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Examination Without Misrepresentation: Analyzing Culturally Diverse Narratives

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:34am
NEMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Please consider attending or joining the panel of the following roundtable session at the 2019 NEMLA conference this spring. In case you are unfamiliar, a roundtable does not require a paper submission, just an abstract of your informal presentation: “Roundtable — 3-8 participants give brief, informal presentations (5-10 minutes) and the session is open to conversation and debate between participants and the audience” (NEMLA).

Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:13pm
Babeș-Bolyai University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory calls for the December issue of the Journal, welcoming a non-themed collection of papers written by established scholars and young researchers alike. Would-be contributors are invited to send articles illustrating the complexities of their field of choice, engaging with the literary and cultural theory so as to promote reading in a customized framework that privileges interdisciplinarity and self-reflection. We highly appreciate critical efforts to tackle contemporary fictional works while connecting them to philosophical attempts to theorize their cultural context. Especially encouraged are cultural, historical, and theoretical considerations suspicious of grand narratives.

New Geographies in Political Thought: The Ottoman Empire and the Eastern Mediterranean (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 March)

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:31pm
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 6, 2018

New Geographies in Political Thought: The Ottoman Empire and the Eastern Mediterranean (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 March)

 

Part of a series of panels designed to expand the range of “early modern political thought,” this call seeks proposals for papers concentrating on political/legal thought that engage the peoples, locations, and issues of the Ottoman Empire and the early modern eastern Mediterranean.

 

Transnational and Transcultural Spaces

updated: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:25am
postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018

postScriptum:  An  Interdisciplinary  Journal  of  Literary  Studies

online,  open access,  peer-reviewed, UGC approved; ISSN: 2456-7507Volume IV Number i & ii (January & July 2019 issues)

Special Issues on

Transnational and Transcultural Spaces

 Guest Editor

Dr Jati Sankar Mondal, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University <skbu.ac.in>

Québec's October Crisis – Formalist poetics, formalist politics - NeMLA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:00am
NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS:   

March 21st-24th, 2019  

Washington D.C.

The 50th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention 

Abstracts due Sept. 30, 2018

 

Québec's October Crisis – Formalist poetics, formalist politics

 

What Is Dead May Never Die: Italian Revivals of the Tragic (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:34am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In today’s mass media landscape, reports of domestic tragedies, inexplicable violence, and familial collapse have become staples of the 24-hour news cycle. Meanwhile, television series like Game of Thrones (Il Trono di Spade) and soap operas like The Bold and the Beautiful (Beautiful) sensationalize transgressions like parricide, incest, and tyrannical impulses to massive global success.

Wonder Women: Amazons in the Early Modern European Imagination (RSA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:41am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The blockbuster success of the 2017 film Wonder Woman reignited a global interest in the figure of the Amazon, eliciting celebrations of female strength and independence alongside debates about her exoticism and sexualization. A sequel, already highly anticipated by many, is slated for release in late 2019.

Rewriting and Adapting Classical Women in the Italian Renaissance (RSA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:41am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

From compendia of “illustrious women” modelled on Boccaccio’s De mulieribus claris, to Machiavelli’s Lucrezia in the Mandragola, to Giambattista Gelli’s (male-driven) philosophical dialogue La Circe, women from the classical tradition are resurrected in many forms and to many ends over the course of the Italian Renaissance. This panel seeks to investigate how authors and intellectuals rewrote, revised, and (in some cases) reclaimed classical women in Renaissance Italian discourse and literature. 

Topics, authors, and questions that papers might address include, but are not limited to:

LITERATURE OF EMIGRATION FROM THE ARABIAN GULF

updated: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 6:41am
MLA 2019 International Symposium,Lisbon, Portugal,23-25 July 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

Since the discovery of oil in the 1970s, Gulf Cooperation Countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman) have employed a large expatriate labor force, primarily from neighboring South Asian Countries of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Philippines. Recent studies claim that nearly 50.4% of the total population of the Gulf Cooperation Countries are expatriates. Such mass emigration has not only allowed for the rapid economic expansion of these Gulf countries, but at the same time they have produced a number of cultural and socio-economic consequences for the countries from where Gulf’s primary work forces originate.

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