What is the approach of postcolonial women writers to issues of home and multiple belongings? How do they narrate the encounter with estrangement and familiarity?
NeMLA's 53rd CONVENTION
March 10-13, 2022
Northeast MLA's 53rd CONVENTION
March 10-13, 2022
Don’t you realize that we are worms
born to become angelic butterflies,
that fly towards justice without impediment?
– Dante Alighieri, Purgatorio 10. 124–6
This panel explores topographies of memory and architecture as a powerful force for cinematic storytelling, cityscapes’ psychosis, etc. As part of the special session, we are looking for contributions examining and analyzing diverse relationships between cinema, television, architecture, and memory and their links with contemporary Spanish media and identity. Submissions in English and Spanish, although we recommend the latter.Since Foucault conceptualized the notion of “heterotopy” as those ephemeral or stable places in relation to the parameters of exclusions of the dominant groups, the emergence of the internet and social media has further transformed traditional heterotopias.
Typically, scholarly reflection on the Great War focuses on military activity and masculine performance; in contrast, this NeMLA 2022 seminar examines the importance of women as fictional characters, authors, and purveyors of legacies associated with the Great War of 1914-1918. By privileging the role of women, it is hoped that we can bring a fresh critical light to this pivotal moment in world history.
please see the CFP below:
To be held at the 2022 Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention in Baltimore, Maryland.
Reading is a fundamental component of all levels of second language instruction and the goal of developing reading proficiency necessarily informs the selection, didacticization, and instruction of curricular materials. A reliance on authentic texts common in curricula designed according to current standards poses challenges in these areas, but also creates opportunities for rethinking the place, purpose, and structure of reading proficiency as communicative competence in the language classroom and within the curriculum.
NeMLA 53rd Annual Convention
March 10-13, 2022
Baltimore, Maryland (USA)
How does contemporary literature respond to and reimagine narratives of resilience? How can the concept of resilience be used to analyse characters in works of fiction?
In the last decade, we have witnessed the harrowing images of migrants including that of Alan Kurdi whose death sparked world-wide outrage at the way in which the migrant crisis has been dealt with on a global level. While Kurdi’s untimely death drew attention to the Syrian refugees and their plight, the political crisis that has taken place in the South Asian subcontinent begs us to further think about the subjectivities of migrants and refugees and the ethics of care within this region.
Call for Papers - Session "Metatextuality in Contemporary French Caribbean Fiction" at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD)
This panel focuses on metatextual practices in contemporary French Caribbean fiction. Metatextuality here is understood as a form of intertextual discourse in which one text refers to itself or another text and critically reflects upon it. We welcome proposals that focus on the conditions of production, publication, distribution, circulation, consumption, transmission, and recognition (or lack thereof) of literary texts.
Preferred languages: French or English.
Deadline: September 30, 2021
Over the last twenty years there has been a significant increase in the literary production and critical analysis of environmental matters in Latin American literature. Scholars have established the relation between ecocritical and decolonial studies (French, 2005; DeLoughrey, 2005; Taylor Kane, 2010; Barbas-Rhoden; Heffes, 2013) but there is still need for further exploration of the relation between ecocriticism and gender studies in the region. This panel seeks to explore how Latin American women artists narrate the intersectional nature of environmental matters and to what extent art can effect change in attitudes and behaviours.
El presente panel tiene como objetivo analizar las poéticas y políticas de la familia en la literatura. El panel está abierto a propuestas relacionadas con los estudios de la temprana modernidad en la literatura hispánica (siglos XVI-XVII). Se aceptarán propuestas en inglés y español.
This roundtable will examine adaptations of Western canonical works by South Asian novelists, poets, filmmakers, and essayists. We want to keep the focus of this session as wide and as open as possible. Our suggested approach for your presentations is to isolate a single passage, character, or chapter and explore similarities and differences between your target of study and the original Western “version.” Ideally, roundtable participants will share precise texts or film clips with the attending audience and fellow roundtable members.
Thematic areas of interest:
· social structure
· social change
· post-colonial themes
Welcome to the 4th International Conference on Research in Social Sciences and Humanities. Taking place on October 29-31, 2021 in Brussels, Belgium, ICRSH aims to contribute to the future of social sciences and humanities by bringing together leading scholars, academics, and researchers in the field. Developed on the principles of open exchange of information and cross-border learning, this Social Sciences and Humanities conferences 2021 is designed to facilitate heated discussions and provide inspiration to the network that’s shaping the direction of one of the most important fields of social development.
We are seeking submissions by Māori, Indigenous Australian, Torres Strait Islander, and First Nations scholars for an edited collection on plants in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand children’s and Young Adult literature. We would like to centre Indigenous Australian and Māori perspectives, and are encouraging submissions or expressions of interest from academics, writers, and postgraduate students.
If you have any questions or ideas about potential chapters you’d like to discuss, please contact us. We’re happy to discuss any ideas you may have.
Proposals accepted until September 30th for the In-Person Panel THE LATIN AMERICAN CHRONICLE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, NeMLA 2022, Baltimore, March 10th-13th. Please visit https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19536 to submit.This session seeks to establish conversations on the study of the 21st-century Latin American chronicle. We welcome papers that explore its literary and journalistic perspectives.
Chinese Creative Writing Studies
Call for Papers (2nd Round)
Comics studies has been an established field long enough now to have consistent theoretical touchstones: Scott McCloud, Thierry Groensteen, and a handful of others. But much contemporary work on comics continues to rely on the same theoretical frameworks, returning to Understanding Comics over and over again. This session invites panelists to speculate on new directions for formal comics theory, leaving behind individual texts and close readings to ask for innovations our theories of comics as a medium. Of course, because of the abbreviated nature of conference papers, it will be impossible to put forward a fully-formed, all-encompassing new theory.
Latin American Digitalities
Main Editors: Patrícia Anzini & Eduardo Prado Cardoso
THE 21st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF
MELOW (THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD)
to be organized by
SHOOLINI UNIVERSITY, SOLAN, HP, INDIA, https://shooliniuniversity.com/
FROM 12 TO 14 NOVEMBER 2021
CONFERENCE THEME: ILLNESS, HEALING, AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION
Extended Call for Papers: Erasure and the Environment Conference
Loughborough University, 16-17th September 2021
Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent)
I International Postgraduate Seminar in English Literature and Linguistics (IPSELL) October 1, 2021
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, University of Granada, Spain
CALL FOR PAPERS
Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiad, Madeline Miller’s Circe, Natalie Haynes’s A Thousand Ships, Luigi Malerba’s Ithaca Forever, Chigozie Obioma’s An Orchestra of Minorities, and Colm Toibin’s House of Names are just a small sample of contemporary works of literature that engage with and re-tell Classical literature and mythology. Drawing upon ancient subject matters, these new works demonstrate that the Classical tradition remains lively and relevant, even as they pull in new histories, points of view, and contexts.
March 24-27, 2022
Salt Lake City, Utah
Course dates: 14 August - 5 September 2021
3 modules / 30 hours including
- lectures/discussions (3 meetings)
- final assignment in the form of an essay
Duration: 3 weeks long
Class and Precarity in a New World Order: Writers and Artists Respond
Dave Lordan and Michael O’Sullivan
HUNGER AND WASTE
Volume 40, Number 1, Spring 2022
Issue Editor: Isabelle Meuret
This issue of Literature and Medicine will interrogate expressions of hunger and waste in both literary and biomedical contexts.
Hunger is a physiological disposition, a daily preoccupation, and a metaphor for desire. On another scale, global hunger—leading to malnutrition and starvation—affects hundreds of millions living in poverty. As for waste, the dearth, careless use, or squandering of resources, together with climate change and other environmental challenges, have raised new concerns about food supplies and unequal access.