Houston Baker Jr. describes the American blues as the Derridean "always already" of African American culture. In Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature, Baker states, "They [blues] are the multiplex enabling script in which Afro-American cultural discourse is inscribed." The blues document the violent history and traumas endured while affirming the "somebodiness of black people" (James Cone).
DEADLINE EXTENDED- Call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference
Proposals Due: April 6th, 2015 12am.
AFFECT: MEMORY, AESTHETICS, AND ETHICS
With Keynote Speakers: Lauren Berlant, John T. Cacioppo and Ronald de Sousa
Featuring Special Seminars by: Amy Schmitter, Daniel M. Gross, Isobel Armstrong and Noreen Giffney
18-20 September 2015, The Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Catwalk: The Journal of Fashion, Beauty, and Style, part of the Global Interdisciplinary Research Studies series, Oxford, UK, is a triple blind peer reviewed inter- and trans-disciplinary academic journal, published twice a year that emphasizes theoretical and methodological analyses of fashion, beauty, style. Lavishly illustrated in color and black/white with high production values, Catwalk publishes articles focused on the historical, social, cultural, psychological, political, business, media, technology, performance, representational, and artistic dimensions of fashion, beauty, and style.
This is a proposed panel for the MSA 17 conference in Boston in November 2015. The conference as a whole is entitled 'Modernism and Revolution'
International Colloquium: "Creativity, Political Repression and Censorship in the Iberian and Ibero-American Contexts"
Centro de Estudos Comparatistas
Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
Lisboa, 29-30 de Outubro de 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
This panel seeks to address how questions of faith have shaped cultural meanings in American literary history. In particular, it welcomes papers that examine the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do literary texts represent the connection between suffering and faith? How did the growth in secularity influence the way American writers conceptualized and responded to suffering? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?
Recent academic interests and explorations within the field of broadly understood American Studies have been largely concentrating on the unusual and exceptional aspects of American literature, art and life, such as wildness, transgression, excess, violence, sublimity, greatness, intemperance, extraordinariness. The questions which the conference is going to address will focus on the constructions and the place of the "ordinary" viewed from the perspective of various "home"-inspired discourses, from housing to domestic policy, through questions of family values, ethics of modesty, simplicity of living, unpretentiousness, individual and domestic security, American communities, localities and neighborhoods.
Reflections for Revenge Conference at the University of Leicester – only two weeks left to submit your abstract!
Please can I remind you all of the exciting new conference we are holding in September at the University of Leicester. The Call for Papers is open but will close on the 2nd April. For more details about the conference, and the wider collaboration into the study of revenge, please visit our website: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/criminology/research/current-projects/r... or contact us on email@example.com.
Is twitter fiction a new/emergent literary form, or is it a derivative shorthand narrative for a generation who won't/can't read long works? Looking for a paper to round out a panel on the role of Twitter in contemporary literature, and in particular an excavation of the publics producing/produced by it. Send a 250 word abstract and brief bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 25, 2015.
In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, "Provincializing English," that (in part) constitutes the foundation for my collection. Dr. Gikandi explains that there is no English but Englishes, a concept that is not novel, and yet not fully embraced by and/or employed in the academic circles. As Dr.