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.
The Samuel Beckett Society, Affiliated Session
Conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
Beckett's Bodies: Affect, Disability, Performance
Call for Papers and Posters:
"'Bad Books': Mass Genres, Material Cultures, and Aesthetic Valuation"
British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
May 1-2, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Dettmar, W.M. Keck Professor of English at Pomona College
The Indian Ocean is a cultural and economic system that dates back over five thousand years as Malays, Chinese, Arabs, Indians and Africans traded across it for centuries before the Europeans set foot in the area. Since the 1980s Indian Ocean studies have gained impetus, particularly among social scientists, and current debates on transnationalism are based on recent research carried out by scholars who have gradually understood the Indian Ocean as a network rather than as discrete geographical regions.
In conjunction with the 30th Annual Literature at the University of Texas at El Paso, featuring Dr. Neil Campbell of the University of Derby, the Graduate Student English Association (GradSEA) invites proposals for panels or individual papers for a graduate conference entitled "The Global American West" that will take place at UTEP on March 26-28, 2015. Author of The Rhizomatic West and PostWesterns, among other major works, Campbell is a leading theorist of critical regionalism whose work reads the American West not as a stratified or constrained space, but as a ruptured and fluid discursive system.
We invite proposals for an exciting and provocative symposium on the topic of Transforming Contagion. This transdisciplinary and transhistorical symposium aims to explore contagion in its broadest sense by including perspectives about the spread, transmission, and modalities of contagion, and how contagion has been variously defined, imagined, and subjected to regulation and/or exploitation. By "contagion," we do not necessarily mean only that which occurs in the body or within the framework of embodiment, but also contagions rooted in the literary, psychological, moral, educational, or political. We thus invite papers from any historical period or methodological approach that consider the complicated topic of contagion.
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_Feminist Spaces_: Women and Technology
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_Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for its second issue to be published in March of 2015.
_Feminist Spaces_ invites undergraduate and graduate students from universities worldwide to submit academic essays, creative writings, or multimodal/artistic pieces that adhere to this issue's theme of women and technology throughout history and across cultures. These pieces may investigate, but are not limited to, the following topics: