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The Social Life of Corruption in Latin America

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:33pm
Culture, Theory and Critique
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Call for Papers

Culture, Theory and Critique

Special Issue:

“The Social Life of Corruption in Latin America”

Issue Editors:

Donna M. Goldstein and Kristen Drybread

 

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The Female Precariat Panel

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:33pm
NeMLA 2018 Conference: Pittsburgh, PA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Beginning June 15, 2017, submit abstract to:  http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers.html

Abstracts will not be accepted via email, but please feel free to contact the panel chair, Rachelann Copland, at the listed contact email with questions, etc...

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Central APA, Joint Session of the Gabriel Marcel and Karl Jaspers Societies

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:34pm
Jill Hernandez, University of Texas at San Antonio
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Join us at the Central APA in Chicago in February 2018 for a unique opportunity!  For the first time, the Karl Jaspers Society of North Amercia and Gabriel Marcel Society are meeting together to view contemporary issues through the lenses of Jaspers and Marcel.  The content of the joint session is broadly construed, but with an eye toward contributions that draw from, or are indebted to, the work of Karl Jaspers and Gabriel Marcel. Differences and similarities of these two thinkers will be discussed in view of existentialism and politics. Contributions that integrate current political realities are especially encouraged, as are those that draw from distinct academic methodologies.

South Asian Culture: Tradition, Transgression, and Dialogue.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:34pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

This panel will explore the complex and evolving relationships between tradition, transgression, and dialogue in South Asian Culture. Because of the complexity of these issues, we are not insisting on a specific time-frame. While the accent will be on contemporary life, participants may want to focus on the past, near or distant.

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

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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.

PAMLA's 115th conference: East-West Literary Relations panel

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:34pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

We seek proposals highlighting East-West literary connections, particularly interested in cross-disciplinary approaches which compare literary topics or methodologies with the fields of history, philosophy, religion, or film. Please see the link below for information on paper proposal submissions.

Mike Sugimoto,

Presiding Officer

http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas

 

'Nevertheless, they persisted': The Aesthetics of Resistance

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel seeks papers that analyze textual, visual, and/or performance-based media in which female, trans*, and/or genderqueer protagonists fight against injustice, whether through explicitly political acts (e.g. protest) or by living a life in opposition to oppressive hegemonic demands. How is this resistance coded aesthetically, linguistically, formally, and/or narratologically? How do intersecting aspects of the protagonist’s identity, such as race, ability, class, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and/or nationality/citizenship status shape the kinds of resistance undertaken? How are these acts interpreted by other actors in the storyworld and what is their impact?

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

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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: An Elegy for Michelle Cliff

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:43pm
Camille Alexander / William Paterson University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

On June 12, 2016, Jamaican author Michelle Cliff passed away quietly and to little public fanfare. Despite her many contributions to Caribbean literature, women’s studies, and feminist writings, her passing received only one article in the New York Times. In this article, she became a footnote to the life of her long-time companion, Adrianne Rich. For a writer and scholar of her magnitude, Cliff did not receive an elegy commensurate with the scope of her work. The avoidance of Cliff’s memory raises several questions. For example, was Cliff receiving a post-mortem censure for being a feminist and/or a lesbian? As the late Adrianne Rich’s partner, was Cliff only worthy of mention as an addendum to Rich’s life?

International Seminar & Workshop on Anglo-Indian Studies at IIT Madras

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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 7:03am
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Theme:

"Midnight's Orphans": Problematising the Postcolonial in the Telling of Anglo-Indian (Hi)stories

4-5 August 2017

(Hall 3, IC&SR Building, IIT Madras, India)

CFP Truth - Issue 25, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:36pm
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The idea of truth has become all the more contentious in light of recent social and political developments. Truth claims have long been a cause for scepticism within the humanities, with the advent of poststructuralism particularly highlighting the interaction between “truth” and power, leading scholars to be suspicious of transcendental truths or metanarratives. Feminists and writers of colour have raised similar concerns about truth claims; Jane Flax asks, “If there is no objective basis for distinguishing between true and false beliefs, then it seems that power alone will determine the outcome of competing truth claims” (Feminism/Postmodernism 42).

Call for Poetry: Contemporary Muslim Women’s Voices

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Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:58am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

We are also looking for poetry submissions related to our Call for Papers! Feel free to share this call with colleagues from the arts!

Wentworth is the New Prisoner

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:38pm
Tessa Dwyer/Monash University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2017

Wentworth is the New PrisonerA two-day international conference Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April 2018, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Confirmed keynote speakers and panellists: Professor Sue Turnbull (University of Wollongong, Australia); Kim Akass (University of Hertfordshire, UK); Kate Hood (actress, writer and director, aka Prisoner’s Kath Maxwell); Jan Russ (casting director, PrisonerNeighbours, etc.)