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[UPDATE] "Thinking Through Deleuze: Nomadic Subjects, Global Citizenship and Posthumanism" February 6-8, 2015

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:25am
Brock University

Call for Papers

"Thinking Through Deleuze: Nomadic Subjects, Global Citizenship and Posthumanism" Brock University, Canada
February 6th to 8th, 2015.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Rosi Braidotti - Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University.

Cesare Casarino - Chair of the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota.

Steven Shaviro - DeRoy Professor of English at Wayne State University.


[UPDATE] Limina Journal Volume 20.2 "Fear and Loathing"

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 8:11pm
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Call for Papers: Volume 20.2

Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies


The Limina Editorial Collective is calling for papers of substantive and original scholarly work from postgraduate and early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences which engage with the theme of 'Fear and Loathing'. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

• Social and/or Immigration Policy

• Gender and/or Sexuality

• Fear And Loathing in the Australian Context

• Experiences of Difference

• Digital and/or Popular Culture

• Anthropology

• Identity(Ies)

• Religion

• Narratives of the Self

• Stigma

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre (Augsburg, Germany, Oct 1-3, 2015)

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 1:26pm
University of Augsburg, Germany

Call for Papers

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre
International Conference, Augsburg, October 1-3, 2015

When Polonius, in the second act of Hamlet, announces the theater company as the "best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited," he points to several problems that have pervaded scholarship on poetry and genre.

[REMINDER]: 'Memsahib' re-defined: Exploring the Connotations of the Term (Deadline: September 30, 2014)

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:26am
Dr. Susmita Roye, Delaware State University

Session proposal


Memsahib – the term literally means "Sahib's wife" or the "lady mistress" – is usually associated with white women in British India. For this reason, despite the fact that the term continues to be used today in independent India, its use cannot be divorced from its colonial conception because, more often than not, especially in the academic scholarship, the term's association with British colonialism in India is analyzed. Examining the image of memsahibs and the nexus between gender and imperialism in India has garnered considerable scholarly attention (e.g. Claire Midgley, Indrani Sen and Margaret Strobel, among others).


Monday, August 18, 2014 - 9:49am
Laura Savu Walker

Dear colleagues,

I'm writing to invite you to submit proposals for a collection of essays that is tentatively titled "The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context." Please take a look at the brief description of the topic and the research questions below. Feel free to add any other comments and questions and let me know if you are interested in contributing. My own essay examines the transnational dimensions of "that moral-intimate-economic thing called 'the good life'" (Berlant 2) as theorized by cultural critic Lauren Berlant and imagined by Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid in his latest novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2012).

CALL FOR PAPERS: Twentieth Century Women's Writing (Edited Volume)

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 6:02am
Subashish Bhattacharjee & Saikat Guha (Department of English, University of North Bengal, India)

We invite scholarly papers that shed light on twentieth century women novelists, playwrights and poets for a forthcoming anthology on twentieth century women writers.

Scope of the volume:

GUST English Language and Literature (GELL) Second International Conference April 21st-23rd 2015

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 5:48am
Gulf University for Science and Technology

Teaching is one of the most challenging professions because it brings individuals of different backgrounds (teachers and learners) into a very close relationship. The process of teaching/learning arguably constitutes the most important aspect of this relationship, but it is intimately connected with other complex personal, social, cultural, and even historical and political factors. A teacher is not a neutral entity, nor does s/he teach in a social, cultural, and historical vacuum. Similarly, the learner is not a tabula rasa, subject to the teacher's inscriptions. Inevitably, the process of education will elicit critical questions or even resistance.

[UPDATE] How to Feel About Affect (23-25 Oct. 2014)

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 10:44am
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida

How to Feel About Affect
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
23-25 October 2014
Keynote: Jonathan Flatley (Wayne State University)

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 3:52pm

Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.

Borders, Boundaries, and Margins

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 4:10pm
South Asian Literary Association

CFP: Borders, Boundaries, and Margins
15th Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference
6-7 January 2015, Vancouver, Canada

Adaptation Section of the 2015 PCA/ACA National Conference in New Orleans, April 1-4

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 3:41pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Adaptation and Intertextuality

Papers on any and all aspects of adaptation will be considered, including but not limited to novel to film/play/TV adaptations, short story to film/TV adaptations, film to novel adaptations, stage play to radio adaptations, painting to novel/film adaptations, theme park attraction to film adaptations, video game to opera adaptations, or any other kind of adaptation you can think of!

Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality in Irish Studies [Deadline December 15th, 2014]

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 2:05pm
Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies

Idealized constructions of heteronormative masculinity and femininity have long shaped Irish culture, while subcultures of marginalized masculinities, subversive femininities, and LGBTQ identities have challenged this normative narrative. The fifth issue of Breac will explore gender and sexuality issues in Irish Studies and Irish culture. Guest editors Moynagh Sullivan and Abigail Palko invite contributions that consider issues of gender and/or sexuality, broadly defined, with a particular interest in papers that engage with intersectionality or interrogate the impact of biopolitics on everyday life.

Topics might include: