“Refugee and immigrant are very different. A refugee is someone ejected from his or her past, who has no future, whose present is totally empty of meaning. In a refugee camp, you live outside of time – you don’t know when you’re going to eat, let alone when you’re going to get out of there. And you’re also outside of space because the camp is a no man’s land. To be a human being you have to be part of something. The first time we got an official piece of paper from Canada, my whole family stared at it – until then, we were stateless, part of nothing.”
In today’s global society, understanding different cultures as we interact and construct our beliefs and identities has never been more important. As educators, our responsibility to guide students in developing critical thinking in their consumption of visual media is crucial to their ability to appreciate different perspectives. While teachers may recognize intuitively the power of film to expose students to other languages and cultures, examining the benefits of using it to develop students’ creativity and analytical skills can help maximize its effectiveness in the classroom.
“Edges of Transatlantic Commerce in the Eighteenth Century”
28TH ANNUAL BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AND POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES CONFERENCE
FEBRUARY 15-16, 2019
DESOTO SAVANNAH, SAVANNAH GA
CALL FOR PAPERS
The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.
The Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Special Issue for Summer 2019
Caribbean Studies Across the Disciplines
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal (ISSN 0271-5058) is a peer-reviewed journal published at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, the nation’s 4th largest Historically Black College and University (HBCU).
EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS
Revisiting the Black Parisian Moment: transnational black military, musical and intellectual histories, 1918-19.
The British Library
Friday 26 October, 2018
SPECIAL GUEST: Jason Moran
Registration Cost £20, concessions available.
While historical and literary archives have long been integral to the study of the humanities, they are more than simple repositories for historical artifacts. They don’t just preserve works and fragments to be studied, they help us, as scholars, to actively engage in the public sphere. As Randall C. Jimerson notes “Archivists can use the power of archives to promote accountability, open government, diversity, and social justice.” In doing so, archivists can democratize information and open up new avenues of knowing by employing ethical and objective—but not neutral—strategies. This can be especially important for subjugated communities, who’s histories and cultures have been bound and kept distinct.
AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR CARIBBEAN STUDIES
Female Orphan School, Parramatta South Campus
Western Sydney University, February 7-9, 2019
Patrick Chamoiseau (Martinique)
Alexis Wright (University of Melbourne)
Michael Bucknor (University of the West Indies)
Anna Cristina Pertierra (Western Sydney University)
Call for Papers
There is a widely held assumption that any intellectual or artistic labor oriented towards liberation must have the function of increasing the amount of hope in the world: that it must be motivated by hope, and must produce hope in its interlocutors. But what do we lose, and lose sight of, when hope is our sole criterion for what motivates people to action and what makes cultural production worthwhile?