Scholars agree that English and French, whether language, literature, or culture, had a strong relationship in the Middle Ages. Despite their mutual interactions and back-and-forth distribution of power, the portrayal of the relationship has remained fairly static, frequently described as French influence on English writing but not the other way around. Rather than a unidirectional influence, however, we should perhaps consider the relationship to be one of exchange. How might English ideas have influenced French ones? How might both peoples have viewed each other on a day-to-day level?
ethnicity and national identity
Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, April 17 – Saturday, April 20, 2019
In their 2011 text, Teaching Science Fiction, Andy Sawyer and Peter Wright posit that science fiction is "one of the most effective genres for challenging the perspectives of a student body" (1). Yet Teaching Science Fiction is one of the few recent compendiums on teaching speculative fiction; the last significant scholarly focus on speculative fiction and pedagogy was in the 1970s and 1980s. The majority of publications after 2000 on teaching science fiction consider the teaching of science through science fiction.
The claim in support of the Romani community’s Indian origin -- what the Orientalists first propounded is now reinforced by Genetics -- was, during the 18-19th centuries, premised upon the homophony between Romani and Indian languages. This was in line with notions of ‘border thinking’ so pervasive within the Orientalist discourse, and has since then provoked classist vis-à-vis confrontations and ideological practices of territorializing ‘differential space’ (Lefebvre, 1992). Taking off from here, the Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia is organizing an international symposium during 25-26 January 2019, which seeks to reflect on:
Place, Space, Region and Cultural Identity in Anglophone Literatures, Arts and Cultures
Prešov, Slovakia, November 20-21, 2018
We invite paper proposals for our panel at the 50th convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association taking place in Washington DC, March 21-24, 2019.
The purpose of the Southeast Indian Studies Conference is to provide a forum for discussion of the culture, history, art, health and contemporary issues of Native Americans in the Southeast. The conference serves as a critical venue for scholars, students and all persons interested in American Indian Studies in the region.
Call for Panel Papers : NeMLA Conference 2019
Sounding the alarm: ecological crimes and transnational crises
Faced with ecological disaster and the migratory crisis, what roles can literature, cinema and popular culture play in raising awareness and empowering human beings? This session welcomes contributions in the fields of contemporary francophone literature and cinema that address the problem of violence against wildlife and explore solutions to this violence in a transnational context.
Since 2005, when Sianne Ngai first developed the concept of “animatedness” to describe the ways that racialized bodies are made machine-like through external manipulation, Ngai’s work has continued to provide a useful foundation for investigating representations of black voices and black bodies in African American literature and culture. This session seeks papers that will contribute to this broader scholarly conversation by considering the ways in which black bodies have continued to be voiced, mediated, automatized, and silenced by external forces.