We are inviting abstracts for a publication on the British television series Auf Wiedersehen Pet to mark the 35th anniversary of its first screening. We are interested in a range of contributions including; academic articles, fan responses, reminiscences, revisiting locations, interviews, etc.
ethnicity and national identity
For many Latinx communities, the contemporary period can best be described as disastrous: natural disasters like Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in 2017, followed by the equally disastrous federal response; the sustained crisis at the US southern border, created through a series of cruel, inhumane, extra-legal, and illegal policies; ICE raids at workplaces that force children to come home from their first day of school to find their parents gone; indefinite separation and detention of children and families; US response to the crisis in Venezuela; detention of US citizens for suspicion of being undocumented; mass deportation with no promise of due process.
Call for Latin American graphic novel contributions to Graphic Novels as World Literature (edited collection, Bloomsbury)
The past few decades have been crucial for the dismantling of theory, formerly understood as a monolithic concept, applicable to a wide range of epochs and regions. Rather than a timeless or non-spatial concept, theory represents “a historically circumscribed mode of thinking about literature” (Galin Tihanov). Researchers informed by Edward Saidʼs “traveling theory” (James Clifford, Caren Kaplan, Mieke Bal) have also insisted on the enormous pressure of context in shaping and reshaping theory. Convincing metanarratives of itinerant international canonization in the 20th century literature (Mads Rosendahl Thomsen) have opened the theoretical debate.
Travelers through the Heart(s) of Empire
Wednesday 17th –
Friday 19th June
Reid Hall, Paris
- David A. Chang (University of Minnesota)
- Nika Collison (Haida Gwaii Museum)
- Michael H. Crowe (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians)
San Diego State University, English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO)
Annual Symposium, April 17, 2020
San Diego State University
San Diego, California
Proposal submission deadline: January 10, 2020
Headlining Speakers: TBA
Making Space: Literary Constructions of Identity and Community
April 24, 2020
A Graduate Conference in the Department of English, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
The concept of “making space” is both powerful and problematic. Making space for different identities and communities feels necessary—as Virginia Woolf so importantly emphasizes, a “room of one’s own” is imperative for claiming, creating, and expressing intellectual identity. Yet mere rhetoric about making space for difference risks condescension and absolution from the difficult work of community formation. This tension encourages us to ask: who is making space for whom? Who is included and excluded in this space-making?
Call for Papers:
Making Home Away: Displacement, Migration, and Resettlement Symposium
12th June 2020, University of Reading
The Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities invitesabstracts on the status of academic research and interest regarding individuals and communities that identify as Latinx, for consideration in a special issue focused on Latinx identities. This scope of this special issue is intended to be broad and inclusive of diverse methodologies, theories, and approaches. Below are listed some possible topics that may be addressed in the abstracts:
Race and ethnicity
CFP: University of Sussex Contemporary Directors Symposium: Céline Sciamma
School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex
Keynote Speaker: Professor Emma Wilson, University of Cambridge
May 6th 2020