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CFP: Afropolitan Literature as World Literature (edited collection, Bloomsbury Publishing)

updated: 
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:20am
Bloomsbury Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Afropolitanism currently inflects many academic and popular conversations about African literature. The term is mobilized to celebrate African influence in the world and to characterize the proliferation of African literature that is disconnected from the daily lives of average people residing on the continent. It refuses victimhood for Africans in the wake of patronizing representations by the likes of CNN, BBC, and KONY 2012 and sells a version of Africa ready-made for western reading tastes.  It represents a formidable ideology formulated by Achille Mbembe, among others, and a way to sell $30 novelty T-shirts to American hipsters.

Nasty Women in Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:26pm
Dr Alexia L. Bowler/ Swansea University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

 

CFP: Nasty Women in Popular Culture

Editors: Dr Alexia L. Bowler, Dr Adele Jones & Dr Claire O’Callaghan

 

Donald Trump’s now infamous phrase ‘such a nasty woman’, uttered about his then rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 U.S. presidential debates, was rudely used to patronise and belittle Clinton, who is known for being a strong, independent (and feminist) politician.

ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 12:30am
Kim Wilkins and Wyatt Moss-Wellington (University of Sydney)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

Spike Jonze is a celebrated director whose deeply philosophical film work crosses boundaries between studio and independent modes of production, genre entertainment and experimentalism. Jonze's oeuvre includes highly regarded feature films (Being John MalkovichAdaptationWhere the Wild Things Are and Her), commercials, music videos and shorts; he is also a prolific producer and actor. Across his work, Jonze investigates the vagaries of contemporary American culture with a particular interest in themes of identity fluidity, loss and grief, American celebrity cultures, storytelling and metacognition, nurturance and development, technology and surveillance, evolution and sociobiology, memory and fantasy.

Paving the road for men of brighter talents: celebrating the tercentenary of Horace Walpole

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 2:03am
Aeternum: Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

Author of nominally the first gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto, the collection of gothic short stories, The Hieroglyphic Tales, and the gothic play The Mysterious Mother, Walpole developed a style with hyperbolic tendencies, odd and wild ornamentation, rude irregularity and deliberate disharmony in an effort to free the authorial imagination from the ennui and malaise engendered by neoclassical order and form. The prefaces to his fictional works often featured commentary on the current state of literature, art and culture, and his self-published letters, are themselves of significant social and political interest.

Adaptation in the Age of Sterne

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:27pm
International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

the International Laurence Sterne Foundation
and

the Department of English, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland
invite paper proposals for The Second International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference
on the theme of

Adaptation in the Age of Sterne  Although the primary concern of the conference will be the work of Laurence Sterne and its afterlife, we are also interested in papers shedding light on adaptation in the eighteenth century in general.

Call for Papers: Approaches to Teaching and Learning with Urban Spaces – NeMLA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:29pm
Lee B. Abraham / Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Call for Papers

Approaches to Teaching and Learning with Urban Spaces

49th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds
April 12-15, 2018, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NeMLA Web Site: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

Lives in Transit: Subjectivity in the Age of Migration (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 8:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

More than thirty years ago, Edward Said wrote in Reflections on Exile that “our age...is indeed the age of the refugee, the displaced person, mass immigration.” As migration becomes increasingly recognized as integral to contemporary societies, how does transit become central to how we understand urban spaces, communities, and the experiences of individuals within them? We understand transit as the movement of people, ideas, memories, or emotions, and what Jodi Byrd has described as “liminal existence” in “ungrievable spaces.” In what ways does the concept of "transit" model a rethinking of the relationship between individuals and postcolonial geographies? How does mobility constitute movement through both physical and ontological space?

Adapting the Canon for Millenial Viewers--SAMLA 89

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 7:10pm
Amber P. Hodge, University of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Although popular culture has gained significant traction as a subject worthy of intellectual consideration over the last decade, a divide between popular and canonical persists. The academy may have instituted a boundary distinguishing high culture from low, but film and television regularly crosses these fabricated borders as popular media evokes the canon. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) to Penny Dreadful (2014–2016), the most successful narratives among millennial viewers (roughly, those born 1982–2004) share a common theme, the incorporation of texts considered canonical into popular storylines.

New Scholars Program -- Bibliographical Society of America

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:29pm
John Buchtel / Bibliographical Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at the BSA's Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January.  The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print or manuscript).  Those selected for the panel receive $600 toward the cost of attending the Annual Meeting and a complimentary one-year membership

CFP NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh - Extraordinary Space: Locating States of Exception in the Fantastic

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:29pm
Tim Bryant / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The literature of the fantastic uniquely offers productive space for expansive political imagination, as well as consideration of factors threatening its foreclosure. Speculative fiction projects dynamic futures between utopian and dystopian extremities. Fantasy literature describes epic histories and mythic worlds within which anyone might rise to supreme power or fall into cruel ignominy. Horror stories relegate their characters to fearful ordeals typically leading to terrible ends, but not before informing the concerns of mundane existence with greater significance. Borrowing tropes from these discrete genres, the recently revived hybrid of the weird forecasts even stranger locations of wondrous destiny and sublime doom.

[Update] Levinas, the Material, and Ethics (deadline extended)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:14am
North American Levinas Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Levinas, the Material, and Ethics

 North American Levinas Society

12th Annual International Conference

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

July 24-27, 2017 

Plenary Speakers:

Adriaan Peperzak, Loyola University Chicago

Tom Sparrow, Slippery Rock University

Annual Talmudic Lecture: Georges Hansel, SIREL

 

Ageing, Ageism and Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:30pm
Department of English, Centre for Advanced Studies, Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

 

A Two-Day National Conference (under the CAS III programme) on

Ageing, Ageism and Cultures

Organised by: Department of English, Centre for Advanced Studies, Jadavpur University

Dates: 21-22 September 2017

Coordinators: Paromita Chakravarti and Kaustav Bakshi

Concept Note:

Creative Writing: Literary Nonfiction and Memoir for PAMLA 2017 Conference Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:30pm
J. Mark Smith (MacEwan University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

The presiding officer invites submissions of short works of literary nonfiction, memoir, or other sorts of creative nonfiction (such as the lyric essay) that can be presented in a twenty minute segment of the panel. Both established and emerging writers are welcome.

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. This year’s conference theme is “The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Chapters

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:30pm
Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Dwivedi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

 Call for Chapters

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