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DiscourseNet 20: Exploring Fuzzy Boundaries in Discourse Studies

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:26am
Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, Hungary
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

DiscourseNet 20: Exploring Fuzzy Boundaries in Discourse Studies

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Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, Hungary

Fourteenth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:19pm
Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs/The University of North Carolina at Pembroke/Department of American Indian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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.

Tales of the Border: Migration Narratives and Border Studies in the Trump Era (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:32pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Donald Trump's election as President of the United States on an openly anti-immigrant, and indeed anti-Mexican, platform constitutes a challenge for the field of border studies: What is border culture when the leader of the most powerful country in the world insists on closing the border? This panel aims to map the current state of the discourse(s) on and from the U.S.-Mexico border, including literature, film, journalism, and music. Papers in English and Spanish will be considered. 

Postcolonial Queers: Representations, Remediations, Revolutions (NeMLA18 Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 11:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The convergence of queer studies with postcolonial theory aims, at its core, to interrogate discourses that created hegemonic and binary categories that in turn became eventual grounds for the historical racialization of sexuality and the sexualization of race. By seeking to destabilize conventions of normalcy, tradition, and power, postcolonial queer studies puts forward non-normative and non-Western conceptions of race, sexuality, and gender that negotiate the spectrum where universalizing neoliberal, White, and predominantly gay love exists on one end; and where the exoticizing, orientalist homogenization of the “Other” exists on the other.

Whitewashing and Racebending: Diversity in Literature and Popular Culture (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:18am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

How has it been progressive or restrictive to change the race or ethnicity of a character in adaptations of literature and other texts? How do such choices in character design and casting increase diversity? How do such choices perpetuate problematic legacies from the source material? Examples may include stage, film, and fan productions of novels, plays, and comics. 

Mapping Balkan routes: literary, cultural and linguistic landscapes

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:16am
Department of Albanian Language and Literature, University of Vlora "Ismail Qemali" in collaboration with the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Interest in Balkan Studies, especially among scholars from the Balkans, has increased considerably. Being such a unique region, the Balkans have stirred the imagination of writers, travelers, scholars and the like. The aim of the conference is to gather together scholars from the Balkan region and worldwide who share an interest in Balkan studies. The conference promises to offer multidisciplinary perspectives in various fields of Balkan studies, namely in literature, cultural and language studies. It will be open to complementary and alternative ideas and interpretations. One of the main ambitions will be tackling taboo topics with the intention to overcome any forms of ordinary fanaticism, bias, fabricated antagonism, prejudices and stereotypes.

Film Festival in South Asia: A dialogic approach (a two-day workshop)

updated: 
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:52am
De Montfort University (Leicester, UK) and English and Foreign Languages University (Hyderabad, India)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Organisers: De Montfort University (Leicester, UK) and English and Foreign Languages University (Hyderabad, India)

Dates: 7-8 September 2017

Location: English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad (India)

Theme: Film Festivals in South Asia - 2 days Workshop

Deadline for proposals: 10 August 2017

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