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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

MFS Special Issue - Inter-imperiality

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:38pm
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

The editors of MFS seek essays that engage with the concept of inter-imperiality, as developed in the recent PMLA “Theories and Methodologies” cluster (March 2015) and elsewhere. The global turn in literary and cultural studies, although productive, sometimes elides the post/colonial, economic, and other historical or geopolitical conditions of literary-cultural production. We solicit essays that offset this tendency by reading literary-cultural texts within an inter-imperial framework.

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

updated: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 4:41am
Hong Kong Studies
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.

CFP: Oceanic Literatures and Cultures for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:21pm
Stanley Orr, University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

While islands of the Pacific figure prominently in the Western imagination, literary and cultural productions of Oceania are generally elided in Humanities scholarship of the continental U.S. Since its inception in 2008, PAMLA's standing session on "Oceanic Literatures and Cultures" has featured papers on indigenous, settler, and touristic artists of the Pacific as well as mass/popular cultural phenomena in and about Hawai'i and other "insular" locales. This session is also interested in papers that specifically focus on this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.

CFP: Postcolonial Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:21pm
Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo, University of Hawaii, West Oahu
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

This session invites papers that explore any aspect of postcolonial literature. Papers that engage with issues of visuality, visibility, and ways of seeing are particularly welcome.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 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.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

CFP: Asian Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:20pm
Satoko Kakihara, California State University, Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

This panel seeks any and all papers related to Asian literature, especially in relation to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing. 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 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.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

Journal of Intercultural Inquiry

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:37pm
Dr Geoffrey Nash, University of Sunderland, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

CFP Journal of Intercultural Inquiry

Call for Papers Date:

Date Submitted: 2017-04-26
Contact email: geoff.nash@sunderland.ac.uk

Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures: call for papers

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:36pm
Hunan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2017

Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures (CN43-1537/H) , established in 2016, is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year. The journal publishes research articles, reviews, and interviews. Its purpose is to further multi- and interdisciplinary analyses of research that explores scholarship in different languages and cultures. The journal invites contributions, in English, from authors in all relevant scholarly disciplines related to the study of linguistics, literature and culture and translation. Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures has an international standing, attracting submissions and participation from all countries in the world. Submissions can be delivered electronically as Word file attachment.

Ecocriticism and World Literature

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:16am
Dr. Manoj Kumar/Dr. Swati Kumari
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Concept Note

Ecocriticism was inaugurated around 1980s as a result of environment revolution that had begun around 1960s after the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. It gives importance to the relationship between human beings and nature, how are human beings affecting nature and vice versa. With time, it impacted in various other disciplines as well thereby evolving as an umbrella term. As an earth-centered approach, it intersected environment and culture and calling for collaboration between natural scientists, writers, literary critics, anthropologists, historians, and more.

Caribbean Literature and Film: Global Visions (PAMLA 2017)

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
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 Task of Ecocriticism in the Age of American Empire

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
American Studies Institute at Seoul National University, South Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Task of Ecocriticism in the Age of American Empire

 

American Studies Institute, Seoul National University

 

Date of Conference: 25 - 26 August 2017

Location: Seoul National University, South Korea

Call for Papers Deadline: May 31, 2017

 

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