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18th Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference: Precarity, Resistance, and Care Communities in South Asia

updated: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:38pm
Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

18th Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference
Jan. 8-9, 2018 
Omni Berkshire, Manhattan
New York City, NY
(Executive Committee meeting will be held on Jan. 7, 2018)


Hotel Room Rates:

$119 for a Deluxe King Room
$149 for a Deluxe Double/Double Room
(These rates are also available to us for the three days before our conference and the three days after our conference.)


Precarity, Resistance, and Care Communities in South Asia

Ekphrasis and Persuasion: The Dialectic of Eye and Mind in the Psyche of the Literary Text.

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

 

Call for Papers: PAMLA 2017 Annual Conference Special Session

 

Title of Session:

“Ekphrasis and Persuasion:  The Dialectic of Eye and Mind in the Psyche of the Literary Text.”

Abstract:

This session will explore how history, philosophy, rhetoric and poetics interact in literary texts through the trope of ekphrasis.  It will explore not only ekphraseis that advance poetic and rhetorical arguments across disciplines, but also examine the ongoing dialogue of poet, painter and thinker in our literary traditions.

 

Stardom, Celebrity and Fandom Conference

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:08pm
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Dept. of Film/TV/Digital Media, TCU
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

We invite presentation proposals for the Stardom, Celebrity and Fandom Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 10-11, 2017.

The conference organizers are seeking contributions that explore various realities associated with living in the limelight and/or admiring those who do, insightful analyses of individual stars and/or celebrities, and in-depth analyses of intriguing media offerings that examine and represent stardom, celebrity and/or fandom, during any historical era.

Given adequate participant interest and high-quality submissions, we are hoping to publish selected papers (with author’s permission) in a special collection of essays pertaining to the conference theme.

California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:08pm
Falguni Sheth/California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

The California Roundtable on Philosophy and Raceat EMORY UniversityOctober 6-7, 2017Keynote: José MedinaProfessor of PhilosophyVanderbilt University The California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race announces a call for papers for its 15th annual roundtable.

Feminist and Gender Studies in a Global Perspective

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 8:46am
Namaste Educational Academy -- http://sahitya.namasteeducationalacademy.org/
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 16, 2017

FEMINIST & GENDER STUDIES IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE:

Expansive Reflections: Returning to the Feminisms of the 1970s

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
Kim Lamm and Shilyh Warren
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A return to the feminisms of the 1970s is one of the most salient dimensions of feminist studies to emerge over the last decade. This proposed volume seeks essays that reflect on this return—evident not only in academia, but in emergent activist feminisms of the 21st century—and speculate on what it means for feminist scholarship, politics, and cultural production.

http://expansivereflections70s.weebly.com

This interdisciplinary anthology invites work by scholars in fields such as Film Studies, Philosophy, Art History, Cultural Studies, Visual and Cultural Anthropology, Literary and Historical studies, Media Studies, Women’s Studies, and beyond.

Literary and Dramatic Representations of Coercion and Consent

updated: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:27pm
Kirsten Mendoza/RSA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

 This panel proposes that early modern transformations in rape law placed pressure on issues concerning female self-possession, sexual knowledge, pleasure, and consent and that these tensions were critiqued and, at times, exploited by playwrights and authors of the period. In what ways do sixteenth and seventeenth century poetry, drama, and literature explore the injustices and ambiguities arising from the elision of resistance, coercion, and consent in sexual encounters?

Swollen: Ordinary to Extraordinary Pregnancy and Maternity

updated: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:27pm
American Society for Theatre Research, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Monsters are linked to the female body in scientific discourse through the question of biological reproduction." The capacity of the female body to grow, change, and produce new life has been a simultaneous source of fear and wonder, while incidents of monstrous births and the opacity of those same bodies drove centuries of speculation about how and why the process of reproduction could 'fail.' As medical understands of pregnancy grew, the possibility of non-biological reproduction in the form of Frankenstein’s monster or Stoker’s vampirism opened new frontiers of extraordinary bodies to people the popular imagination. Susan Caldwell, in a different cultural context, refers to the mother goddess in the Hindu Pantheon as a terrifying mother.

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