How does ‘the state’ generate material force in everyday life? Over the last four decades, scholars of South Asia have invigorated theorization of the state by resituating Eurocentric accounts in an imperial and postcolonial frame. In recent years, scholars have foregrounded the materiality of state-making by examining the bureaucratic circulation of archival records, minoritized subjects’ encounters with law, the remaking of bodily norms through colonial institutions, transnational flows of aid and expertise, and interplays of routine and exception in governance. “Matters of State” will bring together scholarship that builds on these exciting, interdisciplinary approaches to conceptualize the paradoxes of state power in South Asia.
cultural studies and historical approaches
CFP FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION: January 8, 2019 – Environmentangled: A Germanic Perspective on Ecological Coexistence, Columbus (22.2.19-23.2.19)
CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED to TUESDAY, JANUARY 8th 2018
Environmentangled: A Germanic Perspective on Ecological Coexistence
February 22nd – 23rd, 2019
11th Annual Germanic Graduate Student Association Conference at The Ohio State University
Keynote Address by Professor Caroline Schaumann (Emory University)
Call for Papers
Arts and the City
23-24 May 2019, Budapest, Hungary
Károli Gáspár University & The Hungarian Academy of Sciences
ANDREW GIBSON, Royal Holloway, University of London
BERNARDINE EVARISTO, writer, London
(author of Lara, Soul Tourists, and Blonde Roots, among other novels)
NOÉMI SZÉCSI, writer, Budapest
(author of The Finno-Ugrian Vampire and Mandragora Street 7, among other novels)
Otukpa: A Journal of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Federal University, Otuoke.
Call for Papers.
Interested scholars, researchers and practitioners in the broad areas of the humanities and social sciences are hereby invited to submit articles for review and possible publication in Volume 1, Nos. 1&2 of Otukpa. The volume will be published in April, 2019.
Iroro: A Journal of the Faculty Arts, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.
Call for Papers
Interested scholars and practitioners are hereby invited to submit articles for review and possible publication in Volume 18, Nos. 1&2 of Iroro. The volume will be published in September, 2019.
HEAVY METAL MUSIC IN LATIN AMERICA: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE DISTORTED SOUTH
Florida International University
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on Disability and the Academic Job Market. The volume will be edited by Christopher McGunnigle, Seton Hall University.
Securing a position as a full time tenure track professor is difficult enough but even more so for people with a disability. Despite an increased call for applicants from marginalized populations, people with a disability are more quickly eliminated as potential candidates for full time academic employment, either through direct discrimination or from ablest conventions of the job interview process.
We seek submissions for a panel highlighting new scholarly approaches to the study of New England, broadly construed, sponsored by The New England Quarterly, the foremost scholarly journal devoted to the study of the region’s cultural, literary, political, and social history.
CFP: Joyce "Afterlives" (North American James Joyce Symposium, Mexico City, Mexico; June 12-16)
Conference site: https://www.joycewithoutborders.com/
This panel will analyze how Joyce circulates in popular and literary culture (widely defined). Joyce appears in novels, music, cinema, television, etc; works by Michael Arlen, Kate Bush, and Richard Linklater, and shows like The Simpsons, constitute famous examples. Joyce’s image, name and aura are features of all kinds of objects, ranging from pubs to statues to merchandise like t-shirts and finger puppets.
Boston University’s American and New England Studies Program is proud to announce a call for papers for its upcoming Graduate Student Conference to be held on April 13, 2019 in Boston, MA.
This conference’s theme, “Framing Narratives,” asks people to think through the establishment, circulation, and contestation of the stories that "frame" American life. What stories give shape to, constrain, border, bolster, or animate American visions of selfhood and community? These might be literal stories (or literal frames!), but could also be some of the unspoken, but demonstrably real narratives that shore up national identity.