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Global Black Desires

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:33pm
The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean Conference

GLOBAL BLACK DESIRES: FREEDOM AND CONSTRAINTS

 

Conference date and location:

May 4, 2018

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

New York City

 

Deadline for submissions: January 5, 2018

 

Global Challenges: Borders, Populism and the Postcolonial Condition

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:37pm
Linnaeus University, Sweden
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

LNUC Concurrences, Linnaeus University, June 14-16, 2018. Sweden

Global Challenges: Borders, Populism and the Postcolonial Condition is an interdisciplinary

conference that brings together scholars in Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, History and Postcolonial

and Decolonial Studies. Confirmed keynote speakers are Dominick LaCapra, Carolyn Dean,

Boaventura de Sousa Santos, and Gurminder Bhambra. The conference considers current global

challenges in the light of the international development of the past 10 years. 2008 was the time when

the invasion of Iraq ground to a definitive halt, the global financial crisis unfolded, triggering a tactic of

CFA: Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute (Special Topic: "Infrastructure")

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:37pm
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Call for Applications

 

2018 Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute

“Infrastructure”

 

Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Asian Studies Summer Institute, to be held June 10-16, 2018.  This year’s Institute, co-directed by Leo Coleman (Hunter College/CUNY) and Jessamyn Abel (Penn State), focuses on the topic of “Infrastructure.”

Call for Papers for Trauma; 12th Issue of Watermark

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:35pm
California State University, Long Beach
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Watermark, the annual, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by graduate students in the English Department at California State University, Long Beach is now seeking submissions for the twelfth volume. The journal is dedicated to publishing original, critical, and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as representing current issues in the field of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for enlarging voices, only student work will be considered. 

 

Power in Dystopia: Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:16am
Boston University Department of Romance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

POWER IN DYSTOPIA

Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference

April 28th, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Jorge Olivera Castillo 

Call for Papers: 

“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” (Toni Morrison)

Travel Writing in Cases of Political Asylum and Refuge

updated: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:33am
Society for the Study of American Travel Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

After 6 years of terrible violence, the war in Syria grinds on, and after surviving harrowing journeys, millions of people remain displaced, trapped in camps, between “borders,” tangled in bureaucratic processes. Meanwhile, anti-refugee campaigns have gained traction in certain wealthy nations best suited to mitigate the suffering of innocent people. Though a refugee crisis of this magnitude and duration is rare on the world stage, such catastrophes are not new and, today, not limited to Syria. 

Travel Writing and Travel Bans

updated: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:32am
Society for the Study of American Travel Writing, ALA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

In June of 2015, United States President Donald J. Trump promised to build a border wall to impede the passage of Latin American individuals into the United States. This pledge propelled his unlikely campaign. On September 24, 2017, President Trump signed a third attempt at an executive order that would institute a temporary travel ban on individuals from Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Chad. These are only two recent instances of political bans and obstacles imposed on travel.

Re/Collections

updated: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 9:19am
Free Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, University of Calgary
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 30, 2017

Re/Collections

Free Exchange: University of Calgary Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

9-11 March 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 30th, 2017

 

Human Rights Now: Texts, Contexts, Comparisons

updated: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 9:17am
Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Anti-apartheid activist, Bishop Desmond Tutu, explained the African concept of “Ubuntu” in this way: “My humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in what is yours.” If connection is a way of being human, our actions impact others – human, animal, nature – and return to us in ways we cannot predict. Exploring the interconnectedness of humanity, humaneness, and human rights through texts, contexts, and comparisons, we invite papers for the 50th Annual Texas Tech University Comparative Literature Symposium on April 6-7, 2018.

 

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