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Rooted: Legacies of Recovery and (Re)Memory in Cultural Production of the Black Diaspora

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:10am
Howard University Graduate English Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2017

Rooted: Legacies of Recovery and (Re)Memory in Cultural Production of the Black Diaspora

“To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.”—Simone Weil
“My obsessions stay the same—historical memory and historical erasure.” –Natasha Trethewey

Coolies and the Legacy of Indentureship

updated: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:14am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

At the “East Indians in the Caribbean Conference” in Trinidad in 1979, Sam Selvon disarmingly titled his opening address “Three into One Can’t Go—East Indian, Trinidadian or West Indian.” He presented the contradictions apparent in competing discourses of identification as the descendants of Indian indentured labourers sought to define themselves in their national and regional contexts. Selvon’s underlying question of how (formerly) indentured labourers establish a sense of belonging in their new environment is applicable to other sites of indentureship like Guyana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Suriname, and Fiji. Another identifying label that should be added to Selvon’s triad is coolie, a pejorative that some Indians have sought to reclaim.

Call for Essays -- Edited Volume on Iranian Diaspora Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:16am
Persis Karim, San Jose State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Beyond Geography: Situating the Global Iranian Diaspora -- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
edited by Dr. Persis Karim, San Jose State University 

Cfp VERBEIA JOURNAL OF ENGLISH AND SPANISH STUDIES

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:13am
VERBEIA. JOURNAL OF ENGLISH AND SPANISH STUDIES/ Faculty of Education Camilo José Cela University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 

Verbeia is an international open-access scientific journal dealing with two philological fields:

On one hand, the different fields of literary research both in Hispanic Philology (Spanish and Latin-American) and English-Speaking Philology: narrative, poetry, literary theory and criticism, Literature applied to Education and Comparative Literature. Literature and cinema. Verbeia also considers, after the steady rise of cultural studies, contributions into such a field as well as a meeting point between cultural studies and literature.

Taking Drugs Literally — Troping the Human and Turning a Phrase

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:08am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A satirical post on a bulletin board in a hallway of a university arts building condemns the literary genius — citing Shakespeare, Coleridge, Yeats, Baudelaire, Poe, Hemingway, the Beats, and others — for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, proposing that we take anti-doping measures to cull the canon of those who would cheat at their craft.  Jesting aside, however, such satire points not only toward the near-ubiquity of psychotropic plant use to the literary imagination, but also to the cultural expectation placed upon the artist to trope, to turn the mind as well as the word.

Migrant Literatures, Refugee Poetics

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:06am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities 2017, Ryerson University May 27-30

Migrant Literatures, Refugee Poetics

A 'Divided' Kingdom: Poetics of Difference in the Medieval British Isles

updated: 
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 4:51pm
Medieval Makars Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In studying the work of the medieval Scottish makars, the consideration of the relationship between Scotland and England is a crucial part of establishing a distinctly Scottish expression of nationhood. Though there is much to discuss regarding the tensions that arise between these two countries in particular, this panel aims to explore the notion of difference within the British Isles on a broader scale, encouraging the study of resistance to the English literary hegemony, as articulated by voices of other bordering nations.

South African Studies and the Post-liberation Imaginary

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:02am
ACLA American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Utrect, July 6-9, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

In his Specters of Marx, first published in France a year before South Africa’s first free elections, Jacques Derrida wrote that "the historic violence of Apartheid can always be treated as a metonymy. In its past as well as in its present. By diverse paths . . . one can always decipher through its singularity so many other kinds of violence going on in the world. At once part, cause, effect, example . . . what is happening there translates to what takes place here, always here, wherever one is and wherever one looks, closest to home."

Humor and Satire in Contemporary Latin American Poetry

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:00am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Contemporary Latin American poets have used satire and humor to comment upon the social and political realities of their countries as well as for their own pure and often mischievous pleasure, a special brand of art for art's sake. This panel will examine the wealth of techniques Latin American poets have practiced from palimpsest to word play, irony to black humor, hyperbole to double entendre, juxtaposition and collage, to name but the most prominent.

The Archipelagic Turn and the Future of Literary and Cultural Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:00am
Elena Lahr-Vivaz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

We are now accepting abstracts for a panel to be held at the 2017 meeting of NEMLA (Northeastern Modern Language Association) in Baltimore, Maryland (March 23-26, 2017) titled "The Archipelagic Turn and the Future of Literary and Cultural Studies."

IRSCL Congress 2017 - Intersections of Children's Literature & Childhood Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:00am
International Research Society for Children's Literature Congress 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

                                                                          CALL FOR PAPERS – IRSCL CONGRESS 2017 (Updated September 2016)


Congress 2017
The 23rd Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature will be hosted by the Children’s Studies Program, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University in Toronto, Canada.

Congress Co-Convenors
Cheryl Cowdy & Peter Cumming

Congress Dates
Saturday, July 29 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sea Crossings: the Global Migrant/Refugee Crisis

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 10:10am
NeMLA 48th Annual Convention, March 24-27, Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel considers the centrality of the space of the sea in the contemporary global migrant/refugee crisis. We invite papers that explore the complexities of the current crisis by addressing issues such as global capitalism, national violence and religious persecution, race and gender, sexual trafficking, precarious labor, and migratory law.  Papers may address current and historical crossings, and they may consider various bodies of water, such as the Mediterranean Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea, etc.  Papers that take a cross-disciplinary or interdisciplinary approach are welcome.

To submit an abstract, please go to the NeMLA site:

Rules of Engagement: Art, Process, Protest

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:11am
ASAP/Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

 

Call for Papers: ASAP/Journal Special Issue

Rules of Engagement:

Art, Process, Protest

Special Issue Editors: Melissa Lee, Jonathan P. Eburne, Amy J. Elias

Essay Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017

 

David Mitchell Conference 2017: Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:09am
University of St Andrews, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

David Mitchell Conference 2017: Call for Papers
Saturday 3rd June 2017, School of English, University of St Andrews, UK

Ethnic Literature and the African Focus: The Third International Symposium on Ethnic Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:09am
Hangzhou Dianzi University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016

The development of ethnic literature epitomizes the complex relationship among literature, culture, and politics in a society. The recent immigration crisis from Asia and Africa to Europe has posed new questions for academia. Are current theories on ethnicity, race, and nationality still helpful in explaining the identity of these migrants? What do ethnicity and ethnic literature mean at this historical juncture?  How do we view the relationship among ethnic literature, diaspora, and globalization?

Animism in a Planetary Frame

updated: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 3:47pm
ACLA Annual Meeting, Utrecht, July 6-9 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Animism has been making something of a comeback. While animism remains an umbrella term for a range of local practices which invest non-human matter with spirit, recent work (Garuba, Harvey, Rooney, Taussig, Vivieros de Castro) has emphasised this investment as a relational way of being with “other-than-human persons.” In light of our growing—if continually disavowed—awareness of ecological crisis, the purpose of this panel is to suggest that “new animism” has an insistently “planetary” (Spivak, Wenzel) or “cosmopolitical” (Stengers) bearing.

(Extra)ordinary China: Practices of the Everyday

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:38am
University of Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

University of Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference 2017 CFP

(Extra)ordinary China: practices of the everyday

 

Wednesday 11th January to Thursday 12th January 2017, Dickson Poon China Centre Building, University of Oxford

http://extraordinarychina.wixsite.com/extraordinarychina/call-for-papers

 

ACLA 2017: Derrida’s Interviews: As If in Person

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:37am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

 

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2017 Annual Meeting

Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands July 6-9, 2017

 

CFP “Refugees and Literature”

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:00am
Sladja Blazan, Wuerzburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Perhaps nothing dominates our current times like the global refugee situation. The sheer number of people seeking a safe place to live is overwhelming. As this is happening in an information society, a large part of the global population is conditioned by media images of refugee camps and refugee routes. Most people in this world are currently either refugees themselves or witness to a refugee crisis. How does this affect literature?

ACLA 2017: The Transnational Markets of Literary and Artistic Nationalisms in the Long 19th Century

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:58am
Levente T. Szabó
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

CfP: The Transnational Markets of Literary and Artistic Nationalisms in the Long 19th Century

 

Proposed seminar for the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association at Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017

Organizer: Levente T. Szabó (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)

tszabo.levente@ubbcluj.ro, tszabolevente@gmail.com

 

Topics of a lesser grade. For a politics of the ‘leftovers’ in literature

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:58am
Echinox Journal / Les cahiers Echinox
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Caietele Echinox / Echinox Journal / Les Cahiers Echinox

Babeş – Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

www.phantasma.lett.ubbcluj.ro / Caietele Echinox

Volume 33/ 2017

 

Topics of a lesser grade. For a politics of the ‘leftovers’ in literature

(Sujets dépourvus d'importance. Pour une politique du résiduel en littérature

Subiecte de mică importanţă. Pentru o politică a restului în literature)

City, Space and Literature (Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry 3.2; deadline Oct 15, 2016)

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:56am
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

CITY, SPACE AND LITERATURE (Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry, Vol 3 No 2)

Guest Editors: Anuparna Mukherjee (Australian National University) and Arunima Bhattacharya (University of Leeds)

 

Imperial expansion in the late nineteenth century brought the phenomenon of the modern urban metropolis to the peripheral colonies. Urban modernism was appropriated in the discourse of settler colonialism in distinct and diverse ways. In the context of the colonial, the ‘urban’ and ‘modern’ opened up heterogeneous places of cultural contact which facilitated complex formulations of race and class along the lines of socio-economic, political and aesthetic categories.

It's about la "Terre" in Literature and Film Narratives

updated: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 5:28pm
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) - Utrecht, July 6-9, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

This seminar invites proposals by scholars interested in contemporary literary works or film narratives including the emerging disciplines of Ecocriticism, Ecofiction, or Ecolit, which solicit “la terre,” its associations or byproducts as central and significant themes, to address or revisit matters of human existence, whether personal, regional, or of a global nature.

Native American Literature (CEA 48th Annual Conference March 30-April 1, 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:53am
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CEA 48th Annual Conference

March 30-April 1, 2017   |  Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

Theme:  Islands

 

Special Topics Panel(s): Native American Literature

This special topics panel on Native American Literature invites papers on all aspects of indigenous literatures of Native North America. Papers that address issues related to the indigenous peoples of what is now South Carolina are particularly welcome, as are those that address the conference theme, Islands. 

 

General Information on CEA Conference:

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