Contemporary migrant literature/s from the Arabian Gulf implore us to examine and reinterpret the ethico-political practices of a land that is paradoxically inhabited primarily by people from elsewhere. Non-citizens are a significant part of Gulf’s population. Benyamin’s Goat Days, Deepak Unnikrishnan’s Temporary People, Saud Al Sanousi’s The Bamboo Stalk, and Mia Alvar’s In the Country are some of the texts that make visible the particular anxieties of modern Arabian Gulf migratory politics through fiction.
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Sometimes we have to laugh to keep from crying...and many people, especially today, use humor as a form of critique and resistance. This panel welcomes abstracts on any aspect of humor and activism in America. By May 16, 2018, please submit a 250-word abstract, brief biographical statement (inclusive of academic affiliation and contact information), and A/V requirements to Autumn Lauzon, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, at email@example.com.
This panel is an affiliated session with SAMLA 90 (November 2-4, 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama).
The AIDS crisis in France and Francophone countries has seen the emergence of a “littérature SIDA,” as well as artistic expressions through various media such as photography or films. On August 23rd 2017, the movie 120 battements par minute (BPM), shed a light on the first years of activism of Act Up-Paris in the early 1990s. In April 2018, France Culture’s radio show LSD, La série documentaire, dedicated four days to the topic “Quand la création raconte le SIDA.” Despite the medical advances, both the movie and radio show reminded viewers and listeners of a duty to remember the AIDS crisis. This panel will focus on the representations of AIDS and the accompanying activism in literature, cinema and arts from French and Francophone artists.
CFP for SAMLA 90, November 2-4, Birmingham, AL
Margins and the City of God: Locating Christianity and Literature
Affiliate Group: Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature
Conference Dates: October 18th-19th, 2018.
Keynote Speaker: Richard T. Rodriguez, University of California, Riverside
Deadline for Submissions: August 1st, 2018
This two-day interdisciplinary symposium will look at how American literature was taken up into French culture over a fifty-year period bounded by two defining moments in French-US relations: 1917, when the US entered World War I, and 1967, when NATO troops withdrew from French soil.
The Cine-Files, Issue 14 (Fall 2018)
Special issue on Animals in Cinema
Submission Deadline: July 30, 2018
The Cine-Files, an online journal of cinema scholarship, is now accepting submissions for its Fall 2018 special issue on animals in the cinema that will be edited by Catherine Grant and Tracy Cox-Stanton.
We seek submissions for scholarly essays (4000-6000 words) that explore the significance of non-human animals in moving image studies. These essays will comprise the peer-reviewed, “featured scholarship” portion of issue 14.
INFINITE RUST is Texas Southern University's quarterly online literary arts journal showcasing creative work. We publish short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and essays, as well as art and photography. The goal of our publication is to assemble a variety of literary and artistic styles and a broad range of voices, perspectives, and life experiences.
The theme of our Fall 2018 issue is “Home.” We are interested in your perspective relating to ideas such as the meaning of home, immigration, marginalization, nationalism, ownership, comfort, security, displacement, boundaries, and identity.
Call for papers – Soapbox: Journal for Cultural Analysis 1.1 “Practices of Listening”
For the first issue of Soapbox, a graduate journal for cultural analysis, we invite submissions that explore listening as a critical practice. With this topic, we aim to bring together accounts of listening as both a method and object of analysis, including everyday practices and new modes of research that articulate who or what can listen and who or what can be heard.
While historically a product of birthright, and more recently associated with merit, social class has always presented itself as a set of expectations setting the stage for encounters between unfamiliar people. Whether sincerely or in masquerade, everyone adopts a social class as a role to be played before an audience. In line with this year’s conference theme “Acting, Roles, and Stages,” this panel, examines social class as performance and focuses on literary works across genres and eras that present class accordingly. From estates satire to the minstrel show, from social realism to the theater of the absurd, we will consider ways that literature either enacts the performance of class or dramatizes its enactment.
Please find below the call for papers for the annual New York College English Association conference. The conference will take place October 19-20, 2018 at Plaza College in Queens, NY.
This year's conference theme is "Embedding English: Literature and Writing in Every Field."
We are a regional organization of the College English Association, and our annual conference provides a welcoming environment for faculty and graduate students presenting papers.
We are inviting commentary-length (3000-word) submissions for a planned collection on Lacan's Seminar 8. Interested contributors are requested to get in touch with the collection editors by email by May 30, 2018. Please attach in your message a c.v. and a short note describing your interest in the project and why you would be a good addition to the collection (no more than 150 words). In your note, please list the chapter or chapters from Lacan’s seminar of most interest to you. At this point, available chapters are: 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, and 24. Collection editors are:Jonathan M.
I wanted to let you know that the deadline to submit your abstract to the panel "Italian" has been extended to June 27!
The Italian panel is open to a wide range of papers topics dealing with Italian literature and culture. This year, we are particularly interested in papers that engage with the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages." For this reason, papers dealing with issues such as acting as art and metaphor, theories of role play and theatricality and conceptions of the world stage and the public audience, in connection to the session's topic of Italian literature and culture are particularly welcome.
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanitiessolicits submissions for a special issue on Performing Identities in Jewish Latin American Film, guest edited by Luca Barattoni (Clemson University) and Patricia Nuriel (Wofford College). The growing field of Jewish Latin American film studies in recent years accounts for the increasing presence of Jewish characters and cultural subjects in Latin American cinema. Since their early days, the Jews were among the innovators of the film and music industries in Latin America. However, cinematographic representations of Jewish topics started emerging only after the mid-20th century.