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Annual International Conference 2018: Identity and Memory in War and Peacebuilding

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:04pm
Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies - Liverpool Hope University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Call for Papers Annual International Conference July 2, 2018: Identity and Memory in War and Peacebuilding

Date of the Conference: July 2, 2018

Place: Hope Park Campus, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park Liverpool L16 9JD

Deadline for paper submissions: April 1, 2018

Identity and memory play key overlapping roles in both war and peacebuilding. Indeed, the construction of collective identities can make a difference between choosing war or choosing more peaceful paths to dispute resolution. Identity is also deeply entwined in the ways we choose to remember past wars, through commemorations and memorials.

“Bites Here and There”: Literal and Metaphorical Cannibalism across Disciplines

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:03pm
Giulia Champion / University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

“Bites Here and There”:

Literal and Metaphorical Cannibalism across Disciplines


17th November 2018

University of Warwick

Funded by the Humanities Research Centre and

the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies



Call for papers

Deadline: 17th July 2018

Keynote speaker: Professor Manuel Barcia (University of Leeds)



Inventing Otherness, Dissent, and Controversy

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:03pm
Significations Graduate Student Conference - California State University, Los Angeles
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Paper Topics:

Significations Graduate Student Conference theme for 2018 is “Inventing Otherness, Dissent, and Controversy.” This conference invites submissions that question the essence of individuality, the process of “otherness” and contextualization of dissent and controversial topics. We also accept submissions that go beyond the conference theme. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, we welcome all fields of study. Some fields of interest include: Critical Theory, Philosophy, History, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Pan-African American Studies, Native American Studies, Sociology, Psychology, and anything including the Natural and Social Sciences.


African Literary Criticism Online

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:52pm
The Africa since 1990 Forum of the MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ref. MLA 2019: African Literary Criticism Online

The 2019 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, Jan 3-6, 2019

 Summary Call

African Literary Criticism Online. Discussions about the emergence of online criticism as a site for understanding knowledge production in/about Africa. Send 250 word abstracts and a one-page CV before March 15 to Naminata Diabate, with ‘MLA PANEL” in subject line.

 Expanded Call

All the world's a stage: performance and the public stage

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 2:08pm
Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2018


SAGES Sixth Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference

The University of Akron

Student Union

March 15, 2018



Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:45pm
ASA-UK, Birmingham, UK, 11-13 September 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Nelson Mandela’s A long walk to freedom (1994) is probably the most well-known autobiography from Africa that relates to the issue of detention, but it is certainly not the only one. In the course of Africa’s history, many autobiographical texts have been produced that relate to confinement and imprisonment. Thus, including Mandela’s autobiographical narrative, there exists a large body of texts that relates to the conditions of imprisonment during Apartheid. Furthermore, a number of African autobiographical texts discuss colonial detention; a case in point being the Mau Mau memoirs from Kenya.

CFP: New Biopolitics for Georgetown University Interdisciplinary Journal

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:34pm
Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

Predicate: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Journal

Theme: New Biopolitics


Michel Foucault defines biopolitics as “this very specific, albeit very complex, power that has

the population as its target, political economy as its major form of knowledge and apparatuses of

security [or dispositifs] as its essential technical instrument.” Timothy Campbell and Adam Sitze,

in turn, describe the “biopolitical turn” as “a proliferation of studies, claiming Foucault as an

inspiration, on the relations between ‘life’ and ‘politics.’”

As scholars have further engaged with and complicated the concept of biopolitics, new trends

Why Remember? Remains, Ruins, Reconstructions; 2018 Sarajevo

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:33pm
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Why Remember?Ruins, Remains and Reconstructions in Times of War and Its Aftermath3-Day Symposium in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, June 27th-29th, 2018, Hotel EuropeKeynote Speaker: Donald Weber, Photographer

Sponsored by London College of Communication, University of the Arts London; Salem State University Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester UK; WARM Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina


Dr. Paul Lowe, University of the Arts, London, UK

Dr. Stephenie Young, Salem State University, USA

Professor Kenneth Morrison, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

CFP: Lusophone/Hispanophone Caucus at ALA 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:32pm
Lusophone/Hispanophone Caucus of African Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018

In line with the theme proposed for the 44th annual meeting of the African Literature Association in 2018, “The Environments of African Literature”, the Lusophone/Hispanophone Caucus (LHCALA) invites submissions for roundtables, paper or poster presentations that engage Lusophone and/or Hispanophone perspectives. We seek submissions that consider ways by which multiple environments as cited in the general call—physical, institutional, ideological, symbolic, discursive, cultural, and technological (among others)—feature in and affect the production, dissemination and reception of Lusophone and Hispanophone literature (comprising various expressions of creative endeavor including essays, film, music, narrative, poetry, digital material, and visual texts).