category: postcolonial

Special Session: "Structures of Feeling and Discourses of Globalism." PAMLA 2012, Oct 19-21.

full name / name of organization: 
Weihsin Gui
contact email: 
weihsin.gui@ucr.edu

This special session that has been approved for the 2012 Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) Conference at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington, on October 19-21.

Culture and Humanitarian Crisis, August 24, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Australian National University
contact email: 
shameem.black@anu.edu.au

Culture and Humanitarian Crisis: An Interdisciplinary Workshop
24 August 2012
College of Arts and Social Sciences
The Australian National University

Entity and Identity in Bioethics, Paris International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Ars Identitatis
contact email: 
registration@identitatis.org

Ars Identitatis encourages interdisciplinary debates, that is why we are inviting anyone who could contribute to this debate (Professors, Researchers, Journalists, NGO activists, Lawyers, Clerics, etc

Narratives Mediated: (dis)junctions 2012, April 13-14

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside, graduate English department
contact email: 
disjunctions2012@gmail.com

Narratives Mediated: (dis)junctions 2012
19th annual graduate student conference
University of California, Riverside
April 13-14th, 2012

Abstracts due: February 17th, 2012

"Antagonisms." Special issue of The Comparatist

full name / name of organization: 
The Comparatist
contact email: 
zallouz@whitman.edu

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist

Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean (2012 RMMLA Convention) Call for Papers- Submission Deadline: March 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Marie Chantale Mofin
contact email: 
mcmofin@unm.edu

The session “Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean” at the 66th Annual Convention of the RMMLA is devoted to Francophone Literatures, Cultures, and Film of Africa and the Caribbean.

CFP: Shakespeare across Media: National Taiwan University Shakespeare Forum (Taipei, 06/7-9/2012; abstracts due 02/15/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
National Taiwan University Shakespeare Forum
contact email: 
blei@ntu.edu.tw

Shakespeare across Media: 6th Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum (National Taiwan University, Taipei, June 7-9, 2012)

Call for Papers

Transforming Objects, 28-29 May 2012, Northumbria University, UK

full name / name of organization: 
Northumbria University
contact email: 
transformingobjects@gmail.com

Transforming Objects
28-29 May 2012

Sutherland Building, Northumbria University

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr Sarah Haggarty (Newcastle) and Dr John Holmes (Reading)

Multiplicities: Mapping Identity Through Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Multiplicities: Mapping Identity through Literature
Tenth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature

Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment (Last Call)

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
sdefconference@ed.ac.uk

Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality. The academy tends to obscure the complexity of the sensuous/sensual/sensed body of the deformed subject, and of the questions, anxieties, and denials which surround deformity when it is located within a continuum of sense.

From freak exhibitions and fairs, medical examinations and discoveries to various portrayals in arts and literature, images of deformity (or monstrosity, used separately or interchangeably depending on context) have captivated us for centuries. The result is a significant body of critical and artistic works where these bodies are dissected, politicized, exhibited, objectified or even beatified. Nonetheless, there remains a gap, an unexplored, unspoken or neglected aspect of this complex field of study which needs further consideration.

Medical Economics in American Literature: Special Session, MLA 2013, January 3rd-6th 2013 in Boston

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA)
contact email: 
heather.chacon@uky.edu

Signaled in colonial portrayals of a New World rife with lush resources and intense mortal dangers to contemporary discourses surrounding public healthcare and its monetary costs/benefits---the countr

African Literature Special Session -- 66th Annual RMMLA Convention, Oct. 11-13, 2012; Boulder, CO

full name / name of organization: 
Keli Rowley/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kelly.rowley.16@my.csun.edu; keliayr@hotmail.com; kbrooks@usc.edu

For years, African writers such as Chinua Achebe, J. M.

REMINDER: Twenty-First Century British Fiction – A Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
School of English & Humanities, Birkbeck College, London
contact email: 
21stcentury.symposium@gmail.com

Twenty-First Century British Fiction seeks to consider and promote current perspectives on the fiction of British writers in the twenty-first century.

Human Trafficking: People, Places, & Voices - April 12-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Utah University
contact email: 
global@suu.edu

The Southern Utah University Global Engagement Center and Women’s and Gender Studies program are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2nd annual Global Engagement Academic Conference, hel

Call for Contributions to the special issue of _Anglistica_ on "Writing Exile: Women, the Arts, and Technologies"

full name / name of organization: 
_Anglistica A.I.O.N._, An Interdisciplinary Journal issued by the University of Naples, "L'Orientale"
contact email: 
Editors: Wanda Balzano (balzanow@wfu.edu) and Silvana Carotenuto (silcarot@tiscali.it).

Submissions are invited for publication in “Writing Exile: Women, The Arts, and Technologies” edited by Wanda Balzano (balzanow@wfu.edu) and Silvana Carotenuto (silcarot@tiscali.it).

The London-Irish in the Long Eighteenth Century (1680-1830)

full name / name of organization: 
David O'Shaughnessy / University of Warwick
contact email: 
londonirish@warwick.ac.uk

The Irish became an intrinsic part of the London population through the course of the eighteenth century.

CfP Book “Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World"

full name / name of organization: 
Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies
contact email: 
dhawan@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Call for Contributions to Book: “Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World”

CfP Book “Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World"

full name / name of organization: 
Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies
contact email: 
dhawan@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Call for Contributions to Book: “Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World”

PAMLA Special Topics Session “The Orient in the Hispanic Wor(l)d” (19-21 Oct 2012, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Alejandro Lee / Central Washington University
contact email: 
leealejandro@gmail.com

This panel seeks to explore the cultural intersections of the Orient in
the Hispanic world in literary, historical and/or visual texts. We

PLAYING WITH FIRE. THE METAMORPHOSES OF SACRIFICE IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA

full name / name of organization: 
Costica Bradatan
contact email: 
bradatan@hotmail.com

First Call for Papers: PLAYING WITH FIRE. THE METAMORPHOSES OF SACRIFICE IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA

A Special Issue of “ANGELAKI – The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities”

The British Mediterranean, MLA Boston, January 3-6, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Barish Ali, SUNY-Buffalo State
contact email: 
alib@buffalostate.edu

Papers addressing any aspect of British writing in and about the Mediterranean. Comparative approaches and presentations that address modernity, genre, and the environment are welcome.

[UPDATE] CFP | Emerging Scholars in Performance Studies

full name / name of organization: 
ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group
contact email: 
gty2104@columbia.edu

Call for Papers: PSFG/ATHE 2012 Emerging Scholars Panel

Rhetorical Criticism

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jessie.richards@utah.edu

This session focuses on the analysis and interpretation of a wide range of rhetorical artifacts from the perspective of rhetorical theory.

The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry (ISSN 2249–2178) call for submissions

full name / name of organization: 
The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry (ISSN 2249–2178)
contact email: 
themuseindia@gmail.com

'The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry' (ISSN 2249–2178) is calling for submission of original and unpublished (both print and online) poems, research papers on poetry and book reviews of late

Laugh so you don't cry? Contemporary Encounters of the Tragic and the Comic

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Germanic and Romance Studies University of Delhi
contact email: 
grs.du.in@gmail.com, mazumdars@gmail.com

Tragedy and Comedy, the two classical literary forms, on the one hand continue to capture the imagination of readers and audiences across the world even today, and on the other, have generated a lot o

"Antagonisms." Special issue of The Comparatist

full name / name of organization: 
The Comparatist
contact email: 
zallouz@whitman.edu

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist

Topic: Antagonisms

General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

21st –century Neo-slave Narratives and the Legacy of Empire (CLA) DEADLINE 1/23/12

full name / name of organization: 
College Language Association 75th Anniversary and Annual Convention
contact email: 
skirlew@ithaca.edu

This panel seeks 15-20 minute papers which investigate new critical approaches to contemporary neo-slave narratives.

Asian American Theatre, ALA, May 24-27, 2012 (1/18/12)

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association / Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
contact email: 
tjlee101@gmail.com

Asian American Theatre: "Hitherto Unheard and Unsung World"
American Literature Association, May 24-27, 2012
Abstracts and CVs due 1/18/12

[UPDATE] Enunciating the End: The Apocalypse, Textual Futures, and What Comes Next

full name / name of organization: 
Concordia English Graduate Colloquium
contact email: 
enunciating.the.end@gmail.com

Apocalyptic prophecies and futurist narratives have always had a special place in culture, from Y2K fervor to the periodically updated Rapture to the upcoming end of the Mayan calendar in December of

Frontiers and Borders, Submission Deadline, January 20

full name / name of organization: 
Oklahoma State University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
osuegsa@gmail.com

Oklahoma State University’s English Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for papers for Frontiers and Borders, its annual conference, to take place March 9-11, 2012 in Stillwat

Call for Papers for J of Philosophy: A cross-Disciplianry Inquiry

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Philosophy and Literary Studies
contact email: 
philitsociety@gmail.com

The peer-reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry" is dedicated to bringing western and non-western humanities currents into dialogue with each other.

All topics - journal (The AnaChronisT, 5/31/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The AnaChronisT
contact email: 
anachronist@freemail.hu

The AnaChronisT 16 (2012) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2012/3.

Poetics/Ethics MSA 14, Las Vegas, NV

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Volpicelli / Penn State University
contact email: 
rav140@psu.edu

In his 1913 essay, "The Serious Artist," Ezra Pound suggests that writing "good" poetry is as much a matter of aesthetics as it is ethics.

THE NORTH: Exile, Diaspora, Troubled Performance | June 8-9, 2012 | Deadline Feb 10, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Irish Theatrical Diaspora in association with The School of Creative Arts, University of Ulster
contact email: 
l.fitzpatrick@ulster.ac.uk


**Deadline Jan. 25** Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

full name / name of organization: 
University of Massachusetts Amherst, English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
umassengconf@gmail.com

Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

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