Critique in the Postcolonial Anthropocene Special Session at the 2021 MLA Convention The 'postcolonial anthropocene', as the relationship of decentered human subjects with various forms of non-human lives and materialities in the postcolony, offers opportunities to interrogate new and unique forms of the anthropocene in postcolonial contexts. It leads to a range of questions provoked by the inhabitation of a postcolonial contemporary, thus reasserting the fragility of the human and its relationship to the environment as subject and object. Upon such a premise, how do we adapt the traditions of critique inherited from the twentieth century for this new understanding of the postcolonial?
Site/Seeing: Sites of Spectatorship
16th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago
April 24-25, 2020
Keynote Speaker: Alison Griffiths
IV International symposium. Barcelona, April 28th, 2020. MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Coordinated by Christian Alonso (University of Barcelona). Keynoted by Gerald Raunig (Zürich University of the Arts, Zürich, European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies, Vienna)
2020 Call for Papers on Asexuality
Asexuality Studies Interest Group
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
The Poetics, Politics, and Praxis of Transnational Feminisms
Minneapolis, Minnesota November 12-15, 2020
A one-day interdisciplinary conferenceCoventry UniversityThe conference is now postponed to other date (TBD). This is due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and current circumstances.
11th International Conference
Political Imaginaries of Small Cinemas and Cultures
Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
September 11-12, 2020
Rapunzel lowers her plaited hair 20 cubits deep, so that her prince can climb into her hermetically sealed tower. Donald Trump’s signature quiff – a piece of interwoven fabric with no evident beginning and end – is treated as a metaphor for his relationship to truth and politics. Samson defeats the Philistines oppressing the Israelites in the Old Testament with his superhuman strength: the origin of his invincibility lies in the vigour of his hair as long as it is not cut.
AFTERLIVES: Pasts, Presents and Futures of Arts and Cultures
Call for Proposals
University of Glasgow
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 16TH FEBRUARY 2020
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: BY 23RD MARCH 2020
CONFERENCE DATE: 21ST MAY 2020
Call for Book Chapters: The Other #MeToos
Chapter proposal submission deadline: 01 June 2020
Since the inception of #MeToo, conversations have largely centered on the movement’s development in the United States. This edited collection focuses on the reception, translation, and adaptation of #MeToo in non-Western, indigenous, and/or postcolonial contexts; it aims to explore how #MeToo, a popularly Western-centric feminist movement, translates to politically, culturally, religiously, geographically, and academically Othered places and Othered genders and sexes.
Call for papers for a book approved for publication by Routledge, on Bollywood cinema, expected to fall within the interdisciplinary spaces of Cultural Studies, Film Studies and Postcolonial Studies.
Even as the air in Delhi grows increasingly toxic and poisonous, a fearful, dreaded specter is haunting the subcontinent today, just as toxic as the poisonous air. The rise and rise of Hindutva, or Hindu nationalism or political Hindu agenda that has engulfed India has also initiated the favorite pursuit of right wing of invoking the ‘glorious past’. This ‘glorious past is primarily being invoked by a surge of historical(s) in Bollywood.