Investigating Postcoloniality and Postcolonialism as the Empire Writes Back: Special Issue of Socrates Journal

Socrates is an international, multi-disciplinary refereed and indexed scholarly journal interested in promoting research in Language and Literature, Philosophy, Political Science and Law. They are now accepting submissions for papers and creative pieces that engage with aspects of postcolonialism and postcoloniality for their upcoming special issue, Investigating Postcoloniality and Postcolonialism as the Empire Writes Back.

The deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2018. Click here to see their complete cfp and submission guidelines.

Archives of Resistance: Cosmopolitanism, Memory and World Literature Conference

The University of Leeds is hosting an international three-day conference on world literature and its connections to cosmopolitanism, memory studies, and many other aspects of capitalist modernity including refugee crises, neo-fascisms and environmental disaster. Possible paper topics include:

  • Economic crisis
  • World-ecology
  • Combined and uneven development
  • Postcolonialism and decolonial struggles
  • Animal studies
  • Biopolitics/ necropolitics
  • Posthumanism
  • Islamophobia
  • Settler colonialism
  • Indigenous studies
  • Literary sociology (e.g., print culture, book market, UNESCO)
  • Manifestos
  • Petro-culture

Click here to view their full cfp, or here to visit their conference page.

The conference is scheduled to take place June 20th-22nd, 2018, but the  deadline for abstract submissions is coming up very soon – January 15th!

Borders, Place, and Translations Conference

The Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics of California State University in Long Beach is currently accepting abstract submissions for their 53rd annual conference, “Borders, Place, and Translations.” Possible paper topics include:

  • Political places such as the border, the city, the region, and the nation
  • Personal places in literature, film, and other media
  • Speculative and conceptual places such as haunted houses, mazes, and fictionalized landscapes
  • Digital spaces, social media, and the borders of selective community discourse
  • The concept of borders and their relationship to diaspora studies and identity studies
  • The locus classicus, or the “places” of literary texts
  • The relationship of language translation to place
  • The concept of translation beyond the linguistic

The deadline for submissions is February 2nd, 2018, and the conference will take place April 25th-26th, 2018. Click here to view their complete cfp.

Just Representations: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Justice in World Literature Conference

The Colloquium Committee of York University’s English Graduate Students’ Association (EGSA) is now accepting abstract submissions for our annual  conference. This year’s conference, “Just Representations: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Justice in World Literature,” will take place May 4-5, 2018. We welcome submissions on a variety of topics relating to the idea of justice in/and world literature.  Possible paper topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Fictional representations of international criminal courts
  • Issues of justice in world literature
  • Environmental justice/ecocriticism
  • Fascism and eco-fascism
  • Right-wing populism
  • Representing/representations of the Holocaust
  • Israel/Palestine Studies
  • Voices of survivors of cultural genocide
  • Memory and poetics
  • Post-Apartheid drama and literature in South Africa
  • The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in a Canadian context
  • The case for and problematics of reparations
  • Indigenous resurgence, resistance, restitution
  • Diasporic literature
  • Refugee experiences
  • Critical Race Studies
  • Decolonial love

Please submit a 250-word abstract for a 15-20 minute presentation, along with a short biographical statement, to justrepresentations2018@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is February 4, 2018. Click here to see our complete cfp.

As a complement to the colloquium, the theme of the 2019 issue of EGSA’s academic journal, Pivot, will also be “Just Representations.” The journal invites submissions for publication from colloquium participants.

World Literature Working Group Roundtable Session

We are very proud to announce our first ever roundtable session, scheduled to take place Monday, January 29th, 2018, from 4:30pm until 6:30pm in 118 Stong College. All are welcome.

Tea, coffee, and cookies will be served. Come for the intellectual discussion, stay for the free food!

More details to follow.