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Of Survival and Struggle: Creative and Critical Responses to Structural and Long-term Violence in the Public Sphere

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 9:35am
Professor Patrick Flanery / Queen Mary University of London, School of English and Drama
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Of Survival and Struggle: Creative and Critical Responses to Structural and Long-term Violence in the Public Sphere

A Colloquium hosted by the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London

 7 June 2018

Keynote speaker: Suvir Kaul, A. M. Rosenthal Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania, author of Of Gardens and Graves: Kashmir, Poetry, Politics (2017)

Reality, Interrupted: New Perspectives on Magical Realism

updated: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 1:25pm
Liverpool John Moores University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

5th July at Liverpool John Moores University

Keynote Speaker: Dr Chris Warnes (St. John's, University of Cambridge)

It has been over twenty years since the publication of Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community (1995), a collection of seminal essays which challenged the perception of magical realism as a form strictly reserved for Latin American writers. The collection instead repositioned magical realism as an international form used by writers from across the globe and to depict a variety of historical contexts. However, Netflix’s critically acclaimed Narcos (2015), a biopic of Pablo Escobar, firmly attributes magical realism to the Latin American context once again, opening with the statement:

Community Outreach in the Arts Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:31am
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 5, 2018

Call for Papers

 

Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium

May 3-4, 2018

 

 

Conference Theme:

Community Outreach and the Arts

 

Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter

Michael John Garcés, Cornerstone Theatre Company

 

Performance, Religion, and Spirituality call for Abstracts

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:33am
Performance, Religion, and Spirituality Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

 

 

Performance, Religion, and Spirituality

General Call for Abstracts and Papers

Volume 1 Issue 2, Summer 2018

 

Authors are welcome to submit articles or abstracts for the general issues of PRS at any time.

 

Regional Identities & Coastal Communities of the Pacific

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 7:34am
New Zealand Studies Association / University of Aveiro, Portugal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Papers can consider all topics related to the Pacific and New Zealand, with priority given to papers that address the themes of ‘regional identities’ and/or ‘coastal communities’. We are particularly interested in papers that consider space and place in relation to the coast, beaches and beyond. However, interpretations of the theme are broad and can include national, urban and rural identities, town and country, gender and ethnicity, cultural expressions and local industries, the environment and climate change. The conference fee includes annual membership to the NZSA, which for 2018 includes a twice-yearly journal.

MLA 2019: Postcolonial Textual Transactions and Critical Reception

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:17am
MLA Africa since 1990 Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

In his 2001 book, The Postcolonial Exotic: Marketing the Margins, Graham Huggan contends that writers from formerly colonized societies negotiate their marginality and the “realpolitik of metropolitan economic dominance” by providing “exotic registers” and making them “palatable” for “predominantly metropolitan audiences” (viii). This non-guaranteed MLA session organized by The Africa Since 1990 forum invites submissions examining literary texts from the Global South that circulate well beyond their immediate contexts of production. To what extent is this circulation due to the exoticism that Huggan elaborates in his book? What other factors may be at work in the appreciation and appropriation of these works in new environments?

Fourth International Interdisciplinary Biennial Conference - Department of English Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA) - Theme: Boundaries - Date: 2 – 6 September 2018 - Venue: Valley Lodge and Spa (South Africa)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:20am
Department of English Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

CFP

Boundaries  can literally  be defined as  limits, limiting  factors,  borders  or barriers. The  term connotes the idea of restriction in both a physical  and ideological  sense. In social and cultural discourses, the idea of boundaries can be understood  as a metaphysical notion  to describe various ideas which are the foundations of all forms of discrimination and prejudice  based on issues such as patriarchy,  race, ethnicity,  class, sexuality, religious affiliation and other forms of classification. Examples  of such  conceptions  of boundaries  in  colonial,  postcolonial,  poststructuralist  and postmodern discourses include  the practices of stereotyping or othering.

The victim as a cultural expression: Representation, Perception, Symbolism

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:17am
International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

The 2nd International Conference on Arts and Humanities is an event organized by the International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH) and the Dante Alighieri Society Nicosia that aims to explore the image of the victim throughout the human history. The conference is to be held in 5-8 June 2018 in Nicosia, Cyprus.

We warmly welcome all papers broadly relevant to the subject without predefining chronological and territorial limitations, as the major goal of the conference is to address questions that involve more than one research field and promote multidisciplinary dialogue and cooperation. The papers will be published online and in a dedicated volume of Conference Proceedings.

"Ways of Seeing: Visuality, Visibility, and Vision" Special Journal Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:23am
Pacific Coast Philology, the journal of PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Call for Contributions to a Special Issue of Pacific Coast Philology

Editor: Andrea Gogröf (Western Washington University)

Theme: "Ways of Seeing: Visuality, Visibility, and Vision"

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