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Dante Decolonizer—Poet of Justice: Epistemic Plurality and the Ethical Imagination

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 10:02pm
Catherine Adoyo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Dante Decolonizer: Poet of Justice

Epistemic Plurality and the Ethical Imagination

 

…ché, per quanti si dice più li ‘nostro’… (Purgatorio, 15.55)

 This NeMLA sponsored seminar is designed to engage Dante’s interrogation of justice as an epistemically rooted, ethical imperative. This year’s speaker’s panel and subsequent roundtable seek to explore Dante’s attention to the centrality of epistemic plurality in the ethical imagination with respect to justice, as exemplified in key passages like: Inferno 3–5, 8, 26, 32–33; Purgatorio 10–11, 13, 15–18, 30–31; and Paradiso 3, 10–12, 17–21. 

Creative Writing Panel - "Voices in Diaspora"

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

NeMLA's 54th Annual Convention 

Niagara Falls, NY March 23-26, 2023

Creative Writing Panel - "Voices in Diaspora"

The term diaspora refers to the dispersion of a people from their native land; and often, there is a subjective emotional attachment whereas such feelings are determined by cultural identity. We see this illustrated in works by writers such as Elizabeth Nunez, V.S. Naipaul, Yaa Gyasi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Jhumpa Lahiri as they examine themes such as nostalgia, alienation, displacement, and resilience in the face of adversity. This creative panel will consist of emerging writers who use their works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry to illustrate the various experiences connected to living in diaspora.

Roundtable: "Poetics of Refuge in the United States" (NeMLA 2023, Niagara Falls, NY)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:59pm
William Arighi, Springfield College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Over the past twenty years, refugee studies has turned toward a critical encounter with the legal studies framework that had previously dominated it. Scholars such as those in the Critical Refugee Studies Collective have emphasized the position of refugee as one that creates new forms of relationship across spaces and times unbound (but not unmarked) by the state.

Call for Papers for Edited Volume Celebrating 75 years of Indian Independence

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:45pm
Meenu A. Gupta and Kamalpreet Kaur
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Call for Papers for an Edited Volume

Editors: Dr Meenu A. Gupta and Dr Kamalpreet Kaur

 

We invite chapters for an edited volume of essays dedicated to the glorious event of 75 years of Indian Independence with a look back at the history of the umbrella term ‘Indian English Literature’.

 

Concept Note

Outlander and Crimes of the British Empire

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
Erin E. MacDonald, Fanshawe College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

I am in need of ONE essay for a collection called Outlander as Crime Fiction, pre-approved to be published by McFarland. A Ph.D. is preferred but please feel free to send your proposal even if you are a doctoral student. Email me if you would like to discuss an idea before submitting a proposal. At this point, I only need one paragraph describing your general topic/idea. The completed essay due date is flexible but I'm looking at probably Sept/Oct. 2022 at the latest. Most of the collection has already been written. 

Topic: Crimes of the British Empire in Diana Gabaldon's Lord John (and Outlander) Series

Ethics of Life Reconsidered: Coexistence in a Chronic Emergency

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 10:46am
ELLAK (English Language and Literature Association of Korea)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

deadline for submissions: June 30, 2022 full name / name of organization: ELLAK (English Language and Literature Association of Korea) contact email: ellakconference2022@gmail.com 

The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) presents its annual conference to be held virtually from Thursday, December 15 to Saturday, December 17, 2022. 

 

SUMMER SCHOOL 2022 »TACET AD LIBITUM! TOWARDS A POETICS AND POLITICS OF SILENCE« 24-29 JULY 2022 (Registration deadline: July 1, 2022)

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Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:41am
WWU Münster / Graduate School Practices of Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Silence (tacere or Schweigen) has been considered by Franz Rosenzweig among others as a subversive act or defiant stance of the tragic hero against overwhelming power mechanisms of necessity, i.e., totalization and universality. It has also, however, been regarded as an epiphenomenon (or a result) of marginalization and oppression by postcolonial theorists. The latters’ understanding marks silence as an end, a potential violent effect of the logics of exclusion and marginalization by “signifying machines”. The former understanding marks silence as a means of rendering mechanisms of powers inoperative.

FIRST FORUM 2022: ACCUMULATION AND EXCESS

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Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:39am
USC Division of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

FIRST FORUM CONFERENCE 2022

DIVISION OF CINEMA AND MEDIA STUDIES

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

OCTOBER 20TH AND 21ST

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Accumulation and Excess

 

Accumulation and excess are rich, polymorphic concepts that can speak to local and global histories, radical filmmaking traditions and other poetic acts of defiance, or even the basic sensory schemata through which we experience our social and aesthetic environments. We seek to experiment openly with the articulation and intersection of these terms, as we examine how they are mediated, developed, and problematized by film, television, and other audiovisual forms.

 

CFP: Out of Confinement: Creativity in Constraint

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Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:38am
Women in French Studies Special Issue (2024)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

We invite article submissions for a special topics issue of Women in French Studies (2024) to explore work created by confined women and work that represents confined women, from the early modern period to the present-day. The special issue will explore how the confinement of women as depicted in fictional and non-fictional texts (in any media) informs, reflects and interrogates gendered conditions of existence. How have confined women been represented in literature, film and art? What kind of thinking or writing is produced by women out of conditions of confinement? What are the impacts of confinement on creative production? How does physical confinement change how we consume texts? 

(CFP: PAMLA 2022) The Fantastic and the Quotidian Filipino/a/x in the Diaspora

updated: 
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:38am
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

PAMLA 2022 is excited to announce that the extended deadline for paper proposal submissions is July 10 for the 119th annual PAMLA Conference at the beautiful UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California!

Visit our conference portal CFP page and begin to search for a session that interests you! Once you’ve done so, you will hear back from your prospective presiding officer in the following days after the deadline.

--Presiding Officer(s)

[CFP] Thanatic Ethics International Conference: Response, Repair, Transformation

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Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:37am
Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory Spaces International Conference #2

Response, Repair, Transformation

 

 

Venue: Centre for the Study of Social Sciences (CSSSC), Jadunath Bhavan Museum and Resource Centre, Kolkata, India

Dates: December 12-14, 2022

Language: English

Deadline for submitting proposals: July 10, 2022

Notification of acceptance: August 10, 2022

● This conference will be held in person and participants will be expected to travel to the venue at their own cost, obtaining their visa as applicable.

Narratives of Criminality, Punishment and Social Justice in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 6:07am
Department of English, Jadavpur University & Association for Children's Literature in South Asia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

A 2 Day International Children’s & Young Adult Literature Conference
Organised by Jadavpur University, Department of English in collaboration with The
Association for Children’s Literature in South Asia
Dates: 5 - 6 August 2022
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 31st May 2022 (Extended to 7th June 2022)
Conference Location: Zoom

Young Adult Literature and Culture (In-Person panel)

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Friday, May 20, 2022 - 2:43pm
Melanie A. Marotta / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2022 Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

This session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of Young Adult literature and/or culture. The panel is particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, " Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian.” How does space impact YA literature and/or culture? How is the Anthropocene represented in YA fantasy? Further, presentations that examine diverse voices in literature and media are encouraged. This panel welcomes submissions about young adult literature, film, television, etc. Feel free to submit an abstract pertaining to the conference theme or otherwise.

Women Writing Syria: Resilience, Solidarity, Movement

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Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:08pm
cara
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 16, 2022

Women Writing Syria: Resilience, Solidarity, Movement

Call for Submissions

How do Syrian women writers, poets and artists imagine Syria, both before and after the revolution and war? Can we imagine Syria without war? Can Syria – as a site that is at once shared, divided and contested – inspire us to bring it into being through creative writing and arts? Could we make this imagined Syria a concrete reality? How can Syrian women’s narratives and voices be heard?

We invite contributions from Syrian women writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets, playwrights and cross-genre writers writing in English, Arabic and Turkish for the forthcoming anthology Women Writing Syria. Visuals by artists are also welcome.

Ventana 4: Decolonial Dialogues from within and beyond the Global Margins

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:14am
Ventana Conference on Latin America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 24, 2022

4th Ventana Conference on Latin America: 

Decolonial Dialogues from, within and beyond the Global Margins

 

5th-7th October 2022

University of York, United Kingdom

 

Expanding Black and Indigenous Ecologies: CFP for English Language Notes

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:11am
Bonnie Etherington and Delali Kumavie
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

This proposed special issue navigates the intersections of Black and Indigenous ecologies. Ecologies encompass natural and constructed environments, understories, and overstories that allow renewed attention to notions of mobility, modernity, protest, climate change, human and nonhuman relationality, and more. Ecologies shape and are shaped by macro as well as micro units of the community, the nation-state, and the global. Ecologies are also fundamental to the ways we approach and understand historical, social, political, and economic relationships around the world.

Reimagining #MeToo in South Asia And the Diaspora (Edited Collection of Essays)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:59am
Dr. Nidhi Shrivastava
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

This edited volume seeks to examine how sexual violence and feminist interventions in South Asia and the Diaspora have been articulated in the context of but, more importantly, in opposition to the #MeToo Movement. We seek to understand how the feminist movement has radically diverged from the assimilationist discourse of the #MeToo Movement and, consequently, the Global North. The #MeToo movement has not made an impact at the grassroots level because it is hinged on the victim-survivor to speak up. In an era where the Global North has been a model for influencing change in the Global South, there has been an inconspicuous absence of recognition and impact of the #MeToo Movement.

Reading Spatially: Summer School for PhD Researchers (Tampere, Finland, 20-22 June 2022)

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:15pm
Tampere University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

This summer school, aimed at PhD researchers with a spatially oriented project in fields such as literary and cultural studies, film and visual culture studies, or cultural geography, asks what it means to read spatially – or to read for space – in practice. Recent decades have seen an explosion of spatially oriented approaches to the analysis of literary texts and other forms of cultural production. Ranging from literary geography and cultural cartography to geocriticism, geopoetics, material ecocriticism, and new forms of spatial phenomenology, these approaches offer exciting avenues for thinking about the many dimensions of real and imagined space.

The Ineffable Temporal: Coordinates of Time in the (Indian) Literary

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:14pm
Ritwick Bhattacharjee and Srinjoyee Dutta
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
FOR
BOOK PUBLICATION BY AN INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHER

The Ineffable Temporal: Coordinates of Time in the (Indian) Literary

Edited by
Ritwick Bhattacharjee
Srinjoyee Dutta

Prospero - Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures Call for Papers Prospero XXVII, 2022

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:14pm
Prospero - A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures -Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere -
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Prospero, Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere, University of Trieste, Italy, invites contributions for the forthcoming general issue, volume XXVII (2022). Prospero is a double-blind peer reviewed, printed and entirely open access journal, published annually by EUT, Trieste University Press, Department of Humanities. It publishes articles and essays in the field of literary studies which consider texts and textual analysis from a wide hermeneutic, philological and historical perspective. It specifically focuses on literary studies considered in their interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary relationships with other cultural expressions.

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