Though often represented as a marginalized or isolated region of the Francophone world, on the one hand, as well as distinct from the rest of the United States, on the other, Louisiana has been situated for more than three centuries at the crossroads of countless cultural, linguistic, and institutional exchanges. Alongside these realities highlighted in recent historiography, contemporary efforts to promote French and Francophones cultures of Louisiana have benefited from numerous international partnerships. In order to explore the international relations and transnational dynamics that have shaped Louisiana from the colonial period until now, we are pleased to accept abstracts for presentations relevant to Francophone Louisiana.
ethnicity and national identity
Verge Issue 6.1 - Displaced Subjects: Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Critical Refugee Studies
Edited by Tina Chen (Penn State) and Cathy Schlund-Vials (University of CT-Storrs)
Verge Issue 5.2 - Forgetting Wars
Edited by Tina Chen (Penn State), Josephine Park (UPenn), and We Jung Yi (Penn State)
In 2016, a viral The New York Times op-ed by political scientist Mark Lilla called for “The End of Identity Liberalism,” the political formation putatively at the root of Donald Trump’s election. The author claimed the U.S. must enter a “post-identity liberalism” in order to avoid the rampant fascism of modernity. He emphasizes majoritarian logics in order for progressives to center “the issues that affect a vast majority of them” as focusing on identity “can drive potential allies away,” providing the example of bathrooms being tiresome for (cisgender) voters to hear about.
A one-day conference on
Refugees in the Public Imagination:
Discourse of (dis)location and (dis)placement
December 22, 2017
Deadline for submissions: November 22, 2017
Contact email: email@example.com
Call for Papers
“Ethnicity and Immigration in the Midwest”
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
American Literature Association Annual Conference
San Francisco, California
May 24-27, 2018
We invite papers that explore protest and resistance in relation to Brexit Britain and the Trump-era United States. We are interested in media created in response to these seismic periods of political change, media created in the period leading up to them, and media that more broadly deals with themes related to populism, politics, and power. As well as discussing media that can be seen as protest or resistance, this event will consider media forms that fail to resist, or those that merely hint at protest. In doing this we can also consider the responsibility of media creators to engage in and respond to political shifts and crises.
Call for Papers
Initial Abstract Submission Deadline: November 10, 2017
Final Abstract Submission Deadline: January 11, 2018
Third Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium
March 2 - 3, 2018
Keynote Speakers: Professors Amy Hungerford & Anthony Reed
Post45 seeks graduate-level works-in-progress related to post45 literature and culture.
The American Literature Society seeks submissions to a panel at the annual American Literature Association Conference (ALA), which will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on May 24-27, 2018 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).
“Reassessing Leslie Fiedler”