This special issue of The CLR James Journal seeks papers that situate the work of Martinican philosopher and critic René Ménil within the wider fields of Caribbean intellectual, political, and literary history. Ménil is perhaps best known for co-founding the journals Légitime défense (1932) and Tropiques (1941-45) alongside other Martinican intellectuals such as Etienne Léro and Aimé and Suzanne Césaire. These early publications famously dealt with Surrealist anticolonial aesthetics as well as Afro-Caribbean folklore and literature, yet Ménil's body of writing both reflects and expands on this constellation of themes.
Cultures of the Long Revolution: Mass Movements and Public Space from the Nineteenth Century to the Present (ASA 2016)
Joseph Donica is an Assistant Professor of English at Bronx Community College.
Rami Shamir is the author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE (Grove Press 2011, http://traintopokipse.com/)
Abstracts of 300 words and full CVs due February 1, 2016 to
Full articles due September 1, 2016
Projected publication January 2017
The Georgia-Carolina College English Association (GACCEA) invites proposals for individual papers and three-person panels at its annual meeting in metropolitan Atlanta. The conference will be held on Friday, 29 January 2016, at Georgia Gwinnett College.
The topic is "Diaspora in the Digital Age: Texts of Leave-Taking to New Lands."
The plight of refugees far from their homeland has been a societal phenomenon for thousands of years. In the last two centuries alone, people have fled famine and fighting for resettlement in new lands. In the last two years, families have abandoned ancient villages for new destinations on other continents. Many families have left rural regions for urban centers during migrations within countries.
The Race and Yoga Research Working Group at the University of California, Berkeley will host its third annual conference on Friday, April 22, 2016. The theme of the conference is "Yoga Justice / Yoga Violence." Yoga can be a tool to promote social justice. Yet, it can also be used to perpetuate violence and oppression. This conference invites a diverse array of practitioners and scholars to critically examine justice and violence in yoga communities.
What is yoga justice? How is "justice" defined and by whom? How do we rethink narratives that promote justice through yoga? Conversely, what kinds of violence occur in yoga spaces? How are people responding and/or resisting forms of yoga violence?
CFP: Navigating the Metamodern
15th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium
March 19-20, 2016
Call for Papers
"The Concepts of Home in the Context
of Academe and Academic Fiction"
Kyiv, 17-18 March 2016
organised within the framework of the
International Conference in Literary Studies "Poetics of Home/House"
Kyiv National Linguistic University
American Literature Association
27th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA
May 26 – 29, 2016
CFP for Roundtable Discussion sponsored by the Thoreau Society
Kristen Case and Rochelle Johnson, Organizers
Conference web site: http://americanliteratureassociation.org/calls/annual-conference/
"Civil Disobedience" in the Era of Black Lives Matter
The Promise of Paradise: Reading, Researching, and Using the Private Library
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
- Jorge Luis Borges