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Global Decadence, Race, and the Futures of Decadence Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:38am
Cherrie Kwok
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Dates: March 31 to April 1 2023

Location: Online

Plenary Speakers: Shola Von Reinhold and Robert Stilling

Chair: Cherrie Kwok 

Website: decadence-2023.com

This two-day conference aims to connect those who are working on any aspect of Decadence so that they can share their research or projects with the field, learn from one another, and discuss the possible futures that the field might take within—and outside of—academia. This deliberately expansive conference invites short position papers and project presentations related to any and all aspects of Decadence from scholars and artists across the globe.

Muslims in America

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:35am
Syed Hassan Abidi / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

The panel intends to explore the depiction of Muslim American identity across various discourses and works of Muslim American authors, filmmakers, novelists, and musicians who draw upon such identities. The diverse emergence of Muslim American identity calls for insights that examine such identities depicted in various forms of text and talk. Keeping in context the theme of NeMLA’s 54th convention “resilience” the session draws on the theoretical underpinnings of Edward Said’s notion of Orientalism in order to further investigate discursive constructions of Muslim identities along with various discourses and the role Muslim Americans play in shaping these identities.

Migration and Identity

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:34am
Syed Hassan Abidi / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Migration is broadly defined as the movement of people from one place to another and the people pursuing this journey are called migrants. However, there are various distinctions within the concept of migration that relates to factors that define if an individual should be considered a migrant, immigrant, refugee, or asylum seeker depending on their length of stay and motivation to migrate. Two major distinctions overarch all forms of movements that individuals make. First, voluntary, and involuntary; second, short term versus long term. Voluntary migrants include sojourners such as people who go abroad to study or visit for business purposes whereas involuntary migrants include refugees and asylum seekers seeking haven from ideology-based persecution.

ACLA 2023 panel on "Humor and Amusement in Translation: Not Losing it"

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:30am
American Comparative Literature Association 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

In a world gradually opening itself to diversity, cultural perceptions are greatly influenced by translation of emotions, and their expressions in public discourse and art. But what happens when humor is translated? Humor in literary discourse harnesses amusement arising from perception of differences and/or contrasts, and as such, it is especially challenging to ensure that it retains its amusing quality despite the change in linguistic and cultural registers of perception.

Postcolonial Ecospheres: Principles, Policies & Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:29am
Goutam Majhi, Sadhan Chandra Mahavidyalaya
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 7, 2022

A One-Day International Interdisciplinary Conference

on

Postcolonial Ecospheres: Principles, Policies & Politics

Conducted by

Department of English, Sadhan Chandra Mahavidyalaya

 

(Date of Conference- 15 November, 2022 (Tuesday))

 

Concept Note:

A Ponderous Hush: the Poetics and Politics of Silence

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:20am
Northeastern MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022

Our seminar “A Ponderous Hush: the Poetics and Politics of Silence” approaches silence in a way that can synthesize and deconstruct the overlaps between silence as a concept and as an act, aiming to confront silence's poetics and politics. In an attempt to disengage the topic from views which forefront silence's negativity (as in the "unsayable" or semantic contents which lie outside the sufficient operations of language), we want to interrogate silence as "tacere"/"Schweigen" (the voluntary act of remaining quiet) and "silere"/"Stille" (the absence of sound).

Teaching the Global Eighteenth Century [Roundtable at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting, March 9-11, 2023, St. Louis, MO]

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 8:47am
Geremy Carnes
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 24, 2022

We seek presentations on any aspect of teaching the eighteenth-century within a global context. Presentations might focus on strategies for teaching transcultural and transnational encounters; travel, trade, or colonialism; eighteenth-century world literatures; or any text or set of texts—written, oral, visual, aural, or material—that “globalizes” students’ engagement with the eighteenth century. We welcome presentations on the teaching of subject matter that exposes, interrogates, unsettles, decenters, or displaces a Eurocentric world view.

October 24, 2022, is the extended deadline.

Community in Peril: From Individual Identities to Global Citizenship

updated: 
Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 2:44pm
Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 14, 2022

https://anglistika.phil.muni.cz/konference/ds/anglistikaphilmuniczglobal...

 

The Department of English and American Studies and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures of Masaryk University are pleased to announce a call for papers for their interdisciplinary conference held in Brno, Czech Republic on two full conference days on 25–26 November 2022. 

Women of the World (Conference in Alexandria-Egypt)

updated: 
Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 8:45am
Doaa Omran
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

                       Women of the World:

                        Literature, Language, and Translation

 

The Faculty of Education, Alexandria University, Egypt cordially invites you to attend its international conference on “Women of the World: Literature, Language, and Translation.” It is an onsite conference that will take place between March 9th- 11th 2023.

Eighth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 10:24am
Post45 Graduate Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Eighth Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium

University of Washington 

March 31 - April 1, 2023 


 

Submission deadline: November 30, 2022

Keynote Speaker: Douglas S. Ishii 

Additional Faculty Participation by Eva Cherniavsky, Monika Kaup, Melanie Walsh 

The Latchkey: A Journal of New Woman Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 2:28pm
The Latchkey: A Journal of New Woman Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

The Latchkey is a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal devoted to the concept of the New Woman, covering the lives and writings of New Women authors and figures, the representation of the New Woman in literature, culture, art, and society, proto-feminism and early feminist journalism. 

Women in World-Literature: A Reader (Edited collection CfP - aimed at Liverpool University Press)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:28am
Dr Roxanne Douglas (University of Birmingham) and Dr Fiona Farnsworth (University of Warwick)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 25, 2022

Women in World-Literature: A Reader

Edited collection CfP - aimed at Liverpool University Press

Editors: Dr Roxanne Douglas (University of Birmingham) and Dr Fiona Farnsworth (University of Warwick)

 

The South Asian Diaspora: Dynamics of Change in American of Comparative Literature Association Conference, Chicago, 16-19 March 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 11:14pm
Medha Bhattacharyya, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 27, 2022

Diaspora ”has broadly come to mean all people who have a particular country of origin but live outside it either due to the 'pull' or 'push' factor. According to James Clifford, the diaspora is a “signifier”, “not simply of transnationality and movement” (1994, 308). At present, “diaspora” goes beyond the context of geographical migrant and marks a departure from the heterosexual identity of a subject. Homi Bhabha refers to the diasporic existence of the third space, a hybrid location (1994) that was contested by Shackleton (2008) whereas Anita Mannur and Pia Sahni talk about creating a ‘critical space’ for critiquing ‘cultural appropriation” (2011).

ACLA 2023: Sensing Migrant Romanticism

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 9:39pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

In his influential study of Romanticism, M. H. Abrams famously claimed that radical aesthetic novelties “frequently turn out to be migrant ideas which, in their native intellectual habitat, were commonplaces.” This panel seeks to embrace such migrancy to go beyond the confines of European culture and periodization and even question the assumptions about originality, propriety, legitimacy, and imitation embedded in Abrams and later interpreters of Romanticism.  

Liberating Temporality and Spatiality

updated: 
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 9:36am
Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

The GCWS conference “Liberating Temporality and Spatiality ” welcomes graduate students in all areas of study to submit their abstracts or synopses of in-progress scholarly papers, dissertation or thesis chapters, article drafts, or in-progress film/mixed media works. Proposals may come in the form of papers, films, art, performance, visual art, or alternate forms not listed above.

Post-Colonial Literature (Due 11/1/22 for CEA 3/30/23–4/1/23)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:41pm
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Call for Papers, Confluence at CEA 2023

March 30-April 1, 2023 | San Antonio, Texas

Sheraton Gunter Hotel, San Antonio | 205 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Confluence for our 53nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Post-Colonial Literature by its very nature suggests confluence.  This special topic session welcomes scholarship that explores the blending, bringing together, or the conflicts in bringing together and then the separation in the issues, ideas, and cultures in Post-Colonial literature.

NEW TRENDS IN GLOBAL SOUTH HUMANITIES

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:39pm
ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY, INDIA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Papers

 

              JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARTS 

ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY

                                    (VOL. 15, 2022-2023)

ISSN   2348-9871

“New Trends in Global South Humanities”

Writing Catastrophe/Centering Realism: Textualizing Capitalism’s Disasters

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:23pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

In the current moment, there is no paucity of catastrophe writing. From apocalyptic speculative fiction, cli-fi, and other textual forms of disaster writing, catastrophe is too often conceived of as environmental events or disasters that already have occurred (tsunami; forest fires; hurricanes and floods) or will reliably occur in the future. Part of the problem with this textualization is that catastrophe often is seen as an event rather than a process. More pointedly, our critical attention has been (understandably) trained on the effects and harms of climate change rather than on capitalism’s disastrous drive for surplus extraction that renders life unlivable for millions in the here and now.

Special Issue "Mobilization of Art and Religion in the Hispanic World: The Intersections of Race, Religion, Gender, and Objects c. 1500–1800"

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:23pm
Religions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 16, 2022

**Deadline Extended**

**Since these are electronic publications, we have been offered the opportunity to expand our content. Likewise, we recognize that the lessening of covid restrictions has allowed for more research travel. The expected deadlines for delivery of final papers remains the same [1 February 2023], but all abstracts should be submitted by September 16th, 2022. Please note for both journals: all abstracts we select and papers put forward for peer review will have their submission fees waived.** 

Special Issue Information:

Dear Colleagues,

Revista de Comunicação e Linguagens next issue on Decolonizing Visuality: Looks, Minds, Ways of Thinking and Acting

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 9:19pm
Teresa Mendes Flores/Universidade Nova de Lisboa e Universidade Lusófona
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Decolonizing Visuality: Looks, Minds, Ways of Thinking and Acting

 

Editors : Teresa Mendes Flores (Université Nova de Lisbonne et ULHT), Filipa Duarte de Almeida (Université Omar Bongo) and Joseph Tonda (Université Omar Bongo)

 

State of the Field: Postcolonial Literature, Dead and Alive (ACLA 2023)

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 7:02pm
Rebecca Oh and Rose Casey / American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

Postcolonial literature has died and been resurrected more times than a zombie in modern film. Often dubbed the Franken-child of Marxism’s commitment to real material conditions and deconstruction’s obsession with textuality, postcolonial studies has been schismed between its economic and political commitments, and its preoccupation with the politics of language and translation. It also emerged alongside the rise of theories of globalization and has been a primary field for thinking about the uneven movements of local practices and global processes.

NeMLA 2023: North African Women Writers

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 7:00pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

From Nawal el Saadawi’s writings against FGM to Tunisian protests advocating for changes to inheritance law, this panel considers North Africa’s women writers in conversation with the conference theme, resilience. How have these women writers mediated and negotiated their interconnected position within the Mediterranean zone: between Europe and sub-Saharan Africa and between the Mashreq and Al-Andalus? How have they, to borrow from Hélène Cixous, stolen/flown away with the systems that they worked within, including language systems, genre conventions, and traditional literary markets? What are their roles in decolonization projects, including the assertion of Amazigh rights?

Natural-Cultural Relationships or Representations of Animals in Global Anglophone/Postcolonial Novels

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 10:02pm
2023 NeMLA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Postcolonial ecocriticism or environmental theory has been a flourishing field of inquiry over the past two decades. Literary critics have been using this theory to examine the complex relationship between literature, culture, and the environment in diverse global Anglophone or postcolonial novels. With the intensification of globalization in the 1990s, there has been an explosion of local environmental movements in the global south protesting neoliberal capitalist agendas, despite their respective governments’ promises of development, modernity, and progress in order to “catch up” with the West. These local struggles have arisen out of specific socio-historical circumstances and differ vastly from each other.

Revolutionary Violence (Roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:54pm
Payal Dahiya / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
March 23-26, 2023
Location: Niagara Falls Convention Center
Hotel: Sheraton Niagara Falls

The study of violence works on constituting different angles through which violent actions take place, while also focusing on the difference in the morality of actions that are thus committed. Since everybody accepts facts in an interpretational setup, the realities of ground zero are ignored. The act of attaining knowledge, as Michel Foucault says, requires digging. Rather than interpretation there needs to be an understanding of the difference between the representative point of view and representation.

NEMLA 2023 Panel:Ukraine and Hannah Arendt: Framing the Discourse of Refugees, Race, Religion and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:51pm
Robert Berger/ Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

This panel seeks to examine the discourse of the refugee crisis originating from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022 in connection with other recent refugee crises. While international news coverage and the humanitarian response has been extraordinary during the events of the war, this same response throws into stark relief Western nations’ lack of action and support for the refugees of Syria, Central America and Palestine.

NeMLA 2023 - CFP “Resiliency in the Face of Trauma”

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 9:49pm
Valentina Morello & Irene Hatzopoulos
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Please consider submitting a proposal to the NeMLA 2023 Panel “Resiliency in the Face of Trauma”. Grazie!

Valentina e Irene

NeMLA 2023 - CFP  

 “Resiliency in the Face of Trauma”

The concept of trauma is largely understood as the impact of disruptive experiences on one’s sense of self, one’s environment, one’s external reality. In this panel, we would like to further investigate the aftermath of trauma and the resiliency of both physical and human nature in the face of destructive events as represented in contemporary Italian literature and cinema.

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