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9/11 and the Beginning of the End of Liberal Democracy: Fictional Perspectives

updated: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 9:37pm
International Conference Centre of Advanced Study in English Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

  International Conference to be held on 27-28 February 2018

at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

 

The conference hopes to bring together original research papers on the images of Islam and Muslims post 9/11 in literary texts and media discourses and engage meaningfully with Islam as a human and historical phenomenon where Muslims are neither victims nor threats  but active participants within modern liberal structures of societies that are themselves ready to shift from an ‘an uncritical acceptance of the category of religion’ to a ‘critical interrogation of religion as a category’ to understand Islam. 

Narrating and Constructing the Beach, Munich

updated: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 9:16am
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Graduate School Language & Literature – Class of Literature)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018

CFP: Narrating and Constructing the Beach, Munich (Abstracts: 14 January, 2018)

International and interdisciplinary conference at the Amerikahaus Munich, 14 – 16 June, 2018

Keynote: Michael Taussig, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University

 

International Conference on Interrogating Disability Studies: Literature, Culture, Performance

updated: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 9:14am
Dept. of English, University of Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017

International Conference on Interrogating Disability Studies: Literature, Culture, Performance

Though the roots of neglect and discrimination against persons with disabilities can be historically traced, the voices of this critical segment of society have largely remained unproblemitized in academic discourses. The traditional medical and welfare-based approaches have often overlooked the significant impact of disability on the socio-cultural and psychological lives of persons with disabilities both as individuals and groups. Further, till recently, most academic discussions relating to disability paradigms have tended to revolve around legal provisions, support systems etc.

Austria and the East / Österreich und der Osten

updated: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 9:14am
Austrian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

2018 Conference of the Austrian Studies Association

AUSTRIA AND THE EAST/ ÖSTERREICH UND DER OSTEN

May 30-June 1, 2018

University of Vermont, Burlington VT

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2018 Conference of the Austrian Studies Association will focus in Austrian’s rich and complex relationship with the East throughout its history.

Gender and Sexuality in Senegalese Societies

updated: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 8:55am
Babacar M'Baye / Kent State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

CFP: Gender and Sexuality in Senegalese Societies

 

Babacar M’Baye & Besi Muhonja, eds.

           

REMINDER: Dangerous Knowledge: 2018 PEAKS Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 8:55am
Northern Arizona University's Graduate English Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Salvador Plascencia, author of The People of Paper

Conference Date: Friday, February 9, 2018 

Contact Email: peaksconference@gmail.com

As an interdisciplinary conference, PEAKS encourages and accepts research from a wide range of scholarly and creative disciplines such as literature, linguistics, rhetoric, education, creative writing, history, art history, musicology, women and gender studies, film studies, science, philosophy, psychology, communications, and much more! 


Dangerous Knowledge: 2018 PEAKS Interdisciplinary Conference at Northern Arizona University 

Maritime Animals: Telling stories of animals at sea

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:15pm
Kaori Nagai
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Maritime Animals

Telling stories of animals at sea

 

 

Two-day international conference

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK

 

 

April 26-27, 2019

 

Keynote speakers

Thom van Dooren      

William Gervase Clarence-Smith

 

 

Horror Vacui: 5th Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese - University of Minnesota

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:15pm
Department of Spanish & Portuguese - University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

The graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our annual conference, titled ''Horror vacui: V Annual Graduate Student Conference''. The conference will take place on March 30-31, 2018 in Minneapolis. Through the Latin expression horror vacui we intend to synthesize a comprehensive Western tradition of the creation of and approach to different kinds of emptiness, be they linguistics, political, cultural, or artistic voids, whose mere existence generates anguish and, thereby, legitimizes the strategies of their occupation and suppression.

We are proud to announce the participation of the plenary speakers:

Mutating Ecologies in Contemporary Art, II International Symposium

updated: 
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 7:03am
University of Barcelona / MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 24, 2017

What role could philosophy play to the challenges posed by climate change, resource depletion and the diverse political and cultural crises our societies face in the 21st Century? How to identify the toxic effects of the logic of advance capitalism and neoliberal globalization in a cognitive, social and structural level? What kind of narratives, cartographies and figurations account for the fractures and contradictions of our times? How to reinvent subjectivity when trying to make it compatible with mutating universes of value? How can art, cultural becomings and institutional practice be thought in terms of environmental sustainability in the postnatural and posthuman, technologically-mediated era of the Anthropocene?
 

Breaking New Grounds: Perspectives on Recent Indian English Fiction (Collection of Essays)

updated: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:12pm
Dr. Arindam Sarma and Himakshi Kalita
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Indian English writing, from its infancy, has been preoccupied with representing the nation. This national dimension of Indian English writing is undoubtedly its most distinctive feature. Indian English novels as a postcolonial genre emerged out of the colonial encounter, and it is only natural that “its concern has been with that equally postcolonial entity, the nation-state” (Priyamvada Gopal, 2009). India as a postcolonial nation is a classic case of the history-nation confluence.  Writers have been much beholden to this confluence as both history and nation come together to shape what political scientist, Sunil Khilnani terms, after Nehru, “the idea of India” (Khilnani, 1983).

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