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Teaching Anime and Manga

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session proposes to look at what has been a persistent but under-represented section of comics studies: manga (Japanese comics), and associated with it, anime (Japanese animation). Access to anime and manga is pervasive: one distributor, CrunchyRoll, has one million yearly paying subscribers, providing electronic access to 50 manga titles translated into English, and 800 anime titles. In partnership with United States distributors such as Viz and Funimation, the vast majority of those anime titles are dubbed into English, making language much less of a barrier of access for teachers–as well as students.

Wanted: Critical and Creative Works on the Theme of Embodied Experience

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:21pm
Body of Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

A new online journal is seeking critical and creative work related to the theme of embodied experience. Essays, reviews, short prose, poetry, and author interviews are all welcome; see below for more detailed guidelines, plus a list of specific titles for which reviews are especially welcome.

Bold Women - Special Issue of eTropic

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:19pm
James Cook Univesrity
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Etropic Call for papers: Bold Women Write Back

CALL FOR PAPERS: Bold Women Write Back

 Special Issue Volume 16, No 2, 2017

Submission deadline: 30 Sept 2017

BOLD WOMEN WRITE BACK

CATR2018: Call for Organizers of Curated Sessions

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:17pm
Canadian Association for Theatre Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Canadian Association for Theatre Research / L’association canadienne de la recherche théâtrale (CATR/ACRT)

Kingston, Ontario @ Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts, Queen’s University

Tuesday 29 May – Friday 1 June 2018

 

 

Call for Organizers: Working Groups, Curated Panels, Seminars, Workshops,

and Praxis Events

 

DEADLINE 30 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

REMINDER: Modernism's World Languages

updated: 
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 7:45am
NeMLA 2018: Pittsburgh, PA (April 12-15)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

As Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz indicate in their article “The New Modernist Studies,” recent trends in modernist studies have operated a radical revision of the term “modernism,” moving away from the idea that modernism is confined to a single place (Europe, North America, and the West in general) or a single time (roughly 1890-1940). As the map of “transnational” and “global” modernisms expands, ever more attention has been given to new languages, phenomena of bilingualism and multilingualism, and translation as a fundamental practice in modernist writing (Yao, Rogers).

GLOBAL AFRICA: HUMAN MIGRATION, THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, AND THE FUTURE

updated: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:31am
NEW YORK AFRICAN(A) STUDIES ASSOCIATION
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS / ABSTRACTS

43rd Annual Conference of the

NEW YORK AFRICAN(A) STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Seton Hall University, NJ

April 13 – 14, 2018

 

THEME: GLOBAL AFRICA: HUMAN MIGRATION, THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, AND THE FUTURE

Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:58am
Carolyn Fornoff
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the past decade, film studies has increasingly taken up the question of the environment and climate change (Rust, Monani, Cubit; Narine; Pick and Narraway). However, the question of “nature” has yet to be comprehensively theorized from the perspective of Latin American cinema. This edited volume proposes to begin to fill this gap by bringing together scholarship that explores Latin American films (from any time period) that foreground the nonhuman. We are specifically interested in thinking about why the past decade has generated an unprecedented boom in ecologically oriented films (both documentaries and fiction) throughout Latin America. How do these films dialogue with or push back against broader theories in ecocriticism?

Native American Narratives in a Global Context

updated: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:56am
Transmotion
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Native American Narratives in a Global Context

 

Special Issue to Appear in Transmotion

 

Deadline for Abstracts: 1st October 2017

 

Cinematic, Literary and General Interest Works Wanted

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:48pm
Cinematic Codes Review / Pennsylvania Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

General submissions are invited for two of Anaphora's journals. PLJ focuses on literary theory, as well as fiction stories, poetry and other creative and non-fiction works. CCR surveys various visual and audio mediums, including film and music. Critical essays, book or film reviews, creative works, art, illustrations, photography, and various other types of projects are invited. Contributors can be academics, graduate students or professionals in the relevant fields. General interest projects on business, agriculture, pop culture, and the like are also of interest. You can see excerpts from the journals on Anaphora's website and in the Amazon LookInsides of the issues. Each issue is available in print, and as EBSCO and ProQuest ebooks.

South Asia and the Environmental Legacies of Modernization

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:42pm
Joya John
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

 

This CFP begins from the assumption that modernity and modernization have had deeply contested legacies in the Global South.  While postcolonial frames have elaborated several rich possibilities to engage with these legacies, we are interested in papers that interrogate and/or extend postcolonial frameworks for thinking about modernization and modernity from the perspective of environmental and ecological questions.

 

Papers can include but are not limited to some of the following themes.

En Route: Travel, Transport, Transit

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:32pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Accounts of migration and displacement often focus on the bounded terrains of specific cities and the navigation of certain rooted sites, places of origin and/or destination. At the same time, cartographic and spatial terminology (e.g. “mapping,” “space,” “place,” “orientation”) are used in increasingly metaphorical ways, at the possible expense of more historical and/or materialist approaches to theorizing the global, the planetary, and the transnational. This panel invites contributors to examine the affective as well as material dimensions of being ‘in transit,’ the enabling condition of more familiar narrative tropes of exile, migration, travel and displacement.

Submissions open for Parentheses Journal Issue 2

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:21am
Parentheses Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Parentheses Journal, a collaborative venture in the quest for sharing art, operates on the quintessence of art for the sake of art. Our journal seeks to welcome hybrid and experimental work from across genres. For Issue 2, we seek artwork (illustrations, photography, painting, et cetera), poetry and short fiction.

Give us your dailies, the mundane still life, tales spurned out of your clay, restless thoughts, unanswered plurals from across coasts and climes. Send up to 5 pieces in any genre. Simultaneous submissions welcome. 

CFP: Afropolitan Literature as World Literature (edited collection, Bloomsbury Publishing)

updated: 
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:20am
Bloomsbury Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Afropolitanism currently inflects many academic and popular conversations about African literature. The term is mobilized to celebrate African influence in the world and to characterize the proliferation of African literature that is disconnected from the daily lives of average people residing on the continent. It refuses victimhood for Africans in the wake of patronizing representations by the likes of CNN, BBC, and KONY 2012 and sells a version of Africa ready-made for western reading tastes.  It represents a formidable ideology formulated by Achille Mbembe, among others, and a way to sell $30 novelty T-shirts to American hipsters.

Call for Papers International Seminar on “Narratives of Violence and Terror in South Asia” 16-18 November, 2017 at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

updated: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 12:46pm
Department of English, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong - 793022, Meghalaya, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 22, 2017

“Terrorism will spill over if you don’t speak up” – Malala Yousafzai

Terror and violence have become markers of the times that we live in. Violence has become endemic in all walks of life. We experience violence at home and outside, both in private and public spheres. Violence manifests in different forms - as domestic, caste, communal, ethnic, racial, gender, national and state violence. In its extreme form, violence takes the form of terror and threatens human security. Practically no country or community appears to be safe in the post-9/11 world that we live in.

Evil in the Written Word: Violent Narrators in Contemporary Latin American Fiction

updated: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:40am
Margarita Jacome. Loyola University Maryland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Call for Papers

Evil in the Written Word: Violent Narrators in Contemporary Latin American Fiction 

The topic of violence has been of significant importance in Spanish American literature. Brutal dictatorships, revolutionary wars, drug-related violence, and guerrilla warfare have left a strong imprint on contemporary Spanish American literature. Despite this, there are few literary works presented through the point of view of the perpetrator of violence and told in his or her voice. Consequently, few studies investigate the construction of these voices and analyze the effect of this narrative design in the literature of violence.

PRECARITY, POPULISM AND POST-TRUTH POLITICS

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 4:25am
University of Cordoba, Spain and Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

PRECARITY, POPULISM AND POST-TRUTH POLITICS

 

                                         1-3 February 2018

                                      Universidad de Córdoba, Spain

 

  In collaboration with Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow, India

 

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2018 Panel: West African Women's Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 1:01am
Thomas Jay Lynn / Penn State Berks
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The passing in 2017 of Nigerian and Igbo novelist Buchi Emecheta, whose life and fiction memorably dramatize the deeply-rooted obstacles to women's emancipation and the strength and intelligence of women to face such obstacles, occasions a consideration of West African women writers. This NeMLA 2018 panel seeks to consider a variety of authors that might include Emecheta Flora Nwapa, Efua Sutherland, Ama Ata Aidoo, Mariama Ba, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and others. The works of such authors raises many vital questions that are relevant today. We will ask what common threads are found in West African women's writing and what conflicts, challenges, and successes of women may be associated with West African space and its societies.

NeMLA 2018 - “Being in Love and Being Loved: Woman in Latin American Literature”

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 2:28pm
Dr. María Cristina Campos Fuentes, DeSales University / 49th Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Pittsburgh, PA / April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel will explore the concepts and stereotypes that lay behind the vision of love expressed by Latin American authors. Its purpose is to create a dialogue about writers’ depictions of love and womanhood and how those ideas reflect, renew, or challenge Latin American societies. Comparative or feminist approaches in Spanish/English/Portuguese are suitable, but other approaches would also be considered.                

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2017, to Session ID #16643

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website:

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16643  

 

 

NeMLA 2018 - “Reasoning Voices: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century French Writers”

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 2:27pm
Dr. Stéphane Natan, Rider University / 49th Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Pittsburgh, PA / April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophies proposed by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We will discuss their personal ideas, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century authors will include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. The method of analysis is open.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2017, to Session ID #16642

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website:

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16642

 

NeMLA Panel_"Culture, Imperialism, Capital: Said and Marx against the Grain"

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 1:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In 1993, Edward Said published—to great acclaim and critical discussion—what would come to be considered a signal achievement: Culture and Imperialism. Twenty-five years onward, Said’s text remains central to literary work from postcolonial studies to the Victorian novel, the New Historicism to World literature. Its endurance, it would seem, lay in its breadth: the magnitude of Said’s intervention, its power of synthesis, its inventive critical modes.

"Writing Hong Kong": Call for Submissions

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:42pm
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

1 July 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China. This year also happens to be the tenth anniversary of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. And so while we are immensely proud of the work from and about Asia we normally publish, we felt that to commemorate these two events it was time to take a closer look at the city we call home and love: Hong Kong.

(Un)Ethical Futures: Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction

updated: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:19am
Monash University & University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 13, 2017

(UN)ETHICAL FUTURES: UTOPIA, DYSTOPIA AND SCIENCE FICTION

16 & 17 December 2017 

With pre-conference activities for postgraduate students on 15 December 2017

 

Hosted by Monash University in Melbourne, Australia

Organised by Monash University and the University of Warwick with funding provided by the Monash Warwick Alliance

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline: 13 August 2017

 

Postcolonial Queers: Representations, Remediations, Revolutions (NeMLA18 Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 11:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The convergence of queer studies with postcolonial theory aims, at its core, to interrogate discourses that created hegemonic and binary categories that in turn became eventual grounds for the historical racialization of sexuality and the sexualization of race. By seeking to destabilize conventions of normalcy, tradition, and power, postcolonial queer studies puts forward non-normative and non-Western conceptions of race, sexuality, and gender that negotiate the spectrum where universalizing neoliberal, White, and predominantly gay love exists on one end; and where the exoticizing, orientalist homogenization of the “Other” exists on the other.

Of Tattoos, Piercings, and Other Augmentations: The Modified Body in Literature and Culture (NeMLA18 Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:58am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the last few decades, body modification in its many forms and guises has experienced an apparent visibility, appropriation, and revivalism in mainstream media and culture. Spanning centuries of history, body modification can range in intensity and craftsmanship from “normal” (such as earlobe piercings or bodybuilding) to “hardcore” (such as full bodysuit tattoos, surgical modifications, transdermal implants, and even amputations).

Global Status of Women and Girls Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:47am
Christopher Newport University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 3, 2017

Christopher Newport University (VA) seeks abstracts for the forthcoming conference on the "Global Status of Women and Girls." Please see URL (http://globalstatusofwomen-conf.org) for detailed information. The dealine for abstract submissions is September 3rd, 2017. 

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