Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.
Preoccupation with theories and practices of representation and othering, across the breadth of various genres and disciplines, has moved forward debates about positioning in research and modes of constructing and producing knowledge. In Meatless Days (1989), a vivid memoir of her girlhood in postcolonial Pakistan, Sara Suleri Goodyear deplores being regarded as an “otherness machine”—a concern Kwame Anthony Appiah (1991) shares in his famous critique of postcolonial literature, culture and critical studies. A host of scholars who tend to conflate the post-isms as such contend that postcolonial theory and praxis are embedded in Western institutions that shape the field.
Date of conference: November 7-8, 2017
Deadline for submissions: September 8, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Sandra Laugier, Full Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and Scientific Deputy Director at the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (INSHS) at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).
Addressing extremisms and terror: critical humanities in an age of confusion
Ikhtilaf, The Journal of Critical Humanities and Social Studies invites scholarly articles, book reviews, and review essays for its second issue on “Addressing extremisms and terror: critical humanities in an age of confusion”
May 10-13, 2018
Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2018: Gender, Identity, Iconography
Corpus Christi College, Oxford,
8th-10th January 2018
The glittering beauty of the Alfred Jewel, the rich illustration of the Lindisfarne Gospels, the dominating Great West Window of York Minster, the intricate embroidery of the Bayeux Tapestry, the luminous Maestà of Duccio, the opulent Oseberg ship burial, and the sophisticated imagery of the Ruthwell cross are all testament to the centrality of the visual to our understanding of a range of medieval cultures.
Today, when political misinformation abounds, nationalism and Fascism have reappeared, and we find ourselves contending with ideology in simple, complex and covert forms, Sylvia Townsend Warner’s writing seems ever more relevant. In turns insightful, comic, cutting, and poignant, her texts ask what art is for, and how we might navigate personal relationships, social change, belief and the past. Warner has an acute sense of the relationship between material conditions and human consciousness, of place and the ordinary. This conference seeks papers that analyse her importance for studies of, among other possibilities, modernism, politics (specifically communism), gender and sexuality.
12th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English
April 18-20, 2018
The Conference will be jointly hosted by
Akdeniz University’s Department of English Language & Literature
The English Language & Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA).
The Conference will address topics from the fields of
“British and Cultural Comparative Studies”
“Linguistics and ELT”
CFP: NeMLA (ASLE Session): Energy, Byproducts, and Space in Literature and Other Arts (deadline 9/30/17; conference 4/12-4/15/18)
49th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 12-15, 2018
Energy, Byproducts, and Space in Literature and Other Arts (ASLE Session)
Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment