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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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.

Political Radicalism and British Romanticism MLA Toronto 2021

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:59pm
Robert L Berger
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

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 rberger11ec@elmira.edu

The Persistent Past in Mediterranean Thought

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
Dr. Michael Allan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Oregon and Dr. Edwige Tamalet Talbayev Associate Professor of French, Tulane University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

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 

Political Demonologies: Race, Gender, and Coloniality in a Postsecular Age

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:45pm
University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Political Demonologies

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 - Comparative Environmentalisms (guaranteed session)

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:36pm
Ben Mangrum / University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

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 bmangrum@umich.edu by Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Persistence in Afrofuturist Cultural Production

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:28pm
MLA Forum: African since 1990
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 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

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:58pm
University College Cork/Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

The Afterlives of Anticolonial Aesthetics

 

Special Issue Proposal for Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies

(2021/2)

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 - Justice Framed

updated: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 1:47pm
Craft Critique Culture Conference - University of Iowa
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

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

Call for paper for the year 2020: Journal Section - English Language and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:39pm
SOCRATES JOURNAL
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

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:

https://www.socratesjournal.com/index.php/SOCRATES/English-literature

Submitting your manuscript:

NWSA 2020 Panel on Ambivalent Transnationalism: Formal Experiments

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:38pm
Margot Kotler and Sarah Schwartz, CUNY Graduate Center
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020

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.

General Call for Papers for 2020

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Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:33pm
Journal of Nationalism, Memory and Language Politics
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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.

Theorizing Wounded Bodies

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Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:30pm
Sarah Orsak and Ka-eul Yoo
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

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.

Translation and Appropriation in the Long Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:19pm
CSECS/SCEDHS and MWASECS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

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.

Theorizing Wounded Bodies (2020 NWSA)

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:19pm
Ka-eul Yoo / UC Santa Cruz
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

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

 

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