5th July at Liverpool John Moores University
Keynote Speaker: Dr Chris Warnes (St. John's, University of Cambridge)
It has been over twenty years since the publication of Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community (1995), a collection of seminal essays which challenged the perception of magical realism as a form strictly reserved for Latin American writers. The collection instead repositioned magical realism as an international form used by writers from across the globe and to depict a variety of historical contexts. However, Netflix’s critically acclaimed Narcos (2015), a biopic of Pablo Escobar, firmly attributes magical realism to the Latin American context once again, opening with the statement:
Papers can consider all topics related to the Pacific and New Zealand, with priority given to papers that address the themes of ‘regional identities’ and/or ‘coastal communities’. We are particularly interested in papers that consider space and place in relation to the coast, beaches and beyond. However, interpretations of the theme are broad and can include national, urban and rural identities, town and country, gender and ethnicity, cultural expressions and local industries, the environment and climate change. The conference fee includes annual membership to the NZSA, which for 2018 includes a twice-yearly journal.
Call for papers
The logics of persuasion. Between anthropology and rhetoric
University of Palermo, April 19 - 20, 2018
Polo Didattico, Building 12, Seminar room A and Multi-medial room A
Deadline for receiving abstracts: March 25, 2018
In his 2001 book, The Postcolonial Exotic: Marketing the Margins, Graham Huggan contends that writers from formerly colonized societies negotiate their marginality and the “realpolitik of metropolitan economic dominance” by providing “exotic registers” and making them “palatable” for “predominantly metropolitan audiences” (viii). This non-guaranteed MLA session organized by The Africa Since 1990 forum invites submissions examining literary texts from the Global South that circulate well beyond their immediate contexts of production. To what extent is this circulation due to the exoticism that Huggan elaborates in his book? What other factors may be at work in the appreciation and appropriation of these works in new environments?
Boundaries can literally be defined as limits, limiting factors, borders or barriers. The term connotes the idea of restriction in both a physical and ideological sense. In social and cultural discourses, the idea of boundaries can be understood as a metaphysical notion to describe various ideas which are the foundations of all forms of discrimination and prejudice based on issues such as patriarchy, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, religious affiliation and other forms of classification. Examples of such conceptions of boundaries in colonial, postcolonial, poststructuralist and postmodern discourses include the practices of stereotyping or othering.
THE PARADOX OF THE OTHER: DIFFICULTIES IN CLASSIFICATION
Eleventh Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
Saturday, May 5, 2018
“If one could possess, grasp, and know the other, it would not be other,” wrote Emmanuel Levinas. The paradox Levinas identifies is at the heart of this conference’s concerns. Despite our definitions – the unknown, the demonic, and the withdrawn, for example – the “other,” by definition, must elude our grasp. Given this un-givenness, why do scholars continue to pursue questions of otherness? What is it about otherness that provokes or induces scholarly interest?
Journal Title: Ex-position
Publication Date: June 2019
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018
Cartographies and Topologies of Identity] is a research forum to take place on March 1, 2018, at Université des Antilles-Schoelcher, Martinique. Organizer Frédéric Lefrançois (CRILLASH-CEREAP) has posted a call for submissions in Fabula: La recherché en littérature. The deadline for submission of abstracts (for papers, artwork, and other creative pieces) is February 10, 2018.
I am looking to put together a panel on Imperial Borderlands in the British Empire in the 19th Century for the North American Conference on British Studies in Providence RI, in October 2018. My own paper is on Sir Alexander Burnes's _Travels into Bokhara_ (1835); but I would welcome papers on Central Asia, Northern India, Africa, China, Persia, the Middle East, or other contact zones in the world just outside British Imperial reach at the time. Please send detailed abstracts of 500 words by March 1, 2018.