Papers are solicited for the Race and Ethnicity panel of the Northeast Popular Culture Association conference at Worcester State University on October 19/20, 2018. With this year's success of the BLACK PANTHER film and the BLACK LIGHTNING television series, the role of black heroes engaging radical liberatory politics has taken on a very public presence. Engaging resonances with The Black Panthers and their political presence, both of these popular culture superheroes (among others) represent many of the same culture-based politics and performances as real-world resistance movements such as #BlackLivesMatter, as well as literary iterations of black liberation implicated in the Afrofuturism movement. Papers are solicited especially on any aspect of blac
“Bites Here and There”:
Literal and Metaphorical Cannibalism across Disciplines
17th November 2018
University of Warwick
Funded by the Humanities Research Centre and
the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies
Call for papers
Deadline: 17th July 2018
Keynote speaker: Professor Manuel Barcia (University of Leeds)
Significations Graduate Student Conference theme for 2018 is “Inventing Otherness, Dissent, and Controversy.” This conference invites submissions that question the essence of individuality, the process of “otherness” and contextualization of dissent and controversial topics. We also accept submissions that go beyond the conference theme. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, we welcome all fields of study. Some fields of interest include: Critical Theory, Philosophy, History, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Pan-African American Studies, Native American Studies, Sociology, Psychology, and anything including the Natural and Social Sciences.
Ref. MLA 2019: African Literary Criticism Online
The 2019 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, Jan 3-6, 2019
African Literary Criticism Online. Discussions about the emergence of online criticism as a site for understanding knowledge production in/about Africa. Send 250 word abstracts and a one-page CV before March 15 to Naminata Diabate, firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘MLA PANEL” in subject line.
The 75th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas from October 11-14 at the historic Menger Hotel on the River Walk, right next door to the Alamo. San Antonio is the perfect city for this year’s theme, “Crossroads of Cultures.” Through the art, architecture and design of the city, it is evident that there were, and are, different cultures crossing paths and influencing each other, now and over the past several centuries. San Antonio is a cultural kaleidoscope that began with the native indigenous peoples who made their home here. The arrival of the Spanish people and, later, the Anglos, resulted in a new culture that permeates almost every place in the United States: the Hispanic American culture.
ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE: PERFORMANCE AND THE PUBLIC STAGE
SAGES Sixth Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron
March 15, 2018
Night and Day at 100:This panel invites papers examining Woolf’s Night and Day in the centennial year of its publication. What is the twenty-first century legacy of Woolf’s “nineteenth-century” novel?
Please send a 250-word abstract by March 12, 2018, to Mary Wilson at <mwilson4_at_umassd.edu>.
In disability studies, the environment is already an issue as the social model situates the impaired, and possibly disabled, body in the world. After all, it is the social environment that disables. To state the obvious, this emphasis on the environment substantiates, to a degree, the major concern of ecocritics. However, there are also problems. As Tom Shakespeare points out, the social model is limited: Not every environment, human or not, can be made fully accessible. Can, truly, a mountainous terrain be made accessible to everyone?
TransCanadiana: Polish Journal of Canadian Studies
The last twenty years of Canadian and Quebec studies:
developments and challenges
Nelson Mandela’s A long walk to freedom (1994) is probably the most well-known autobiography from Africa that relates to the issue of detention, but it is certainly not the only one. In the course of Africa’s history, many autobiographical texts have been produced that relate to confinement and imprisonment. Thus, including Mandela’s autobiographical narrative, there exists a large body of texts that relates to the conditions of imprisonment during Apartheid. Furthermore, a number of African autobiographical texts discuss colonial detention; a case in point being the Mau Mau memoirs from Kenya.
The University of North Georgia Press, in conjunction with The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, is issuing a Call for Papers for a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the life and work of the English writer Graham Greene (1904 – 1991). University academics, independent researchers, and doctoral, post-graduate, undergraduate, and graduate students are invited to submit papers. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Greene’s political and theological landscapes
- Greene’s depiction of women
- The short fiction
- The early novels
- The plays
- Greene’s travels on ‘the dangerous edge of things’
Book and film reviews and other feature articles will also be considered.
9th Meeting of The Luce Irigaray Circle
Call for Papers
Horizons of Sexual Difference:
work on or inspired by Luce Irigaray
June 14-16, 2018
The gestures and words that we have to invent will be appropriate therefore to an opening outside the horizon of the identical, of the similar, of the familiar to one alone. —Luce Irigaray
Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo
Department of Critical Culture, Gender & Race Studies
Washington State University
Department of Philosophy
George Mason University
Call for Papers Mnemonics 2018 Summer School: Ecologies of Memory (Leuven, 22–24 August 2018)
The seventh Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies summer school will be hosted by the Flemish Memory Studies Network (a collaboration of the Cultural Memory Studies Initiative at Ghent University and KU Leuven’s Literary Studies Research Unit) from 22 to 24 August 2018 at the Irish College in Leuven. Confirmed keynote speakers are Rick Crownshaw (Goldsmiths, University of London), Andrew Hoskins (University of Glasgow), and Gabriele Schwab (UC Irvine).
The Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society invites proposals for the following panel at the SSAWW Conference November 7-11, 2018 in Denver: "Resisting Readers and Resisting Narrators within Sedgwick's Works." Many of Sedgwick's popular short writings are didactic in nature, leading readers toward desired, mostly conventional responses. If Judith Fetterley valued the "resisting reader of texts, where can we find that message within Sedgwick's writing? How are characters themselves resisting readers - and what kind of texts do they resist? Are there multiple layers or dynamics of resistance within a text? And what about the narrators?