As recent events in Virginia demonstrated, blackface minstrelsy is far from being a thing of the past. Despite its taboo status and overtly racist underpinnings, blackface continues to happen. In his seminal work on the phenomenon, Eric Lott argued that early blackface minstrelsy emerged out of the “intersection of slave culture and earlier blackface stage characters such as the…clown of English pantomime and the clown of the American circus.” What might this lineage tell us about the ongoing prevalence and relevance of blackface? This session invites proposals that consider and examine modern and past manifestations of blackface minstrelsy, its legacies, and its influence.
ethnicity and national identity
The 9th International Conference
‘Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers’
31st of May– 1st of June 2019, Dublin, Ireland
CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS
DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: 2nd of May 2019
The Permanent Section on Native American Literature seeks proposals exploring the MMLA conference theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” in any genre of works by Native American authors of any historical period. Possible topics may include analyses of dual texts, doubled characters, transcultural identity, translation, reproduction, or narrative or poetic appropriation. Please send proposals of 200-300 words by April 19 to the panel chair, Dr. Kate Beutel, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The MMLA meets in Chicago, November 14-17, 2019.
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA), November 14-17, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois.
session CFP information:
Fabricating the Body
This panel welcomes a wide range of proposals for scholarly presentations that seek to apply this year’s MMLA conference theme—“Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”—to literary, artistic or cultural portrayals of “the body”.
Topics may include, but are by no means limited to:
the clothed, veiled, or hidden body
the exposed or objectified body
the fetishized body
Across Europe, the critical engagement with the history of colonialism and its significant ongoing legacies has gained purchase – not least because of the critique, pressure, and demands of postcolonial intellectuals from, or with ties to, Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia. Matters of postcolonial justice, such as reparations to former European colonies, the restitution of human remains and cultural artefacts, and calls for the removal of national symbols and monuments that reproduce racist ideology have gained increased public attention in recent years.
The Program in Global and Postcolonial Studies at Emory invites submissions for book reviews in the field of postcolonial studies. We are asking for original submissions, with a length of no more than 1500 words, that have not been previously published. People posting the review are liable for any copyright violations. Please ensure accuracy of quotes from books reviewed. Reviews should be free of unwarranted bias. We particularly welcome submissions by graduate students. For examples, and submissions see https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/postcolonialstudies/book-reviews/.
Situations Emerging Scholar Award
2019 Situations International Conference Ethnicity, Race and Racism in Asia
Co-hosted by School of the Humanities, Nanyang Technological University and the Department of English, Yonsei University
Where: School of the Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
When: Thursday 24 October-Saturday 26 October 2019
Call for Papers
Call for Submissions
Irish Migration Studies in Latin America
2020 Special Issue:
HISTORY, ART & IMAGE
In this special issue of Irish Migration Studies in Latin America,the journal of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS), we are seeking:
• IMAGES with entries or articles on Irish artistic figures/subjects in Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Caribbean.
Call For Papers: Union for Democratic Communications- Project Censored 2019
October 31-November 3, 2019
California State University, East Bay
Mass Communication and Transnational Empire: 50 years of (transformations since) Herbert Schiller