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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"

Buddhism and Literary Study

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:21am
Robert Azzarello / Southern University at New Orleans
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 25, 2018

SAMLA Conference

November 2-4, 2018

Birmingham, Alabama

"Buddhism and Literary Study" will consider a range of topics including but not limited to Buddhism and literary theory; the place of "the literary" in classic Buddhist texts; Buddhist influences on individual authors and literary movements; Buddhism and pedagogy; and Zen folklore, haiku, and other forms of literary expression. By May 25, please submit a 250-word abstract, brief bio, and AV requirements to Robert Azzarello, Southern University at New Orleans, at razzarello@suno.edu.

 

 

CFP: “Non-Worldly Literature” (journal feature topic)

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:18am
Ex-position / National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Journal Title: Ex-position

Publication Date: June 2019

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018

Cartographies and Topologies of Identity

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:14am
Frederic LEFRANCOIS / Université des Antilles
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cartographies and Topologies of Identity] is a research forum to take place on March 1, 2018, at Université des Antilles-Schoelcher, Martinique. Organizer Frédéric Lefrançois (CRILLASH-CEREAP) has posted a call for submissions in Fabula: La recherché en littérature. The deadline for submission of abstracts (for papers, artwork, and other creative pieces) is February 10, 2018.

Comparative Literature Conference: Borders, Place, Translation

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:11am
Dept of Comparative World Literature Annual Conference April 25-6
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

Borders, Place, and Translations

The 53rd Annual Comparative World Literature Conference

Presented by the Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics

Dates: April 25th-26th, 2018

Location: Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach

 

From Starbucks’ retail-branding as a “third place” between home and work to Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities, the places of our lives are simultaneously locations and conceptions. To be in a place is to do the representational work of defining that space’s affective and pragmatic borders.

Deadline Extended! Environmental Remediation: Genre, Visibility, and Ecological Crisis in African Literatures (Panel CFP)

updated: 
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 4:21pm
Katherine Hummel / African Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

Remediation has emerged as a keyword in both new media studies and sustainability discourses. While Bolter and Grusin define it in terms of repurposing old media in new forms, Leerom Medovoi traces its ethically promising, yet politically empty rhetoric for environmentalism. Further, Medovoi asserts these dual definitions of remediation converge in Global South ecologies, many of which remain marginalized by mainstream coverage of environmental crises due to their non-spectacular exposure to what Rob Nixon terms “slow violence.” Whereas Medovoi studies ongoing pollution in the Niger Delta, this panel pursues the formal and environmental definitions of remediation as they emerge in African literatures and intersect with new/multi-media more broadly.

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

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