This panel seeks papers that examine the relation between state, culture, and empire in excess of nationalist framings. American studies and related scholarship, particularly in critical ethnic studies, has decentered US national culture, demonstrating the ways in which the material practices of racial slavery, colonial expansion and empire, gendered and racialized labor exploitation, incarceration and permanent war generated and persist as the conditions of possibility for the emancipatory claims of U.S. political modernity.
Shakespeare across Media: 6th Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum (National Taiwan University, Taipei, June 7-9, 2012)
Call for Papers
The National Taiwan University Shakespeare Forum will host its sixth conference, "Shakespeare across Media," in Taipei on June 7-9, 2012.
Call for Paper Proposals
DEADLINE: March 1, 2012
A Peer Reviewed Graduate Student Conference on Children's and YA Literature and Cultural Texts
With keynote speakers Dr. Elizabeth Marshall and Dr. Sarah Park
The University of British Columbia
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
28-29 May 2012
Sutherland Building, Northumbria University
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr Sarah Haggarty (Newcastle) and Dr John Holmes (Reading)
This two-day conference invites papers that consider the transformation of objects and the transformations effected by objects from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Approaches to this theme are welcomed from established scholars and especially from postgraduate students.
Multiplicities: Mapping Identity through Literature
Tenth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
18-19 May, 2012
(Submission deadline 15 March, 2012)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ranen Omer-Sherman, Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Miami.
Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality. The academy tends to obscure the complexity of the sensuous/sensual/sensed body of the deformed subject, and of the questions, anxieties, and denials which surround deformity when it is located within a continuum of sense.
Signaled in colonial portrayals of a New World rife with lush resources and intense mortal dangers to contemporary discourses surrounding public healthcare and its monetary costs/benefits---the country's physical and economic "well being" have long been connected in the public psyche. Recognizing the symbolic possibilities behind this connection, American authors frequently used it to explore public and social issues affecting their nation and its citizenry. This panel seeks projects which explore such connections. Essays may pertain to any American literary period or genre. In addition, all cross-disciplinary and/or hemispheric approaches will be considered. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:
For years, African writers such as Chinua Achebe, J. M. Coetzee, Athol Fugard, Ousmane Sembène, Ama Ata Aidoo and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie have contributed a unique global perspective on diverse topics such as colonialism, oppression, and the cultural and historical identity of Africa.
This panel seeks papers which discuss the unique perceptions of these and other influential African authors, and how the authors' views provide readers with an intimate, firsthand view of African living. Topics could include but are not limited to: postcolonialism, ethnicity and national identity, cultural studies and historical approaches and gender studies.
Submissions are invited for publication in "Writing Exile: Women, The Arts, and Technologies" edited by Wanda Balzano (email@example.com) and Silvana Carotenuto (firstname.lastname@example.org). The issue will explore 'exile' as experienced by contemporary female artists working in different media. The critical focus of this special issue is placed on the practices of creative writing, photography, video art, and on the recent web 2-0 platforms on internet.
Broad messages, complicated political positions, and blurred generational and class lines characterize and problematize the Occupy Wall Street movement. As if its connection to the Canadian magazine Adbusters were not enough, this "U.S." movement's clearest and most original position may be its denial of position. Beyond "We are the 99%"—a general position against greed and inequality—the "movement" remains difficult to categorize in terms of the red/blue politics of the United States. The picture becomes even more complicated at the regional level where clear, defining symbols of nationalist power and capital are absent.