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.
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."
CALL FOR PAPERS – IRSCL CONGRESS 2017 (Updated September 2016)
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.
Cheryl Cowdy & Peter Cumming
Saturday, July 29 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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:
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
Saturday 3rd June 2017, School of English, University of St Andrews, UK
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 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.
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
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2017 Annual Meeting
Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands July 6-9, 2017
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?
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)
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, 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.
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.
CEA 48th Annual Conference
March 30-April 1, 2017 | Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
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:
Venue: University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Date: Thursday 13th July – Friday 14th July, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Associate Professor Eric Adams, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
Pendant les dix années qui séparent les émeutes de 2005 des attentats de 2015, une production culturelle (littéraire, cinématographique, artistique et musicale) a vu le jour en France. La jeunesse issue de l’immigration post-coloniale investit l’espace de débat public pour dire la société française, ou plus exactement une composante sociale relevant de l’espace urbain de banlieue : cette littérature lève le voile sur la ghettoïsation géographique, physique, mentale, et psychique de certaines banlieues, ainsi que sur les injustices polymorphes qui font d’elles des lieux de relégation « à perpétuité ». Elle questionne les droits réservés à ses habitants, citoyens de la France mais se trouvant pourtant en situation d’exclusion.
The Journal of Alterity Studies and World Literature (an Australian peer-reviewed online journal) invites articles for its inaugural issue. The journal focuses on issues of identity and otherness in literature, art, film, television, theatre and philosophy. We welcome articles from world literature, postcolonial, queer and feminist subjects and their intersections which provide a way to interpret literary and cultural productions.
Send articles to email@example.com Please mention in the email's subject line whether it is an article or a review.
Word Limit: Articles range from 5000–10000 words.
Reviews 1000–4000 words.
As Didier Fassin writes, the deployment of humanitarian affect creates in us “a sense of belonging to a wider moral community, whose existence is manifested through compassion towards the victims.” For this session, we invite papers that engage the theme of humanitarianism and human rights, as disseminated and made legible in the post-Cold War world novel and film. We are interested in papers that critically engage the resurgence of humanitarian affect and mobilization of empathy in the post-Cold War era—the era defined by the decline in utopian thinking and by the lack of tangible alternatives to liberal capitalism. Are human rights, as Mutua assets, simply the moral argument for the neoliberal project?
The Anthropocene: Fiction and the End(s) of Human Ecologies
Guest Editor: Robert P. Marzec
Deadline for Submissions: 1 March 2017
Major and Minor Works in World Literature--a roundtable at the annual NeMLA convention
March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore
This roundtable is organized by NeMLA world literature working group as a yearly forum for discussing theoretical and historical issues, pedagogy and curriculum, and new directions in the field of world literature. We invite world literature scholars and practitioners to take part in the meaningful dialogue on the term "world literature" and its relation to the fields of postcolonial and comparative literature, as well as to share their approaches to teaching specific courses or curriculum building. This year's theme is "major and minor works in world literature," but proposals on other topics are welcome as well.
Moving Bodies, Moving Ideologies
Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies
March 30-April 1, 2017
Ethics and Aesthetics in the Anthropocene: Writing the Environment
ACCUTE Conference Panel, Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences
27-30 May 2017, Ryerson University, Toronto Ontario
I am looking for 2-3 papers to sit on a special session for the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo 2017). The session will consider textual instances of cross-cultural contact between the Latin Christian West and "Eastern" worlds. If interested, please send short abstracts (250 words) to the listed email address. For further detail, please see the below description of the panel:
CALL FOR PAPERS
GLOBAL ASIAS 4 CONFERENCE
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
March 31-April 1, 2017