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Liberalism and Islam in Contemporary Global Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:14pm
Priyadarshini Gupta/ O.P. Jindal Global University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 29, 2022

Post-9/11 interdisciplinary scholarship has considered questions of Islamophobia, Islam’s incompatibility with the democracy, Muslims as either ‘victims’ or ‘perpetrators’, or Muslims responding or adapting to the Muslim demonization in and outside the Muslim world. But there is little to no scholarship on how Islam in everyday life shapes or is shaped by western liberalism in post-9/11 global fiction. To that effect, this panel aims to understand the complicated relationship between liberalism and Islam through contemporary Muslim literature. It also seeks to understand the ways in which contemporary fiction and its depiction of “acceptable” Islam have Orientalized Muslims in a post-9/11 economy.

Call for papers: MLA 2023; Africa since 1990 forum panel

updated: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 7:03pm
Shirin Edwin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

 

MLA annual convention--African since 1990 forum-- guaranteed session panel. 

Papers invited on types and conditions of work and labor as connected to gender, class, ethnicity, or other social groups and identities in African literatures.

Send 150-word abstracts and CV to shirin.edwin@metrostate.edu

Deadline for submissions is March 20, 2022.

Understanding the Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Violence in the Public Imagination Conference: CFP

updated: 
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 3:28pm
Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Call for Proposals: Understanding the Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Violence in the Public Imagination Conference

September 21 – 23, 2022

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Call for Papers, Panels, Roundtables, and Presentations

Keynote Speakers: Susan Neiman, PhD (Einstein Forum, Germany) Donald Fixico (Shawnee, Sac and Fox, Muscogee Creek and Seminole), PhD (Arizona State University, USA)

(In)visible Borders: Narrating Centers & Peripheries (April 8-10, 2022)

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 9:54am
Universté de Montreal / English Graduate Students' Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 18, 2022

Conversations concerned with borders often address the extent of geopolitics, the anthropocene, and the techno-industrial. Yet, “the meaning of the word border has progressively changed from a fact of nature to a cultural, political, and ideological product of human will (Power 6-13; Harvey). Natural frontiers do not exist either in a topographical or in a linguistic sense, and the self-conscious linking of place and identity is quite a modern phenomenon” (Spiridon 376).

Call for Contributions to The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal Special Issues: Celebrating the Two Hundredth Anniversaries of The Pioneers and The Pilot

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:52am
The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal is the official publication of the James Fenimore Cooper Society. Published twice a year, it promotes the study of the life and works of James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851). The Cooper Society draws its membership from scholars and enthusiasts from about a dozen countries.

 

Critical reflections on pandemic politics: left-wing, feminist and anti-racist critiques

updated: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 5:05am
The Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) at Utrecht University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 11, 2022

As various formats of lockdown to contain the Covid-19 virus in many nations across the world continue into their second year, there is an urgent need to critically analyze this situation and its historical backdrop from more traditionally left-oriented perspectives. This urgent need is likewise required in light of the more recent global vaccine rollouts and various digital health pass mandates that have followed as a supposed ‘way out’ of the lockdown logic. Such lockdowns, health pass mandates, and blanket vaccine rollouts clearly attempt to posit some kind of ‘public good’ or ‘solidarity’ over more individualist considerations; sentiments which on the surface appear to be benevolent and even left-oriented.

Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 6:01am
University of Brighton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Call for Papers
Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women’s Writing
International Conference


Confirmed Keynote Speaker:
Bernardine Evaristo


Venue:
University of Brighton, UK
Dates:
21st-23rd July 2022


Deadline for Submission:
28th February 2022

Abstract Deadline Extended: BWWC "Borders"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:46am
British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

The organizing committee of the 2022 British Women Writers Conference recognizes that recent Omicron surge has made the start of many people’s semesters challenging. For that reason, we are extending the abstract deadline to January 31st. Thank you to all who have already submitted their abstracts. We are looking forward to an exciting and energizing event May 19–21!

Verge Issue 10.1 CfP

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:51am
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2022

Verge: Studies in Global Asias Issue 10.1

Special Issue: brown/ness(es)

Edited by Neelofer Qadir (University of North Carolina Greensboro), Naveen Minai (University of Toronto), and Tina Chen (Penn State)

Deadline: August 15, 2022

Feeling brown, feeling down. Feeling down, being brown. A name for law, a name for affect, a name for ontology, a name for relation, a name for not relation, a name for antagonism, a name for empire(s), a name for capital, a name for an accusation, a name that can be convenient, a name that does not work, a name that can stop working, a name for shades, a name for fantasy.

LITERATURA, CULTURA Y EDUCACIÓN en la producción cultural ecuatoriana

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:50am
La Asociación de Ecuatorianistas (Estudios de Literatura, Lengua y Cultura), la Universidad Nacional de Educación y la Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Convocatoria al vigésimo segundo congreso 2022

Bajar la convocatoria, archivo PDF

La Asociación de Ecuatorianistas (Estudios de Literatura, Lengua y Cultura),
la Universidad Nacional de Educación y la Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana
convocan a los interesados a participar en el próximo congreso que tendrá lugar del
13-15 de julio de 2022 en Azogues.

Tema general:

 

LITERATURA, CULTURA Y EDUCACIÓN en la producción cultural ecuatoriana

 

Global Christianities and Global Literatures

updated: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:05am
MLA 2023 / Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 21, 2022

Philip Jenkins has drawn attention to the emergent “new faces of Christianity”—believers and faith communities from across the Global South that have gained prominence amid declining European and North American religious groups.

Race and Yoga 7.1 (2022) - OPEN ISSUE

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:09pm
Race and Yoga
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The Race and Yoga editorial board is currently seeking articles, personal narratives, interviews, book reviews, and creative works for the seventh issue of the journal. For this open theme issue, we are particularly interested in work that addresses the contemporary context and/or explores the connection between the present and the past.

 

Race and Yoga is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, and international academic journal committed to critical examinations of the history, politics, and practice of yoga.

 

Possible topics may include yoga in relationship to:

 

● Communities and accountability in the COVID-19 context, including but not limited to:

     ○ COVID-19 conspiracies

Journal of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:09pm
Istanbul University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 25, 2022

 

Submissions invited for Issue 33 of the Journal of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy (JTCD).

 

All submissions must be made through the Dergipark site:

https://dergipark.org.tr/en/journal/987/submission/step/manuscript/new

 

Last date of submission: 25 March 2022.

 

Author Guidelines:

https://iupress.istanbul.edu.tr/journal/jtcd/information/author-guidelines

 

Contact:

Diasporic Solidarities: Islands, Intimacies, and Imagining Otherwise

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 11:33am
2022 John Douglas Taylor Conference, McMaster University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Diasporic Solidarities: Islands, Intimacies, and Imagining Otherwise

2022 John Douglas Taylor Conference


Conference Dates: June 9-10, 2022

Conference Website: diasporicsolidarities.ca

Submission Deadline: January 20, 2022

Please submit a 150-word proposal and 75-word bio to jdtcon@mcmaster.ca 

 

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) Harlem Renaissance: A Century of Black Aesthetics

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 11:06am
The Gregory J. Hampton Graduate English Student Association at Howard University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

The Howard University Gregory J. Hampton Graduate English Students Association’s 6th Annual Graduate Conference

Harlem Renaissance: A Century of Black Aesthetics


 

Submission Deadline: January 14th, 2022 

Decisions sent: January 17th, 2022

Conference Date: March 18th

Conference Location: Zoom

Keynote Speaker: [TBA]

Send Abstracts to Gesasecretary@gmail.com


 

'Women's Genre Writing: From Turkey to the Rest of the World'

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:46am
Ozyegin University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022

'Women's Genre Writing: From Turkey to the Rest of the World'
A one-day, online symposium, 29 April 2022
Organized as part of the Muslim Women’s Popular Fiction Network
Özyeğin University
With support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK

 

 Keynote Speakers:

 Maureen Freely (The University of Warwick)
 Aron Aji (The University of Iowa)

80 Years and Beyond: The Past, Present, and Future of Canadian Comics

updated: 
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 7:35pm
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

The Canadian Parliament passed the War Exchange Conservation Act (WECA) late in 1940 to preserve its currency for the war effort by limiting the importation of nonessential goods. Periodicals, including popular American comic books, were one casualty. Within a few months, Canadian artists and entrepreneurs responded by launching a domestic comic book industry often regarded as Canada’s golden age of comics. This industry produced four publishing companies and six years of original Canadian comics production, including Robin Hood Comics and Triumph-Adventure Comics, which featured Adrian Dingle’s Nelvana of the Northern Lights, one of the earliest female superheroes in comics.

Critical Race Theory in 2022 - Deadline in 3 weeks!

updated: 
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 2:30pm
Journal of Critical Race Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

This special issue of the Journal for Critical Race Inquiry aims to theorize, historicize, and challenge contemporary misreadings of and antagonisms toward Critical Race Theory. Last summer, an attack on Critical Race Theory was launched in a series of articles in the conservative magazine City Journal. The attack gained momentum when the articles’ author appeared on the Tucker Carlson show and drew the attention of then-President Trump. “Critical Race Theory” came to signify and conflate everything from diversity training and employment equity to critical thinking about white privilege or the history of racism and colonialism in the United States to campaigns to defund the police.

CFP: Routledge Companion to Cultural Texts and the Nation

updated: 
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 1:03pm
Sheera Talpaz / Oberlin College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

We invite prospective contributions for the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Cultural Texts and the Nation, an exciting new addition to the growing, dynamic book series

 

Despite robust discourse on globalization and a perhaps momentary preoccupation with post-nationalism toward the end of the 20th century, nation and nationalism continue their tenacious hold on our imaginations—a hold that, given the state of global politics, surely deserves further and renewed explanation, unpacking, and critique. 

 

BWWC "Borders" May 19-21, 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:37am
British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

The organizers of the 2022 British Women Writers Conference held this year at Baylor University invite papers and panel proposals interpreting the theme of “Borders” in 18th- and 19th-century British women’s writing. In response to the 2021 BWWC “Reorientations,” panels and papers on topics related to race and ethnicity are especially welcome. 

Richard Wright Society Announces Two ALA Sessions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:37am
Alison Arant, Wagner College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

American Literature Association

May 26-29, 2022

Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois

 

In an effort to organize a new Richard Wright Society, this call announces two sessions on Wright, along with an organizing meeting, to take place at the 33rd Annual American Literature Association Conference.

 

Roundtable: Richard Wright’s Place in the Canon

Audiovisual Translation and Minority Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
"G. d'Annunzio University" of Chieti-Pescara
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 7, 2022

Audiovisual Translation and Minority Cultures

International Conference

 

Sponsored by CenTras (Centre for Translation Studies @UCL - UK), AIA (Italian Association for English Studies) and CUSVE (The University Centre for Victorian and Edwardian Studies)

 

Museo delle Genti d’Abruzzo

Pescara, 3-4 June 2022

 

Call for Papers

 

Panel Ttile: Sindiwe Magona - Chronicling South Africa’s Tumultuous Path to Freedom and Beyond

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:22am
Panel in ALA 2022 Conference - Adversity and Creativity (African Literature, Film, Media and Public Discourse)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

Panel in ALA 2022 Conference - Adversity and Creativity (African Literature, Film, Media and Public Discourse), May 18-21, 2022 (ONLINE CONFERENCE)

Panel title: Sindiwe Magona: Chronicling South Africa’s Tumultuous Path to Freedom and Beyond

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Feminist Critique Here and Now

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:16am
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

What is the continued role of feminist theory and feminist analysis in literary studies today in these lands claimed by Canada?  How and why is feminist analysis still relevant to our work? We seek contributions for a special issue of Canadian Literature on feminist critique and/in Canada today.

“HOPE IN WORDS”: 2022 #DouglassWeek Poetry Competition*

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:09am
#DouglassWeek
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

#DouglassWeek is excited to invite poets, writers and other creators from around the world to submit entries for the second annual #Douglassweek poetry competition. This year, the theme of “Intergenerational Conversations” may inspire your creations.

 

Cultures of the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:06am
American Studies Association 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 22, 2022

Twenty-five years after Gloria Anzaldúa published Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, the U.S.–Mexico border is still “una herida abierta where the Third World grates against the first and bleeds.” As Anzaldúa would have predicted, this “bleed[ing]” is both violent and vital, destructive and constructive; anytime “a scab forms it hemorrhages again, the lifeblood of two worlds merging to form a third country—a border culture.” However, in ways Anzaldúa failed to see, this “blood” does not flow from a single Chicanx “country,” but rather through two settler states, dozens of Native nations, and countless migrant communities: the “blood,” in other words, does not flow from a single “border culture,” but rather through a range of border cul

Art Exhibition Symposium, Portland Oregon USA

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:05am
Elisabeth Jones Art Center for Social and Environmental Justice
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Call for Papers - Art Exhibition Symposium, Portland Oregon USA 

Power Positions: A Dismantling of Phallacies

 

The Elisabeth Jones Art Center for Social and Environmental Justice 

516 NW 14th Ave. Portland, OR 97209

 

Keynote Speaker: TBA 

 

Symposium Dates: March 2022 – actual dates TBA

Exhibition Dates: January 6–March 18, 2022 

Abstract Deadline: January 31, 2022 

 

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