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Doris Lessing Studies Updated CFP: Open Topic

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 8:57am
Doris Lessing Studies/Doris Lessing Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Updated Call for Papers, Doris Lessing Studies 2018: Special Topic & Open Topic

 Special topic

“Alternative Domesticities in the Works of Doris Lessing.” 

Following Jenni Diski’s 2016 memoir, In Gratitude, we invite new readings of Lessing’s portrayals of non-biological families, non-normative modes of affiliation and dependence, and unconventional households and genealogies.

 Open topic

ALTA 41: Translation, Sexuality and Power

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:36am
Lubna Abdul-Hadi, Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

This panel is organized around the notion of how sexuality could be reimagined through translation. More closely, it tries to look at the transformative potential of translation and language in deconstructing and constructing bodies and sexuality, in particular how the engagement of translating past sexualities could shape our present understanding in reorganizing sexual identities and the conditions of being. Papers that examine the intersection of sexuality, identity, language and power are welcome. Abstract and 50-word bio by May 30. 

Edited book on Narratives of Erausre

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:50am
University of Gafsa
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Call for articles/chapters on the concept of “Erasure” (Edited Book)

Southeast Asian Media Studies (Journal)

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:02am
Southeast Asian Media Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Southeast Asian Media Studies
October 2018, Vol. 1, No. 1
December 2018, Vol. 1, No. 2

Explorations in Southeast Asian Media Studies: Theories, Trajectories, and Futures

Listening Sonic Modernity in Latin America

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:30am
Carlos Abreu/Texas State University & Francisco Laguna/University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018



Editors: Francisco Laguna Correa and Carlos Abreu Mendoza

CFP website:

modern Indian theatre: critical perspectives

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:15am
Debayan Deb Barman, THLH Mahavidyalay, University of Burdwan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Hi friends. After getting a very positive response from contributors on the CFP mentioned below, we are thinking of expanding the scope of the anthology. We are open to research papers on the following playwrights. Manoranjan Das, Thoppil Bhasi, BV Karanth, Ratan Thiyam, Gurcharan Das, Balwant Gargi, Bhisma Sahani, Chandrashekhar Kambar, G.P.Deshpande, Asghar Wajahad, Dharamveer Bharati, K V Subbanna, Dina Meheta, Polie Sengupta, Manjula Padmanabhan,
Mahasweta Devi, Bijon Bhattacharya, Utpal Dutt, Manoj Mitra, Arun Mukherjee, Mohit Chattopadhyay.

Please ignore deadlines in the following CFP.
New dates:
Abstract with bio- note - last date 31 May, 2018. Other dates to be notified later.

Migrant Literature from the Arabian Gulf (Khaleej)

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 9:16pm
SAMLA 2018 Conference-Sheraton Birmingham-Birmingham, Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 11, 2018

Contemporary migrant literature/s from the Arabian Gulf implore us to examine and reinterpret the ethico-political practices of a land that is paradoxically inhabited primarily by people from elsewhere. Non-citizens are a significant part of Gulf’s population. Benyamin’s Goat Days, Deepak Unnikrishnan’s Temporary People, Saud Al Sanousi’s The Bamboo Stalk, and Mia Alvar’s In the Country are some of the texts that make visible the particular anxieties of modern Arabian Gulf migratory politics through fiction.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, "Playing Our Part: Social Hierarchy and the Performance of Class in Literature"

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 6:24pm
John D. Schwetman / University of Minnesota Duluth
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

While historically a product of birthright, and more recently associated with merit, social class has always presented itself as a set of expectations setting the stage for encounters between unfamiliar people. Whether sincerely or in masquerade, everyone adopts a social class as a role to be played before an audience. In line with this year’s conference theme “Acting, Roles, and Stages,” this panel, examines social class as performance and focuses on literary works across genres and eras that present class accordingly. From estates satire to the minstrel show, from social realism to the theater of the absurd, we will consider ways that literature either enacts the performance of class or dramatizes its enactment.