Please consider attending or joining the panel of the following roundtable session at the 2019 NEMLA conference this spring. In case you are unfamiliar, a roundtable does not require a paper submission, just an abstract of your informal presentation: “Roundtable — 3-8 participants give brief, informal presentations (5-10 minutes) and the session is open to conversation and debate between participants and the audience” (NEMLA).
world literatures and indigenous studies
Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory calls for the December issue of the Journal, welcoming a non-themed collection of papers written by established scholars and young researchers alike. Would-be contributors are invited to send articles illustrating the complexities of their field of choice, engaging with the literary and cultural theory so as to promote reading in a customized framework that privileges interdisciplinarity and self-reflection. We highly appreciate critical efforts to tackle contemporary fictional works while connecting them to philosophical attempts to theorize their cultural context. Especially encouraged are cultural, historical, and theoretical considerations suspicious of grand narratives.
Special Issue Proposal
Contemporary Narratives of Bildung: New Directions
New Geographies in Political Thought: The Ottoman Empire and the Eastern Mediterranean (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 March)
Part of a series of panels designed to expand the range of “early modern political thought,” this call seeks proposals for papers concentrating on political/legal thought that engage the peoples, locations, and issues of the Ottoman Empire and the early modern eastern Mediterranean.
postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies
online, open access, peer-reviewed, UGC approved; ISSN: 2456-7507Volume IV Number i & ii (January & July 2019 issues)
Special Issues on
Transnational and Transcultural Spaces
Dr Jati Sankar Mondal, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University <skbu.ac.in>
CALL FOR PAPERS:
March 21st-24th, 2019
The 50th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
Abstracts due Sept. 30, 2018
Québec's October Crisis – Formalist poetics, formalist politics
In today’s mass media landscape, reports of domestic tragedies, inexplicable violence, and familial collapse have become staples of the 24-hour news cycle. Meanwhile, television series like Game of Thrones (Il Trono di Spade) and soap operas like The Bold and the Beautiful (Beautiful) sensationalize transgressions like parricide, incest, and tyrannical impulses to massive global success.
The blockbuster success of the 2017 film Wonder Woman reignited a global interest in the figure of the Amazon, eliciting celebrations of female strength and independence alongside debates about her exoticism and sexualization. A sequel, already highly anticipated by many, is slated for release in late 2019.
From compendia of “illustrious women” modelled on Boccaccio’s De mulieribus claris, to Machiavelli’s Lucrezia in the Mandragola, to Giambattista Gelli’s (male-driven) philosophical dialogue La Circe, women from the classical tradition are resurrected in many forms and to many ends over the course of the Italian Renaissance. This panel seeks to investigate how authors and intellectuals rewrote, revised, and (in some cases) reclaimed classical women in Renaissance Italian discourse and literature.
Topics, authors, and questions that papers might address include, but are not limited to:
Since the discovery of oil in the 1970s, Gulf Cooperation Countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman) have employed a large expatriate labor force, primarily from neighboring South Asian Countries of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Philippines. Recent studies claim that nearly 50.4% of the total population of the Gulf Cooperation Countries are expatriates. Such mass emigration has not only allowed for the rapid economic expansion of these Gulf countries, but at the same time they have produced a number of cultural and socio-economic consequences for the countries from where Gulf’s primary work forces originate.