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Jenny Diski: A Celebration

updated: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 6:25am
Ben Grant / University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Call for Papers

 

Jenny Diski: A Celebration

 

A Symposium, University of Oxford, 7th April 2020

 

Keynote Speaker: Blake Morrison

 

Jenny Diski sadly died in 2016, and the time is right for a celebration of her work.

 

PAMLA 2019- Travel and Literature session: 20th and 21st century travel writing

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 1:18pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

The travel and literature session welcomes proposals focused on travel, odyssey and mobility through a literary lens, with a special interest in 20th- 21st century travel writing.

We are particularly interested in papers that take into consideration travel writing by authors better known for other forms of writing (novelists, poets, philosophers, essayists) and for whom travel, and travel writing, serve as a means to veer from their habitual modes of writing and allow them to experiment with another form (Baudrillard’s Cool memories, Barthes’ Empire of signs, Leiris’ Phantom Africa are examples of travel narratives of interest).

Topics may include:

Departures and Arrivals: Women, Mobility and Travel Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 11:34am
Revista Feminismo/s
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Feminismo/s, from the Institute of Research in Gender Studies from the University of Alicante, is currently accepting submissions for its 36 issue, entitled “Departures and Arrivals: Women, Mobility and Travel Writing”. This issue seeks to approach women travel writing from a transhistorical and transnational perspective. Thus, we encourage submissions that deal with travelling and mobility in women’s writing from different cultural and national backgrounds and periods.

We are particularly interested in contributions that explore the intersections between gender, mobility and identity, including, but not restricted to the following aspects:

 

Re-Membering Hospitality in the Mediterranean International Conference

updated: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:17am
Yasser Elhariry, Isabelle Keller-Privat, Edwige Tamalet Talbayev
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

 

Call for proposals for

Re-Membering Hospitality in the Mediterranean

 International Conference

Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès

March 26-27, 2020

Convened by Yasser Elhariry, Isabelle Keller-Privat, Edwige Tamalet Talbayev

 

Travel Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:55am
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

The travel studies area of NEPCA invites paper proposals on the subject of travel, broadly conceived.  Paper proposals may include (but are not limited to) analysis and critical perspectives on such travel-related topics as:

 

Ekphrastic Mirrors in Transnational Space

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:44pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

The proposed session invites papers that explore how the chiasmic reflections of an ekphrasis reveal the interior subjectivity, ideology and the desire of its author. In Ancient rhetorical theory, ekphrasis refers to the use of language to make an audience imagine a scene.

Adaptation: In Service of Cinema or Novel?

updated: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 1:37am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Collaborations of cinema with other art forms open up myriad of issues like the medium’s ability to maintain fidelity to the original narrative, its transformation of the original narrative, or its desire to treat the original as only an occasion for a different narrative. Adaptation studies have, as yet, largely concentrated on studying films as derivatives of original works reinforcing Rabindranath Tagore’s observation that “[c]inema is still playing second fiddle to literature.” It is commonly viewed as a presumptuous palimpsest whose merit lies in its techniques of appropriation, intersection, and transformation of the source text.

CFP Migrant Writings

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:40am
Scritture Migranti. Rivista di scambi interculturali
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Editorial Board of “Scritture migranti. Rivista di Scambi Interculturali” is now accepting articles for its 12/2018 issue. Interested scholars should send an abstract of their proposal (about 500  words) to redazione.scritturemigranti@unibo.it Deadline for abstract submission: May 10 2019. Notification of acceptance will be sent no later than May 31 2019.

The deadline for the submission of the final text is: OCTOBER 31 2019.

In Passage: The International Journal of Writing and Mobility seeks contributions for its second issue

updated: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:42pm
University of Boumerdes
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 17, 2019

In Passage: The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the electronic journal of the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures of the University of Boumerdes, seeks contributions for its second issue, to be released in December 2019. The subjects addressed by In Passage include, but are not limited to:

-  Literary genres and movements- Travel literature and intercultural contact.- Nomadism.- Writing and sexual identity                                                     - Code switching/code mixing- Multilingualism and Multiculturalism- Translation issues- "Digital writing" (SMS language, social networks)- Status of the author in the digital age

 

The 5th Graduate Literature and… Conference: Literature and The City

updated: 
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 4:54am
Dr. Aşkın Çelikkol / Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Istanbul University, Department of American Culture and Literature 

The Fifth International Literature and… Conference:

Literature and The City

 

 

October 31- November 01, 2019

Istanbul,Turkey

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

MMLA 2019: Travel Writing/Writing Travel Session

updated: 
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 4:40pm
Shannon Derby / Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

In keeping with the annual theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers,” this panel seeks to explore the relationship between duality, broadly conceived, travel, and writing about travel. We seek to interrogate the ways in which travel writing serves as a discursive engagement with multiple dualities, including self and other, authority and subordination, as well as style and content. Submissions from any time period will be considered and papers that explore a broad spectrum of genres, disciplines, and geographic regions will be given special consideration. Papers that address any approach to the conference theme are welcome. Potential topics and themes include (but are not limited to): 

Double Talk: Dialect, Multilingualism, and Coded Language in American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:27pm
Andy Harper / Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 29, 2019

In Strange Talk (1999), Gavin Jones argues the ambivalence of late-nineteenth-century American texts’ incorporation of accents, dialects, and foreign tongues, suggesting its tendency both to reinforce and to resist white hegemonic control of the English language. Writing around a decade earlier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (1988), Houston A. Baker (1987), Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (1986) theorize the radically subversive and “deterritorializing” politics of African American English. Today, American writers Junot Díaz and Esmé Waijun Wang incorporate untranslated Spanish and Chinese, respectively, into their work. This session invites papers exploring the politics of dialect, multilingualism, and coded language in American literature.

Book Series: Tourism Security Safety And Post Conflict Destinations

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:45am
Emerald Group Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Tourism Security Safety And Post Conflict Destinations

Since the turn of the century, the international rules surrounding security and safety have significantly changed, specifically within the tourism industry. In the age of globalization, terrorism and conflict have moved beyond individual high-profile targets; instead, tourists, travellers and journalists are at risk. In response to this shift, the series invites authors and scholars to contribute to the conversation surrounding tourism security and post-conflict destinations. This call invites potential authors to present their book proposal revolving around tourism secuity and post conflict destinations. 

Representing Disembarkation: Migrations, Arrivals, Territories

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:50pm
Liverpool John Moores University (UK) / Universita’ degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Representing Disembarkation: Migrations, Arrivals, Territories

Conference / Procida, Naples 27 – 29 April 2020

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Sandro Mezzadra, Iain Chambers, Miguel Mellino, Tiziana Terranova

Textual Transactions and the “Non-Fictional Turn”

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:04am
Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • 250-word proposals due April 10, 2019
  • Essays of 2,000-3,000 words due July 1, 2019
  • Publication: Spring 2020

The guest editors of a special issue of Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies seek proposals for essays that address non-fictional forms in relation to multiply mediated concepts of truth and reality.

MLA2020 CFP: Railways, Speed, and Accidents

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:01am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

“To invent the train is to invent the rail accident of derailment” (Paul Virilio, The Original Accident 10). From the 19th century onward, the intervention of speed upon and across the landscape has created zones of contact between non-human animals and machines that resulted in numerous crashes, deaths, derailments and a wide variety of events that we know as accidents. With the speed of modern time, railway accidents involving humans and animals became a common theme of literary texts, travel books, journal reports, legal discussions, as well as photography and motion pictures. One of the early depictions of moving trains, J. M. W.

Bodies, Borders, and Boundaries: Embodiments of Multicultural and Transnational Children

updated: 
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 5:20pm
Tharini Viswanath and Nithya Sivashankar/ MLA 2020 (Guaranteed session)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE ASSOCIATION SPONSORED SESSION, MLA 2020  

 

“Bodies, Borders, and Boundaries: Embodiments of Multicultural and Transnational Children”

           

 January 9-12 at Seattle, Washington

 

"Comparative Orientalisms"- MLA 2020 in Seattle

updated: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:34pm
MLA -- CLCS Medieval Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Just as there are many Orients, there are many Orientalisms, or approaches to, constructions of, and lenses upon the Orient.

Borders and Crossings 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 9:02am
University of Leicester
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

An interdisciplinary conference on travel and travel writing

4–6 July 2019, University of Leicester, UK

Conference language: English

Deadline for abstracts: 25 March, 2019

Notification of acceptance: 1 April, 2019

We invite scholars and creative practitioners with an interest in travel and travel writing to the 2019 edition of the Borders and Crossings conference series, held at the University of Leicester from 4–6 July 2019, and generously supported by the Midlands4Cities DTP.

Transnational and Transcultural Spaces

updated: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 2:08pm
postScriptum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019

Call for Papers

Volume IV Number ii (July 2019 issue)

Special Issue on

Transnational and Transcultural Spaces

 Guest Editor

Dr Jati Sankar Mondal, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University <skbu.ac.in>

“Human, Intellectual, and Cultural Mobilities between Africa and the Caribbean – From the Late 19th Century to the Present“

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:49pm
Dr. Birgit Englert, Sigrid Thomsen, Immanuel Harisch
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Call for Papers for a volume to be submitted to Routledge

“Human, Intellectual, and Cultural Mobilities between Africa and the Caribbean – From the Late 19th Century to the Present“

Editors:

Birgit Englert, Immanuel R. Harisch, Sigrid Thomsen

(University of Vienna, Research Platform “Mobile Cultures and Societies”)

 

Literature of the American South

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:48pm
albeit
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

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 Southern Literature.

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

  • The American South in a global context

  • post-Katrina literature

  • New Southern Gothic

  • The South on Film

  • LGBTQ Southern identities

  • Appalachia and the opioid epidemic

  • Southern memoir

EuroSEAS 2019 - Southeast Asian travelogues and global Asia

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:38pm
Nazry Bahrawi / Singapore University of Technology and Design
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Southeast Asian travelogues and global Asia

This laboratory considers the ways in which travelogues by Southeast Asians articulated the concept of inter-Asian connections, thus prefiguring the term ‘global Asia.’ Examples include the study of early modern India and Southeast Asia by Chinese-language Nanyang (South Seas) historians in 1950s Singapore, as reflected in their travel memoirs, as well as the Malaccan writer and translator Munsyi Abdullah’s Bahasa chronicles of his voyages to Mecca and northern Malaysia in the late nineteenth century. We are interested in papers that engage in the following topics:

Militourism: Travel Literature and Empire - MLA guaranteed session

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 11:25am
Modern Languages Association - GS Travel Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Inspired by Teresia Teaiwa’s definition of “militourism” as a “phenomenon by which a military or paramilitary force ensures the running of a tourist industry, and that same tourist industry masks the military force behind it,” this panel seeks to consider practices of “militourism” in a long historical context by soliciting papers with critical approaches to militarization, travel, and tourism from antiquity to the present day. We invite papers that engage questions of conquest, colonization, and empire; battlefield/memorial tourism; memoirs by soldiers, soldiers’ wives, and support staff; the intersections of military and tourist industries.

Action, Inaction, and the Victorian Female

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:26am
Lydia Craig/NAVSA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Consider submitting a CFP for the following proposed panel “Action, Inaction, and the Victorian Female” to be held at the 2019 NAVSA (Theme: “Media. Genre. The Generic”) in Columbus, Ohio, 17-19 October.

LAST CALL: Representations of Disaster

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 10:49am
University of Pittsburgh Department of French & Italian
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

On the occasion of the Year of the Global at the University of Pittsburgh

The Department of French & Italian Presents:

 

Representations of Disaster

Call for Papers

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

March 8-9, 2019

 

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Deborah Jenson

Deadline extended - Special issue of the Journal of the MMLA - Transatlantic Dialogues

updated: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:16am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 30, 2018

This special issue of the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association aims to interrogate how transatlantic encounters, itineraries, and movements have shaped literary and cultural expressions, influencing the formation of both individual and collective knowledge.  In particular, it aspires to foster a dialogue to address political, ethical, sexual, and aesthetic questions related to transatlantic interactions among people, practices, and ideas, expanding from traditional Eurocentric perspectives and canonized narratives to encompass a global perspective.  This dialogue becomes even more relevant in the present days, considering the political and cultural implications of such motilities.  Transatlantic travels have played a

CRITICAL THINKING IN TOURISM STUDIES

updated: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:11am
Tourism, Culture and Communication
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for PapersTourism, Culture and Communication

Special Issue:

CRITICAL THINKING IN TOURISM STUDIES

 

[Guest Editors: Rodanthi Tzanelli, University of Leeds, UK and Maximiliano Korstanje, University of Palermo, Argentina]

 

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