The Africa since 1990 forum of the MLA invites submission of abstracts for a non-guaranteed panel titled “Questioning Precarity” at the 2018 Annual Convention. As a concept, precarity has been associated with a retrenchment of the state, erosion of Fordist production and casualization of labor, among others, especially in the Global North. Precarity is less frequently invoked with respect to the repeated failures of the state, dysfunctional economies, and rampant informalization of labor that have long been hallmarks of societies in Africa and elsewhere in the Global South.
Movement and (Im)mobility: Writing as Cartography
Tenth Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
Saturday, May 6, 2017, BC Student Center
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Rachel Adams, Columbia University
Papers are invited for the SHARP affiliate session at the 2017 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers’ archives, production, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year’s convention theme,“High Art/Low Art Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and the diverse world of popular culture? How has print culture reflected popular taste from the early modern world to the present?
Possible topics include:
Editor: Dr Richard Warren (Royal Holloway, University of London).
15th Comparative Canadian Literature Graduate Student Conference
Jointly Organized by Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke
March 23-24, 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS [DEADLINE EXTENDED]
Spiral Film and Philosophy Conference: “Love and Death”
May 12-13, 2017