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Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History: Call for Submissions

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:34pm
Lachlan Whalen/Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 26, 2020

Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History, a double-blind peer-reviewed international interdisciplinary journal, publishes scholarly essays that explore the connections between history, literature, and the arts. Humans understand themselves and their cultures, even create themselves and their cultures, through stories. Sometimes we call those stories “history,” and sometimes we call them “literature.” Clio is interested in the interconnectedness of these two disciplines, as well as the philosophical work that supports these kinds of inquiries.

Goa Before India: Late-Colonial Goan Society and Culture (deadline extended to Dec. 9, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:19pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 9, 2019

Goa, and the rest of the erstwhile Portuguese Estado da Índia, was the first part of the modern Portuguese empire in Asia to be decoupled from the Portuguese state (East Timor would follow in 1975 and Macao in 1999). The integration of Goa into the Indian Republic, following its annexation by the latter in 1961, has resulted in a certain opacity in terms of understanding Goa, and by extension Portuguese colonialism in Asia. This is the result of a variety of reasons. To begin with, the specific history of the Portuguese territory has been written in terms of British India.

American, British and Canadian Studies 35

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:17pm
Ana-Karina Schneider / Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Special Issue: Writers of the Millennium: Trends and Challenges, December 2020

 

Guest Editor: Dr Ana Raquel Fernandes (Universidade Europeia, Lisboa; CEAUL/ULICES – University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies), ana.fernandes@universidadeeuropeia.pt

 

Becoming Home: Diaspora and the Anglophone Transnational

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:16pm
Salem State Univesity
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

CFP to a volume entitled Becoming Home: Diaspora and the Anglophone Transnational, edited by Jude V. Nixon & Mariaconcetta Costantini and published in 2021 by Vernon Press.

crossroadslisbon2020

updated: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 5:32am
Association for Cultural Studies and University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

While the research of our invited keynotes and plenary speakers mostly gravitates around the issues of labour and precarities, decolonizing knowledge and the refugee “crisis” in the Mediterranean, the conference is open to all topics relevant to Cultural Studies. Suggested topics, drawing on the work of our invited keynote, plenary and spotlight speakers, and on more general themes in Cultural Studies research, include:

  • (Anti-)consumption and everyday life

  • Adaptation cultures

  • Borders and mobilities

  • Critical and cultural theory

UC San Diego's Second Annual Graduate Conference: "Movement"

updated: 
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 2:32pm
UC San Diego Department of Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

UC San Diego’s Department of Literature is excited to announce their second annual graduate conference. This year’s theme, “Movement,” embraces the complexities of the potential for, and results of, movement. The term “movement” has been at the center of aesthetics, literary history, and philosophy for centuries. From a movement like the Young Hegelians, that criticized the political establishment and capitalist modes of production, to the Aesthetic Movement, that created “art for art’s sake,” movements have shaped critical thinking in a variety of fields. In the social sciences, social, horizontal, vertical, and spatial mobility have been analyzed for decades. 

 

“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” at 100

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 2:34pm
The Langston Hughes Review
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Call For Papers:

“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” at 100

 

Langston Hughes Review

Guest Editor: Shane Graham

Expected Publication: (May) 2021

 

Post-Magical Realist Worlds: Contemporary Postcolonial Storytelling Modes, Critiques, and Perspectives

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 7:24am
Dr. Justyna Poray-Wybranowska, Ryerson University, and Dr. Agata Mergler, York University.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

CFP for a session at the CCLA/ACLC conference at Congress 2020
May 31-June 2, University of Western Ontario
https://complit.ca/2019/10/07/cfp-sessional-proposal-congress-2020/

Post-Magical Realist Worlds: Contemporary Postcolonial Storytelling Modes, Critiques, and Perspectives

International Seminar on Persian-Arabic Poetics and South Asian Literatures: Readings, Recoveries and Re-orientations

updated: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:33am
Comparative Literature Association of India
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

International Seminar to be organized by

Comparative Literature Association of India

in collaboration with the

College of Commerce, Arts and Science, Patna

on

“Persian-Arabic Poetics and South Asian Literatures: Readings, Recoveries and Re-orientations”

March 20-23, 2020

 

Kipling Society panel at Victorian Popular Fiction Association 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:49pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Abstracts are sought for a panel at the twelfth annual Victorian Popular Fiction Association Conference, to be held 15-17 July 2020 at the University of Greenwich. The panel will be under the auspices of the Kipling Society and welcomes submissions related to all aspects of Kipling’s life and works. Possible topics could include but are by no means limited to:

 

-Poetry

-Kipling and celebrity

-Fiction and non-fiction

-Politics in Kipling’s life and work, Kipling’s involvement in politics

-Colonial contemporaries: Alice Perrin, Maud Diver, Bithia Mary Croker

-Journalism

-Kipling’s influences, Kipling’s influence on others

Change in Motion: Environment, Migration, and Mobilities

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:28pm
University of California, Berkeley, GHI Pacific Regional Office, Zolberg Institute on Mobility and Migration
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Academics, journalists, NGOs, and institutions of global governance increasingly speak of ‘environmental migrants’ and ‘climate refugees.’ But what separates an environmental migrant or climate refugee from another migrant, refugee, or asylum-seeker? If the focus is on the prefix, our primary legal framework for making sense of cross-border migration—the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol—does not acknowledge the effects of climate change as a legitimate ground for refugee status.

Jack London Society Panels at the American Literature Association 31st Annual Conference May 21-24, 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:49pm
The Jack London Society and the American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society panels at the American Literature Association 31th Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2020, Manchester Grand Hyatt, One Market Place, San Diego, CA. Papers may address any aspect of Jack London studies. Send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation to Kenneth Brandt at kbrandt@scad.edu by January 25, 2020. Include a brief biographical sketch and any AV equipment needs. We also welcomeproposals for innovative formats including roundtable discussion groups and panels featuring more speakers and briefer papers.

 

[UPDATE] CFP deadline extended: The Postcolonial Novel, Post-9/11

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 1:40pm
Studies in the Novel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED - Submissions now due January 10, 2020.

Studies in the Novel is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on “The Postcolonial Novel, Post-9/11,” which will be guest edited by Gaurav Desai (University of Michigan) and published in Winter 2020.

Creating a Transnational Space in First Year Writing

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:32pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

This CFP is for a forthcoming book about enacting transnational pedagogical practice in freshman composition courses. Researchers and teachers are encouraged to email a 500 word abstract to William.Ordeman@unt.edu by December 17, 2019.

William Ordeman is currently a lecturer at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. He has studied and taught in universities along the US and Mexico border. His research is transnational pedagogy and digital rhetorics. The book will feature several authors each contributing one chapter of about 6,000 words. Please direct questions to the above email address. 

Below is the prompt:

2020 Contemporary Women's Writing Essay Prize

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:42am
CWWA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

2020 Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize

 

The journal of Contemporary Women’s Writing (Oxford University Press) is delighted to announce the launch of the 2020 Essay Prize.  The Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize aims to encourage new scholarship in the field of contemporary women’s writing, recognise and reward outstanding achievement by new researchers and support the professional development of next generation scholars.

 

Conference CFP - Locations and Dislocations of Theory

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:49pm
Faculty of Letters, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

The past few decades have been crucial for the dismantling of theory, formerly understood as a monolithic concept, applicable to a wide range of epochs and regions. Rather than a timeless or non-spatial concept, theory represents “a historically circumscribed mode of thinking about literature” (Galin Tihanov). Researchers informed by Edward Saidʼs “traveling theory” (James Clifford, Caren Kaplan, Mieke Bal) have also insisted on the enormous pressure of context in shaping and reshaping theory. Convincing metanarratives of itinerant international canonization in the 20th century literature (Mads Rosendahl Thomsen) have opened the theoretical debate.

ENGLISH and englishes: Culture, Power, Politics in a Neo-liberalist Regime

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 2:26am
Department of English, Bankura University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 8, 2019

The destiny of English / englishes was perhaps foreshadowed long back in 1975 by George Steiner in his Presidential Address to the English Association in London: “…the linguistic centre of English has shifted”. This shifting terrain came to be further reified in terms of expansive movements beyond the borders of traditionally recognised territories.

With the exhaustion of postcolonial models, it is time we tried to break free of conventional straitjackets. In a neo-liberalist world order, that almost runs co-extensive with the free market economy and transnational political diplomacy, cultural disciplinary models are establishing an innovative paradigm shift.

Canadian Society for the Study of Comics Annual Conference

updated: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 3:03pm
Canadian Society for the Study of Comics
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Call for Papers:
Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics
Western University
June 3–4, 2020

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The Canadian Society for the Study of Comics / Société canadienne pour l’étude de la bands dessinée invites proposals for papers on any and all aspects of comics, broadly conceived (including cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, manga, webcomics, picture books, and visual poetry) to be presented at our 2020 annual conference, which will be held at Western University (London, Ontario) on June 3–4 as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Extended Deadline - CFP: Global Souths Conference (March 19-21, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 12:21pm
University of Louisiana at Lafayette English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Fourth Annual Global Souths Conference

Formerly the Deep South in the Global South Conference

March 19-21, 2020

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana

 

“Doing southern studies is unmasking and refusing the binary thinking--‘North’/‘South,’ nation/South, First World/Third World, self/other--that postcolonial studies has taught us is the most damaging rhetorical structure of empire. Doing southern studies is thinking geographically, thinking historically, thinking relationally, thinking about power, thinking about justice, thinking back.”             --Scott Romaine & Jennifer Rae Greeson

Translation, Rewriting and Adaptation

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:13pm
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The international journal, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS)solicits papers on “Translation, Rewriting and Adaptation” for a special issue in 2021. HJEAS is available world-wide on ProQuest and archived on JSTOR. Scholarly essays are welcome on a wide range of related topics, such as novels adapted to film, drama productions based on films, free translations of classic drama for the Anglophone stages, continuation of novels or novels rewritten for a new kind of readership (e. g., Foe by Coetzee, The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler, etc.) poetry and poetry sequences adapted for stage or performance.

Call for Papers: Liminal Existences and Migrant Resistances Conference

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2:29pm
Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Call for Papers: Liminal Existences and Migrant Resistances Marquette University, sponsored by the Marquette Forum, the English Department, and the Center for Transnational Justice March 20-21, 2020 

We invite traditional paper presentations in addition to non-traditional panels, papers-in-progress, workshops, creative works (poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction), or original short films. Please submit a 250 to 500 word abstract or description of your project to Ibtisam Abujad at ibtisam.abujad@marquette.edu by January 15, 2020.

MFS Special Issue - Ishiguro After the Nobel

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:06am
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

Modern Fiction Studies Special Issue ⁠— Ishiguro After the Nobel 

Guest Editors: Chris Holmes and Kelly M. Rich
Deadline for Submissions: 5 January 2020

On Violence and Liveability: Human Rights in the 21st Century

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:48am
International Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 25, 2019

On Violence and Liveability: Human Rights in the 21st Century

A Two day international Conference

Venue: Phuket, Thailand

Date: 20 & 21 January, 2020

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“How can we have more viable and livable lives?”[1]

 

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