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Crises and Death in the Hispanic World (article)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:56pm
Esther M. Alarcon-Arana (Salve Regina University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 4, 2018

We have been enduring a long period of crises that are changing the way individuals see themselves and their relationship to others. For instance, the effects of the 2008 economic crisis in Spain have incentivized a reflection on both the bad direction of the country’s politics and on the faulty transition to democracy after Franco’s death in 1975; climate change is not only posing environmental challenges, but also political ones, as the current Puerto Rican crisis demonstrates. Crises change paradigms, and, like in the recent cases of Spain and Puerto Rico, the outcomes are highly unfavorable, leaving victims to suffer their improper management.

 

2nd Annual Languages and Literature Conference Comparative Literature Graduate Association—Louisiana State University

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:13pm
LSU Comprative Literature Graduate Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Call for Papers:2nd Annual Languages and Literature Conference
Comparative Literature Graduate Association—Louisiana State University
“Time, Consciousness, and Exile”
March 9-10, 2018, LSU, Baton Rouge Campus

Jocasta: What is it like to be deprived of your country? Is it a great calamity?

Polynices: The greatest: the reality far surpasses the description.

Jocasta: What is its nature? What is hard for exiles?

Polynices: One thing is most important: no free speech.

Jocasta: a slave’s lot this is, not saying what you think.

Polynices: You must endure the follies of your ruler.

Jocasta: That too is hard, to join fools in their folly.

Matter(s) of Fact

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:12pm
Western University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018

                                                                                                     DEADLINE EXTENDED: JANUARY 14, 2018

Matter(s) of Fact

20th Annual Graduate Student Conference presented by the Graduate Programs in Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies, and Theory & Criticism at Western University

March 15-17, 2018

 

Abstract submission deadline: January 14, 2018

https://mattersoffactblog.wordpress.com/

Edwidge Danticat Society at ALA, May 24-27, 2018 (San Francisco)

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:36am
Edwidge Danticat Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Edwidge Danticat Society: ALA 29 (2018)

The American Literature Association Conference

May 24-27, 2018

Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA

 

24th Annual Carolina Conference for Romance Studies - April 5-7, 2018 - Visions and Revisions: Romance Utopias and Dystopias

updated: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 9:46am
UNC - Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Dear Colleagues, We have extended the deadline for abstract submissions until January 18 for the 24th Annual Carolina Conference for Romance Studies (April 5-7, 2018). You can find the Call for Papers below, as well as in the included attachment. We hope that you will be able to attend and listen to our keynote speakers: - Enrico Cesaretti, Associate Professor of Italian at the University of Virginia (http://spanitalport.as.virginia.edu/people/efc4p)- Laurent Dubois, Professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University (

Iranian children and young adult literature and film

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:50am
Persian Literary Studies Journal (PLSJ)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Persian Literary Studies Journal special issue:

Call for papers for a special issue on Iranian children and young adult literature and film. The editor invites papers for a special issue on different aspects of Iranian children and young adult literature and film. Manuscripts (text, quotations, and endnotes) should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words following the MLA Style Sheet, 8th edition. Please submit through http://plsj.shirazu.ac.ir. Deadline for submission, April 1, 2018.

 

Contact Info: 

Editor: Farideh Pourgiv, Shiraz University

Matter(s) of Fact

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:50am
Western University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Matter(s) of Fact

20th Annual Graduate Student Conference presented by the Graduate Programs in Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies, and Theory & Criticism at Western University

March 15-17, 2018

 

Abstract submission deadline: January 3, 2018

https://mattersoffactblog.wordpress.com/

 

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Pauline Wakeham (Western University)

Shifting Time Frames in Rural versus Urban Topoi. Temporalities of Modernism Conference. Cluj-Napoca, 2-4 May 2018

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:50am
Babes-Bolyai University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Following the economic development of the mid-nineteenth century, writers and journalists increasingly focused on urban contexts and the experience of protagonists moving from rural to urban backgrounds. As a result, modern authors refer to the coagulating ferment of the metropolis for characters undergoing a formative change, while more numerous voices later investigated the opposite, the fragmenting if not destructive impact on both individuals and the social groups they belong to.

Revolution/Révolution: A Graduate Conference in French and Francophone Studies

updated: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:09pm
Graduate Students of the Yale French Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Revolution/Révolution

 

A Graduate Conference in French and Francophone Studies

Hosted by the Yale French Department

April 6-7 2018

Keynote Speaker: Madeleine Dobie (Columbia University)

 

“La révolution littéraire et la révolution politique ont fait en moi leur jonction.” (Victor Hugo, in Tas de pierres, n.d.)

 

We speak of revolutions in many different registers, from political to literary. What does it mean for a movement to coalesce under the label of “revolution?” What makes a change “revolutionary?”

 

Mapping the Text

updated: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:09pm
NYU English / NYU Libraries / Mapping the Text
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the “Mapping the Text” conference, occurring at New York University on Saturday 21 April 2018. The conference will be held in conjunction with the annual Culture Mapping event hosted at New York University, which will occur on Friday 20 April 2018. The Culture Mapping event will be hosted by NewYorkScapes, a research community dedicated to exploring the literary, historical, and social aspects of the city of New York using digital forms of scholarship.

2018 Deep South in the Global South Conference - DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 11:26am
Deep South in the Global South Conference/ University of Louisiana Lafayette EGSA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 31, 2017

Second Annual DSGS Conference

March 22-24, 2018

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

 

Whether in the American or global context, Souths are the site of cheap labor, once exploited agriculturally and then industrially for the profit of the colonizing and industrialized and technologically advanced Norths.

 —James L. Peacock, Carla Jones, and Catherine Brooks, “Gatokaca Drive,”

The American South in a Global World (2005)

Writing in the South Round Table - DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 11:26am
Deep South in the Global South Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 31, 2017

2018 DSGS Conference Call for Papers:

Writing in the South Round Table

March 22-24, 2018

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

The 2018 Deep South in the Global South Conference is pleased to announce the first annual
Writing in the South Round Table, which will be held at this year’s conference!

Literary Exchanges

updated: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 4:29pm
McGill University English Gradaute Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

EXTENDED DEADLINE: December 12th

Date: February 16-17, 2018

Location: McGill University, 

Montréal, Québec,

 

*Deadline: Dec. 15* - American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, Yale University, April 6, 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:18am
Yale University, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz, Yusef Komunyakaa and Carolyn Forché, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.

Articles on the Monstrous/Uncanny

updated: 
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:24pm
MEARCSTAPA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

MEARCSTAPA

Call for Papers

 

MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application) invites papers on any topic of Monsters/Monster theory, or the Supernatural/Uncanny for a special issue of the journal Preternature (PSU Press). The special issue will celebrate MEARCSTAPA’s tenth anniversary as an academic society dedicated to the study of the monstrous.

 

Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:19am
Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene

International Conference 

October 3-5, 2018

Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic

 

“The relationship between myth and fantasy is a particularly convoluted one. ... [B]oth words have so many meanings and applications that they can be synonyms or direct contraries.” 

(Brian Attebery, Stories about Stories)

 

Trans-Migration: Corporal, Spatial, and Symbolic

updated: 
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:36am
Animal de fondo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Trans-Migration: Corporal, Spatial, and Symbolic Mobility

 Submission deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018

Publication: March 2018

 

Affirmation of Fundamental Human Values in Literature

updated: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 9:05am
International Conference on Literature in Osijek, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Date of the conference: 2 and 3 March 2018

Conference venue: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lorenza Jägera 9, Osijek, Croatia

Deadline for proposals: 30 December 2017

Notification of acceptance by: 15 January 2018

Conference fee: 100 HRK (approx. 15 EUR)

Deadline for paying conference fee: 20 February 2018

Working language: English (and Croatian)

Deadline for submission of papers: 30 May 2018

 

REMINDER: Ecotones 3 – Indian Ocean: Ecotones, Contact Zones, and Third Spaces

updated: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 12:31am
University of Reunion Island
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Ecotones 3 – Indian Ocean: Ecotones, Contact Zones, and Third Spaces

Observatory for Indian Ocean Societies, University of Reunion Island

in partnership with EMMA (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3) and MIGRINTER (CNRS-Université de Poitiers),

"Ecotones" Program (2015-2020): Ecotones: Encounters, Crossings, and Communities

 

June 14-15, 2018

 

 

Keynote speakers:

   Meg Samuelson, University of Adelaide, Australia

   Françoise Vergès, Collège d'Etudes Mondiales, FMSH, Paris, France

Guest writers:

   Shenaz Patel

   Barlen Pyamootoo

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Call for Hispanic/Latino Book Reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 9:14am
South Texas College - Interstice
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

South Texas College’s publication Interstice is looking for Hispanic and Latino book reviews to incorporate in their upcoming 14th volume. Submissions are accepted by January 15, 2018. 

The review must adhere to the following criteria.

Armed Conflict and its Afterlives: The Uses of War in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula

updated: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 10:30am
Hispanic Studies Graduate Student Group
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Armed Conflict and its Afterlives

The Uses of War in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula

 

University of Pennsylvania

Spanish and Portuguese Department Graduate Conference

February 23rd-24th 2018

 

Keynote Addresses: Juan Pablo Dabove & Cristina Rivera Garza

 

 

Call for Papers

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 4:10pm
Brigham Young University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition.

Submissions to both the general section and the Forum should be between 3000 and 6000 words (not including the bibliography). All submissions should be double-spaced, written in English, and formatted according to the most recent MLA guidelines. Submissions should be uploaded as MS Word files through our website and online submission system. (https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/criterion/)

Literacy, Journey, and Cultural Encounter

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 3:30pm
Institute of Applied Studies in the Humanities of Mahdia, university of Monastir, Tunisia in partnership with LAD, university of Sfax
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Republic of Tunisia

The Higher Institute of Applied Studies in the Humanities, University of Monastir in partnership with “l’Association de la Creation Culturelle” and the research laboratory “Approches du Discours” (LAD), University of Sfax organize an international conference on

 

Literacy,  Journey,  and Cultural Encounter

 

Venue : The Higher Institute of Applied Studies in the Humanities of Mahdia, University of Monastir, Tunisia.

 

April 11-12-13, 2018

Horror Vacui: 5th Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese - University of Minnesota

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:15pm
Department of Spanish & Portuguese - University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

The graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our annual conference, titled ''Horror vacui: V Annual Graduate Student Conference''. The conference will take place on March 30-31, 2018 in Minneapolis. Through the Latin expression horror vacui we intend to synthesize a comprehensive Western tradition of the creation of and approach to different kinds of emptiness, be they linguistics, political, cultural, or artistic voids, whose mere existence generates anguish and, thereby, legitimizes the strategies of their occupation and suppression.

We are proud to announce the participation of the plenary speakers:

Comparative World Literature Conference: Borders, Place, and Translations

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:11pm
California State University, Long Beach, Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 2, 2018

The 53rd Annual Comparative World Literature Conference: Borders, Place, and Translations

Dates: April 25th-26th, 2018

Location: Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach

From Starbucks’ retail-branding as a “third place” between home and work to Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities, the places of our lives are simultaneously locations and conceptions. To be in a place is to do the representational work of defining that space’s affective and pragmatic borders.

ORIENTATIONS: A CONFERENCE OF NARRATIVE AND PLACE

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:47pm
University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018

We are excited to announce the CfP for Orientations: A Conference of Narrative and Place, to be held on the 30th and 31st of May 2018 at the University of Nottingham. Orientations is an interdisciplinary, international conference exploring the relationship between narrative, space, and place.

We are further delighted to announce that our first keynote will be delivered by Fiona Mozley, writer of the Booker Prize nominated novel Elmet (2017). Details regarding our second keynote will be released soon.

Thinking the Global with Literature (journal special issue)

updated: 
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:18am
New Global Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

For this literary-focussed issue of the New Global Studies journal we invite proposals for essays on any aspect of literature’s engagement with ideas of the global, from the ways in which literature’s conceptual reach may help us to think the possibilities of the planetary, to how the global literary marketplace can act as a barometer for shifting cultural norms.

The central question that this special issue poses is: how does literature help us to conceptualize the global? Secondary to this, the issue asks how literature, literary theory, and literary movements and networks may help us to shape, observe, and define what Bruce Mazlish called the ‘emerging global civil society’.

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