This panel focuses on the autobiographical narratives of the Global South with a particular attention to those produced during popular revolts and regime-changing uprisings, like the fall of the dictatorships in Latin America, the demise of Apartheid in South Africa, and, more recently, the Arab Uprisings. The first axis that guides our panel is the relationship between “the subject” and “the collective” (understood as the tribal, the sectarian, or the national). These texts, which are generally written by activists, public intellectuals, journalists, or established literary figures, are mostly appreciated as counter-narratives or as the petits récits of national memory.
BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
Department of English
National Seminar on “English Studies in India: Changes and Challenges”
Alumni Meet Celebrating 100 years of the Department of English
17-18 November 2016
Maya Shanker Pandey
Professor and Head
In the conclusion of The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon points to the limits of the European humanist subject (“Man”) and the ways in which its definition has involved violent actions and exclusions. He calls for a non-Eurocentric project to invent a “new man” that requires an expansion and reconsideration of humanity. This task of imagining and bringing into being a new human seems to involve a delicate double bind: humanity must be claimed in the name of those excluded from its purview; the claim to be human, however, may unwittingly reinforce the transparency and self-evidence of the very category that needs to be interrogated, thus further marginalizing alternative versions of humanity.
CEA 48th Annual Conference
March 30-April 1, 2017 | Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 48th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org
Narrative 2017 | Lexington, Kentucky | March 23-26
The 2017 International Conference on Narrative will be sponsored by the University of Kentucky and held at the Downtown Hilton in Lexington, Kentucky, March 23-26. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium. Deadline for receipt of proposals: October 15, 2016.
Judith Butler - University of California, Berkeley
Kenneth Warren - University of Chicago
Linda Williams - University of California, Berkeley
Narratives of discovery have long been produced in Europe about the Global South. Whether travel narratives describing the wonders of the New World, tales of survival in a savage Africa, or a nineteenth-century poet's Voyage en Orient, these texts have made of the Global South the site of estrangement and reexamination of the European self. However, the non-European subject is left unexplored, as in Camus' The Stranger, a novel taking place in French-colonized Algeria, and which notoriously elides the non-European Other, the unnamed Arab murder victim. In this seminar, we turn the tables to examine narratives of estrangement and alienation in Global South literature.
'The academic world as literary exploration in Hispanic and Portuguese literatures'
48th Annual NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, MD (March 24-27, 2017).
For the last two decades, critical approaches to literature of the global south have taken for granted the importance of history in shaping the present. The ongoing consequences of colonialism, nationalism, partitions, civil wars and other forms of actual and epistemic violence have been taken as key optics for understanding the crises and possibilities of the present. On the other hand, in many cases the discourse of futurity has been usurped by the proponents of neoliberalism who imagine that capitalism will release the formerly colonized countries from history’s handcuffs and pave the way toward a bold new future.
The 27th FILLM International Congress
“The Familiar and the Exotic in Language and Literature:
The Politics of Perception and Representation”
Sir Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, India
15-17 March 2017
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED
Africa and the World: Literature, Politics, and Global Geographies
The theme chosen for the 2017 conference at Yale seeks to engage with and interrogate recent shifts in critical and theoretical frameworks from regional, national, and “postcolonial” models towards “world literature” as a framework for understanding the literatures of the Global South. How useful is the category of world literature in our ongoing contestation of Eurocentrism in the interpretation of African literatures and cultures? What possibilities are offered by African literatures and cultures for (re)imagining the world, including the “world” posited by recent theorizations?
Organizer: Christopher Walker
Co-Organizer: Ruoji Tang
Contemporary environmental criticism has embraced the ecological as an occasion for thinking interconnectedness at ever-increasing spatial and temporal scales. This trend in ecological thinking has been aided by justifiably popular concepts such as planetary action, geological time, and of course, the Anthropocene. Without denying the urgency of planetary thinking, we propose to investigate ecology in “the particular.”
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples Calls for Papers: 2017
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer-reviewed journal published continually online as well as in quarterly print issues. AlterNative presents scholarly research on Indigenous worldviews and experiences of decolonization from Indigenous perspectives from around the world. AlterNative publishes articles in English but also welcomes submissions in Indigenous languages, as well as ones that have been previously published in an Indigenous language and are translated into English.
Postgraduate English Journal Call for Submissions
The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, has been publishing postgraduate research biannually since the year 2000 and is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.
Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5 – 7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2000 words) by 30 September 2016 for publication in the journal’s 33rd edition this Autumn.
Call for Papers
Venue: Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Babbidge Library.UConn Storrs.
Date: November 11, 2016
Call for Papers
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Vol. II, Issue 1 (January 2017)
A few years ago, Stephen Greenblatt had noted,
Please submit proposals through the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/cfp. The number for this panel is 16135.
Assessing the Women of Achebe’s Fiction
The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture
ISSN 2077-1282 (Print); 2077-1290 (Online)
Vol. 11. No. 2 (June 2018)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Due on 30 June 2017
Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations, 1776 to the Present
Guest Editors: Dr Li-hsin Hsu (National Chengchi University, Taiwan) and Dr Andrew Taylor (University of Edinburgh, UK)
CFP for Special Issue of Papers on Language and Literature
The Editorial Board of Acta Iassyensia Comparationis,a thematic, 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 19 (1/2017), devoted to the CRIZE FAMILIALE / FAMILY CRISES / CRISES FAMILIALES topic. The title of the announced issue is meant to cover a large span of potential research themes – from generation gap, family authority figures, rival kins / inimical siblings, to domestic violence, adultery, divorce, family loss and dysfunction, family mourning & c.
Call for Papers
41st Annual PAC Conference
April 7-8th, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Keynote speaker: Dr. Themis Kaniklidou, Hellenic American University
Areas: The Philological Association of the Carolinas invites paper proposals related to any aspect of literary, cultural, media, film and communication studies. Presentations on pedagogy, semiotics, linguistics, and literary and cultural theory are also welcome.
Call for Papers
Native American/Indigenous Studies
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016
This table explores the different expressions of female hagiography whose main goal is to establish a map of the varied representations of female saints in different periods of Hispanic Literature.
In the twelfth century, Hildegard of Bingen uses the life of the Magdalene with the intention of creating her own model. This tradition is intensified among women in the Middle Ages with other European women such as Catherine of Siena or Margery Kempe among many others.
This panel seeks to explore representations of mass atrocity, war, and civil strife in literature of French expression. There has been a wealth of cultural production around human-made catastrophes in global or neo/colonial contexts, wherein dire situations propelled and complicated by geographic or sectarian identities are recounted through an individual lens. Whether the author is speaking from the perspective of a witness or working through received memory, s/he must often contend with multiple conflicting interpretations proffered by various factions.
The fluid space of the Indian Ocean and its territorial rims, i.e. Africa, Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, were 'deterritorialized' and 'reterritorialized' not only by the forces of capital but also by knowledge-power nexus during and after the colonial period. In the age of neoliberal globalism, the story of the Indian Ocean has gained a renewed interest as it reminds us of the greatest mobility and traversal with such an impact that it forces us to rethink how the processes of such encounters operate and what the areas stand for.
La crítica literaria se ha ocupado extensamente de diversas representaciones de fenómenos como la violencia, la guerra, las dictaduras, la represión, las revoluciones y el exilio en la literatura latinoamericana, pero se ha dejado de lado el estudio de una de las reacciones humanas que más estrecha conexión tiene con estos fenómenos: el miedo. De forma directa o indirecta, el miedo ha estado presente como tema constante en las obras literarias de diversos géneros, épocas, filiaciones estéticas, compromisos ideológicos y agendas políticas, dentro de un espacio como el de Latinoamérica, tan convulso como diverso política y socialmente.
The College English Association will host a panel on Literature and War for its upcoming 48th annual conference on Hilton Head Island, SC. The conference will be held from March 30-April 1, 2017 at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa. The conference theme is "Islands," which invites contributors to this particular panel to consider literature on warfare in island nation states or territories. "Islands" might also represent pockets of resistance or safe havens. Papers on other topics in the domain of war literature will also be considered. Please send your title and abstract to Prof Andrea Van Nort, USAF Academy, Colorado, at email@example.com.
The College English Association will host a panel on War Literature and Trauma for its 48th annual conference on Hilton Head Island, SC. The conference will be held from March 30 to April 1, 2017 at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa. The panel welcomes papers treating trauma and trauma theory in war literature. The conference theme is "Islands"; potential contributors might consider approaching the theme metaphorically or geographically. All papers regarding trauma in war literature will be considered. Please send title and abstract to Prof. Andrea Van Nort at the USAF Academy, Colorado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concept Note and Call for Articles for E-QUAL News Issue 12 ( September 2016)
E-QUAL News: Bi-Monthly Online Newsletter-Magazine of EU-India Project E-QUAL