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MLA 2018 “Language Change: Global (Im-)migration and Linguistic Insecurity"

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:13am
Gerardo Augusto Lorenzino /Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Forum on Language Change is accepting proposals on “Language Change: Global (Im-) migration and Linguistic Insecurity” for the 2018 MLA in New York City. With increased immigration to developed countries in recent decades we have seen a proliferation in the number of languages, cultures, ethnicities, religions, nationalities and countries represented by the immigrants.  We seek papers that examine how global migration has an impact on language at the individual and community level contributing to linguistic insecurity and other language-related changes, such as language maintenance, death, choice, lingua franca / ethnolects’ development and other phenomena resulting from migrant contact situations.  How is language policy used to assimilate or margina

ASAP/9: The Arts of the Present

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:21am
Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

ASAP/9: The Arts of the Present

October 26-28, 2017

Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley

at the Oakland Marriott City Center

Call for Papers

ASAP/9 invites proposals from scholars and artists addressing the contemporary arts in all their

forms since the 1960s—literary, visual, performing, musical, cinematic, design, and digital. We

are interested in work across disciplines and media that examine the formal, cultural, social,

and political dimensions of the arts today.

/ What roles can we imagine for the arts in relation to forms of social action and political

Appalachian Ecocriticism

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:11am
Jessica Cory and Dr. Laura Wright/Western Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Submissions are currently being accepted for an anthology of Appalachian ecocriticism. The Appalachian region has largely been underrepresented in ecocritical studies, and this unique volume will represent Appalachian literature and its environment to the community of ecocritics and, more broadly, the scholarly community as a whole.

Critical investigations into the ways in which Appalachian nature are portrayed in text is, of course, the central theme of the volume. However, additional intersections may include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Accessibility/Disability and the environment

-Animal studies

-Mountaintop removal

-Significance of water/Water quality

-Fracking

The Poetics of Mapping: Representing the Built Environment

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:11am
Davy Knittle / University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 6, 2017

The Poetics of Mapping: Representing the Built Environment 
University of Pennsylvania 
April 20-21, 2017 

This graduate student conference is conceived as an opportunity to think more broadly about the ways that poetry shapes and is shaped by the environment in which it exists and the way qualitative visual representations of cities are shaped by non-narrative usages of language. It seeks to bring graduate students in city planning and the larger social sciences together with students who are putting poetry into conversation with spatial forms.

Queer Futurities in Children's and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:11am
MLA 2018 - Sponsored by the Children's and Young Adult Literature Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Although we have recently seen the implementation of institutional changes that have altered the legal and socioeconomic status of queer people in the United States (i.e. United States v. Windsor in 2013 and Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015), queer individuals continue to encounter discrimination, violence, and death based on their gender and/or sexual orientation. The stark rise in murders of trans people of color and the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting are just a few of the events that have disrupted the misguided sense of utopia instilled by institutional change, and have brought into question whether it is possible for queerness to link to notions of futurity. 

A Critical Companion to James Cameron

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:11am
Dr. Antonio Sanna, Prof. Adam Barkman
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

A Critical Companion to James Cameron

Edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

 

The 4th Asian Symposium on the Humanities & Human Rights Education

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:51am
INTESDA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 7, 2017

We welcome you to join us in Hiroshima, Japan for the 4th Asian Symposium on the Humanities and Human Rights Education (SHARE 2017), which will coincide with the 72nd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony.

In addition to the conference, participants will have an opportunity to visit Hiroshima Peace Park and the Shrine Island of Miyajima — both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Modes, Motives, Motifs, and Conditions in Intra-Asian Travel

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:20am
Department of English, University of Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Department of English

University of Delhi

Delhi – 110007, India

 

International Conference

On

 

Modes, Motives, Motifs, and Conditions

 in Intra-Asian Travel

March 20-21, 2017

Call for Papers

*UPDATE*-CFP for Postcolonial Interventions Vol. II, Issue 2 (June 2017)

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:35pm
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 7, 2017

A.K. Ramanujan in a poem entitled “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House” had mused, “Sometimes I think that nothing/that ever comes into this house/goes out. Things come in every day/to lose themselves among other things/lost long ago among/other things lost long ago”. The description may seem oddly apt for the field of postcolonial studies which continues to search for new shores even as some of the concerns of the past begin to fade with the inevitable processes of history. Even as the field remains committed to a quest for emancipation from violence and discrimination and deprivation, caused by the forces of race, class, gender, sexuality and a number of other factors, the modalities continue to change and the boundaries begin to blur.

Whiteness and the American Superhero

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:12am
Sean A. Guynes
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Call for Chapters

WHITENESS AND THE AMERICAN SUPERHERO

Co-edited by Sean A. Guynes and Martin Lund

 

Voicing the Refugee Crises

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:21am
Special Session MLA 2018, New York
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Please consider submitting to a special session in MLA convention 2018.

Voicing the Refugee Crises:

The urgency of the current refugee crises in the Western world impels us to examine texts coming from refugee writers seeking hospitable homes.

Deadline 1 February 2017. Send abstracts with brief CV to Dr. Feroza Jussawalla: fjussawa@unm.edu and Lava Asaad: la3g@mtmail.mtsu.edu

Tolerance and Intolerance in the Age of Defoe

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:56am
Daniel Defoe Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Fifth Biennial Meeting of the Defoe Society

Tolerance and Intolerance in the Age of Defoe

September 7-9, 2017

New Haven, Connecticut

 

Plenary Speakers:

Jill Campbell, Yale University

Wolfram Schmidgen, Washington University

 

Transgressions: Performance, Practice & Code

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:21am
New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference 2017: The University of Arizona’s Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Call for Papers

EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 29

 

New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference 2017:

Transgressions: Performance, Practice & Code

 

The University of Arizona’s Department of English

 

April 21-22, 2017

 

Tucson, Arizona

 

“[T]here are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future.”—Herman Melville, Mardi

 

Cinema of Exploration: Essays on an Adventurous Film Practice

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:21am
Concordia University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Call for Abstracts - Cinema of Exploration: Essays on an Adventurous Film Practice

Editors: James Leo Cahill (University of Toronto) and Luca Caminati (Concordia University, Montreal) 

 

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