“Ted Kooser: Fifty Years of Poetry that Matters”
Prior to the 20th century and until this moment in history, American women as an ensemble have challenged the political, social, economic, and religious systems that demote humans based on race, gender, ethnicity, sex, religion, class, or even political affiliations. Recently, on January 20, 2018, women assembled and marched for justice, equality, and humanity.In her 2016 book titled Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly, Judith Butler suggests,
At the Boundaries of Ourselves: Masculinities & Decoloniality
Brandon University Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Brandon University is located on Treaty 2 territory, the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Assiniboine, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
DATES: April 11-13, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Kim Anderson (Guelph) and Rob Baldwin (Guelph)
Call for Papers: At the Boundaries of Ourselves: Masculinities & Decoloniality
While historical and literary archives have long been integral to the study of the humanities, they are more than simple repositories for historical artifacts. They don’t just preserve works and fragments to be studied, they help us, as scholars, to actively engage in the public sphere. As Randall C. Jimerson notes “Archivists can use the power of archives to promote accountability, open government, diversity, and social justice.” In doing so, archivists can democratize information and open up new avenues of knowing by employing ethical and objective—but not neutral—strategies. This can be especially important for subjugated communities, who’s histories and cultures have been bound and kept distinct.
Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon: Recovery and Reception
33rd Annual MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.) Conference: "Underground Histories"
The aim of the conference is to create a forum for the exchange of experience, to present research findings, and for discussion relating to widely conceived linguistic and cultural issues on local and global levels. Our invitation is especially directed towards modern language specialists, who are particularly concerned with the above-mentioned issues. Due to the wide scope of the conference, we will also be enthusiastically welcoming to our college representatives of other related academic disciplines. Languages of the conference: English, German, French, Polish (possibly others, depending on the organized panel in a given language).
This special issue of NANO will explore the significance of the recently released third season of the seminal television show, Twin Peaks. Controversial from the outset and divisive to fans and critics alike, the new Twin Peaks (2017) is emerging as perhaps even more radical and important than the original series (1990-1991). The original Twin Peaks is often considered the first cult television show that spawned intensive fan followings in the emergent world of the web, and the immense catalogue of paratexts and influences the series has inspired since has never been fully tabulated. As a central work of American surrealism, a universe of oddities continues to find Twin Peaks’s orbit.
Apollon intends to publish superior examples of undergraduate humanities research from a variety of disciplines as well as intellectual approaches.
We invite abstracts for chapters that explore protest and resistance in relation to Brexit Britain and the Trump-era United States. We are interested in media created in response to these seismic periods of political change, media created in the period leading up to them, and media that more broadly deals with themes related to populism, politics, and power. As well as discussing media that can be seen as protest or resistance, this collection will consider media forms that fail to resist, or those that merely hint at protest. In doing this we can also consider the responsibility of media creators to engage in and respond to political shifts and crises.
LGBTQ Comics Reader: Critical Challenges, Future Directions
CFP: LGBTQ Comics Studies Reader (University of Mississippi Press)