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Intersectionality

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:54am
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Association at The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Association at The Ohio State University would like to invite abstracts from any area of medieval and early modern studies for their fourth annual conference, to be held on October 14-15, 2016 in Columbus, OH.

 

Abstracts of 250-300 words are due August 31, 2016.

 

The theme of this year’s conference is Intersectionality.

 

Critical Issues in North African Literary and Cultural Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:54am
2017 NeMLA Convention, Baltimore, MD, March23-26
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Critical Issues in North African Literary and Cultural Studies

2017 NeMLA Convention, Baltimore, MD, March23-26

 

We are seeking papers for a session on North African literatures and cultures at the upcoming Northeast Modern Language Association Convention to be held in Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017. We welcome submissions that open original and ground-breaking avenues for the study of North Africa.

 

World Pictures: Rethinking Encyclopaedic Fictions (ACLA 2017, Utrecht, July 6-9)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Kiron Ward (University of Sussex)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Encyclopaedic fictions are being studied increasingly comparatively: with such studies as Hilary Clark’s The Fictional Encyclopaedia (1990), Franco Moretti’s Modern Epic (1996), Stefano Ercolino’s The Maximalist Novel (2014), and Paul St. Amour’s Tense Future (201 5), as well as forthcoming studies like Nick Levey’s Maximalism in Contemporary American Literature (2016) and Antonio Barrenechea’s America Unbound (2016), critical attention has turned to assessing the commonalities between these daunting, ambitious, totalising texts—and away from single-author approaches.

The International Conference on Current Issues of Literature, Translation and Teaching and Learning of Languages

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:40pm
Pazoheshgaran Andishmand Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dear Researcher,

 The International Conference on Current Issues of Literature, Translation and Teaching and Learning of Languages calls for papers (Ahwaz, Iran).

 Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of literature, translation and teaching and learning of different languages and dialects in either English or Persian.

 For more details, please visit the conference website (WWW.LTLT.IR).

Please feel free to write if there is any query.

 The Conference Secretariat,
Pazhoheshgaran Andishmand Institute,
Ahwaz 61335-4619 Iran

(+98) 61-32931199

Intersecting Global Modernism and World Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
ACLA 2017: Utrecht University, July 6-9
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

The recent global turn in modernist studies prompts timely questions about the intersections between global modernism and world literature, and the role that global modernism plays within the study of world and comparative literature. In their article “The New Modernist Studies,” Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz argued for an “expanded” vision of modernism that reconsiders canonical figures and texts, contests canonicity’s traditional limits, and redefines temporal and geographical coordinates beyond Anglophone traditions and Eurocentric frameworks.

CFP: ACLA Seminar 2017: Coming-of-age in the Contemporary World: New Directions

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
ACLA Conference, Utrecht University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Proposed Seminar for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

Utrecht University, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017

Seminar Organizers:
Alejandro Zamora, Glendon College, York University
Jocelyn Frelier & Mélissa Gélinas, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Coming-of-age in the Contemporary World: New Directions

           

Levering Expectations: Young People and Popular Arts Culture in Africa

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:36pm
Paul Ugor and Esther de Bruijn
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 19, 2016

Since Karen Barber theorized the notion of “African popular arts” nearly thirty years ago (1987), a rich field of scholarship has developed around the term, exploring forms of local African expression by the people, for the people, and most often, about the people. The concept of African popular culture has been applied to a vast array of cultural forms in Africa ranging from Onitsha pamphlet literature to Kenyan matatu minibus inscriptions, Ghanaian Concert party theatre, Angolan hip-hop, Nollywood video films, Cameroonian detective fiction, Congolese Sapeur fashion, South African cartooning, trans-continental TV shows like Big Brother Africa, and much more.  

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