This panel for the next ASLE conference seeks to offer a range of explorations of environmental and ecological themes in comics and graphic novels. Whereas the conference’s “Rust/Resistance” special topic (http://www.asle.org/wp-content/uploads/ASLE-2017-CFP.pdf) should provide cohesion to the panel, papers that expand the study of comics and graphic novels from any environmental lens are also welcome. Among others, the panel will be concerned with several questions, such as: What particular forms of visualization do comics and graphic novels offer us as conduits to imagine the environment?
We are looking for your contribution as part of our panel at the 2017 Asian American Studies Association taking place in Portland, Oregon, April 13–15, 2017. This panel seeks to bring together Asian American scholarship on the Vietnam War and Korean War to interrogate the workings of U.S. empire in Asia across the Cold War era and into the present. How did prior imperial formations, including Japanese and French colonialism, shape U.S. imperial interests in East and Southeast Asia? How did these wars interrupt processes of decolonization? What kinds of diasporas did they create? What has been the cultural memory of these wars in these diasporas? How has our understanding of one war informed the other?
"South Asia and Latin America: Intellectual Junctures and Affinities" -- paper abstracts are invited for a roundtable panel at the 48th Annual NeMLA Convention (March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.).
While studies of the Global South and South-South connections are of more recent vintage, unconventional intellectual exchanges of this type have long been occurring "off the grid." Specifically, such exchanges were occurring between South Asia and Latin America long before talk of BRICs and 'third world solidarity'. This session examines such intellectual junctures and affinities.
The New England Quarterly seeks submissions for a special issue featuring original essays by emerging scholars in the field. Successful submissions will engage with and expand the Quarterly's orientation to the history of New England's life and letters as an organic part of the United States and the world. The editors are especially interested in essays that offer contemporary perspectives on traditional understandings, stimulate new fields of inquiry, and suggest new ways in which local and regional studies can provide a unique lens for understanding global themes. We welcome submissions by advanced graduate students as well as scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate.
The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is a part of the network of 20 affiliates that form the national College English Association (CEA), a professional organization of teacher-scholars founded in the United States in 1939. Primarily based on the island of Puerto Rico, the CEA-CC has promoted the study and research of the various fields that fall under the umbrella of “English” for over forty years. In addition to themes related to education, the conferences hosted by the CEA-CC have focused on themes related to literature and cultural studies. The subject of the March 2017 symposium is “Sea Crossings” We invite papers that connect the ocean with the field of English. Topics include but are not limited to:
This two-day symposium will be devoted to the discussion of recent developments affecting the production and reception of New Zealand and Pacific literatures in a global context and will focus on a range of issues related to the reading, writing, teaching, translating and marketing of these literatures. Whereas on the one hand New Zealand and Pacific texts are being written, read and circulated as deriving from a culturally specific location, they have also been received, translated, taught and marketed as part of the less narrowly defined category of world literature.
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016
At the “East Indians in the Caribbean Conference” in Trinidad in 1979, Sam Selvon disarmingly titled his opening address “Three into One Can’t Go—East Indian, Trinidadian or West Indian.” He presented the contradictions apparent in competing discourses of identification as the descendants of Indian indentured labourers sought to define themselves in their national and regional contexts. Selvon’s underlying question of how (formerly) indentured labourers establish a sense of belonging in their new environment is applicable to other sites of indentureship like Guyana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Suriname, and Fiji. Another identifying label that should be added to Selvon’s triad is coolie, a pejorative that some Indians have sought to reclaim.
Trans/forming the Machine: Feminist Interventions in Digital Poetics
A Workshop in Speculative Fiction and Ecopoetics
with Keynote Address by
Assistant Professor, Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz
November 2th, 2016 – San Francisco State University
Convened by: Martha Kenney (Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies, San Francisco State University)