Please note this CFP is for a Special Sessions Panel to be held at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) for the November 3-5 2017 conference.
Call for Papers
Victim Narratives in Transnational Contexts
25–27 January 2018 at the University of Innsbruck, Austria
Asian Arts Centre and The Centre of Oriental Studies of Vilnius University invite scholars, film professionals and enthusiasts to Nation, Gender and History, an international conference on the cinemas of Asia.
Conference website: https://nagehi2017.wordpress.com/
Premodern Literature and Postmodernity
The Medieval and Early Modern English Studies Association of Korea
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Seoul National University
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
27 October 2017
The pairing of voodoo and literature causes one to immediately think of writers like Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, Ishmael Reed, Toni Cade Bambara, and Jewell Parker Rhodes, as these authors use conjure unequivocally within their literary works. However, voodoo flows more freely in the veins of popular culture than one may realize. Though Christian cultures have largely shunned voodoo as a practice, Western literature has used voodoo as sites of spectacles, moments of revenge, and performances of Africanness. In fact, western literature has a nuanced relationship with voodoo or voodoo aesthetics.
Tea with the Sphinx:
Defining the Field of Ancient Egypt Reception Studies
1st & 2nd September
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham
A.K. Ramanujan in a poem entitled “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House” had mused, “Sometimes I think that nothing/that ever comes into this house/goes out. Things come in every day/to lose themselves among other things/lost long ago among/other things lost long ago”. The description may seem oddly apt for the field of postcolonial studies which continues to search for new shores even as some of the concerns of the past begin to fade with inevitable processes of history. Even as the field remains committed to a quest for emancipation from violence and discrimination and deprivation, caused by the forces of race, class, gender, sexuality and a number of other factors, the modalities continue to change and the boundaries begin to blur.
Fan studies has consistently identified media or participatory fandom as an intertextual and self-reflexive communitarian space. Further, scholars have produced extremely important work concerning fan identity in these spaces, theorized mainly around the axes of gender and sexuality (Hellekson and Busse 2006; Stein 2015). However, a sustained examination of the effect of racial identity in these spaces has not yet occurred.
In order to encourage the next generation of academics, Gender Forum launched its first annual Early Career Researchers Issue in October 2013. Now every fall will see a special issue that spotlights the work of emerging scholars.
Contributions for the fifth Early Career Researchers Issue can be new academic writing composed specifically for the occasion or exceptional, previously unpublished term papers on all topics pertaining to Gender Studies, Feminist Studies, Masculinity Studies, and/or Queer Theory.
Prospero, A JOURNAL OF MODERN LITERATURES AND CULTURES (Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere), University of Trieste, Italy, invites contributions for the forthcoming miscellaneous issue, volume 22 (2017). Prospero is a double-blind peer review, printed and entirely open access. It publishes articles and essays in the field of literary studies which consider texts and textual analysis from a wide hermeneutic, philological and historical perspective. It specifically focuses on literary studies considered in their interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary relationships with other cultural expressions.