A century and a half after the abolition of slavery in the United States, the Underground Railroad, the formal and informal network of routes and people that helped fugitive slaves escape from the slaveholding South to freedom between the end of the 18th century and the Civil War, still draws considerable scholarly attention, whether it be through investigating its history or debating its many representations in public memory, literature and various art forms (Schulz, 2016). Considered “a model of democracy in action,” “the nation’s first great movement of civil disobedience since the American Revolution,” and “an epic of high drama” (Bordewich, 2005, p.
Call for Papers
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 11, 2018
If globalisation is characterised by simultaneous networks of information, has the concept of centres become obsolete? Or do certain recent geopolitical developments – the fading of America’s “global leadership” being counterbalanced by the rise of China’s, the latter’s new Belt and Road Initiative promising to become a new Silk Road, Britain’s exit from the EU, and the newly proposed trade agreements between Japan and Europe – put the world on the verge of a radical recentering? Will the burgeoning mega-cities in Asia displace the traditional nation-state in the competition for capital, status and enhanced technologies?
Critical Theory in the Age of the Alt Right: Reaffirming the Humanities
The Council of Graduate Art Historians at Arizona State University is pleased to announce “A Modern Day Salon de Refusés, Reconnecting with the Rejected”, their 12th annual graduate student research symposium. This year, the symposium will again be held on Saturday March 24th, at the Phoenix Art Museum, where we will be exploring undervalued works of art and their importance throughout history.
Borders and Borderlands
The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 6-8, 2018
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio
Call for Papers for Oxford Literary Review 41.1 (July 2019)
ext: writing extinction
Imagine thinking about extinction, starting from ext and extending, textually and extra-textually, and coming back to the raw, more-or-other-than-death thought, perhaps unthinkable, of extinction.
ext would suggest the perhaps for now truncated name of something needing thinking, a thought without a thinker, that would be more than a thought—extinction, textuality, extravagant thinking of the effects of a vanishing without trace, that we can’t face.
Marking 100 years since the end of the First World War and 80 years since the publication of Three Guineas, the 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf invites papers addressing the dual theme of Europe and Peace. From the ‘prying’, ‘insidious’ ‘fingers of the European War’ that Septimus Warren Smith would never be free of in Mrs Dalloway to Woolf’s call to ‘think peace into existence’ during the Blitz in ‘Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid’, questions of war and peace pervade her writings.
LNUC Concurrences, Linnaeus University, June 14-16, 2018. Sweden
Global Challenges: Borders, Populism and the Postcolonial Condition is an interdisciplinary
conference that brings together scholars in Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, History and Postcolonial
and Decolonial Studies. Confirmed keynote speakers are Dominick LaCapra, Carolyn Dean,
Boaventura de Sousa Santos, and Gurminder Bhambra. The conference considers current global
challenges in the light of the international development of the past 10 years. 2008 was the time when
the invasion of Iraq ground to a definitive halt, the global financial crisis unfolded, triggering a tactic of
Call for Applications
2018 Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute
Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Asian Studies Summer Institute, to be held June 10-16, 2018. This year’s Institute, co-directed by Leo Coleman (Hunter College/CUNY) and Jessamyn Abel (Penn State), focuses on the topic of “Infrastructure.”
The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2018 American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018. The first panel, a roundtable on "Teaching Kate Chopin," seeks short (seven-to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address an aspect of or strategy for teaching Chopin’s life or work. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks. The second panel seeks proposals relating to any aspect of Chopin’s life or work.
CITY & (DIS)ORDER
(Re)Mapping the Metropolis ; (De)Coding Urban (dis)order
in the Discourses of Culture
The renewed interest in exploring the urban theme in the arenas of culture studies and the constructs of literary and artistic creativity, has quite often coincided with the moments of crises, of major changes in the conceptualizing of historical processes and of the human experience and consciousness of environmental questions, of belonging and alienation.
We are looking for proposals for 60-minute presentations at the 2018 Annual Conference of the New England Translators Association. The conference will take place on Saturday, April 28, at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Our theme for 2018 is Diversity through Language. We are open to proposals from all sectors of the field of translation and interpreting and hope to once again have separate tracks for interpreting, translation and technical/support/tools.
We can pay a small honorarium for your presentation, as a token of gratitude. Registration for the conference is also waived for presenters.