There are many ways in which humor manifests itself in Cuban and Cuban American literature and performance, and there are many reasons why. This humor, often referred to as choteo, frequently serves as more than mere comic relief and can express a criticism of a social, political, economic, and/or cultural concern both on the island and in the diaspora.
ethnicity and national identity
CFP: Alternate Words: Language and Identity in German Transnational Literature and Cinema (Sep 30 2018; March 21-24 2019) - Session 17365
50th Anniversary Convention: Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2019
Host Institution: Georgetown University
Humanitarian Violence: Literary Humanitarianism and the Ethics of Witnessing Revisited (ACLA Panel, March 2019)
This session takes the image of the “palimpsest” as its semantic inspiration to problematize the layerings of power that simultaneously obscure, erase, and recode the experiences of postcolonial queer bodies. As Judith Butler demonstrates in her engagement with Levinasian ethics, the structure of address between the “I” and the Other is an interruption of narratives that behooves the I’s need to be recognized by an interlocutor.
The 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention
Gaylord National Resort Center
March 21-24, 2019
Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples
Transnational Deafnicity? The Liminality of Deaf People in Literature
Call for papers: 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention (March 21-24 2019 at the Gaylord National Resort Center, Washington DC).
**Human/Animal Voices: Language as a Tool for Humanizing the Transcultural Experience**
In the current context of the unprecedented influx of migrants and the rise of xenophobia, this panel seeks to reflect on the dehumanization and inhumane treatment of the Other while examining the importance of empathy and coexistence.
The Society for the Study of the American Short Story seeks papers for two panels to be held at the November 2018 American Literature Association Symposium. The conference will convene in Santa Fe, NM, November 1-3, 2018, at the Drury Plaza Hotel.
The governing idea of the conference is Sights and Sites: Vision and Place in American Literature: What does it mean to envision the American landscape? What are the philosophical, psychological, and political factors that shape how writers look at a place and transform their perceptions into works of fiction, poetry, drama, travel writing, and autobiography? How does race, class, and gender influence the perception of natural and social sites?
WHITENESS IN THE POST-APARTHEID IMAGINARY
Call for Papers: African-American Literature at CEA 2019
Conference Dates: March 28-30, 2019
Conference Location: Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
The College English Association—a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies—welcomes proposals for presentations on African-American literature (and the theme of vision/revision) as part of our fiftieth annual conference in March 2019. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.