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Submissions open for Parentheses Journal Issue 2

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:21am
Parentheses Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Parentheses Journal, a collaborative venture in the quest for sharing art, operates on the quintessence of art for the sake of art. Our journal seeks to welcome hybrid and experimental work from across genres. For Issue 2, we seek artwork (illustrations, photography, painting, et cetera), poetry and short fiction.

Give us your dailies, the mundane still life, tales spurned out of your clay, restless thoughts, unanswered plurals from across coasts and climes. Send up to 5 pieces in any genre. Simultaneous submissions welcome. 

CFP: Afropolitan Literature as World Literature (edited collection, Bloomsbury Publishing)

updated: 
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:20am
Bloomsbury Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Afropolitanism currently inflects many academic and popular conversations about African literature. The term is mobilized to celebrate African influence in the world and to characterize the proliferation of African literature that is disconnected from the daily lives of average people residing on the continent. It refuses victimhood for Africans in the wake of patronizing representations by the likes of CNN, BBC, and KONY 2012 and sells a version of Africa ready-made for western reading tastes.  It represents a formidable ideology formulated by Achille Mbembe, among others, and a way to sell $30 novelty T-shirts to American hipsters.

Call for Papers International Seminar on “Narratives of Violence and Terror in South Asia” 16-18 November, 2017 at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

updated: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 12:46pm
Department of English, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong - 793022, Meghalaya, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 22, 2017

“Terrorism will spill over if you don’t speak up” – Malala Yousafzai

Terror and violence have become markers of the times that we live in. Violence has become endemic in all walks of life. We experience violence at home and outside, both in private and public spheres. Violence manifests in different forms - as domestic, caste, communal, ethnic, racial, gender, national and state violence. In its extreme form, violence takes the form of terror and threatens human security. Practically no country or community appears to be safe in the post-9/11 world that we live in.

Evil in the Written Word: Violent Narrators in Contemporary Latin American Fiction

updated: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:40am
Margarita Jacome. Loyola University Maryland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Call for Papers

Evil in the Written Word: Violent Narrators in Contemporary Latin American Fiction 

The topic of violence has been of significant importance in Spanish American literature. Brutal dictatorships, revolutionary wars, drug-related violence, and guerrilla warfare have left a strong imprint on contemporary Spanish American literature. Despite this, there are few literary works presented through the point of view of the perpetrator of violence and told in his or her voice. Consequently, few studies investigate the construction of these voices and analyze the effect of this narrative design in the literature of violence.

PRECARITY, POPULISM AND POST-TRUTH POLITICS

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 4:25am
University of Cordoba, Spain and Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

PRECARITY, POPULISM AND POST-TRUTH POLITICS

 

                                         1-3 February 2018

                                      Universidad de Córdoba, Spain

 

  In collaboration with Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow, India

 

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2018 Panel: West African Women's Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 1:01am
Thomas Jay Lynn / Penn State Berks
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The passing in 2017 of Nigerian and Igbo novelist Buchi Emecheta, whose life and fiction memorably dramatize the deeply-rooted obstacles to women's emancipation and the strength and intelligence of women to face such obstacles, occasions a consideration of West African women writers. This NeMLA 2018 panel seeks to consider a variety of authors that might include Emecheta Flora Nwapa, Efua Sutherland, Ama Ata Aidoo, Mariama Ba, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and others. The works of such authors raises many vital questions that are relevant today. We will ask what common threads are found in West African women's writing and what conflicts, challenges, and successes of women may be associated with West African space and its societies.

NeMLA 2018 - “Being in Love and Being Loved: Woman in Latin American Literature”

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 2:28pm
Dr. María Cristina Campos Fuentes, DeSales University / 49th Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Pittsburgh, PA / April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel will explore the concepts and stereotypes that lay behind the vision of love expressed by Latin American authors. Its purpose is to create a dialogue about writers’ depictions of love and womanhood and how those ideas reflect, renew, or challenge Latin American societies. Comparative or feminist approaches in Spanish/English/Portuguese are suitable, but other approaches would also be considered.                

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2017, to Session ID #16643

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website:

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16643  

 

 

NeMLA 2018 - “Reasoning Voices: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century French Writers”

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 2:27pm
Dr. Stéphane Natan, Rider University / 49th Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Pittsburgh, PA / April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophies proposed by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We will discuss their personal ideas, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century authors will include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. The method of analysis is open.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2017, to Session ID #16642

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website:

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16642

 

NeMLA Panel_"Culture, Imperialism, Capital: Said and Marx against the Grain"

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 1:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In 1993, Edward Said published—to great acclaim and critical discussion—what would come to be considered a signal achievement: Culture and Imperialism. Twenty-five years onward, Said’s text remains central to literary work from postcolonial studies to the Victorian novel, the New Historicism to World literature. Its endurance, it would seem, lay in its breadth: the magnitude of Said’s intervention, its power of synthesis, its inventive critical modes.

"Writing Hong Kong": Call for Submissions

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:42pm
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

1 July 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China. This year also happens to be the tenth anniversary of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. And so while we are immensely proud of the work from and about Asia we normally publish, we felt that to commemorate these two events it was time to take a closer look at the city we call home and love: Hong Kong.

(Un)Ethical Futures: Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction

updated: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:19am
Monash University & University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 13, 2017

(UN)ETHICAL FUTURES: UTOPIA, DYSTOPIA AND SCIENCE FICTION

16 & 17 December 2017 

With pre-conference activities for postgraduate students on 15 December 2017

 

Hosted by Monash University in Melbourne, Australia

Organised by Monash University and the University of Warwick with funding provided by the Monash Warwick Alliance

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline: 13 August 2017

 

Postcolonial Queers: Representations, Remediations, Revolutions (NeMLA18 Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 11:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The convergence of queer studies with postcolonial theory aims, at its core, to interrogate discourses that created hegemonic and binary categories that in turn became eventual grounds for the historical racialization of sexuality and the sexualization of race. By seeking to destabilize conventions of normalcy, tradition, and power, postcolonial queer studies puts forward non-normative and non-Western conceptions of race, sexuality, and gender that negotiate the spectrum where universalizing neoliberal, White, and predominantly gay love exists on one end; and where the exoticizing, orientalist homogenization of the “Other” exists on the other.

Of Tattoos, Piercings, and Other Augmentations: The Modified Body in Literature and Culture (NeMLA18 Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:58am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the last few decades, body modification in its many forms and guises has experienced an apparent visibility, appropriation, and revivalism in mainstream media and culture. Spanning centuries of history, body modification can range in intensity and craftsmanship from “normal” (such as earlobe piercings or bodybuilding) to “hardcore” (such as full bodysuit tattoos, surgical modifications, transdermal implants, and even amputations).

Global Status of Women and Girls Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:47am
Christopher Newport University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 3, 2017

Christopher Newport University (VA) seeks abstracts for the forthcoming conference on the "Global Status of Women and Girls." Please see URL (http://globalstatusofwomen-conf.org) for detailed information. The dealine for abstract submissions is September 3rd, 2017. 

Call for Local Stories

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:45pm
Yoo-Hyeok Lee/Pusan National University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 10, 2017

 

Call for Local Stories for the 7th Issue of Localities

 

 

 

Fourteenth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:19pm
Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs/The University of North Carolina at Pembroke/Department of American Indian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The purpose of the Southeast Indian Studies Conference is to provide a forum for discussion of the culture, history, art, health and contemporary issues of Native Americans in the Southeast. The conference serves as a critical venue for scholars, students and all persons interested in American Indian Studies in the region.

Global Wars, Local Traumas (Panel NeMLA Convention 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 9:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Global Wars, Local Traumas" at the 49th NeMLA Annual Convention (April 12-15, 2018) Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Panel Title: Global Wars, Local Traumas

Twenty Years after 'The Savage Detectives': On the Legacy of Roberto Bolaño (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:32pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Roberto Bolaño's novel, The Savage Detectives, we want to address the legacy of this Latin American author. We intend to discuss Bolaño's status in world literature today, as a "local" voice that was never very local, to begin with (he was a Chilean who produced most of his work in Mexico and Spain, and who included cosmopolitan references in all of his stories), but has certainly become "global" in the 21st century. Papers in English and Spanish will be considered. 

Writing Malaysia & Singapore: Shared Pasts, Global Futures

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:31am
Dr Alex Tickell, The Open University; Dr Florian Stadtler, University of Exeter; Kelly Tse, University of Oxford.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017

One-Day Symposium. The Open University, Camden, London. Friday 20th October 2017

In the last decade an emerging generation of writers from Malaysia and Singapore has achieved international recognition, pioneering new global English fiction and embarking on more confident imaginative journeys across South East Asia. This one-day symposium, a collaboration between the Open University and the University of Exeter, seeks to remap global English fiction (dominated by neighbouring South Asia) and draw fresh attention to the dynamic colonial literary cultures and postcolonial, globalising futures of Malaysian and Singaporean Anglophone writing.

Reportage and its Contemporary Variations–special MCLC issue (Abstracts due 8/31)

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:10am
Charles Laughlin and Li Guo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

 

This special issue of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture welcomes essays on reportage narratives in contemporary China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as explorations of nonfiction, documentary, and the art of the real in film, media, theater or visual arts, and related theoretical interventions.

CFP: Fourth Cinema: Indigenous Perspectives on Home (8/1/17; 11/1-5/17)

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:45am
Film & History
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

CFP: Fourth Cinema: Indigenous Perspectives on Home

An area of multiple panels for the 2017 Film & History Conference:

Representing Home: The Real and Imagined Spaces of Belonging

November 1-November 5, 2017

The Milwaukee Hilton

Milwaukee, WI (USA)

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE for abstracts: August 1, 2017

 

CFP: Representations of Home and Space in Shakespeare (8/1/17; 11/1-5/17)

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:44am
Film & History
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

CFP: Representations of Home and Space in Shakespeare

An area of multiple panels for the 2017 Film & History Conference:

Representing Home: The Real and Imagined Spaces of Belonging

November 1-November 5, 2017

The Milwaukee Hilton

Milwaukee, WI (USA)

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE for abstracts: August 1, 2017

 

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal Call for Paper

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:44am
The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal at UCONN
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal 

thequietcornerjournal.com | digitalcommons.uconn.edu/tqc

Call for Submissions

 

Deadline Extended - Special Issue of CLCWeb: Suffering, Endurance, Understanding: New Discourses in Philosophy and Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:25pm
Douglas Scott Berman
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CFP: CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 19:5 (2017)

 

Vol. 19 No. 5 | December 2017

 

Call for Papers

 

Special Issue - “Suffering, Endurance, Understanding: New Discourses in Philosophy and Literature. Eds. Frank Stevenson, Douglas Berman, Emily Chow.

 

Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2017 (extended from June 15)

 

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