2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare's death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions will focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of the postcolonial world. Not only were Shakespearean plays shaped in many ways by colonial discourses, especially discourses of racial difference, but Shakespearean plays also initially functioned as those "signs taken for wonders" through which the colonial administrators sought to consolidate imperial hegemony, as evident from such critical works as Post-Colonial Shakespeares (1999).
Problems We Can Name: Subverting Domesticity Past and Present
"I make these lists [of books] but when on earth will I ever get a chance to read these? Since having kids, instead of reading I do something with them or for them or clean up. I always have this sense of domestic responsibility that makes reading feel self-indulgent but that's ridiculous,"- Jennifer Egan
SAMLA 88: Thinking Utopia/Dystopia through Decolonization
(SAMLA-88; Jacksonville, FL, USA 4-6 Nov 2016)
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 88th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, USA 4-6 Nov. 2016.
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
The inaugural International Vampire Film and Arts Festival will take place in Sighisoara in Transylvania, Romania, on May 26th - 29th 2016.
LA ASOCIACIÓN DE ECUATORIANISTAS
(ESTUDIOS DE LITERATURA, LENGUA Y CULTURA)
Convoca a los interesados a participar en su próximo congreso
que tendrá lugar en la Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil
DEL 20-22 DE JULIO DE 2016.
TEMA: LA PRODUCCIÓN CULTURAL ECUATORIANA DESDE 1980
Sub-temas sugeridos (que no limitan las materias posibles)
NEOLIBERALISM IN LITERATURE AND FILM (Panel at SAMLA in Jacksonville, FL)
The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 63rd Annual Meeting will be hosted by Iowa State University in Ames, September 16-18, 2016. The keynote speaker will be Susan Kingsley Kent of University of Colorado Boulder, and the plenary address will be given by Ian Archer of the University of Oxford.
Questions about political and economic contexts of placement, transfer, dual credit. Explorations of college "readiness" or examinations of specific state reactions to the developmental education "crisis". 500-word abstracts by 18 March 2016
Deadline for 2016 RMMLA Convention in Salt Lake City, UT (October 6-9, 2016) extended to April 1, 2016. Now accepting proposals for papers on any aspect of Caribbean Literature and the Diaspora. Please submit proposals directly to session chair:
Malinda Williams, Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703
See the RMMLA CFP page for more information about the convention: http://rmmla.innoved.org/call/default.asp
In keeping with the conference theme "Border States," the Religion and Literature permanent section invites papers on writers and texts which challenge, question, or reimagine the borderlands between religion/spirituality and secular life. Papers might consider questions such as: How do race, ethnicity, gender, and/or sexuality shape the religious imagination (or vice versa)? How do writers belonging to religious minorities address cultural hegemony? How do these writers counter the perceived threats they pose to the dominant social/political culture? How does a writer/character negotiate the relationship between aspects of her spiritual and secular lives? How do religious and spiritual concerns shape the formal choices that writers make?
NANO: New American Notes Online
Call for Papers: Issue 11
Deadline: October 1, 2016
Special Issue: Economies of the Gift in an Age of Austerity
ADAPTATION AND AUDIENCES
Literature/Film Quarterly Special Issue
For the upcoming Modern Language Association conference (2017):
How do literature and art imagine past/current Puerto Rican economic crises? Reflections on aesthetic interventions into conditions of capital and debt. 300-word abstracts due by 15 March 2016.
10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (IWAAL & AmIHEALTH included)
Canary Islands (Spain), November 29th to December 2nd, 2016
Selected papers will be published in the following journals:
• Sensors Journal (IF(2014) = 2.245)
• Journal of Mobile Information Systems (IF 2014 = 0.949) • Journal of Ambient Intelligence & Humanized Computing (IF 2015 = 1.0) (More Journals to be announced)
Modernism has often been critiqued for being homogenising and Eurocentric. Yet, modernity was experienced differently by different societies and cultures, each pursuing their own specific historical trajectory. Across the world in societies as different as China, Australia, the US and Europe, modernist literature and art were, in very different ways, crucial mediators of modernity. This conference will survey diverse experiences of modernity and the place of modernist art and aesthetics in those experiences. Implicit in this discussion is the question of what survives of modernist practices and modernity as a project beyond the known debates around modernism and postmodernism towards a new relevance in the era of globalisation and climate change.