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Narrative ethics and character in the representation of the past in Contemporary fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 11:11am
Dr Christine Berberich / University of Portsmouth, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2023

CFP “Narrative ethics and character in the representation of the past in Contemporary fiction”

Event 2:  Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 2023, University of Portsmouth UK

 

Guest speaker: Novelist Patricia Duncker

 

Verge: Studies in Global Asias CFP - Proposals for Special Issue 12.1

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2023 - 9:48am
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2023

*** Please note that special issue proposals for Verge: Studies in Global Asias 12.1 are due *March 20, 2023*. A previous announcement included an incorrect due date.***

Verge: Studies in Global Asias invites proposals for special issue 12.1, which will be published in Spring 2026.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: In Living Color: Exploring the Complexities of Colorism within the U.S. and Around the World in the 21st-Century

updated: 
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 5:09pm
The Journal of Colorism Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 6, 2023

The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line, the question as to how far differences of race-which show themselves chiefly in the color of the skin and the texture of the hair-will hereafter be made the basis of denying to over half the world the right of sharing to utmost ability the opportunities and privileges of modern civilization.

—W.E.B. Du Bois (1900)

 

Are there multiple forms or species of racism or simply variations of a fundamental structure?

—Jared Sexton (2012)

 

I have only one solution: to rise above this absurd drama that others have staged around me

—Fanon (1952)

Amazigh Orality in Contemporary Production

updated: 
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 4:44pm
Journal of Amazigh Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Amazigh Orality in Contemporary Production

 

Orality, that is, the culture of the spoken word, is a central feature of Amazigh everyday life, history, and linguistics, and communal knowledge. Indeed, although Imazighen have one of the oldest writing systems in North Africa, known as Tifinagh, the latter is not associated with a body of written literature, an Amazigh literary canon. On the other hand, the Amazigh peoples have an extensive and rich oral literature that includes poetry, myths, fables, songs, proverbs, sacred rituals, and tales, which are excluded from a simple textualist notion of culture and communal identity. 

Online Human Rights and Literature (International Conference)

updated: 
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 9:26am
Istanbul Topkapi University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2023

As a medium that conveys our acute sensitivities, longings, and struggles for justice, literature has always been responsive to human rights, namely, our political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental entitlements as rights-bearing subjects. The idea of human rights is simultaneously a political aim, a legal discourse, and a set of social, political, and legal practices. It figures in literary texts in the more recognizable form of access to justice. Writers and poets have always critically responded to injustices and violations of rights in their time and offered their reflections on the idea of justice and rights.

The Weird Russian 19th Century

updated: 
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 9:20am
Arpi Movsesian | Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

 

Symposium: The Weird Russian 19th Century 

April 28, 2023

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (via Zoom)

Organizers: Arpi Movsesian and Chloë Kitzinger (Rutgers University)

Keynote speaker: Jacob Emery (Indiana University Bloomington) 

 

Journal of Critical Global Issues - May roundtable

updated: 
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 9:16am
Journal of Critical Global Issues
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

The School for International Training (SIT) invites proposals from researchers and scholars to contribute to a roundtable discussion focused on the following areas:climate and the environment; development and inequality; education and social change; geopolitics and power; global health and well-being; identity and human resilience; and peace and justice. Roundtable presenters will have the opportunity to publish work related to their roundtable presentation in the inaugural issue of SIT’s flagship journal, Journal of Critical Global Issues.

Call for Applicants: Global Asias and Japan Studies Cyber Chat 2: “Migration, Identity, and Diasporas at the Intersection of Japan Studies and Global Asias”

updated: 
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 9:12am
Global Asias Initiative
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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In early 2023, the Global Asias Initiative (GAI) is kicking off a three-year collaboration with Japan Foundation New York (JFNY) aimed at creating a network of junior scholars between the United States and Japan. The collaboration will involve a Cyber Chats series in spring 2023, a year-long early career networking project designed to cultivate substantial engagement between scholars in the US and Japan, participation in the Global Asias 7 conference (spring 2025), and eventually a publication in Verge: Studies in Global Asias.

Call for Applicants: Global Asias and Japan Studies Cyber Chat 1: “Challenges and Opportunities for Global Asias Approaches to Japan Studies”

updated: 
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 9:12am
Global Asias Initiative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 3, 2023

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In early 2023, the Global Asias Initiative (GAI) is kicking off a three-year collaboration with Japan Foundation New York (JFNY) aimed at creating a network of junior scholars between the United States and Japan. The collaboration will involve a Cyber Chats series in spring 2023, a year-long early career networking project designed to cultivate substantial engagement between scholars in the US and Japan, participation in the Global Asias 7 conference (spring 2025), and eventually a publication in Verge: Studies in Global Asias.

EXTENDED DEADLINE Post-Otherness in Literature, Culture, and Language. New Strategies for the Validation of Identity

updated: 
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 6:58am
Faculty of Letters, University of Oradea, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Starting from the assumption that identity (seen as a relationship with one's self) and individuality (seen as a relationship of the self with the group) are both discursive constructs, we presume that it is the uniqueness of these constructs that confers authenticity and validation to a particular person/community/society. This issue is a subject already widely researched and problematized in theories of otherness from the perspective of dealing with diversity or even with social distancing and alienation.

Cornell EGSO 2023 Conference: Reciprocity

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 6:07pm
Cornell University English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 18, 2023

Call For Academic and Creative Proposals:

Conference Date: April 28-29, 2023

Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

“Through reciprocity the gift is replenished. All of our flourishing is mutual.”

― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

Whose South Asia?

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 12:24pm
Aparajita De/University of the District of Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 13, 2023

This MLA panel invites critical and ethical interrogations that underpin the urgency to look beyond the single-issue strategies of reading and creating South Asia in critical discourse. Incidentally, the scholarly trajectory of issues on South Asia has flattened the diversity of the geopolitically, culturally rich discursive space and its experiences to increasingly refer to India-centric discussions.

WIF at the MMLA, Nov. 2-5, 2023

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:29am
Women in French
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Call for Papers for Women in French

2023 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention

Cincinnati, Ohio

November 2-5, 2023

 

I am pleased to announce the Call for Papers for WIF at the 2023 MMLA Convention (to be held in person November 2-5 in Cincinnati, OH). We welcome proposals that relate the study of French and Francophone women authors, the study of women’s place in French and Francophone cultures or literatures, and feminist literary criticism to this year’s theme: “Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy.”

Di/Con: Writing on the Verge

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Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:21am
Literature & Writing Studies Graduate Department at CSU, San Marcos
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 19, 2023

 

    What is DiCon?

Diverge: to separate. Converge: to meet. In mathematical terms, the prefix marks the difference between infinity and defined. The Literature and Writing Studies department at California State University, San Marcos seeks papers and creative works that expand, transgress, problematize, and rethink hegemonic boundaries and definitions. 

 

20 Years After Katrina: Tracing the Storm’s Impact on American Culture & Society

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:19am
Mary Ruth Stewart and Glenn Jellenik/ University of Central Arkansas
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina saw an explosion of texts that processed the storm. Works of fiction (novels, graphic novels, poetry, movies, tv shows) as well as a slew of memoirs, literary non-fiction books, documentaries, and songs surfaced to sift through the emotional rubble left in Katrina’s wake. Our 2015 collection, 10 Years After Katrina, was an attempt to critically process these artistic renderings of the storm’s effect on American culture. In the past ten years, it seems as if the storm of Katrina texts has … abated. Only a smattering of books have surfaced after 2015—a novel, The Lost Book of Adana Moreau (2020), Katrina: a History (2020), a memoir, The Yellow House (2019).

"Forging the Medieval" in Institutions: Call for Special Issue Contributions

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:17am
postmedieval / guest editors Rebecca Menmuir and Hannah Armstrong
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: “FORGING THE MEDIEVAL” IN INSTITUTIONS

 

Proposals for short essays (c. 3500-8000 words) are warmly welcomed, on the topic of “forging the medieval” in institutions. In galleries, museums, schools, universities, libraries, archives, or other institutions, how is the medieval past forged? How is it created and curated, presented and (mis)represented, through the institution’s objects and the concept of the institution itself?

 

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Whose South Asia?

updated: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 10:16am
Aparajita De/ University of the District of Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 13, 2023

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31st annual Midwestern Conference of Literature, Language, and Media: "Ethnic Images: Between Art and Reality in the United States"

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 2:39pm
Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Conference Date/Location: March 25 - 26, 2023; DeKalb, IL

Deadline for Proposals: February 28, 2023

*Registration is now Open! https://mcllm7.wixsite.com/mcllm/registration-travel-planning

The 31st annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, is currently accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations from individuals and panels.

Call for Submissions, 2023 Special Issue: “Laughter”

updated: 
Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 10:54am
The AutoEthnographer Literary and Arts Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

American author Mark twain said it best when he wrote, “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” With the world ever balancing so much to cry about with so much to laugh about, The AutoEthnographer Literary and Arts Magazine is excited to announce its call for submissions for the 2023 special issue, “Laughter.” Submissions will be accepted in any of our main categories (writing, poetry, multimedia, video, performance, etc.) between June 1, 2022 and June 1, 2023 and may respond to the following prompts:

MLA 2024: Interpreting Italian American Visual Arts and Cultures

updated: 
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 5:09pm
MLA 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2023

This panel investigates Italian American transnational and transgenerational depictions of memory and ethnic identity through visual culture. Our goal is to invite scholars to reflect on diverse media and forms of representation, drawing attention to artists, authors, and performers who used visual components to narrate their hybrid identities and relationships to trauma, diaspora, and postmemory. Names like Fasanella, B. Amore, DiSalvo, Stella, and Scanga, come to mind, as artists who gave form to visual tropes of memory narrating their experience as first and second generation Italian Americans. 

Samuel R. Delany and the City

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:55pm
Modern Language Association 2024 Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2023

Samuel R. Delany and the City Samuel Delany has strong ties to New York City and Philadelphia. Not surprisingly, many of his major works investigate cities. We seek papers on the city throughout Delany's work. 200 word abstracts; brief bio

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 10 March 2023

Daniel Shank Cruz, Hunter College, CUNY (danielshankcruz@gmail.com)  https://mla.confex.com/mla/2024/webprogrampreliminary/Paper22607.html 

Crisis

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:47pm
Association of Postcolonial Thought and University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

Crisis

 

The language of crisis suffuses current imaginings of past, present, and future. This symposium invites ambitious and expansive critical reflections on the concept of crisis and the postcolony across time and space. We welcome interdisciplinary provocations in the humanities, arts, and social sciences that offer the potential for thinking about crisis alongside forms of resilience, resistance, and collaboration.

 

Disability Aesthetics in a Premodern Global Context

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:38pm
MLA LLC Forum for Sixteenth-Century English Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

MLA LLC (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) 16th-Century English (D024)

 The MLA LLC Forum for Sixteenth-Century English Literature is sponsoring a guaranteed panel on “Disability Aesthetics in a Premodern Global Context” at the MLA 2024 conference in Philadelphia (4-7 Jan. 2024). We welcome submissions and inquiries from scholars at all career stages.

Call for Papers: How might we study disability aesthetics alongside histories of empire, settler colonialism, racial capitalism, etc.? How did global encounters shape depictions of dis/ability?

Send queries to Penelope Geng (pgeng@macalester.edu). 250-word abstracts due 28 Feb. 2023.

The Invention of Traditions in the United Kingdom and the British Empire, 1840-1940

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:34pm
Centre de Recherches et d'Etudes en Civilisation Britannique (CRECIB) and Société Française d'Etudes Victoriennes et Edouardiennes (SFEVE)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2023

The Invention of Traditions in the United Kingdom and the British Empire, 1840-1940

 

Conference organized jointly by the Centre de Recherches et d'Etudes en Civilisation Britannique (CRECIB) and the Société Française d'Etudes Victoriennes et Edouardiennes (SFEVE).

 

University of Haute-Alsace, France (Mulhouse campus), November 16-17, 2023.

 

Marginalized Women in American Historical Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:20pm
College English Association at the Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 19, 2023

CEA session at MLA, January 4-7, 2024 in Philadelphia, PA

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 6th Annual International Conference on Border Studies Transborderism

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:03pm
University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley and Autonomous University of Tamaulipas
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Call for Proposals – EXTENDED DEADLINE, February 28th, 2023

 

6th Annual International Conference on Border Studies

 Transborderism: Reimagining Social Space

 

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley and Autonomous University of Tamaulipas

Nov. 8, 2023: Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Nov. 9-10, 2023: Edinburg, Texas, United States

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