A.K. Ramanujan in a poem entitled “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House” had mused, “Sometimes I think that nothing/that ever comes into this house/goes out. Things come in every day/to lose themselves among other things/lost long ago among/other things lost long ago”. The description may seem oddly apt for the field of postcolonial studies which continues to search for new shores even as some of the concerns of the past begin to fade with the inevitable processes of history. Even as the field remains committed to a quest for emancipation from violence and discrimination and deprivation, caused by the forces of race, class, gender, sexuality and a number of other factors, the modalities continue to change and the boundaries begin to blur.
Saturday 14th October 2017, Senate House, London
Dickens and Fantasy
Editor:Prof. Juan de Dios Torralbo Caballero (University of Córdoba, English Studies)
Last year’s commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’s death (in April 1616) was, according to the BBC or The Guardian, overshadowed by the scope of the program marking Shakespeare’s death. Therefore, the aim of this special issue is to extend Cervantes quadricentennial festivities beyond the international congress “Cervantes from Andalusia, 1547 to 2016,” held in Castro del Río (Córdoba) from November 29 to December 2 last year.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Philament: An Online Journal of Postgraduate and Early Career Scholarship in Arts and Culture
Philament 23: New Waves: Twenty-First-Century Feminisms
A Special Issue of Philament
Philament, the peer-reviewed, open access, online journal of arts and culture based at the University of Sydney, invites submissions from postgraduate students and early career academics for our twenty-third issue, New Waves.
Papers are being solicited for the new Musical Theatre and Film area at the Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference to be held October 27 and 28, 2017, at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.
This area investigates topic central to the understanding of all aspects of musical theatre and film and their reflections and resonances in popular culture. Some topics may include:
◾Divas and Icons
◾Writers, composers, directors and designers
Seeking papers on any topic within the subject of gender, identity and sexuality for the Northeast Popular Culture Conference at the Northeast Popular Culture Association conference to be held at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, on October 27 and 28, 2017.
Papers for this area should investigate issues central to the discussion and understanding of gender, identity, sex, and sexuality. Some particular topics may include:
Steampunk: Then, Now, and Then Again
Bishop Grossteste University, Lincoln
25th – 27th August 2017
‘The past is a kind of future that has already happened.’
Bruce Sterling, Co-author of The Difference Engine
‘War of the Worlds: Transnational Fears of Invasion and Conflict 1870-1933’
One-day international workshop organised by the Invasion Network at Lancaster University, 8th September 2017.
Key-note speaker: Professor Emeritus David Glover
Call for Papers Deadline: 30th April 2017
Opaline publishes short fiction, poetry, drama, personal essays and visual art by the LGBTQ/Allies community, women, people with disabilities, and other minority groups. Opaline is a program of Arttitude, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting change and acceptance through visibility for the LGBT and minority communities using art and creative writing to shine light on the narratives of those marginalized in American culture.
If you are interested in submitting work for publication, please see the below guidelines and current theme
Seeking papers for a special session at the 2018 MLA that examines how the 1947 Partition of British India appears in, erupts, underwrites or disrupts diasporic cultural productions (film, fiction, poetry, painting, play).
Please send 250-word abstracts by 20 March 2017 to Dr. Chandrima Chakraborty, Associate Professor, McMaster University, Canada, Email: email@example.com