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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2018 Panel: West African Women's Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 1:01am
Thomas Jay Lynn / Penn State Berks
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The passing in 2017 of Nigerian and Igbo novelist Buchi Emecheta, whose life and fiction memorably dramatize the deeply-rooted obstacles to women's emancipation and the strength and intelligence of women to face such obstacles, occasions a consideration of West African women writers. This NeMLA 2018 panel seeks to consider a variety of authors that might include Emecheta Flora Nwapa, Efua Sutherland, Ama Ata Aidoo, Mariama Ba, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and others. The works of such authors raises many vital questions that are relevant today. We will ask what common threads are found in West African women's writing and what conflicts, challenges, and successes of women may be associated with West African space and its societies.

NeMLA 2018: An Elegy for Michelle Cliff

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 7:17pm
Camille Alexander / William Paterson University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

On June 12, 2016, Jamaican author Michelle Cliff passed away quietly and to little public fanfare. Despite her many contributions to Caribbean literature, women’s studies, and feminist writings, her passing received only one article in the New York Times. In this article, she became a footnote to the life of her long-time companion, Adrianne Rich. For a writer and scholar of her magnitude, Cliff did not receive an elegy commensurate with the depth of her work. The avoidance of Cliff’s memory raises several questions. For example, was Cliff receiving a post-mortem censure for being a feminist and/or a lesbian? As the late Adrianne Rich’s partner, was Cliff only worthy of mention as an addendum to Rich’s life?

International Seminar & Workshop on Anglo-Indian Studies at IIT Madras

updated: 
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 7:03am
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Theme:

"Midnight's Orphans": Problematising the Postcolonial in the Telling of Anglo-Indian (Hi)stories

4-5 August 2017

(Hall 3, IC&SR Building, IIT Madras, India)

Call for Poetry: Contemporary Muslim Women’s Voices

updated: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:58am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

We are also looking for poetry submissions related to our Call for Papers! Feel free to share this call with colleagues from the arts!

CFP: Latinx Literature and Culture for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:43pm
Michael Moreno, Green River College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This panel seeks any and all papers on Latinx (formerly Latino/Latina) literatures and culture, especially in relation to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing. 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

MFS Special Issue - Inter-imperiality

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:57pm
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Guest Editor: Laura Doyle
Deadline for Submissions: 1 June 2017

The editors of MFS seek essays that engage with the concept of inter-imperiality, as developed in the recent PMLA “Theories and Methodologies” cluster (March 2015) and elsewhere. The global turn in literary and cultural studies, although productive, sometimes elides the post/colonial, economic, and other historical or geopolitical conditions of literary-cultural production. We solicit essays that offset this tendency by reading literary-cultural texts within an inter-imperial framework.

Critical Interventions in Rape Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:58pm
Feral Feminisms, Special Issue 8
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

*Deadline extended to June 15th*

 

CFP Issue 8 – Critical Interventions in Rape Culture // Deadline 1 April 2017

Critical Approaches for Re-Conceptualizing the Avant-Garde

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

An “Aesthetic Apartheid” occurs when the artistic innovations of a minoritized group are neglected due to their difference. [1] The focus on white and western innovations in literature have created the assumption that non-white avant-garde poetry, "however singular its ‘voice’ is not ‘formally innovative’.”[2] Examples of this bias are evident in monographs about the avant-garde, in which people of color are far too often excluded. Dorothy Wang writes that “anyone who has spent time in avant-garde poetry/and or critical circles in the States [….] knows that these circles are overwhelmingly unpigmented.”[3]

Ireland and South Africa: Special Issue CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Geographies of Comparison: Ireland and South Africa
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Call for Abstracts for Special Issue: Geographies of Comparison: Ireland and South Africa

Jewishness and Postcoloniality in Literature, Culture and Theory

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:36pm
Journal of Jewish Identities - Special Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

 

 

Jewishness and Postcoloniality in Literature, Culture and Theory

 

CFP – Special Issue of The Journal of Jewish Identities

 

Guest Edited by Sarah Phillips Casteel, Anna Guttman and Isabelle Hesse

 

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