Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.org) is organizing a special issue to analyze the work of Frances Cress Welsing, MD. The editors are Jahi Issa, Ph.D., Patricia Newton, M.D., MPH, M.A. (Nana Dr. Akosua Akyaa) and Lawson Bush V, Ph.D. (Nana Kweku Baakan). Papers examining her books, articles and presentations are welcomed.
Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)
The Carolina Graduate Literature Society is thrilled to announce the third annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:
Crime and Criminality
April 1-2, 2016
Shelley Streeby, University of California San Diego
John Muckelbauer, University of South Carolina
NEW SERIES – HORROR STUDIES
JNT publishes theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative from a host of critical perspectives. Of particular interest are history and narrative; cultural studies and popular culture; discourses of class, gender, sexuality, race, nationality, subalternity, and ethnicity; film theory, queer theory, and media studies; new historical, poststructural, or global approaches to narrative forms (literary or otherwise); along with essays that span or subvert epistemic and disciplinary boundaries. JNT is multi-genre, multi-period, multi-national.
Is the historical novel a literary genre in the formal sense or is the term merely a placeholder for fictions about the past? This proposed Special Session seeks papers exploring how we identify and evaluate the historical novel in light of recent work by scholars such as Perry Anderson, Ian Baucom, Fredric Jameson, Rachel Teukolsky and others. 300-word abstract due by 1 March 2016.
Policing Crises Now: The Cultural Studies Association's Performance Working Group invites submissions for the 14th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.), to be held at Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA, June 2-5, 2016.
We welcome abstracts for presentation at two sessions.
Call for papers: "Bodies and Politics"
An international conference organized by CIMMA ("Identity Constructions and Mobilizations in the English-Speaking World"): http://imager.u-pec.fr/5-groupes-de-travail/cimma
Dates: September 8-9, 2016, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France
300-word abstracts and short CVs should be submitted by March 30, 2016
Selected speakers will be notified by May 2016
Scientific coordinators: Sonia Birocheau, Karine Chambefort, Mélanie Grué
All topics are welcome, especially presentations on new insights and perspectives.
Venue: James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George's Street, Dublin, Ireland
Deadline for proposals: Monday 1 February 2016
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 43 No. 1 | March 2017
The City and the Anthropocene
Serena Chou (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) & Simon Estok (Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea)
MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States) invites paper abstracts for the two following sessions at the 27th Annual American Literature Association Conference, May 26-29, 2016 in San Francisco, CA.
Session I: Race and Ethnicity in Graphic Narratives
How are the motifs, tropes, and themes of race and ethnicity narrated in one or more American multiethnic (African American, Asian American, Latino/a American, Jewish American, Italian American, Arab American, American Indian, etc.) graphic novels, comics, or sequential storytelling in general? Intersectional engagements with gender, class, sexuality and culture in graphic narratives are also welcome.
Imperial Middlebrow: Cross-colonial encounters and expressions of power in middlebrow literature and culture, 1890-1940
University of Reading, 8-10 September 2016
Professor Christoph Ehland, University of Paderborn, and Dr Kate Macdonald, University of Reading
This interdisciplinary international conference, held in Cardiff, the city of Roald Dahl's birth and childhood, in his centenary year (16th-18th June 2016), will give further impetus to the substantial critical attention devoted to the author's work by seeking new ways of understanding his achievement and place in twentieth- and twenty-first-century culture, broadly considered. The emphasis will be on defamiliarizing Dahl in the very act of bringing him 'home'.