In recent years, the position that argues that human actions are guided by certain Universals (biological, cognitive, emotive, and moral) that are common to all humanity has been contested. Literary traditions such as poststructuralist thought represented by the views of thinkers like Michael Foucault have seen human identity exclusively as a product of class struggle. However, alternate views represented by Martha Nussbaum and several others have challenged this by claiming that human identity is guided by certain non-coercive universals that determine how human beings identify and respond to society.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Vol III Issue I
SubalternSpeak: An International Journal of Postcolonial Studies (Print ISSN 2277-3959) (Online ISSN: 2347 2013)
Paper Submission last date: 20 August 2014
SubalternSpeak is a refereed journal published quarterly by Interactions Forum, Pune. The Journal strives to publish works of high quality in the area of postcolonial studies. The aim of the journal is to give space to scholars and researchers to publish their research articles/papers.
We are always keen to receive submissions from scholars, academicians and researchers in the form of Research Papers, Articles, Poems, Short Stories, Interviews and Book Reviews.
Interdisciplinary journal CASCA enables authors to publish papers in various areas of social sciences, humanities, culture and art. The aim of the journal is to cover a wide spectrum of themes and critical analyses cutting across numerous theoretical and disciplinary boundaries related to critical theory, literary theory, language and literature, history of art, postcolonial theory, politics, cultural studies, history of thought, etc.
We are interested in publishing scientific and expert papers, book reviews, exhibition reviews, web portals.
All the submitted papers are to undergo an adequate double blind peer review.
*Please note the original posting mentioned a deadline of November 2015; the correct date in November 2014.*
"Laughter in the Digital Age"
Special Issue of Comedy Studies
Guest Editor: Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin
I seek contributors to an edited collection focused on the intersection between disability studies and literary ecology, particularly as it plays out in American literature and culture. More specifically, the collection will investigate the role that literary ecology plays in upholding what might be called the ecosomatic paradigm. As a theoretical framework, the ecosomatic paradigm underscores the dynamic and inter-relational (and thereby ecological) process wherein human mind-bodies interface with the places, both built and wild, they inhabit. That is, the ecosomatic paradigm proceeds from the assumption that nature and culture interact in an ongoing, dialectical relationship that has implications for both the human subject and the natural world.
This panel proposes to examine the work of writers who explore environmental or health hardships experienced by communities in African countries. Papers are encouraged to engage with the complexities of writing on these topics: for example, the difficulty of representing lived realities of disaster or disease without reinforcing the stereotype of Africa as a space of continual crisis or the challenge of crafting an aesthetic that can adequately contain suffering and the will to endure. By July 15, 2014, please submit a 300-word abstract and A/V requirements to Renée Schatteman, Georgia State University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the PCA/ACA national conference (1-4 Apr. 2015 in New Orleans), we invite proposals of individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a sea-related theme. DEADLINE: 1 Nov. 2014.
Possible sea-related topics include, but are not limited to:
►Film, art, music, and television
►Sea sagas from western & non-western cultures
►Recreation, technology, business
The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our annual conference which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez on 12-13 March 2015. The topic is Disability Studies. We welcome papers that investigate the cultural, social and political interactions of the humanities (arts, language and literature) and technology, as they relate to the conceptualizing Dis/Ability.
liquid blackness invites abstracts for its no. 4 issue titled "fluid radicalisms"
Planned in conjunction with the presentation of the Black Audio Film Collective film series hosted by liquid blackness at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA on September 26-28 and October 3-4, this issue will address a range of topics prompted by, but not limited to, BAFC's filmmaking practice in the context of Black Atlantic artistic and intellectual flows.
Building on from our successful Symposium on David Mitchell held at NYU London on 9 May, we are moving forward with a proposal for a collection with a major publisher and are seeking abstracts for selection.
Mitchell's oeuvre is often celebrated for its distinctive vision of cosmopolitanism, remediation of genre(s), and relationship to postmodern, posthuman, and postcolonial discourses. This collection of essays aims to expand our understanding of Mitchell's work by considering all aspects of his literary and cultural output, including novels, short stories, cinematic adaptation, opera/libretti, and multimodal aesthetics.
Works by David Mitchell
The deadline for proposal submission has been extended until 31 July, 2014.
Yaşar University, Department of English Language and Literature
Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies Symposium
REMNANTS OF THE NATION
Literature and TV series
Université de Bretagne Sud, Lorient, 26-28 March 2015
Annual conference for GUEST (Groupe Universitaire d'Études sur les Séries Télévisées)
The editors of The Black Scholar welcome essays for a special issue examining the complexity of black cultural politics and identity in the Dominican Republic. This special issue seeks to analyze Dominican racial relations against the grain of the cross-disciplinary consensus, primarily U.S.-based, that focuses on Dominicans' "negrophobia," "anti-Haitianism," and "self-hatred." In this way, the issue inserts itself into a globally comparative Black Studies, including the articulations and disarticulations between blackness in the US, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.
The Northeast Modern Language Association will meet in Toronto, Ontario, for its 46th annual convention, held April 30 to May 3 2015. Every year, this event affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. This year's convention will include roundtable and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers.
This one day conference is intended to explore the role of our concept of 'transition' in literary studies. This exploration
can be phrased in a series of questions, with the foremost being whether our cultural definitions are more reflective of
critical trends than of changes in artistic practice. For example, is James Joyce's Ulysses the high point of literary
modernism and, simultaneously, the beginning of postmodernism? Or does this retroactive critical summation do artistic
violence to an open text? If we agree that there are such things as transitions, then we might ask a further set of questions:
How do changes in form reflect changing historical or technological conditions? What happens to the old category upon