Time, Space, and Epistemic Violence in Hemispheric American Literature
This panel seeks papers that explore the depiction of time and space in hemispheric American Literature and the ways in which traditional conceptualizations may be read as a form of epistemic violence. How do the depictions of physical spaces in works from the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States interact with complex configurations of time as progressive, circular, or even anti-linear and irregular—narrative time as composed of a randomized trail of apexes and abysses? How does this literature address/redress/move beyond the concepts of time and space and the harm caused by the imposition of Western paradigms?
In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Arts and Activism,” the Religion and Literature permanent section welcomes proposals that address works and writers who explore the ways in which religion and activism intersect. Papers may ask questions such as (but not limited to): How do writers address the social and/or political forces that encourage either religious conversion or loss of faith? How do writers examine radical disbelief? What are the influences of religious conservatism on social movements? How do religious movements shape secular culture and vice versa? How do religious movements influence secular social and civil rights movements and vice versa? How do race, ethnicity, gender and/or sexuality influence religious activist movements?
This working group aims to bring critical theories of power and difference to bear on developing innovative and radical pedagogical approaches to issues of difference, diversity, and inclusivity. Please submit a 300-500 word abstract and short bio.
Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, edited by Emily Rutter and Laura Engel
Call for Papers
Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference
Sponsored by the Atlantic World Research Network and The National Folk Festival
Reclamation Ecopoetics of the African Diaspora
MLA 2018, January 4-7, New York City
A panel organized by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
The National Economic Association (NEA) and the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) announce and invite paper submissions for their fourth annual interdisciplinary summer conference August 10-12th, 2017. This year’s theme is: Freedom and Justice: Jobs, Economic Security, and Inclusion. The conference will be held at and co-sponsored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the New School in New York City. The Freedom and Justice Conference is a social justice conference that attracts a small group of scholars who are dedicated to discussing pressing economic problems and their solutions for communities of color.