Call for Papers, “Afterlives of The Odyssey” for the MLA International Symposium (23-25 July 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal)
Special issue of scrutiny2: "Shining girls, glitterboys, and mavericks: engaged queerness in the fiction of Lauren Beukes"
With the publication of Queer Africa 2 (2017), the second Gerald Kraak anthology (2018) and She called me Woman: Nigeria’s queer women speak (2018), queer women’s writing from African contexts are coming to the fore. This, along with the rising popularity of online collectives such as holaafrica.org, necessitates a reflection on the contemporary state of queer literature and theory produced in the Southern Africa context.
Place, Space, Region and Cultural Identity in Anglophone Literatures, Arts and Cultures
Prešov, Slovakia, November 20-21, 2018
Plenary Speakers include: Prof. Kim F Hall (Barnard College), Prof. Nandini Das (University of Liverpool) Dr. Preti Taneja (University of Warwick)
Swansea University is proud to host the 2019 British Shakespeare Association conference on the theme of “Shakespeare, Race, and Nation”.
We invite paper proposals for our panel at the 50th convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association taking place in Washington DC, March 21-24, 2019.
Transnational discourse on Islam and gender has been a highly contested area of debate. Lila Abu-Lughod criticizes the notion of the existence of a “Muslim woman” because it is necessary to first define women’s historical , economic, and social status before making any statement applying to them. Our panel follows Abu-Lughod in an effort to combat essentializing. While Abu-Lughod primarily analyzes sociological accounts, our panel will investigate literary archetypes, images, and stereotypes of Muslim women, both from texts originating within the Muslim world, and from texts whose authors come to Islam as outsiders. We will focus on how cultural and religious identity is constructed in these memoirs, novels, short stories and poems.
The purpose of the Southeast Indian Studies Conference is to provide a forum for discussion of the culture, history, art, health and contemporary issues of Native Americans in the Southeast. The conference serves as a critical venue for scholars, students and all persons interested in American Indian Studies in the region.
This issue of Aletria: Revista de Estudos de Literatura welcomes papers that offer critical contributions on the contemporary scenario of English-language literatures in North America. Our purpose is to bring together articles that discuss contemporary literary productions against the background of profound political, historical and cultural changes in both the United States and Canada.
UNSW, Sydney Australia, March 15 2019
Convenors Brigitta Olubas and Elizabeth McMahon
Keynote Speaker: Sneja Gunew
* Deadline extended until 30th October *
AARWR 2019 Annual Conference
Arizona State University | March 2-3, 2019