In Shakespeare’s works characters are frequently banished from court, from the city or their country. Some move voluntary and many make their first appearance with a history of migration. Some yearn for their home, some are glad to escape persecution. Some bemoan the loss of their identity, some embrace a new identity abroad. People are exiled for various reasons, banished from another’s present, from a place, or from memory. Exile may mean a new chance or certain death. Migrants are greeted with hope, with fear, with fierce rejection. In a more abstract sense, Shakespeare’s plays and poems themselves became migrant texts as they were performed by travelling players or otherwise transmitted across time and space.
Hong Kong Studies (Chinese University Press) is now accepting articles and reviews written in English or traditional Chinese for a general issue of the journal, tentatively scheduled for publication in June 2018. Hong Kong Studies is the first bilingual academic journal to focus on Hong Kong from an interdisciplinary perspective. The editors believe that the timely expansion of the field of Hong Kong Studies warrants a journal of its own, in order to provide a focused platform for facilitating exchange between different disciplines and viewpoints in relation to Hong Kong.
The upcoming February lectures conference and edited collection will explore how, in contemporary South Africa, queer lives and queer writing intersect with the narratives of colonial history, the actualities of the postcolonial now, and, specifically, the drive towards decoloniality.
We would like to invite chapter contributions that open spaces of discussion and exploration between queer theory and narrative(s) of the contemporary moment in South Africa, but also more generally in the global South, such as:
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CACLALS at Congress 2018
University of Regina (Regina, Saskatchewan)
Proposals due 15 January 2018
Gathering Diversities through Contestation and Coalition
In conjunction with the annual Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, CACLALS (the Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies) will host its annual conference from May 26-28, 2018, at the University of Regina, in Regina, Saskatchewan.
“The Rest” Writes Back: Collapse of the Empire
Oil Fictions: World literature and our Contemporary Petrosphere
Call for Papers
Anafora, an international journal published by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, invites contributions for the upcoming special issue 4.1 on theory, criticism, and pedagogy of adaptation and the 2018 issues 5.1 and 5.2.
Lucayos is a peer-reviewed journal of the literature, culture, history and creativity of The Bahamas and the larger Caribbean region. Developed by the Faculty of Liberal and Fine Arts at the University of The Bahamas, the goal of the journal is to promote critical regional and cultural awareness through academic and creative writing that comments on or is a product of The Bahamas and the Caribbean. The journal is focused on the literature, culture, or history of the region or in creative expression which connects to relevant themes, places, and spaces in the Caribbean.
2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, 26-29 May 2018
“Oh, the humanity”: Humanitarian Reason, Humanitarian Narratives
Freiburger Zeitschrift für GeschlechterStudien (fzg)
Call for Papers: Gender Diversity in Sport
The special issue “Gender Diversity in Sport” of the Freiburger Zeitschrift für GeschlechterStudien (25/2019) focuses on moments of changing and shifting gender relations and gender constructions. It builds on research from the con-texts of various disciplines investigating the (re-)production of gender hierar-chies in social practices, medial representations, and formal structures in sport.