Migration is one of the most prominent cultural, socio-political, and economic questions of our time. In both industrialised and less developed countries, it would be hard to find people who do not have a personal experience of migration and its effects, which ultimately ‘become the hallmark of the age of migration’ (Castles et al., 2013). According to the World Migration Report 2020, international migrants consist of only 3.6% (281 million) of the world population, and they make ‘significant sociocultural, civic-political and economic contributions in origin and destination countries and community’ (WMR, 2020). However, a great majority of people do not migrate across borders; instead, a large number of people migrate within countries.
This board-sponsored session welcomes presentations that deal with Quebecois literature and media. A wide variety of topics will be considered: cinema (jeune cinéma Québécois, cinéma féminin), representation of the First Nations in Quebecois literature and media, Quebecois theater, etc.
Please submit 200-250 word abstract and indicate if any A/V equipment will be required. Upload your proposal on NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19475
This board-sponsored session welcomes presentations that deal with literature from the Middle Ages (pre-16th century). Topics can cover a wide variety of aspects related but not limited to gender, sexuality, feminism, global history, etc.
Please submit abstracts of 200-250 words and indicat if any A/V equipment is required. Upload your proposal via the NeMLA website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19473
Transgender representation is currently at an all-time high. Whether it be in cinema, literature, or social networks, the visibility of trans individuals has tremendously increased. Changes in culture have allowed the transgender community to feel safer in coming forward with their stories, and therefore, this new movement has been pioneered by trans women, trans men, and non-binary individuals. For example, Lexie, the trans woman behind the popular Instagram account Agressively Trans (@aggressively_trans), published the book Une histoire de genres in February 2021. Petite fille, a 2020 documentary directed by Sébastien Lifshitz has won several prizes in various festivals.
In recent decades, the practice of collaborative intellectual labor has had an unexpected resurgence, both among writers and artists, and within scholarly and academic spaces. Drawing on a rich history of intellectual, activist, and artistic practices of collaboration, new collectives and research groups have embraced collaborative forms of knowledge production to challenge the individualization of intellectual labor and the demands of the neoliberal episteme.
The 53rd annual NeMLA Convention will be held March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, MD. More information here: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html
This seminar invites 250-350 word abstracts for papers that will be circulated in February 2022, prior to the convention. During the seminar itself, session participants will briefly present their work before participating in a discussion with other panelists. Proposed papers should situate Soviet literature and/or other cultural products within a postcolonial context, or explain how postcolonial theory must be modified when applied in post-Soviet spaces. Please read the detailed CFP below:
Margins: A Journal of Literature and Culture deadline for submissions: November 30, 2021 full name / name of organization: Department of English, Gauhati University, Guwahati: 781014, Assam, India contact email: email@example.com
Margins: A Journal of Literature and Culturefull name / name of organization: Department of English, Gauhati University, Guwahati: 781014, Assam, Indiacontact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The concept of South Asian literature is inherently unstable; South Asia is a regional term that covers several countries, some of which are still enemies recovering from shared histories of violence. In addition, the region of South Asia encompasses dozens of literary languages, including English – ironically the one “common” language of the region that is also the most "foreign." This panel seeks to animate comparison as a postcolonial and decolonizing practice in South Asian literary criticism. Comparison calls on scholars to think across boundaries of language, region or nation-state to imagine new points of connection among authors, texts, genres and modes.
Special Issue with the Journal of International Women’s Studies
On Docility and Volatility: Uncovering Women’s Bodies as Sites of Violence and Resistance in South Asian Literature
Special Issue Editor:
Goutam Karmakar, Barabazar BTM College, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, WB, India
32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies
(Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien / GAPS)
Arundhati Roy (India)
Sinan Antoon (Iraq/USA)
Open Channels: Divinatory Poetics and Critique of the Lyric
A Roundtable at the 53rd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland (although hybrid presentations are possible)
Queer Sahara | Queer Sonora
A Panel at the 53rd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland (although hybrid presentations are possible)
In this panel, we will consider shared connections across desert spaces in the queer imaginary, using the Sonoran Desert and the Sahara Desert as specific sites of comparison, reinvention, liberation, and self-definition. Rather than empty spaces or zones of death, these deserts and their vibrant ecosystems contain various well-established queer enclaves such as Palm Springs, California; Bisbee and Melrose (Phoenix), Arizona; and locales at the edge of the Sahara, such as Fes and Marrakesh, Morocco.
For over a decade now, the interdisciplinary study of human rights and literature has offered a generative lens for thinking about questions of citizenship, the nation-state, and narrative form. Scholars have studied the human rights novel (James Dawes), the co-constitution of human rights and the bildungsroman (Joseph Slaughter), literary and cinematic depictions of torture (Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg), and the rights-based political imaginations of American writers of color (Crystal Parikh), among other projects. These approaches have emphasized the discursivity of human rights: literature does not represent a static conception of human rights but rather helps shape understandings of what human rights are or could be.
“How was the New Woman comparatively constructed in the East and West”.
Organizer: Simone O Malley Sutton
Co-Organizer: Ji Hyea Hwang
**DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TO OCT. 15!
"I, too, having lost faith / in language, have placed my faith in language" (Terrance Hayes, "Snow for Wallace Stevens")
As Terrance Hayes exemplifies in his portrayal of Wallace Stevens’ racism, language underpins both care-full and care-less representations. As an interdependent system that necessarily implicates and involves us all, language demands our thoughtful investigation when it comes to how we might communicate care.
Coming to Terms, 30 Years On: The Mabo Legacy in Australian Writing
The 2022 Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature
4–8 July 2022
Call for Papers - Deadline: 31 January 2022
Dear colleagues, Please consider submitting a proposal for the following panel at the NeMLA 2022 Convention (Baltimore, MD, March 10-13):Italy between reality and myth.
The organizers of this seminar invite abstracts for American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2022
The goal of this panel is to provide a platform to locate the fast-evolving theoretical precepts in translation from a postcolonial and cultural studies perspective. Taking an in depth look at the possibilities and challenges posed by translation, we aim to demonstrate the ways in which ‘ethical’ translation in various possible senses can be integral to forming a resistance culture to counter the political environment in the metropole, which aims to suppress multilingual and multicultural realities in the US and beyond.
https://www.acla.org/teaching-fiction-and-immigration American Comparative Literature Association Conference in Taipei, Taiwan: June 15-18, 2022 Seminar Title: Teaching Fiction and Immigration This seminar invites proposals centered on the practice of teaching fictional texts that focus on immigration and immigrant experiences. Proposals may address the teaching of fictional texts of any time period, genre, medium, or geographic/linguistic origin.
The avant-garde has often been defined by its asserted antagonism towards existing norms, and, in turn, critiqued for its ultimate co-option or complicity in those norms. Building on this rich tradition of reflection on the significance and role of the avant-garde, this seminar is interested in shifting the focus to its collaborative dimensions: its networks and communities of production and consumption, including editors and publishers, distributors and readers, and literary networks and communities, alongside the more-studied figure of the individual artist/author. Robert Darnton has influentially referred to this as a “communications circuit”; Mark S.
Memories of military conflicts from both combatants and non-combatants alike have been a key tool in analyzing the unique traumas and socio-cultural affects of modern warfare. Scholars such as Samuel Hynes and Paul Fussell have done seminal work in articulating theoretical approaches to understanding the memories of bearing witness to modern war. Yet, mainstream war literature largely recounts the white voices from the West.
Romancing the Gothic is a free online education project which started in March 2020 and provides classes and talks on various aspects of horror, the Gothic, the supernatural, folklore and more. We put on talks each week which are then also made available online for participants. To see the YouTube channel and previous classes from a variety of speakers - https://www.youtube.com/user/Ymdol1
In this seminar, we hope to rethink long-held associations between novel and nation-state in light of recent insights from oceanic studies, archipelagic studies, as well as transatlantic, transpacific, and Indian Ocean contexts. What kinds of genres and narrative frameworks unfold from a maritime, as opposed to land-based, perspective? How do novelists negotiate these commitments across multiple scales—and what ways of reading emerge by centering islands, coasts, ports, and other liminal spaces?
This panel focuses on uncovering ideas and philosophies proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We discuss their thoughts, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. 17th- and 18th-century authors can include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. Method of analysis is open.
Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by October 15, 2021 (deadline extended), to Session ID # 19144
Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19144
Violence against Women (VAW)" Special Issue of the International Journal of Childhood and Women's Studies deadline for submissions: November 1, 2021 full name / name of organization: Faculty of Women for Arts, Science & Education, Ain Shams University contact email: IJCWS_journal@women.asu.edu.eg
Call for papers
"Violence against Women (VAW)"
Special Issue of the International Journal of Childhood and Women's Studies
ISSN: 2682-4361 (print) & E-ISSN 2682-437X (online)
For this roundtable, we seek presentations on any aspect of teaching the eighteenth-century
within a global context. Presentations might focus on strategies for teaching transcultural and
transnational encounters; travel, trade, or colonialism; eighteenth-century world literatures; or
any text or set of texts—written, oral, visual, aural, or material—that “globalize” students’
engagement with the eighteenth century. We welcome presentations that offer strategies for
teaching subject matter that exposes, interrogates, unsettles, decenters, or displaces a Eurocentric
This panel aims to explore how writers and filmmakers have articulated questions of Blackness and Europeanness, migration and cultural belonging, colonial histories and decolonial futures.
In recent decades, artists, scholars, and activists from all over Europe have interrogated and problematized wishful narratives about Europe as a democratic stronghold and a multicultural, borderless space. Working in different media, forms, and genres, these works address urgent questions, such as the racialization of migration, the persistent social and economic inequalities of urban spaces, and the legacies of repressed colonial histories.
Updated: Extended deadline: October 15, 2021
53rd NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, Maryland, 10-13 March, 2022
Print ISSN: 2682-4116
Online ISSN: 2682-4124
Miṣriqiyā Subject Fields
This journal publishes articles in the fields of anthropology, history, sociology, politics, geography, linguistics, literary and cultural studies and Basic Science. Miṣriqiyā is published in both print and online versions.
Where do we find important archives for the study of the Global Anglophone? How were their materials accumulated and how are they now arranged? What do these collections record, and what do they omit? Who can access them, particularly in this ongoing pandemic season?
This panel invites papers which explore the archives, personal or institutional, that enrich our understanding of literatures in English—and that provide material resources for research and teaching in the rising, disputed discipline of the Global Anglophone. Both established and lesser-known centers of archival study will make for welcome subjects. Papers may examine a whole institution, a particular collection, or even a single document.