This panel examines travel and emplacement in response to crises. Interruptions to normative modes of travel in the ongoing wake of COVID-19 reveal fault-lines in the ways such norms are understood--how travel bans and exclusionary rhetoric extend national borders inward and outward, from the targeting of racialized international students, to the upheaval of the global passport rankings, to travel advisories crossing settler-state and tribal boundaries. Recent approaches to travel writing, mobility, and place studies have emphasized dwelling, emplacement, and urban exploration as a way of engaging with the seeming shifts in discussion towards travel within rather than across space.
Genocides, Deportations and Massacres: Experiences, (hi)stories and interpretations
14-15 November 2020(Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)
The new International Conference,orgnized by GIRES-Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarhip, opens the discussion on a highly interesting and complex issue. We live in the most technologically advanced era in human history, offering the unique privilege of access to limitless knowledge and information. Despite the knowledge we have gained from the painful lessons of the past, in many ways we face challenges similar to those of previous generations.
Vernon Press has shown interest in the proposed book.
Kind attention: We seek representations of minority and refrigerated cultures from Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, as we have received ample representations from other parts of the world.
“No Culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.” - Mahatma Gandhi
Bodies, and representations of bodies, surround our everyday existence. Our bodies, and the bodies around us, are subject to norms that police how a body should look or behave in a given context. Glamorous and desirable bodies draw positive attention and literary and cultural representations reflect this, while deviant bodies are policed and regulated. This panel aims to explore how various bodies are represented in contemporary culture as well as analyze how these representations impact our perceptions of self and world. In a moment where the international political landscape is reliant on the policing and weaponizing of bodies, it is more important than ever before to consider how conceptions of bodies foster these divisions.
We are currently accepting manuscripts for OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society Vol.11 No.1 that will be published on January 31, 2021. To be considered for the upcoming issue, OMNES 11(1), please submit your manuscript by October 30, 2020.
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How have transatlantic imaginaries and networks played a central role in the construction of hispano-americano and Latinx identities? How have these identities embraced the political causes of the black diaspora, like antislavery, civil rights and Black Lives Matter? To what extent have artists, writers and activists triangulated the Americas, Europe and Africa in their transatlantic imaginaries?
As a pandemic and international solidarity for Black Lives Matter demand reckoning with crises of a global scale, we propose to rethink German Studies in its constitutive contradiction: formed around a national canon, yet also situated in global networks, the discipline calls for conceptual, aesthetic, and historical reevaluations of cultural-medial forms in motion. Around 1800, Immanuel Kant conceptualized cosmopolitanism without leaving Königsberg, and the decreasingly mobile Goethe projected the idea of world literature from his study in Weimar, suggesting that visions of global circulation often arise in tension with local limitations on mobility.
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference, April 8-11, 2021, virtual event
Matthew Liberti and Kristin Dickinson, University of Michigan (co-orgaizers)
Increasingly, scholarship has begun to address the significance of translation for a variety of fields, including architecture, geography, museum -, memory -, and gender studies. In this seminar we aim to investigate the particular intersection of visual studies and translation studies, and to explore non-linguistic or non-traditional modes of translation.
We invite papers from a variety of historical and literary-cultural backgrounds that take up the following questions:
What do media and technologies mean for the colonized, racialized, and dehumanized? How do we interpret, use, or embody them in ways that go against the grain of colonial logic? How do we rewrite our histories decolonially by taking a close look at their materiality, representation, aesthetic form, and ontological structures? This seminar looks for media and technologies that reverse modern/colonial agencies and explore resistant subjectivity. We think of Leanne Simpson’s keen perception on the maps of “two-dimensional representations”: one is the colonial map that represents the colonial reality; another is the map that records alternative realities of pain, loss, and survival “alongside” the colonial one, embodied by the Nishnaabeg elders.
From early in its inception, the Pentecostal religious movement has been an integral part of Latinx spirituality. In the Latin American/Caribbean experience, religion has played a vital role, beginning with its indigenous roots, the Spanish colonial legacy, African-based religions brought to the New World, the introduction of U.S. Protestantism in the nineteenth century, and the arrival of Pentecostalism. Historically, Latinx Pentecostalism developed as a global phenomenon. Despite its wide and enduring impact on religious life in the Americas and beyond, the literature on Pentecostalism still has significant research gaps especially in the following areas: ethnographic studies, comparative approaches, and methodological considerations.
In parliamentary as in presidential regimes, whether based on formal texts or on customs and traditions, the work of representatives takes place in a specific framework whose legitimacy is accepted by the majority of politicians and the population. Establishing guidelines has been a long-standing concern, as illustrated by A Treatise upon the Law, Privileges, Proceedings and Usage of Parliament of Eskine May for Great Britain in 1844 or the Manual of parliamentary practice for the use of the Senate of the United States of Thomas Jefferson of 1801.
This seminar aims to identify and investigate privileged genres in literature and film for the articulation and revision of state power in the Global North and South. In the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall, theorists hailing from a variety of disciplines prognosticated a state with significantly diminished powers. Whether despite or because of “governmentality”(Foucault, Brown), “Empire” (Hardt and Negri), “the network society” (Castells), or “regionalism” (Söderbaum, Kai), recent history and current events bear witness to the consolidation of state power, as well as states’ increasing willingness to violently repress perceived threats within and without their own borders. Wherein lies this power? What sanctions the exercise of it?
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This panel seeks presentations on Gloria Anzaldúa’s legacy in contemporary theory and literature. It welcomes discussions of displacement, duality, limit and boundary transgression, border culture as well as Chicanx and Latinx identity and experience today. The goal of the panel is not just to discuss the now but also to keep constructing a bridge of border consciousness and mestizaje.
Since the coinage of the term “Asian American” in the late 1960s, the fields of Asian American literature and Asian American studies have since then grown remarkably. Now in recent decades, more and more widespread interdisciplinary connections are made between Asian American fields and other disciplines, such as history, religion, media, and cultural studies. As Asian American fields continue to evolve and create new discourses of understanding and new approaches of interpretation, long-standing traditions should not be forgotten, for they play a major role in shaping the future of Asian American literature and studies.
Synthesis (14. 2021)
Notification of acceptance will be delivered by 11 January 2021.
Inspired by the (intended) original location for the 2021 ACLA conference (Montreal), we are soliciting papers on the role of place in Canadian literature and drama for this year's online conference.
Submissions are now open for the 2020-2021 issue of the Digital Literature Review, “Food Matters in Literature and Culture.” We welcome original, engaging submissions that consider representations of food in literature, film, television, or popular culture. In particular, we are interested in scholarly essays that consider food as a vehicle for exploring issues of inequity and empowerment, including but not limited to race, gender, class, ability, sexuality, and nationality. For example, how does food function as an expression of identity, as well as a common language bridging sociocultural, political, and economic gaps?
This CFP is for the panel on “Innovative Media: Representations of Race and Culture Across Asia” at the 52nd NeMLA Annual Convention (the convention will go virtual this year), March 11-14, 2021. http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html
This session welcomes papers addressing any aspect of global cultural studies—including (but not limited to) literary and digital representations of cultural, artistic, racial, and linguistic diversity.
We live in quite challenging times, therefore we have decided to extend our submission deadline by 1 month, until November 1st, 2020! HyperCultura, http://litere.hyperion.ro/hypercultura/ encourages, though not imposing, a comparative approach on the following areas: literature (print and hypertext), (not classic literature), media studies, film studies, visual and performative arts, teaching (all of the above). Subjects such as Postcolonialism-Decolonization, Gender Studies, etc, are welcome if they analyze one of the above mentioned area. (eg, Postcolonialism applied to a book, a film, etc).
Propose a paper for the Northeast Modern Languages Association March 2021 Conference. The panel is called "Caribbeanizing the Humanities." The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) has secured a digital event platform.
‘Scotland, Ireland and the Cultural Artefacts of Colonialism’: Workshop in association with the University of Aberdeen’s Research Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies.
Dates: 26th-27th March 2021
Se aceptan presentaciones de manera virtual.
This roundtable invites work that analyzes the new wave of graphic narratives in contemporary Spain. This roundtable also welcomes proposals that deal with different genres and approaches to the medium, including analysis of the industry and publishers.
Call for Papers
Rethinking Postcolonial Europe: Moving Identities, Changing Subjectivities
8th postgraduate forum Postcolonial Narrations
February 10-12, 2021
International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)
Call for Papers: The African-American Literature Track at CEA 2021
April 8-10, 2021 | Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham
This panel - for NeMLA's 2021 Convention - explores past and current South Asian cinema's use of Shakespearean drama to respond to three questions. First, to what extent are South Asian filmmakers concerned with reenacting the Western dramatic canon? Second, at what point and why do South Asian filmmakers use Shakespeare as a springboard to explore problems and values that are only tangentially Shakespeare's? Third, what are these problems and values and how to they resonate for today’s global, wired audience?
The exploration of prison is not new in literature and theatre. It is one in which convicts tell their stories from the inside. Here, the detained locate their experiences and conditions of prison. According to Arnold Erickson, prison has been a fertile setting for Artists, Musicians and Writers alike. Prisoners have produced hundreds of works that encompassed a wide range of literature books describing the prison experience. Modernist literature and theatre with its eclecticism saw the upsurge in the prison narrative. While Tennessee Williams’ Not about Nightingales establishes the prison genre, John Herbert’s Fortune and Men’s Eyes focuses on the harsh treatment of imprisoned homosexuals.
American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT) 40th International American Studies Conference Movement and Mobility in America Online Conference June 28-29, 2021 Movement and mobility lie at the core of American society. Whether through immigration, internal migration, social mobility, or domestic and global expansionism, the United States has always been defined as a nation of frontiers and pioneers, a country that is constantly (re)defining itself, where self-(re)invention is part of the American dream.