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Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives: Symposium on the 13/12/2017 at The University of Northampton UK

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:48pm
The University of Northampton UK
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives

Symposium on the 13/12/2017 at The University of Northampton UK

From JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, Young Adult (YA) narratives have grown exponentially over the past twenty years. Adopting a range of genres and platforms including the Bildungsroman and the coming of age teen drama, YA narratives represent a significant cultural means to explore the formation of identity in all its varied aspects. This one day symposium at the University of Northampton will investigate the representation of identity constructions in relation to narrative form in YA narratives both past and present.

Unique Perspectives on Black History

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:46pm
Dr. Sonia Mae Brown/Langston University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 4, 2017

James Baldwin once said, “The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.” Baldwin’s words here are significant. Education shapes an individual’s critical questions about the world in which he or she lives and his or her connection to the world at large. This call for papers is for a Skype guest lecturer opportunity aimed at raising the consciousness of students in a Black History course at a HBCU.

The ultimate goal is to create a classroom that merges a variety of teaching styles so that a diverse range of student learning styles are accommodated.

South Asia and the Environmental Legacies of Modernization

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:42pm
Joya John
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

 

This CFP begins from the assumption that modernity and modernization have had deeply contested legacies in the Global South.  While postcolonial frames have elaborated several rich possibilities to engage with these legacies, we are interested in papers that interrogate and/or extend postcolonial frameworks for thinking about modernization and modernity from the perspective of environmental and ecological questions.

 

Papers can include but are not limited to some of the following themes.

The Humanities Matter (?)

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:39pm
Department of English, University of North Bengal and North Bengal St. Xavier’s College, Rajganj (India)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

International Seminar: The Humanities Matter (?)  

Organised by Department of English, University of North Bengal and North Bengal St. Xavier’s College, Rajganj (India)

Date: 10, 11 & 12 February, 2018

Venue: Conference Hall, University of North Bengal (India)

 

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:39pm
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN0257-0254)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.

Alterity and the Research Imagination Conference (Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon, 25-26 January 2018)

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:37pm
Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Preoccupation with theories and practices of representation and othering, across the breadth of various genres and disciplines, has moved forward debates about positioning in research and modes of constructing and producing knowledge. In Meatless Days (1989), a vivid memoir of her girlhood in postcolonial Pakistan, Sara Suleri Goodyear deplores being regarded as an “otherness machine”—a concern Kwame Anthony Appiah (1991) shares in his famous critique of postcolonial literature, culture and critical studies. A host of scholars who tend to conflate the post-isms as such contend that postcolonial theory and praxis are embedded in Western institutions that shape the field.

Forms of Knowledge: A two-day conference on Literature and Philosophy

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:34pm
University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

 

Date of conference: November 7-8, 2017

 

Deadline for submissions: September 8, 2017

 

Keynote Speaker: Sandra Laugier, Full Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and Scientific Deputy Director at the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (INSHS) at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).

 

Addressing extremisms and terror: critical humanities in an age of confusion

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:33pm
Ikhtilaf, Journal of Critical Humanities and Social Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Addressing extremisms and terror: critical humanities in an age of confusion

 

Ikhtilaf, The Journal of Critical Humanities and Social Studies invites scholarly articles, book reviews, and review essays for its second issue on “Addressing extremisms and terror: critical humanities in an age of confusion”

 

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