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American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, Yale University, April 7, 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 10:57pm
Yale University, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Junot Diaz and Edwidge Danticat, Robert Hass and Jorie Graham, Dave Eggers and Jhumpa Lahiri without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.

Sea Crossings: the Global Migrant/Refugee Crisis

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 10:10am
NeMLA 48th Annual Convention, March 24-27, Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel considers the centrality of the space of the sea in the contemporary global migrant/refugee crisis. We invite papers that explore the complexities of the current crisis by addressing issues such as global capitalism, national violence and religious persecution, race and gender, sexual trafficking, precarious labor, and migratory law.  Papers may address current and historical crossings, and they may consider various bodies of water, such as the Mediterranean Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea, etc.  Papers that take a cross-disciplinary or interdisciplinary approach are welcome.

To submit an abstract, please go to the NeMLA site:

Ethnic Literature and the African Focus: The Third International Symposium on Ethnic Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:09am
Hangzhou Dianzi University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016

The development of ethnic literature epitomizes the complex relationship among literature, culture, and politics in a society. The recent immigration crisis from Asia and Africa to Europe has posed new questions for academia. Are current theories on ethnicity, race, and nationality still helpful in explaining the identity of these migrants? What do ethnicity and ethnic literature mean at this historical juncture?  How do we view the relationship among ethnic literature, diaspora, and globalization?

David Mitchell Conference 2017: Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:09am
University of St Andrews, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

David Mitchell Conference 2017: Call for Papers
Saturday 3rd June 2017, School of English, University of St Andrews, UK

Rules of Engagement: Art, Process, Protest

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:11am
ASAP/Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

 

Call for Papers: ASAP/Journal Special Issue

Rules of Engagement:

Art, Process, Protest

Special Issue Editors: Melissa Lee, Jonathan P. Eburne, Amy J. Elias

Essay Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017

 

ACLA 2017: Derrida’s Interviews: As If in Person

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:37am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

 

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2017 Annual Meeting

Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands July 6-9, 2017

 

(Extra)ordinary China: Practices of the Everyday

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:38am
University of Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

University of Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference 2017 CFP

(Extra)ordinary China: practices of the everyday

 

Wednesday 11th January to Thursday 12th January 2017, Dickson Poon China Centre Building, University of Oxford

http://extraordinarychina.wixsite.com/extraordinarychina/call-for-papers

 

City, Space and Literature (Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry 3.2; deadline Oct 15, 2016)

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:56am
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

CITY, SPACE AND LITERATURE (Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry, Vol 3 No 2)

Guest Editors: Anuparna Mukherjee (Australian National University) and Arunima Bhattacharya (University of Leeds)

 

Imperial expansion in the late nineteenth century brought the phenomenon of the modern urban metropolis to the peripheral colonies. Urban modernism was appropriated in the discourse of settler colonialism in distinct and diverse ways. In the context of the colonial, the ‘urban’ and ‘modern’ opened up heterogeneous places of cultural contact which facilitated complex formulations of race and class along the lines of socio-economic, political and aesthetic categories.

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