world literatures and indigenous studies
Eighth Biennial Graduate Student Conference
Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
University of British Columbia
25-26 October 2019
On the move:
narratives of displacement, travel and mobilities
Keynote Speaker: Simon Harel (University of Montreal)
Call for Papers: Writing/Righting/Rite-ing/Wright-ing the Caribbean
October 10-12, 2019 | University of Belize
The second international conference of the Caribbean Studies Forum (CSF), an institutional collaboration between East Carolina University and the University of Belize, takes place the 10th through 12th of October, 2019. Building on the success of the first conference, the forum returns to the City of Belmopan and is hosted by the University of Belize at its central campus under the theme: Writing/Righting/Rite-ing/Wright-ing the Caribbean.
ANIMATIONS AND PROVOCATIONS
Society for the Study of Affect Summer School
July 29 to August 02, 2019
Millersville University, Ware Center
Lancaster, PA, US
Franz Kafka: A Century Later
deadline for submissions:
January 10, 2020
full name / name of organization:
Michael D. Sollars / Texas Southern University
Franz Kafka: A Century Later
World Literary Review: Call for Papers
Deadline for abstracts: August 30, 2019
Deadline for mss submissions: January 10, 2020
We teach and learn in a more diversified environment than ever, but do our syllabi reflect gender diversity in the German classroom? Do we make it a topic in our teaching? When? At what level? With what materials? Do we even know how to address one another politely and appropriately, and how not, do we understand what transitioning is like for a transgender person? Do LGBTQ+ people have equal rights, how do the rights differ among German-speaking countries and in the US. In short: Is it not high time to bring the wide range of topics in the field of LGBTQ+ into the German classroom?
Trauma is a notoriously slippery concept to identify and comprehend, however, many theorists—-most notably Cathy Caruth in Unclaimed Experience—have argued that literature provides a means of representing and of ‘working-through’ experiences which otherwise have gone “unclaimed.” Absent from literary trauma theories, such as Caruth’s, however, is a consideration of the euro-centric core of theories of trauma. This absence can be attributed to the origins of literary trauma theory that emerged primarily out of Freudian psychoanalytic psychology and/or the deconstructive philosophy of the Yale School and Paul de Man.
The session seeks papers that examine Spanish in the United States (Mexican, Caribbean, Latin American) as it relates to old and new Hispanic community practices and border crossing (geographical, political, ethnic, social, perceptual, historical, religious, etc.). It intends to bring together interdisciplinary research from various theoretical and methodological perspectives in the humanities and social sciences on Latino/Hispanic communities in the United States. By doing so, it hopes to broaden the discussion on the use of Spanish in different contexts from more than one perspective such as sociolinguistics, literary theory, discourse analysis, cultural studies and other related disciplines.
As we strive for more diversity, social justice, and student agency in the German curriculum, it might be helpful to discuss our wider notions and definitions of diversity as well as how we hope to integrate them into our teachings. But what do we consider to be diverse? What keeps us from succeeding in designing more diversified syllabi? What are the blind spots we create despite our best efforts? Where is our own awareness lacking and how do we find approaches to overcome this oversight? Can we really create a truly diverse syllabus, or does including one aspect involuntarily result in including another?
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 46 No. 2 | September 2020
Call for Papers
The Ethical Turn Revisited
Iping Liang (National Taiwan Normal University)
Deadline for Submissions: August 30, 2019