The convergence of queer studies with postcolonial theory aims, at its core, to interrogate discourses that created hegemonic and binary categories that in turn became eventual grounds for the historical racialization of sexuality and the sexualization of race. By seeking to destabilize conventions of normalcy, tradition, and power, postcolonial queer studies puts forward non-normative and non-Western conceptions of race, sexuality, and gender that negotiate the spectrum where universalizing neoliberal, White, and predominantly gay love exists on one end; and where the exoticizing, orientalist homogenization of the “Other” exists on the other.
gender studies and sexuality
Gendered representations of writers appear in all forms of popular culture, from George Gissing’s Grub Street (1898) and Edith Wharton’s Hudson River Bracketed (1929) to David Duchovney’s character in the Showtime series Californication and Melissa McCarthy’s in CBS’s Mike and Molly. Although they each portray aspects of the writing life that were characteristic of their eras, one thing they have in common (besides the fact that a writer wrote them) is that they all exhibit some kind of peculiarity, be it sex addiction, writer’s block, delusions of grandeur, fevered brilliance, etc., that either adds to or detracts from their writing.
Call for Papers:
Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power
“The coils of a serpent are even more complex than the burrows of a molehill.”
(Gilles Deleuze, Postscript on the Societies of Control)
In her 2016 book, Staying with the Trouble, Donna Haraway suggests that the way beyond the anthropocene and capitalocene is “making oddkin” which is “always situated, someplace and not noplace, entangled and worldly.” For this panel we seek readings that explore the relationship (or kinship) between subject and object, body and environment, the self and the landscape. Posthuman ecology and new materialism may collide in texts that blur the self and her environment (both natural and social). This phenomenon may particularly manifest in texts where human subjects occupy Othered identity positions, such as women, non-white, and immigrant subjects who inscribe how their environments mark their bodies and their lives.
CFP: Issue 31: Technoaffect: Bodies, Machines, Media
Editors: Erika Kerruish and Rebecca Olive
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Research and Criticismisa peer-reviewed, refereed research journal published by the Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Founded in 1965, the journal is published annually. Over the years, it has contributed significantly in the field of English Literature, New Literatures in English, Comparative literature, and World and Indian Writing in English.
The Vol. 8, 2017 (New Series) of Research and Criticism is slated to be a general issue, for which original, unpublished, critical and scholarly research articles are invited related to any aspect of literary and cultural studies.
Over a quarter of a century ago, Linda Williams’ groundbreaking “Film Bodies: Gender, Genre, and Excess” was published in Film Quarterly. Her seminal article not only brought together distinct areas of film studies (genre criticism, spectatorial response, taste cultures, gender and sexuality, emotion and sensation in cinema) that are still highly relevant today, but also theoretical frameworks that have traditionally been kept separate. Although grounded in a psychoanalytic model for understanding structures of desire, fantasy, and identification, Williams’ essay at the same time marked a turning point towards a corpus of scholarship that is more attuned to and engaged with the embodied film-viewing experience.
Reworking Labor: 2017 Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference deadline for submissions: June 30, 2017 full name / name of organization: Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference contact email: email@example.com
2017 Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
Conference Date: October 20, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Ann Stoler, Willy Brandt Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies, The New School for Social Research
estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities is an on-line publication of the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (FLUL). Its exclusive goal is to publish the papers of both undergraduate and graduate students. Giving its interdisciplinary character, estrema accepts works developing comparative approaches to some of the following areas:
- Critical Theory
- Visual arts
Milieux of Desire
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Peer-reviewed journal La Deleuziana
Editors: Jeanne Etelain, New York University; Anaïs Nony, Florida State University