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Prison, Borders, and Piplines: Toward a Queer Abolitionist Movement

updated: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:03am
University of North Carolina, Asheville Queer Studies Conference 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Call for Papers and Presentations

UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference 2018

April 5-7, 2018, Asheville, NC

Prisons, Borders, and Pipelines:
Toward a Queer Abolitionist Movement

(EXTENDED DEADLINE) Vol 7, No 1 (2018): "Muddied Waters: Decomposing the Anthropocene"

updated: 
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 3:26pm
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 3, 2017

EXTENDED DEADLINE! (November 3, 2017)

Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies & Thought

CALL FOR PAPERS: Vol 7, No 1 (2018): “Muddied Waters: Decomposing the Anthropocene”

“Progress means: humanity emerges from its spellbound state no longer under the spell of progress as well, itself nature, by becoming aware of its own indigenousness to nature and by halting the mastery over nature through which nature continues its mastery.” — Theodor Adorno, “Progress” (p. 62)

“This future is unthinkable. Yet here we are, thinking it.” — Timothy Morton, Dark Ecology (p. 1)

HONG KONG STUDIES - Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:50pm
Hong Kong Studies (Chinese University Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hong Kong Studies (Chinese University Press) is now accepting articles and reviews written in English or traditional Chinese for a general issue of the journal, tentatively scheduled for publication in June 2018. Hong Kong Studies is the first bilingual academic journal to focus on Hong Kong from an interdisciplinary perspective. 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.

The Meaning of Food Interdisciplinary Conference on Representations of Food in the Arts & Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:09am
Elon University, Wake Forest University, HighPoint University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

The Meaning of Food Interdisciplinary Conference on Representations of Food in the Arts & Humanities

Monday, March 26 to Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Call for Presentations: DEADLINE EXTENDED

All proposals are due October 20th, 2017 (11:59 pm EST)

Visit our conference website for more details: http://meaningoffoodconference.com

Gathering Diversities through Contestation and Coalition

updated: 
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:18am
CACLALS (Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CACLALS at Congress 2018
University of Regina (Regina, Saskatchewan)
Proposals due 15 January 2018
Gathering Diversities through Contestation and Coalition

In conjunction with the annual Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, CACLALS (the Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies) will host its annual conference from May 26-28, 2018, at the University of Regina, in Regina, Saskatchewan.

38th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures

updated: 
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:16am
University of Cincinnati
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

38th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures

Faculty and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for papers dealing with all areas and aspects of Romance Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Proposals on Film, Popular Culture, Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, Digital Humanities, and Non-canonical approaches to literature are especially welcome.

Individual presentations will be limited to 20 minutes and they will be accepted in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, or Italian. For consideration, please submit an abstract or panel proposal including:

Essays on Identity and Social Justice

updated: 
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:16am
Diálogos Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Call for Papers

 

Diálogos Journal is a non-profit international publication on identity and social justice, based in Toronto, Canada. We are dedicated to fostering inter-cultural exchange of ideas and experiences, aimed at building understanding in Canada and internationally.

 

With this in mind, we invite you to submit essays and photojournalism for our print issue, which will be published in January 2018. For the upcoming issue, we are looking forward to reading research-based submissions providing insight on a wide range of subjects, such as race, ethnicity, gender, collective memory, migration policies.

“The Rest” Writes Back: Collapse of the Empire

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:45pm
Esmaeil Zeiny/ National university of Malaysia & La Trobe University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

 

“The Rest” Writes Back: Collapse of the Empire

Edited Volume on Petrofiction

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:28pm
Stacey Balkan, Swaralipi Nandi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Oil Fictions: World literature and our Contemporary Petrosphere

 

ANAFORA journal – Call for Papers 2017-18

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:27pm
Sanja Runtic
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Call for Papers

 

Anafora, an international journal published by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, invites contributions for the upcoming special issue 4.1 on theory, criticism, and pedagogy of adaptation and the 2018 issues 5.1 and 5.2. 

Call for papers and/or creative writing

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:26pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The quint’s thirty seventh 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 November 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.

What is the Absurd? (NeMLA 2018 - Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:40pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018

For a time, the Absurd was one of the chief literary movements of the day. When Martin Esslin published The Theatre of the Absurd he would frame various emerging playwrights such as Ionesco, Beckett and Pinter under one label. Though they would reject the term, the notion of the Absurd stuck and would invite a flurry of criticism from the academic world.

REMINDER: NEMLA 2018: Reading and Writing the Body in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:58pm
Délice Williams | NEMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Two trends in ecocritical approaches to narrative form the basis of this proposed session on Reading & Writing the Body in the Anthropocene. The first is the proliferation of the term Anthropocene itself, which not only attempts to name an epoch but also seems to have become a kind of shorthand for a constellation of political, social, scientific and economic concerns related to our understanding of human impact on the environment. The second trend is the so-called “material turn” in the environmental humanities, a shift that, as Serenella Iovino and Serpil Oppermann observe, has brought “increasing attention” to the imbrications of meaning, narrative and material realities in the larger conversation on literature and the environment (Iovino 550).

“Oh, the humanity”: Humanitarian Reason, Humanitarian Narratives

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:13pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, 26-29 May 2018

“Oh, the humanity”: Humanitarian Reason, Humanitarian Narratives

Contemporary Hispanic Cultural Productions

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 12:20pm
Revista Liberia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Revista Liberia also is accepting submissions for its regular issue, which will published in spring 2018. This edition invites papers which take an interdisciplinary approach to studies of contemporary Hispanic literature, visual culture and history. In addition to critical essays, we are seeking interviews, creative pieces and book reviews.  Please send to ketz@lasalle.edu or jmgomez@iona.edu.

Victorian Sea Fiction: Unbounded Identities in a Bounded World

updated: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:53pm
Northeast MLA (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

Last call! This panel aims to use the framework of oceanic studies to interrogate Victorian sea fiction. We welcome work on nineteenth-century writers across the Anglophone world, though could be open to works in other languages. We are particularly looking for works that do not fall into traditional nationalist canons of literature or works that epitomize transnational networks of culture, empire, and economics.

Reminder: Destabilizing Acts of Witnessing (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 8:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In the face of violence, acts of witness are crucial to reaffirm the humanity of those that have been dehumanized, rebuild social worlds, and assert new communal bonds. At the same time, efforts at witnessing are fraught with risk. Personal testimonies may increase feelings of isolation instead of yielding catharsis. Writers, scholars, and artists who strive to represent acts of violence risk turning suffering into spectacle and re-inscribing binaries of agency versus victimhood. No act of witness can encompass a person’s experience; there is always more to know than any narrative or representation could portray.

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, Yale University, April 6, 2018

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 4:29pm
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.

Acta Iassyensia Comparationis No. 21 (1/2018): FAITH AND TREASON / FOI ET TRAHISON

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:12pm
Department of Comparative Literature of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

The Editorial Board of Acta Iassyensia Comparationis,an 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 21 (1/2018), devoted to the CREDINŢĂ ŞI TRĂDARE  / FAITH AND TREASON / FOI ET TRAHISONtheme. Our invitation addresses first and foremost the (world & comparative) literature specialists, but we also welcome contributions dealing with the announced theme signed by professionals from other humanistic fields.

The deadline for the submission of articles and book reviews is December 15, 2017.

Mazaa: Rethinking fun and pleasure in South Asia

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 2:45pm
Brandeis University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mazaa: Rethinking Fun and Pleasure in South Asia

 

Call for Papers

 

March 23, 2018

Brandeis University

 

We invite papers from advanced graduate students and junior scholars from any discipline for a one-day workshop to be held at Brandeis University that addresses fun, pleasure and play, with an eye towards rethinking the role of the critic in relation to her object of study in South Asian Studies more broadly.

Ecofictions and Ecorealities of Latin America and the Hispanic/Latino- a/Latinx Worlds

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:04pm
Ana María Mutis / Trinity University, Elizabeth Pettinaroli / Rhodes College, Ilka Kressner /SUNY Albany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2017

We invite contributions to an edited volume on comparative ecocritical studies of Latin American writing, film visual art, and performance that address the topic of ecological violence. How do writers, filmmakers, visual, performance artists, and practitioners of other forms of material culture conceptualize, visualize, and describe ecological vulnerability and insecurity? What are their strategies to convey the acts of violence on the environment that, as Rob Nixon explains in his definition of “slow violence”, are all too often invisible because they are “dispersed across time and space”? Which forms of expression are chosen, alongside and beyond conventional genres, to help apprehend ecological destruction and threats?

CFP: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2018

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
Laura Barrio-Vilar / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

The general conference theme is “bridges,” so we are especially interested in presentations that build bridges between and among texts, disciplines, people, cultures, media, languages, and generations.

Indigenous Ecomedia

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:02pm
Association for the Study of Literature & Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

CFP: Indigenous Ecomedia  
for the ASLE off-year symposium A Clockwork Green: Ecomedia in the Anthropocene.

Rethinking Nature: Literary Studies in a Age of Ecological Crisis

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:45pm
University of Ottawa, Department of English Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Rethinking Nature: Literary Studies in an Age of Ecological Crisis

Department of English Eleventh Graduate Student Conference

University of Ottawa

9-11 March 2018

REMINDER: Space and Psyche in Contemporary Latinx/Latin American Culture (NeMLA Pittsburgh 2018)

updated: 
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:26am
Thomas Conners, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the relationship between space and psyche in contemporary Latinx and Latin American texts. With movement across the Americas in constant flux, Latin American and Latinx literatures offer insights into this border-crossing psyche, with recent novels depicting the diverse reactions subjects exhibit in forming, surviving, and thriving. For example, the heroine of Yuri Herrera’s Señales que precederán al fin del mundo (2011) comes to terms with her subjectivity in her journey north, while the journalist of Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Insensatez (2004) finds his conception of self shaken after his move.

The Ethics of World Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA_
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

World Literature Forum:  The Ethics of World Literature

NeMLA/ Pittsburgh, PA/ April 12-15, 2018

Deadline:  September 30, 2017

 

The World Literature Working Group of NeMLA invites submissions to participate in a roundtable discussion at next year's NeMLA convention, where the keynote speaker at this conference will be Rob Nixon, author of Slow Violence:  The Environmentalism of the Poor.  

Globalization and Cultural Production in the Maghreb

updated: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:20am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NEMLA convention (April 12-15, 2018; Pittsbugh, PA)
Globalization and Cultural Production in the Maghreb

Session Chairs:
Alexandra Gueydan-Turek (Swarthmore College)
Neil Doshi (University of Pittsburgh)

How to Make a Minority: Nationalism and Identity in the Postcolonial World

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:47pm
Maryam Wasif Khan/ ACLA Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

While much of the Anglophone world remains transfixed on the rise of the majoritarian right in the United States and Britain, little attention is paid to the nationalist politics that have defined daily existence in states such as Pakistan and India, or Egypt, Turkey and parts of the Middle East through the dialectic of minoritization in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This panel is interested in the cultural apparatus—literature, media, museums etc.—that has become indispensable in the making of national identities in the postcolonial state. What are the systems of “social reference,” to use Edward Said’s phrase, that enable the construction of a volk, of the people who constitute the nation?

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