This panel examines writings by Latinas during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It utilizes Justice Sonia Sotomayor's “wise Latina” figure as a framework for how different writers identify and subvert different forms of social oppression in the U.S. This panel explores how these subversions are created using specific aesthetic conceits that are culturally nuanced and thus provide moments of community fashioned healing and empowerment that are specific to their own communities while also making spaces for solidarity between Latinas.
Inviting proposals for
The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 20–22, 2016
Wright State University Dayton, Ohio
Proposals accepted until August 15, 2016
Dr. Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English at George Washington University
Dr. Curtis Perry, Professor of English at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Pre-Modernisms: Friday, October 28th, The Graduate Center, CUNY
12th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its fourteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 1st, 2016. We are delighted to welcome Diana Henderson of MIT as our keynote speaker.
Baltimore, Maryland, has been the home of several important African American authors, including Frederick Douglass and Frances E. W. Harper. In addition to these major writers who influenced the emergence of African American protest literature of the tumultuous nineteenth century, there are several other significant writers of prose and poetry who have lived in the city and created African American literature. Notable examples include Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Waters Turpin, Eugenia Collier, and Lucille Clifton.
NeMLA 2017: Baltimore, MD March 23-26
Seminar: Anatomy of the City: Body and Metropolis in Migration Narratives
Comics Forum 2016 – Call For Papers
Genre: A Conference on Comics
Leeds Central Library, Leeds (UK), 3rd – 4th November 2016
Confirmed keynote speaker: Hermann (winner at Angoulême 2016, and creator of Jeremiah, Comanche, The Towers of Bois-Maury, amongst others).
Call for Local Stories
Call for papers: “Teaching Bandes Dessinées as Literature”
The 48th NeMLA Annual Convention
Baltimore (The Johns Hopkins University) March 23-26
"Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era"
The interrogation of wide-ranging labor and political-economic issues has long provided cultural and literary studies with a foundational motive. Not much has been said about maintenance—at least not directly. Against modernity’s celebration of progress, development and productivity, and against neoliberal incantations of innovation and creative destruction, attending to maintenance reveals a devalorized and oft-hidden form of labor, one on which productivity happens to depend. And, against that most fundamental drive in all forms of capitalism—growth—maintenance may offer a workable alternative.