Though often represented as a marginalized or isolated region of the Francophone world, on the one hand, as well as distinct from the rest of the United States, on the other, Louisiana has been situated for more than three centuries at the crossroads of countless cultural, linguistic, and institutional exchanges. Alongside these realities highlighted in recent historiography, contemporary efforts to promote French and Francophones cultures of Louisiana have benefited from numerous international partnerships. In order to explore the international relations and transnational dynamics that have shaped Louisiana from the colonial period until now, we are pleased to accept abstracts for presentations relevant to Francophone Louisiana.
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference, “Bodies and Boundaries, 1500-1800,” to be held on March 9 and 10, 2018. We are happy to announce our two keynote speakers: Laurie Shannon (Northwestern University) and Michelle Burnham (Santa Clara University).
Call for Abstracts
The Cultural Politics of Religious Conversion: Narratives, Representations, Negotiations
Contemporary European Cinema:
Crisis Narratives and Narratives in Crisis (Edited Volume)
We are currently looking for 2 or 3 complete chapters on British, Scandinavian, Portuguese, Czech, Romanian or Italian cinematographies in a post-2008 Europe (see CFP below) for our collection, which is already under contract by Routledge.
Topics should include but not limited to:
- “National” cinematographies in crisis
- The role of European film festivals during the crisis
- Case studies that underline the crisis thematically
- Speficic industry examinations in a post-2008 climate
Verge Issue 6.1 - Displaced Subjects: Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Critical Refugee Studies
Edited by Tina Chen (Penn State) and Cathy Schlund-Vials (University of CT-Storrs)
Verge Issue 5.2 - Forgetting Wars
Edited by Tina Chen (Penn State), Josephine Park (UPenn), and We Jung Yi (Penn State)