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Poetics in Commons

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 12:11pm
The University of Sheffield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Call for Contributions

Poetics in Commons: Symposium & Performances

22-23 May, University of Sheffield (Venue TBC)

Keynote: Anne Boyer

2019 American Studies Association Panel: "Risky Places: Geographies of Race and Risk"

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 8:52am
Jamal Batts & Brittany Meché / UC Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 27, 2019

We seek interdisciplinary papers for a proposed panel at the 2019 American Studies Association conference (Honolulu, Hawai'i, November 7-10 2019) investigating the overlapping geographies of race and risk. While scholars have primarily emphasized risk as a modality of liberal governance and a technology of rule, our approach considers the Janus-faced character of risk as possible emancipatory performance—a rejection of propriety—and risk as a key technique through which regimes of surveillance (Browne 2015), calculation (McKittrick 2014; Snorton 2017), and security (Masco 2014) operate.

Southeast Asia and the Diaspora: Gender, Labor, and Performance

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 11:03pm
SEASGRAD at UC Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 17, 2019


Southeast Asia and the Diaspora: Gender, Labor, and Performance

1st Annual SEASGRAD Conference

University of California, Riverside

May 10, 2019 

“Re-imagining Female Disabilities in Luso-Hispanic Women's Cultural Production”

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:34am
Asociación de estudios de género y sexualidad
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

Contributions are requested for the special issue 45.1 of Revista de Estudios de Genero y sexualidad (before Letras femeninas) for 2019. This issue will delve into the representation of female disability, based on the artistic and cultural production carried out by women from a transhistorical perspective that encompasses both sides of the Atlantic. Priority will be given to research proposals that study how, in the different periods and cultures of Luso-Hispanics, creative women with and without disabilities have approached the topic of disability, as well as how it has been stigmatized and abused by the patriarchal society.

Militourism: Travel Literature and Empire - MLA guaranteed session

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 11:25am
Modern Languages Association - GS Travel Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Inspired by Teresia Teaiwa’s definition of “militourism” as a “phenomenon by which a military or paramilitary force ensures the running of a tourist industry, and that same tourist industry masks the military force behind it,” this panel seeks to consider practices of “militourism” in a long historical context by soliciting papers with critical approaches to militarization, travel, and tourism from antiquity to the present day. We invite papers that engage questions of conquest, colonization, and empire; battlefield/memorial tourism; memoirs by soldiers, soldiers’ wives, and support staff; the intersections of military and tourist industries.

Alterglobal Politics: Postcolonial Theory in the Era of the Anthropocene and the Nonhuman

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:42am
Amit Baishya
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Although they are often spoken of in the same breath, theories of the Anthropocene and the nonhuman turn vary in their emphases. The Anthropocene introduces a new ‘universal’ subject – the human species as a global geophysical agent. Theories of the nonhuman, however, seek to displace anthropocentric foci – the ‘human’ is viewed as a part of a complex assemblage co-constituted by many others. Postcolonial theory has, in general, been sceptical of both trajectories. On the one hand, postcolonial theory and theorists remain generally suspicious of the putative universal subject (the ‘human species’) that purportedly impacts this era of anthropogenic climate-change catastrophically.

The Valuation of the 73%: Contingent Faculty Work and Access to Academic Freedom

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:25am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

2020 MLA CFP:

“The Valuation of the 73%:

Contingent Faculty Work and Access to Academic Freedom”


Conference: Modern Language Association Convention

Location: Seattle, Washington

Dates: 09–12 January 2020

Full name of sponsoring MLA committees: the Committee on Academic Freedom and Professional Rights & Responsibilities (CAFPRR) and the Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession (CCLiP)

Wreck Park Journal Seeks Submissions

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:36am
Wreck Park
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Wreck Park

A Journal of Interesting Literatures and Interested Criticism 

A literary journal run out of Binghamton, New York, Wreck Park publishes original work in cultural studies, poetry, and the visual arts. The journal is committed both to critical-theoretical and historically engaged analysis, and it seeks work that contemplates in creative ways contemporary debates in and around the humanities. Contributions that tie together past and present, that resonate with our current social and political maelstrom, are especially encouraged.