What is the relationship between performance and migration? Performances that narrate the experiences of people on the move, whether refugees or asylum seekers, immigrants following established diasporic routes, or seasonal laborers undertaking journeys fueled by a globalized economy, have appeared of late in a variety of aesthetic and social practices from the work of Los Angeles-based Teatro Jornalero sin Fronteras to Fire and Ice's "Asylum Monologues" in the UK to Théâtre du Soleil's Le Dernier Caravansérail. Yet an emphasis on the contemporariness of the relationship between performance practice and migration risks obscuring the broader implications of this phenomenon.
"Growing Up Asian American in Children's Literature" seeks to explore some of the major issues Asian American children and adolescents face growing up in the United States in the latter half of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century. Defining the term Asian American inclusively, it will include all the "Asian" ethnicities from the Asian continent, the Pacific Rim, and also from around the world. Asian Americans are either lumped under one monolithic umbrella with their individual ethnicities reduced to the catch-all terms of "Asian," "Chinese," or "Indian, " or, frequently, South Asians and Middle Easterners are excluded from the Asian category altogether.
The Centre for European Studies at Dalhousie University is pleased to announce the creation of its journal, European Studies: History, Society and Culture / Études européens: Histoire, société, culture. This will be a peer-reviewed, semi-annual journal published by the Centre. It will aim to publish original scholarship in European Studies, with a special emphasis on interdisciplinary research.
Call for Papers: Literature and Photography
Special issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on Visual Representation, edited by Stefanie Snider, PhD
Papers are invited to explore the representation of rights and pivotal roles of women in Cornelian Drama. Please submit by June 15, 2012, a proposal of fifty words maximum to Max Adrien, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 23th-24th, 2012
Department of English
National Taipei University of Technology
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
Laura Quinney, Brandeis University
William Flesch, Brandeis University
Culture, Citizenship, and Mass Spectacle
Session Leaders: Kimberly Jannarone, Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz and Keren Zaiontz, Lecturer, Roehampton University, London, UK
Roundtable Participants: Dr. Judith Roof, Dr. Joseph Campana, Dr. Timothy Morton, Dr. Colleen Lamos, Dr. Renee Hoogland
Keynote Address: Dr. Lee Edelman
Rice University English Symposium
Sept. 14-15, 2012
After Queer, After Humanism
Call for Papers [Deadline: June 30, 2012]
Terror and the Inhuman Conference
Department of Modern Culture and Media
Providence, Rhode Island
October 25 - 27, 2012
Keynote Lectures to be delivered by:
Adriana Cavarero (University of Verona)
Jared Sexton (University of California, Irvine)