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Race and Racism in an Age of Colorblindness

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:12pm
Thomas Conners
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

This seminar centers the contemporary phenomenon of colorblindness to query how in times marked by police killings, Black Lives Matter activism, and the mass maiming of detained migrants, it is critical race theory that the Trump administration calls “divisive” and “un-American.” As critical race theorists Ian Haney López and Neil Gotanda respectively assert, legal colorblindness in a post-Civil Rights era renders racism “any and every use of race.” This colorblind stance “legitimates racial inequality and domination” by perpetuating a deadly contradiction between racist violence and race-free discourse.

Science, Culture, and Postcolonial Narratives

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:07pm
GAPS - Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien (Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Annual Conference of the German Association for Postcolonial Studies (GAPS), University of Oldenburg, 13-15 May 2021

CFP: Cultures of Sexuality (Deadline: Dec 1, 2020)

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:07pm
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (7.1)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Since the sexual abuse allegations against American film producer Harvey Weinstein in Oct 2017, the #metoo movement has received wide attention on social media and in public life. What this movement has reminded us is sexual abuse is deeply implicated in social/hierarchical power structures (forcing survivors to suffer violence and then hide trauma). It has also offered the possibility of speaking against sexual abuse, harassment, and violence in public and “shaming” perpetrators (as “due process” has often been painful, slow, and unfair). The movement has led to public debates on questions of patriarchy, power, nepotism, culture, clothing, ethics, and ideology.

ACLA 2021 panel -Digital Cosmopolitanism: The Home as the World

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:57am
Anhiti Patnaik, Juan Evaristo Valls-Boix
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020

This seminar invites papers that interrogate the terms under which contemporary interactions between the 'Self' and the 'Other' take place on digital platforms. It deconstructs the binary of the ‘home’ and the ‘world’ and the 'First World' and 'Third World' by analyzing new cultural mobilities and power structures of globalized, outsourced, and work-from-home economies. Can technology produce reciprocal tolerance between different nations and cultures without the need for physical travel? Can it create de-territorialized spaces of desire, friendship, and xenophilia within the very borders of the ‘home’? Does it merely afford an illusion of cohesion and digital cosmopolitanism?

Now due 10/19: Intersectional, Innovative, Digital: Whither the New Humanities? (Now virtual - NeMLA 2021)

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Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 11:21am
Sabina Lenae, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

The idea that studying the humanities generates more empathy and compassion is one that is now commonly understood. However, the humanities have been at a crossroads for these past ten odd years, since the rise of the digital humanities as “the next big thing” (Panapacker, 2009). Staunch advocates of the traditional humanities would look back and defend the discipline's ongoing relevance from its inception. Although there has been much-needed innovation in the humanities in recent years, partly in response to greater funding and public fervor for so-called “STEM” fields, it has not been without controversy.

Discourses of Asian American Literature and Studies Then and Now (NeMLA 2021 panel)

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Friday, October 9, 2020 - 2:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Since the coinage of the term “Asian American” in the late 1960s, the fields of Asian American literature and Asian American studies have since then grown remarkably. Now in recent decades, more and more widespread interdisciplinary connections are made between Asian American fields and other disciplines, such as history, religion, media, and cultural studies. As Asian American fields continue to evolve and create new discourses of understanding and new approaches of interpretation, long-standing traditions should not be forgotten, for they play a major role in shaping the future of Asian American literature and studies.

(ONLINE) MIGRATION, ADAPTATION AND MEMORY - 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 2:07am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

5-6 November 2020 - ONLINE

Organizers / Scientific Committee:

InMind Support (Poland)

 

Professor Wojciech Owczarski - University of Gdańsk (Poland)

Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia)

 

CFP: Migration, Adaptation and Memory 

3rd Singapore Literature Conference

updated: 
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 10:46pm
Poetry Festival Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The 3rd Singapore Literature Conference is slated to take place on August 7, 2021, a Saturday. The theme of the symposium is “Community." We are interested in papers that explore the theme in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and drama about Singapore and Southeast Asia from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines.

Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture: A Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by Cappadocia University, Turkey, January 13 – 15, 2021

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Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:59am
Cappadocia University, Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

Living in the End Times: Utopian and Dystopian Representations of Pandemics in Fiction, Film and Culture

A Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by Cappadocia University, Turkey, January 13 – 15, 2021 

Venue: Cappadocia University, Mustafapaşa Campus, 50420 Ürgüp/Nevşehir/Turkey (Virtual-Microsoft Teams)

Keynote speakers: Larissa Lai, Maggie Gee, Kim Stanley Robinson, Tom Moylan, Raffaella Baccolini, and Elizabeth Outka

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The Construction of Place in Canadian Literature and Drama (ACLA, virtual)

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Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:40am
Meredith Malburne-Wade and Alysia Davis/ACLA (virtual)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Inspired by the (intended) original location for the 2021 ACLA conference (Montreal), we are soliciting papers on the role of place in Canadian literature and drama for this year's online conference. 

Stories from the Margins: Indigenous Connections to the Land

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:40am
Francesca Mussi/ University of Northumbria
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 11, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Stories from the Margins: Indigenous Connections to the Land

 

University of Northumbria 29-30 June 2021

 

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

 

  • Prof. Lill Tove Fredriksen (UiT The Arctic University of Norway)
  • Conversation between Prof. David Stirrup (University of Kent, U.K.) and Anishinaabe, Métis and settler-Irish artist Elizabeth LaPensee

 

Life Writing as World Literature

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:37am
ACLA April 8-11, 2021 (Virtual)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

 

Life Writing as World Literature, ACLA April 8-11, 2021 (Virtual)

This panel brings the fields of world literature and life writing together to explore social, economic and ideological contexts informing the circulation, translation and reading of auto/biographical texts. Redefinitions of world literature highlight the “effective life” of works “within a literary system beyond that of its original culture” (Damrosch 2003) or underscore that literature now “is unmistakably a planetary system” (Moretti 2000).

British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 8:39am
British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

OUR 30TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY, FROM FEBRUARY 15, 2021 to FEBRUARY 19, 2021.

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992 — the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States — will hold its first virtual conference, and calls for presentations situated in colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

The Postcolonial Bildungsroman

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:48pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Originally an 18th-century German innovation, the bildungsroman became a popular literary genre across the Anglo-American world during the 19th century. A ‘coming of age’ novel about young adults in search of meaning, the genre was the literary medium of choice for many Western writers exploring the moral and psychological developments of characters traversing unfamiliar worlds and encountering new challenges and adventures.

World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation (online conference)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:43pm
University of Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation

 

6 – 7 May 2021

University of Leuven, Belgium (online)

 

Keynote Speakers:

Michael Cronin (Trinity College Dublin)

B. Venkat Mani (UW-Madison)

Francesca Orsini (SOAS)

Lyndsey Stonebridge (Birmingham)

 

Narrating Violence and Environments in Latin America (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 8:33pm
Kevin Ennis / Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

In After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene (2015), Jedediah Purdy describes what he calls the "environmental imagination," which comprises “how we see and how we learn to see, how we suppose the world works, how we suppose that it matters, and what we feel we have at stake in it. It is an implicit, everyday metaphysics, the bold speculations buried in our ordinary lives” (6-7). Amidst the gravity of the Anthropocene today, Purdy examines the linkages between environmental imagination and “ways of acting, personally, politically, and legally, that have shaped the world in concrete ways” (7).

‘Scotland, Ireland and the Cultural Artefacts of Colonialism’

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Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
Sarah Sharp/University of Aberdeen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020

‘Scotland, Ireland and the Cultural Artefacts of Colonialism’: Workshop in association with the University of Aberdeen’s Research Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies. 

 

Dates: 26th-27th March 2021

 

Expressions of Comics and Graphic Novels in Contemporary Spain (roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:10pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Se aceptan presentaciones de manera virtual.

This roundtable invites work that analyzes the new wave of graphic narratives in contemporary Spain. This roundtable also welcomes proposals that deal with different genres and approaches to the medium, including analysis of the industry and publishers.

NeMLA 2021: Examining Contemporary Representations of Armed Conflict (Panel)

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Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:03pm
Katie Harling-Lee / Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

Description: 

This session will analyze representations of armed conflict in contemporary media, exploring how these representations might influence the popular understanding of global and civil conflict and the way that these representations of conflict might be read as an attempt to change (or maintain) a certain world. We welcome a broad range of papers, particularly aiming for a global perspective on the ethical debate of representing armed conflict in stylized media, as we interrogate how these representations might affect popular imaginations of conflict and how we as researchers might form an analytical approach to representations of conflict.

 

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Haunted Nature: The Cultural Work of Haunting

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Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:46am
Sladja Blazan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

We are looking for 2 more articles for a collection of essays on "Haunted Nature", preferably from an indigenous perspective but other topics are welcome as well. The collection is a study of human entanglements with nature as seen through the mode of haunting. Together, the essays demonstrate how haunting and being haunted can elucidate our troubled relationships with our natural environments. Seen as an interruption of the present by the past, hauntings address contemporary anxieties concerning human involvement in the transformation of natural environments and their ecosystems, and our complicity in their collapse.

Extended Deadline - Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media - Religion, Mobilities and Belonging in Contemporary Anglophone Literature and Film/TV Series Production

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:44am
Efthymia Lydia Roupakia/ Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

EXTENDED DEADLINE

 

SPECIAL ISSUE - CALL FOR PAPERS

Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media 

(Special Issue 5, Dec. 2021)

 

SPECIAL THEME:

Religion, Mobilities and Belonging

in Contemporary Anglophone Literature and Film/TV Series Production

 

SPECIAL ISSUE GUEST EDITORS:

The Prison Theatre Reader

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Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:43am
Stephen Ogheneruro Okpadah
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The exploration of prison is not new in literature and theatre. It is one in which convicts tell their stories from the inside. Here, the detained locate their experiences and conditions of prison. According to Arnold Erickson, prison has been a fertile setting for Artists, Musicians and Writers alike. Prisoners have produced hundreds of works that encompassed a wide range of literature books describing the prison experience. Modernist literature and theatre with its eclecticism saw the upsurge in the prison narrative. While Tennessee Williams’ Not about Nightingales establishes the prison genre, John Herbert’s Fortune and Men’s Eyes focuses on the harsh treatment of imprisoned homosexuals.

The Detectives: critical essays on select English and Bengali detective fiction

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Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:43am
Dr Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor and Head, THLH Mahavidyalay
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020


Call for Papers

 

THIS CFP WAS ALREADY POSTED EARLIER. I HAVE SLOTS ON P.D. JAMES'S ADAM DALGLIESH SERIES, AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MISS MARPLE, MARGERY ALLINGHAM, HDF KEATING, DASHIEL HAMMETT.

AND in Bengali detective fiction:

Priyonath Chattopadhyay,

Girish Chandra Basu, Kaliprasanna Chattopadhyay, Panchkori Dey, Mihir Kumar Sinha, Dinendra Kumar Ray, Nihar Ranjan Gupta.

 

IF INTERESTED PLEASE SEND ABSTRACT ON ANY OF THE ABOVE ONLY.

 

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CFP: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2021

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:42am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2021April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, AlabamaBirmingham Sheraton Hotel The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 52nd annual conference. The general conference theme is “justice,” so we are especially interested in presentations that feature topics relating to justice in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy.

We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Caribbean literature in general, including—but not limited to—the following possible themes:

Oil & Water: Petroculture & the Blue Humanities in Conversation

updated: 
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 6:12pm
NEMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020

PLEASE NOTE NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE OF OCTOBER 11TH

Signs of the prominence of oil as an object of study in the Environmental Humanities abound: the increasing circulation of terms like “Petroculture” and “petrocapital,” the emergence of the Energy Humanities as a sub-field, and the nearly simultaneous publication of recent volumes such as Living Oil (2016); Petrocultures (2017); and Energy Humanities: An Anthology (2017). Scholars in a range of disciplines are working to theorize and bring into focus the myriad economic, environmental, social, and imaginative ramifications of our relationship with—and dependence on—oil.

Queer Pragmatics (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:57am
Adam Sax and Davy Knittle, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

In Cruising Utopia, José Esteban Muñoz argues that “Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality or concrete possibility for another world.” For Muñoz, the future becomes the domain of the queer, the time and place where queerness can thrive. However, scholars often overlook the “now” in queer theory, an urgent, revolutionary now akin to what Walter Benjamin calls the “Jetztzeit.”

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