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Phantasmic Binds: Culture as Poltergeist

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:06pm
Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

PHANTASMIC BINDS: CULTURE AS POLTERGEIST

 

Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature 

Biennial Graduate Student Conference

 

April 3-4, 2020

 

Keynote: Professor Lydia Liu, Columbia University

 

«Dall’ombre al chiaro lume» - The Enigma and its declensions in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:48pm
Doctoral Conference - University of Padua
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

The International Doctoral Conference at the University of Padua is an interdisciplinary and bilingual forum which takes place every year. This year the conference is open to PhD students, researchers and scholars interested in the topic of literary and linguistic enigmas from a broader historical and socio-cultural perspective.

Agreeing with Fortini (1991), the difference between obscurity and complexity lies on the nature of “darkness”, which «cannot and must ever not be […] ‘won’ or ‘overcome’ since its raison d’être lies in being […] a particular kind of ‘figure of speech’». In fact, complexity implies at least one chance of effectively decoding the hidden meaning.

International Seminar on Persian-Arabic Poetics and South Asian Literatures: Readings, Recoveries and Re-orientations

updated: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:33am
Comparative Literature Association of India
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

International Seminar to be organized by

Comparative Literature Association of India

in collaboration with the

College of Commerce, Arts and Science, Patna

on

“Persian-Arabic Poetics and South Asian Literatures: Readings, Recoveries and Re-orientations”

March 20-23, 2020

 

Autofiction in the Age of the Self(ie)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:28pm
Special issue of English Studies in Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Call for papers: Autofiction in the Age of the Self(ie)

Special Issue of English Studies in Canada

 

Deadline for abstracts: January 15, 2020

Deadline for final essays (6000-9000 words): August 15, 2020

Submit to: mbloom@glendon.yorku.ca

2020 Contemporary Women's Writing Essay Prize

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:42am
CWWA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

2020 Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize

 

The journal of Contemporary Women’s Writing (Oxford University Press) is delighted to announce the launch of the 2020 Essay Prize.  The Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize aims to encourage new scholarship in the field of contemporary women’s writing, recognise and reward outstanding achievement by new researchers and support the professional development of next generation scholars.

 

Representations of Refugee, Migrant, and Displaced Motherhood in a Global Context

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:41am
Maria Lombard
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Call for Abstracts: Representations of Refugee, Migrant, and Displaced Motherhood in a Global Context

 

Contributions are invited for a scholarly edited collection that aims to explore literary accounts of migrant, refugee, and displaced motherhood in a global context. The collection will look primarily at contemporary writings about migrant motherhood. In a world marked by forced migrations, climate change, and wars, the collection aims to examine writings about the displacement of mothers at the American borders, in the Syrian conflict, and beyond. 

 

Sapienza Graduate Forum 2020 (University of Rome)

updated: 
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 10:06am
Sapienza University of Rome, Department of European, American and Intercultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

BRIDGING CULTURAL BOUNDARIES THROUGH LANGUAGE

MIGRATION AND INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE

Sapienza Symposium, Department of European, American and Intercultural Studies

28th February 2020

Rome, Italy

 

Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:22pm
Comparative World Literature, CSULB
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

CFP: 55th Annual Comparative Literature Conference

Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14-15, 2020

 

The Comparative World Literature Program at California State University, Long Beach, invites abstracts for presentations at its 55th annual conference in Long Beach, California on the topic of Outcasts and Outliers.

Conference CFP - Locations and Dislocations of Theory

updated: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7:49pm
Faculty of Letters, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

The past few decades have been crucial for the dismantling of theory, formerly understood as a monolithic concept, applicable to a wide range of epochs and regions. Rather than a timeless or non-spatial concept, theory represents “a historically circumscribed mode of thinking about literature” (Galin Tihanov). Researchers informed by Edward Saidʼs “traveling theory” (James Clifford, Caren Kaplan, Mieke Bal) have also insisted on the enormous pressure of context in shaping and reshaping theory. Convincing metanarratives of itinerant international canonization in the 20th century literature (Mads Rosendahl Thomsen) have opened the theoretical debate.

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