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Nick Joaquin Now: Texts, Contexts, and Approaches

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Since his death in 2004, Nick Joaquin—National Artist for Literature of the Philippines—has left readers and scholars with a body of literature which has yet to receive innovative and incisive critical attention.  

Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

updated: 
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 4:05pm
Jonathan Nash / College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Please consider submitting a proposal to this accepted panel for the 2017 Society of Early Americanists Conference (March 2-4, 2017, Tulsa, Oklahoma)

 

Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

 

Queer Italy

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:13am
Rachel Perry/ neMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Please consider submitting a proposal for the panel “Queer Italy,” part of the 2017 neMLA convention. The convention will take place in Baltimore at The Johns Hopkins University, March 23-26, 2017. 

 

Borders and Boundaries: Belonging in Contemporary German Literature

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:09am
NeMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In 2012, Germany became the second largest immigration country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, after the United States. As numbers of migrants to the EU continue to climb, debates about Germany’s status as an Einwanderungsland have become increasingly charged. The complex effects of this most recent experience are far from unprecedented in Germany’s national history, however. Throughout the latter half of the 20th century, Germany witnessed dramatic shifts not only in its population and national borders, but also in its notions of belonging, citizenship and foreignness.

Post-Post-Colonial? Time in Contemporary Postcolonial Fiction

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 11:25am
NeMLA, Baltimore March 23-26 (deadline September 30, 2016)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

48th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 23-26, 2017
Johns Hopkins University

 

Critical Issues in North African Literary and Cultural Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:54am
2017 NeMLA Convention, Baltimore, MD, March23-26
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Critical Issues in North African Literary and Cultural Studies

2017 NeMLA Convention, Baltimore, MD, March23-26

 

We are seeking papers for a session on North African literatures and cultures at the upcoming Northeast Modern Language Association Convention to be held in Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017. We welcome submissions that open original and ground-breaking avenues for the study of North Africa.

 

Intersectionality

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:54am
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Association at The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Association at The Ohio State University would like to invite abstracts from any area of medieval and early modern studies for their fourth annual conference, to be held on October 14-15, 2016 in Columbus, OH.

 

Abstracts of 250-300 words are due August 31, 2016.

 

The theme of this year’s conference is Intersectionality.

 

Abhinavgupta A re-reading

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:51am
Bhavan's Arts and Commerce College Ahmedabad India
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Details of Seminar:

Theme:

“ABHINAVGUPTA-A RE-READING

Aims/ Objectives

The aim of organizing this seminar is as follows.

CFP: ACLA Seminar 2017: Coming-of-age in the Contemporary World: New Directions

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
ACLA Conference, Utrecht University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Proposed Seminar for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

Utrecht University, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017

Seminar Organizers:
Alejandro Zamora, Glendon College, York University
Jocelyn Frelier & Mélissa Gélinas, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Coming-of-age in the Contemporary World: New Directions

           

Intersecting Global Modernism and World Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
ACLA 2017: Utrecht University, July 6-9
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

The recent global turn in modernist studies prompts timely questions about the intersections between global modernism and world literature, and the role that global modernism plays within the study of world and comparative literature. In their article “The New Modernist Studies,” Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz argued for an “expanded” vision of modernism that reconsiders canonical figures and texts, contests canonicity’s traditional limits, and redefines temporal and geographical coordinates beyond Anglophone traditions and Eurocentric frameworks.

The International Conference on Current Issues of Literature, Translation and Teaching and Learning of Languages

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:40pm
Pazoheshgaran Andishmand Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dear Researcher,

 The International Conference on Current Issues of Literature, Translation and Teaching and Learning of Languages calls for papers (Ahwaz, Iran).

 Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of literature, translation and teaching and learning of different languages and dialects in either English or Persian.

 For more details, please visit the conference website (WWW.LTLT.IR).

Please feel free to write if there is any query.

 The Conference Secretariat,
Pazhoheshgaran Andishmand Institute,
Ahwaz 61335-4619 Iran

(+98) 61-32931199

World Pictures: Rethinking Encyclopaedic Fictions (ACLA 2017, Utrecht, July 6-9)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Kiron Ward (University of Sussex)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Encyclopaedic fictions are being studied increasingly comparatively: with such studies as Hilary Clark’s The Fictional Encyclopaedia (1990), Franco Moretti’s Modern Epic (1996), Stefano Ercolino’s The Maximalist Novel (2014), and Paul St. Amour’s Tense Future (201 5), as well as forthcoming studies like Nick Levey’s Maximalism in Contemporary American Literature (2016) and Antonio Barrenechea’s America Unbound (2016), critical attention has turned to assessing the commonalities between these daunting, ambitious, totalising texts—and away from single-author approaches.

Something Stirs in the Shadows: Textualizing Horror and Theorizing the Indian (edited volume)

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:37pm
Dibyakusum Ray and Sudipto Sanyal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

There is a metaphysical gravity that pulls consciousness towards the incomprehensible darkness of ‘dread,’ like the impulse to willingly dive into the abyss, as into something utterly unknown - an analogy made famous by Kierkegaard in The Concept of Dread. But what is dread, exactly, and what are the cultural, philosophical and physical significances of a genre that uses dread as its primary structure of feeling? Is ‘horror’ even a genre? Can it be encompassing of dread, terror, angst or revulsion?

Levering Expectations: Young People and Popular Arts Culture in Africa

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:36pm
Paul Ugor and Esther de Bruijn
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 19, 2016

Since Karen Barber theorized the notion of “African popular arts” nearly thirty years ago (1987), a rich field of scholarship has developed around the term, exploring forms of local African expression by the people, for the people, and most often, about the people. The concept of African popular culture has been applied to a vast array of cultural forms in Africa ranging from Onitsha pamphlet literature to Kenyan matatu minibus inscriptions, Ghanaian Concert party theatre, Angolan hip-hop, Nollywood video films, Cameroonian detective fiction, Congolese Sapeur fashion, South African cartooning, trans-continental TV shows like Big Brother Africa, and much more.  

Writers Without Borders: US and Canadian Women Authors

updated: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 12:42pm
Rita Bode, NeMLA Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA Convention, Baltimore (23-26/03/2017)

In her study of L. M. Montgomery (1874-1942) in the “Extraordinary Canadians” series, Canadian author Jane Urquhart invokes comparisons of L. M. Montgomery’s life and work to that of her near-contemporary American peers, Edith Wharton (1862-1937), Willa Cather (1873-1947), and Mary Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930), among others. While the transatlantic connection among women writers is receiving increasing critical attention, the literary relationships among American and Canadian women writers offer a relatively recent area for scholarly explorations of the influences and alignments crossing North America.

CFP -- Louis Owens: New Critical Perspectives

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:30pm
Arizona State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Louis Owens (1948-2002) was one of the major voices of contemporary Native American literature and scholarship. His work includes five acclaimed novels, scholarly studies, and some one hundred essays.  The extensive oeuvre Owens produced includes writing on themes of mixed-blood identities, working-class life, travel, western American landscapes, the environment, survivance, tricksters, story-telling, and memory.  Owens was a scholar of international stature on John Steinbeck, a writer whose realism strongly influenced his own fiction.    

International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:28pm
European Scientific Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 2, 2016

The “LLC – International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture” is a peer reviewed journal which accepts high quality research articles. It is a quarterly published international journal and is available to all researchers who are interested in publishing their scientific achievements. We welcome submissions focusing on theories, methods and applications in Linguistics, Literature and Culture, both articles and book reviews. All articles must be in English.

 

http://ijllc.eu/

Maïssa Bey: Two Decades of Creativity (1996-2016).

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:28pm
Houda HAMDI
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

(Appel en français à lire en bas)

Maïssa Bey: Two Decades of Creativity (1996-2016).

 Call for contributions: Edited volume. 

FOLK NARRATIVES AND CULTURES OF THE NORTHEAST

updated: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:55am
Subashish Bhattacharjee and Mandika Sinha
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We are inviting submissions for a forthcoming edited volume that analyse and survey folk narratives from India’s Northeast. The eight north-eastern states—Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, Assam, Manipur and Sikkim—have a wealth of narratives that are likely to function as alternative history beyond the generic cultural and geographical assumptions of the history of the Northeast as part of a ‘greater’ Indian history. The polyphonic potential of these narratives can be explored in multiple ways including historical, literary, sociological and political, but not exclusively such.

CFP: ACLA-Seminar 2017: Materiality and Affect of Reading

updated: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:37am
ACLA (Utrecht, July 6-9 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Proposed Seminar for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) in Utrecht, The Netherlands (July 6-9, 2017)

Convenors:

Luisa Banki, University of Wuppertal (banki@uni-wuppertal.de)

Franziska Humphreys, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (humphreys@msh-paris.fr)

 

Materiality and Affect of Reading

Rethinking Political Cinema

updated: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:35am
ACLA 2017: Utrecht University, July 6-9 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Since its emergence, cinema has been preoccupied with the relationship between film and politics, and across its long history filmmakers have explored the relationship between film and social change. This history seemed to reach its apogee in the 1960s with the global explosion of radical filmmakers intent on exploring cinema’s revolutionary capacities. Of these movements, Godard’s political modernist cinema and Latin American third cinema are the most well-known and have since come to stand as both the height and limit of a politically committed film practice.

THE INTERFACE OF LITERATURE AND ECONOMY (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:19pm
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

13–15 December 2016
Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea

The world has entered into the age of universal economic crisis. In this second decade of the twenty-first century, the long shadow of economic downturn and instability looms over not only traditionally underdeveloped countries and regions, but the superpowers of global economy, such as the US, the EU, and China. At the time when economy is at once a global priority and the source of worldwide anxiety, fear, and uncertainty, and when economic crisis seems to accelerate the crisis of humanities and higher education, the ELLAK will organize an international forum to reconfigure the interface of literature and economy and redefine the social parameters of literary studies.

Constructing Indian National Identity in Literature and Film (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
Dr. Abby Bardi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

In 1947, the nation of India was formed as an imagined community whose literalness immediately became vividly and at times tragically apparent. The creation of the independent state of India conferred a unified national identity on a place whose phenomenal diversity is manifested in over 1,700 languages as well as an infinitely complex cultural, social, and religious heritage.

ACLA 2017: Poetry After Europe: Geopolitical Poetics in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Poetry After Europe: Geopolitical Poetics in the 21st Century [or does the subtitle dilute the force of “Poetry After Europe?”]

 

Organizers:

  • Walt Hunter (Clemson University)
  • Shirley Lau Wong (Westfield State University)

 

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