Abstract submissions invited - please submit and circulate widely!Concept, Gaze, Execution: Women Artists Interpret Male Subjects and Authors (Seminar)51st Annual NeMLA Convention: March 5-8, 2020 (Boston, MA) deadline for submissions: September 30, 2019 This session seeks to stage a conversation about the idea of adaptation, with a focus on how women writers and directors script performative interpretations of male subjects or texts by male authors. Papers can look at Shakespeare restaged by women playwrights and directors, modes of engagement, the continued debate about originality versus adaptation versus appropriation, the impact of contexts and audiences, or the hybridity of transcultural adaptations.
10th Annual African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Interdisciplinary Conference
James Madison University, Feb 20-21, 2020
Call for Papers
Middle Eastern and North African Studies in the United States
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019
Call for Papers sponsored by The International Joan of Arc Society/Société Internationale de l’étude de Jeanne d’Arc
International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS 2020)
May 7 to 10, 2020
Western Michigan University
Mapping Rival Geographies: Migrations, Crosscurrents, and Intimacies
Irish Famine Summer School, June 11-14th, 2020
"Landlords and Tenants: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park House, County Roscommon, Ireland.
The Great Hunger of 1845 to 1852 has cast a long shadow over the subsequent history of Ireland and its diaspora. Since 1995, there has been a renewed interest in studying this event, by scholars, students, archeologists, artists, musicians, folklorists etc. This interest shows no sign of abating. New research, methodologies and approaches have greatly added to our understanding of the causes, impact and legacies of this tragedy.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Extended Deadline: August 1, 2019
The language debate between Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Chinua Achebe has long defined the discourse about language use in African literature. Achebe’s argument that the writer can “Africanize” the English he or she is using (by infusing words, phrases, idioms, songs, proverbs, stories, dialogue, etc. into the writing) is very compelling because it offers writers a practical means of reaching a wider audience and it ensures African literature a prominent space in the global literary landscape.
The Politics and Opacities of Grievability Abstract: The question of who constitutes the properly “grievable” subject has never been more important. With the racially and ethnically motivated attacks at the Christchurch Mosque in New Zealand and bombings in Sri Lanka, worldwide refugee crises, along with the #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements in the United States, the global politics of violence is increasingly visible and an important area of intervention.