Interrogating Intersectionality in a Global Perspective, An International Symposium
Proposals are invited for a Symposium, "Interrogating Intersectionality in a Global Perspective" to be held at Liverpool Hope University (UK) on 21 June 2019. The symposium seeks to interrogate the potential and limitations of Intersectional approaches within a global context. It is part of an AHRC funded International Networking Project that seeks to scope the potential and limitations of intersectionality in relation to both theory and praxis. In keeping with this broad-based agenda, the organisers seek contributions from any discipline and welcome interdisciplinary approaches.
Call for Proposals: Anthology of Essays
Re-Membering Twentieth-Century Bengal: History, Politics, Aesthetics
Sandeep Banerjee, McGill University
Subho Basu, McGill University
Just as there are many Orients, there are many Orientalisms, or approaches to, constructions of, and lenses upon the Orient.
Middle English language and literature’s status is a perennial matter of debate, whose immediate political subtexts include race, class, gender, and nation. Middle English texts themselves categorize barbarous tongues, mother tongues, lay and learned languages. How do medieval linguistic taxonomies politicize identity and territory, medieval or postmedieval? Can we locate concepts like the vulgar tongue and vernacular eloquence in our current critical lexicon? What is at stake in contemporary deployments of categories like classical, vernacular, or sacred language and world, national, provincial, or cosmopolitan language? How do these and other linguistic terms participate in the broader cultural politics of labels like barbarism and civilization?
While historical and literary archives have long been integral to the study of the humanities, they are more than simple repositories for historical artifacts. They don’t just preserve works and fragments to be studied, they help us, as scholars, to actively engage in the public sphere. As Randall C. Jimerson notes “Archivists can use the power of archives to promote accountability, open government, diversity, and social justice.” In doing so, archivists can democratize information and open up new avenues of knowing by employing ethical and objective—but not neutral—strategies. This can be especially important for subjugated communities, who’s histories and cultures have been bound and kept distinct.
CALL FOR PAPERS
All my relations: Comparative Indigenous Literature and Epistemologies, Post-Scriptum, issue 27, directed by Marie-Eve Bradette (Phd Candidate, comparative literature, University of Montreal) (to be published in December 2019)
Post-Scriptum.ORG is the comparative literature graduate journal at University of Montreal - http://post-scriptum.org
Call for Proposals
Roundtable: Rethinking Periodization, Modernism(s), and Caribbean Literature
Modernist Studies Association Conference
October 17-20, 2019
(Conference Theme: “Upheaval and Reconstruction”)
“Kinship as Critical Idiom in Oceanic Studies”
Special thematic issue of Atlantic Studies: Global Currents
Katharina Fackler and Silvia Schultermandl (University of Graz, Austria)
From abolitionist literature to antiwar painting, from documentary photography to committed filmmaking, the arts have been tools of resistance to dominant ideologies. Artistic practices provide people with a means of dissent in democratic and/or authoritarian societies. Under the cover of visual or poetic metaphors, artists imagine alternative realities that can be read as arts of resistance. The world has witnessed in the postwar era a proliferation of artistic trends, a constant re-evaluation of what constitutes a work of art, a multiplicity of experimentations and explorations, not to mention an ever-increasing diversity of media available to express the artist’s ideas.