Cosmopolitanism, both as an idea and a way of living, has exercised a shaping influence on humanistic imagination and literary culture. While the implications of traditional cosmopolitanism have long been associated with elitism, imperialism and Western universalism, the past few decades have witnessed a renewed interest in the concept as a non-elite and non-European formation, developing out of globalization and mobility.
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The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners, is proud to announce The IAFOR International Conference on the Arts & Humanities – Hawaii 2017 (IICAHHawaii2017), part of the Hawaiian Conference Series 2017.
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples Calls for Papers: 2017
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer-reviewed journal published continually online as well as in quarterly print issues. AlterNative presents scholarly research on Indigenous worldviews and experiences of decolonization from Indigenous perspectives from around the world. AlterNative publishes articles in English but also welcomes submissions in Indigenous languages, as well as ones that have been previously published in an Indigenous language and are translated into English.
The US presidential election of 2016 is scheduled for 8 November 2016, where the 45th President of the United States will likely be determined. Discussions and debates surrounding the event have been charged, to say the least, but we feel that this also an excellent opportunity to cut through the hype and the rhetoric to explore the nature and depictions of elections, both within reality and in fiction.
Early Modern Debts: Obligation and Cancellation in European Culture, 1550-1700
Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 21-22 September 2017
[More details can be found here: early-modern-debts.space]
Historians, philosophers, economists, scholars of art, literature and theatre have begun to attend more closely to the role of debt in early modern culture. It has become clear that private debt, nebulously conceived as credit, was involved in the production and reproduction of social relations, political ideology, even subjectivity. The history of debt has become an object of serious interdisciplinary interest, but the question of how apparently distinct forms of debt co-developed is often suspended.
Annual ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference
Date: Utrecht, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017
Call for contributions to the seminar:
Sites of Memory: Graveyards, Monuments, Ruins
Organizer: Christopher Walker
Co-Organizer: Ruoji Tang
Contemporary environmental criticism has embraced the ecological as an occasion for thinking interconnectedness at ever-increasing spatial and temporal scales. This trend in ecological thinking has been aided by justifiably popular concepts such as planetary action, geological time, and of course, the Anthropocene. Without denying the urgency of planetary thinking, we propose to investigate ecology in “the particular.”
Call for papers for the Chaucer MetaPage session at the International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, in May 2017
Beyond the Portraits: Teaching Chaucer's Tales with Visuals.
For this session, we seek papers that explore the possibilities of using visual materials to teach the Canterbury Tales, going beyond the Ellesmere portraits and similar highly familiar resources. These resources could be online or off (e.g. photos, underexplored book illustrations, ephemera). The session will emphasize the pedagogical value of these materials.
The 27th FILLM International Congress
“The Familiar and the Exotic in Language and Literature:
The Politics of Perception and Representation”
Sir Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, India
15-17 March 2017
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED
Call for Proposals - Please Circulate Widely
"Degradation, Loss, Recovery & Fragmentation"
Session Organizer: Jane Raisch (University of California, Berkeley)
Friday, 13 October 2017, 3:45–5:15pm
Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference
12–15 October 2017, Philadelphia, PA