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International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:40pm
International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

Interested authors are strongly encouraged to submit quality articles for review and publication. All articles judged suitable for consideration will be reviewed in a double blind peer review process.

Alternate Pasts and Futures: Counterfactuals as Resistance (ISSN panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:25pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

This panel aims to examine fictional texts which represent an alternate past or future in order to resist dominant narratives. Papers which address the following questions (and others) are welcome:

How does speculative fiction which presents an alternate past or future allow us to critique the present?

How does imagining "what if" prompt us to question "what next?"

How do we use possible worlds theory to understand what is possible in the world, or unnatural narratology to interrogate what is "natural"?

How do Afro-, Indigenous, and/or Latinx futurisms, in particular, work as part of larger movements of social action? 

Global Souths Conference 2021 CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 2:32pm
Global Souths Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

The Global Souths conference is a three‐day, interdisciplinary conference that aims to

explore the connections between the U. S. South and the Global Souths. The South is

more than place. It is a point of connection, a nexus of ideas exceeding both

geographical and ideological boundaries. We invite all scholars and graduate students

in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to submit critical and creative proposals

that explore interactions with and responses to an increasingly globalized world. 

The conference organizers welcome and encourage complete panel submissions as

well as individual paper abstract submissions. Creative submissions related to the

conference theme are also welcome.

Post Green: Literature, Culture, and Environment

updated: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 1:31pm
Dr. Animesh Roy
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Post Green: Literature, Culture, and Environment

Edited by Murali Sivaramakrishnan and Animesh Roy

 

Concept Note:

ACLA Seminar: Geographies of Racial Capitalism: Labor, Caste, Dispossession

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
Co-organizers: Najnin Islam (Colorado College), Neelofer Qadir (UNC, Greensboro)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

We understand racial capitalism as a global phenomenon hinged on long, connected histories of dispossession and labor across geographies and temporalities. Cedric Robinson’s pioneering Black Marxism emphasizes the tendency for capitalism “not to homogenize but to differentiate–to exaggerate regional, subcultural, and dialectical differences into racial ones.” Investigating how capital draws upon differences within Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean attunes us to otherwise obscured dynamics. What histories, archives, literatures, and methods expand the vocabulary for racial capitalism to account for the specificities of diverse contexts?

Economies of Entitlement and Complicity [ACLA 2021]

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
Anirban Gupta-Nigam | UC Humanities Research Institute; Rebecca Saunders | Illinois State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This seminar for the 2021 annual conference of the American Comparative Literature Association investigates the intersections and divergences among literary, sociocultural, and political-economic species of entitlement and the mechanisms of complicity that perpetuate them. It examines intertwined modes of domination and exploitation including, but not limited to: 

-overtly predatory forms of droit du seigneur; Sadean (and sadistic) forms of aristocratic sexual predation; white supremacist and toxic masculinities; systems of slavery and servitude; and the “pornotropological” rhetorics and practices (identified by Hortense Spillers) that pathologize black and brown bodies; and

Miradas Hispanas: US representations from Spanish-speaking perspectives

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 12:37pm
PopMeC
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

CALL FOR ARTICLES

El objetivo de esta sección es promover la producción de conocimiento sobre la representación de los Estados Unidos desde perspectivas no nacionales en lengua española. En consecuencia, se privilegia el estudio de experiencias migrantes, viajeras y de exilio, así como las resultantes de intercambios educativos y científicos, por señalar algunos ejemplos.

Movements and Moments: On Dub Poetry

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:03am
Phanuel Antwi, University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

CFP: Essays for The Journal of West Indian Literature November 2021 Special Issue, “Movements and Moments: On Dub Poetry”

ACLA seminar: South Asian Disasters in 20th and 21st Century Literature, Film, and Culture

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:03am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

South Asian Disasters in 20th and 21st Century Literature, Film, and Culture: 

a seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association meeting on April 8-11, 2021.

Co-organized by Liam O'Loughlin (Capital University) and Pallavi Rastogi (Louisiana State University)

Genocides, Deportations and Massacres: Experiences, (hi)stories and interpretations

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:00am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 7, 2020

Genocides, Deportations and Massacres: Experiences, (hi)stories and interpretations
International Conference 
14-15 November 2020(Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days) 

Thematic Approach

The  new International Conference,orgnized by GIRES-Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarhip, opens the discussion on a highly interesting and complex issue. We live in the most technologically advanced era in human history, offering the unique privilege of access to limitless knowledge and information. Despite the knowledge we have gained from the painful lessons of the past, in many ways we face challenges similar to those of previous generations.

Special Latin American Issue

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 2:41am
Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Call for Papers
Special Latin American Issue of Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Guest Editor: João Cezar de Castro Rocha (Full Professor of Comparative Literature at State University of Rio de Janeiro—UERJ)

Science Fiction in India: Parallel Worlds and Postcolonial Paradigms

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:52am
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Call for Papers

Edited Anthology to be published by Bloomsbury

Science Fiction in India: Parallel Worlds and Postcolonial Paradigms

 

The Ethics of Narrative: Appropriation and Reinvention in Stories of Injustice (NeMLA 2021) -- Extended Deadline

updated: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:55pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

This CFP is for a seminar session at the 2021 NeMLA Convention. The deadline has been extended to October 19.

Literature and film that bear witness to injustice can create space for voices that have been silenced. They can lead to the recognition of people subjected to human rights violations and produce shared national and transnational identities. They can draw readers’ attention back onto the politics and power of reading audiences. 

New Deadline: Anglophone Literature, Anglo-American Institutions (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:30pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

How have British and American institutions shaped Anglophone literatures across the 20th and into the 21st centuries? In the decades accompanying decolonization, London and New York remain literary capitals by dint of their concentration of literary capital: the infrastructure of publishers and periodicals, agencies and awards that—staffed by professional readers—support (and distort) the creative act. Centers of cultural gravity, they continue to set standards and bestow prestige, offering more reliable access to readers and remuneration, acting on the materials of writers and manuscripts drawn from around the world.

[Deadline extended]NeMLA Panel: Neoliberal Orientalism

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 4:12pm
NeMLA 2021 (Virtual)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Confronted by the 2020 public health crisis one would remember as COVID-19, the notion of Orientalism as proposed by Edward Said in 1979 calls for continuous examinations. Said defines Orientalism as “not an airy European fantasy about the Orient, but a created body of theory and practice in which, for many generations, there has been a considerable materials investment.” From the trade war and technology race between the U.S.

ReFocus: A Series of Film Studies Anthologies: The International Director

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 1:37pm
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 31, 2026

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), Stefanie Van de Peer (University of Exeter), and Robert Singer (CUNY), each book focuses on a critically overlooked film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, mainstream cinema, experimental filmmaking, or the documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Susanne Bier, Pablo Larrain, Paul Leni, Teuvo Tulio, Xavier Dolan, and Francis Veber, with many more in preparation

(Extended Deadline: October 19, 2020) Still Greek to Us: Greek Myth and 21st-century Literature (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:32pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Stories from ancient Greek myths dot the literary landscape of the early 21st century. To some extent, this has been the result of deliberate planning, as when Canongate began publishing a series of mythological retellings by well-known authors in 2005. But alongside and independent of such coordinated efforts to keep old tales alive for contemporary audiences, offerings from both established authors (David Malouf, Barry Unsworth, Colm Toibin, Pat Barker) and successful newcomers (Madeline Miller, Daisy Johnson) have likewise retold and reimagined mythical narratives in recent years.

Epistemic Justice in Literary Studies (ACLA Panel)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
Victoria Zurita and Chen Bar-Itzhak, Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This panel addresses epistemic inequality in literary studies: the categories, theories and methods through which we read and conceptualize literature are still determined at the center of global academic production, while peripheral epistemologies often do not circulate beyond national borders and therefore do not take part in the shaping of the discipline.

Traveling Forms: Global German Studies

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
29th Annual Berkeley Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

As a pandemic and international solidarity for Black Lives Matter demand reckoning with crises of a global scale, we propose to rethink German Studies in its constitutive contradiction: formed around a national canon, yet also situated in global networks, the discipline calls for conceptual, aesthetic, and historical reevaluations of cultural-medial forms in motion. Around 1800, Immanuel Kant conceptualized cosmopolitanism without leaving Königsberg, and the decreasingly mobile Goethe projected the idea of world literature from his study in Weimar, suggesting that visions of global circulation often arise in tension with local limitations on mobility.

Postcolonial Hauntologies (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:02pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

What sorts of specters haunt the postcolonial realm? How can we conceive of hauntologies that enable us to effectively listen to postcolonial specters? Derrida defines hauntology as a way in which we can learn to acknowledge those things about us or around us that we have forgotten how to notice. He emphasizes that by acknowledging specters, hauntology performs a gesture of “positive conjuration” in which specters are raised to be listened to and not in order to be exorcised. Acting as a disruption to western notions of space and time, specters function as transformative mediums of postcolonial recovery by making space for the co-existence of the past within the present and acknowledging the existence of alternative histories.

[ACLA CPF] Reverse: Impure Mediascapes and Epistemic Resistance

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:37pm
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

What do media and technologies mean for the colonized, racialized, and dehumanized? How do we interpret, use, or embody them in ways that go against the grain of colonial logic? How do we rewrite our histories decolonially by taking a close look at their materiality, representation, aesthetic form, and ontological structures? This seminar looks for media and technologies that reverse modern/colonial agencies and explore resistant subjectivity. We think of Leanne Simpson’s keen perception on the maps of “two-dimensional representations”: one is the colonial map that represents the colonial reality; another is the map that records alternative realities of pain, loss, and survival “alongside” the colonial one, embodied by the Nishnaabeg elders.

Religions' Special Issue on the Contributions and Challenges of Latinx Global Pentecostalism

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:36pm
Religions
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

From early in its inception, the Pentecostal religious movement has been an integral part of Latinx spirituality. In the Latin American/Caribbean experience, religion has played a vital role, beginning with its indigenous roots, the Spanish colonial legacy, African-based religions brought to the New World, the introduction of U.S. Protestantism in the nineteenth century, and the arrival of Pentecostalism. Historically, Latinx Pentecostalism developed as a global phenomenon. Despite its wide and enduring impact on religious life in the Americas and beyond, the literature on Pentecostalism still has significant research gaps especially in the following areas: ethnographic studies, comparative approaches, and methodological considerations.

Borders in the South Asian Graphic Novel

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:26pm
ACLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The graphic novel’s openness to auto/biographical and historical content and its explicit demotic allegiances enable it to perform a range of political-affective stances including subversion, resistance, solidarity, memorialization, loss, complicity, capitulation, defiant interiority, and cautious hope. Graphic novels are therefore emerging as a powerful tool for mapping the uncertain and liminal spaces that complicate the neat divisions and borders that map out national/sexual/ethnic/religious/caste/personal identities in South Asia. This seminar seeks to address how graphic novels negotiate these borders and boundaries as they imagine the histories--both private and public, personal and collective--of South Asia.

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