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Postcolonial British Generations

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:02pm
in esse: English Studies in Albania (journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Postcolonial British Generations


“My name is Karim Amir, and I am an Englishman born and bred, almost.
I am often considered to be a funny kind of Englishman,
a new breed as it were,
having emerged from two old histories.”

(Hanif Kureishi: The Buddha of Suburbia)


Ecotones 4 Kolkata

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:02pm
Nalini Mohabir / Concordia University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018




Ecotones: Encounters, Crossings, and Communities



Ecotones 4 - Partitions and Borders

at Jadavpur University and West Bengal State University

December 12-15, 2018


in partnership with

Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), EMMA (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3)

& MIGRINTER (CNRS-Université de Poitiers)


Marxism & (Bio)politics

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Marxist Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018


The Twentieth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group

Keynote Speakers: Christopher Breu, Tru Leverette, and Alexander Weheliye

22-24 March 2018

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Sewing Reality: Fashion in Non-Fiction Media

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Dr Elena Caoduro/ University of Bedfordshire, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Call for papers

Sewing Reality: Fashion in Non-fiction Media

9th June, 2018

University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK


Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Pamela Church-Gibson (University of the Arts, London)

Deadline for proposals: 15th January 2018.


Why Kathy Acker Now? (American Literature Association, San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018)

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 8:45am
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

With the recent publication of the first biography of Kathy Acker by Chris Kraus, an anniversary edition of Blood and Guts in High School, a short vilume of correspondence, and at least two scholarly monographs, there would appear to be a critical revival of Kathy Acker in the making.  But with the “death” of postmodernism and its waning influence on recent studies of literary history, does Acker’s work—often considered a quintessential example of experimental pomo—still demand to be read?  If so, why?  How does Acker’s work move beyond its “postmodernism” and matter for readers today?  Papers considering these questions, as well as those exploring the recent Acker revival and/or influence on the San Francisco literary scene are welcome.  Abstrac


Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:59pm
University of Silesia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

University of Silesia in Katowice                                                    

Faculty of Philology

Institute of English Cultures and Literatures





Sosnowiec, Poland, Nov. 23rd-24th 2018




REMINDER: Dangerous Knowledge: 2018 PEAKS Interdisciplinary Conference

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 4:06pm
Northern Arizona University's Graduate English Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Salvador Plascencia, author of The People of Paper

Conference Date: Friday, February 9, 2018 

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As an interdisciplinary conference, PEAKS encourages and accepts research from a wide range of scholarly and creative disciplines such as literature, linguistics, rhetoric, education, creative writing, history, art history, musicology, women and gender studies, film studies, science, philosophy, psychology, communications, and much more! 


Hot Mess: Nasty Feminisms in Performance

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 10:43am
Canadian Association for Theatre Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

On February 25, 2017 at Fashion Week in Milan, over 40 statuesque women stalked Missoni’s runway in pink pussyhats. Was this a rebellious act of women’s defiance in a world they are systematically put down or a neoliberal opportunism to capitalize on a world in which feminism is a burgeoning trend? This trend didn’t begin with the Women’s March or Lady Gaga, and it didn’t begin with Donald Trump’s “nasty” label. Women were “bad feminists” as early as the 1990s. Second wave feminists rejected third wave performers for the controversial way they used their bodies and spoke their minds to a public who didn’t want to hear or see them (Buszek). Today we hear and see them, labeling them and ourselves as “difficult”, “nasty”, and “bad” (Gay).