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The Indian River Review

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 11:55am
Indian River State College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

The Indian River Review is currently soliciting submissions for its fifth issue scheduled for publication in late spring 2018. The theme for this issue is home: home as place, as idea, as state of being. In a society that seems increasingly unrooted and atomized, does home still have its gravitational force and tug? Against the warp and disruption of the current tumult, does it persist? Has it devolved to a walled-off and gated insularity? Can we take it with us when we go? Does it belong to us or we to it?

Drone Warfare and Post-9/11 Cultural Practices

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:15pm
Modern Language Association (MLA) Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Drone Warfare and Post-9/11 Cultural Practices

How do post-9/11 art and literature represent drone warfare and its effects on the notions of war, heroism, masculinity, surveillance, trauma and human-rights? Abstracts (300 words) by 15 March 2017; Muhammad Waqar Azeem (mazeem1@binghamton.edu). For more details: https://apps.mla.org/cfp_detail_10234

"Writing Japan": Call for Submissions

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (http://www.asiancha.com) is now accepting submissions for "Writing Japan," an edition of the journal devoted to work from and/or about Japan.

Our special issue "Writing Japan" encompasses writing from and/or about Japan, broadly imagined. We hope to feature work by Japanese writers and non-Japanese writers writing in relation to Japan, as well as work that challenges fixed ideas about Japanese identity and the Japanese experience. We are looking for idiosyncratic and intelligent work that explores the various meanings of "Writing Japan."

Cha — Call for Submissions — "Writing Japan" Issue (June 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 7:16am
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (http://www.asiancha.com) is now accepting submissions for "Writing Japan," an edition of the journal devoted to work from and/or about Japan.

Our special issue "Writing Japan" encompasses writing from and/or about Japan, broadly imagined. We hope to feature work by Japanese writers and non-Japanese writers writing in relation to Japan, as well as work that challenges fixed ideas about Japanese identity and the Japanese experience. We are looking for idiosyncratic and intelligent work that explores the various meanings of "Writing Japan."

Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Dr. S. Daithota
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

 

Tentative Title: Diaspora Poetics and Homing in South Asian Women’s Writing

Editor: Dr. S Daithota

Global Modernism and Media

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Elize Mazadiego
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 3, 2017

*With the extension of the deadline, we are re-opening our CFP.

 

Panel at Modernist Studies Association 2017 Conference (Amsterdam)

CFP: Global Modernism and Media

 

Modernism as distinctly international is largely discussed through the movement or migration of artists and writers in the multinational metropolitan centers. Despite the global reach of practitioners, there were still many who did not share the same mobility and direct access to traditional artistic centers. We wish to open up the discussion to a different kind of transnational network that fostered reciprocal exchanges and collaboration among cultural producers between the center and periphery.

 

The Poetics and Politics of Identity

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
The Tunisian Association for English Language Studies (TAELS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Tunisian Association for English Language Studies (TAELS)
www.taels.org

organises its 3rd International Conference on:

“The Poetics and Politics of Identity” 
24-25 November, 2017
 
Venue: Vincci-Marillia Hotel **** Hammamet – Tunisia

 

Call for Papers

Soviet and Post-Soviet Shakespeares

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:04pm
The Shakespearean International Yearbook
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Special Section on Soviet and Post-Soviet Shakespeares in The Shakespearean International Yearbook (2019)

We invite contributions for a special section on Soviet and post-Soviet engagements with Shakespearean drama and Shakespeare as a culturally significant figure. We are particularly interested in ideologically influenced performance, translation, literary adaptation, and scholarship. Papers might focus on how Soviet approaches to Shakespeare were influenced by the evolution of cultural policies from 1917 to 1991, or examine treatments of Shakespeare in post-Soviet states from 1991 until the present. Contributors are also encouraged to consider Soviet and post-Soviet Shakespeare in languages other than Russian.

Tools of Transgression: Diverse Stategies in Comparative Methodologies

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:04pm
University of California Davis Department of Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tools of Transgression:

Diverse Strategies in Comparative Methodologies

UC Davis Department of Comparative Literature

Graduate Student Conference

October 6th and 7th, 2017

 

Call for Papers:

 

We are pleased to welcome Keynote speaker Barbara Fuchs from the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

Historicizing Forms and Spaces of Refuge

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:01pm
History & Literature Forum, Modern Language Association (MLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017

Historicizing Forms and Spaces of Refuge

The MLA Forum TC History and Literature invites proposals for a guaranteed panel at the 2018 MLA Convention in New York City (January 4-7, 2018).

We are seeking historically-situated papers on how literary forms construct, influence, and are influenced by spaces of refuge, asylum, sanctuary, and migration.

While recent public attention has turned toward humanitarian crises that have resulted in forced displacement, as well as debates about the legalities and moral consequences of documenting and registering immigrants, we welcome essays from a range of times and places, not limited to the United States or Britain in the present moment.

New Critics VIII: Undergraduate Literature and Composition Conferene

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 11:59am
SUNY College at Oneonta Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017
  • NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS: Undergraduates, please send a 150-word summary of your paper (an abstract) to: Akira.Yatsuhashi@oneonta.edu
  • Conference Date: April 8, 2017
  • Papers must be critical (not creative) and can be on any subject in literature or composition.
  • Accepted papers must be readable in 15 mins.
  • You don’t need to be an English major!
  • QUESTIONS: Email Akira.Yatsuhashi@oneonta.edu

Competing Traditions The 20th and 21st Century Irish Literatures between Realism and Experimentation (30 June-1 July 2017)

updated: 
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 8:52am
University of Lodz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The tension between realism and experimentation has marked the development of modern Irish literature, being intrinsic to the work of a number of major Irish writers. Often regarded as a father-figure of all experimental writing, James Joyce was attacked by as different commentators as Lukács and Pound for the scope and radicalness of experiment, particularly in Finnegans Wake. However, Joyce himself considered his work to be firmly set in the realist tradition. At a time when he was yet to publish his first collection of lyrics, W. B. Yeats was encouraged by his father to write realist prose, which may eventually have contributed to his abhorrence of realism in favour of ever more daring experimentation in verse writing.

The 16th Annual University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Student Theatre Conference Impetus / Action / Reaction

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:04pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Student Theatre Conference / UW-Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2017

The 16th Annual University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Student Theatre Conference

Impetus / Action / Reaction

 

Call for Papers, Discussion Panels, Workshops, and Performances

April 7th & 8th, 2017

The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Union South

 

The UW-Madison Theatre and Drama Graduate Student Organization (TDGSO) will sponsor the Graduate Student Theatre Conference on April 7th and 8th, 2017. The theme for this conference is based upon the instigation and methodology that leads to performative action, both on stage and in our communities.

 

MLA 2018: Literature, Race, and Violence

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:04pm
Dr. Omaar Hena, Wake Forest University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

“Literature, Race, and Violence” is a panel co-organized by the forums LLC 20th- and 21st-Century English and Anglophone and CLCS Global Anglophone.

How do structures of racial violence shape cultural texts? How do writers, artists, and thinkers mediate and potentially reimagine violence in the contexts of colonialism, postcolonialism, and globalization? 200-300 word abstracts by 10 March 2017 to Omaar Hena, henao@wfu.edu or omaarhena@gmail.com.

 

 

NEH Summer Institute for College/University Teachers

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:04pm
Nancy Barbour, Oregon State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers
Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: The Voices of Women in Literature, Cinema and Other Arts since Independence

June 26 – July 14, 2017 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon
http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/centers-and-initiatives/neh-summer-institute-2017

NEW DEADLINE: Feb 15 - Canadian Literatures and Time

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:01pm
15th Comparative Canadian Literature Graduate Student Conference (Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

15th Comparative Canadian Literature Graduate Student Conference

Jointly Organized by Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke

Quebec City

March 23-24, 2017

 

Movement and (Im)mobility: Writing as Cartography

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Movement and (Im)mobility: Writing as Cartography

Tenth Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference

Saturday, May 6, 2017, BC Student Center

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Rachel Adams, Columbia University

 

MLA 2018: Questioning Precarity

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
Moradewun Adejunmobi/University of Caifornia Davis
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Africa since 1990 forum of the MLA invites submission of abstracts for a non-guaranteed panel titled “Questioning Precarity” at the 2018 Annual Convention. As a concept, precarity has been associated with a retrenchment of the state, erosion of Fordist production and casualization of labor, among others, especially in the Global North. Precarity is less frequently invoked with respect to the repeated failures of the state, dysfunctional economies, and rampant informalization of labor that have long been hallmarks of societies in Africa and elsewhere in the Global South.

Storytelling in the Literature of Edwidge Danticat

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:26pm
Edwidge Danticat Society at SAMLA 89 (November 3-5, 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Edwidge Danticat Society: SAMLA 89 (November 3-5, 2017)
The South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
November 3-5, 2017 The Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta, GA

Storytelling in the Literature of Edwidge Danticat

Call for Book Reviewers

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:21pm
American Indian Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

American Indian Quarterly (AIQ) is looking for established and new scholars of Native American studies who would like to write book reviews for AIQ. In order to be considered for selection as a reviewer, please contact our book review editor, Dr. Trever Holland, with a set of research goals/interests and short CV/Resume at aiqsubmissions@okstate.edu

Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:28am
Rothemere American Institute, Oxford University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000

 

We are delighted to announce the Call for Papers for Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000, a one-day symposium exploring the interstices of poetics in the circum-Atlantic region since 2000, to be held at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford on May 19, 2017.

 

Inter-Ethnicity

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:25am
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

In the opening pages of Sherman Alexie's Reservation Blues (1995), Spokane Indian storyteller Thomas Builds-the-Fire comes into ownership of legendary African American bluesman Robert Johnson's guitar, a magical object that both furthers his band's musical aptitude and reopens the scars of historical memory. In Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land (1996), her titular Chinese-American protagonist, newly-relocated to an affluent New York suburb, converts to Judaism, arguing to her mother, "we are a minority, like it or not, and if you want to know how to be a minority, there's nobody better at it than the Jews."

 

Blank spaces. A Survey on Absence

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:08am
University of Salerno - Graduate Conference 2017 DIPSUM Unisa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Blank Spaces
A Survey on Absence

Salerno, 6th-7th July 2017
University of Salerno, Fisciano Campus
Aula Nicola Cilento

Keynote speakers:

NICOLA GARDINI
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

ENRICO TERRINONI
UNIVERSITY FOR FOREIGNERS OF PERUGIA

ANNA M. THORNTON
UNIVERSITY OF L’AQUILA

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Conference: Literature on the Verge

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 2:13pm
Boston University, Department of Romance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB. 15

We invite submissions to: 

Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Conference 2017: Literature on the Verge

April 7-8, 2017

Boston University Photonics Center, Boston, Mass.

Keynote address by Françoise Lionnet, Harvard University

 

UnDisciplined 2017

updated: 
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 11:09pm
UnDisciplined: Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2017

 

Undisciplined 2017: Cultural Studies Graduate Conference

Organised by a group of Cultural Studies graduate students involved in modes of inquiry that intersect the humanities, social sciences, sciences, technology, activism, and the arts, UnDisciplined is a space for sharing scholarly, artistic and/or activist work. 

Cultural Studies draws on a range of methods and critical theories, empowering researchers to break down conventional divisions among academic disciplines.

EMERGING AFRICAS: VERSIONS and VISIONS

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 6:37pm
New York African Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

NEW YORK AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

42 ND Annual Conference

at The University at Buffalo, New York

31 March – 1 April 2017

CALL FOR PROPOSALS/ ABSTRACTS / POSTERS

DEADLINE EXTENSION: 15 February 2017

THEME: EMERGING AFRICAS: VERSIONS and VISIONS

After 40 years, the Annual Conference of the New York African Studies

Association returns to Buffalo. In 1977 we organized our program on the

theme of “The Applications of African Studies.” In world tradition, 40 years

is a significant time. It is clear that both in 1977 and today “Africa” has

always been a concept as well as a continent, and since 1977 its many

(Ex)pressing Play: Harvard–Brown Chiasmi Graduate Conference of Italian Studies

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:59am
Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 5, 2017

Please note: the deadline for the submission of abstracts is extended until February 5, 2017. 

(Ex)pressing Play

Harvard–Brown Chiasmi Conference of Italian Studies

Harvard University

April 7-8, 2017

 

Keynote Speaker: Professor Marco Arnaudo (Indiana University Bloomington)

We invite papers for a graduate student conference on play in the Italian tradition to be held at Harvard University on April 7-8, 2017.

MLA session 2018 Literatures in/of Crisis

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:24am
MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We are soliciting paper submissions for a potential MLA session that we shall be organising in New York City (4 to 7 January, 2018). Our CFP may seem a bit short but it should contain just a maximum of 35 words according to the MLA instructions. After deciding on our session participants, we shall submit a longer session proposal to MLA. If you are interested, please send us your proposals to the following emails: sarikaya@baskent.edu.tr and spellice@unizar.es by March 15, 2017.

Title: Literatures in/of Crisis

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