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Claiming the Human, Critiquing the Human

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:40pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

In the conclusion of The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon points to the limits of the European humanist subject (“Man”) and the ways in which its definition has involved violent actions and exclusions. He calls for a non-Eurocentric project to invent a “new man” that requires an expansion and reconsideration of humanity. This task of imagining and bringing into being a new human seems to involve a delicate double bind: humanity must be claimed in the name of those excluded from its purview; the claim to be human, however, may unwittingly reinforce the transparency and self-evidence of the very category that needs to be interrogated, thus further marginalizing alternative versions of humanity.

On-going CFP, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 3:47pm
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is

- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

Comparative Afrofuturisms

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:42pm
Wendy W. Walters/ ACLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

ACLA, Utrecht July 2017 

Comparative Afrofuturisms

 “Whenever we try to envision a world without war, without violence, without prisons, without capitalism, we are engaging in speculative fiction.” – Walidah Imarisha

Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:44pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature 

Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature" at

The 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

Pedagogy: Considering Diversity in the English Curriculum (CEA 3/30-4/1/17)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 3:40pm
Charles Ernst / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations on pedagogical considerations of diversity issues in the English curriculum.  Papers should address topics like the following:  curricular concerns and imaginative solutions to the development of courses treating ethnic literatures, spiritual orientations, and/or gender-identity readings; selection of materials and modes of presentation; multicultural vs.

Latinx Lives, Matters, and Imaginaries: Theorizing Race in the 21st Century

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:52pm
3rd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 12, 2016

The 3rd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory

and Criticism Conference

 

Latinx Lives, Matters, and Imaginaries:

Theorizing Race in the 21st Century

 

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

City University of New York

 

April 13-15, 2017

Abstracts due: December 12th, 2016

 

 

ASECS 2017: "Police" Before the Police

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 3:40pm
Sarah Nicolazzo, UCSD
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CFP for panel at 2017 ASECS National Conference, March 30-April 2, Minneapolis

Africa and The World: Literature, Politics, and Global Geographies

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:25pm
African Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Africa and the World: Literature, Politics, and Global Geographies

The theme chosen for the 2017 conference at Yale seeks to engage with and interrogate recent shifts in critical and theoretical frameworks from regional, national, and “postcolonial” models towards “world literature” as a framework for understanding the literatures of the Global South. How useful is the category of world literature in our ongoing contestation of Eurocentrism in the interpretation of African literatures and cultures? What possibilities are offered by African literatures and cultures for (re)imagining the world, including the “world” posited by recent theorizations?

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