category: postcolonial

Crossing the Borders of Comparative Epistemologies: Research and Teaching in the Global Academy

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association, Annual Meeting
contact email: 
jenniferareimer@gmail.com

The American Comparative Literature Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting will take place at the Sheraton Seattle in Seattle, Washington, March 26-29, 2015.

Deep Naturalism (ASLE conference, June 23-7 2015, Moscow ID; abstracts by Nov 15)

full name / name of organization: 
ASLE/ Association for the Study of Literature & the Environment
contact email: 
hsuanlhsu@gmail.com

CFP: Deep Naturalism (ASLE conference, June 23-7 2015, Moscow ID; abstracts by Nov 15)

(M)othering the Transatlantic: Representations of Motherhood in a Transatlantic Context, 2015 ACLA, March 26-29 2014

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
alicelp@uw.edu

In a 2006 Slate Magazine column, Stephen Metcalf asks, "Why is Beloved Beloved?" Why, almost twenty years after publication, does Beloved keep reappearing on the foreground of literary consciousness?

CFP 4th Global Conference on Monstrous Geographies, Lisbon, March 22-24

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
l.muntean@let.ru.nl, mg4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference: Monstrous Geographies

Sunday 22nd March – Tuesday 24th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:

After Nature: Feminist Futures, March 26th to 29th, 2015, Seattle, WA

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
contact email: 
rylee001@uw.edu

http://www.acla.org/after-nature-feminist-futures

[UPDATE] Cultural Indigestion (colon) Exploring the Complexities of Interculturalism in Theatre and Performance

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Research in Theatre at Indiana University
contact email: 
artatiu@gmail.com

Note the change in date for the conference and the extended deadline.

[UPDATE] Literature and the World: Children and Childhood in Global Contexts

full name / name of organization: 
The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies
contact email: 
jgaeta@css.edu

The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies invites submissions centered on the theme Children and Childhood in Global Contexts. As scholars try to elucidate the complex relationships between history and cultural identity or development, one key demographic seems consistently overlooked: children. It could be argued that scholarship intended to enlighten may also be unwittingly biased in favor of a narrative situating children as innocent, naïve, and ultimately unimportant actors. Or at the very least, they are seen as actors whose importance can only be evaluated independently of the “adult” world to which they do not, presumably, belong. However, what happens when we acknowledge children in contexts contrary to such an absolute narrative? For instance, consider the complexities surrounding cultural identification in French overseas departments – where colonial policies of assimilation led inhabitants to vote in favor of remaining “French” in the mid 20th century – and how continued political and economic ties have problematized these departments' ability to carve out independent identities. An analysis of this phenomenon might be expected to include the role of children, as these individuals will internalize and carry with them into adulthood the cultural attitudes and social norms to which they are exposed during their formative years, thus providing a potential means of social change (or perpetuation) through the process of socialization. The child, or more specifically the education, media, and relationships the child experiences, cannot be entirely separated from the larger issue – a collective sense of cultural identity. Yet the view of children as innocent or irrelevant continues to pervade the larger body of scholarship addressing “adult” issues around the world. This forum seeks to problematize that view by inviting submissions providing a critical examination of the relevancy of children and/or childhood from a variety of perspectives. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, children as subjects and audience in cultural production, representations in the media, postcolonial educational systems, childhood and culture. Please study the submission guidelines before submitting, see http://www2.css.edu/app/depts/HIS/historyjournal/index.cfm?cat=4&art=15 Submissions should be sent to the forum’s Coordinating Editor Dr. Gaeta, jgaeta@css.edu , and the Chief Editor, Dr. Liang, hliang@css.edu

Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
contact email: 
LSJLehigh@gmail.com

The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylva

Call for Papers: Coreopsis Journal Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
Coreopsis; A Journal of Myth & Theatre
contact email: 
L. Kinyon, Ph.D.; Ed. coreopsisjournalofmyththeatre@gmail.com

Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

Publication date: June 29, 2015

Abstract Deadline: March 1/Paper Deadline April, 18 2015/Deadline for final version: May 15, 2015

FSAC Grad Colloque 2015: PROPAGANDA - CENSORSHIP - SURVEILLANCE

full name / name of organization: 
FSAC Graduate Colloquium
contact email: 
Philippe.Mather@uregina.ca

FILM STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
17th ANNUAL GRADUATE COLLOQUIUM

FEBRUARY 27-28, 2015
UNIVERSITY OF REGINA

Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture. February 2015.

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University English Department
contact email: 
violationconference@gmail.com

The McGill English Department’s Twenty-First Annual Graduate Student Conference on Language and Literature invites submissions on literary and cultural engagements with violation.

Otherness, Agency and Belonging, 5th International Symposium (Mexico City: Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia
contact email: 
acc@alternative-academia.net

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

5th International Symposium: Otherness, Agency and Belonging

Identity and Multicultural Politics, 7th International Symposium (Mexico City: Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia
contact email: 
acc@alternative-academia.net

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

7th International Symposium: Identity and Multicultural Politics

"Protect and Serve": Crime Fiction and Community

full name / name of organization: 
University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
crimeandcommunity2015@gmail.com

Keynote Speakers

Professor Gill Plain (St Andrews)
Professor Mary Evans (LSE)

Call for Abstracts

"Excess": UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, February 19-20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
ucla.complit.conf@gmail.com

http://excess2015.wordpress.com

Excess

February 19-20, 2015
UCLA, Royce Hall, Room 306

"Constraints" - 28th GAFIS Symposium, March 20-21, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
GAFIS - Graduate Association of French and Italian Students (UW Madison)
contact email: 
gafis.symposium.2015@gmail.com

The Graduate Association of French and Italian Students
Department of French and Italian, University of Wisconsin - Madison

The Horizons of Community

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University
contact email: 
communityhc15@gmail.com

The Graduate Students of The Humanities Center are proud to announce a Graduate Student Conference on February 27 and 28, 2015.

Lines Between: Culture and Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean; Nicosia, Cyprus, 3-6 June 2015

full name / name of organization: 
European University Cyprus and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
contact email: 
eucrscconference2015@gmail.com

Conference Call for Papers and Panels

Lines Between: Culture and Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean

co-hosted by
European University Cyprus and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS for SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA (6/1/15; NEPCA 10/30/31/15 New London, NH)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area, NEPCA
contact email: 
nepcafantastic@gmail.com

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

Postcolonial, Diaspora, and American Studies: The Terms of Engagement--ACLA 2015 (26-29 March)

full name / name of organization: 
Surbhi Malik & Smita Das/ Creighton University & University of Illinois at Chicago
contact email: 
Surbhi Malik SurbhiMalik@creighton.edu OR Smita Das sdas4@uic.edu

ACLA Seminar: Postcolonial, Diaspora, and American Studies: The Terms of Engagement

Please submit your abstract by Oct. 14th
http://www.acla.org/node/788

Autobiography in Context, International Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Rijeka, Croatia, 21 and 22 November 2014

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia
contact email: 
Irena Grubica: irena.grubica@gmail.com

Autobiography in Context

An International Interdisciplinary Conference

21st & 22nd November 2014
Rijeka, Croatia

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

November 6th 2014 - Ottawa Ontario - Language/Discourse

full name / name of organization: 
Carleton University - School of Linguistics and Language Studies
contact email: 
salads.carleton@gmail.com

As a part of an interactive poster session, students across disciplines will join in conversation and showcase their research in the areas of language, linguistics, pedagogy, discourse and/or writing

CFP for Panel on Language and Culture in Modern Asia

full name / name of organization: 
Panel for AAS-in-Asia Conference (June 2015)
contact email: 
satoko.kakihara@gmail.com

A fourth and final presenter is being sought for a panel proposal for the upcoming AAS-in-Asia Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, to take place in June 2015.

Bildung and Late Modern Development (10/14) - ACLA 2015 Seattle, 26-29 March

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Townsend (U of Notre Dame / U of South Dakota); Meltem Gurle (Bogazici U)
contact email: 
Sarah.Townsend@usd.edu / MeltemGurle@gmail.com

Please submit your abstract by Oct. 14th
http://acla.org/seminars

[UPDATE} Call for submission Issue 03:2

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies
contact email: 
lucia.aiello@york.ac.uk, david.miller@mmu.ac.uk

The Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies calls for submissions for its sixth issue stressing trauma theory and its application to literature.

[UPDATE] CFP: Settler Colonial Literatures in Comparison - ACLA (Mar 26-29, 2015) - Submission Deadline: Oct 15,2014

full name / name of organization: 
Yu-ting Huang / UCLA
contact email: 
ythuang@ucla.edu

Settler Colonial Literatures in Comparison
ACLA -- March 26-29, 2015. Seattle, Washington.

Call for papers:

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (Humanities)--Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com, subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com, mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
http://theapollonian.in
Vol. 1, Issue 2 | December 2014
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Institute for Critical Animal Studies North American Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Critical Animal Studies
contact email: 
icasnorthamerica@gmail.com

CONFERENCE DATES: April 17 – 19, 2015 @ Binghamton University
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: January 10th, 2015

[UPDATE] TEXT IN CONTEXT: A GRADUATE STUDENT JOURNAL--POP CULTURE IN CONTEXT--DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
TEXT IN CONTEXT: A GRADUATE STUDENT JOURNAL--SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 15, 2014

Urban Pests, Ecology, and Social Justice (NeMLA 2015, April 30-May 3, Toronto)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Lambert/NeMLA
contact email: 
mmlamber@andrew.cmu.edu

From the major urban parks of the 19th Century—like Central Park in New York and City Park in New Orleans—to today’s plethora of urban gardens, American city planners and residents have attempte

“Has Theatre ever been Secular?” (10/17/14; ATHE, Montréal, Québec, 30 July- 2 August 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Jill Stevenson
contact email: 
jillstevenson@gmail.com

“Has Theatre Ever Been Secular?”
Session for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s 2015 Conference
30 July-2 August, 2015; Montréal, Québec, Canada

ACLA 2015 - Compromised Radicals and Failed Revolutions: The Unfinished Politics of the '70s

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
kcavende@brandeis.edu

Since the turn of the twenty-first century, American writers have begun to return to the political and aesthetic moment of the late 1960s and 1970s.

[UPDATE] Government / Literature - ACLA 2015 (26-29 March)

full name / name of organization: 
Nicholas Hengen Fox & Kevin Riordan / Portland Community College & Nanyang Technological University
contact email: 
nicholashengen@gmail.com

*All Submissions must be made through the ACLA website by October 15 for consideration*

http://www.acla.org/government-literature-0

HERA conference April 8-11, 2015 San Francisco

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Education and Research Association
contact email: 
mgreen@sfsu.edu

Beyond the Binary
(See HERA’s website for an expanded description.)
www.h-e-r-a.org/

ACLA 2015: "The Subject Beside Itself: Ecstasies of Juxtaposition" (March 26-29, SEATTLE)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)
contact email: 
ndicecco@sfu.ca, lychee@yorku.ca

The Subject Beside Itself: Ecstasies of Juxtaposition

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