I am in the process of organizing a panel for MLA 2021 in Toronto which runs January 7th through the 10th. This panel seeks contemporary readings of British Romantic texts, especially those exploring the formations of Empire, Orient and Enemies, Power/discourse, and Performative Acts of Resistance. If you are interested and would be able to attend the conference please send abstracts of 250 words and a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org
Interplay of past and present, nostalgia and melancholia, classical and contemporary, in literature, philosophy or film of the Mediterranean region. 250-word abstracts due March 1stto
Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age
May 15–16, 2020, University College Dublin, Ireland
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
C. Heike Schotten (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
Selamawit D. Terrefe (Tulane University)
MLA 2021 (Toronto)
This panel explores environmentalisms across linguistic, indigenous, and national frameworks. Challenges to the idea of “environmentalism” are welcome.
This panel is sponsored by the CLCS 20th-21st century forum and will be a guaranteed session.
Abstracts of 250-words to Ben Mangrum at email@example.com by Sunday, March 1, 2020.
In outlining her presidential theme for the 2021 MLA Conference, Judith Butler writes of the precarity we face in the humanities and the vulnerabilities of human and nonhuman lives in the face of climate change and the “dominance of market values.” However, Butler’s outlook is not defeatist; her focus on persistence encourages reflections on alternative future possibilities centered on collective resistance and survival.
The Afterlives of Anticolonial Aesthetics
Special Issue Proposal for Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Guest Editors: Patrick Crowley and Carlos Garrido Castellano
This special issue will examine the ways in which anticolonial thought and praxishave continued to inform aesthetics and creative processes. It seeks to think of decolonization as an ongoing collective project allowing us to challenge and critique more recent configurations of coloniality.
Craft Critique Culture Conference 2020: Justice Framed
Call for Papers
The University of Iowa English Department invites proposals for its 2020 Annual Conference, Craft Critique Culture, to be held on the campus of The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.
Event date: Friday, April 17 – Saturday, April 18, 2020
Abstract deadline: Friday, February 28th, 2020
Categories: interdisciplinary, humanities, arts, literature, language, politics, law, social justice, criminal justice, race, gender, LGBTQ+, resistance
A TRANSDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF POSTCOLONIAL HUMANITIES
call for papers – issue 7 – autumn 2020
Open Call for Issue 7
Paper submissions and proposals are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year 2020 and there is no deadline for submission.
Unpublished manuscripts and research papers from the domain of English language and literature are invited for review and consideration of publication in our journal's two regular issues: June and December 2020.
Click on the link below to know the research areas that are covered by our journal's section: English Literature:
Submitting your manuscript:
Transnationalism is both a conservative force, structurally implicated in nationalism and capitalist modernity, and the potential ground for diasporic, mestiza, and cosmopolitan subversions. Within literary study, it operates as both a descriptor diagnosing intertextuality and communication and a methodology for research and remaking periodization.
Journal of Nationalism, Memory & Language Politics is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Institute of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague.
It is committed to exploring divergent scholarly opinions, research and theories of current international academic experts, and is a forum for discussion and hopes to encourage free-thinking and debate among academics, young researchers and professionals over issues of importance to the politics of identity and memory as well as the political dimensions of language policy in the 20th and 21st centuries. The journal is indexed with and included in Google Scholar, EBSCO, CEEOL and SCOPUS.
Gloria Anzaldúa describes the U.S.-Mexico border as “una herida abierta,” as a wound constantly reopened and which facilitates the lives of “those who...go through the confines of the ‘normal’” (25). Here, wounds are the product of national boundaries and produce “the half dead” and other deviant figures. Anzaldúa’s theorization of woundedness opens up a discussion of the wounding function of nation states, addressed in contemporary theoretical frameworks like Jasbir Puar’s discussion of maiming in Palestine and Eunjung Kim’s notion of curative violence in Korea. In both approaches to wounded bodies, theory, like the body, is located in national contexts.
At a time when a medieval and early modern understanding of literary authority had given way and a concept of intellectual property had not yet been solidly established, eighteenth-century Europe saw a surge of activity involving translation and appropriation of materials produced by others. As well as authors who freely borrowed from the past and present within their own cultures and languages, there was special interest in the translation and appropriation of materials drawn from other cultures and reinterpreted for European audiences.
Call for papers: 2020 National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference (Nov 12-15, Minneapolis)
This year's theme: The Poetics, Politics, and Praxis of Transnational Feminisms
Panel title: Theorizing Wounded Bodies
CFP — GOTHIC DREAMS/GOTHIC NIGHTMARES
New Animism: Creativity and Critique
A Symposium at the University of Leeds, 18–20 June 2020
Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen)
Christopher Bracken (University of Alberta)
This Conference is the first of what is expected to be a series of collaborations aimed at surveying late twentieth century and early twenty-first century developments in the oral and written literature of all the islands of the English-speaking Caribbean including Guyana and Belize.
The first component of the initiating Trinidad and Tobago conference is the production of an annotated Bibliography of works by writers of Trinidad and Tobago led by the Library of the University of the West Indies, NALIS and the National Archives.
THE JOURNAL OF HISPANIC AND LUSOPHONE WHITENESS STUDIES (HLWS) is open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal and is published annually. HLWS accepts submissions year-round on a rolling basis. The Journal promotes the research on non-Anglocentric Studies of Whiteness in the Lusophone, Hispanic (Iberian, Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latino/a, Afro-Hispanic Studies, including North African, the Western Saharan and Equatorial Guinean) cultural productions from any period.
The Southeast Asian and Diasporic Forum of the Modern Language Association invites submissions for a panel:
Authoritarianism and Southeast Asia
Modern Language Association Annual Convention
January 7–10, 2021, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Presidential Theme: “Persistence”
Conference. Rocky Mountain MLA, October 7-10 2020, Millennium Harvest Hotel, Boulder, CO
Irish Studies. Marshall Johnson, English Dept./0098, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557; firstname.lastname@example.org.
First-Ever Irish Studies Panel at RMMLA!
This year's theme: Borders
There are two ways of defining what we mean by the precariat. One is to say it is a distinctive socio-economic group, so that by definition a person is in it or not in it. This is useful in terms of images and analyses, and it allows us to use what Max Weber called an ‘ideal type’. In this spirit, the precariat could be described as a neologism that combines an adjective ‘precarious’ and a related noun ‘proletariat’.
– Guy Standing
Chiasma #7: “Ethics”
DEADLINE EXTENDED: One week left to submit!
Call for Papers for Critical Insights: Life of Pi (2020)
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 1, 2020
This is a call for chapter proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on the 2001 philosophical novel Life of Pi by Canadian author Yann Martel. This volume will be published in Fall 2020 by Salem Press as part of the following subseries of their Critical Insights collection: https://www.salempress.com/ci_works.
In line with the expectations of the Critical Insights series, I ultimately seek essays that:
IV International symposium. Barcelona, April 28th, 2020. MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Coordinated by Christian Alonso (University of Barcelona). Keynoted by Gerald Raunig (Zürich University of the Arts, Zürich, European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies, Vienna)
Located at the edge of Vancouver’s city limits, the University of British Columbia is perched on the edge of an ocean. Down an interminable set of winding stairs is Wreck Beach, and with a few more steps you are submerged in the saltwater of the sea. As a West Coast school, the possibility of submersion is always waiting at our door. What does this mean in a time of climate catastrophe and imminent sea level rise? How do we navigate relationships to the ocean, to submersion, and drowning in these chaotic times? Submersion evokes the existence of multiple, nuanced truths and interpretations.
Critique in the Postcolonial Anthropocene Special Session at the 2021 MLA Convention The 'postcolonial anthropocene', as the relationship of decentered human subjects with various forms of non-human lives and materialities in the postcolony, offers opportunities to interrogate new and unique forms of the anthropocene in postcolonial contexts. It leads to a range of questions provoked by the inhabitation of a postcolonial contemporary, thus reasserting the fragility of the human and its relationship to the environment as subject and object. Upon such a premise, how do we adapt the traditions of critique inherited from the twentieth century for this new understanding of the postcolonial?
Please check out these CFPs for MLA 2021 in Toronto, sponsored by the CLCS Medieval Forum ObjectsHow do objects circulating within and around premodern literary texts reframe or intervene in traditional (national or imperial) literary histories or unearth new “global” literary histories? 250-word abstracts to Shirin Khanmohamadi (email@example.com) by March 15. Medieval EmpiresWhat is a medieval empire? Extending the debate beyond the controversies of statehood in Europe, the panel considers non-European empires of the medieval world, imaginary or real, isolated or in contact with Europe. 250-word abstracts to Amy Vines (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15.
UNIVERSITY OF LIBERAL ARTS BANGLADESH
International Conference on
Entangled Englishes in Translocal Spaces
21-22 June 2020
Professor Robert Phillipson
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Professor Alastair Pennycook
Distinguished Professor of Language, Society and Education
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
CFP FOR EDITED COLLECTION (2020)
Working Title for Proposed Volume:
Through the Looking Glass: Orientalism, Reverse Orientalism and Beyond in Literature and Film
Sharmani Patricia Gabriel
Department of English
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department of English Language, Communication and Cultures
The University of the Sacred Heart
2020 Call for Papers on Asexuality
Asexuality Studies Interest Group
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
The Poetics, Politics, and Praxis of Transnational Feminisms
Minneapolis, Minnesota November 12-15, 2020