Papers are invited on Multi-ethnic literature in United States which is a fast growing field in contemporary literary studies. The field is vast and needs ample attention to deal with issues on ethnicity, caste and race. MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature in United States) with more than forty ethnic groups still requires intense exploratory, analytic and comparative study and research. Multi-ethnic literature at a broader level includes Native American literature, Latino American literature, African American literature, Asian and Pacific American literature and Euro-American literature.
February 19-20, 2015
UCLA, Royce Hall, Room 306
We are excited to announce the speakers for the upcoming UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Conference! Cultural critic Steven Shaviro, from Wayne St. University, will make the keynote address. We will also have plenary addresses from leading experimental poet and critic Juliana Spahr (Mills College) and postcolonial critic and theoretician Toral Gajarawala (NYU). For more information about our speakers, as well as links to their works, see our website.
Meaning in Motion:
Knowledge, Dialogue, and Discourse
CALL FOR PAPERS
DUE DECEMBER 15th, 2014
Submissions are welcomed for the
21st Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
To be held March 5th, 2015, Concordia University
Faculty Lounge, Hall Building H-765, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.
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REMINDER: the deadline to send proposals for this conference at the University of Orléans (France) is Monday, December 1st.
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The Call For Papers below is also available in French and Spanish on the website of our research group, Rémélice:
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The uses of teaching and researching foreign cultures in today's universities: what seems to be the problem?
International conference, June 11-13, 2015, University of Orléans, France.
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies [www.limina.arts.uwa.edu.au] is a double blind peer reviewed open access online journal, based at the University of Western Australia.
For Volume 21.1, the Limina Editorial Collective is calling for substantive and original articles between 5000-7000 words from within the Humanities and Social Sciences.
We welcome interdisciplinary material and are open to speculative, topical or non-traditional approaches in addition to more traditional papers, but demand a rigorous approach to issues of research, context and theoretical debates. We particularly encourage submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers.
[Please note that the first CFP contained incorrect conference dates in the title line. The dates listed here, July 17-21, 2016, are the correct ones.]
Event: Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference
When: Thursday 9th April – Saturday 11th April 2015
Where: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
The 10th Biennial Symbiosis Conference, 2015: Transatlantic Literary & Cultural Relations
A Symbiosis and Essex University event
Venue: Essex University, Colchester, UK
Dates: Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th July, 2015
Keynote Speakers: Jahan Ramazani (Virginia), Richard Gray (Essex), Peter Hulme (Essex)
The headline conference theme is Trauma, Conflict, and Reconciliation, although proposals on any topic relevant to any area of Transatlantic Studies are welcome. The event organizers, Prof. Philip Tew (Brunel), Dr. Matthew Scott (Reading) and Dr. Susan Oliver (Essex), invite submission of:
Since the 1970s, the critical and cultural interest in sound has largely eschewed the tendency to categorize the beautiful and proper into the binary categories of music and noise; instead, we find sound culture as more critically attentive to the world around us as a kind of buzzing confusion of sound. The ostensible goal of this critical gesture is to democratize our listening habits by loosening the term "music" from definitions of taste and value such that anything could be considered music to our ears. But, in material practice, has promoting a general theoretical rubric of sound run the risk of flattening the lived inequalities that produce differences in the production, distribution and reception of sound as music?
Subverting the State:
The Postcolonial Predicament
22 May 2015
University of Kent, Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
Priya Gopal (University of Cambridge)
Since the birth of nation-states, emerging in conjunction with the first wave of globalisation and the height of European colonialism in the mid-nineteenth century, avant-gardists have problematized the role of the nation-state. However, as anti-colonial freedom movements often assumed a nationalist character, postcolonial studies has been preoccupied with understanding the historical significance and emotional force of the nation-state and devoted less attention to the movements and ideas that sought to subvert the state altogether.
The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal
Call for Submissions
Translation across Arts, Culture and Theory
In Coordination with the Language Graduate Student Association (LANGSA) and El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies (ELIN) of the University of Connecticut
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Eleventh Biennial Conference
June 23-27, 2015
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Rethinking Democracy in Literature, Language and Culture
Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of English
School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
15-17 May 2015
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 December 2014
Athina Athanasiou, University of Athens
Peter Buse, Kingston University
John McLeod, University of Leeds
Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies
"Lesbian"/Female Same-Sex Sexualities in Africa
Deadline for proposals: January 1, 2015
The Journal of Lesbian Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Taylor and Francis, invites proposal submissions for a special issue on the subject of "Lesbian"/Female Same-Sex Sexualities in Africa.
On March 19-20, 2015, Penn English will host Locating Post-45, a conference organized around the periodizing category of the Post-1945. A term that has emerged as an organizing principle for twentieth-century literary studies, we want to probe its curious, and perhaps provisional, durability. The conference would like to generate new considerations of the locations and worldedness of Post-1945 by examining its ever-branching critical crosscurrents.