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1865 and the Disenchantment of Empire”

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:43pm
Phanuel Antwi, The University of British Columbia, Ronald Cummings, Brock University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Call for Papers: Essays for Edited Collection

1865 and the Disenchantment of Empire”

Comparative Afrofuturisms

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:42pm
Wendy W. Walters/ ACLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

ACLA, Utrecht July 2017 

Comparative Afrofuturisms

 “Whenever we try to envision a world without war, without violence, without prisons, without capitalism, we are engaging in speculative fiction.” – Walidah Imarisha

Autobiographical Narratives and the Uprisings of the Global South: the Private, the Collective, and the Global

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:41pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

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.

National Seminar cum Alumni Meet

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:40pm
Dept of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 9, 2016

BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

(1916-2016)

Department of English

 

National Seminar on “English Studies in India: Changes and Challenges”

and

Alumni Meet Celebrating 100 years of the Department of English

17-18 November 2016

 

Convener

Maya Shanker Pandey

Professor and Head

Claiming the Human, Critiquing the Human

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:40pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

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.

Caribbean Literature at CEA 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:40pm
Laura Barrio-Vilar / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CEA 48th Annual Conference

March 30-April 1, 2017   |  Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

  Theme:  Islands

 

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

 

2017 International Conference on Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 12:39pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Narrative 2017 | Lexington, Kentucky | March 23-26

www.narrative2017.com

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.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Judith Butler - University of California, Berkeley

Kenneth Warren - University of Chicago

Linda Williams - University of California, Berkeley

INDIVIDUAL PAPERS

CfP: Out of This World: strangeness, estrangement and alienation in Global South literature

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 2:31am
Alya El Hosseiny / ACLA 2017 (Utrecht, July 6-9)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

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.

Contemporaneity and the Global South

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:26pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

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.

27th FILLM International Congress: "The Familiar and Exotic in Language and Literature"

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:25pm
The International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

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

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THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED

Africa and The World: Literature, Politics, and Global Geographies

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:25pm
African Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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?

Ecology in the Particular

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:25pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

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 Call for Papers

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:25pm
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

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

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:22pm
Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

                                                                    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.

Special Issue on Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations (Guest Editors Drs Li-hsin Hsu and Andrew Taylor)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:43am
The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

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)

FAMILY CRISES / CRISES FAMILIALES / CRIZE FAMILIALE

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:14am
Acta Iassyensia Comparationis No. 19 (1/2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 14, 2016

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: Literature and Language

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:13am
Philological Association of the Carolinas
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

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. 

SWPACA 2017

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:53pm
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016

Female Hagiography in Hispanic Literature

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:38pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 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. 

Catastrophe and Literature

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:37pm
NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

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. 

Encounters in the Indian Ocean: Colonial and Postcolonial Imaginaries (ACLA 2017 panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Asma Sayed & Pushpa Acharya
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

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.

Narrativas del miedo: Terror en la literatura y cinema latinoamericanos del siglo XX

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:02pm
Lehman College, U of Waterloo, Truman SU
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

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.

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