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Coolies and the Legacy of Indentureship

updated: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:14am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

At the “East Indians in the Caribbean Conference” in Trinidad in 1979, Sam Selvon disarmingly titled his opening address “Three into One Can’t Go—East Indian, Trinidadian or West Indian.” He presented the contradictions apparent in competing discourses of identification as the descendants of Indian indentured labourers sought to define themselves in their national and regional contexts. Selvon’s underlying question of how (formerly) indentured labourers establish a sense of belonging in their new environment is applicable to other sites of indentureship like Guyana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Suriname, and Fiji. Another identifying label that should be added to Selvon’s triad is coolie, a pejorative that some Indians have sought to reclaim.

Cfp VERBEIA JOURNAL OF ENGLISH AND SPANISH STUDIES

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:13am
VERBEIA. JOURNAL OF ENGLISH AND SPANISH STUDIES/ Faculty of Education Camilo José Cela University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 

Verbeia is an international open-access scientific journal dealing with two philological fields:

On one hand, the different fields of literary research both in Hispanic Philology (Spanish and Latin-American) and English-Speaking Philology: narrative, poetry, literary theory and criticism, Literature applied to Education and Comparative Literature. Literature and cinema. Verbeia also considers, after the steady rise of cultural studies, contributions into such a field as well as a meeting point between cultural studies and literature.

Breaking New Ground: Pluralistic Approaches to Global Ecocriticism

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 1:50pm
School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Maryland-College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Call for Papers- Breaking New Ground: Pluralistic Approaches to Global Ecocriticism

Friday, March 3, 2017 – Saturday, March 4, 2017

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Graduate Colloquium

University of Maryland-College Park

 

Keynote speaker: Dr. Stephanie Posthumus, McGill University

Abstract proposals due: December 1

 

Call for Essays -- Edited Volume on Iranian Diaspora Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:16am
Persis Karim, San Jose State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Beyond Geography: Situating the Global Iranian Diaspora -- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
edited by Dr. Persis Karim, San Jose State University 

Migrant Literatures, Refugee Poetics

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:06am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities 2017, Ryerson University May 27-30

Migrant Literatures, Refugee Poetics

Taking Drugs Literally — Troping the Human and Turning a Phrase

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:08am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A satirical post on a bulletin board in a hallway of a university arts building condemns the literary genius — citing Shakespeare, Coleridge, Yeats, Baudelaire, Poe, Hemingway, the Beats, and others — for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, proposing that we take anti-doping measures to cull the canon of those who would cheat at their craft.  Jesting aside, however, such satire points not only toward the near-ubiquity of psychotropic plant use to the literary imagination, but also to the cultural expectation placed upon the artist to trope, to turn the mind as well as the word.

American Association of Australasian Literary Studies Annual Conference 20 April – 22 April 2017 (CFP EXTENDED)

updated: 
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 9:24am
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2017 Annual Conference, to be held at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC, 20 April – 22 April 2017.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Anne Brewster
FEATURED CREATIVE WRITER:
Janette Turner Hospital

IRSCL Congress 2017 - Intersections of Children's Literature & Childhood Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:00am
International Research Society for Children's Literature Congress 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

                                                                          CALL FOR PAPERS – IRSCL CONGRESS 2017 (Updated September 2016)


Congress 2017
The 23rd Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature will be hosted by the Children’s Studies Program, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University in Toronto, Canada.

Congress Co-Convenors
Cheryl Cowdy & Peter Cumming

Congress Dates
Saturday, July 29 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Archipelagic Turn and the Future of Literary and Cultural Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:00am
Elena Lahr-Vivaz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

We are now accepting abstracts for a panel to be held at the 2017 meeting of NEMLA (Northeastern Modern Language Association) in Baltimore, Maryland (March 23-26, 2017) titled "The Archipelagic Turn and the Future of Literary and Cultural Studies."

Humor and Satire in Contemporary Latin American Poetry

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:00am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Contemporary Latin American poets have used satire and humor to comment upon the social and political realities of their countries as well as for their own pure and often mischievous pleasure, a special brand of art for art's sake. This panel will examine the wealth of techniques Latin American poets have practiced from palimpsest to word play, irony to black humor, hyperbole to double entendre, juxtaposition and collage, to name but the most prominent.

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