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World & Comparative Literature in an Anti-Humanities Age

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Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:54am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Is World Literature the new, upgraded version of Comparative Literature (Comp Lit 2.0) or rather an attenuated, impoverished version of the latter? What unites us, and what divides us, especially considering that many World Lit faculty are drawn from Comp Lit backgrounds?  How do we, practitioners in these fields, rethink these disciplines for the era when humanities as such are under constant attack? In this session, we hope to discuss our shared ground and our shared challenges.  This roundtable is organized by the NeMLA World Literature Working Group as a yearly forum for discussing theoretical and historical issues, pedagogy and curriculum, and new directions in the field of World  Literature.

US as Global Colonizer: Reflections from Post-postcolonial Pakistani Literature

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Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:41am
Syeda Sughra Naqvi, Université de La Rochelle, France/ NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session will explore the rationale of Post-postcolonial revisionism introduced by the US as global colonizer from Post-postcolonial Pakistani Literature while focusing on the post 9/11 social misrepresentations. There are four aspects which highlight the theme of the session (US as Global Colonizer): 1) US hegemony in the form of Revisionism, through social misrepresentations and exploitation 2) The recursivity of nuclear power and American domination that alludes to the evolving “great game” in Afghanistan 3) Welfare of Imperialism: American influence on Paksitan’s internal policies and minority rights in Pakistan, and 4) The relationship between US (neocolonizer) and Pakistan (colonized) in the aftermath of 9/11.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Literary Dialogue with Chinua Achebe

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Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:37am
Thomas Jay Lynn / Pennsylvania State University Berks
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among the most prominent and admired young writers of African Europhone fiction. As a Nigerian and Igbo author, she has been linked with one of her renowned predecessors, Chinua Achebe. Indeed Achebe himself paid tribute to Adichie's talent, observing that "Adichie came almost fully made." Clearly one of the influences that shaped that talent has been Achebe's own fiction. Adichie's novels and shorter fiction allude to and draw on elements of Achebe's work, and this panel will explore dimensions of storytelling, history, politics, gender, and culture that create a complex and rich dialogue between the two authors.

Made for Translation: Literature and Globalization

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Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:06am
Victoria Livingstone (NEMLA panel)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

How does the anticipation of translation shape texts in their original languages? In this panel, participants will analyze literary works that seem to be written with translation and the global publishing market in mind or those that reject a globalized style of writing. Papers may analyze texts from any region, but must address translation in some way.

Go to NEMLA's site for more information. Abstracts must be submitted via NEMLA's site. Panel number 17650.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Asian Literature and Culture'

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:51am
Scott Pearce, Western Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE EDITION

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Asian Literature and Culture
Presiding Officer: Scott Pearce, Western Washington University
Proposal Due Date: August 1st, see our CFP page for open sessions (https://www.pamla.org/2018/topic-areas)

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Chinese Literature and Culture'

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:51am
Julian Wu, Western Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE EDITION

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Chinese Literature and Culture
Presiding Officer: Julian Wu, Western Washington University
Proposal Due Date: August 1st, see our CFP page for open sessions (https://www.pamla.org/2018/topic-areas)

Panel description:

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Comparative American Ethnic Literature'

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:50am
Soh Yeun (Elloise) Kim, University of Washington
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE EDITION

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Comparative American Ethnic Literature
Presiding Officer: Soh Yeun (Elloise) Kim, University of Washington
Proposal Due Date: August 1st, see our CFP page for open sessions (https://www.pamla.org/2018/topic-areas)

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Anti-Oppressive Solidarities: 'Third World' Feminism's Leadership against Imperialism

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:43am
50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session will present work by scholars on the literature, movements, activism, and cultural production from the regions of Latin/South America, Africa, and Asia, which have, in a showcase of imperial language, been described as the “Third World” by those in the industrial West. This session topic is vital and timely as the Trump administration’s rhetoric toward Africa as having “shithole countries” and the United States’ history of colonization as “taming countries” calls upon us all to actively resist such violently colonial discourse with the narratives, stories, and experiences directly from the people of these areas.

Laying Bare the Text: From an Erotics of Art to Erotic Literature / Le texte mis à nu : de l’érotique de l’art à la littérature érotique

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 9:42am
Post-Scriptum.ORG journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Laying Bare the Text: From an Erotics of Art to Erotic Literature, Annual conference of the Post-Scriptum journal

 

Université de Montréal, April 25th-26th, 2019

 

Conference organized by Louis-Thomas Leguerrier, Laurence Sylvain and Marie-Eve Bradette

 

FABIENNE KANOR IN TRANSGRESSION: Documenting, Performing, Writing, and Filming the Insufferable A Multivolume Anthology

updated: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:18am
Dr. Gladys M. Francis
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

 

 

Fabienne Kanor in Transgression:

Documenting, Performing, Writing, and Filming the Insufferable

A Multivolume Anthology

 

This multivolume anthology project centers on Fabienne Kanor’s performance, literary, filmic and journalistic works through critical examinations of their embedded transgressive aesthetic.

 

Intended Focus:

Dissensus in the Postcolonial Anglophone World: History, Politics, and Aesthetics

updated: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 3:53am
Université de Lille, France
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018

 

The first international conference under the aegis of the French Society for Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies (the SEPC), and supported by the Institut Universitaire de France and the laboratory CECILLE (EA 4074), will take place at the Université de Lille SHS on January 31st and February 1st 2019.

 Keynote speaker: Dr Meg Samuelson, University of Adelaide, Australia

Northern Osmosis: Literary Viscosity as Material Solidarity

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Monday, July 2, 2018 - 3:30pm
Early Medieval Studies on the Islands of the North Atlantic (IONA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Ic þa wiht geseah

heo wæs wrætlice

Wundor wearð on wege

on weg feran

wundrū gegierwed

wæter wearð to bane

 

I saw the wight

It was splendidly,

The wonder was on the wave;

 

going on its way.

wonderfully arrayed

water became bone.

— Exeter Book, Riddle #7 (Baum)

 

The Haitian Revolution in the Transatlantic Literary Imagination, NeMLA

updated: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:38am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

A growing body of recent scholarship argues that the Haitian Revolution is one of the defining events of modernity. But from 1791 until 1804, the fog of war distorted and obscured Western perceptions of Haiti. From independence until official recognition by France in 1825, isolation did likewise. Fear, mythmaking, and bigotry filled the void. In Tropics of Haiti, Marlene Daut states that “[a] great portion of the texts within the transatlantic print culture of the Haitian Revolution reveal themselves, upon closer examination, to be unsure about what they ‘think’ they are: novels or memoirs, histories or dramatizations… [they] blur the lines between history and fiction, biography and memoir, philosophy and science”.

UPDATED: SAMLA 90 General Call for Papers

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:21am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 13, 2018

SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
November 2–4, 2018 ◆ Sheraton Birmingham ◆ Birmingham, Alabama

SAMLA is again pleased to offer prospective participants the opportunity to submit abstracts to a General Call for Papers. The General Call for Papers will be used to build programming from accepted abstracts that did not resonate with any of our currently published CFPs.

Atrocity Literatures: Othering or Solidarity?

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:51am
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Papers will be presented as part of a panel at the 2019 Northeast MLA convention in Washington D.C., which will take place from March 21-24, 2019.

Proposals must be submitted by September 30, 2018. For enquiries, contact Gayatri Devi at gdevi@lockhaven.edu.

(Re)presentation of Adolescents and Young Adults in Francophone Literatures

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:49am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

While young people have always occupied an important place in world literature, such characters, because they embody both transition and awakening, can offer a helpful angle from which to examine francophone colonial and postcolonial literatures.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: UChicago Graduate Student Conference, "Exhaustion"

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:00am
Department of English, University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Exhaustion

tired bodies, tired worlds 

An interdisciplinary graduate student conference

Department of English || University of Chicago

November 15-16, 2018 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Macarena Gómez-Barris, Chairperson of Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute

NeMLA 2019: Local and Global: ‘Spanish(es),’ Identity and Space in US Cities

updated: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:09am
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In a society where urban life recreates otherness, dissolves geographical and social borders, creates transnational spaces and crafts new identities, how do Latinos and Hispanic immigrants of various Latin American regions living in cities in the US (re)build the local and global from inter- and cross-cultural perspectives: language, history, sense of belonging, conflict, territorializing, mobility?

Postgraduate English Journal Call for Submissions (Issue 37)

updated: 
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 4:05pm
Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s Online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by Friday, August 31, 2018 for the journal’s 37th edition.

MEARCSTAPA/Preternature special issue

updated: 
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 11:23am
MEARCSTAPA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

MEARCSTAPA

Call for Papers

 

MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application) invites papers on any topic of Monsters/Monster theory, or the Supernatural/Uncanny for a special issue of the journal Preternature(PSU Press). The special issue will celebrate MEARCSTAPA’s tenth anniversary as an academic society dedicated to the study of the monstrous.

 

Call for Papers for an English issue of "MASKA" academic journal: ORIGINS – BEGINNINGS – GENESIS

updated: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:10am
MASKA Anthropology Sociology Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

We invite contributors to submit papers for the next issue of the MASKA academic journal, concerning themes presented below or other related to the topic of origins and genesis.Only English-language text will be accepted for this edition. Suggested themes include but are not limited to:

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