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CFP: Communication and Society: A New Era

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:44pm
NAQD Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The first “controlled openings” in the Algerian mediatic space occurred in the aftermath of the 1988 social movements. NAQD partially examined this phenomenon in its issue number 8/9 (1995). At this time, the unequal flows of North-South information had been reinforced by the launching of numerous satellites that covered most of the planet. Everywhere, from Tonga to Ahmedabad, trans-border television was deployed without any constraints other than the acquisition of parabolic antennas by the public. In that special issue of NAQD we sought to interrogate the position of television which, in the context of post-modernity, appeared both as a privileged object of mass communication and an instrument of democracy.

NeMLA 2019: Deconstruction and the Legacy of Edward Said

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:01pm
NeMLa 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Edward Said has been called a great many things: humanist, critic, professor of terror. Practitioner of deconstruction, however, has never numbered among them.

The Indian Novel and the State

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:24am
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel will take up the question of state power as it relates to the aesthetics of the 20th- and 21st-century Indian novel. How do the form and content of the novel inform our understanding of Indian political histories as they emerge from the encounters between the state and its others? In seeking an answer to this question, this panel will attempt to understand the literary discourse of state-led development and its aesthetic claims as they come into contact with counter-discursive forms of identity and belonging. Possible topics include but are not limited to: the postcolonial bildungsroman, the role of autobiography in nationalist discourse, national realism, and subaltern imaginings of the state.

International Symposium On Notions of Romani Origin

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:58am
Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The claim in support of the Romani community’s Indian origin -- what the Orientalists first propounded is now reinforced by Genetics -- was, during the 18-19th centuries, premised upon the homophony between Romani and Indian languages. This was in line with notions of ‘border thinking’ so pervasive within the Orientalist discourse, and has since then provoked classist vis-à-vis confrontations and ideological practices of territorializing ‘differential space’ (Lefebvre, 1992). Taking off from here, the Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia is organizing an international symposium during 25-26 January 2019, which seeks to reflect on:

Current and Future Ecocriticisms of the Americas

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:53am
Charlotte Rogers
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

CFP for the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment biannual conference in Davis, CA from June 26-29, 2019.

Panel title: "Current and Future Ecocriticisms of the Americas

Afterlives of The Odyssey

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:16am
Jacob Jewusiak
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

Call for Papers, “Afterlives of The Odyssey” for the MLA International Symposium (23-25 July 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal)

Journal issue on queer elements in the work of South African author Lauren Beukes

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 3:13am
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Special issue of scrutiny2: "Shining girls, glitterboys, and mavericks: engaged queerness in the fiction of Lauren Beukes"

With the publication of Queer Africa 2 (2017), the second Gerald Kraak anthology (2018) and She called me Woman: Nigeria’s queer women speak (2018), queer women’s writing from African contexts are coming to the fore. This, along with the rising popularity of online collectives such as, necessitates a reflection on the contemporary state of queer literature and theory produced in the Southern Africa context.