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Sea Crossings: The Sea in Literature and Film

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:09am
College English Association-Caribbean Chapter
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is a part of the network of 20 affiliates that form the national College English Association (CEA), a professional organization of teacher-scholars founded in the United States in 1939. Primarily based on the island of Puerto Rico, the CEA-CC has promoted the study and research of the various fields that fall under the umbrella of “English” for over forty years. In addition to themes related to education, the conferences hosted by the CEA-CC have focused on themes related to literature and cultural studies. The subject of the March 2017 symposium is “Sea Crossings” We invite papers that connect the ocean with the field of English. Topics include but are not limited to:

New Zealand and Pacific Literatures in the Global Marketplace

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 5:51am
Regent’s University, London 7/8 July 2017. Cohosted by the University of Northampton in association with the New Zealand Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

This two-day symposium will be devoted to the discussion of recent developments affecting the production and reception of New Zealand and Pacific literatures in a global context and will focus on a range of issues related to the reading, writing, teaching, translating and marketing of these literatures. Whereas on the one hand New Zealand and Pacific texts are being written, read and circulated as deriving from a culturally specific location, they have also been received, translated, taught and marketed as part of the less narrowly defined category of world literature.

Chicana/o Literature/Cultiure/Film

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:13am
Soutwest Texas Popular/American Culture Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Call for Papers

Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016


Coolies and the Legacy of Indentureship

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:14am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

At the “East Indians in the Caribbean Conference” in Trinidad in 1979, Sam Selvon disarmingly titled his opening address “Three into One Can’t Go—East Indian, Trinidadian or West Indian.” He presented the contradictions apparent in competing discourses of identification as the descendants of Indian indentured labourers sought to define themselves in their national and regional contexts. Selvon’s underlying question of how (formerly) indentured labourers establish a sense of belonging in their new environment is applicable to other sites of indentureship like Guyana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Suriname, and Fiji. Another identifying label that should be added to Selvon’s triad is coolie, a pejorative that some Indians have sought to reclaim.

Imaginative Ecologies

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:15am
San Francisco State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 3, 2016

Imaginative Ecologies
A Workshop in Speculative Fiction and Ecopoetics

with Keynote Address by
Kristina Lyons 
Assistant Professor, Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz

November 2th, 2016 – San Francisco State University

Convened by: Martha Kenney (Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies, San Francisco State University)

Breaking New Ground: Pluralistic Approaches to Global Ecocriticism

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 2:06pm
School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Maryland-College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Breaking New Ground:Pluralistic Approaches to “Glocal” Ecocriticism

Friday, March 3, 2017 – Saturday, March 4, 2017

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

University of Maryland-College Park


Keynote speaker: Dr. Stephanie Posthumus, McGill University

Abstract proposals due: December 1


 “For technological breakthroughs, legislative reforms, and paper covenants about environmental welfare to take effect, or even to be generated in the first place, requires a climate of transformed environmental values, perception, and will. To that end, the power of story, image, and artistic performance and the resources of aesthetics, ethics and cultural theory are crucial.”


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:16am
IASIL2017 | NTU-Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The political, economic, cultural, and artistic histories of Ireland are deeply intertwined with its rich tradition of writing in Irish and English, with generations of writers greatly contributing to broader literary categories like the realist novel, European modernism, postmodernism, colonial, and postcolonial literature. Writers such as Laurence Sterne, Jonathan Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, Maria Edgeworth, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, W.B.

War, Trauma, and Healing

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:07am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English / Christianity and Literature Study Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 18, 2016


Jointly-sponsored panel

Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
Christianity and Literature Study Group


Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

May 27-June 2 2017


War, Trauma, and Healing