The impressive amount of historical, fictional and analytical texts inspired by the Indian Partition makes it rather difficult for anybody to find a new angle of research that might reveal other unexpected nuances hidden under the layers of textuality the event has already gathered. The plethora of scholarly studies and anthologies focused on the Partition have tried to analyze the innumerable aspects of this historic moment from a variety of perspectives in the attempt to either recreate the event, rememorize and better understand it or to assess its socio, political, historical, national and emotional implications.
Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism: CALL FOR PAPERS
"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".
The 2015 First Book Institute
June 7-13, 2015
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at PennsylvaniaStateUniversity
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, DukeUniversity and Editor of American Literature
The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites proposals for the 13th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Transnational Comics: Crossing Gutters, Transcending Boundaries." The conference will be held in Gainesville, Florida from April 8th to10th, 2016. Confirmed keynote speakers are comics scholars John Lent (Professor Emeritus, Temple University, Editor of International Journal of Comic Art), Derek Parker Royal (Clinical Associate Professor, University of Texas, Dallas) and international comics translator Edward Gauvin.
American literature has often turned its lens on Asia and Africa, evoking tropes of the exotic with American values presented as the standard. Americans within these narratives are often presented as the adventurous travelers, who return with their impressions of a "strange" land and its people.
Keynote: Omise'eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015
Kinships that cross boundaries often entail radical decenterings of family, community, or subjectivity. What happens when Yellow Peril supports Black Power in Ferguson? When Maggie Simpson holds up a Je Suis Charlie sign? When, in a single frame, Kordale and Kaleb dismantle stale notions of Black masculinity, queerness, and fatherhood?
Can we undomesticate kinship?
This panel invites papers that contrast the writing and life of Ernest Hemingway with aspects of the American West. For example, papers might focus on "The Wine of Wyoming," Robert Jordan's Montana roots, or places where the west appears in stories like "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." Papers might also look at new ways of viewing Hemingway's own western experiences or later friendships with people like Lloyd and Tillie Arnold.
Please send a 250 word proposal and brief CV to Professor Sara Kosiba (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than March 10th, 2015.
"More than Writing: Narratives" Graduate Conference
Department of English Graduate Student Conference
Minnesota State University, Mankato, Centennial Student Union
The third annual English Department graduate student conference is a collaborative symposium focused on narratives across all English-focused academic disciplines. This conference will also include Q&A sessions with working professionals from the community who are represented both inside and outside of academia. The conference committee requests presentations from scholars across all English programs including Creative Writing, English Studies, Teaching English as a Second Language, Teaching Writing, and Technical Communication.
CALL FOR PAPERS: "Circum-Caribbean Poetics"
Professor Jana Braziel (email@example.com) and Nicasio Urbina (firstname.lastname@example.org) are issuing a "Call for Papers" for a special issue of Cincinnati Romance Review (slated for publication in spring 2016) devoted to the theme of Circum-Caribbean Poetics.
Submissions Due September 1, 2015.
This session invites proposals for papers that rethink the narratological, cultural, and/or historical significance of literary character and characterization in the nineteenth century. Papers might consider character in relationship to affect and feeling; cognitive studies and theories of mind; digital textual analysis; or political and economic theory. Please email a 250-word abstract and short bio to Anna E. Clark (email@example.com) by 13 March 2015.