Although it is yet too early to draw conclusions about the ongoing public debate on Brexit, Britain’s tight vote to leave the European Union has certainly been read as a manifestation of deep divisions across the country. Political scientists Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin claim in “Britain after Brexit: A Nation Divided” (2017) that “for all the country’s political parties, articulating and responding to the divisions that were laid bare in the Brexit vote will be the primary electoral challenge of tomorrow.” The divisions brought into focus since the referendum are indeed manifold: 52% vs. 48%; England vs. Scotland vs. Wales vs. Northern Ireland; city vs. countryside; liberal vs. conservative; old vs. young; high vs.
ethnicity and national identity
Seeking proposals on South Asian literatures that interrogate relationships between social and aesthetic textual transactions and translation processes, resulting in experimentations in genre and language. Papers on writers who explore topics such as the politics of space and gender in South Asia or the South Asian diaspora, digital diasporic representations, transnationality and national literatures, travelling textualities and translations are welcome, as are other related topics.
The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes abstracts for papers that pursue an intertextual approach to any aspect of literature, film, or performance related to Australia or Aotearoa/New Zealand. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Indigenous issues, immigration, health and well-being, and Australian identity. Comparative projects with other cultural traditions are also encouraged.
Please note that we would like to be included in the MLA theme, so papers that correspond with it are particularly encouraged. See: https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2019/2019-Presidential-Theme
CREATIVITY IN TIMES OF CRISIS
hosted by Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (Shippensburg PA)
Thursday-Saturday, October 4-6, 2018
Opening Night Reception & Open Mic, Thursday October 4
Keynote Event, Friday evening
Panels on Friday & Saturday
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Edited Volume: Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Border Studies deadline for submissions: April 30, 2018. Full articles will be due June 30, 2018. full name / name of organization:LR CUNNINGHAM (University of Nevada, Reno) and ALEJANDRA MARQUEZ (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
A man can’t die where there is no earth
because there will be no place
to bury him. His body is the sky
and understands the language of birds.
-“Where the Sky Meets the Earth”, Todd Kaneko.
The National Network for Educational Renewal Journal
Editors: Rhonda Jeffries, Toby Jenkins & Lemuel Watson
CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts are currently being sought for review and potential publication in the 2018 edition The National Network for Educaional Renewal (NNER) Journal. This national peer-reviewed journal is published annually in an online format with a limited number of hard copies distributed.
The purpose of the journal is to foster inquiry related to the Agenda for Education in a Democracy (AED) and support the mission of the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) which is to:
CALL FOR PAPERS, PANELS, PERFORMANCES & ROUNDTABLES
“Go Back and Pick Up the Ball: An August Wilson Society Colloquium”
April 26-28, 2018
Paper proposals examining cross-cultural, global influences on Arab literary modernity in 19th-20th centuries (colonialism, Orientalism, philology, travel, literary / cultural exchange, translation, Nahda, etc.) invited for MLA 2019 session. 3/25/2018, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop welcomes submissions addressing alternative ways to think about knowledge production in the humanities. Participants will explore how racial and gendered positionalities expose the margins of traditional academic discourse and discuss the potential of community-based and collaborative research in the humanities.
Proposals addressing the intersection of academic research and social-political activism, marginalised forms of knowledge production, and the politics of research are especially welcome.