The conference Power and the Mediterranean will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).
Papers are welcome for any examination of Paul Bowles from a transnational perspective. Included are: discussions of Bowles' s literary colleagues and assessments of the expatriate penning of Oriental consciousness; assessments from Americans and Europeans of the talent for writing and capturing Orientalism; Middle Eastern criticisms and reviewing of the Orient from a modern perspective: and critical re-evaluation of the relationship in the arts of the ongoing relationship of the Orient to America.
Please submit 300 - word abstracts to Dr. Raj Chandarlapaty at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 20,2015. Please include your name, title, and institution.
Although French-language theorists such as Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Monique Wittig have been fundamental in thinking about queer theory in English, queer theory's application in Francophone countries has generally proved less successful than in the United States.
21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Contact email: email@example.com
Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, July 24, 2015
We invite proposals for scholarly and creative works and readings for the third annual 21st
Century Englishes graduate student conference to be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, hosted by graduate students of the Department of English at Bowling Green State University.
CONFERENCE THEME: Englishes Now and Then, Then and Now
The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.
We welcome a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates. Thus we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural panel proposals.
Call for Papers MAPACA 2015
November 5-7, 2015
The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works in areas such as fiction, film, and computer games, which make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or Renaissance representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to the following:
-Modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespeare
-Modern versions or adaptations of any other Medieval or Renaissance writer
This is an open call for articles on primates and primatology from an ecocritical, science studies, and/or critical theory perspective. The issue is slotted for publication in 2017.
Subjects might include the following:
the work of Kinji Imanishi
cultural biology or the study of nonhuman animal cultures
the practice of primatology in the US, Japan, or elsewhere
nonhuman primates in the wild (and/or field work)
human and nonhuman primates and colonization/globalization (slow or fast violence)
nonhuman primates in the human imagination
The Great Ape Trust (ACCI)
#hashtag: A Global Conference
Call for Participation 2016
Friday 15th January – Sunday 17th January 2016
London, United Kingdom
hashtag n. (on social media web sites and applications) a word or phrase preceded by a hash and used to identify messages relating to a specific topic; (also) the hash symbol itself, when used in this way. Hashtags originated on, and are chiefly associated with, the social networking service Twitter. (Oxford English Dictionary)
It has been a century and a half since the birth of W. B. Yeats. With the completion of major biographies and textual series, and in the context of technological and economic changes to global literary studies, Yeats studies finds itself at a critical juncture. This conference will gather scholars, critics, and creative artists from around the world to engage with Yeats as a figure of world literature, European and global modernisms, and Irish culture and politics; and Yeats's work as poet, dramatist, autobiographer, and writer of fiction, critical and reflective essays, and philosophy. The larger questions to be addressed concern the field of Yeats studies itself, and the role of Yeats in literary and cultural studies. Where are we now?
BEYOND THE POSTMODERN AND THE POSTCOLONIAL.
There is an enormous unsurmountable divide between lived experiences and the theory we cultivate in the safe spaces within academic institutions. Even if postmodernism espouses against grand universal narrativization and urges us to look at the specificities of life, and even if the postmodern condition, of being in a state of paradox, ambiguity and contingency is a contrast against the modern notion of closure, order, absoluteness and rationality, we have to be prepared to acknowledge instances which elude even the postmodern.
This panel welcomes papers that examine any aspect of Scottish literature and its connection to other arts, in line with the theme of this year's SAMLA conference (Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15). In particular, this panel is interested in papers that connect Scottish literature to other literatures and/or other arts of the wider world. By June 25, please send proposals (300 words maximum), a one-page CV, a brief bio, and any A/V requirements to Tim Hayes, Chowan University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
People, narratives, and genres move across geographic, linguistic, temporal, and cultural boundaries. Their multiple modes of circulation generate conceptual and rhetorical strategies to preserve, adapt, transform, and/or conceal identity vis-à-vis issues of spatial and temporal mobility. In the last hundred years, the circulation of people, texts, and other cultural productions among Latin American countries has proved to be increasingly rich and complex in positive and negative ways. This roundtable* focuses on works that deal with the circulation of people and narratives across Latin American borders.
October 2-3 2015
The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities. We are seeking submissions that stake out a critical space exploring the possibilities and implications of fugitive readings in environmental criticism. Drawing on the interdisciplinary nature of the environmental humanities, we encourage ways of describing, analyzing, and theorizing that are counter-discursive and slippery in their multivalent uses and applications and are, therefore, uniquely productive, contested, resistant, transformative, or reveal a shared environmental sensibility.
It seems that someone is always travelling somewhere in the Western. Be it progressive or populist, romantic or realistic, epic or tragic the American errand into the Western's wilderness transmits sets of assumptions about the American Character and the American Experience. Commenting on the economic, psychological, political, and social fluidities of American life, the Western frontier is itself constantly in flux.