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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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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.)

CFP: Victorian Empire and Oceania for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:38pm
Anna Feuerstein, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Many analyses of Victorian empire focus on India and Africa, yet the British empire also expanded to many parts of Oceania, both directly and indirectly. The papers in this session will examine cultural texts that explore relationships between Victorian empire and Oceania. This session especially welcomes essays that make connections between Victorian empire and Hawai'i.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

CFP: Sight, Visibility, and Disability in American Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:38pm
Kimberly Drake, Scripps College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This panel explores the conference theme of sight, vision, and visibility as it operates in American literature and visual media by and about people with disabilities. How can disability studies concepts intervene interpretively in literature preoccupied by enlightenment, transcendence, and disembodiment; mobility, virility, and contamination; and racial/class (in)visibility?

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

CFP: Seeing Masculine Alternatives: Queer Masculinities in American Visual Cultures for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:39pm
Edward Chamberlain, University of Washington-Tacoma
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

In this session, panelists will consider how alternative notions of masculinity became visualized across American artistic and cultural formations. In particular, this panel explores how non-normative sexualities and related forms of identity such as ethnic and racial experience intersect with masculinities that exhibit a decidedly visual dimension or quality.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

CFP: Rhetorical Approaches to Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:39pm
Lash Keith Vance, University of California, Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This panel seeks any and all papers on rhetoric and literature, especially in relation to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing. 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

CFP: Religion in American Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:39pm
Martin W Kevorkian, University of Texas, Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This panel examines religious themes and tropes in American literature. We welcome papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

CFP: Perspectives and/as Gaming for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:39pm
Victoria White, University of California, Davis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Games are structures of struggle, and the root of struggle comes from limitations of perspective: access to a particular vision that is restricted, either from the self or other. What does this emphasis on perspective enable games to do with and for its players, spectators, and player/spectators? This special session invites interdisciplinary research on games and gaming as tools (or mechanics) of perspective and vision.

CFP: Performing the Early Modern English Woman (1500-1700) for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:39pm
Shane Wood, University of California, Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Whether in the domestic sphere or on the Early Modern Stage, the performance of seeing and being seen is one the surrounds the women of this time. This panel seeks explorations of the performativity of women seeing and being seen in their time and context. Papers that specifically marry the themes of female performance and sight are most welcome.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

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