Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line multilingual peer reviewed open-access scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition focused on “Black Popular Culture,” those aspects of culture by people of African heritage in all parts of the world that engender joy, pleasure, enjoyment, and amusement and that are expressed through formulas and genres (www.jpanafrican.org).
ethnicity and national identity
CFP: Edited Collection on Latino Fatherhood in Literature, Film, Television, and Art
2018 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
Kansas City, MO
Permanent Section Call for Papers: Irish Studies
International Conference Literature (&), (In)tangible Heritage
FCSH, NOVA University (Lisbon, Portugal)
11-12 October 2018
Throughout 2018, we are celebrating diverse cultural heritage across Europe. The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe’s cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. The slogan for the year is: “Our heritage: where the past meets the future”.
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices
Our spring 2018 CFP Theme:
The Differences That Bind Us:
Diversity in our classrooms
In her still influential Fantasy and Mimesis: Responses to Reality in Western Literature (1984), Kathryn Hume defines the literary fantastic as any departure from consensus reality, believing that it holds an equally significant position in literary history as mimesis. Rather than being a recent and sometimes academically marginalized genre, fantasy, for Hume, is integral to almost all literature.
In an era rife with cultural anxieties, the role of the multicultural writer is more vital than ever, particularly when the cultural norms of those existing outside of mainstream culture are increasingly challenged, censured, or overshadowed by the biases of the majority. Whether by documenting the disorienting experiences of immigrants seeking to establish new lives in places far from their countries of origin or the decades-long struggles of minorities to gain a firmer foothold in the societies around them, multicultural writers often serve as chroniclers of the cultures from which their characters—and they themselves—come, providing their readers with a deeper appreciation for the rich histories and traditions that shape those cultures and ideally hel
Call for submissions to a collection which critically examines programs that prominently feature children in international (i.e. non-American) television. Programs may include those targeted to children, or those programs targeted to adults but contain child characters. We invite submissions on programs from Canada, the UK, Continental Europe, Australasia, Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the Middle East. These essays will explore how international television has been a significant conduit for the public consumption of changing ideas about children and childhood, and will connect relevant events, attitudes, or anxieties within their respective countries of origin to an analysis of children or childhood in international programs.
“Towards an Aesthetics of South Texas Women Artists” aims to recover and analyze regional artistic productions to get at a sense of what characterizes South Texas women’s art and literature in relation to the area as well as to the larger traditions of women’s regionalist writing and art.
- We welcome proposals that seek to analyze the artistic production of South Texas women (literary, visual arts, and music).
- We also welcome readings or presentations of creative work by South Texas women.
Send a 250-word abstract to Dr. Susan Roberson (email@example.com) by July 30, 2018.
The concept of ‘identity’ has of late acquired much resonance inside and outside academia. Identity has become in today’s globalized world more fundamental than ever before to the endeavor of addressing theoretical and political issues relating to ‘nationality,’ ‘nation (-state) borders,’ ‘history,’ ‘ethnicity,’ and other, perhaps more urgent, issues of ethnic conflicts, immigration, and refugees. The complexity of each of these entities and the interplay of most of them point, together, to the insufficiencies apparent in those ‘fixed’ understandings of the concept of identity. Fixed, or essentialized, views of identity put emphasis on roots, continuity, tradition, and timelessness... .