Many claim that the heyday of postcolonial studies has passed. Scholars have criticized the premises of postcolonial theory (Chibber), questioned the relevance of empire to British culture (Porter), and defended the legacy of British imperialism (Ferguson). Others have found postcolonial modes of analysis predictable or exhausted. New frameworks have arisen instead: global Anglophone, cosmopolitanism, the “new” world literature, and modernist studies with its temporal expansion into the contemporary. Yet, as Robert Young argues, the postcolonial has always been about what is unfinished, incomplete, and left over.
Title: Make America Hate Again: Trump-Era Horror & the Politics of Fear
Collection Editor: Dr Victoria McCollum (Ulster University)
Deadline for Abstracts: September 30, 2017
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2018 Annual Meeting
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
March 29th-April 1st, 2018
Call for Papers
American Literature Association Annual Conference
May 24-27, 2018
San Francisco, CA
The Ernest Hemingway Society will sponsor two panels at the upcoming ALA Conference:
Ambulance Driver: Hemingway and the First World War
The panel will explore three questions: Is it possible to establish a precise relationship between Jacques Lacan and post-modernist literature in general? Can one isolate specific important themes in post-modernist literature and establish connections between these themes and Lacan? Focusing on the Oedipus conflict as it developed in Lacan, can one establish relationships between Lacan and post-modernist writers?
This panel has two underlying goals.
Digital America is now accepting submissions for Issue No. 10. We are an online journal that focuses on digital art and culturewith an eye towards impactful perspectives in the digital age, as well as danalyzing what it means to live in our current political climate. We are looking for critical essays, film, artwork, design, and reviews that question, analyze, and/or hack the tools of digital culture. We are also interested in work that explores how new behaviors and global networks of power and influence are examining what it means to be American.
Studies in American Humor (StAH), a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ), has published scholarly critical essays, review essays, and book reviews on all aspects of American humor since 1974. The premier journal for scholarship on humor, StAH addresses a wide spectrum of American humor, past and present. As a service to its audience of scholars and students in the humanities, especially literary, cultural, and media studies, StAH has featured an annual review of current scholarship, “The Year’s Work in American Humor Studies,” since 1999.
Poe’s global influence and affinities have been a mainstay of Poe studies for decades, and various literary critics have argued that his foreign admirers (especially his French advocates) have shaped our current understanding and appreciation of Poe. Few scholars, however, have written about how they teach Poe in global terms.
Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks: The Return
Edited by Antonio Sanna
CALL FOR PAPERS: PRISON NARRATIVES AND CRIMINALIZATION
Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal is seeking submissions for a special issue on “Prison Narratives and Criminalization.” Submissions may include scholarly essays, research articles, personal narratives, interviews, and oral histories or commentary. Articles should focus on any aspect of criminalization and/or imprisonment in North America.
Possible themes for submissions include: