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Indigenous Intersections

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 8:15pm
Native American Literature/SCMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Native American panel at the 75th Annual South Central MLA conference is looking for your abstracts. The conference theme is “Crossroads of Culture“. This theme fits well with many aspects of Indigenous studies. We are looking for proposals that explore the diverse ways in which Indigenous studies and literature intersects with other fields and cultures. Proposal topics could include, but are not limited to theory, pedagogy, rhetoric, culture, and/or experience. Abstracts should be 250-500 words. 

SCMLA will be held from October 11-14 in San Antonio, TX. 

 

Please send abstracts and a brief CV to;

Chair

Kimberly Allen            kimberly.allen@okstate.edu

Aesthetics of Terror

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 3:01pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Seeking papers for a special session proposal for the Modern Language Association's annual conference (January 3-6, 2019) on the topic of the aesthetics of terror in contemporary literature. Possible topics could include: narrative strategies of representing terror/terrorism, witnessing, the relationship between historical events and fiction, grief and mourning,time and violence, affect studies, fear and paranoia, legitimacy and illegitimacy, continuities and rupture.

THE WAR LITERATURE: MAPPING THE UNHEARD VOICES ACROSS THE GLOBE

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 4:08am
Manoj Kumar
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

THE WAR LITERATURE: MAPPING THE UNHEARD VOICES ACROSS THE GLOBE

Concept Note:

I am the enemy you killed, my friend.

I knew you in this dark: for so you frowned

Yesterday through me as you jabbed and killed.

I parried; but my hands were loath and cold.

Let us sleep now. . . (Wilfred Owen: Strange Meeting)

20th International Conference on Grey Literature

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:18am
Grey Net
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

The definition of research data is as encompassing as the field of grey literature. What should be included and what should be excluded is and remains an issue of concern. Research data can be defined as factual materials collected by diverse communities of practice required to validate findings. While the majority of research data is created in digital format, research data in other formats cannot be excluded. The formats in which research data appear are multiple and the types of research data are diverse. This also holds for the numerous document types in which grey literature appear published.

ASEEES 2018 - Performing Nationalism: Film, Media, and Literature in Eastern Europe

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:14am
ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies) Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

As anyone who has watched Eurovision can attest, the music festival often becomes a spectacle of nationalisms. It is an international space onto which all participating nations proclaim a distinct and valuable musical and artistic contribution to the world stage. Eurovision is not the only media event that allows for such nationalist performances, however. This panel will focus on the performativity of nationalism in Eastern European media events, film, and literature, among other artistic performances. Focusing on these texts, this panel aims to create dialogue between performances and the mediums of their development.

Just Representations: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Justice in World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 2:26pm
York University English Graduate Students Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS-SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION

YORK UNIVERSITY EGSA CONFERENCE 2018:
Just Representations: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Justice in World Literature

Conference Date: May 4-5, 2018
Conference Location: York University, Toronto, Canada Call

NEW Deadline: February 18, 2018

“Universalism is implicated in both imperial schemes to control the world and liberatory mobilizations for justice and empowerment.”
-Anna Tsing

[Call for Abstracts]

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:37am
Backreading Hong Kong: An Annual Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The 2018 Backreading Hong Kong Symposium, co-organised by the Department of English at Hong Kong Baptist University and the literary journal Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, will take place on Saturday 5 May 2018. We are particularly interested in papers that challenge existing interpretations of any aspect of Hong Kong.

Abstracts of 250 words for 15 to 20-minute presentations can be sent to Tammy Lai-Ming Ho (tammyh@hkbu.edu.hk) before 15 March 2018 for consideration. Please also send us a bionote of no more than 100 words. Scholars whose papers have been selected will be notified before 1 April 2018.

Unsettling Oceania

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:15am
Commonwealth Essays and Studies journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

 

Call for Papers

Commonwealth Essays and Studies

Topical issue: Unsettling Oceania

41.1 (Autumn 2018)

 

Representations of Human Trafficking in Literature or Film

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:08am
SAMLA 2018 Conference - Sheraton Birmingham - Birmingham, Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

This panel welcomes papers analyzing representations of any type of human trafficking in postcolonial/transnational literature or film to be presented at the 2018 SAMLA Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, November 2-4, 2018. Paper proposals addressing human trafficking or forced migration within the context of vulnerabilty, precarity and globalization are especially welcome. By May 29th, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Laura Barberan Reinares, Bronx CC (CUNY), at m_laura.barberan@bcc.cuny.edu.

Inventing Otherness, Dissent, and Controversy

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:03pm
Significations Graduate Student Conference - California State University, Los Angeles
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Paper Topics:

Significations Graduate Student Conference theme for 2018 is “Inventing Otherness, Dissent, and Controversy.” This conference invites submissions that question the essence of individuality, the process of “otherness” and contextualization of dissent and controversial topics. We also accept submissions that go beyond the conference theme. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, we welcome all fields of study. Some fields of interest include: Critical Theory, Philosophy, History, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Pan-African American Studies, Native American Studies, Sociology, Psychology, and anything including the Natural and Social Sciences.

 

African Literary Criticism Online

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:52pm
The Africa since 1990 Forum of the MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ref. MLA 2019: African Literary Criticism Online

The 2019 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, Jan 3-6, 2019

 Summary Call

African Literary Criticism Online. Discussions about the emergence of online criticism as a site for understanding knowledge production in/about Africa. Send 250 word abstracts and a one-page CV before March 15 to Naminata Diabate, nd326@cornell.edu with ‘MLA PANEL” in subject line.

 Expanded Call

DETENTION and AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL TEXTS from AFRICA

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:45pm
ASA-UK, Birmingham, UK, 11-13 September 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Nelson Mandela’s A long walk to freedom (1994) is probably the most well-known autobiography from Africa that relates to the issue of detention, but it is certainly not the only one. In the course of Africa’s history, many autobiographical texts have been produced that relate to confinement and imprisonment. Thus, including Mandela’s autobiographical narrative, there exists a large body of texts that relates to the conditions of imprisonment during Apartheid. Furthermore, a number of African autobiographical texts discuss colonial detention; a case in point being the Mau Mau memoirs from Kenya.

CFP: New Biopolitics for Georgetown University Interdisciplinary Journal

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:34pm
Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

Predicate: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Journal

Theme: New Biopolitics


 

Michel Foucault defines biopolitics as “this very specific, albeit very complex, power that has

the population as its target, political economy as its major form of knowledge and apparatuses of

security [or dispositifs] as its essential technical instrument.” Timothy Campbell and Adam Sitze,

in turn, describe the “biopolitical turn” as “a proliferation of studies, claiming Foucault as an

inspiration, on the relations between ‘life’ and ‘politics.’”

As scholars have further engaged with and complicated the concept of biopolitics, new trends

CFP: Lusophone/Hispanophone Caucus at ALA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:32pm
Lusophone/Hispanophone Caucus of African Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018

In line with the theme proposed for the 44th annual meeting of the African Literature Association in 2018, “The Environments of African Literature”, the Lusophone/Hispanophone Caucus (LHCALA) invites submissions for roundtables, paper or poster presentations that engage Lusophone and/or Hispanophone perspectives. We seek submissions that consider ways by which multiple environments as cited in the general call—physical, institutional, ideological, symbolic, discursive, cultural, and technological (among others)—feature in and affect the production, dissemination and reception of Lusophone and Hispanophone literature (comprising various expressions of creative endeavor including essays, film, music, narrative, poetry, digital material, and visual texts).

Violence and Postcolonial India

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:28pm
Om Prakash Dwivedi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 5, 2018

Call for Papers: Violence and Postcolonial India

International Journal of Humanistic Ideology (CLUJ University Press, Romania, Issue 2018)

Guest Editor: Om Prakash Dwivedi, Auro University, India

 

Edited collection and journal special issue: utopia, dystopia, science fiction and ethics

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:21pm
Monash University & University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

The organisers of the (Un)Ethical Futures conference (Melbourne, 15–17 December 2017) invite contributions for a special themed issue of Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique and an edited essay collection, provisionally titled (Un)Ethical Futures: Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction.

Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2018.

Deadline Extended - Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies

updated: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 11:17pm
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies

Call for Papers

CROSSINGS: ULAB JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES (ISSN 2071-1107) is inviting scholarly articles for its Volume 9 to be published in July 2018.

Deadline for submission (extended): February 28, 2018

To reflect a diversity of interests, contributions are not confined to any particular theme; however, submissions should be broadly of interest to those concerned with the study of language and literature.

We also invite book reviews for this issue. Please contact the editors in advance with details of the book you wish to review.

Deadline Approaching: (Un)Moorings Conference

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 9:31pm
(Un)Moorings Conference, Emory University, Departments of English, French and Italian, and Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 5, 2018

 

 

The Departments of

Comparative Literature – English – French and Italian,

Global & Postcolonial Studies (GPS)

announce:

 

(UN)Moorings

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Friday, April 20, 2018

 

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François,

Pennsylvania State University

CFP: (RE)UBICANDO EL SER ECUATORIANO

updated: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:22pm
Asociación de Ecuatorianistas (Estudios de Literatura, Lengua y Cultura)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

ConvocatoriaLa Asociación de Ecuatorianistas (Estudios de Literatura, Lengua y Cultura), la Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, y la Casa del Cultura del Ecuador, núcleo del Guayas convocan a los interesados a participar en el próximo congreso que tendrá lugar del 17-20 de julio del 2018

Tema:
EL "SER" ECUATORIANO

CHAPTER PROPOSALS ARE INVITED FOR AN EDITED VOLUME TITLED STATES AND PRISONS: HUMANITIES AND CARCERAL IMAGINARIES

updated: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:33am
Shreerekha Subramanian/University of Houston-Clear Lake
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

This edited anthology explores the nexus between violence and carcerality within the discursive order of state practices. Scholars within humanities, engaging with critiques of carcerality in relation to state violence from different global contexts are welcome to contribute to this anthology. This volume aims to align with the larger objectives envisioned by activist groups such as M4BL (Movement for Black Lives): building alliances with indigenous people’s struggles, political prisoners’ solidarity work, and activists resisting violence against women and LGBTQIA communities. It explores the potential to forge a global discursive order oriented toward anticolonial liberation struggles.

 

Chapter Proposals for "Ecofeminist Science Fiction"

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 5:18pm
D. A. Vakoch / METI
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume titled Ecofeminist Science Fiction. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@meti.org by February 1, 2018. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by February 15, 2018. For accepted proposals, first drafts of full chapters (5,000 words) are due by June 1, 2018, and final versions are due August 1, 2018.

Confirmed chapters for Ecofeminist Science Fiction include the following:

**LAST CALL** Planetary Cultural and Literary Studies: New Epistemologies and Relational Futures in the Age of the Anthropocene

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:15pm
Research Center for Planetary Literary and Cultural Studies, Université de Montréal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

**Le français suivra**

Co-chairs: Simon Harel, Heike Härting, and Imen Boughattas (Université de Montréal)

(An Interdisciplinary and Multilingual Conference on Planetary Literatures and Culture—APRIL 19-20-21, 2018, Université de Montréal)

Liberal Education Conference May 3-5, 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 9:10pm
Mount Royal University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

Can a liberal education make you a better discerner of truth?

It seems as if we're awash in information. From the moment we wake until we turn off our phones at night, we are bombarded with images, messages, news and information from a confounding number of sources. The entirety of the world's collected facts, seemingly left unadulterated only for us to interpret and justify, never feels more than a few taps away.

CFP (31 December 2018): Sir Walter Scott: His Worlds and His Legacies

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:19pm
Wenshan Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Sir Walter Scott: His Worlds and His Legacies

A Special Issue Dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of the Publication of Ivanhoe

 

Guest Editors:

 

Dr Kang-yen Chiu (National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan) and Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow, UK)

 

Call for Papers [Volume: 06, Issue: 01]

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:18pm
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies is an indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access, research quarterly which aims to generate and disseminate new, high quality knowledge about English language teaching, literature, linguistics and translation studies as well as to promote advanced researches and best practices in these fields. We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for Volume: 06, Issue: 01 [January-March, 2018 Issue] of IJ-ELTS.  

Call for Book Reviewers

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:17pm
Frontiers, a Women Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Call for Book Reviewers

Frontiersa Women Studies Journal

One of the premier publications in the field of feminist and gender studies, Frontiers has distinguished itself for its diverse and decisively interdisciplinary publication agenda that explores the critical intersections among—to name a few dimensions—gender, race, sexuality, and transnationalism. Frontiers is currently housed in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah

 

"Writing the Philippines": Call for Submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:12pm
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

We are happy to announce that in June 2018 Cha will be publishing a special “Writing the Philippines” issue. Submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and art are accepted between 1 January 2018 and 31 March 2018. If you have something original to say about the Philippines, we would like to hear from you. Please note that we can only accept submissions in English or translated into English.

South Asian Graphic Narratives

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:59pm
South Asian Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The international peer-reviewed journal South Asian Review (published by Taylor and Francis) invites submissions to a special issue revolving around “South Asian Graphic Narratives” for its Winter 2018 issue.

XVII INTERNATIONAL AEDEI CONFERENCE

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:48pm
AEDEI-2018: “Eco-Fictions Irish Studies”. Santiago de Compostela, Spain
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Nature, the landscape and the environment have enjoyed a recurrent presence, indeed have been constant protagonists, in Irish literature and culture.This wild isolated island, originally feared or even despised by foreigners progressively became that romanticized, pre-modern Arcadia imagined by tourists from the early twentieth century onwards. The once desolated and barren landscapes of the Great Hunger were imaginatively recreated as green pastures, nostalgically conjured up by nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish emigrants across the world.

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