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Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 6:32am


Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

Seeking Authors for Racial Representation in American Cinema: A Three-Volume Encyclopedia Set

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 9:20pm
Racial Representation in American Cinema: A Three-Volume Encyclopedia Set

Attention: Film and Race Studies Scholars!

Seeking Authors for Racial Representation in American Cinema: A Three-Volume Encyclopedia Set

Entries needed on films, genres, stars and directors for volumes on Early, Classical and Contemporary Cinema.

Edited by Dr. Daniel Bernardi, Interim Dean at San Francisco State University, author of Star Trek and History: Race-ing Toward a White Future and The Persistence of Whiteness: Race and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema, and Professor Michael Green, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at Arizona State University.

E-mail with a brief (1 page) CV and areas of interest no later than February 15.

Silence! McGill AHCS Graduate Student Conference (24/04/15)

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 6:15pm
McGill University Department of Art History and Communications

McGill Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Student Conference
CFP Deadline: March 1st, 2015.
Conference Date: April 24, 2015.
McGill University, Montréal

Silence itself—the things one declines to say, or is forbidden to name, the discretion that is required between different speakers—is less the absolute limit of discourse, the other side from which it is separated by a strict boundary, than an element that functions alongside the things said, with them and in relation to them within over-all strategies. [...]There is not one but many silences, and they are an integral part of the strategies that underlie and permeate discourses. (Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality Vol. 1: An Introduction )

Borders and Crossings: Time and Space in William Carlos Williams. MLA 2016, 7-10 January, Austin (Deadline 8 March, 2015)

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 1:02pm
William Carlos Williams Society

This panel considers the numerous ways in which the work of William Carlos Williams engages with borders and performs or problematizes crossings. Ranging from Williams's personal or literary genealogy to negotiations of borders in terms of poetics or place, we seek papers problematizing Williams's handling of tradition, Europe, the New World, and history. Other topics/questions this panel may consider are: how does Williams's work handle the concepts of space and time? How does his work make use of or skew our perception of these? Where does his work position itself in relation to those parameters?

300-word abstract and CV by 8 March, 2015

Seepersad & Sons: Naipaulian Creative Synergies, September 6-8, 2015, Trinidad, W.I.

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 12:12pm
Friends of Mr Biswas in collaboration with the Dept of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies, UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad

Friends of Mr Biswas in collaboration with the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine is pleased to issue this call for papers for an interactive conference on the work of the three Naipauls - Seepersad and his sons, Vidia and Shiva. The conference on the theme: Seepersad and Sons: Naipaulian Creative Synergies will convene from September 6th. to 8th. 2015 on the St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies, with field trips and public lectures at the Lion House in Chaguanas and at the Naipaul House in St James, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.

Transnational Narratives of Performed Exile and Englishness

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:45pm
Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, English Department, Pace University

In the PMLA inaugural edition released in 2014, Professor Simon Gikandi of Princeton University published an editorial titled, "Provincializing English," that (in part) constitutes the foundation for my collection. Dr. Gikandi explains that there is no English but Englishes, a concept that is not novel, and yet not fully embraced by and/or employed in the academic circles. As Dr.