Gender and colonialism have played a very important role in shaping the concept and understanding of national identity. This collection hopes to look at the impact of these two in the creation of a post colonial national identity in South Asia. Gender roles have been a part of identity and society building and their place have been a site for contesting these various societal constructs but more recently it has been integrated with a new imagined concept- that of nationalism. Looking at women's biographies in which the Partition experience is emblazoned, we see different ways in which they contravene culturally defined roles and take life into their own hands.
The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies invites you to join us for the 2012 conference, to be held in Asheville, North Carolina, at the historic Grove Park Inn in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains on February 23-25. Inspired by the mountainous landscape and rich cultural heritage of the region, this year's theme will be "Panoramas and Prospects." We welcome full panels and individual papers that address this topic or anything relevant to the interdisciplinary study of the long eighteenth century. The deadline for proposals has been extended to December 31, 2011.
Agora: TAMUC Graduate Student Conference
April 12-13, 2012
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Roberta Seelinger Trites, Jay Telotte, Sara Cushing Weigle
The Rhetoric and Composition section is accepting paper and panel proposals that explore the intersections between the metaphor of the marketplace, writing, writing centers, and pedagogy. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Academic labor and the institution
• The political economy of writing and writing centers
• Exchange(s) within the classroom
• Technical writers within the job market
• The dual enrollment classroom as a site of transition
We also welcome any proposals for other topics of interest from all areas, especially interdisciplinary studies, WAC/WID theory, and ESL/TESOL.
General Call for Conference Papers:
We invite papers from any area of theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics, or their applications. Besides the traditional core areas (phonetics, phonology,morphology, syntax, semantics, first and second language acquisition), fields of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
• historical linguistics
• corpus linguistics
• discourse analysis
• textual analysis
• computational linguistics
The film studies section is accepting paper and panel proposals that explore film as representative of social and/or historical contexts, especially relating to the various ways in which film can serve as a marketplace of ideas in our culture. Possible topics of relevance include (but are not limited to):
Bondage and Power
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning. -- Aldous Huxley
Panels are now being formed in the Literature area of the Agora Conference at Texas A&M-Commerce. Scholars, researchers, professionals, teachers, graduate students and others interested in this area are encouraged to submit an abstract. Given that our conference theme, Agora, focuses on an area where a plethora of people and ideas intersect, proposals on fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or cross-genre topics are invited.
Our keynote speaker is Roberta Seelinger Trites, children's literature scholar and author of Disturbing the Universe: Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature and Waking Sleeping Beauty: Feminist Voices in Children's Novels.
MAMA invites papers on all aspects of medieval literature, history, art, and culture are welcome, especially those that address the conference theme of "Encountering the Other."
The theme may be broadly construed as: encounters between East and West; encounters between different faiths/nations/cultural groups; "encounters" between post-medieval writers/scholars/film-makers with the Middle Ages; pedagogical papers on teaching the Middle Ages as Other; etc. etc.
CALLALOO CALL FOR PAPERS
POSTCOLONIALITY AND BLACKNESS: RISKING THE MOMENT
Ed. Shona N. Jackson and Mikko Tuhkanen
All of our pasts are therefore futural in orientation. They help us make the unavoidable journey into the future. There is, in this sense, no "desire for going back," no "pathological" nostalgia that is also not futural as well.
- Dipesh Chakrabarty, Provincializing Europe
In a time when the notion of an efficacious black internationalism seems but the pipe dream of a few haggard lobbyists and scattered radicals, [one] attempts to hear the border of another future of black internationalism in the archive of its past.
- Brent Hayes Edwards, The Practice of Diaspora
CFP MSA XIV Las Vegas, NV October 18-21, 2012 Archaeology & Spectacle
We seek submissions for an edited collection on techno-Orientalism, dubbed by David Morley and Kevin Robins and refined by Greta Niu as the practice of ascribing, erasing, and/or disavowing relationships between technology and Asian subjects. From Sax Rohmer's Dr. Fu Manchu in the early twentieth-century to William Gibson's late twentieth-century cyber adventures, figurations of Asian people and landscapes have been uncannily linked to societal desires and fears in speculative discourses of science and technology.
6th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror
Friday 7th September 2012 – Sunday 9th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Papers:
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues which lie at the interface of fear, horror and terror. In particular the project is interested in investigating the various contexts of fear, horror and terror, and assessing issues surrounding the artistic, cinematic, literary, moral, social, (geo) political, philosophical, psychological and religious significance of them, both individually and together.
This conference will be devoted to the impact of memory on transnational American poetry and its poetics.
1st Global Conference
Monday 3rd September – Wednesday 5th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford