Western Literature Association Session at MLA 2018 (January 4-7, NYC)
ethnicity and national identity
Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel
Topic: “Artists and Activists”
The Midwest Modern Language association invites proposals for the 2017 conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Papers on any topic will be considered, yet participants are welcome to explore this year's conference theme: “Artists and Activists.” A general description of this theme can be found here.
Call for Speakers
“Narratives of the Third Generation”
Roundtable within the framework of IABA Europe 2017: Life Writing, Europe and New Media
June 7-9, 2017, King's College London, Strand Campus in Central London
Organizer: Marta Lysik
REPRESENTATIONS OF HOME 2
Conflict and/or (Be)longing: Thinking with Stories and Images
Venue: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, 16-17 November 2017
People not only think about stories; far more consequentially, people think with stories.
Arthur W. Frank, Letting Stories Breathe: A Socio-Narratology, 2010: 47.
Revisiting the Elegy: Mourning and Resistance
“And there is pause, a breathspace in the strife;/A spirit brave has passed beyond the mists/And vapors that obscure the sun of life./And
Ethiopia, with bosom torn,/Laments the passing of her noblest born.”
CFP: Donald Trump and the Media | Long Beach Indie Film, Media, and Music Conference
Location: Long Beach, CA (Hilton Long Beach Hotel/Cinemark at the Pike Theaters)
Dates: August 30-September 3, 2017
Abstract Deadline: April 15, 2017
Embracing global diversity, the Long Beach Indie International Film, Media, and Music Conference invites individual papers and full panels representing any topic (e.g. theory, production, history, criticism, preservation, etc.) related to film, television, music, mass communication, journalism, digital media, or the entertainment industry broadly defined.
A.K. Ramanujan in a poem entitled “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House” had mused, “Sometimes I think that nothing/that ever comes into this house/goes out. Things come in every day/to lose themselves among other things/lost long ago among/other things lost long ago”. The description may seem oddly apt for the field of postcolonial studies which continues to search for new shores even as some of the concerns of the past begin to fade with the inevitable processes of history. Even as the field remains committed to a quest for emancipation from violence and discrimination and deprivation, caused by the forces of race, class, gender, sexuality and a number of other factors, the modalities continue to change and the boundaries begin to blur.
In addressing the conference theme of “Artists and Activists,” the Permanent Section on Native American Literature seeks proposals exploring a broad literary context for recent protests and legal action against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Possible topics may explore literary activism in the tradition of Standing Rock Sioux scholar Vine Deloria. Papers addressing activism with ecological perspectives are encouraged. Possible focus could include historical voices such as Sarah Winnemucca, William Apess, Zitkála Šá, or Jane Johnston Schoolcraft or more recent authors such as Gerald Vizenor, Louis Owens, Leslie Marmon Silko, Simon Ortiz, Thomas King, Louise Erdrich, or Sherman Alexie.
Call for Papers
Asian and Asian American Culture Area
2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Wednesday-Sunday, 18 - 22 October 2017
St. Louis, Missouri
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
Deadline: April 30, 2017
The Asian and Asian American Culture Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2017.
Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to Asian and Asian American cultures. Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:
Abstracts that look at the politics of space, place, empire, mapping, environmentalism as related to gender/race in late 19th century/early American literature. 250 words maximum with brief bio.