We are seeking paper proposals and topics related to Oceanic literature and culture. This session invites papers that speak to any discussion of island spaces, places, and subjects. We hope to cover a wide range issues including race, gender, class, sexuality, history, language, colonialism, post-colonialism, tourism, military, migration, trade, etc. This panel proposes to invite discussion on these issues throughout the Pacific and the Atlantic and in a variety of historical moments.
This panel examines immigrant transitions between the familiar and the unfamiliar in literature and film. It welcomes papers that explore various aspects of change related to immigration: self-image, identity politics, cultural contexts, community, family dynamics, health, professional circles, or economic and social mobility.
Please submit your proposal online before May 15th, 2014, at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals . Select "A (Wo)Man in the Mirror: Immigrant Transitions" as the Topic Area.
Gothic and Uncanny Explorations
An interdisciplinary international conference
Wednesday 10 September – Friday 12 September 2014
Karlstad University, Sweden
Extended Second Call for Papers
The gothic, as a mode or genre, has become an increasingly widespread and noticeable cultural phenomenon during the last few decades. There is also a great interest in the closely related concept of the uncanny in a number of different contexts. In addition to playing a larger role in academia, the gothic and the uncanny have been integrated in our everyday vocabulary and thinking in recent years.
What are the stakes of reading arabic poetics in america at the present historical and political moment? How does the reading of arabic poetics--and of arabic texts considered in the broadest possible sense--relate to the legacies of colonialism, on the one hand, and the demand for and fact of translation, on the other? What is the relation between translation--within and between the arabic language(s) and others--and social and political practices of form? Submission form may be found at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topic-areas. Due: May 15.
Please consider submitting a proposal on any aspect of English literature and culture in the long nineteenth century for this standing session.
Submission Deadline: May 15
Proposals must be submitted via the PAMLA website (http://www.pamla.org/2014).
For questions about the session, please contact Jane J. Lee at csudh.edu.
The 2014 PAMLA conference will be held Friday, October 31st through Sunday, November 2nd at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California.
This panel invites papers that examine circum-Atlantic movement and cultures in contemporary African-American literature. Although earlier works (such as Zora Neale Hurston's Tell My Horse and Alice Walker's The Color Purple) have produced a wealth of discussions about exchanges between US, Caribbean, and African places and cultures, we are especially interested in essays that address how recent African-American works have sustained, portrayed, and/or problematized depictions of circum-Atlantic cultural exchanges and movements. By June 1, 2014, please submit a 250-500 word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Amy K. King, University of Mississippi, at amykatherineking at gmail.com.
Since at least the early 1990s, the transnational turn in Modernist Studies has necessitated a re-thinking of Modernism's traditional boundaries. Propelled by feminist reevaluations of the canon, as well as minority discourses about visibility, New Modernist Studies ask us to think more broadly about Modernism and modernity. This panel seeks to investigate the ways in which various scholars navigate the peripheries of Modernism. For this panel, "peripheries" are broadly defined as texts, movements, or authors previously or currently unincorporated into the traditional canon. How do authors' national identifications relate to other identities, religious, ethnic, or cultural?
The IJHCS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, cultural studies and creative writing for the June 2014 Issue. Manuscripts Submission Deadline: 10/ 05/ 2014 Issue Publication Date: June 2014. For more details on the manuscripts and submission guidelines, please visit the Submission guidelines webpage:
Contributions have to be sent to:
Le Fanu Studies is looking for papers on any aspect of the Irish writer's work. Subjects could include Le Fanu and his status as a Victorian Gothic author, inter-textual studies, studies of the representation of women, post-colonial issues, generic studies of thematics and studies of individual stories and novels.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (Deadline Extension)
Indigenous Studies Area - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Indianapolis, IN, Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014.
The area seeks panel and paper proposals that address any aspect of Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, and Sami popular cultures. In addition, the area highly encourages comparative papers between Indigenous and, say, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or African popular cultures. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to the following:
*** DEADLINE EXTENDED to 9th May 2014 ***
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies will hold its 9th Annual conference at the University of Western Australia on Friday the 20th of June, 2014. The conference aims to foster a supportive environment in which postgraduates and early career researchers can present their work. The Limina Editorial Collective is calling for conference submissions 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):
Indian Film is the most popular media for most of the world, and yet academia has only scratched the surface of studying it. A special panel at the Midwest Popular Culture Association 2014 conference will address the societal and artistic implications of the genre.
Submissions welcome on topics from women in film to Indian film in the west to film and religion, or even more broadly, how Indian culture in general interacts with religion, politics, or social issues.
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Friday-Sunday, 3-5 October 2014 Indianapolis, IN
Contributors are sought for a collection of original essays examining the works of Australia's leading Aboriginal authors, Kim Scott and Alexis Wright. Both authors have won countless awards, including Australia's prestigious Miles Franklin Award, Scott in 2000 (Benang) and 2011 (That Deadman Dance), and Wright in 2006 (Carpentaria) and currently on the longlist for 2014 (The Swan Book). Despite national and international acclaim for their literary contribution, there is currently no comprehensive critical companion that contextualizes these authors' works for scholars, students (undergraduate and graduate), and general readers.
Yeats and Kipling: Retrospectives, Perspectives
A three-day international conference at Bharati College, University of Delhi, Delhi.
(10, 11, 12 March 2015)
Call for abstracts of papers
Co-organized by Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius, Lithuania), and Lithuanian Film Centre (Vilnius, Lithuania),
With the participation of such keynote speakers as Mette Hjort (Lingnan University, Hong Kong), Dina Iordanova (University of St. Andrew, Scotland), Ewa Mazierska (University of Central Lancashire, England) and a filmmaker Arash T. Riahi (Golden Girls Filmproduktion, Austria).