Call for chapter proposals for an edited volume tentatively titled Imagined Communities, Imaginary Scapes: Asian Africans in Exile. The focus will be on issues of identity and selfhood as explored through literary works, memoirs, social media and other writings. This will be a multi-disciplinary and multi-genre volume and will include literary criticism, creative pieces, and essays from the social sciences and other disciplines. Contributions can be in the form of a scholarly study or essay, a short memoir, a creative piece, or creative non-fiction.
Edwidge Danticat Society: ALA 29 (2018)
The American Literature Association Conference
May 24-27, 2018
Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA
The Department of English at St. John's University invites papers that think about narrative across literary and writing studies. Our topic for this year's graduate conference, "Telling Stories: Rethinking Narrative in Literary and Writing Studies," asks us to conside what is entailed in generating narrative(s). We seek work that explores the cultural place of stories and their various modes of telling--through drama, poetry, prose forms, performance, digital media, translation--as well as the role of narrative in pedagogy and writing studies, in any historical, national, or diasporic tradition.
Fashion and Photography: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
29th to 30th June 2018
We are currently accepting proposals for papers and presentations to be featured at an exciting new Fashion and Photography Event in Palermo, Sicily, June 2018. Italy has a long-standing and highly valued history of fashion, and a highly developed fashion sense. Sicily is home to a number of internationally famous fashion designers such as Stefano Gabbana (of Dolce and Gabbana) and Arcangela Aiello, and Palermo is the heart of the island. We are excited to host our event there.
2nd Global Conference: Music &... Nationalism
29th to 30th June 2018
The spectre of national anthems being sung at mass events, political rallies and the use of pop music and established musicians providing endorsements at political rallies suggest that the relationship between music and the spirit nationalism is as strong as it has been since its emergence as a feature of 19th century romantic music. This conference aims to bring together interdisciplinary research perspectives on the relationship between music and nationalism.
The so-called “Golden Age” of American science fiction coincided with the mythologizing of the American home in the two decades following WW II as an idealized site for the realization of a certain conception of “American values.” While science fiction might seem an unlikely genre in which to explore and question ideas of domesticity, much science fiction in and since the 1950s has done just that.