A leading university in the world, National Taiwan University is striving for globalized collaborations and scholarly exchanges. NTU Press, playing an important role in disseminating top-notch research and scholarship in the Chinese-speaking academy, is now committed to expanding its scope of publication in English. This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in literature and cultural studies, including East-West precolonial, colonial, modern or contemporary contacts. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. Conference volumes or edited volumes by multiple authors will not be considered, but volumes of essays with a thematic focus written by a single author are welcome.
Call for Papers and Presentations
UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference 2018
April 5-7, 2018, Asheville, NC
Prisons, Borders, and Pipelines:
Toward a Queer Abolitionist Movement
Journal website: www.rupkatha.com
CFP: Special Issue on “The Refracted Subject and the Sublime Object of Psychoanalysis”
To be guest-edited by
Prof. Debashis Bandyopadhyay
Dept. of English, Vidyasagar University
In Shakespeare’s works characters are frequently banished from court, from the city or their country. Some move voluntary and many make their first appearance with a history of migration. Some yearn for their home, some are glad to escape persecution. Some bemoan the loss of their identity, some embrace a new identity abroad. People are exiled for various reasons, banished from another’s present, from a place, or from memory. Exile may mean a new chance or certain death. Migrants are greeted with hope, with fear, with fierce rejection. In a more abstract sense, Shakespeare’s plays and poems themselves became migrant texts as they were performed by travelling players or otherwise transmitted across time and space.
Hong Kong Studies (Chinese University Press) is now accepting articles and reviews written in English or traditional Chinese for a general issue of the journal, tentatively scheduled for publication in June 2018. Hong Kong Studies is the first bilingual academic journal to focus on Hong Kong from an interdisciplinary perspective. The editors believe that the timely expansion of the field of Hong Kong Studies warrants a journal of its own, in order to provide a focused platform for facilitating exchange between different disciplines and viewpoints in relation to Hong Kong.
The upcoming February lectures conference and edited collection will explore how, in contemporary South Africa, queer lives and queer writing intersect with the narratives of colonial history, the actualities of the postcolonial now, and, specifically, the drive towards decoloniality.
We would like to invite chapter contributions that open spaces of discussion and exploration between queer theory and narrative(s) of the contemporary moment in South Africa, but also more generally in the global South, such as:
Critical Theory in the Age of the Alt Right: Reaffirming the Humanities
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CACLALS at Congress 2018
University of Regina (Regina, Saskatchewan)
Proposals due 15 January 2018
Gathering Diversities through Contestation and Coalition
In conjunction with the annual Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, CACLALS (the Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies) will host its annual conference from May 26-28, 2018, at the University of Regina, in Regina, Saskatchewan.
“The Rest” Writes Back: Collapse of the Empire