world literatures and indigenous studies

RSS feed

CFP NeMLA Pittsburgh April 2018: Hispanismo y humorismo

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:19pm
North East Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This proposed panel is concerned with satirical responses to corruption, injustice, disenfranchisement and economic crisis from across Hispanic cultural production. Papers may analyze dark comedy in film, comics and cartoons, narrative, theater, visual arts, social media, and so on from Spain, Latin America, and Latinx America and from any time period. The aim of this proposed panel is to explore the tragicomic sensibility in Hispanic cultural production with a focus on social critique and, where possible, to trace genealogies and compare/contrast satirical representations across the Spanish-speaking world. We ask: How do our proposed texts relate to the terms: dark comedy, grotesque, esperpento, farce, tragicomedy, humorism, wit?

Deadline Extended: Face and Speech Panel at PAMLA Nov. 10-12

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 1:37am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

The PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

This session focuses on the epistemic, philosophical, and political implications of seeing and speaking. It starts from the image of a face that speaks—an image that solicits further thoughts about the relation between visual arts and literary texts, between representation and dialogue imagination, between being seen as the other and speaking as the other.

Critical Approaches for Re-Conceptualizing the Avant-Garde

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

An “Aesthetic Apartheid” occurs when the artistic innovations of a minoritized group are neglected due to their difference. [1] The focus on white and western innovations in literature have created the assumption that non-white avant-garde poetry, "however singular its ‘voice’ is not ‘formally innovative’.”[2] Examples of this bias are evident in monographs about the avant-garde, in which people of color are far too often excluded. Dorothy Wang writes that “anyone who has spent time in avant-garde poetry/and or critical circles in the States [….] knows that these circles are overwhelmingly unpigmented.”[3]

Room of One's Own: Writing Interiors (Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:09pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Writers, and women writers in particular, long for space to write for many reasons. Whether writers wish to be away from the burden of children or partners, or whether they simply seek (a) room wherein the solitary act of writing can be accomplished, physical and psychological spaces matter. This session seeks to examine literary interiors, such as depictions of home design, architecture, furniture, the study, the bedroom, or the kitchen from different cultural and linguistic perspectives. We also seek to analyze writers' interiors metaphorically, in order to explore what is happening within the writer and their protagonists' minds and bodies in their homes.

 

Intersecting Spaces, Mobility, and Language in the ‘Uncommon Community’

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:02pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The notion of “community” sometimes centers unquestioningly on whatever it is shared by a given group of people without pausing to study the emergence of the uncommon, the disparate or the disjointed among its members. Thus, certain practices underlying distinctiveness, differentiation, and separation are manifested in ways that may become as equally meaningful to them as their common cultural, political, religious, material, and any other structures, values, and characteristics representing them and their community.

Caribbean Literature and Film: Global Visions (PAMLA 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:52pm
Stephanie Hankinson / University of Washington
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Caribbean Literature and Film: Global Visions

PAMLA 2017

115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Caribbean Literature and Film: Global Visions 

 Presiding Officer: Stephanie Hankinson, University of Washington

The Contested Space of Arab Spring

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:47pm
Nemla
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Call for papers---The Contested Space of Arab Spring (NeMLA 2018)

Deadline for submission: September 30, 2017

Northeast Modern Language Association: University of Pittsburg, PA, April 12-15, 2018

Chair: Joan Listernick

 

Protesting against corruption and dictatorship in favor of democracy, men and women poured onto the streets during the brief, but historically critical period of the Arab Spring. This potential watershed has produced a literary tide reflecting on its significance, a tide itself waiting to be explored. This panel will examine how contemporary literature has viewed the emancipatory possibility of the Arab Spring-- as a moment of historic exceptionalism or a slumbering ember.

 

Ireland and South Africa: Special Issue CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Geographies of Comparison: Ireland and South Africa
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Call for Abstracts for Special Issue: Geographies of Comparison: Ireland and South Africa

Authorial literary translation / La traduzione letteraria d’autore / La traduction littéraire d’auteur

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 8:19am
Poli-Femo Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

Authorial literary translation 

            The study of any national literary system cannot exclude a comparative approach and an investigation into the function of translations. Our aim in this monographic issue is to study works translated by leading writers in international literary cultures (not exclusively European), and then analyse the role of these translations in the formation of supranational literary canons.

The leading writers of various literary traditions have in fact very often translated foreign works themselves by turning, on occasions, to translation as a fundamental practice for personal enrichment to creative and stylistic ends.

Edited Collection call for chapters: Science Fiction Beyond the Western Tradition (working title)

updated: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 11:22am
Dr Yomna Saber, Qatar University; Dr Amy Christmas, Qatar University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Edited Collection call for chapters:

Science Fiction Beyond the Western Tradition (working title)

 

Publisher:

This proposed collection is currently under consideration at Palgrave Macmillan for their Global Science Fiction series.

 

Editors:

Dr Yomna Saber, Qatar University

Dr Amy Christmas, Qatar University

 

Contact:

yomna.ismail@qu.edu.qa

achristmas@qu.edu.qa

 

Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
PG CWWN
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The PG CWWN (Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network) are delighted to announce our next biennial conference, Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century, to be held at Sheffield Hallam University on 8th-9th September 2017.

Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century

“The past is always tense, the future perfect.” (Zadie Smith)

Call for Articles on Indian, Southeast Asian Philosophies and Practices

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:36am
Embodied Philosophy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Embodied Philosophy is an online educational portal dedicated to Indian, Chinese, and Southeast Asian philosophies and practices. We are currently in the process of building a more robust writing faculty of scholars and scholar-practitioners to educate our growing audience on the nuances of Eastern thought, practice and the intersection between these modes of praxis and the contemporary cultural milieu. 

Independent one-off submissions are welcome, however EP is seeking regular monthly (or bi-monthly) contributors. Compensation packages will be offered to those who are accepted as regular writing faculty. 

Failure to Conform: The Defiant Female Body in French and Francophone Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:33am
Women in French at SAMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

This panel considers examples of French and francophone literatures, films, and other art forms, in which contemporary women articulate and/or embody nonconformist physicality which challenges social order. How do women speak against or otherwise resist socially defined borders and boundaries of normative corporeality? Presentations may address both thematic and formal examples of textual disruption that is enabled by bodies which run counter to socially constructed ideals related to women, gender, and race. Possible thematic avenues of inquiry include but are not limited to: pregnancy, aging, disability, beauty, and illness.

Borders and Boundaries in Popular French Caribbean Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:33am
Women in French at SAMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Borders and Boundaries in Popular French Caribbean Culture

 

This panel welcomes papers focused on illustrations of borders and boundaries in popular culture in French Caribbean women’s writing or film. Papers may be in English or French and may not exceed 20 minutes. Please send 250-word abstracts and any A/V requests to Lisa Connell (lconnell@westga.edu) by June 1, 2017.

SASGLS General Conference: "Things Fall Apart": 2nd Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:29am
South African Society for General Literary Studies (SASGLS)/Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Algemene Literatuurwetenskap
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SASGLS General Conference

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

 “Things fall apart”

17-19 August 2017, University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, South Africa

The South African Society for General Literary Studies (SASGLS) invites scholars to submit proposals on the theme “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold” for its biennial conference, to be hosted at the University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, from 17 to 19 August 2017.

DREAM AND REALITY

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:29am
Acta Iassyensia Comparationis No. 20 (2/2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 10, 2017

The Editorial Board of Acta Iassyensia Comparationis,a thematic, interdisciplinary biannual e-journal published by the Department of Comparative Literature of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, invites you to publish in AIC 20 (2/2017), devoted to the VIS ŞI REALITATE  / DREAM AND REALITY / RÊVE ET RÉALITÉtopic. By the choice of this theme, we intend to bring together, in one volume, approaches to the different (and yet related) genres and subgenres of fantastic literature, science-fiction and imaginary ethnography.

Seeking Contributors to The Open Anthology of Early American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:16pm
Timothy Robbins / Rebus Community
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

We are currently seeking writers, editors, and contributors of all kinds to The Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature, an Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook under development with the Rebus Community. Rebus is a non-profit organization that works with faculty, librarians, students, and staff to build tools and resources in support of free and open textbook publishing.

SASGLS General Conference: "Things Fall Apart"

updated: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:59am
South African Society for General Literary Studies (SASGLS)/Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Algemene Literatuurwetenskap
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SASGLS General Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

 “Things fall apart”

17-19 August 2017, University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, South Africa

The South African Society for General Literary Studies (SASGLS) invites scholars to submit proposals on the theme “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold” for its biennial conference, to be hosted at the University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, from 17 to 19 August 2017.

Renaissance Border Crossings: Documented and Undocumented PLENARY UPDATE

updated: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 6:03pm
Eliza Greenstadt / Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Renaissance Border Crossings: Documented and Undocumented
Portland, Oregon, October 19-22, 2017
 

Plenary speakers: Fran Dolan, Distinguished Professor of English, UC Davis  
and Daniel Vitkus, Professor of Literature, UC San Diego

When Objects 'Write Back': Rethinking Material Culture in the Tricontinent

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:35pm
Dr. Minu Susan Koshy, National Institute of Technology and Dr. Roshin George, St.Thomas College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 9, 2017

Material culture assumes significance of massive proportions in cultures across the globe by virtue of its ability to trace everyday life and its nuances through the signifying metaphor of objects. The historical trajectories of nations, cultures and communities function in tandem with that of the prevailing material culture(s) in as much as transformations in the latter sphere inevitably represent ruptures or shifts in the former. The stories that objects recount surpass the boundaries of time and space as they transcend both. They function as signifying metaphors, carrying multiple significations of lives lived through and with them.

NePCA Conference - World Literature

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:32pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

The World Literature area for the 2017 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2017 annual conference will be held from October 27-28, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA.

Essays/Research Papers on Motherhood

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 11:37pm
Dr Arpita Ghosh / Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

This edition tries to look into the struggles and empowerment of those mothers who showed courage to subvert the social construct and redefine “motherhood” in their own way; mothers who dared to transgress and transcend the threshold of domesticity, thereby, carving a niche for their successors to follow suit.

We welcome original, unpublished research papers related to the concept of “motherhood” with specific focus on mothers who have transgressed or subverted the societal norms. Topics for papers may include the various aspects of motherhood but are not limited to:-

Call for papers

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary online quarterly from the north
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017

The quint’s thirty sixth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.  The deadline for this call is 15th August 2017—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint’s editors or outside readers.

Call for book reviewers

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:37pm
Africa in Words
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Africa in Words, a site dedicated to cultural production in Africa, is looking for reviewers interested in African literary and cultural production. Currently, our site has an average of 6,500 readers each month from over 100 countries, with our largest readerships based in the UK, US, South Africa and Nigeria. We cover books, art, film, history, music, theatre, ideas and people and the ways they interact, through their publication and circulation, with societies, economies and space.

CFP: Women in Literature Panel at PAMLA Nov. 10-12

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:37pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

We invite proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of women in literature. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2017 conference theme of "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, & Ways of Seeing." Possible foci might include narrative perspectives and frames; visual aesthetics; voyeurism; beauty and sublimity; and/or constructions of subjectivity.

Proposals may be submitted via PAMLA's online submission form: http://pamla.org/node/add/proposal

Hong Kong Studies - a new bilingual, interdisciplinary academic journal seeks submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:39pm
Hong Kong Studies published by Chinese University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Submissions are solicited for the inaugural issue of Hong Kong Studies (https://www.chineseupress.com/index.php?route=product%2Fproduct&product_...). Hong Kong Studies is the first bilingual academic journal to focus on Hong Kong from an interdisciplinary arts and cultural studies perspective. Published by the Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, the journal will launch in 2017. The editors believe that the timely expansion of the field of Hong Kong Studies warrants a journal of its own, in order to provide a focused platform for facilitating exchange between different disciplines and viewpoints in relation to Hong Kong.

Pages