This session seeks papers that explore the concept of citizenship in hemispheric American literature. The scale and severity of the current immigration crisis in the United States presses us to reconsider how the category of citizenship produces exclusions and abuses that arise from our national imaginary. Thus, we seek papers that broaden our understanding of citizenship beyond the spatially-bounded to better grasp the range of categories that bestow and rescind national belonging. Recent work, such as Carrie Hyde’s Civic Longing: The Speculative Origins of U.S. Citizenship, reframes citizenship as an imaginative longing that sutures the legal concept of the citizen to the cultural work of fiction.
ethnicity and national identity
The ever-growing distribution of Bollywood films worldwide, and in Europe, brings into focus the translational practices of dubbing and subtitling as crucial elements that affect the reception of this cinema abroad, as well as the role they play as cultural filters of one culture to another. In the past few years, the use of Indian accents in Bollywood cinema have caused dissent on the way specific linguistic cultures have been depicted and translated, problematising the use of multilingualism and its nuances in India. Thus, is cinema a universal language?
Asia Pacific and the Spaces Beyond
An Interdisciplinary, International Conference organised by
The School of Arts, Murdoch University, in cooperation with the
Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
** WESTERN AUSTRALIA **
June 27-28, 2019
Psychoanalytic theory continues to be a powerfully productive discourse for queer theory, critical race theory, Asian-American studies, and Black studies. Queer theorists, for example, have located in Sigmund Freud’s “Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality” the “polymorphous perversity” that constitutes all human sexuality. Yet, while queer theory and psychoanalysis has had a lot to say about subject formation, the death drive, and anti-social forms of belonging, they have had very little to say on the conditions which allow access to such conceptual models.
CFP: Forms of Migration: An International Conference on Transnational Literature & Innovative Aesthetics
May 2—4, 2019: University of Graz (Graz, Austria)
This panel seeks to open a conversation about how formal experiments in the contemporary American novel attempt to find new ways to discuss race, and what these experiments might signal about the future of the novel.
Call for Papers
The 29th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf
[CFP] A Special Issue of Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies: “VISUALIZING VIOLENCE”
Deadline for article: Completed article-length manuscripts will be due 30 November, 2018. Manuscripts should be written in English, between 6,000-8,000 words in length with documentation in MLA format.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Penn State’s Department of Asian Studies announces Global Asias 5, a biennial conference hosted to complement the work of our award-winning journal Verge: Studies in Global Asias (published by the University of Minnesota Press). By bringing into relation work in Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Asian Diaspora Studies, Verge covers Asia and its diasporas, East to West, across and around the Pacific, from a variety of humanistic perspectives—anthropology, art history, literature, history, sociology, and political science— in order to develop comparative analyses that recognize Asia’s place(s) in the development of global culture and history.
We would like to call to your attention to a panel that will be held at NeMLA's 50th Anniversary Convention in Washington, D.C. next spring (March 21-24, 2019). The calls for papers are copied below. Abstracts may be submitted in English or French through NeMLA's online portal: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17513 until September 30, 2018.
Human/Animal Voices: Language as a Tool for Humanizing the Transcultural Experience