Achille Mbembe (2003) used the term ‘necropolitics’ to account for the existence of ‘death worlds’ within postcolonial geopolitical spaces. While work in biopolitics has privileged the dynamics of ‘making live and letting die,’ Mbembe highlights the importance of both, extending lives and making deaths.
Edwidge Danticat Society: SAMLA 89 (November 3-5, 2017)
The South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
November 3-5, 2017 The Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta, GA
Storytelling in the Literature of Edwidge Danticat
Discursos de poder:
Planting, Perpetuating, and Protesting Power in Literature and Linguistics
Graduate Student Conference 2017
UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese
April 14, 2017
Cristina Rivera Garza, UCSD
Brenno Kenji Kaneyasu, USC
CALL FOR PAPERS
SASGLS General Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Things fall apart”
17-19 August 2017, University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, South Africa
The South African Society for General Literary Studies (SASGLS) invites scholars to submit proposals on the theme “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold” for its biennial conference, to be hosted at the University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, from 17 to 19 August 2017.
Department of English
University of Delhi
Delhi – 110007, India
Modes, Motives, Motifs, and Conditions
in Intra-Asian Travel
March 20-21, 2017
Call for Papers
A.K. Ramanujan in a poem entitled “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House” had mused, “Sometimes I think that nothing/that ever comes into this house/goes out. Things come in every day/to lose themselves among other things/lost long ago among/other things lost long ago”. The description may seem oddly apt for the field of postcolonial studies which continues to search for new shores even as some of the concerns of the past begin to fade with the inevitable processes of history. Even as the field remains committed to a quest for emancipation from violence and discrimination and deprivation, caused by the forces of race, class, gender, sexuality and a number of other factors, the modalities continue to change and the boundaries begin to blur.
Please consider submitting to a special session in MLA convention 2018.
Voicing the Refugee Crises:
The urgency of the current refugee crises in the Western world impels us to examine texts coming from refugee writers seeking hospitable homes.
Call for Abstracts - Cinema of Exploration: Essays on an Adventurous Film Practice
Editors: James Leo Cahill (University of Toronto) and Luca Caminati (Concordia University, Montreal)
The Anthropocene: Fiction and the End(s) of Human Ecologies
Guest Editor: Robert P. Marzec
Deadline for Submissions: 1 March 2017
We are soliciting paper submissions for a potential MLA session that we shall be organising in New York City (4 to 7 January, 2018). Our CFP may seem a bit short but it should contain just a maximum of 35 words according to the MLA instructions. After deciding on our session participants, we shall submit a longer session proposal to MLA. If you are interested, please send us your proposals to the following emails: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by March 15, 2017.
Title: Literatures in/of Crisis