The term “transnational” is frequently used in academic discourse but rarely investigated at length. Operating at a liminal space between national and global, transnational scholarship investigates the connections tying works of far-flung regions using a comparative framework. Yet as scholars of comparative literature, how do we theorize this framework? Does the transnational juxtapose, rather than compare? Does it strive to understand the influence of one national media on another, or does it go beyond influence?
world literatures and indigenous studies
28TH ANNUAL BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AND POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES CONFERENCE
FEBRUARY 15-16, 2019
DESOTO SAVANNAH, SAVANNAH GA
CALL FOR PAPERS
The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.
ACLA seminar: Transnationalizing Eastern European Memorial Cultures
7-10 March 2019, Georgetown University in Washington, DC
Dr Eneken Laanes, Tallinn University, Estonia
Prof Anja Tippner, Univeristy of Hamburg, Germany
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2018
The Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Special Issue for Summer 2019
Caribbean Studies Across the Disciplines
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal (ISSN 0271-5058) is a peer-reviewed journal published at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, the nation’s 4th largest Historically Black College and University (HBCU).
While historical and literary archives have long been integral to the study of the humanities, they are more than simple repositories for historical artifacts. They don’t just preserve works and fragments to be studied, they help us, as scholars, to actively engage in the public sphere. As Randall C. Jimerson notes “Archivists can use the power of archives to promote accountability, open government, diversity, and social justice.” In doing so, archivists can democratize information and open up new avenues of knowing by employing ethical and objective—but not neutral—strategies. This can be especially important for subjugated communities, who’s histories and cultures have been bound and kept distinct.
This panel seeks papers for the 2019 NEMLA Conference in Washington, D.C. that investigate transnational Indigenous identities in arts and literatures. Proposals are only accepted through the NEMLA website. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2018.
Please contact Meredith James email@example.com with any questions regarding submissions.
Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)
Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2018 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Wardman Park Marriot
Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019
For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/
PROPOSAL DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2018
Is World Literature the new, upgraded version of Comparative Literature (Comp Lit 2.0) or rather an attenuated, impoverished version of the latter? What unites us, and what divides us, especially considering that many World Lit faculty are drawn from Comp Lit backgrounds? How do we, practitioners in these fields, rethink these disciplines for the era when humanities as such are under constant attack? In this session, we hope to discuss our shared ground and our shared challenges. This roundtable is organized by the NeMLA World Literature Working Group as a yearly forum for discussing theoretical and historical issues, pedagogy and curriculum, and new directions in the field of World Literature.
AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR CARIBBEAN STUDIES
Female Orphan School, Parramatta South Campus
Western Sydney University, February 7-9, 2019
Patrick Chamoiseau (Martinique)
Alexis Wright (University of Melbourne)
Michael Bucknor (University of the West Indies)
Anna Cristina Pertierra (Western Sydney University)
Call for Papers