This panel, which has been accepted for the 2019 ASLE biennial conference, seeks to respond to the following questions, among others: How do contemporary African novels inform us about the cultural formations and emerging global realities in the post-1960 world and help us reimagine African environments at the margins? In what ways postcolonial ecocritical engagements with African fictional narratives are crucial to open up the imaginative horizon of non-Western environmental epistemologies and ontologies? Why is the novel form significant in invoking both the place-based and the planetary sense of environmental imagination?
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS
We’re seeking chapter-length contributions to an edited volume on feminism and comics and graphic novels. Though all proposals relevant to either theme are welcome, we’re especially interested in contributions that:
Postcolonial Studies Association Convention
University of Manchester
11–13 September 2019
Paper and panel proposals are invited from academics, scholars and postgraduates as well as community organisers and activists with interests in any area of postcolonial studies from any disciplinary, cross- or interdisciplinary perspective and practice.
The Special Topic of the 2019 Convention is Justice.
Proposals for panels and papers on this theme are particularly encouraged.
The Department of Turkish Literature at Bilkent University invites applications for its annual graduate conference. The general theme of the upcoming conference is “Comparative Approaches to Turkish Literature.”
This two-day conference aims to offer a forum for young scholars interested in looking at Turkish literature(s) broadly defined through new and comparative perspectives, in positioning Turkish literature authors and texts within the framework of world literature, and in discussing relations between Turkish literature and other literatures.
Possible topics may include:
Call for Papers: Stephen Crane Society, ALA 2019
The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions:
Lenin 2020 edited collection—call for abstracts (Oct. 31)
This edited collection of essays seeks to answer the following question: what does “Lenin” and “Leninism” signify today? What is the future of Leninism? Why, after thirty years of iconoclasm (that involved the removal of statues of Lenin throughout the former socialist world), in spite of concerted efforts to demote, deconstruct, and discredit Leninist mode of thinking, does the specter of Lenin return to haunt our turbulent political present?
Call for Proposals: Critical Pedagogy in the 21st Century
Center for Educational Equity and Intercultural Research (CEEIR) ConferenceLaFetra College of Education, University of La Verne
March 2, 2019, 9AM-5PM, Abraham Campus Center The Center for Educational Equity and Intercultural Research (CEEIR) invites you to submit a
proposal for a paper presentation, poster, workshop, or performance at our 2nd annual conference on
March 2, 2019. This year’s theme, “Critical Pedagogy in the 21st Century” is a call to students,
educators, practitioners, scholars, and citizens to examine how and why critical pedagogy continues
CUNY Graduate Center English Student Association Conference BLACK LIVES
Thursday, April 11 - Friday, April 12, 2019
CUNY Graduate Center New York, NY
New Humanities: The Ethico-Critical Imperative
Call for Essay Proposals: Teaching Literature and Writing in PrisonsEdited by Sheila Smith McKoy and Patrick Elliot Alexander
CALL FOR PAPERS
Bearing Witness: Reading James Baldwin in the 21st Century
(A Critical Anthology)
“Perhaps I did not succumb to ideology . . . because I have never seen myself as a spokesman. I am a witness. In the church in which I was raised you were supposed to bear witness to the truth. Now, later on, you wonder what in the world the truth is, but you do know what a lie is.”—James Baldwin, Interview by Julius Lester
Call for Papers
Pauline E. Hopkins Society
American Literature Association
30th Annual Conference
May 23-26, 2019
Afrofuturism and Pauline Hopkins
- 6th International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture “Traces of Multiculturalism” 19-20 May 2017-Kaunas, Lithuania
Essays are invited from academics, scholars, research aspirants and animal advocates.
ABO: An Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 (https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/abo/) solicits articles that provide practical, theoretical, and critical ways of engaging women and the arts, 1640-1830, through digital means.
Among other topics, articles might analyze or encourage new ways of looking at texts connected to women and the arts, or women’s presence and absence in electronic collections, projects, or data sets. ABO also solicits peer reviews of digital tools and projects focusing on women in the arts, 1640-1830, and invites submission of digital tools and projects for peer review.
New Edited collection on the fictional and non-fictional works of Zadie Smith
2nd Global Conference
The End of Life Experience
Dying, Death and Culture in the 21st Century
Saturday 13th April 2019 to Sunday 14th April 2019
Join us for a fast-paced, interdisciplinary fueled two days of learning, sharing and connection as we engage with one another, across disciplines, practices and professions to transform the end of life into a person-centered experience.
“Pilgrimages and Tourism”International Conference15-16 June, 2019 – Cambridge, UKorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Pilgrimages are ancient practices of humankind and are associated with a great variety of religious, spiritual and secular traditions. In today’s world the number of visits to sacred sites such as Santiago de Compostela (Spain), La Virgen de Guadalupe (Mexico), Matka Boska Czetochowska (Poland), secular places such as Graceland, home of Elvis Presley, Eifel Tower in Paris, Hiroshima Peace Museum and virtual pilgrimages, facilitated by video and satellite links is growing. With them, tourism both individual and in groups has been steadily increasing and changing.
Article proposals are welcomed for an upcoming edited collection on South Asian Gothic, edited by Deimantas Valanciunas and Katarzyna Ancuta.
Date: March 18–19, 2019
You’re invited to dig deep into issues you care about, learn something new, and connect with colleagues at Preservation Summer School! Preservation Pennsylvania will host the Statewide Conference on Heritage from June 19-21, 2019 at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA. (Franklin County)
REQUEST FOR SESSION PROPOSALS
Seeking proposals for insightful and educational conference sessions, of interest to an audience composed of professionals and volunteers in the fields of historic preservation, architecture, cultural resource management, planning, real estate development, government, nonprofit, and for-profit communities.
London ConferenceInternational Conference on Gender Studies: “Gender and Power”2 March 2019 – London, UKorganised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary ResearchThe conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
Recent critical focus on media and technology maps efforts to create a dynamic classroom that at its best enriches the teaching and learning at the university. But the long-standing interest in media as a means to reach students and enhance delivery also points to an absence in current scholarship, which has not been attentive to that same media as content in the humanities classroom.
Elizabeth Bowen Review: Volume 2, 2019, Call for Papers
The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the second volume of the journal in May 2019.
Essays may cover any theme or specific work, but the editors are particularly interested in the less-explored areas of Bowen scholarship. These include:
Bowen’s short stories
Bowen as a reviewer and critic
Bowen’s travel writing (e.g. A Time in Rome)
Bowen’s non-fictional writings (Bowen’s Court, Seven Winters, The Shelbourne)
Bowen as a comic writer
Paradise on Fire: ASLE 2019 Conference Call for Papers
June 26-30, 2019
University of California, Davis
CALL FOR PAPERS
Conference Website: https://www.asle.org/conference/biennial-conference/
Submission Site: https://asle.submittable.com/submit
Kinship, Community, and Activism in the Cultural Production of the Black Diaspora
“To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination.” ― bell hooks, Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope
Building on the work of our three previous collections, Spaces of Surveillance (2017), Surveillance, Race, Culture (2018) and Surveillance, Architecture and Control: Discourses on Spatial Culture (2018), this call seeks papers investigating the role of nostalgia on screen from within the context of contemporary American culture and politics.