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MLA 2019: Formal Transactions and the US Empire (Proposed Special Session)

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:38am
Modern Language Association (MLA) 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

How do transnational and transcultural transactions among literary forms resist the hegemonic, violent and global dominance of the US Empire? 300-words abstract and a bio by 15 March 2018; Muhammad Waqar Azeem (mazeem1@binghamton.edu). To see the CFP on MLA web, please click this link: https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_11460

MMLA 2018 Conference - Consuming Cultures

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:56am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Call For Papers

2018 MMLA Conference - "Consuming Cultures"

November 15-18, 2018

Kansas City, MO

 

Transnational poetics; Aestheticism and Decadence at the fin de siècle

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:52am
NYU/University of Exeter/University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Transnational poetics; Aestheticism and Decadence at the fin de siècle

A One-Day Symposium at New York University

Monday May 14th 2018

 

Keynote Speaker: Prof Regenia Gagnier (Exeter):

‘Transnational Poiesis and the Making of Community’

 

Organizers: Prof Marion Thain (NYU), Dr Kate Hext (Exeter), Dr Jane Desmarais (London)

 

 

Call for participants

 

Eudora Welty Open Topic

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:50am
South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Eudora Welty Society panel at SCMLA 2018 invites papers on any aspect of Welty’s work, life, or critical reception, especially approaches that address the conference theme of “CROSSROADS OF CULTURES.” Send 250-word abstracts and a short bio to Sarah Peters at speters@ecok.edu by March 31, 2018.

The 75th annual South Central Modern Language Association conference will be held in San Antonio, TX, October 11-14, 2018.  Conference information is available at http://www.southcentralmla.org/

Algerian Women's Post-Independence Writings: Tradition or Modernity?”

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:14am
BenaoudaLEBDAI
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

University of Béchar - Algeria

Second International Conference on the Algerian Novel between Tradition and Modernity

Call for Papers

Béchar: 24 -25 - 26 April 2018

“Algerian Women's Post-Independence Writings: Tradition or Modernity?”

MLA 2019 - Transacting Arab Literary Modernity

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 9:16am
Karim Mattar, University of Colorado at Boulder
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Paper proposals examining cross-cultural, global influences on Arab literary modernity in 19th-20th centuries (colonialism, Orientalism, philology, travel, literary / cultural exchange, translation, Nahda, etc.) invited for MLA 2019 session.  3/25/2018, karim.mattar@colorado.edu.

Art and Action: Contemporary Art and Discourse in Southeast Asia

updated: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:16am
MA Asian Art Histories Programme, McNally School of Fine Arts LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 2, 2018

Art and Action: Contemporary Art and Discourse in Southeast Asia 

 

3–5 December 2018, Singapore

 

Organised by:

MA Asian Art Histories Programme, McNally School of Fine Arts

LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

 

Proposals due 2 April, 2018

MSA: Global Modernisms and the Graphic

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:34am
Patrick Herald
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz's field-defining article, "The New Modernist Studies," turns ten in 2018. Despite the fact that the article takes up new media as a key topic, and although it was published just after ground-breaking work in the "visual turn" of literary studies by Mary Lou Emery (Modernism, the Visual, and Caribbean Literature, 2007), W.J.T. Mitchell (Picture Theory, 2005), Michael North (Camera Works, 2005), and Mark Wollaeger (Modernism, Media, and Propaganda, 2006), theories and discussions of global modernism have since focused considerably more energy on modernism's geographic and temporal dimensions than its relation to the graphic.

IAEP 2018

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:20am
International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 4, 2018

CALL FOR Proposals

EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 4, 2018.

International Association for Environmental Philosophy

Twenty-Second Annual Meeting October 20-22, 2018

Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

2018 Keynote Speaker - Cary Wolfe

(Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English

Director, Center for Critical and Cultural Theory

Rice University)

Call for papers for June, 2018 Issue

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Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:16am
Texture: A Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The second issue of Texture: A Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences has been published. You can visit the journal at barjournal.online. Henceforth, the two issues of this bi-annual journal will be published in June and December. While the June issues will remain open, the December issues will be topic specific.

 

Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:12am
Western Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

The 2018 annual conference of the Western Literature Association will take place October 24-27 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. “Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States” is derived from this location. This region, at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, has been urban for thousands of years. Cahokia, known for its impressive earthen mounds, is directly across the river from today’s St. Louis, and once housed the largest pre-Columbian civilization north of Mexico, a hub for trade, communication, and transportation throughout indigenous North America. Long before St. Louis was known as the “Gateway to the West,” it was nicknamed “Mound City.”

Deadline extended -- Ev’ry Body, This Time: A Sexuality Studies Conference (April 12-14 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 8:02pm
The Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, University of California, Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ev’ry Body, This Time: A Sexuality Studies Conference

 (Deadline extended!)

A conference free and open to the public hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

University of California, Berkeley

April 12-14, 2018 at Sutardja Dai Hall on the U.C. Berkeley campus

Berkeley, California

For most recently updated information please visit cssc.berkeley.edu

The extended submission deadline is Feb 28, 2018, with rolling decisions announced.

 

Conference Description

 

CFP for MLA 2019--Beyond Manga: Comics in Asia

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:57am
Jessica Gross, for MLA panel
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The comics world has been hugely influenced by, and in a large part shaped by, Japanese manga. Thus, manga is the center of many discussions about Asian comics in the United States. However, in Comics Studies less attention is given to comics from other Asian countries. This panel seeks to widen the discussion about comics to bring attention to Asian comics outside of Japan, and to interrogate the many visual forms and thematic concerns of Asian comics. Papers on comics from any Asian country other than Japan are welcome; papers must be in English but may discuss comics in any language. This call is for a non-guaranteed panel at the 2019 Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago from January 3-6, 2019.

Traversing land, sea and sky: travel and the landscape

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:13am
Literary and Visual Landscapes, University of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Traversing land, sea and sky: travel and the landscape

25 April 2018, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol

 

‘Literary and Visual Landscapes’, a University of Bristol interdisciplinary seminar series, invites proposals for a symposium in April 2018 on the theme of ‘traversing land, sea and sky: travel and the landscape’. This symposium provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for researchers to share their insights and expertise, and opportunities to network with academics within and across disciplinary boundaries.

 

Lukács and the World: Rethinking Global Circuits of Cultural Production

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:09am
Glyn Salton-Cox, Assistant Professor of English, UC Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

 

Call for Papers

Lukács and the World: Rethinking Global Circuits of Cultural Production, 20-21st April, 2018, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Organizers: Naoki Yamomoto and Glyn Salton-Cox, UCSB

Keynote Speaker: Tyrus Miller, UC Santa Cruz

Consumerism and Science Fiction (MMLA Nov 15-18)

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:05am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association) – November 15-18 Kansas City

Consumerism and Science Fiction: From Modernism to Postmodernism

Colonial Spanish American Literature: From the Margins to the Center

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:52pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA 90)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 25, 2018

Colonial Spanish American Literature: From the Margins to the Center: This session at SAMLA 90 welcomes submissions on any aspect of Colonial Spanish American Literature. Proposals addressing the conference theme are especially welcome. Suggestions for topics include colonial texts by Indigenous authors, women, members of minority religious groups, and others whose perspectives challenge hegemonic views of Colonial Spanish America.   By May 25, 2018, please submit an abstract of between 200-250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr. Eric Vaccarella, University of Montevallo, at vaccarellaea@montevallo.edu.

Memory and Performance in African-Atlantic Futures

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:52pm
Centre for World Literatures, University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS Memory and Performance in African-Atlantic Futures Three-day International Conference31 August - 2 September 2018 – University of Leeds At a time when new dynamics are emerging around the issues of justice (transitional, reparative, etc.), mourning and commemoration in Africa and its diaspora, the conference “Memory and Performance in African-Atlantic Futures” seeks to consider the current historical conjuncture and the extent to which it reveals new questions about memory in the historical, temporal and social contexts of slavery and imperialism. For example, h

Sweet Home Chicago? Rethinking Blues Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:02am
MLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

Sweet Home Chicago? Rethinking Blues Literature

 

MLA 2019

Chicago, IL   3 January – 6 January 2019

 

What is the current state of Blues Literature? It has been well over thirty years since Houston Baker Jr.’s Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory (1984) put blues back on the critical map. Much has changed since then. Even with innovative interventions in the field (Davis, Bolden, Gussow, McGinley), blues literature has fallen out of vogue within academic circles. This panel seeks to rethink blues literature's critical value.

Textual Transactions in Netherlandic Literature, Language and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 8:59am
MLA Dutch Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Textual Transactions IN NETHERLANDIC LITERATURE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

3–6 January 2019, Chicago

Session organized by the MLA Dutch Forum

The Modern Language Association is the oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to the study of language and literature in America. For the 2019 convention of the Modern Language Association, the MLA Dutch Forum is organizing a session on the 2019 Presidential theme ‘Textual Transactions’. The convention will be held from 3–6 January, in Chicago.

Anne Gere, the 2018–19 president of the MLA, has chosen Textual Transactions as the presidential theme for the 2019 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago. This is described as follows:

Of Survival and Struggle: Creative and Critical Responses to Structural and Long-term Violence in the Public Sphere

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 9:35am
Professor Patrick Flanery / Queen Mary University of London, School of English and Drama
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Of Survival and Struggle: Creative and Critical Responses to Structural and Long-term Violence in the Public Sphere

A Colloquium hosted by the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London

 7 June 2018

Keynote speaker: Suvir Kaul, A. M. Rosenthal Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania, author of Of Gardens and Graves: Kashmir, Poetry, Politics (2017)

Reality, Interrupted: New Perspectives on Magical Realism

updated: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 1:25pm
Liverpool John Moores University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

5th July at Liverpool John Moores University

Keynote Speaker: Dr Chris Warnes (St. John's, University of Cambridge)

It has been over twenty years since the publication of Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community (1995), a collection of seminal essays which challenged the perception of magical realism as a form strictly reserved for Latin American writers. The collection instead repositioned magical realism as an international form used by writers from across the globe and to depict a variety of historical contexts. However, Netflix’s critically acclaimed Narcos (2015), a biopic of Pablo Escobar, firmly attributes magical realism to the Latin American context once again, opening with the statement:

Performance, Religion, and Spirituality call for Abstracts

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:33am
Performance, Religion, and Spirituality Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

 

 

Performance, Religion, and Spirituality

General Call for Abstracts and Papers

Volume 1 Issue 2, Summer 2018

 

Authors are welcome to submit articles or abstracts for the general issues of PRS at any time.

 

Community Outreach in the Arts Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:31am
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 5, 2018

Call for Papers

 

Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium

May 3-4, 2018

 

 

Conference Theme:

Community Outreach and the Arts

 

Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter

Michael John Garcés, Cornerstone Theatre Company

 

MLA 2019: Postcolonial Textual Transactions and Critical Reception

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:17am
MLA Africa since 1990 Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

In his 2001 book, The Postcolonial Exotic: Marketing the Margins, Graham Huggan contends that writers from formerly colonized societies negotiate their marginality and the “realpolitik of metropolitan economic dominance” by providing “exotic registers” and making them “palatable” for “predominantly metropolitan audiences” (viii). This non-guaranteed MLA session organized by The Africa Since 1990 forum invites submissions examining literary texts from the Global South that circulate well beyond their immediate contexts of production. To what extent is this circulation due to the exoticism that Huggan elaborates in his book? What other factors may be at work in the appreciation and appropriation of these works in new environments?

Fourth International Interdisciplinary Biennial Conference - Department of English Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA) - Theme: Boundaries - Date: 2 – 6 September 2018 - Venue: Valley Lodge and Spa (South Africa)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:20am
Department of English Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

CFP

Boundaries  can literally  be defined as  limits, limiting  factors,  borders  or barriers. The  term connotes the idea of restriction in both a physical  and ideological  sense. In social and cultural discourses, the idea of boundaries can be understood  as a metaphysical notion  to describe various ideas which are the foundations of all forms of discrimination and prejudice  based on issues such as patriarchy,  race, ethnicity,  class, sexuality, religious affiliation and other forms of classification. Examples  of such  conceptions  of boundaries  in  colonial,  postcolonial,  poststructuralist  and postmodern discourses include  the practices of stereotyping or othering.

The victim as a cultural expression: Representation, Perception, Symbolism

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:17am
International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

The 2nd International Conference on Arts and Humanities is an event organized by the International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH) and the Dante Alighieri Society Nicosia that aims to explore the image of the victim throughout the human history. The conference is to be held in 5-8 June 2018 in Nicosia, Cyprus.

We warmly welcome all papers broadly relevant to the subject without predefining chronological and territorial limitations, as the major goal of the conference is to address questions that involve more than one research field and promote multidisciplinary dialogue and cooperation. The papers will be published online and in a dedicated volume of Conference Proceedings.

"Ways of Seeing: Visuality, Visibility, and Vision" Special Journal Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:23am
Pacific Coast Philology, the journal of PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Call for Contributions to a Special Issue of Pacific Coast Philology

Editor: Andrea Gogröf (Western Washington University)

Theme: "Ways of Seeing: Visuality, Visibility, and Vision"

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