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Arab Literature in English: Re-writing Gender, Race, Politics and Culture

updated: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 11:12am
Coventry University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

A one-day interdisciplinary conferenceCoventry UniversityThe conference is now postponed to other date (TBD). This is due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and current circumstances. 

Native Voices from India: A Reminiscence

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Friday, March 27, 2020 - 4:07am
Dr. Arpita Ghosh / Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, Bengaluru, India
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS for Edited Volume with ISBN.

Native Voices from India: A Reminiscence

"The Global Trajectories of Asian Modernism" @ MSA Brooklyn

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:45pm
Kevin Riordan / Modernist Studies in Asia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

 

 

The Modernist Studies in Asia (MSIA) research network is proposing an affiliated panel at the MSA conference in Brooklyn, October 22–25.

Global and planetary modernisms tend to map different modernisms according to countries and continents, implicitly imposing a static, area studies–inflected order on these divergent and discrepant artists, texts, and practices. Against this tendency, for this panel we seek papers that trace surprising movements of modernism (broadly understood) within, across, and beyond Asia. Put another way, we are interested in accounts of how Asian modernism won't stay still.

Trans Persistence in South Asia and Beyond

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Friday, March 13, 2020 - 4:09pm
MLA LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Literary and cultural engagements with trans* bodies, politics, and assembly in literature of South Asia, its Diaspora, comparative, or transnational framework. 250 word abstract to Kerry.manzo@purchase.edu by March 20.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 20 March 2020

Kerry Manzo, Purchase C, SU of New York (kerry.manzo@purchase.edu )

Narratives of Displacement

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Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:28pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The conference seeks to explore the narratives of displacement and to demonstrate the validity of a cross-disciplinary approach which brings together the historical, cultural, social and literary expertise in the handling of text. The conference will particularly focus on time and space representations and on treatment of the theme of cultural ambivalence and identity conflict. The subject of displacement will be regarded as both a migration, voluntary or forced, and a sense of being socially or culturally “out of place”.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

Envisioning Temporality in South Asian Studies: Anticolonial Past, Resistant Present and Radical Futures

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Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:34pm
Sritama Chatterjee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

*DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR MLA PANEL 2021*

Paper proposals of 300 words and a 100 word bio-note are invited for South Asian Literary Association(SALA) nominated *guaranteed panel for MLA 2021* to be held in Toronto from 7th to 10th January, 2021

Short Description of the panel :

What are the modalities through which time is lived and imagined in South Asia? Abstracts of 300 words are invited by 15th March, 2020.

Sritama Chatterjee, University of Pittsburgh (src88@pitt.edu)

CALL FOR PAPERS – SUMMER 2020

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Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 6:20am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS – SUMMER 2020

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

MLA 2021 Panel: Science on the Margins: Rethinking the Global Histories of Sexology

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Friday, March 6, 2020 - 4:52pm
Rovel Sequeira
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This panel mobilizes the semantic compass of the concept “margin” to rethink the global histories of sexual science. Essentialist accounts of sexology have concentrated on its origins in the Western, primarily German, academy as a distinct “Sexualwissenschaft” or institutionalized science of sex that effected profound shifts in sexual knowledge and subjectivity. And yet sexology was often itself a marginal form of knowledge that emerged at the edges of more well-established disciplines like biomedicine, psychiatry, anthropology, zoology, anthropometry and propelled technologies of endocrinology, eugenics, and population control.

RMMLA English Nineteenth-Century Literature

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Friday, March 6, 2020 - 1:19pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Rocky Mountain
Modern Language Association
Seventy-fourth annual convention

October 8-10, 2020

Boulder, Colorado | Millennium Harvest House Hotel

English Nineteenth-Century Panel

The 2020 Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association welcomes abstracts related to English Nineteenth-Century Literature. Ranging from the Regency to the Victorian era, the Nineteenth Century was an eclectic time facing significant social, political, and economic changes. Considering this period of change (and perhaps even how our own time is one of change) we invite abstracts dealing with, but not limited to topics such as:

Voice, Silencing, and Appropriation (MLA 2021)

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:09am
Lisa Propst / Clarkson University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This session addresses tensions between efforts to combat injustice or silencing through literary/artistic representation and dangers of appropriating other people’s stories; formal strategies that negotiate the dangers of appropriation; ways of asserting responsibility to the people depicted on the page rather than authority over their stories. Discussion of all genres and media welcome. Please send 250w abstract and brief bio to lpropst@clarkson.edu and ewulanda@clarkson.edu by March 15.

This is a call for papers for a proposed special session at the 2021 MLA Convention in Toronto. 

South Asia and Its Diaspora, RMMLA 2020 Boulder, Colorado

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:08am
Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

RFP - South Asia and Its Diaspora, Creative WorkSouth Asia is well known for its enormous creative output in terms of fiction. We invite creative writers to submit short fiction (not more than 3000 words) to be read as part of a panel that represents the theme of identity. Selections from a larger work that speaks directly to some aspect of identity specific to the region, or a stand-alone short piece are welcome. Please note that due to time constraints, each author will be given no more than 20 minutes to read their work. RFP - South Asia and Its Diaspora, Critical AnalysisWe invite papers on the broad theme of how cultural texts deal with nationalism in the twenty first century.

MLA 2021 CFP: Decolonizing Comics and/as Activism (Deadline: 03/15/20)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:16am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Decolonizing Comics and/as Activism

Call for papers for a non-guaranteed proposed session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 7-10, 2021, in Toronto, Canada. This panel is sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narrative Forum.

The Final Frontier: Space, Race, and Survival in Speculative Fiction (MLA 2021)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:15am
Smaran Dayal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This panel will investigate space exploration in speculative literatures. It looks at the myriad ways in which works of speculative fiction have imagined, challenged, or otherwise engaged with outer space as a site for new colonialisms, the extension of racial supremacies, and/or environmental violence. We are especially interested in scholarship which explores the growing body of criticism situated at the intersection of black studies and speculative fiction. How has space functioned as a stand-in for the geographical expanse of the planet before its mapping and conquest by European colonialism?

The Alterity of Affliction / Afflictions of Alterity

updated: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 8:25pm
Cultural, Social and Political Thought, University of Victoria, BC
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Alterity of Affliction / Afflictions of Alterity

University of Victoria (British Columbia), May 22-24, 2020       
Keynote speaker, Cindy Baker
Deadline to submit, March 31, 2020
Website, http://www.alterityofaffliction.com/

“Whatever pain achieves, it achieves in part through its unsharability, and it ensures this unsharability through its resistance to language . . .” – Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain

Scaling Trans Studies (MLA 2021)

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 2:47pm
Davy Knittle and Ava L.J. Kim, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

In her 2014 Transgender Studies Quarterly article, "The Technical Capacities of the Body, Assembling Race, Technology, and Transgender," Jules Gill-Peterson argues that "if both transgender and race benefit from treatment as technical capacities of the body, it remains to explain how it is they retain their differences in this framework as well as how they are made more or less available at various ecological scales by systems of normalization and regulation" (412).

Envisioning Temporality in South Asian Studies: Anticolonial Past, Resistant Present and Radical Futures

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:56pm
Sritama Chatterjee
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Paper proposals of 300 words and a 100 word bio-note are invited for South Asian Literary Association(SALA) nominated *guaranteed panel for MLA 2021* to be held in Toronto from 7th to 10th January, 2021

Deadline: 12th March, 2020. 

Short Description of the panel :

What are the modalities through which time is lived and imagined in South Asia? Abstracts of 300 words are invited by 12th March, 2020.

Sritama Chatterjee, University of Pittsburgh (src88@pitt.edu)

Contested Archives and the Intellectual Histories of Indian Modernity: From the Precolonial to the Postcolonial

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 11:12am
Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Call for Papers: Workshop on Indian Intellectual History

Friday, 29th May, 2020. (Deadline for abstract submission: 20th March, 2020)

Faculty of History, University of Cambridge.

 

Contested Archives and the Intellectual Histories of Indian Modernity: From the Precolonial to the Postcolonial

 

Postcolonial Optimism (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:25am
Jeremy De Chavez and Katherine Hallemeier
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Optimism is not readily associated with the postcolonial. Indeed, postcolonial writing has been described as melancholic and postoptimistic, a repository of the injurious legacies of empire. It is a reputation consonant with postcolonialism’s revelatory project of unmasking imperial designs in canonical texts and exposing complicity in postcolonial writing. In addition, almost by definition, the postcolonial novel expresses disillusionment with nationhood and the developmentalist logics that frame it.

Global Indigeneity (MLA 2021)

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
Ahmed Idrissi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Considers theoretical and political questions raised by the model of “trans-indigeneity” paying attention to indigenous mythologies, histories of settler colonialism, and questions of comparison, translation, resistance, language, and appropriation.  Send 300-word abstract and short bio by March 20, 2020 to Ahmed Idrissi aidrissi@prdue.edu and Neville Hoad nhoad@austin.utexas.edu

Call for Papers - Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:55pm
Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Submissions invited for the inaugural issue of the Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies. The Journal is being launched from this year to commemorate the Birth Centenary of legendary English Professor Late P. S. Sastri (Nagpur University). It’ll be published thrice a year and shall cover interdisciplinary research in all forms and genres of literature, art, and culture such as fiction, folklore, film/ theatre, travel writing, popular culture, translation, gender and sexuality studies, ecocriticism, globalization and urban studies, race, ethnicity, subaltern and Dalit studies, and all related areas.

Finding Home: Migration, Placemaking & Research Creation Symposium

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:54pm
Ryerson University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Call for Proposals

Finding Home: Migration, Placemaking & Research Creation Symposium

May 22-23

Ryerson University, Toronto

 

Finding Home: Migration, Placemaking & Research Creation,  a 2-day symposium May 22-23 at Ryerson University in Toronto, invites scholars, policy-makers, artists, migrants and other stakeholders to join us in round table discussions, performances, film screenings and workshops. The symposium is the culminating event of a SSHRC-funded 2-year international project examining the concept of home for forced migrants of all identities, using arts-based research. 

 

Journals of Decolonization

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:52pm
Maryam Fatima/ University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This cfp is for a special session at the Modern Language Association's annual convention in Toronto (7-10 Jan 2021)

 

Modernism, Empire, and the Environment (MSA 2020 Panel)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:52pm
Elizabeth Dinneny / University of Maryland, College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

“Modernism, Empire, and the Environment”

MSA 2020 Brooklyn panel

22-25 October 2020

Abstracts due 3/6/20

What We Think about When We Think about Love

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:44pm
University of East Anglia / University of Essex
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

What We Think About When We Think About Love: Call for Submissions.

Histories, Practices & Potentials of love.

Editors: Stanislava Dikova (University of Essex), Wendy McMahon (University of East Anglia), and Jordan Savage (University of Essex).

 

‘Without love, our efforts to liberate ourselves and our world community from oppression and exploitation are doomed’. bell hooks, Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations, 1994. 

Persistent Commercialization: Literary Criticism, Publishing, and the Academy

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:27pm
MLA Forum on Narrative and the South Asian and Diasporic Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The ISSN and the South Asian and South Asian Diasporic forum at the MLA invite 300 word abstracts for a collaborative panel examining the cultural politics of South Asian narrative studies and literary criticism given their imbrication in financialized academic markets by March 15. 

Literary endeavors have long been deeply imbricated with commercialization.  Drama for the stage, poetry for patrons, and fiction for mass readership ensured that the production of literature was always connected to market imperatives. Today, authors and literary works are embedded in a global profit-oriented publishing matrix.

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