From its flawed notion of "separate but equal" to the rampant violence against black bodies throughout the twentieth century, the United States faced a clear racial divide perpetuated by its Jim Crow culture and the disenfranchisement of blacks. In response, on August 28, 1963, noted American civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, urging radical social and political change in a society marred by a rich history of segregation and discrimination. Since then, we have recognized this speech as a symbol of the enduring struggle for equal civil rights and the pursuit of the core values upon which the United States was based.
2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare's death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions will focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of the postcolonial world. Not only were Shakespearean plays shaped in many ways by colonial discourses, especially discourses of racial difference, but Shakespearean plays also initially functioned as those "signs taken for wonders" through which the colonial administrators sought to consolidate imperial hegemony, as evident from such critical works as Post-Colonial Shakespeares (1999).
Problems We Can Name: Subverting Domesticity Past and Present
"I make these lists [of books] but when on earth will I ever get a chance to read these? Since having kids, instead of reading I do something with them or for them or clean up. I always have this sense of domestic responsibility that makes reading feel self-indulgent but that's ridiculous,"- Jennifer Egan
SAMLA 88: Thinking Utopia/Dystopia through Decolonization
(SAMLA-88; Jacksonville, FL, USA 4-6 Nov 2016)
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 88th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, USA 4-6 Nov. 2016.
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
The inaugural International Vampire Film and Arts Festival will take place in Sighisoara in Transylvania, Romania, on May 26th - 29th 2016.
LA ASOCIACIÓN DE ECUATORIANISTAS
(ESTUDIOS DE LITERATURA, LENGUA Y CULTURA)
Convoca a los interesados a participar en su próximo congreso
que tendrá lugar en la Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil
DEL 20-22 DE JULIO DE 2016.
TEMA: LA PRODUCCIÓN CULTURAL ECUATORIANA DESDE 1980
Sub-temas sugeridos (que no limitan las materias posibles)
NEOLIBERALISM IN LITERATURE AND FILM (Panel at SAMLA in Jacksonville, FL)
The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 63rd Annual Meeting will be hosted by Iowa State University in Ames, September 16-18, 2016. The keynote speaker will be Susan Kingsley Kent of University of Colorado Boulder, and the plenary address will be given by Ian Archer of the University of Oxford.
Deadline for 2016 RMMLA Convention in Salt Lake City, UT (October 6-9, 2016) extended to April 1, 2016. Now accepting proposals for papers on any aspect of Caribbean Literature and the Diaspora. Please submit proposals directly to session chair:
Malinda Williams, Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703
See the RMMLA CFP page for more information about the convention: http://rmmla.innoved.org/call/default.asp
NANO: New American Notes Online
Call for Papers: Issue 11
Deadline: October 1, 2016
Special Issue: Economies of the Gift in an Age of Austerity