World Literatures

JNZL PRIZE for NEW ZEALAND LITERARY STUDIES

The JOURNAL OF NEW ZEALAND LITERATURE offers an annual prize for new work in New Zealand Literary Studies. The Prize for 2013 is now open.

The Prize is available to graduate students, and to emerging researchers who have completed their PhDs in the last three years.

The Prize is open internationally.

The winning essay will be published in the Journal of New Zealand Literature, a fully peer-reviewed scholarly publication. There is also a cash prize.

Entries ...

ESSAY COMPETITION: JNZL PRIZE for NEW ZEALAND LITERARY STUDIES

The JOURNAL OF NEW ZEALAND LITERATURE offers an annual prize for new work in New Zealand Literary Studies. The Prize for 2013 is now open.

The Prize is available to graduate students, and to emerging researchers who have completed their PhDs in the last three years.

The Prize is open internationally.

The winning essay will be published in the Journal of New Zealand Literature, a fully peer-reviewed scholarly publication. There is also a cash prize.

Entries ...

HACU's 2013 Annual Conference

HACU's 2013 Annual Conference Call for Papers
DEADLINE: April 19, 2013

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) will host its 2013 Annual Conference October 26-28 in Chicago, IL. HACU’s premier national conference features sessions about the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics.

HACU Conference Format
HACU’s Annual Conference will feature general sessions ...

Storyboard Journal

Storyboard, a multilingual journal with a focus on Pacific writing, is accepting submissions for Issue 13 until 15 December 2012. Storyboard publishes quality poetry, fiction, and non-fiction written in English or any other Pacific language (with translations into English), as well as visual art. We welcome submissions from published and unpublished writers in or from the region, or writings about the region. We particularly wish to encourage writers and artists from ...

The Lost Rural Italy (NEMLA 2013)

This panel seeks papers on the representation and interpretation of the rural world in Italy since the Risorgimento, both in literature and cinema. How has the rural world changed? How was it used for ideological purposes? What is the relationship between intellectuals, writers, and directors who represented it and the people who lived in it as represented? Please send 250-300word abstracts in English or Italian to

The Healing Arts: Illness and Medicine in Nineteenth-Century Russian LIterature (NEMLA 2013)

This panel seeks papers on the topic of illness and medicine in nineteenth-century Russian literature. Potential topics include: the verisimilitude of the depiction of illness; the depiction of doctors and healers; the tension between modern medicine and folk remedies; pathology as manifestation of personality; pathology and psychology; illness as mystical and/or profane; illness and issues of mortality; issues of women’s health. Please send inquiries or 250-500 word abstracts ...

East Meets West in Middle Eastern Literatures (NEMLA 2013)

This panel seeks papers on intersections rather than contradictions between East and West in Middle Eastern literatures. Topics may include: encounters between the Old World and the New; tropes such as translation, immigration, or homelessness; and attempts to problematize the politics of representation. Please send 250-word abstracts to Sally Gomaa, sally.gomaa@salve.edu

Deadline: September 30, 2011

Please include with your ...

Viennese Jews and the Christian Question (NEMLA 2013)

This panel invites proposals on the engagement of assimilated Jewish writers and artists in discourses on Christianity, religion and spirituality in Viennese Modernism. Literary or interdisciplinary approaches to topics such as Jewish perspectives on Christianity vis à vis science, philosophy and art, the revision of Biblical narratives, the meaning of symbolism and rites, are welcome, as well as the contextualization of these works with those of non-Jewish contemporaries. Please ...

Regions of Memory. A Comparative Perspective on Eastern Europe

Research on historical identities of Eastern Europe in the 20th century has developed from two main perspectives. One is the proliferation of historical studies, which brings to light the experiences and consequences of two world wars, political and economic dictatorships, genocide, border changes and population resettlements, as well as profound national, ethnic and religious divisions. The other, is the currently quickly developing research on present memories of those experiences. Many of ...

Modern Africa (AiM 2012)

To link with the Africa in Motion 2012 festival theme Modern Africa, we are inviting papers from scholars working in the field of African Popular Culture. The festival will focus on films and events that represent Africa as part and parcel of the modern, globalised world – the urban, the new, the provocative, the innovative and experimental. We regard “modern” not as belonging solely to the “West”, and through the ...

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