We are now accepting abstracts for a panel to be held at the 2017 meeting of NEMLA (Northeastern Modern Language Association) in Baltimore, Maryland (March 23-26, 2017) titled "The Archipelagic Turn and the Future of Literary and Cultural Studies."
CALL FOR WORKS
Feminist Spaces 3.1 (Fall/Winter)
Feminist Spaces is now accepting general submissions for its fifth issue. Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invite students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writings, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women’s studies as a primary focus. Articles may begin or enter into dialogue within feminist discourse or present historical research. Examples of topics may include but are not limited to the following:
CALL FOR PAPERS – IRSCL CONGRESS 2017 (Updated September 2016)
The 23rd Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature will be hosted by the Children’s Studies Program, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University in Toronto, Canada.
Cheryl Cowdy & Peter Cumming
Saturday, July 29 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Seeking proposals for a special session at the 2017 NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, March 23-26. How does a riot speak? How do we articulate and explore the riot as news, art, event, and mechanism for social change? How do riots redefine urban landscapes and the ways in which we inhabit and express them? Presentations welcome on riot in literary and theatrical works, such as poems and plays by Anna Deavere Smith, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Luis Valdez, as well as work in other contemporary media and social spheres. Papers on the literature and voices of the Stonewall Riots and papers with an emphasis on urban, cultural, ethnic, and Queer studies approaches and cross-cultural approaches to the phenomenon of the riot are also welcome.
Popular Hindi films stars are a vast but still largely untapped area of academic interest. Within film studies, a number of articles and book chapters have probed the significance of stars as compelling personas, industry assets and bellwethers of larger social trends. As yet, though, there is no volume or collection that brings together a set of reflections on stars and stardom in one forum. This edited volume fills this gap with a sustained and diverse consideration of the phenomenon of stardom in contemporary Bollywood.
Seeking conference paper proposals for ASLE: Association for Studies in Literature and Environment.
The Anthropocene has developed largely because of our cultures of work and our work machines. This fact calls for a reevaluation of work. How might this effort proceed? How should we reimagine labor and leisure in light of climate change? What does the news of the Anthropocene teach us about ideologies of labor and leisure? What does the naming technology of “the Anthropocene” make possible? What does it suppress or disable?
Call for Contributions to Symbolism, an interdisciplinary journal of Critical Aesthetics
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.
Staging Utopias: Shakespeare in Print and Performance
Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: AnAtomizing Text and Stage
27 – 30 July 2017, University of Gdańsk and The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, Poland
While labor economics and political theory regularly engage the phenomenon of class conflict, literary study often glosses over it. This roundtable seeks to resuscitate the vexed question of class-bias in the academy, as reflected in the absence of or meager attention given to literary representations of working class consciousness. Papers drawing from any literary chronology and any genres are welcome. The purpose of this roundtable is first to explore the marginalization of working class life but then to propose a remedy. How can literary studies acquire cross-class agency, recognizing working class subjectivity within a traditional literary canon? This will be the roundtable's culminating question for presenters and attendees.
38th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 15-18, 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
American Comparative Literature Association
July 6-9, 2017
Utrecht Universiteit, Netherlands
CFP Deadline: Friday, September 23, 2016.
Call for Essays
“The Games of War in British and American Literature, 1588-1783”
Editors: Holly Faith Nelson, Ph.D. and Jim Daems, Ph.D.