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Queer and Feminist Afrofutures (Panel)

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 11:50am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Concerns about futurity have long been at the center of queer and African studies. While the anti-relational turn in queer theory has celebrated a politics of failure, disrupting the idea of progressive futurity, African decolonization is understandably wedded to visions of a future unfettered by the past. This is not to say that the “no future” brand of queer studies is any less interested in futurity than are African nationalist discourses, but that this radical negativity is made possible by certain kinds of economic privilege. At the same time, science and speculative fiction offer African writers a tool to envision alternative futures set temporally beyond forms of social injustice that continue to exist in the present.

The Fine Art of Commenting on Books that Don’t Exist: A Borgesian Experiment

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 9:49am
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA - Baltimore, MD, March 23-26 2017
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Borges once cheekily wrote, “Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness…A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer …a commentary.” Indeed authors as varied as Borges, Lovecraft, Dick, Apollinaire, Lew, and Asimov placed completely fictional books at the center of their own literary universes. That would make a fascinating panel, but that is not this panel. Rather, what this panel seeks are academic-style works of literary theory and criticism which take as their primary texts completely fictional novels, stories, movements, authors, and films.

Shifting Grounds: Literature, Culture and Spatial Phenomenologies

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 9:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Johannes Riquet, University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

International Conference at the University of Zurich, 25-27 November 2016

 

This international conference responds to the recent return of phenomenological perspectives in literary and cultural criticism, and in the field of spatiality in particular. It aims to probe how a focus on sensory impressions and “the perspective of experience” (Yi-Fu Tuan) can enhance our understanding of literary and cultural spaces.

Narrating Football in Literary Texts & Films

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Yousef Awad, University of Jordan
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deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Critical Survey

Call for Papers: Narrating Football in Literary Texts & Films

 

[UPDATE-DEADLINE EXTENDED] CFP: Early Modern Utopian Literature (SAMLA, November 4-6, 2016)

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southeast Renaissance Conference, SAMLA Affiliate
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 6, 2016

2016 marks the 500th anniversary of the first printing of Thomas More’s Utopia, the text that created and provided the name for its own genre.  Since the appearance of More’s text, utopias have been imagined as unreal realities and worlds where people exist according to a specific vision of an author, whose aim might be justice, art, or an imagined reality with a specific agenda. 

We request abstracts that address any aspect of early modern utopianism.  Please submit 250-300 word abstracts along with a brief bio or a one page C.V. by June 6, 2016 to: Dr. Ruth McIntyre, rmcinty1@kennesaw.edu.

Territories, Borders and the New Geography

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Glocalism. Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

call for papers

 

“Glocalism”, a peer-reviewed, open-access and cross-disciplinary journal, is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. We welcome studies in any field, with or without comparative approach, that address both practical effects and theoretical import.

All articles should be sent to: p.bassetti@globusetlocus.organddavide.cadeddu@unimi.it

 

Articles can be in any language and length chosen by the author, while abstracts and keywords have to be in English.

 

REVISITING RICHARD WRIGHT'S 12 MILLION BLACK VOICES: SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2016

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Joshua Privett / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 6, 2016

November 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of Richard Wright's 12 Million Black Voices: A Folk History of the Negro in the United States (1941), a documentary text that juxtaposes Wright's historical analysis of slavery in America with Edwin Rosskam's photographs. This panel seeks to revisit the text from the perspective of recent trends in literary and cultural studies, as well as the conference theme of utopia/dystopia.

Black Lives Matter--albeit Issue 4.1

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
albeit Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of “Black Lives Matter.”

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

Public Intellectuals in the Portuguese-Speaking World

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel explores texts and ideas by public intellectuals in the Portuguese-speaking world and diaspora. Interdisciplinary approaches that advance studies in a variety of  fields and time frames, as well as nations (Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, S. Tome and Principe) from literary to cultural studies, including gender, historical, visual, economic, religious, and educational studies are particularly welcomed. The panel also welcomes transnational perspectives and utopian propositions that examine the Portuguese-speaking world and diaspora.

Q-Topia: Queer Futurism in Theory and Literature

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:34am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

As queer theory continues to evolve and utopian studies dusts itself off from its relative dormancy until the late twentieth century, the two strands of thought have grabbed ahold of one another in hopes to uncover just what “The Future” might mean to those identifying as queer. This panel seeks papers wishing to join the vibrant conversation of the relationship between queerness and utopianism.  Is queerness inherently utopic? Is the future inherently queer? How might queer individuals enact utopic desires? Can we find moments of the queerly utopic and utopicly queer in canonical and non-canonical literature?

PAMLA 2016: Autobiography (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to Autobiogrpahy. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Gothic (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

We invite proposals for papers dealing with Gothic literature, culture and film. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2016 conference theme of "Archives, Libraries, Properties." Possible foci might include sociohistorical context, intellectual heritage, and textual materiality in (and of) the Gothic.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Nordic Literature and Culture (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This panel is broadly inclusive and interested in papers from scholars working in fields related to Nordic literatures and cultures (Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Aland Islands), at home and abroad. This year, we are particularly interested in papers related to any aspect of Folklore, Mythology, and Old Norse Literature, on the one hand, and those related to the genre of the Nordic Noir or Detective Fiction, on the other. All papers, however, are welcome. 

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

PAMLA 2016: Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Literature and Culture (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to gay, lesbian, and trangender literatures. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

PAMLA 2016: Queering Terror (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

 

If the post-9/11 moment associated terror with region and religion, how have events—Katrina and Ferguson, the Great Recession and Greek austerity, climate change and uprisings—mutated our understanding of the term? Can terror be a useful model for thinking through racialized and gendered violence, normalized extremism, and neoliberal policies?

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

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