How are new(er) cultural studies issues received, negotiated, challenged, embraced, or rejected within the spaces of the Second World?
Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words
Call for Papers
Recent headlines abound decrying the death of academic disciplines traditionally concerned with the care and tending of language. Has a loving and lyrical approach to language become an antiquated notion? Everything from research studies on the relationship between literature and empathy to informal conversations about the power of a good story attest to language's enduring capacity to incite wonder, motivate compassion, or provoke reflection. Words, indeed, serve as the means through which restorative faith is expressed to, explored with, and embraced by the reader.
This panel welcomes papers analyzing postcolonial fiction addressing transnational migration for labor (legal or illegal) and trafficking. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 88 theme of Utopia/Dystopia are especially welcome. By May 31st, please submit a 500-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Laura Barberan Reinares, Bronx CC of the City University of New York at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for Submissions: August 1, 2016
The upcoming issue of Parlour will concentrate on women as producers and consumers of texts with an emphasis on counter-intuitive feminist interpretations. We invite submissions that explore a wide range of approaches to the issue's theme and its attendant connotations of defiance, opposition, direct action, and rebellion.
In order to promote international academic exchange in the field of ethnic literature, Foreign Languages College and the Institute of African and African American Literatures at Hangzhou Dianzi University will collaborate with the Center for English Literatures at Central China Normal University, the A&HCI-indexed journal Foreign Literature Studies, and the Institute of African Studies at Zhejiang Normal University in hosting "Ethnic Literature and the African Focus: The Third International Symposium on Ethnic Literature" from November 25 to November 28, 2016 at Hangzhou and Jinhua, China. Scholars from all over the world are warmly welcome.
This international symposium will focus on the following subtopics:
The changes that have occurred in Europe in the past quarter-century created a vision of peaceful and prosperous Europe. Have economic crises, war in Ukraine and the Middle East war and immigration crisis undermined this vision?
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 1st March 2016
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel. For the month of March we will start receiving submissions from March 1, 2016, ending on March 20, 2016.
Selected writings, published in Diaries and Dialogues will qualify for publication in the journal, both online and print (EISSN 2278-9650; ISSN 2278-9642)
Call for Papers
Magic and Literature
May 27-28, 2016
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Subir Dhar, Rabindra Bharati University
Magic pops up frequently in literature. Prospero's art, Keats's 'charm'd magic casements,' the satirical sylphs in Pope's The Rape of the Lock, Yeats's occultism are some examples. In English Studies, we deal with magic in classics as well as in popular literature: Homer and Apuleius, the Holy Grail, The Faerie Queene, the modern magical realists, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Ursula K. Le Guin, J.K. Rowling and others. We locate magic in the 'genial spirit' of the author; we identify magic as an object of desire, an enactment of words, or an enchanted place.
First Mainz Graduate Conference in English Literature and Culture
The School of English Literature and Culture at Mainz University will be hosting its first graduate conference on 22 and 23 July 2016. We invite potential participants to submit proposals for 20-minute papers that fit into one of the following sections:
1. Text, Language, Reader
2. Text, History, Form
3. Text, Culture, Identity
Life Writing and Film Biography in the Trans-Cultural Context
Oct. 29-30, 2016, Shanghai, China
This panel looks to capitalize on the recent turn towards the Caribbean in Early American studies. Scholars such as Michael Drexler, Ed White, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Sean Goudie and Marlene Daut have provided an invaluable framework for conceiving the fraught connections between the U.S and the Caribbean. This panel is looking for papers that investigate the (de)generative discourses and ideologies produced by the movement of bodies, ideas and disease between the U.S, the Caribbean and the broader Atlantic. Papers might focus on how these categories were themselves compromised- bodies as diseases, diseases as ideas, ideas as diseases.
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference
in Transnational American Studies (7th Annual) at Binghamton University
Theme: "Occupying Nations and Exceptional (dis)Placements"
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Keynote: Professor Anne McClintock
Updated Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 7, 2016
Call for Papers
A Room of Her Own
Writing Women's Independence around the Globe
The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
Virginia Woolf, Room of One's Own
Day: Friday 20th May 2016
Abstracts submission deadline: Monday 4th April 2016 (see information below)
Keynote speaker: Professor Jane Plastow (University of Leeds)
Subject Fields: Literature, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Fine Arts, Media Studies, History and Philosophy
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
"Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"
Toronto, October 28-29, 2016.
Humber College's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory." The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto's major cultural and artistic venues.