The dispersion of communities of people physically displaced from their perceived ‘homeland’ to other parts of the globe has been a defining feature of the human experience. Commonly referred to as diasporas, these groups have travelled to other lands for reasons including to escape persecution, to seek a better life and to exploit economic opportunities. As a critical framework, diaspora directs our attention to the impact of relocation/dislocation on the lives and identities of affected individuals, the homelands they leave and the new places where they make their homes.
twentieth century and beyond
Philip Larkin: Personality, Poetry, Prose.
13-14 June 2019, Hull History Centre, Hull, UK.
Co-convened by final-year ‘Larkin-focused’ PhD researchers, Rebecca Devine (University of Hull) and Kyra Piperides Jaques (University of York).
The past few years have been particularly exciting for the Larkin scholar. With Hull – the poet’s workplace and home of thirty years – selected as UK City of Culture 2017, this undoubtedly engendered a renewed interest in not only the work of Philip Larkin, but the life of the poet as well. We expect that this will only be amplified by the successive title being handed to Coventry, Larkin’s birthplace and childhood home.
Deadline Extended: Public Arts and Humanities Writing Workshop
ASAP/11: Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
Ecologies of the Present. 10-12 October 2019. University of Maryland
Guest Editor: Maurizio Ascari (University of Bologna)
Throughout its long history, crime writing has inspired and been inspired by other genres such as the gothic, sensation fiction, horror, romance, film noir, science fiction, and true crime. This theme issue of Clues, guest edited by Maurizio Ascari, seeks to explore the richness of these generic contact zones and the acts of cross-pollination they engendered, ultimately contributing to the overall development of this galaxy of literary forms. Articles for this issue might address questions such as the following:
Masculinity Crisis in the Americas
Queen’s University Belfast
1 ─ 2 November 2019
CFP: “Religion, Criticism, and the Postcritical”
Special Issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
Victims, Perpetrators and Implicated Subjects: Rethinking Agency at the Intersections of Narrative and Memory
Roosta, Estonia, 28 July–4 August, 2019
The research circle Narrative and Memory: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics is pleased to announce the call for its 2019 summer symposium, following its previous symposia in Tallinn (Estonia), Saulkrasti (Latvia), Kristiansand (Norway), Fårö (Sweden) and Turku (Finland).
Americana invites submissions in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, and American history etc. -- especially as it pertains to Americana popular culture, 1900 to present.
DEADLINE: 1 May 2019 for the Spring 2019 edition of Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present -- published late June/early July 2019.
We welcome a variety of critical approaches on subject matter such as film, television, streaming shows, YouTube shows/channels, sports, bestsellers, venues, fashion, emerging popular culture trends, pop culture and technology, music, politics, style, and other related pop culture topics.
Call for Papers (Two Weeks to Go!)
‘Reclaiming the Screen: Addressing Overlooked Women in Film and Television’
Postgraduate Conference – Friday 14th June 2019.
Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI), De Montfort University, Leicester.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Shelley Cobb (Associate Professor of Film, University of Southampton).
£5 conference fee: to be paid in cash upon registration
MA travel bursaries available – email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Nordic Irish Studies is looking for submissions on any aspect within the field of Irish Studies for the 2019 regular issue (December 2019). Nordic Irish Studies is a peer-reviewed journal. It is listed in MLA, JSTOR, EBSCO-Host databases.
The aim of the journal is to publish original, quality research by literature specialists, historians, social scientists, political scientists, musicologists, and geographers, as well as by scholars from other disciplines included in the field of Irish Studies. Nordic Irish Studies supports both the publication of inter-disciplinary work, and studies rooted in the methodologies and theories of the individual scholars’ disciplines.