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Archives in ‘Lusophone’ Film

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:12am
‘Cinema and the World - Studies on Space and Cinema’, Centre for Comparative Studies, University of Lisbon,
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Archival practices in the 20th and early-21st century have been understood in a variety of ways. For some, “artists started to rely on the topos of the archive to express their unease about canonic systems for the production of knowledge” (Giannachi, 2016: 131). For others, a reviewing of the archive as a power structure and the blind spots, or silences, it produced was in order (Michel-Rolph Trouillot, 1995: 53). For others still, this ‘archival turn’ grew out of a fascination with historiography and with memory (Spieker, 2008: 26), characteristic of postmodern societies. Two main theoretical frameworks have been consistently called forth in contemporary studies of the archive.

South Asian Literatures in the World

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:15am
South Asian Review
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

CFP: South Asian Literatures in the World

South Asian Review

Guest Editor: Dr. Madhurima Chakraborty 

South Asian Review invites 5000-word essays for a Special Issue on South Asian Literatures in the World. 

We invite work that thinks about the international relationships, global contexts, and other national, regional, and collective identities that help generate and give meaning to South Asian culture. 

2019 Situations International Conference Ethnicity, Race and Racism in Asia

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 12:12pm
Yonsei university English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

2019 SituationsInternational Conference 

Ethnicity, Race and Racism in Asia 

School of the Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

24 October-26 October 2019



Keynote Speakers


Chua Beng Huat(National U of Singapore)

Sacrificing Cosmopolitanism for the Postcolonial Nation


Meaghan Morris (U of Sydney) 

On "right-wing" identity politics: reflections between Australia and Hong Kong


Stephen C. K Chan (Lingnan U) 

Postcolonial Satires

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 12:11pm
Amy L. Friedman / NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The Empire definitely wrote back, often with defiance, mockery, and wit.

As Bill Ashcroft summarizes of postcolonial criticism, “this was a new way of reading those literatures that emphasized their transformative power as well as their difference.”

I am seeking papers on satirical material, in all media, which engage with postcolonial issues.

"Imagined Borders, Epistemic Freedoms" CMRC/SIMAGINE Conference CFP Deadline Extended

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:28pm
Center for Media, Religion, and Culture & SIMAGINE Consortium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

CFP Deadline Extended to July 1, 2019!


Announcing a CMRC Conference in Collaboration with SIMAGINE:

Imagined Borders, Epistemic Freedoms: The Challenge of Social Imaginaries in Media, Art, Religion and Decoloniality
The Center for Media, Religion, and Culture University of Colorado Boulder
January 8-11, 2020


Confirmed Featured Speakers: Ann Laura Stoler, Catherine Walsh, & Glenn Coulthard

Rereading Empathy

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:17pm
Emily Johansen and Alissa G. Karl
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

The call to empathize has become truly inescapable over the last decade.  Feeling with others, so the claim goes, is an ever more necessary counterbalance to economic and political systems that appear to no longer attempt to obscure their inexorable cruelty. According to philosopher Jesse Prinz, more books have been published with the word “empathy” in their titles since 2010 than in all of the 20th century. Prinz’s metric reveals a cultural fascination with empathy in educational, therapeutic, media, and scholarly circles—a trend that we might call the “empathetic imperative.” Indeed, empathy is often presented as a panacea for the world’s woes, offered as both diagnostic tool and subsequent cure.

Gothic Girlhood: Intersecting Identities Across Gothic Traditions

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 12:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Diana Wallace and Andrew Smith note that the Female Gothic has been an ever-shifting category since its introduction into literary vocabulary by Ellen Moers in 1976, asserting that the Female Gothic “is shaped by...national identity, sexuality, language, race, and history” (The Female Gothic, 10). Gothic scholarship has long demonstrated that the mode varies across national and continental borders particularly drawing out distinctions between the American and the British. However, less attention has been paid to the concept of age. Keeping in mind the conference theme, how does the space of girlhood and/or adolescence complicate or further our understanding of the Female Gothic?

Prehistories of the War on Terror: A Critical Genealogy of U.S. Military Empire, edited volume

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:14pm
Yumi Lee and Karen Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

When the United States launched the War on Terror in September 2001, President George W. Bush announced that the nation was facing a “new kind of evil.” This evil, he declared, would be met by an American “crusade” that was “going to take a while.”  Bush suggested that he was declaring a new kind of war—one that would be waged on nefarious activities rooted in destructive beliefs rather than other nation-states. This pointed but ambiguous designation cast an entire region and religion, the Middle East and Islam, as perpetual enemies in a conflict with no foreseeable end. Since that point, the U.S.

Art & Action: Literary Authorship, Politics, and Celebrity Culture

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:18pm
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 29, 2019

Writers and writers’ organisations have a long history of using their public standing and cultural capital to promote causes that transcend the literary sphere, from abolition and gender equality to free expression, anti-war agitation, and environmental issues. This two-day conference explores the intersections of authorship, politics, activism, and literary celebrity across historical periods, literatures, and media. It examines the forms and impact of authorial field migrations between literature and politics and the ways in which they are situated within, and shaped by, structural frameworks that include academic institutions, prize-giving bodies, publishing industries, and literary celebrity culture.