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NeMLA2018 :Postcolonial South Asian Masculinities

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:32pm
Amrita De SUNY Binghamton
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Taking as its starting point R.W.Connel’s understanding of multiple variants of "hegemonic masculinities," this panel seeks to examine how masculinities are constructed across a vast spectrum of class, caste, and ethnic differences in South Asia. Borrowing from Stuart Hall’s theorization of "identity in process," this panel seeks to examine the idea of masculinity "in process" in post-colonial/post-imperial spaces like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. This panel seeks to examine different forms of fragile masculinities and aim to unpack their inextricable relationship with hegemonic practices. By doing so, this panel will examine how the idea of masculinity is heavily influenced by both local and contemporary neoliberal practices.

Women Writing Illness: Exploring Their Processes and Products

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:32pm
Rachel N. Spear / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

When iconic feminist scholar Susan Gubar is faced with ovarian cancer, she turns to research and her pen to produce her 2012 Memoir of a Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer -- depicting her “life-in-death” (188) illness with brutal honesty. Gubar emphasizes a “[telling of] the truth about the experiences of the female body” as her illness works to destroy her understanding of self. While her text serves as a means to capture her illness narrative even as it defies cancer-related tropes, her memoir becomes a space where her writing process and writing product help her to work with and around her illness.

ACLA 2018: Storytelling in the Digital Age

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:15am
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In “The Storyteller,” Walter Benjamin draws a figure whose narratives imparts wisdom and lived experience, one whose stories “[have] counsel for his readers.” He laments “the art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.” For Benjamin, the solitary and isolated author has no lived experience to offer in her stories, for rather than epistemological stories she produces only informative narratives that offer “evidence of the profound perplexity of living.”

NeMLA 2018 - Urban Spaces And The Queer Experience

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:32pm
Olivier Le Blond / University of North Georgia - Badreddine Ben Othman / SUNY Binghamton
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Navigating urban spaces as a queer subject in a global world can prove to be challenging. Indeed, the experience of being queer in the cité, favela or any major urban space around the globe may conjure up a different reality based on the subject’s country and society. This panel will consider the way writers, filmmakers, and intellectuals view queers and their relationship with the urban spaces they inhabit, especially cities implicated in postcoloniality, globalization, and nationalism and that struggle with tradition and modernity, religious faith and secularism, political upheavals and economic crises.

Aphra Behn Online - Call for Submissions for Spring 2018 Issue

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:31pm
ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

 

Call for Submissions

 

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 is a peer reviewed, open access, scholarly journal, sponsored by the Aphra Behn Society and the University of South Florida.  Published twice a year, the journal focuses on gender, women’s issues, and all aspects of women in the arts in the long eighteenth century, including pedagogy and digital research techniques and findings. We are particularly interested in articles that take advantage of the multi-media potential of the online environment.

 

Thatcherism Now

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:31pm
The Thatcher Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 3, 2017

5th – 6th April 2018 at the University of Liverpool

THATCHERISMNOW
THE SECOND ANNUAL THATCHER NETWORK CONFERENCE


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Lord Michael Heseltine
Stephen Farrall (Sheffield)
David Jeffery (Liverpool)

 

History & Memory

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:30pm
ISLAIB & BSC
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Fifth International Conference on Humanities

History & Memory

April 5th, 6th & 7th, 2018

Organized by the Department of English at the Institut Supérieur des Langues Appliquées et d’Informatique de Béja (ISLAIB) in Tunisia in partnership with Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) in Alabama.

Venue: Higher Institute of Applied Languages and Computer Science of Beja, Tunisia

Call for Papers

ACLA 2018: Sounding Transnational Literature

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 11:28am
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sounding Transnational Literature

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting

March 29 – April 1, 2018, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Co-organizer: Julie Cyzewski, Murray State University

Co-organizer: Lisa Hollenbach, Oklahoma State University

https://www.acla.org/seminar/sounding-transnational-literature

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