We are inviting submissions for a forthcoming edited volume that analyse and survey folk narratives from India’s Northeast. The eight north-eastern states—Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, Assam, Manipur and Sikkim—have a wealth of narratives that are likely to function as alternative history beyond the generic cultural and geographical assumptions of the history of the Northeast as part of a ‘greater’ Indian history. The polyphonic potential of these narratives can be explored in multiple ways including historical, literary, sociological and political, but not exclusively such.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
“When you are in the middle of a story it isn’t a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood; like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard powerless to stop it.”
– Margaret Atwood
“Here am I and there is my body dancing on glass”
– Sarah Kane
CFP: Videographic Approaches to World Cinema and Transnational Circulation
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, March 22 – March 26, 2017
Poetry After Europe: Geopolitical Poetics in the 21st Century [or does the subtitle dilute the force of “Poetry After Europe?”]
- Walt Hunter (Clemson University)
- Shirley Lau Wong (Westfield State University)
In 1947, the nation of India was formed as an imagined community whose literalness immediately became vividly and at times tragically apparent. The creation of the independent state of India conferred a unified national identity on a place whose phenomenal diversity is manifested in over 1,700 languages as well as an infinitely complex cultural, social, and religious heritage.
Pocahontas and after: historical culture and transatlantic encounters, 1617-2017
The British Library and the Institute for Historical Research, London
March 16-18, 2017
A major international conference to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas’ death. Co-hosted by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and the Institute for Historical Research.
Additional support has been provided by the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture and The University of Warwick.
Call for Papers
ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel
Children's Literature Association Conference 2017
Tampa, Florida, June 22-24, 2017
Florida: Past and Present State(s) of Empire in Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Cette session, intitulée Maïssa Bey: l’écriture de l’espoir et de la liberté, se propose d’inclure des contributions qui mettent en valeur l’extraordinaire richesse de l’œuvre de Maïssa Bey et qui analysent des sujets tels: écrire le non-dit, rompre le silence, briser les canons de la pudeur, rêver et oser la liberté, être femme et écrivain en Algérie contemporaine, ressusciter les mythes, réinterpréter l’histoire au féminin. Veuiilez soumettre vos propositions (250 mots) à Florina Matu (email@example.com) au plus tard le 10 octobre 2016.
CFP Children in World Cinema
Ireland was, as Robert Young writes, England’s first and always exceptional colony. But it was far from the only one. Its unique colonial status has yielded productive scholarship addressing its anomalous integration into the colonial world. While this scholarship has resulted in some excellent work on Ireland / India relations and an influential volume on the ‘green and black Atlantic’ that performed a valuable intervention in addressing the African dimensions of the Irish world, both Irish and African literary scholarship have largely neglected affiliations between these literary worlds. The organisers of this panel invite papers that will consider literary and cultural intersections between Ireland and select African nations.