The recent global turn in modernist studies prompts timely questions about the intersections between global modernism and world literature, and the role that global modernism plays within the study of world and comparative literature. In their article “The New Modernist Studies,” Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz argued for an “expanded” vision of modernism that reconsiders canonical figures and texts, contests canonicity’s traditional limits, and redefines temporal and geographical coordinates beyond Anglophone traditions and Eurocentric frameworks.
Anger is traditionally conceived as a contrary response to a negatively-perceived experience. Anger is an emotion that is acceptable for some and not others. For some, expressing anger can have a devastating impact on social, political, professional, and economic outcomes while it enables the successful outcomes of others. Moreover, it can function as an impetus for transformation or stall changes in culture.
Anger may color the actions of groups who strive for change. Particularly, in academia, anger and professionalism are often perceived as mutually exclusive. Calls for respectability and civility are often used to silence minority groups who express anger.
Call for Papers
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Vol. II, Issue 1 (January 2017)
A few years ago, Stephen Greenblatt had noted,
In the context of events such as the recent upsurge in police violence in the US, the rhetoric surrounding the influx of refugees in Europe, and ongoing violence that targets queer communities, this seminar poses the question of justice in relation to the concept of queerness. What questions do alternative structures of political, social and romantic organizing pose to normative social forms? Does justice reside in forms of re-, and counter-alignment, or in the very questioning of the idea of alignment? In other words, how can we read performances and experiences of eccentricity as modes of destabilizing the L/law?
Feminist Iconography III
Call for Artists
Exhibition Dates: Novermber Dates TBA
Opening Reception: TBA
Submission Deadline: 10/21/16
Notification of Selection: 10/24/16
Deadline for Artwork Arrival: TBA
The 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional
“Her Exiled Children: Ireland and Irish America”
October 20 – 22, 2016
Submissions due August 26 at http://acisweb.org/regionals/western/submissions/
Yuqian Yan (University of Chicago) and Junko Yamazaki (UCLA) are currently putting together a panel on cinematic images of nature in historical film (broadly conceived) for SCMS 2017. The papers thus far are a paper on the use of location shooting in early Chinese costume dramas by Yuqian Yan, a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, and a paper on rain, image and habitus in Japanese period film by Junko Yamazaki, a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA. We're looking for one or more additional papers to complete the panel. Proposals exploring the intersection of nature and history are particularly welcome.
Possible topics may include:
- Landscape and setting
- Location shooting and historical sites
This roundtable will bring together advanced graduate students and early career scholars who have demonstrated excellence in teaching. The participants will discuss how graduate students and recent PhDs can develop, implement, manage, improve, and promote their teaching practices.
RSAA 2017: Transporting Romanticism: Mediation and Mobility
16-18 February 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
Co-hosted by Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington
Proposals due: 20 August 2016
Gift exchange is odd, even paradoxical. Giving requires calculation; one must consider the recipient’s need and one’s capacities. And, after the gift is given, expectation sets in. Was it well received? Will it be reciprocated? As many have noted, the gift, though ostensibly selfless, is very much an interested activity. All the calculations leading up to and following a gift exchange reveal the rules that govern a society, even the tacit ones. The gift is an object and a process. The gift moves, and it also—as a keepsake or memorial—stays put. The gift is personal, social, and cosmic.
Below is a call for proposals for a traditional panel at the SEA in Tulsa March 4-7, 2017.
Please feel free to be in touch with questions.
Heritage Tourism and Race in the Early Americas
Cathy Rex, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
This panel seeks to explore the ways in which early American landmarks, events, sites,
and even gift shops, are marketed as authentic “heritage” tourist experiences but often
ignore the complex racial dynamics that undergird them and recolonize historic peoples
This roundtable seeks to tackle the vexed yet essential issue of Shakespeare in translation. Panelists are encouraged to approach this in a number of ways, such as direct translation and intercultural adaptation. Papers could discuss a particular translation of a particular play, compare and contrast previous translations, explore a more open adaptation, or discuss the aesthetic, cultural, even political issues at stake when translating Shakespeare. Papers are not restricted to textual translation, as papers on dramatic or cinematic translation and adaptation are also very much welcome.
Call for Papers for the 22nd Annual Dickens Society Symposium
Theme: “Interdisciplinary Dickens”
July 14-16, 2017, College of General Studies, Boston University
Co-Sponsored by the Dickens Society and The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning at CGS, Boston University
Watchung Review invites scholarly papers on the theme of migrations and identity. This is a timely topic, both in academic work and in the media, and one which calls on the rich work of postcoloniality, movement and migration in literature, rhetoric, and interdisciplinary studies on migration and identity. We encourage submissions which approach these deeply political issues head on, and also papers which interpret the theme more broadly by investigating issues of migration arising in a variety of periods, intellectual spaces and through a range of critical and theoretical lenses.
Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
A symposium hosted by the University of Alabama Department of English
April 21-22, 2017, Tuscaloosa, Alabama