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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.

CFP: Elections in Popular Media

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:25pm
PopMatters
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The US presidential election of 2016 is scheduled for 8 November 2016, where the 45th President of the United States will likely be determined. Discussions and debates surrounding the event have been charged, to say the least, but we feel that this also an excellent opportunity to cut through the hype and the rhetoric to explore the nature and depictions of elections, both within reality and in fiction.

 

UPDATE: EXTENDED Deadline SWPACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area

updated: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 10:48am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Proposal submission deadline now: November 15, 2016

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline now: November 15, 2016

All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at http://conference2017.southwestpca.org/ 

Early Modern Debts

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:25pm
Dr George Oppitz-Trotman
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Early Modern Debts: Obligation and Cancellation in European Culture, 1550-1700

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 21-22 September 2017

[More details can be found here: early-modern-debts.space]

Historians, philosophers, economists, scholars of art, literature and theatre have begun to attend more closely to the role of debt in early modern culture. It has become clear that private debt, nebulously conceived as credit, was involved in the production and reproduction of social relations, political ideology, even subjectivity. The history of debt has become an object of serious interdisciplinary interest, but the question of how apparently distinct forms of debt co-developed is often suspended.

ACLA 2017: Sites of Memory: Graveyards, Monuments, Ruins

updated: 
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 3:13pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Annual ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference

Date: Utrecht, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017

Call for contributions to the seminar:

Sites of Memory: Graveyards, Monuments, Ruins

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.”

Beyond the Portraits: Teaching Chaucer's Tales with Visuals

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:25pm
Chaucer MetaPage
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Call for papers for the Chaucer MetaPage session at the International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, in May 2017

Beyond the Portraits: Teaching Chaucer's Tales with Visuals.

For this session, we seek papers that explore the possibilities of using visual materials to teach the Canterbury Tales, going beyond the Ellesmere portraits and similar highly familiar resources. These resources could be online or off (e.g. photos, underexplored book illustrations, ephemera). The session will emphasize the pedagogical value of these materials.  

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?

“The Great Irish Famine: Global Contexts”

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:25pm
BREAC: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

[CFP] The Great Irish Famine: Global Contexts [Deadline: November 1st, 2016]

 

CFP: “The Great Irish Famine: Global Contexts” for special issue of Breac. Edited by Marguérite Corporaaland Jason King.

The Great Irish Famine (1845–52) was one of the most influential periods in the history of Ireland and its diaspora. While emigration had already been a common feature in Irish life before the 1840s, the Famine catalysed the process, causing far greater numbers to leave the island and changing the nature of Irish emigration and Irish communities overseas, while also greatly influencing Irish society at home.

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

Ted Hughes & Place

updated: 
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 5:40am
Ted Hughes Network, University of Huddersfield
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

CFP: Ted Hughes & Place 

A symposium organised by the Ted Hughes Network at the University of Huddersfield, in partnership with the Ted Hughes Society 

Thursday 15th and Friday 16th June 2017 

Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield

http://www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/tedhughes/