The New England Quarterly seeks submissions for a special issue featuring original essays by emerging scholars in the field. Successful submissions will engage with and expand the Quarterly's orientation to the history of New England's life and letters as an organic part of the United States and the world. The editors are especially interested in essays that offer contemporary perspectives on traditional understandings, stimulate new fields of inquiry, and suggest new ways in which local and regional studies can provide a unique lens for understanding global themes. We welcome submissions by advanced graduate students as well as scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate.
The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is a part of the network of 20 affiliates that form the national College English Association (CEA), a professional organization of teacher-scholars founded in the United States in 1939. Primarily based on the island of Puerto Rico, the CEA-CC has promoted the study and research of the various fields that fall under the umbrella of “English” for over forty years. In addition to themes related to education, the conferences hosted by the CEA-CC have focused on themes related to literature and cultural studies. The subject of the March 2017 symposium is “Sea Crossings” We invite papers that connect the ocean with the field of English. Topics include but are not limited to:
Call for papers:New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics (special issue),
Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies
This conference will be devoted to the discussion of recent developments affecting the production and reception of New Zealand and Pacific literary, visual and performance arts in a global context. It will focus on a range of issues related to the creation, reception, study, translation and marketing of these forms of expression. Whereas on the one hand New Zealand and Pacific arts are being created and circulated as deriving from culturally specific locations, they have also been received, translated, taught and marketed as part of the more broadly defined category of ‘world’ culture.
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016
At the “East Indians in the Caribbean Conference” in Trinidad in 1979, Sam Selvon disarmingly titled his opening address “Three into One Can’t Go—East Indian, Trinidadian or West Indian.” He presented the contradictions apparent in competing discourses of identification as the descendants of Indian indentured labourers sought to define themselves in their national and regional contexts. Selvon’s underlying question of how (formerly) indentured labourers establish a sense of belonging in their new environment is applicable to other sites of indentureship like Guyana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Suriname, and Fiji. Another identifying label that should be added to Selvon’s triad is coolie, a pejorative that some Indians have sought to reclaim.
Trans/forming the Machine: Feminist Interventions in Digital Poetics
A Workshop in Speculative Fiction and Ecopoetics
with Keynote Address by
Assistant Professor, Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz
November 2th, 2016 – San Francisco State University
Convened by: Martha Kenney (Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies, San Francisco State University)
Call for Papers- Breaking New Ground: Pluralistic Approaches to Global Ecocriticism
Friday, March 3, 2017 – Saturday, March 4, 2017
School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Graduate Colloquium
University of Maryland-College Park
Keynote speaker: Dr. Stephanie Posthumus, McGill University
Abstract proposals due: December 1