This panel consists of conversations relating to Edward Said's critical treatise Orientalism (1978). We will embark on dialogic evaluations of Said's work through a discussion of the representation of the so-called "Orient" in contemporary literature, social media, and pop culture. There are several examples of texts or narratives exploiting individuals because of their ethnicity, and we have discovered several texts by immigrants or the children of immigrants who have succumb to utilizing stereotypes of their own culture for commercial purposes and appropriating their own culture for the sake of attention and wealth.
This volume will explore ‘ordinary writing’ – that is, ‘writing that is typically unseen or ignored and is primarily defined by its status as discardable’ – as an important new way in which to approach the power and identity of marginalised groups in Edwardian Britain (1901-1914). The Edwardian era is often described as a period of intense social conflict and upheaval marked by a heightened awareness of class consciousness, inequality and poverty. Vast social, political and economic changes led to an increasing mobilisation of the lower classes and women, while also bringing about a rise in the number of anarchists and revolutionaries.
Montana State University – Northern
College of Arts, Sciences, and Education
is proud to announce the inaugural Northern Montana Interdisciplinary Conference (NMIC)
January 25-26, 2019
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: NMIC
Conference Date: January 25-26, 2019
Deadline for Proposals: October 31, 2018
The Popular Culture Scholars Association at Bowling Green State University is excited to announce the 6th Annual Ray Browne Conference—Formulas in Flux: Conventions and Adaptability in Popular Culture—to be held Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th, 2019.
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Intersex
17-19 July 2019
University of Lincoln, UK
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
13th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English April 24-26, 2019
The Conference will be jointly hosted by Gaziantep University, Department of English Language & Literature & The English Language & Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA)
The Conference will address topics from the fields of
Spaces and Places
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Saturday 13th April - Sunday 14th April 2019
Every day we live and we move through spaces that have been created to be significant. We recognize, resonate and—consciously or unconsciously—react to this significance in a variety of different ways and on a number of differing levels.
CALL FOR PAPERS
OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 9(1). (ISSN 2093-5498)
We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.9 No.1 that will be published on January 31, 2018. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 9(1), please submit your manuscript by October 31, 2018. Submissions are open all year round.
About the Journal
Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture
Volume 11, Number 1, Fall 2019
“France and the United States in the Nineteenth Century: Publishing, Literature and Politics”
Guest-edited by Michaël Roy, Université Paris Nanterre
Book Title: The Diary as Literature Through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America
Editor: Angela Hooks, PhD
Fat Studies is an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of “fatness” and “the fat body”; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture. Fat Studies uses body size as the starting point for a wide-ranging theorization and explication of how societies and cultures, past and present, have conceptualized all bodies and the political/cultural meanings ascribed to every body. Fat Studies reminds us that all bodies are inscribed with the fears and hopes of the particular culture they reside in, and these emotions often are mislabeled as objective “facts” of heal
World literature has a tremendous capacity to broaden literary canons, but, when taught without a focus on translation, can succumb to cultural deracination, philological bankruptcy, and “the worst tendencies of capitalism” (Damrosch and Spivak 456). The World Literature Pedagogical Spaces seminar addresses these concerns by fostering interdisciplinary collaboration between scholars and teachers in literary studies, comparative literature, and translation. This roundtable’s goal is to diversify and exchange ideas on world literature in theory and practice, while developing sensitivity to translation in cross-cultural literary study and giving equal attention to scholarship, pedagogy, and praxis.
2019 LAW AND HUMANITIES JUNIOR SCHOLARS WORKSHOP
Call for Papers
Columbia Law School, Georgetown University Law School, Stanford Law School, UCLA School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Southern California Center for Law, History, and Culture invite submissions for the thirteenth meeting of the Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop, to be held at Penn Law School in Philadelphia, PA, on June 2 and 3, 2019.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Postcolonial Studies Association Convention 2019
Call for Papers:
Panel on “East Asian Imperialisms and Narrative Media in the Long 20th Century”
Nazry Bahrawi, Senior Lecturer, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Waiyee Loh, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Warwick
Michael Tsang, Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow, Newcastle University
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Luke Waltzer, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Lisa Brundage, Macaulay Honors College, CUNY
Teresa Ober, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Call for Papers: “Borders and Cross-Cultural Encounters”
March 1-2, 2019
Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris Lippard, University of Utah
The Southwest English Symposium (SWES) is a regional humanities conference held annually at Arizona State University. The conference provides graduate and advanced undergraduate students with an opportunity to present original scholarship before an interdisciplinary audience. We encourage proposals from a diverse range of disciplines within the humanities and other disciplines.
Home, Community, and Culture
3rd Annual Languages and Literature Conference
Comparative Literature Graduate Association
Louisiana State University
March 29 - 30, 2019
“Meaning is a shaky edifice we build out of scraps, dogmas, childhood injuries, newspaper articles, chance remarks, old films, small victories, people hated, people loved; perhaps it is because our sense of what is the case is constructed from such inadequate materials that we defend it so fiercely, even to death.”
– Salman Rushdie,
The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, March 29-31, 2019, in Anaheim, CA. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.
The Origins of Literary Studies at American Universities
We have found the recent debates that pit formalism against historicism to be rather dissatisfying. This seminar holds that the way out of this false dichotomy is through Marxism. We seek to understand how Marxism and related political positions offer a fruitful engagement with literary and aesthetic form precisely because of their political perspectives. Moreover, from the standpoint of Marxism, we are interested in how social and historical issues are formal issues in aesthetics.
The Diary as Literature Through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America
Seeking abstracts for a roundtable discussion at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) to be held March 21 -24, 2019 in Washington DC
The deadline for abstract proposals is September 30, 2018.
UPDATE: Accepted proposals will also have the opportunity to submit a book chapter for the book "The Diary as Literature through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America. I am the editor and have an interested publisher.
The economic realities facing today’s undergraduate population have led to a proliferation of enrollments into PhD programs. The unfortunate reality is that the majority of these neophyte graduate students are waiting for jobs that are either no longer available or never existed in the first place. Concurrently, for right or wrong, in US colleges and universities at all levels, adjunct and contingent faculty members are no longer in the minority. These part-time and non-tenure track (NTT) instructors outnumber their tenured and tenure-track counterparts at many two-year and four-year institutions.
Call for papers for a roundtable at the 2019 Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Washington, D.C., March 21-24, 2019.
Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2018.
This panel will explore whether global city fiction is a viable category for global Anglophone fiction, and if so, whether the genre can facilitate revisions of dominant concepts in postcolonial or global studies.
Urban Otium: Materialities, Practices, Representations
International and interdisciplinary conference, Freiburg, 2nd-4th May 2019
Call for Papers
It is our pleasure to invite you to submit paper proposals or panels for our 39th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. We will accept proposals dealing with all areas and aspects of Romance languages, literatures, and cultures. Proposals on film, popular culture, cultural studies, creative writing, Franco-Arabic and Hispano-Arabic studies, digital humanities, and non-canonical approaches to literature are especially welcome.
Attached you will find the Call for Papers with all the specifications and requirements to participate in our conference.
Submission deadline: December 15th, 2018.
Please submit 200 to 300-word abstracts, with title, for 15-minute papers/presentations on pedagogical approaches to grading multimodal assignments.
Panel ID: 17372
We are currently seeking proposals for a 5,000-word essay specifically focused on kink and graphic texts: graphic novels, comics, manga, etc. Proposals should explore both the kink and the graphic text(s) by engaging theoretical frameworks such as psychoanalysis, queer theory, rhetoric, and/or feminist theory.
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our twelfth year of issues.
Forthcoming thematic issues will include anarchism, including Black Bloc activism, ecological radicalism, animal rights radicalism, and right-wing forms of radicalism. We are particularly interested in articles on transnational subjects as well as on lesser-known examples of radicalism, as well as in articles that include theoretical and methodological considerations.
Call for Papers
Meeting of the 27th Annual
British Women Writers Conference
April 11-13, 2019