Print forms of poetry have traditionally been integral to writing and literature classes. However, for many students, especially those in first- or even second-year classes, the written word and the visual layout of poetic form can be foreign, even intimidating. This session will consider the possibilities offered by oral forms such as storytelling and spoken-word poetry. In addition to considering the pedagogical possibilities of oral performance, this session invites poets and storytellers to share their own original work.
This panel investigates the concept of landscape in American literature. For Americans, the landscape brings strong associations, whether cultural, political, historical, or commercial. The landscape, in a sense, is central to the American identity. This session seeks proposals on the meaning of landscape in American literature. How do Americans use landscape to create identity? In what ways are landscapes used politically or culturally to create meaning? This session encourages interdisciplinary approaches to the landscape in American literature, including the examination of literature and the visual arts.
Marriott Copely Place
March 5-8, 2020
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.
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:
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:
Call for proposals for
Re-Membering Hospitality in the Mediterranean
Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès
March 26-27, 2020
Convened by Yasser Elhariry, Isabelle Keller-Privat, Edwige Tamalet Talbayev
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:
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 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
Istanbul University, Department of American Culture and Literature
The Fifth International Literature and… Conference:
Literature and The City
October 31- November 01, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS
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):
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.
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
Conference / Procida, Naples 27 – 29 April 2020
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Sandro Mezzadra, Iain Chambers, Miguel Mellino, Tiziana Terranova
- 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.
“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.
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE ASSOCIATION SPONSORED SESSION, MLA 2020
“Bodies, Borders, and Boundaries: Embodiments of Multicultural and Transnational Children”
January 9-12 at Seattle, Washington
Just as there are many Orients, there are many Orientalisms, or approaches to, constructions of, and lenses upon the Orient.
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.
Call for Papers
Volume IV Number ii (July 2019 issue)
Special Issue on
Transnational and Transcultural Spaces
Dr Jati Sankar Mondal, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University <skbu.ac.in>
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“
Birgit Englert, Immanuel R. Harisch, Sigrid Thomsen
(University of Vienna, Research Platform “Mobile Cultures and Societies”)
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
New Southern Gothic
The South on Film
LGBTQ Southern identities
Appalachia and the opioid epidemic
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:
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.
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.
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
Dr. Deborah Jenson