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MLA 2018: Race and Beauty in the 19th Century

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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 4:45pm
Anna Peak
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This proposed session for MLA 2018 (NYC, 4-7 January) seeks to explore the relationship between race and beauty in the 19th century. How were Victorian concepts of beauty tied to theories of race? Papers that define beauty in terms of Victorian aesthetic theories are especially welcome, as are papers that deal not only with physical beauty but with beauty in the arts. How did Victorian theories about music and art, for example, participate in imperlalism, colonialism, and / or race theory? This session seeks to deepen scholarly understanding of the ways that Victorians theorized beauty, broadly defined, in relation to racialized evolutionary concepts.

Threads of Eternity? Gender and Marriage in the 21st Century

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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:29pm
gender forum: Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

‘What does marriage look like today?’ will be the crucial question in our upcoming issue on gender and marriage in the 21st century. Embedded in this are ethical and sociological deliberations on the values of contemporary forms of marriage and partnership in different cultures with ever faster-changing societies. What is the status of marriage in a world that faces demographic transitions, shifts in the composition of families, increasing divorce rates, secularisation on the one hand and religious conservatism on the other? In the discussion of such pressing questions we will cover a wide area of subjects ranging from marriage equality, arranged and forced marriages to domestic violence and plural marriages.

Postcoloniality, Psychoanalysis and Politics NOW!

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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:29pm
LACK II October 19-21, 2017 Colorado College (http://sites.coloradocollege.edu/lack2017/)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

In line with the broader theme of LACK 2, “Psychoanalysis and Politics NOW,” this panel is interested in introducing the “postcolonial question” into the conference’s exploration of “the philosophical, political, and cultural implications of psychoanalytic theory, especially as it relates to the question of contemporary politics.” Also hoping to restart dialogue between the now divorced fields of postcolonial studies and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, the organizers of this panel are inviting papers addressing how postcolonial and psychoanalysis can come together to interrogate the politics of the global present.

CfP: Performing Identity: The Relationship between Identity and Performance in Literature, Theatre and the Performing Arts, Porto, 28 – 29 April 2017

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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:32pm
Euroacademia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Call for Papers for the Panel:

Performing Identity: The Relationship between Identity and Performance in Literature, Theatre and the Performing Arts

As part of 7th Euroacademia International Conference: Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers, Porto, Portugal, 28 – 29 April 2017

Deadline for Paper Proposals: 15th of March 2017

Performing Identity: The Relationship between Identity and Performance in Literature, Theatre and the Performing Arts

 

Panel proposed by Dr. Panayiota Chrysochou, The University of Cyprus

Panel Description

 

Modern and Contemporary Studies Initiative (MCSI) Summer Institute

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:20pm
Penn State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

 

Announcing the first Modern and Contemporary Studies Initiative (MCSI) Summer Institute at Penn State University, Monday, June 12- Saturday, June 17, 2017

 

Director: Jonathan P. Eburne

 

About the MCSI Summer Institute:

 

The MCSI Summer Institute is a five-day (Monday morning-Friday evening) program offering graduate students and faculty the opportunity to share their current research, as well as to engage in sustained discussions of key issues and methods in the study of modern and contemporary literature, art, culture, and critical thought in a global context. 

MLA 2018 Special Session on South-Asia in/and Romanticism

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:17pm
South Asian and South Asian Diasporic Literature Forum and the Keats-Shelley Association of America
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

In his pathbreaking argument that the "Orient" was "a European invention" crucial to the West's self-construction, Edward Said builds on earlier work such as Raymond Schwab's encyclopedic history of Orientalism byinsisting on the "formidable structure of cultural domination" that the orientalist text elaborates or enacts. The "fact of empire" gives nearly all nineteenth century writing a political charge, but British Romanticism specifically can be seen to emerge out of or in relation to the period of England's intensive imperial expansion, including the operations of the East India Company from the acquisition of territory in the Battle of Plassey in 1757 to the Great Revolt in India in 1857 as a resu

Conference Call for Papers INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM IN HONOUR OF PROFESSOR EDWARD OBEN AKO THEME: GLOBALISATION AND TRANSITIONAL IDEOLOGIES: MOVING THE MARGINS THROUGH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE Yaoundé, 29 June – 01 July 2017

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:17pm
The English Department, The University of Yaoundé I
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Conference Call for Papers

 

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM IN HONOUR OF PROFESSOR EDWARD OBEN AKO

THEME: GLOBALISATION AND TRANSITIONAL IDEOLOGIES: MOVING THE MARGINS THROUGH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Yaoundé, 29 June – 01 July 2017

 

 

Queering the Transpacific: Asian American, American and Asian Queer Studies

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:18pm
Alan Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

In an era of neo-nationalism and the waning of Pax Americana, Asia ascends and transpacific tensions rise, evident in both Obama’s Pivot to Asia and Trump’s America First policies. A post-national Asian/American studies is thinking more robustly about transpacific relations that pay more attention to histories of Afro-Asian solidarity and methods of comparison beyond Asian nationalism and economic relations alone. What this means for queer critique is less clear, however. Critiques of homonationalism as well as formulations of queer international studies have pushed for critical approaches to Western international policy and its racial and gendered legacies.

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