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Deconstructing Islamophobia

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 7:00pm
Katelynn Phillips
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Call for Papers

                                                                                                                Deconstructing Islamophobia Conference

September 16 and 17, 2017

At Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH

 

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract for a 15-minute paper, musical performance, short film, or creative presentation by July 15, 2017 at:

https://bgsu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eL1sAdYvJO1CsjH

Humor and Violence in the African-American Imagination

updated: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:17pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session welcomes papers that will investigate the range of comedic forms embedded within African American literature. On the heels of the twentieth anniversary of the release of Saidiya Hartman’s seminal monograph Scenes of Subjection, this panel’s exploration of the use of humor in black literature offers a new critical framework for exploring the ways that spectacles of violence have continued to undergird representations of black performance in contemporary critical thought. From the auction block to the jazz stage, “blackness” manifests epidermally and externally, often through public articulations of shared racial grief. As such, recent critical work has often framed humor as a tactical response to racial violence.

CARIBBEAN WRITERS AND THE ART OF LIVING IN THE BORDERLANDS

updated: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 5:29pm
SAMLA 89
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 18, 2017

In keeping with the SAMLA 89 conference theme of “High/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” we invite participants to explore the convergence of time and place in the works of Caribbean writers living in and in between socially constructed spaces.  These might be identified as spaces where traditional and global cultures interface; where authors construct a world without borders in it; and where identities crossover and are transformed in the process. Narrativity and narratology are important aspects of such Caribbean writing, so we welcome papers with an interest in the narrative and/or poetic structure of the work under examination.

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Modifying the Black (Self) Body through Science and Technology, a Historical and Social Context

updated: 
Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 4:43pm
Melvin G. Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Scientific and technological advances in genetics, artificial intelligence, and human enhancements forge new perspectives and challenges of the human being. Posthumanism and Transhumanism reconsider approaches to traditional concepts of what it means to be human as they actively promote ways in which humans can move beyond conventional notions of the human and pragmatically engage in human enhancement, promoting a reconfiguration of human possibilities and shaping the potentiality of a future humanity. Literature has been one of the effective mediums to articulate and rethink visions of human evolution and critically examine the existential crisis of the human through post- and transhumanist thought.

The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939): Transforming the Soul of a Nation

updated: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 5:29pm
North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Spanish Civil War was an event that not only transformed the Spanish nation politically and economically, it also changed its landscape and the very identity of the nation. The Republican government had worked hard to transform Spain from a postcolonial decaying kingdom into a modern European nation, with varying levels of success.  The war did not halt those attempts to modernize the nation for the Republican side, for example the Misiones Pedagógicas continued their work educating the poor farmers and the working class well into the 1939.  The Nacionalistas began shaping the nation into their vision early into the war with the help of the Falangistas.

Holocaust and Genocide Studies Conference 2018

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:06pm
Middle Tennessee State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

13TH INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST & GENOCIDE STUDIES CONFERENCE AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

 

21st-CENTURY PERSPECTIVES ON THE HOLOCAUST & GENOCIDE

APRIL 18-21, 2018

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

  • Ronald Grigor Suny
  • Gerhard Weinberg
  • Niemat Ahmadi

 

Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts 'Theatre and the Kitchen'

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:20pm
Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 24, 2017

Call for Papers PlatformJournal of Theatre and Performing Arts 11.2  Theatre and the Kitchen Food and gastronomy saturate contemporary cultural spheres. From social media’s ‘food porn’, reality television and culinary pop-ups to concept-restaurants and the internationalisation of local cuisines. Arguably, menus have recently become a privileged medium for cultural transfer and appropriation, but food has long been both the signifier and transmitter of emotion, identity, ideology, belonging and wealth.

Bodies/Borders in Jewish Women’s Comics (collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 5:09am
Heike Bauer, Andrea Greenbaum & Sarah Lightman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

 CALL FOR PAPERS

Bodies/Borders in Jewish Women’s Comics 

Edited by: Heike Bauer, Andrea Greenbaum, and Sarah Lightman

Scholarship and publications on Jewish women and comics have grown considerably over the last five years. Studies such as the Eisner Award-winning Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews (Lightman 2014), How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses? (Oksman 2016) and our own special issue on  “Contemporary Comics by Jewish Women” (Bauer, Greenbaum, Lightman, Studies in Comics 7:2 2015 ) have shown that Jewish women make a significant and varied contribution to contemporary comics.

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