Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among the most prominent and admired young writers of African Europhone fiction. As a Nigerian and Igbo author, she has been linked with one of her renowned predecessors, Chinua Achebe. Indeed Achebe himself paid tribute to Adichie's talent, observing that "Adichie came almost fully made." Clearly one of the influences that shaped that talent has been Achebe's own fiction. Adichie's novels and shorter fiction allude to and draw on elements of Achebe's work, and this panel will explore dimensions of storytelling, history, politics, gender, and culture that create a complex and rich dialogue between the two authors.
Christopher Newport University’s
College of Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Norfolk State University,
seeks abstracts for the forthcoming conference on the
Global Status of Women and Girls
to be held at CNU, March 21-23, 2019
We are pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s conference is:
Understanding Women’s Lives and Resistance in the Past and Present
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 47th Annual Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900
Featuring–Sianne Ngai, Douglas Kearney, & Lynn Keller
February 21 - 23, 2019
The 47th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 21-23, 2019. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, etc). Work by creative writers is also welcome.
Submissions may be in English or Spanish.
Intégrité is a scholarly journal published biannually by the Faith and Learning Committee and the Humanities Division at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri. Published both online (www.mobap.edu/integrite) and in print, it welcomes essays for a special issue (Fall 2019) on “Country Music and Jesus.” Essays may explore the intersection of country music and Christian claims concerning the person and work of Jesus of Nazareth. As a faith and learning journal, Intégrité also invites pedagogical essays that address teaching Christianity and country music at faith-based institutions of higher learning.
Some possible topics include:
This panel is a broad call for papers on Spenser's Afterlives: How have people read his poetry? What have people done with his poetry? Possible topics include: Spenser's immediate imitators (e.g. Giles and Phineas Fletcher); translations of Spenser (e.g. the Latin translations of The Shepheardes Calendar in the 17th c.); The Faerie Queene as children's literature; Spenser's influence on Milton, Melville, or Hawthorne; Spenser's influence on 20th and 21st century fantasy literature (Tolkein, C.S.
ORGANISER & HOST
Emma Rees, Director, Institute of Gender Studies, University of Chester, UK
10th-13th April, 2019
Institute of Gender Studies, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester