Since the 1980s, when the Jameson-Ahmad debate over how to read literatures putatively labeled as “third-world” and the notion of empire writing back to European literary traditions held sway in postcolonial studies, new contexts and ways of reading postcolonial and Anglophone literatures have been introduced and taken up. John J. Su’s Imagination and the Contemporary Novel (2011) and Mrinalini Chakrovorty’s In Stereotype (2014), for example, demonstrate that analyzing aesthetic and fictional representations of life in postcolonial realities brings into light the transnational aspect of contemporary literary production and the global marketplace with Anglo-American tastes and trends, both of which require further contextual consideration.
Call for Essays: Feeding Cultural Fear: Essays on Films During a Time of Transition, 1998-2020
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 15
I am looking for proposals for chapters for an academic book that aims to examine the manifestation of collective societal fears in film.This collection will cover films specifically from the time period of 1998-2020. This collection is under contract with McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers and will be released in 2020.
Latinx Studies has gained attention in this century and is no longer an emerging field of inquiry across multiple disciplines. This Special Issue will focus on key areas of inquiry that link Latinx and the Caribbean proposing innovative conceptual mappings that deepen understandings of existing connections as well as pointing to possible futures for the field. We are seeking in broad terms, to bring together a diverse group of scholarly voices that explore historical intersections, identity constructions, migration flows, diasporic communities, transnational challenges to ideas of citizenship and national belonging, and the place of race, gender, and sexuality in all of these.
Extended Deadline: Jan. 16, 2019
Calls for Papers: Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
The Annual Conference of the American Literature Association will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society is issuing two CFPs for ALA:
1) Hawthorne and Architecture
Deadline for Proposals Extended to January 25, 2019
I am looking for a scholar to work with on a half-written article on Project-Based Learning, Community Engagement and Second Language Acquisition for a volume to be published with Routledge. Unfortunately, I had the writer fall through on its schedule, and I am in need of someone to come in and help bring the project to good end. It would need to be done by mid-February at the latest. More information or notes of interest, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville IRIS Center in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences and Lewis and Clark Community College is hosting the interdisciplinary conference “Digital Humanities and the Undergraduate Experience” on April 26 & 27, 2019. We are currently seeking proposals from university and college students, staff, and faculty to present on their approach to integrating digital humanities approaches into undergraduate curriculum, informal learning environments, and student life.
Potential topics might address:
Proposals are invited for chapters in a new edited collection on the topic of ‘Indian Animated Media and Culture.’
We invite article-length contributions to a proposed special issue on the topic of writing extractivism. The journal Textual Practice has expressed its interest in publishing the issue. Please submit a 500-word abstract to Justin Parks at email@example.com by April 15, 2019 if you wish to have your work considered for inclusion.
The international conference “Venus a través del espejo: erotismo y creación en el mundo hispánico (literatura, cine, cómic y artes plásticas)” will take place at the Universidad de Valladolid (Spain) on May 8, 9 (on-site sessions), 10 & 11 (online asynchronous sessions), 2019, in order to reflect from an interdisciplinary perspective on the presence of eroticism in the literary works, films, graphic novels and the arts of the Hispanic World. The aim is to share and learn about new theories and methodologies to approach the problems presented by the expression of eroticism.
"Race: Embodying Academia"
University at Albany’s 17th annual English Graduate Student Organization Conference
Date: April 5-6, 2019
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019
Racialization is not a "biological or cultural descriptor but a conglomerate of sociopolitical relations that discipline humanity into full humans, not-quite-humans, and nonhumans . . ."
—Alexander Weheliye, Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human
FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
Illustration Studies: New Approaches, New Directions
The Sixth ILLUSTR4TIO Conference
22-24 April 2020
Luisa Calè (Birkbeck, University of London)
Julia Thomas (Cardiff University)
Co-organisers: Christina Ionescu (Mount Allison University, Canada) and Ann Lewis (Birkbeck, University of London)
On the occasion of the Year of the Global at the University of Pittsburgh
The Department of French & Italian Presents:
Representations of Disaster
Call for Papers
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
March 8-9, 2019
Dr. Deborah Jenson
The Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its 2019 Postgraduate Symposium, in collaboration with the Standing Committee of UK Drama Departments (SCUDD). The symposium will take place on Wednesday 13th March at the Faculty of English, University of Oxford.
ENGAGING WITH DISSONANCE IN PERFORMANCE RESEARCH
TaPRA 2019 PG Symposium - In collaboration with SCUDD
Wednesday 13th March, Faculty of English, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Per(form)ance: A Graduate Symposium on Performance and Form
Harvard University Theatre and Performance Colloquium
April 26, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Harvard University Theater and Performance Colloquium seeks fifteen-minute papers from graduate students for a symposium on the topic of “performance and form.” We will gather during the day on Friday, April 26th to share work and work-in-progress. Papers will be grouped into panels of three or four participants by topic.