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[UPDATE] - Tufts Grad Conference - Radical Kinship

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:03pm
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference


Keynote: Omise'eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015

Kinships that cross boundaries often entail radical decenterings of family, community, or subjectivity. What happens when Yellow Peril supports Black Power in Ferguson? When Maggie Simpson holds up a Je Suis Charlie sign? When, in a single frame, Kordale and Kaleb dismantle stale notions of Black masculinity, queerness, and fatherhood?

Can we undomesticate kinship?

CFP: Academic Autobiographies

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 2:23pm

CFP: Academic Autobiographies

Intermezzo, a digital longform publication associated with Enculturation ( seeks submissions that address academic autobiography.

David Shumway once labeled the academic star system as one where autobiography marginalizes community in favor of the individual. Indeed, too few academics pen autobiographies unless they are so-called stars. Yet, all academics have a story to tell, one that merges the personal and the professional, the anecdotal and the political, the banal and the important. Academics should want to tell their stories.

"Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity, OCTOBER 30-31, Toronto, Canada

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 1:54pm
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors (IFOA)

Call For Proposals:

Conference: "Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity
Dates: October 30 – 31, 2015
Institution: Humber College / International Festival of Authors, Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2015

SLCA: "Positions" October 15-17, 2015 (New Orleans)

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:42pm
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA)

Taken on its own, "positions" appears an innocuous and static term, suggesting a location, a posture, a place, a job or status. And yet, positioning is always implicit in the critical endeavor, evident not only in the placement of signifiers within a text, but within constellations of texts that we read comparatively. One could further argue that the various acts of positioning and the positions we hold manifest themselves in every facet of human interaction: political, rhetorical, theoretical, ideological, sexual, psychological, cultural and so on.

Haunting in Short Fiction and Its Adaptations: 20-21 November 2015, University of Angers, France

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:41pm
European Network for Short Fiction Research (ENSFR) (with University of Angers, Edge Hill University, University of Leuven, University of Le Mans, University of Nantes)

There is a long tradition of haunting in short fiction, often appearing in the form of ghost stories, folk tales, fairy tales, and legends. Short narrative indeed appears to embrace the supernatural. Elizabeth Bowen explains, for example, in the preface to A Day in the Dark and Other Stories that while she uses "the supernatural" in her short stories, she considers it "unethical' to do so in a novel.

CFP: Memories on the Move: Asian Connections; Deadline June 30, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:13am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies (National Taiwan Normal University)

Memories on the Move: Asian Connections
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 42 No. 1 | March 2016
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2015

In the last ten years memory studies has experienced a gradual shift towards comparative, interdisciplinary, and border-crossing perspectives. Studies on cosmopolitan memory (Levy and Sznaider), multidirectional memory (Rothberg), transcultural memory (Crownshaw), travelling memory (Erll), or transnational memory (De Chesari and Rigney) highlight the circulatory, competing, overlapping, fluid and dynamic nature of the processes of remembrance and cultural memory.