world literatures and indigenous studies

RSS feed

Theatricality and the Political: Imagining New Theoretical Prolegomena

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:42am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Theatricality and the Political: Imagining New Theoretical Prolegomena

Co-Organizer: 
Ryan Anthony Hatch
Co-Organizer: Andrés Fabián Henao Castro
Co-Organizer: Joseph Cermatori

GIAN Programme on Comparative Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:42am
IIT Bhubaneswar, India
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017

Decolonization and globalization have made us conscious of the fact that not only is literature no longer national and autonomous, but it never was. Indeed one can only understand any national literature by comparing it with others…or by comparing it with a non-national or a transnational literature. For these reasons the field of comparative literature is more urgent than it ever was.

ACLA 2018 | Resistances in the Poetics of the Americas

updated: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:52am
Edgar Garcia, University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Resistances in the Poetrics of the Americas

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Meeting

Los Angeles | March 29-April 1, 2018

 

Deadline Approaching: The New Urban Gothic Edited Collection Call for Chapters

updated: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 3:26am
Holly-Gale Millette, Southampton University, Ruth Heholt, Falmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Urban Gothic is a subgenre of Gothic fiction, Gothic crime fiction, and television whose narratives spring from discourse on industrial and post-industrial urban society. Often dystopic, it was pioneered in the mid-19th century in Britain and the United States and developed in serialisations such as R. L. Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886); into novels such as Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). Much has been written on 19th century Anglo-centred Urban Gothic fiction and vampiristic, monstrous Urban Gothic, but less has been written on the 21st century reimagining and re-serialisation of the Urban Gothic in mechanised, altered, disabled, and dystopic states of being.

[ACLA 2018] Postcolonial Autopoiesis: Literature, Materiality, Experience

updated: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:44pm
Jay Rajiva, Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In critiquing the efforts of new materialists (Bennett, Coole and Frost, and others) to develop a concept of agency that accounts for the emergent properties of matter, Hannes Bergthaller argues that the preoccupation with blurring boundaries between human and nonhuman matter has made it difficult to draw legitimate and necessary distinctions between subjects in the world. The danger, for Bergthaller, is a kind of ethico-fatalist surrender to the contingency of matter that leaves us with no reason to preserve any species, even human beings. Bergthaller thus proposes autopoiesis — the concept of a self-limiting and self-organizing system, borrowed from biology — as a solution to the problem of limitless materiality.

42nd Annual Comparative Drama Conference, April 5-7, 2018--Orlando, Florida

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:26pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017

42nd Comparative Drama Conference

Text & Presentation

Call for Papers

April 5-7, 2018

Orlando, Florida

2018 Keynote Event

April 6, 2017      8 p.m. (followed by a reception)

Keynoter:  TBA

Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 December 2017

Call for Abstracts for CRITICAL INSIGHTS: LITERATURE OF INEQUALITY, a collection of scholarly essays (under contract with Grey House Publishing/EBSCO)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:25pm
Kimberly Drake, Scripps College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 2, 2017

Kimberly Drake, the editor of the proposed book Critical Insights: Literature of Inequality, a collection of scholarly essays (under contract with Grey House Publishing/EBSCO), seeks contributions on literature, music, and film/television dealing with inequality and social injustice.

Theatre, Performance, and Slavery

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:18pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Please consider submitting proposals for the 2018 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies panel on "Theatre, Performance, and Slavery." This panel is sponsored by the ASECS Performance Studies Caucus; we are interested in work by scholars from a variety of national-linguistic traditions (French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Dutch), as well as comparatists. ASECS 2018 will take place in Orlando, Florida, from March 22-25; deadline for receipt of proposals is September 15.

***

CFP: Theatre, Performance, and Slavery

 

Call for Papers: Edited Volume on the Mexican New Song

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 2:18pm
Prof. Claudio Palomares / Queen's University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Call for Papers: Edited Volume on the Mexican New Song

The Snake, the Roses, and the Thorns: Unfolding the Mexican New Song in the 60s-90s

Twenty-First Century Historical Fictions

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:35am
Northeast Modern Language Association (Pittsburgh, April 12-15, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the past two decades, a preponderance of Man Booker Prize winning novels (and even short-listees) have restored to life vanished worlds, suggesting that the appeal of the past persists in contemporary Anglophone fiction. This roundtable seeks to showcase contemporary historical fiction written since 2000 in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. If historical novels represent sites of contested memory or cultural trauma, then which critical junctures do these recent novels depict? Possible areas of exploration might include wartime novels post-Pat Barker, the evolution of neo-Victorianism, the roles of pastiche and parody, the status of historical metafiction, and the new directions taken by novels from the Antipodes.

15th Intl Conference of Teaching English Language & Literature Society of Iran (TELLSI)

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 7:57am
Islamic Azad University Roudehen Branch, Tehran, Iran
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

English Language Teaching Department of the Islamic Azad University Roudehen Branch is proud to announce 15th International TELLSI Conference to be held on November 22-24, 2017. The conference aims to delve into the theoretical and practical sides of the most contentious and thought-provoking issues in the realms of ELT, English literature, and translation studies. The theme of the conference this year is Applied Linguistics in the 3rdMillennium: Towards Criticality and Reflection. The participants around the globe are kindly invited to critically reflect and review the fields of applied linguistics in the early years of the third millennium.

Barriers, Borders, and Bridges

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:37pm
Children's Literature Association's Diversity Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Call for Papers: 2018 ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel

Children’s Literature Association Conference 2018

June 28-30, 2018

San Antonio, Texas

 

Barriers, Borders, and Bridges

 

Teaching Anime and Manga

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session proposes to look at what has been a persistent but under-represented section of comics studies: manga (Japanese comics), and associated with it, anime (Japanese animation). Access to anime and manga is pervasive: one distributor, CrunchyRoll, has one million yearly paying subscribers, providing electronic access to 50 manga titles translated into English, and 800 anime titles. In partnership with United States distributors such as Viz and Funimation, the vast majority of those anime titles are dubbed into English, making language much less of a barrier of access for teachers–as well as students.

Wanted: Critical and Creative Works on the Theme of Embodied Experience

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:21pm
Body of Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

A new online journal is seeking critical and creative work related to the theme of embodied experience. Essays, reviews, short prose, poetry, and author interviews are all welcome; see below for more detailed guidelines, plus a list of specific titles for which reviews are especially welcome.

Bold Women - Special Issue of eTropic

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:19pm
James Cook Univesrity
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Etropic Call for papers: Bold Women Write Back

CALL FOR PAPERS: Bold Women Write Back

 Special Issue Volume 16, No 2, 2017

Submission deadline: 30 Sept 2017

BOLD WOMEN WRITE BACK

CATR2018: Call for Organizers of Curated Sessions

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:17pm
Canadian Association for Theatre Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Canadian Association for Theatre Research / L’association canadienne de la recherche théâtrale (CATR/ACRT)

Kingston, Ontario @ Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts, Queen’s University

Tuesday 29 May – Friday 1 June 2018

 

 

Call for Organizers: Working Groups, Curated Panels, Seminars, Workshops,

and Praxis Events

 

DEADLINE 30 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

REMINDER: Modernism's World Languages

updated: 
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 7:45am
NeMLA 2018: Pittsburgh, PA (April 12-15)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

As Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz indicate in their article “The New Modernist Studies,” recent trends in modernist studies have operated a radical revision of the term “modernism,” moving away from the idea that modernism is confined to a single place (Europe, North America, and the West in general) or a single time (roughly 1890-1940). As the map of “transnational” and “global” modernisms expands, ever more attention has been given to new languages, phenomena of bilingualism and multilingualism, and translation as a fundamental practice in modernist writing (Yao, Rogers).

GLOBAL AFRICA: HUMAN MIGRATION, THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, AND THE FUTURE

updated: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:31am
NEW YORK AFRICAN(A) STUDIES ASSOCIATION
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS / ABSTRACTS

43rd Annual Conference of the

NEW YORK AFRICAN(A) STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Seton Hall University, NJ

April 13 – 14, 2018

 

THEME: GLOBAL AFRICA: HUMAN MIGRATION, THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, AND THE FUTURE

Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:58am
Carolyn Fornoff
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the past decade, film studies has increasingly taken up the question of the environment and climate change (Rust, Monani, Cubit; Narine; Pick and Narraway). However, the question of “nature” has yet to be comprehensively theorized from the perspective of Latin American cinema. This edited volume proposes to begin to fill this gap by bringing together scholarship that explores Latin American films (from any time period) that foreground the nonhuman. We are specifically interested in thinking about why the past decade has generated an unprecedented boom in ecologically oriented films (both documentaries and fiction) throughout Latin America. How do these films dialogue with or push back against broader theories in ecocriticism?

Native American Narratives in a Global Context

updated: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:56am
Transmotion
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Native American Narratives in a Global Context

 

Special Issue to Appear in Transmotion

 

Deadline for Abstracts: 1st October 2017

 

Cinematic, Literary and General Interest Works Wanted

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:48pm
Cinematic Codes Review / Pennsylvania Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

General submissions are invited for two of Anaphora's journals. PLJ focuses on literary theory, as well as fiction stories, poetry and other creative and non-fiction works. CCR surveys various visual and audio mediums, including film and music. Critical essays, book or film reviews, creative works, art, illustrations, photography, and various other types of projects are invited. Contributors can be academics, graduate students or professionals in the relevant fields. General interest projects on business, agriculture, pop culture, and the like are also of interest. You can see excerpts from the journals on Anaphora's website and in the Amazon LookInsides of the issues. Each issue is available in print, and as EBSCO and ProQuest ebooks.

South Asia and the Environmental Legacies of Modernization

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:42pm
Joya John
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

 

This CFP begins from the assumption that modernity and modernization have had deeply contested legacies in the Global South.  While postcolonial frames have elaborated several rich possibilities to engage with these legacies, we are interested in papers that interrogate and/or extend postcolonial frameworks for thinking about modernization and modernity from the perspective of environmental and ecological questions.

 

Papers can include but are not limited to some of the following themes.

En Route: Travel, Transport, Transit

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:32pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Accounts of migration and displacement often focus on the bounded terrains of specific cities and the navigation of certain rooted sites, places of origin and/or destination. At the same time, cartographic and spatial terminology (e.g. “mapping,” “space,” “place,” “orientation”) are used in increasingly metaphorical ways, at the possible expense of more historical and/or materialist approaches to theorizing the global, the planetary, and the transnational. This panel invites contributors to examine the affective as well as material dimensions of being ‘in transit,’ the enabling condition of more familiar narrative tropes of exile, migration, travel and displacement.

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. 

Pages