The panel “Spaces / Borders / Identity” deals with the spatial dimension of migration movements in Europe and focuses especially on aspects of identity formations und identity negotiations in border spaces. It is primarily concerned with the discussion of migration as a border-crossing process that challenges spatial borders and that enables and necessitates the constitution of complex identities. It also considers translocal and transnational identities in flux, as they can be described by theoretical concepts important to cultural studies such as orientalism (Edward Said), “third space” and hybridity (Homi Bhabha), contact zones (Mary Louise Pratt) and border spaces as heterotopias.
Many faculty came of age in the Post-Vietnam War era. This time period was shaped by the writings of Tim O’Brien in The Things They Carried and the films Platoon directed by Oliver Stone, Full Metal Jacket directed by Stanley Kubrick, and The Deer Hunter directed by Michael Cimino. These stories challenged the image of the United States as a land of righteous warriors protecting the world from oppression. Instead, soldiers were the pawns of forces they didn’t understand, forces that were bent on a neo-colonial domination of the world. Then came 9/11 and everything changed. Or did it?
Complicity and the Politics of Representation
16-18 June 2017
Ruhr University Bochum
Keynote Speaker: John Storey, University of Sunderland
CALL FOR PAPERS
Intersectional Inquiries and Collaborative Action: Gender and Race
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana USA
March 2-4, 2017
EXTENDED Deadline for submissions: Saturday, October 8, 2016 Please note the updated Submittable link below.
2017 Popular Culture Association (PCA) & American Culture Association (ACA)
Joint National Conference, April 12-15 Marriott Marina, San Diego
MYTHOLOGY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
Call for Papers
The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Association at The Ohio State University would like to invite abstracts from any area of medieval and early modern studies for their fourth annual conference, to be held on October 14-15, 2016 in Columbus, OH.
Abstracts of 250-300 words are due August 31, 2016.
The theme of this year’s conference is Intersectionality.
Critical Issues in North African Literary and Cultural Studies
2017 NeMLA Convention, Baltimore, MD, March23-26
We are seeking papers for a session on North African literatures and cultures at the upcoming Northeast Modern Language Association Convention to be held in Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017. We welcome submissions that open original and ground-breaking avenues for the study of North Africa.
This roundtable seeks to tackle the vexed yet essential issue of Shakespeare in translation. Panelists are encouraged to approach this in a number of ways, such as direct translation and intercultural adaptation. Papers could discuss a particular translation of a particular play, compare and contrast previous translations, explore a more open adaptation, or discuss the aesthetic, cultural, even political issues at stake when translating Shakespeare. Papers are not restricted to textual translation, as papers on dramatic or cinematic translation and adaptation are also very much welcome.
Below is a call for proposals for a traditional panel at the SEA in Tulsa March 4-7, 2017.
Please feel free to be in touch with questions.
Heritage Tourism and Race in the Early Americas
Cathy Rex, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
This panel seeks to explore the ways in which early American landmarks, events, sites,
and even gift shops, are marketed as authentic “heritage” tourist experiences but often
ignore the complex racial dynamics that undergird them and recolonize historic peoples