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HISTORICIZING VIOLENCE: THE CONTESTED HISTORIES OF PRESENT DAY CONFLICT

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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:50pm
Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen, Centre for the History of Violence, University of Newcastle (Australia)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

 

HISTORICIZING VIOLENCE: THE CONTESTED HISTORIES OF PRESENT DAY CONFLICT

ROME Ÿ, 22-24 NOVEMBER 2017

Convened by the Centre for the History of Violence, University of Newcastle (Australia)

Special Issue TWC CFP: Fans of Color, Fandoms of Color (3/1/18; 3/15/19)

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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:49pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

In a 2015 essay in Transformative Works and Cultures, Rebecca Wanzo calls for “a new genealogy of fan studies” to begin to remedy the systemic oversight of race in fan studies. Drawing mostly from scholars who may not claim or be claimed by fan studies, Wanzo offers a genealogy of black popular culture theorists who have engaged in “black fan criticism and acafandom.”

Alterity and the Research Imagination Conference (Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon, 25-26 January 2018)

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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:37pm
Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

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.

En Route: Travel, Transport, Transit

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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:32pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Accounts of migration and displacement often focus on the bounded terrains of specific cities and the navigation of certain rooted sites, places of origin and/or destination. At the same time, cartographic and spatial terminology (e.g. “mapping,” “space,” “place,” “orientation”) are used in increasingly metaphorical ways, at the possible expense of more historical and/or materialist approaches to theorizing the global, the planetary, and the transnational. This panel invites contributors to examine the affective as well as material dimensions of being ‘in transit,’ the enabling condition of more familiar narrative tropes of exile, migration, travel and displacement.

Sylvia Townsend Warner and Modernism Conference

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:54am
Gemma Moss, Birmingham City University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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.

Trajectories: Travel, Migration and Exile in Literature – e-journal: TrOPICS, University of Reunion Island (France)

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:41am
Corinne Duboin / Université de La Réunion (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

"Trajectories: Travel, Migration and Exile in Literature" – e-journal: TrOPICS, University of Reunion Island (France)  

T(r)OPICS is an annual peer-reviewed open access e-journal publishing scholarly essays and book reviews from diverse fields of humanities including Literature, Arts, Cultural Studies, Language learning, Linguistics, Anthropology and Sociology. It is administered by the multidisciplinary research center DIRE (Displacement, Identity, Revision, Expression) at the University of Reunion Island, located in the South-West Indian Ocean.

Decorating Dissidence: Modernism, Feminism & the Arts

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:16am
Jade French, Queen Mary University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

DECORATING DISSIDENCE: MODERNISM, FEMINISM & THE ARTS
 CALL FOR PAPERS

3rd-4th November 2017
Queen Mary, University of London

‘FOR ME, THERE IS NO GAP BETWEEN MY PAINTING AND MY SO-CALLED ‘DECORATIVE’ WORK. I NEVER CONSIDERED THE ‘MINOR ARTS’ TO BE ARTISTICALLY FRUSTRATING; ON THE CONTRARY, IT WAS AN EXTENSION OF MY ART.’

    SONIA DELAUNAY

Decorating Dissidence takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to the work of female artists, designers, and writers to reassess the place of domestic art, craft, and the decorative in modernism.

Special Issue Proposal on Post-Colonial Nostalgia

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Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:44am
Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Simon Lewis and Giusi Russo, guest editors of the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies are seeking manuscript submissions for a special issue on post-colonial nostalgia to be published in the spring of 2019.

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