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EMERGING & DISMANTLING: Feminist Killjoys Confront SSSL’s Past and Present

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 1:53pm
SSSL: Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

CFP // EMERGING & DISMANTLING: Feminist Killjoys Confront SSSL’s Past and Present
SSSL: Society for the Study of Southern Literature Biennial Conference 
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Religion and Jorge Luis Borges

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Monday, August 12, 2019 - 1:49pm
Max Ubelaker Andrade / University of Massachusetts Lowell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel within the March 5-8 2020 NeMLA conference in Boston is dedicated to a discussion of the ways that religion intertwines with fiction in the work of Jorge Luis Borges. 

Your presentation might consider one or several of the following questions:

How did Jorge Luis Borges draw from and transform different theological traditions in his fiction and poetry?

Are there interesting relationships between Borges's fictionalized theologies and literary theory? How do they correspond to his ideas about fiction? 

Do different religious traditions respond to separate aspects of the author’s literary project, or do they overlap and combine? What functions to they serve? 

William Peace University 2019 Interdisciplinary Conference: Exploring the Macabre, Malevolent, and Mysterious

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:59am
William Peace University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019

WPU INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE: EXPLORING THE MACABRE, MALEVOLENT, and MYSTERIOUS

OCTOBER 17-18

WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, USA

The WPU Interdisciplinary Conference seeks to advance collaborative and interconnective understanding on a variety of topics. With a sense of a renewed interest, or perhaps a more mainstreamed acceptance of, the horror genre in American culture, we thought it exciting for this annual conference to focus on an exploration of the macabre, malevolent, and mysterious. It is our hope that you will join us in bringing together knowledge from diverse disciplines to further the scholarship being done on the myriad of concepts falling within this theme.

NeMLA 2020: Now What? The Comparative Literature Degree and the Job Market

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:20am
Claire Sommers/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 

 

The academic job market is famously difficult to navigate, particularly in the Humanities. While no discipline in the Humanities has a high number of positions available, it is especially challenging to find jobs in a Comparative Literature department, as the majority of hires are made through an English or Language department. Comparative Literature PhDs must therefore be prepared to market themselves to other academic departments and disciplines. This roundtable will offer practical advice for Comparative Literature PhDs on the job market. Topics we hope to discuss include:

 

 

 

· Applying for jobs in unitary disciplines such as an English or Language department

 

Francophone Women Writers Representing Africa in Children’s Literature (WIF Session)

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:03pm
Anna Rocca--Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020 Boston

Please find the CFP for NeMLA’s 51st Annual Convention to be held in Boston, MA on March 5-8, 2020. Abstracts may be submitted by September 30, 2019 via the link provided:

Francophone Women Writers Representing Africa in Children’s Literature (WIF Session) https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18071

Contemporary Francophone Women Authors’ Representations of the Sacred (WIF Session)

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:03pm
Anna Rocca--Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020 Boston

Please find the CFP for NeMLA’s 51st Annual Convention to be held in Boston, MA on March 5-8, 2020. Abstracts may be submitted by September 30, 2019 via the link provided:

Contemporary Francophone Women Authors’ Representations of the Sacred (WIF Session) Roundtable https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18025 

NeMLA 2020 Panel: Purity and Power: Literary Interventions in Logics of Hierarchy

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:05pm
Northeast MLA 2020 Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

What is the relationship between purity and power? The normative valuation of purity may be rooted in religion. In fact, purification rituals and instruction that link purity to transcendence come close to a universal feature of religiosity. Yet purity or “purism” is also thoroughly political, as Alexis Shotwell shows in her book Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times. Shotwell’s analysis shows that purity legitimates the disavowal of complicity in ecological, colonial, and other systemic crimes. Purity attends conceptions of various identities, including caste, class, race, gender, and sexuality, inheres in constructions of deviant to moral behavior, and activates disgust as a politically mobilizing agent.

NeMLA 2020 - “Delights, Disgusts, and Attachments in Latin American Literature” (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:15am
Dr. María Cristina Campos Fuentes, DeSales University / 51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Boston, MA / March 5-8, 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel will explore the concepts and stereotypes that lay behind the vision of love and affections expressed by Latin American authors. Its purpose is to create a dialogue about writers’ depictions of love, affections, and womanhood and how those ideas reflect, renew, or challenge Latin American societies. Comparative or feminist approaches in Spanish/English/Portuguese are suitable, but other approaches would also be considered.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2019, to Session ID # 17935

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA’s website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17935  

NeMLA 2020 - “Dusk and Dawn: 17th- and 18th-century French Writers” (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:16am
Dr. Stéphane Natan, Rider University / 51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Boston, MA / March 5-8, 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophies proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We will discuss their personal ideas, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. 17th- and 18th-century authors will include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. The method of analysis is open.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2019, to Session ID # 17934

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17934

Art as Liberation in the Black Fantastic

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 7:21pm
Third Stone Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Across the African diaspora, art was a form of expression and liberation at times of widespread cultural oppression, enabling artists of color to resist the tradition of silencing while preserving their histories, traditions, and more in ways that could be passed down intergenerationally. While much art worked to fulfill a political purpose by pushing for equality and liberty in oppressive cultures, other works aimed at achieving liberation by way of celebrating Black cultural forms, from the cutting-edge music of Erykah Badu to that of Janelle Monae.

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