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In the Spirit of Nationalism: Reconsidering the Intersections of Nation and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:02pm
University of Ottawa, Department of English Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2017

In the Spirit of Nationalism: Reconsidering the Intersections of Nation and Literature

Department of English Tenth Graduate Student Conference

University of Ottawa

17-19 March 2017

 

Current events, such as Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Brexit vote, and the international affairs policies instilled by the Republican Party in the US, encourage a reconsideration of the concepts of nation, nationalism, and the nation centre. What has been the role of the nation in shaping cultural identities? What is the current place of the nation in a globalized world? Are nations defined by geographical boundaries? What is the role of literature as it intersects with these matters throughout history?

North Dakota Quarterly Special Issue on Transnationalism

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:03pm
North Dakota Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017

In his essay “Reflections on Exile,” the Arab intellectual Edward Said noted that the difference between earlier exiles and those of our own times is “scale”: “our age—with its modern warfare, imperialism, and the quasi-theological ambitions of totalitarian rulers—is indeed the age of the refugee, the displaced person, and mass migration.” Exile and migration—the experiences of being separated from one’s homeland—have informed intellectual, cultural, artistic and political thought since antiquity all over the world.

“Minority Cultural Production and the Ethics of Pedagogies of Dissent” for ASA 2017: Pedagogies of Dissent

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:13pm
Christian Ravela
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

Proposals are invited for a session on “Minority Cultural Production and the Ethics of Pedagogies of Dissent” to be held at the American Studies Association conference in Chicago, Illinois from November 9-12th 2017.

 

Perhaps no other set of cultural objects has been more repeatedly called upon in pedagogies of dissent than minority cultural productions. Indeed, minority cultural production is often tasked to teach histories of domination and resistance along the axis of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Yet, such a task can often slides into liberal pedagogies of sympathetic identification and tolerance in which the aim is no longer material social transformation but personal understanding.

 

Performing Epic/Epic Performance

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:15pm
Tenth Celtic Conference in Classics- McGill University/Université de Montréal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Performing Epic/Epic Performance

A panel at the Tenth Celtic Conference in Classics
19-22 July, 2017 in Montreal, Canada
Co-Hosted by McGill University and Université de Montréal

This panel invites participants to a conversation at the intersection of theory and practice on Homeric epic performance. We are interested in how diverse contemporary performance practices, especially "durational" performances, can help enliven our understanding of Homeric performance.

The Cultures of New India

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:17pm
Shri Ramswaroop Mmeorial University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 7, 2016

Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University

Invites you to the

First International Literary Conference

 (Sponsored by the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy and the South Asian Diaspora International Researchers' Network, Monash University, Australia)

 

The Cultures of New India

18th-19th February 2017 (www.conference.srmu.ac.in)

Natura 2017: Knowledges in Contact - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:59pm
Natura: THe Science and Epistemology Working Group at Rutgers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

Hosted by Natura, A Rutgers University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Working Group focused on critical perspectives of Science and Epistemology, the 2017 Natura Conference explores how systems of knowledge interact. Isabelle Stengers calls for a cosmopolitics that will allow an “ecology of practices” to flourish. We seek papers that explore the tensions and potentials that arise when ways of knowing collide. How do new and emergent ways of knowing interact with established systems of knowledge? How has this process occurred historically as well as in the present? How are emerging epistemologies created, consolidated, and defended? By whom and for what purposes?

‘Bengali Society, language & literature: Cultural transactions among Neighbour(s).’

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:00pm
Sidho Kanho Birsha University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Introduction: ‘Bengali Society, language & literature: Cultural transactions among Neighbour(s).’

Concept Note:

With this end in view, submissions are invited from academics drawn from different disciplines such as literature, Literature and literary criticism, comparative literature, linguistics, Folklorostics, Cultural Sutdies, Information Science, History, Economics, Geography, Political science, Eenvironmental Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Fine Arts, Music etc. who are working on issues concerning Bengali Society, Cultural transactions among Neighbour(s). Possible themes on which submissions are sought include, but are not limited to, the following:

EMERGING AFRICAS: VERSIONS and VISIONS

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 6:37pm
New York African Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

NEW YORK AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

42 ND Annual Conference

at The University at Buffalo, New York

31 March – 1 April 2017

CALL FOR PROPOSALS/ ABSTRACTS / POSTERS

DEADLINE EXTENSION: 15 February 2017

THEME: EMERGING AFRICAS: VERSIONS and VISIONS

After 40 years, the Annual Conference of the New York African Studies

Association returns to Buffalo. In 1977 we organized our program on the

theme of “The Applications of African Studies.” In world tradition, 40 years

is a significant time. It is clear that both in 1977 and today “Africa” has

always been a concept as well as a continent, and since 1977 its many

Submissions remain open for 2017 ASLE Conference till December 21

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:20pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Due to some requests for a bit more wiggle room, we will continue to keep submissions open in Submittable till the end of the day tomorrow, 11:59pm EST on December 21.

If you have not yet submitted, there is still time!

Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery
June 20-24, 2017
Wayne State University, Detroit MI

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