This conference aims to look at the material histories and lives of subaltern women. In her 1988 essay ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’, Gayatri Spivak extends the definition of the ‘subaltern’, going beyond “strict class analysis”, to incorporate a range of different subject positions, not predefined by dominant political discourses. We draw on her definition in our usage of the word ‘subaltern’, to focus on the experience of marginalised women in the present day. Most of the current academic discourse on subaltern women concentrates heavily on narratives of subjugation. However, the varied nature of lived experiences of these women has presented challenges in the knowledge and understanding of their experiences through an overarching critical narrative.
Asian Arts Centre and The Centre of Oriental Studies of Vilnius University invite scholars, film professionals and enthusiasts to Nation, Gender and History, an international conference on the cinemas of Asia.
Conference website: https://nagehi2017.wordpress.com/
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Small Islands?Transnational Solidarity in Contemporary Literature and Arts
Editors for this issue: Rita Monticelli and Lorenzo Mari
DEFIANCE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
**DEADLINE EXTENDED: May 8, 2017**
Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We’ll need writers who can remember freedom – poets, visionaries – realists of a larger reality. […] We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable – but then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art. Very often in our art, the art of words.
The Tunisian Association for English Language Studies (TAELS)
organises its 3rd International Conference on:
“The Poetics and Politics of Identity”
24-25 November, 2017
Venue: Vincci-Marillia Hotel **** Hammamet – Tunisia
Call for Papers
Tentative Title: Diaspora Poetics and Homing in South Asian Women’s Writing
Editor: Dr. S Daithota
Extended Deadline: March 17, 2017
SPECTRA: the Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Theory Archives http://spectrajournal.org
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS : Issue 6.1, Spring 2017 Manuscript submissions due Friday, March 17, 2017
The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Hull, England from July 24 to July 27, 2017. The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).
Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence. Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
Issue 5 of Indialogs will focus on the theme of the body from a wide range of perspectives. The representation of the human body in Indian culture differs enormously from the West. Women were closely associated with fertility, abundance and prosperity rather than sin and temptation, and sexuality has been embraced openly as can be seen in many temples all over the country.
Interpreting Migration: An International Multidisciplinary Conference
Time: 28-30 April, 2017
Place: Technical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic
Registration Fee: 20 EUR