MUNICH DOCTORAL PROGRAM FOR LITERATURE AND THE ARTS MIMESIS
Un/masking. On a mimetic form
6th Conference of the IDP Mimesis
4th – 6th July 2019, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte Munich and LMU Munich
THE GLOBAL SOUTHS
An Interdisciplinary Conference
April 4-6, 2019// The University of Louisiana-Lafayette
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Whether in the American or global context, Souths are the site of cheap labor, once exploited agriculturally and then industrially for the profit of the colonizing and industrialized and technologically advanced Norths.
—James L. Peacock, Carla Jones, and Catherine Brooks, “Gatokaca Drive,”
The American South in a Global World (2005)
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
6th and 7th May 2019
Call for Papers
On the occasion of the Year of the Global at the University of Pittsburgh
The Department of French & Italian Presents:
Representations of Disaster
Call for Papers
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
March 8-9, 2019
Dr. Deborah Jenson
Professor of Romance Studies and Global Health
Reading of Belle merveille by Poet and Novelist James Noël
We seek projects pertaining to health, sickness, and everything in between and at the extremes of these conditions that span and involve the Spanish-speaking and Lusophone worlds. Drawing on a variety of approaches, including but not limited to, biopolitics, necropolitics, spirituality and religion, queer studies, the history of medicine and epidemics, and affect theory, we invite you to consider the figure of the (g)host, regardless of your period of interest. Questions about the limits of the bodily and conceptualizations of liminality as well as interdisciplinary papers are of particular interest.
This panel, which has been accepted for the 2019 ASLE biennial conference, seeks to respond to the following questions, among others: How do contemporary African novels inform us about the cultural formations and emerging global realities in the post-1960 world and help us reimagine African environments at the margins? In what ways postcolonial ecocritical engagements with African fictional narratives are crucial to open up the imaginative horizon of non-Western environmental epistemologies and ontologies? Why is the novel form significant in invoking both the place-based and the planetary sense of environmental imagination?
Planned Format: Traditional Panel (4 Presenters)
Lenin 2020 edited collection—call for abstracts (Oct. 31)
This edited collection of essays seeks to answer the following question: what does “Lenin” and “Leninism” signify today? What is the future of Leninism? Why, after thirty years of iconoclasm (that involved the removal of statues of Lenin throughout the former socialist world), in spite of concerted efforts to demote, deconstruct, and discredit Leninist mode of thinking, does the specter of Lenin return to haunt our turbulent political present?
We are looking for papers focusing on women of color in various contexts: socially, culturally, historically. Thematically, papers may focus on women of color in literature, media, and film. From a theoretical standpoint, you may submit papers that validate your claims in a myriad of ways: feminist, postcolonialist, environmental, Marxist, etc.