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Narratives of "Comfort Women" in WWII - SAMLA 89 Conference - Atlanta, GA Nov. 3-5, 2017

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:30am
Dr. Laura Barberan Reinares
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017

This panel welcomes papers analyzing fictionalized narratives of "comfort women" (military sexual slaves during WWII) in literature and/or film. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 89 theme of "High Art/Low Art" are especially welcome. By May 28, please submit a 500-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Laura Barberan Reinares, Bronx CC of the City University of New York at laubarberan@gmail.com.

Ingenium: The Making of Renaissance Genius

updated: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:49am
Judith Deitch
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

 

What was the attitude towards genius in an age that produced a great number of polymaths?  Is ingenium strictly a natural disposition, innate quality, talent or temperament? Or to what extent must this natural quality be formed through a process of education, including self-education? Papers are invited for a special session at the Neo-Latin Congress at Albacete, Spain, 29 July - 3, August 2018, that focus on a single subject who worked in Latin in the period. The theme of the congress is Humanity & Nature: Arts & Sciences in Neo-Latin Literature. Please send your abstract of 150-200 words as a Word attachment, including your name, institutional affiliation (if any), address, email, and telephone number.

MLA 2018: The “Arrival” of Jia Pingwa in World Literature: Translation and Interpretation

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:10pm
Jiwei Xiao/LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The “Arrival” of Jia Pingwa in World Literature: Translation and Interpretation

平凹贾到: 译与释

A Roundtable sponsored by the LLC Modern and Contemporary Chinese Forum for the MLA Annual Meeting in New York, Jan. 4-7, 2018.

CFP: MLA Roundtable - "Bildung Across Languages"

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:09pm
Melissa Gelinas and Jocelyn Frelier
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2017

Call for Proposals: “Bildung Across Languages”

 

MLA Convention 2018

 

New York City

January 4-7 2018

 

Global Fantastika: Special Edition of Fantastika Journal

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:09pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Global Fantastika: Special Edition

Fantastika Journal

 

“Fantastika”, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space.

Modern and Contemporary Studies Initiative (MCSI) Summer Institute

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:20pm
Penn State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

 

Announcing the first Modern and Contemporary Studies Initiative (MCSI) Summer Institute at Penn State University, Monday, June 12- Saturday, June 17, 2017

 

Director: Jonathan P. Eburne

 

About the MCSI Summer Institute:

 

The MCSI Summer Institute is a five-day (Monday morning-Friday evening) program offering graduate students and faculty the opportunity to share their current research, as well as to engage in sustained discussions of key issues and methods in the study of modern and contemporary literature, art, culture, and critical thought in a global context. 

Spanish II: Peninsular Literature after 1700

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:18pm
Isaac García-Guerrero - M/MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

This panel welcomes papers (either in English or Spanish) that explore any aspect of Peninsular Literature after 1700, including those dealing with the convention’s theme: “Artist and Activism.”  Please email abstracts of 250 words (along with your first and last names, institutional affiliation, preferred email, and paper title) to Isaac García-Guerrero at isaac.garciaguerrero@wisc.edu.  The deadline to submit proposals is April 5th, 2017.

LURe CFP

updated: 
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:03pm
Literary Undergraduate Research in English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CALL FOR PAPERS:

I am the editor-in-chief with the Literary Undergraduate Research in English (LURe) at the University of West Georgia and I am writing to inform you that we are now accepting submissions for our next issue. Here is some some information, and if you will, please forward this to professors and English students:

-    We accept UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH essays no longer than 20 pages in literature, film, cultural studies, and theory

-    The deadline is Feb. 28, 2017

Narrativizing Insecurity in South Asian Comics-- MLA 2018 Special Session Panel

updated: 
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:02pm
Modern Languages Association Convention 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This MLA special session panel invites papers that examine how contemporary South Asian comics respond to political crises or structural inequity. How do South Asian comics represent gender, caste, class and religious violence/oppression? Possible topics include but are not limited to the representation of marginalized groups' struggle for justice, vigilante heroes, the nation-state's propaganda machinery, etc.  Please send 300 word abstracts and brief bio by 15 March, 2017 to Anuja Madan (amadan@ksu.edu).

CFP: Entheogenic Religions—Proposed Panel for the 2017 American Academy of Religion Annual Conference [Boston, Nov 18-21]

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 11:56am
American Academy of Religion Annual Conference Proposed Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

We are currently soliciting papers to diversify and finalize a proposed panel for the 2017 American Academy of Religion Annual Conference. Please see below for a full description of the panel.

We are looking for additional panelists and/or someone who is interested in acting as a respondent.

Please submit paper proposals of approximately 300 words along with an abbreviated CV or short biography to the following email no later than Wednesday, February 22, 2017: entheogenicreligions@gmail.com

Final decisions will be emailed no later than Monday, February 27.

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

 

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