ACLA 2015 Conference, Seattle, WA (March 26-29)
Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien
Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Contexts
May 14 – 16, 2015
University of Münster
[GAPS is the association formerly known as GNEL/ASNEL]
Epasa Moto is now accepting papers for it next issues.
Epasa Moto (New Series), an official bi-annual journal of both the Faculty of Arts and the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters of the University of Buea, is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scholarly journal of arts, letters and the humanities. It publishes original, well-researched papers, review essays, interviews, résumés, and commentaries, which offer new insights into the various disciplines in the arts, letters and the humanities. Focus is on issues about Africa and the African Diaspora but comparative works from Western and other cultures designed to enhance the vitality of humanistic studies in Africa are acceptable.
Twelfth Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference
March 12 & 13, 2015
Imagining the Ideal Body: A Graduate Conference on the Politics and Poetics of Perfection.
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2015 Annual Meeting will take place at the Sheraton Seattle in Seattle, Washington, March 26-29, 2015. Please consider submitting your paper to our panel topic! Graduate students are encouraged to submit. Paper submissions should be submitted through the ACLA conference website: http://www.acla.org/annual-meeting
Organizer: Jennifer Reimer, Bilkent University
Organizer: Michael Subialka, Oxford University
In a 2006 Slate Magazine column, Stephen Metcalf asks, "Why is Beloved Beloved?" Why, almost twenty years after publication, does Beloved keep reappearing on the foreground of literary consciousness? Orientating ourselves on Morrison's choice to reimagine and reinvent the story of Margaret Garner, we can similarly ask how the continual haunting of infanticide in Beloved is a formal innovation that interrogates the place of Motherhood (and particularly black Motherhood) in both a slave and neo-slave era.
4th Global Conference: Monstrous Geographies
Sunday 22nd March – Tuesday 24th March 2015
The deconstruction of categories of animal, human, and cybernetic organisms has led to wholesale rethinking of corporeal futures and agential action. Likewise, the increase of information-based interactions refigures interactivity in ways which seem to subvert embodied expectation. At these removes, who is an agential actor, and what are the borders of her presence? What are the frontiers of imagining embodied futures?
The Society for American Travel Writing will host two sessions at the American Literature Association's 26th Annual Conference, 21-24 May 2015 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.
Panel 1: Where I Went, What I Ate: Travel Writing and Food
The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies invites submissions centered on the theme Children and Childhood in Global Contexts. As scholars try to elucidate the complex relationships between history and cultural identity or development, one key demographic seems consistently overlooked: children. It could be argued that scholarship intended to enlighten may also be unwittingly biased in favor of a narrative situating children as innocent, naïve, and ultimately unimportant actors. Or at the very least, they are seen as actors whose importance can only be evaluated independently of the "adult" world to which they do not, presumably, belong.
In his Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste, Philip Mirowski puts to rest the myth that the current economy is beyond the understanding even of experts, demonstrating that mainstream economic writing and financial journalism has undertaken a concerted abdication of explanatory authority in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008. This lack of explanation is symptomatic of a much wider issue: what Mark Fisher has termed "capitalist realism," or a resigned acceptance of capitalism and an inability to imagine other possibilities.
With the increased prominence of movements like the New Faculty Majority and the MLA Subconference, along with the sensational cases of Margaret Mary Vojtko and Mary-Faith Cerasoli, criticism on the social/economic factors which shape the processes of higher education has emerged as an urgent and vital component of the contemporary humanities. A growing body of scholarship has placed labour issues, student debt, the job market, education funding, and resource allocation among the fundamental elements which condition the production and distribution of knowledge in not just the humanities, but the university as a whole.
The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We welcome proposals for 15-20 minute presentations by MA and Doctoral students on all aspects of literature and social justice across any specialties within the discipline of English, comparative literature, or modern languages. Scholars working in all time periods, genres, and theoretical methodologies are welcome to submit abstracts. Potential topics could include, but are not restricted to:
-questions on whether literature should be socially or morally "useful"
-the current state of didactic literature
Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys
Publication date: June 29, 2015
Abstract Deadline: March 1/Paper Deadline April, 18 2015/Deadline for final version: May 15, 2015
Peer Reviewed. Independently Published 2X yearly. Never for Profit.
I am a wind on sea, I am Ocean wave, I am Roar of sea... (Rees, p 98)
The music, dance, performance and story-art: the living philosophy of the traditions of the indigenous peoples of this earth.
Subjects under consideration but not limited to: