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"Writing Hong Kong": Call for Submissions

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:42pm
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

1 July 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China. This year also happens to be the tenth anniversary of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. And so while we are immensely proud of the work from and about Asia we normally publish, we felt that to commemorate these two events it was time to take a closer look at the city we call home and love: Hong Kong.

18th Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference: Precarity, Resistance, and Care Communities in South Asia

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:14am
South Asian Literary Association (SALA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

18th Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference

Jan. 8-9, 2018

Omni Berkshire, Manhattan

New York City, NY

(Executive Committee meeting will be held on Jan. 7, 2018)

Hotel Room Rates:

$119 for a Deluxe King Room

$149 for a Deluxe Double/Double Room

(These rates are also available to us for the three days before our conference and the three days after our conference.)

Precarity, Resistance, and Care Communities in South Asia

ReFocus: The Films of Shyam Benegal

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:38pm
S K Chaudhuri
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 9, 2017

Shyam Benegal is widely perceived as one of the most influential filmmakers from India. Yet his four-decade long career remains relatively under-studied in contemporary film scholarship. Thus far, only two authoritative book-length studies of him – namely Sangeeta Dutta’s Shyam Benegal (BFI, 2002) and Anuradha Dingwaney Needham’s New Indian Cinema in Post-Independence IndiaThe Cultural Work of Shyam Benegal’s Films (Routledge, 2013) – have appeared. To help fill this critical lacuna, our edited volume aims to undertake a close look at the prolific oeuvre of Benegal, a trailblazing auteur who has successfully redefined the contours of non-commercial Hindi-language cinema.

Gendered bodies in transit: between vulnerability and resistance

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:46pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

CFP: Gendered bodies in transit: between vulnerability and resistance

Clcweb: Comparative Literature and Culture 20.6 (December 2018)

Deadline for submission: 31 December 2017


Guest editors:

Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz (University of Málaga, Spain),

Manuela Coppola (Independent scholar, Italy), 


Fictions of Circulation (journal special issue)

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:56am
Papers on Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Update: I am seeking one article and one book review to complete a forthcoming special issue of Papers on Language and Literature

The emphasis for the issue will be on examining self-reflexive (even self-theorizing) texts which may be considered "world literature", as described below:

James Joyce: The Joys of Exile

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:13am
James Joyce Italian Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 26, 2017

James Joyce: The Joys of Exile


The X James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome


Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2018


The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Eleventh Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce’s 136th birthday.


Tales of the Border: Migration Narratives and Border Studies in the Trump Era (NeMLA 2018)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:32pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Donald Trump's election as President of the United States on an openly anti-immigrant, and indeed anti-Mexican, platform constitutes a challenge for the field of border studies: What is border culture when the leader of the most powerful country in the world insists on closing the border? This panel aims to map the current state of the discourse(s) on and from the U.S.-Mexico border, including literature, film, journalism, and music. Papers in English and Spanish will be considered. 

Postcolonial Queers: Representations, Remediations, Revolutions (NeMLA18 Panel)

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 11:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The convergence of queer studies with postcolonial theory aims, at its core, to interrogate discourses that created hegemonic and binary categories that in turn became eventual grounds for the historical racialization of sexuality and the sexualization of race. By seeking to destabilize conventions of normalcy, tradition, and power, postcolonial queer studies puts forward non-normative and non-Western conceptions of race, sexuality, and gender that negotiate the spectrum where universalizing neoliberal, White, and predominantly gay love exists on one end; and where the exoticizing, orientalist homogenization of the “Other” exists on the other.

Writing Malaysia & Singapore: Shared Pasts, Global Futures

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:31am
Dr Alex Tickell, The Open University; Dr Florian Stadtler, University of Exeter; Kelly Tse, University of Oxford.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017

One-Day Symposium. The Open University, Camden, London. Friday 20th October 2017

In the last decade an emerging generation of writers from Malaysia and Singapore has achieved international recognition, pioneering new global English fiction and embarking on more confident imaginative journeys across South East Asia. This one-day symposium, a collaboration between the Open University and the University of Exeter, seeks to remap global English fiction (dominated by neighbouring South Asia) and draw fresh attention to the dynamic colonial literary cultures and postcolonial, globalising futures of Malaysian and Singaporean Anglophone writing.