Thrissur, Kerala, India.

Of Survival and Struggle: Creative and Critical Responses to Structural and Long-term Violence in the Public Sphere

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Monday, February 12, 2018 - 9:35am
Professor Patrick Flanery / Queen Mary University of London, School of English and Drama
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Of Survival and Struggle: Creative and Critical Responses to Structural and Long-term Violence in the Public Sphere

A Colloquium hosted by the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London

 7 June 2018

Keynote speaker: Suvir Kaul, A. M. Rosenthal Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania, author of Of Gardens and Graves: Kashmir, Poetry, Politics (2017)

Reality, Interrupted: New Perspectives on Magical Realism

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Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 1:25pm
Liverpool John Moores University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

5th July at Liverpool John Moores University

Keynote Speaker: Dr Chris Warnes (St. John's, University of Cambridge)

It has been over twenty years since the publication of Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community (1995), a collection of seminal essays which challenged the perception of magical realism as a form strictly reserved for Latin American writers. The collection instead repositioned magical realism as an international form used by writers from across the globe and to depict a variety of historical contexts. However, Netflix’s critically acclaimed Narcos (2015), a biopic of Pablo Escobar, firmly attributes magical realism to the Latin American context once again, opening with the statement:

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