Pacific Coast Philology publishes peer-reviewed essays of interest to scholars in the classical and modern languages, literatures, and cultures. Essays may be submitted any time throughout the year.
world literatures and indigenous studies
18th Annual Sequels Symposium
Fugitive Futures: Graduate Students of Color Un-Settling the University
Keynote Speaker: Saidiya Hartman
February 28 - March 2, 2019 - The University of Texas at Austin
The Global South Collective in collaboration with the Ethnic and Third World Literatures concentration at UT Austin are seeking proposals for the 18th Annual Sequels Symposium entitled “Fugitive Futures: Graduate Students of Color Un-Settling the University.” The symposium will be held at the University of Texas at Austin, from February 28th to March 2nd, 2019.
Reminder: Deadline for ASLE Panel Proposals is September 1, 2018
A call for individual papers will be out this fall with a submission period of October 15-December 15, 2018.
PARADISE ON FIRE
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
Thirteenth Biennial Conference
JUNE 26-30, 2019
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
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Call for Papers for a 2018 Special Issue of SAR
Growing Up in the Diaspora: South-Asian Children
This roundtable will discuss practices of teaching the literary-cultural portrayal of modern global (ethno)nationalisms and the concurrent rise and proliferation of terrorism as well as the role that the “terror threat” plays in contemporary reactionary politics and policies. Our focus will be on the teaching of texts—both literary and cultural--written not by mainstream western authors and theorists, but by non-Western/diasporic writers and commentators so as to foreground the perspective of the Western Other(s).
Transfigurations: Why Theory Matters When Reading 'Minority' Literatures (Panel)
Primary Area / Secondary AreaComparative Literature / AmericanChair(s)
Victoria Chevalier (Medgar Evers College, CUNY)
HONG KONG STUDIES—Issue 3 (Spring 2019) Call for Papers—Special Section on Orientalism Forty Years on; and General Research Papers
The first bilingual and interdisciplinary academic journal on Hong Kong, Hong Kong Studies (Chinese University Press), is now accepting articles for Issue 3 (scheduled for publication in Spring 2019), which will comprise both general research articles on Hong Kong and a special section on Edward Said’s Orientalism.
Throughout the twentieth century literary studies that focused on world literature were defined and challenged by anti-colonial and postcolonial thought. Postcolonial theory focused on a critique of modernity and especially a critique of western empires. This panel seeks to shift the focus of the study of empire and invites papers that consider representations of the Islamic Empire. We invite papers that analyze literature, film, and other media that engage with Islam as a religion and culture. We ask the following questions, among others: To what extent has Islam affected western immigration policies?
Latin American poets, dramatists, and narrators, especially female ones, have appropriated the classical Greek heroines (Antigone, Clytemnestra, Medea, etc.) and adapted them to a Latin American social and political context to protest government violence and abuse, machismo and the victimization of women, and the male-female love relationship, among other themes. This panel will examine these works and see how classical Greek heroines have been transfigured and remodeled to fit a Latin American context.
Latin America has always been characterized by a dialectic of tradition and innovation. Revisiting and reconfiguring the classics has been a technique to elude censorship and address sensitive issues. This is an area that deserves further study.