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, 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.
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), firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Borders and mobilities
Critical and cultural theory
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.
Call For Papers:
“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” at 100
Langston Hughes Review
Guest Editor: Shane Graham
Expected Publication: (May) 2021
CFP for a session at the CCLA/ACLC conference at Congress 2020
May 31-June 2, University of Western Ontario
Post-Magical Realist Worlds: Contemporary Postcolonial Storytelling Modes, Critiques, and Perspectives
International Seminar to be organized by
Comparative Literature Association of India
in collaboration with the
College of Commerce, Arts and Science, Patna
“Persian-Arabic Poetics and South Asian Literatures: Readings, Recoveries and Re-orientations”
March 20-23, 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:
-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
-Kipling’s influences, Kipling’s influence on others
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: November 30, 2019
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.
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.
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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.
Call for Papers:
Making Home Away: Displacement, Migration, and Resettlement Symposium
12th June 2020, University of Reading
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.
San Diego State University, English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO)
Annual Symposium, April 17, 2020
San Diego State University
San Diego, California
Proposal submission deadline: January 10, 2020
Headlining Speakers: TBA
Call for Latin American graphic novel contributions to Graphic Novels as World Literature (edited collection, Bloomsbury)
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.
Call for Papers:
Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics
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.
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
“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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2020.
Modern Fiction Studies Special Issue — Ishiguro After the Nobel
Guest Editors: Chris Holmes and Kelly M. Rich
Deadline for Submissions: 5 January 2020
Precarious Environment: ‘Slow Violence’ and the Globalization
First Global Conference on Environment and Precarity (18-19 Jan 2020)
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On Violence and Liveability: Human Rights in the 21st Century
A Two day international Conference
Venue: Phuket, Thailand
Date: 20 & 21 January, 2020
“How can we have more viable and livable lives?”