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Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Dr. S. Daithota
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

 

Tentative Title: Diaspora Poetics and Homing in South Asian Women’s Writing

Editor: Dr. S Daithota

MLA 2018: Questioning Precarity

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
Moradewun Adejunmobi/University of Caifornia Davis
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Africa since 1990 forum of the MLA invites submission of abstracts for a non-guaranteed panel titled “Questioning Precarity” at the 2018 Annual Convention. As a concept, precarity has been associated with a retrenchment of the state, erosion of Fordist production and casualization of labor, among others, especially in the Global North. Precarity is less frequently invoked with respect to the repeated failures of the state, dysfunctional economies, and rampant informalization of labor that have long been hallmarks of societies in Africa and elsewhere in the Global South.

Movement and (Im)mobility: Writing as Cartography

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Movement and (Im)mobility: Writing as Cartography

Tenth Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference

Saturday, May 6, 2017, BC Student Center

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Rachel Adams, Columbia University

 

NEW DEADLINE: Feb 15 - Canadian Literatures and Time

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:01pm
15th Comparative Canadian Literature Graduate Student Conference (Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

15th Comparative Canadian Literature Graduate Student Conference

Jointly Organized by Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke

Quebec City

March 23-24, 2017

 

NEH Summer Institute for College/University Teachers

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:04pm
Nancy Barbour, Oregon State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers
Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: The Voices of Women in Literature, Cinema and Other Arts since Independence

June 26 – July 14, 2017 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon
http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/centers-and-initiatives/neh-summer-institute-2017

MLA 2018: Literature, Race, and Violence

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:04pm
Dr. Omaar Hena, Wake Forest University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

“Literature, Race, and Violence” is a panel co-organized by the forums LLC 20th- and 21st-Century English and Anglophone and CLCS Global Anglophone.

How do structures of racial violence shape cultural texts? How do writers, artists, and thinkers mediate and potentially reimagine violence in the contexts of colonialism, postcolonialism, and globalization? 200-300 word abstracts by 10 March 2017 to Omaar Hena, henao@wfu.edu or omaarhena@gmail.com.

 

 

The 16th Annual University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Student Theatre Conference Impetus / Action / Reaction

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:04pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Student Theatre Conference / UW-Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2017

The 16th Annual University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Student Theatre Conference

Impetus / Action / Reaction

 

Call for Papers, Discussion Panels, Workshops, and Performances

April 7th & 8th, 2017

The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Union South

 

The UW-Madison Theatre and Drama Graduate Student Organization (TDGSO) will sponsor the Graduate Student Theatre Conference on April 7th and 8th, 2017. The theme for this conference is based upon the instigation and methodology that leads to performative action, both on stage and in our communities.

 

Blank spaces. A Survey on Absence

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:08am
University of Salerno - Graduate Conference 2017 DIPSUM Unisa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Blank Spaces
A Survey on Absence

Salerno, 6th-7th July 2017
University of Salerno, Fisciano Campus
Aula Nicola Cilento

Keynote speakers:

NICOLA GARDINI
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

ENRICO TERRINONI
UNIVERSITY FOR FOREIGNERS OF PERUGIA

ANNA M. THORNTON
UNIVERSITY OF L’AQUILA

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Inter-Ethnicity

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:25am
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

In the opening pages of Sherman Alexie's Reservation Blues (1995), Spokane Indian storyteller Thomas Builds-the-Fire comes into ownership of legendary African American bluesman Robert Johnson's guitar, a magical object that both furthers his band's musical aptitude and reopens the scars of historical memory. In Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land (1996), her titular Chinese-American protagonist, newly-relocated to an affluent New York suburb, converts to Judaism, arguing to her mother, "we are a minority, like it or not, and if you want to know how to be a minority, there's nobody better at it than the Jews."

 

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