Multiple award-winning author Ann Leckie is extremely well-regarded in speculative fiction, but relatively understudied in academia. With a new book out in June 2023 that expands the world of the Imperial Radch trilogy, it is an exciting time to be an Ann Leckie scholar. This session invites essays that address her work broadly.
We invite proposals for a panel at the upcoming AAAS annual conference, to be held in Seattle, WA, April 25-27, 2024.
Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2024
March 21-23, 2024 | Atlanta, Georgia
The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 54th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.
The general conference theme is “transformations,” so we are especially interested in presentations that feature topics relating to our theme of confluence in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy.
Fantasy as Subversion in South Asian Literature, Film and Media
Special Issue of Critical South Asian Studies
Guest Editor: Binayak Roy
The deadline for paper and panel proposals for the MWASECS conference has been extended to SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24.
MWASECS 2023 Conference, Nov. 16-18
Please consider submitting a proposal for the following panel proposal for the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) 2024 Conference, to be held March 21-24 in Cincinnati, OH:
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference
Palais des congrès, Montreal, March 14-17, 2024
Co-organizers: Christine Xiong (Stanford) and Fiana Kawane (University of British Columbia)
Édouard Glissant, in Poetics of Relation (1990), famously emphasizes that “Cultures develop in a single planetary space but to different ‘times.’ It would be impossible to determine either a real chronological order or an unquestionable hierarchical order for these times.”
ACLA Annual Meeting: Montréal, March 14-17 2024
The act of literary reading implies a commitment to the text, which means making ourselves available and open to its potential and consequences. Indeed, many texts require us to devote careful attention to them and to adopt a ‘vulnerable reading’ stance even though they escape our horizon of meaning. What are difficult texts and how can they be felt as such?
ACLA 2024 CfP: Bodies in Crises, Crises as Bodies in the Middle East and North Africa
Remembering “the magic of the B.B.C. box” long after he had left for London, George Lamming described the event of a Caribbean Voices broadcast: “West Indian writers would meet in the same house and listen to these programmes,” absorbing “the curriculum for a serious all-night argument” and then wrangling “among themselves and against the absent English critic.” With venues for print often vanishingly small, radio assumed an outsized importance for postcolonial writers in the middle of the twentieth century, offering larger audiences, steadier remuneration, and programming with a generative mix of stories, poems, drama, and criticism. How did wireless outlets, and networks, shape literatures emerging from the protracted end of European empires?
Marginalities in South Asian Literature
Text, Context and Theory
Call for book chapters
Editors: Dr. Arunima Ray (Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi), Dr. Karuna Rajeev (Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi) and Dr. Goutam Karmakar (NRF Postdoctoral Fellow, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, Routledge Book Series Editor on South Asian Literature & Visiting Scholar Rachel Carson Centre for Environment and Society LMU München, Germany)
Speculative Fiction (SF) creators regularly imagine worlds in precipitous decline where the privileged few live in a safe, prosperous, hazard-free enclave from which surplus subaltern populations are excluded. What do these stories of safety for the few while the “surplus” rot outside or join a captive servant class status tell us about our own concepts of borders, citizenship, and expendability? Presenters are invited to engage with one or more texts using cultural studies, postcolonial theory, or other relevant analytic tool to analyze how gated communities function in the SF canon or the real world.
Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada
2024 Biennial Conference: Migrations
19-22 June, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
Call for Book Chapters
Jayanta Mahapatra: Modern Critical Views
We invite scholars, researchers, and literary enthusiasts to contribute to the upcoming edited book Jayanta Mahapatra: Modern Critical Viewsthat aims to delve into the multifaceted dimensions of the celebrated poet, Jayanta Mahapatra. As one of India's foremost poets, Mahapatra's work has left an indelible mark on the landscape of contemporary Indian poetry. This volume intends to critically explore his poetic corpus, shedding light on its thematic richness, artistic innovations, and its relevance in the larger literary discourse.
The deadline for the 2024 Women in French 11th International Colloquium, to be held at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa on March 28-30, 2024, has been extended until SEPTEMBER 30, 2023.
Please find the original CFP below.
11TH INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN FRENCH CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS
University of Alabama
Precarious Lives/Vies précaires
28-30 March 2024
The Mediterranean has often been considered a transitional space—a rite of passage, an interval between borders, a route to conquest. But what of the Mediterranean as a context and a framework in itself? How might notions of ‘man,’ ‘nation,’ ‘empire,’ ‘center,’ and ‘periphery’ be reformulated when looked at from the perspective of the sea? What does comparative literature look like when the Mediterranean is viewed not only as a sea in which cultures exist and literatures are produced but also as a context or a framework in which they can be reassessed?
ACLA, Montreal, March 14-17, 2023
Venue: NOVA FCSH, Colégio Almada Negreiros (Campus de Campolide)
Date: November 9-10 2023
CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, Universidade Nova, Lisbon) and CELIS (Centre de Recherches sur les Littératures et la Sociopoétique, Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand) once again join efforts and organise this international conference which aims to be a locus of debate on the many facets of travel writing, a research area that has emerged as a relevant topic of study in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the last few decades.
Papers on the following topics are welcome:
Anglophone travel writing on the Portuguese-speaking world
If this year's NeMLA Convention centers around the thematic of "surplus," this panel will consider its corollary in the problem of "scarcity." Situating our inquiry in the Global Cold War, which is shaped by the afterlives of decolonization, this panel asks: how might scarcity inflect our understanding of this period? Does it simply connote a lack or loss of unfulfilled revolutionary promises? Or does it point to a system of material debt that shapes cultural expression? Or, perhaps, scarcity might indicate a purposeful obfuscation of meaning that is consequently withdrawn from instrumentalization by political life, therefore incommensurate with nationalist or neo-imperial projects in the twentieth century.
In February 2022, German chancellor Olaf Scholz gave a speech to the German parliament in response to and denunciation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Describing the moment as a ‘turning point’, Scholz referred to Putin’s act of aggression as a watershed moment that altered geopolitical reality and announced a volte-face in Germany’s defence and energy policies. This conference adopts the contemporary moment, which also sees the reality and spectre of armed conflict across many parts of the Global South, as an inflection point for reconsidering representations of war across a range of screen media: from narrative cinema to moving image installation; streaming to VR.
We hope this message finds you well. We are delighted to announce that the Department of English at Daulat Ram College, under the aegis of IQAC, invites papers for an International Conference on “Modernism, India and the Colonial Gaze” to be held in New Delhi on February 1-2, 2024.
Gender, Sexuality and Islam in Muslim Women’s English Literature
Update: Panel for NeMLA 2024. Abstract submission deadline 30th September 2023
Please submit your abstracts for the panel Cracking Impossible Silences: Women's Narratives of Political Conflicts in South Asia, which will feature at the 55th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 7-10, 2024 in Boston.
All abstracts need to be uploaded through the portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20560
During a roundtable discussion (now published in Journal18), scholars pointed out that visual culture emerged as a distinct methodology. Visual culture aims to problematize the Eurocentric, colonialist, racist, heteronormative, and patriarchal assumptions that enforced and continue to enforce the art historical discipline. This panel continues and expands these crucial conversations by exploring the relationship between art history and visual culture during the long eighteenth-century.
This seminar builds on successful past seminars on the roles and limits of narrative in bearing witness to trauma and injustice. This year, we examine relationships between silence and abundance as artistic resistance strategies against colonial, racist, and exclusionary narratives.
Call for Papers: International Committee Focus Panel
2024 Children’s Literature Association Conference
May 30-June 1, 2024
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
In a 2015 multimedia manifesto titled “Towards Arabfuturism/s” the Jordanian artist Sulaïman Majali writes that “Arabfuturism/s, like most creative provocations, is born of counter-culture” in which “notions of belonging are constantly challenged by the strangers, the marginalised, the outsiders: workers, rebels, immigrants, artists who see from the margins– looking in – that there is no homogenous culture or identity.” For Majali, like many contemporary artists interrogating the possibilities and limits of futurity amidst ecological, territorial, existential, and ideological states of crisis, -futurism “signifies a defiant cultural break, a projection forward into what is, beyond ongoing eurocentric, hegemonic narrativ