Taking as its starting point R.W.Connel’s understanding of multiple variants of "hegemonic masculinities," this panel seeks to examine how masculinities are constructed across a vast spectrum of class, caste, and ethnic differences in South Asia. Borrowing from Stuart Hall’s theorization of "identity in process," this panel seeks to examine the idea of masculinity "in process" in post-colonial/post-imperial spaces like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. This panel seeks to examine different forms of fragile masculinities and aim to unpack their inextricable relationship with hegemonic practices. By doing so, this panel will examine how the idea of masculinity is heavily influenced by both local and contemporary neoliberal practices.
This is a cfp for the panel, "Reimagining the Space of World Literature: The View from the Periphery" in the 2018 NeMLA convention (Pittsburgh, April 12-15, 2018).
When iconic feminist scholar Susan Gubar is faced with ovarian cancer, she turns to research and her pen to produce her 2012 Memoir of a Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer -- depicting her “life-in-death” (188) illness with brutal honesty. Gubar emphasizes a “[telling of] the truth about the experiences of the female body” as her illness works to destroy her understanding of self. While her text serves as a means to capture her illness narrative even as it defies cancer-related tropes, her memoir becomes a space where her writing process and writing product help her to work with and around her illness.
In “The Storyteller,” Walter Benjamin draws a figure whose narratives imparts wisdom and lived experience, one whose stories “[have] counsel for his readers.” He laments “the art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.” For Benjamin, the solitary and isolated author has no lived experience to offer in her stories, for rather than epistemological stories she produces only informative narratives that offer “evidence of the profound perplexity of living.”
NeMLA 2018, April 12-15, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017
Navigating urban spaces as a queer subject in a global world can prove to be challenging. Indeed, the experience of being queer in the cité, favela or any major urban space around the globe may conjure up a different reality based on the subject’s country and society. This panel will consider the way writers, filmmakers, and intellectuals view queers and their relationship with the urban spaces they inhabit, especially cities implicated in postcoloniality, globalization, and nationalism and that struggle with tradition and modernity, religious faith and secularism, political upheavals and economic crises.
Call for Submissions
ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 is a peer reviewed, open access, scholarly journal, sponsored by the Aphra Behn Society and the University of South Florida. Published twice a year, the journal focuses on gender, women’s issues, and all aspects of women in the arts in the long eighteenth century, including pedagogy and digital research techniques and findings. We are particularly interested in articles that take advantage of the multi-media potential of the online environment.
A Study in Sidekicks: The detective’s assistant in crime fiction
Editors: Dr Lucy Andrew (University of Chester), Samuel Saunders (Liverpool John Moores University)
‘I am lost without my Boswell’, Sherlock Holmes says of his trusty sidekick Dr John Watson in ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ (1891). Biographer, narrator, observer, assistant, companion, conscience, foil, fool, audience surrogate – the role of the detective’s sidekick is multifaceted, complex and continually evolving.
Since the critical adoption of “world literature,” literary scholar have too willingly taken “the global” to be a natural scale of analysis, clearly discernible from its necessary opposite: the local. This seminar looks to identify and articulate distinct relationships between various forms of “the global” and “the local” that frustrate the easy binarism we find ourselves using as we delineate the field. We thus seek to complicate assumptions about scales of analysis, without resorting to hybrid or co-constitutive terms such as “glocal” (Appadurai) or “local internationalism” (Massey).
5th – 6th April 2018 at the University of Liverpool
THE SECOND ANNUAL THATCHER NETWORK CONFERENCE
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Lord Michael Heseltine
Stephen Farrall (Sheffield)
David Jeffery (Liverpool)
In 1568, George Bannatyne fled Edinburgh to the countryside during a plague outbreak. To pass the time during his isolation, he complied an anthology of Scots literature that inevitably created an important collection indicative of a rich medieval and Early Modern Scottish poetic heritage. The Bannatyne Manuscript is one of the most prolific and thorough collections of medieval Scottish literature, providing a window into Scottish literary culture and medieval society. Divided into five sections based on content, the manuscript features poetry that explores theology, moral and philosophical themes, satire, gender and love, and allegories.
CFP: Dickens Adapting, Dickens Adapted – deadline for proposals 30 Sept. 2017
Date: 4 January 2018
Location: Normansfield Theatre, 2A Langdon Park, Teddington TW11 9PS
Lisa Macklem and Dominick Grace seek proposals for a refereed collection of essays on the CW cult horror show Supernatural to be published by McFarland
Fifth International Conference on Humanities
History & Memory
April 5th, 6th & 7th, 2018
Organized by the Department of English at the Institut Supérieur des Langues Appliquées et d’Informatique de Béja (ISLAIB) in Tunisia in partnership with Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) in Alabama.
Venue: Higher Institute of Applied Languages and Computer Science of Beja, Tunisia
Call for Papers