The Early Atlantic world witnessed unprecedented changes in mobility, allowing people, goods, and ideas to traverse the globe. Such transit thereby created new pathways for exchange. From the spice trade to the slave trade, scholars have traced the movement of bodies and objects (and objectified bodies) throughout and beyond the Atlantic world, highlighting the circulation of goods and their effects on personal, cultural, and national identity. Purdue’s Early Atlantic Reading Group invites explorations of the circulation of material goods and bodies for a graduate student colloquium that emphasizes material culture, literature, and mobility in the Early Atlantic world.
ALA Boston 2017
The American Literature Association Conference
May 25-28, 2017
The Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Biennial Conference - Detroit, MI June 21-24,2017
(Im)mobility and Violence
14th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference March 16-17, 2017
Call for Papers, African Literature Association Conference at Yale University in June 14-17, 2017:
A Creative Writing Panel
This panel invites writers of poetry and fiction to submit a selection of their creative work. The creative work presented should engage with both the formal concerns of genre and the connections between identity and the diaspora. Poets and writers who have pieces that experiment with and merge creative and critical examinations of a) the politics of identity in the diaspora, b) popular arts and aesthetics, or c) any of the main topics of this year’s conference are encouraged to submit their work.
Approaches to Teaching the Work of Edwidge Danticat
Suchismita Banerjee, Marvin E. Hobson, Danny Hoey, and Celucien L. Joseph (editors)
Extended Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The 2017 New Voices Graduate Student Conference invites submissions that consider the concept of home. The critic George Steiner has called twentieth-century Western Literature “extraterritorial.” The twenty-first century has continued in this diasporic trend, with unprecedented numbers of individuals fleeing their homelands as refugees, migrants, and exiles. This questions the significance of the concept of home as a category of meaning or relation within fixed boundaries. Home appears in the articulation of individual and collective forms of identity, in affective relations, and in public discourse. Home can be both a place or a space. Has this concept shaped your perception in anyway? Has it led to discoveries within your own work?
Brave New World: Revisiting Globalization in Literature and Culture
A Multidisciplinary Graduate Conference hosted by the English Department of McGill University
Montréal, February 17-19, 2017
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Dec. 30, 2016
How do we imagine Nicosia beyond barriers – either physical, social or mental? Can we imagine Nicosia beyond barriers? Can Nicosia – as a site that is at once shared, divided and contested – invite and inspire us to write it, to be creative because of and about it?
We invite contributions from writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets, playwrights and cross-genre writers writing in English for the forthcoming anthology Writing Nicosia… beyond barriers.
CFP Special Issue: Climates of Disaster and Performance
What are the conditions in which performance happen or is made, in the wake of or in response to a disaster? But we can be more expansive and ask how performance can be linked to disaster, if performance perchance may be thought in the terms of a disastrous event, how such thinking takes on board the implications of linking these two terms: disaster and performance and what possibilities are opened for a politics and ethics of performance.