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Austin Clarke, Black Studies and Black Diasporic Memory

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 12:09pm
McMcMaster Universty (Hamilton, Canada) and Toronto Metropolitan University (Toronto, Canada).
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Austin Clarke, Black Studies and Black Diasporic Memory”

Conference Dates: September 26 - 27, 2024,

Deadline for abstracts: July 15, 2024

Notification of decisions by: August 15, 2024

 

Co-organizers: Ronald Cummings (McMaster University), Darcy Ballantyne (Toronto Metropolitan University), 

 

Keynote Speaker: Rinaldo Walcott, 

Professor and Chair in Africana and American Studies, University at Buffalo

 

Women in the Black Fantastic

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 4:42pm
Science Fiction Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 2, 2024

Following the success of our conference in 2022, the SFF will be organising a further two-day online event in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University on 7-8 December 2024.

The theme of the conference will be Women in the Black Fantastic and will mark the 40th anniversary of Octavia E. Butler winning both the Hugo Award for Best Short Story and the Nebula Award for Best Novelette.

Keynote Speakers: Nyasha Mugavazi and Elizabeth Ebony Thomas

ROUTLEDGE BOOK SERIES: South Asian Literature in Focus

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 1:01pm
ROUTLEDGE, Taylor & Francis, Informa, Informa UK Limited
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2025

BOOK SERIES: South Asian Literature in Focus (Routledge, Global Edition) 

Series Editors: Goutam Karmakar, Puspa Damai, Payel Pal, and Deimantas Valančiūnas

Call for Book Chapters: Violence and Postcolonial Marginalities in South Asian Literature (Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield)

updated: 
Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 2:38am
Zakir Hussain, Ghulam Rabani, and Rajbir Samal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for an upcoming edited book entitled “Violence

and Postcolonial Marginalities in South Asian Literature” to be published in Lexington Books,

Rowman & Littlefield, U.S.A. This edited book aims to explore the intricate intersections of

violence and marginality within the context of South Asian literature.

Postcolonial literature, with its diverse voices and narratives, has been instrumental in

articulating the complex realities of societies grappling with the repercussions of colonialism

and other forms of precarity. In the context of South Asia, a region marked by rich cultural

CfP: Form and Its Discontents, a special issue of Qui Parle

updated: 
Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 9:01pm
Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences (Duke University Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Call for Papers: Form and its Discontents, a special issue of Qui Parle

 

Thus formless is not only an adjective having a given meaning, but a term that serves to bring things down in the world, generally requiring that each thing have its form. What it designates has no rights in any sense and gets itself squashed everywhere, like a spider or an earthworm. 

— Georges Bataille, Informe (“Formless”), 1929

 

Replacement Chapter for Collection in contract: Imperial Debt: Colonial Theft, Postcolonial Repair

updated: 
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:36pm
Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

 

Colleagues: My forthcoming collection, Imperial Debt: Colonial Theft, Postcolonial Repair, is in contract and due out late 2024 / early 2025. 

Please review the original CFP for the book, copied below, and let me know if you have work that would be appropriate for it. Please, proposals only for work that fits clearly within the rubric of the book.

Proposals due by end of April, or sooner, and full chapters by end of May, early June 2024. I will respond right away to any and all proposals. 

Thanks a million for considering this important project--

~Maureen Ellen Ruprecht, CUNY

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Translating the Fetish: Lifting the Veil and Demystifying Capitalism

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Friday, April 19, 2024 - 3:34pm
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Karl Marx’s concept of commodity fetishism is helpful in understanding how the fetish animates produced commodities to have a mysterious power of their own, in which power is obscured, mystified, and alienated, holding sway over people in the dominion of capitalism. In Translating Blackness: Latinx Colonialities in Global Perspectives, Lorgia García-Peña asserts that “to translate thus presents us with the possibility of seeing the Other. This act of seeing is also an act of recognition that can contradict hegemonic knowledge.” The work of translating the fetish can thus be presented as a means of revealing real relations hidden by the fetish, an antihegemonic project of deconstructing systems of capitalism and oppression.

DEADLiNE APPROACHING Call for Papers MMLA 2024 conference Chicago Postcolonial Studies permanent section

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Friday, April 19, 2024 - 2:04pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 22, 2024

The Postcolonial Studies Permanent Section of the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) seeks abstracts in line with this year’s conference’s theme: “Health in/of the Humanities.” We seek scholarly work within the realm of postcolonial studies that intersects with the topics of physical health, mental health, disparities in access and care, communal health, and racial disparities. The following questions are areas of interest for the section:

-How does the power imbalance between the Global North and Global South affect one’s access to and quality of one’s healthcare?

How do these factors impact one’s health outcomes?

Monograph: The monstrous mother in Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 4:39pm
Esferas Literarias
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS: Esferas Literarias nº 7 (2024)

Monograph: The monstrous mother in Literature 

PAMLA 2024 Panel CFP: Voices of Palestinian Liberation

updated: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 4:22pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association 121st Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

VOICES OF PALESTINIAN LIBERATION 

 

PAMLA Conference

7-10 November 2024 in Palm Springs, California 

Session Format: Panel of 3-4 presenters, 15-20 minutes each and a 30-minute group Q&A afterward

 

This panel centers the literary and artistic expressions of Palestinians by exploring how writers, artists, journalists, historians, and activists navigate themes of abject loss, violence, and trauma; the aim is to offer a multifaceted perspective on the Palestinian experience, one that transcends problematically uncomplicated narratives and foregrounds the power of language and media in shaping identity, fostering solidarity, and demanding justice.

Global Film Symposium: Engaging Global Cinema Cultures - Discourses and Disruptions

updated: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 4:21pm
Bass Jr. School, University of Texas at Dallas
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Engaging Global Cinema Cultures: Discourses and Disruptions

In-person at the University of Texas at Dallas

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Lúcia Nagib (University of Reading)

Dr. Lalitha Gopalan (University of Texas at Austin)

Special guests include Dr. Iggy Cortez (University of California, Berkeley), Dr. Shekhar Deshpande (Arcadia University), and Dr. Meta Mazaj (University of Pennsylvania).

[CfP] Contested & Erased Energy Knowledges

updated: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 4:20pm
Dr. Joel White, University of Dundee
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 24, 2024

Call for Papers

Contested & Erased Energy Knowledges  

A Trans-Disciplinary Conference 

31 Oct – 2 Nov 2024

University of Dundee & University of Edinburgh 

Edinburgh, Scotland 

 

"Crisis and the Everyday": 2024 University of Pittsburgh Grad Student Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:41am
University of Pittsburgh FIlm and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

2024 University of Pittsburgh Grad Student Conference 

Film and Media Studies

“Crisis and the Everyday”

Keynote Speaker: Gil Hochberg, Columbia University

Date: September 21-22, 2024 

[Extended Deadline] Space and Time in Literature and the Arts

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:39am
English Department, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 20, 2024

AICED-25

THE 25th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,

UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION

14-16 June 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for

the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 25th Annual International Conference:

 

[CFP] 2024 Situations International Conference: Asian Diaspora in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:36am
Yonsei University BK21 Project, Situations
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

 

 

Call for Papers

 

2024 Situations International Conference

 

22-23 November, 2024

Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

 

Asian Diaspora in the 21st Century:

Transnational Hauntology and Affective Production

 

 

Reorienting Singapore Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:35am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 51 No. 1 | March 2025

Call for Papers

Reorienting Singapore Literature

Guest Editors

Angelia M. C. Poon (Nanyang Technological University)

Iping Liang (National Taiwan Normal University)

Deadline for Submissions: July 31, 2024

 

PAMLA 2024 Panel CFP: Teaching Against the Anthropocene

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:32am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Please consider submitting a proposal to our panel "Teaching Against the Anthropocene," to take place at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Convention in Palm Springs California (Nov. 7-10, 2024), and please share the cfp with colleagues who might also be interested!

Submit your proposal at this link before April 30th: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/19097

"Teaching Against the Anthropocene" will explore how we translate environmental media into our teaching practices and how we can encourage our students to reflect critically about environmental concepts like the Anthropocene. 

Techno-Orientalism and Genre

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 8:43am
Seohye Kwon/ Louisiana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

This session at the 2024 Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA) conference will explore the tendency of contemporary literary works to portray non-human entities through a racial lens. We invite papers that examine this trend in the context of techno-Orientalism, which often reduces and objectifies the image of Asians to that of the hyper-modern. Submissions may adopt either a theoretical or a literary analysis approach. Please check the details here: View Session (ballastacademic.com).

Here's general information about the conference: 121st Annual Conference (Palm Springs, CA) - Nov. 7-10, 2024 - PAMLA

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