C PRACSIS International Conference on
History, Theory and Writing
11&12January 2016 • Changanassery, Kerala, India
Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia
In Association with
The Department of English, SB College Changanassery.
C PRACSIS International Conference on
CALL FOR PAPERS
PAULINE E. HOPKINS SOCIETY
American Literature Association
27th Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2016
San Francisco, CA
The Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society will sponsor two sessions at the 27th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association.
Panel One: "Inspired borrowings" or plagiarism? The significance of Pauline Hopkins's textual appropriations.
This special issue of The CLR James Journal seeks papers that situate the work of Martinican philosopher and critic René Ménil within the wider fields of Caribbean intellectual, political, and literary history. Ménil is perhaps best known for co-founding the journals Légitime défense (1932) and Tropiques (1941-45) alongside other Martinican intellectuals such as Etienne Léro and Aimé and Suzanne Césaire. These early publications famously dealt with Surrealist anticolonial aesthetics as well as Afro-Caribbean folklore and literature, yet Ménil's body of writing both reflects and expands on this constellation of themes.
Cultures of the Long Revolution: Mass Movements and Public Space from the Nineteenth Century to the Present (ASA 2016)
Joseph Donica is an Assistant Professor of English at Bronx Community College.
Rami Shamir is the author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE (Grove Press 2011, http://traintopokipse.com/)
Abstracts of 300 words and full CVs due February 1, 2016 to
Full articles due September 1, 2016
Projected publication January 2017
In her 1930 essay 'On Being Ill' Woolf noted how "strange" it was "that illness ha[d] not taken its place with love and battle and jealousy among the prime themes of literature." Does Woolf's comment still hold? A number of scholars have recently explored the symbolic value of illness in literature but how far can or should literature go beyond metaphor in representing the experience of illness? How far does Rita Charon's concept of 'narrative medicine' capture the distinctiveness of literature as an alternative to medical discourse? We invite papers on the interconnections between literature and medical discourse in 20th and 21st century British literature.
Archiving Childhood: The 3rd NCRCL Conference
Friday 1 July, 2016
Call For Papers
Clothes folded in attic-boxes; play-lists of songs and albums; marbles, shells and conkers lined-up on windowsills; memories of stories and nursery rhymes; tins jammed with ticket stubs; alphabetized book-mountains under beds; postcards and photographs lining walls and staircases; shelves packed with fabric, or skeins of yarn; recipes in bulging folders; sideboards full of vinyl records; a writer's desk and manuscripts; digital images of ancient books, catalogues, maps or illustrations; art collections in a disused telephone box; nature reserves; grand buildings crammed with objects of ancient and modern life.
The Georgia-Carolina College English Association (GACCEA) invites proposals for individual papers and three-person panels at its annual meeting in metropolitan Atlanta. The conference will be held on Friday, 29 January 2016, at Georgia Gwinnett College.
The topic is "Diaspora in the Digital Age: Texts of Leave-Taking to New Lands."
The plight of refugees far from their homeland has been a societal phenomenon for thousands of years. In the last two centuries alone, people have fled famine and fighting for resettlement in new lands. In the last two years, families have abandoned ancient villages for new destinations on other continents. Many families have left rural regions for urban centers during migrations within countries.
Where realism was the signature feature of earlier Victorian fiction, mid-to-late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century writers increasingly embraced fantastic modes. Rosemary Jackson, in her 1981 Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion, inaugurated the now-ubiquitous truism of literary studies that late Victorian fantastic narratives frequently hold strong - and often covertly revolutionary - metaphorical relations to social concerns. Supernatural and symbolic texts are ideal sites for encryption of radical queries and pervasive anxieties related to gender, sexuality, religion, medicine, science, ethnicity, substance abuse and colonialism (to name a few).
The Race and Yoga Research Working Group at the University of California, Berkeley will host its third annual conference on Friday, April 22, 2016. The theme of the conference is "Yoga Justice / Yoga Violence." Yoga can be a tool to promote social justice. Yet, it can also be used to perpetuate violence and oppression. This conference invites a diverse array of practitioners and scholars to critically examine justice and violence in yoga communities.
What is yoga justice? How is "justice" defined and by whom? How do we rethink narratives that promote justice through yoga? Conversely, what kinds of violence occur in yoga spaces? How are people responding and/or resisting forms of yoga violence?
"Paratheatrical Entertainments in Shakespeare's London and London's Shakespeare" – seminar at the World Shakespeare Congress 2016.
Seminar conveners: Donald Hedrick (Kansas State University) and Edel Semple (University College Cork)
A critical compendium on the literary oeuvre of Salman Rushdie is going to be published very soon by an internationally reputed publishing House. An article on Rushdie's memoir "Joseph Anton" is still being awaited. We invite interested contributors to send a scholarly article (of five thousand words) within a month. The volume will be edited by Dr.Tapan Kumar Ghosh and Dr.Prasanta Bhattacharyya who are both Associate Professors teaching in Colleges in West Bengal.
CFP: Navigating the Metamodern
15th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium
March 19-20, 2016
QueerCon 2016: Social Justice Warriors is a collective effort stemming from the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Organization and faculty members. QueerCon is a student-organized conference that centers on feminist, queer, and trans* studies and politics. This year's theme is Social Justice Warriors
Date/Time: Friday, February 26th, 2016 from 9 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: University of Cincinnati, Tangeman University Center, 400 Level
Filmmaker's reflection about their own artworks or about cinema has been constant in the history of the cinematographic art. This book seeks to highlight those reflections bringing them to the center of cinema's theory, that is, filmmaker's concepts and thematics as the support to bring out new or revisited cinema theories. To this end, we propose to extend the concept of the "filmmaker" to cover not only the director, but everyone involved in the filmmaking process with original and stimulating reflections on cinema. Furthermore, we expect book chapters to find bibliographic support in the films themselves, interviews, statements or any written text by the filmmakers; any other bibliography should be residual and secondary.