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Postcolonial Infrastructure [EXTENDED]

updated: 
Friday, January 6, 2023 - 5:48am
Annual Conference of the German Association for Postcolonial Studies (GAPS) University of Konstanz, 18-20 May 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Extended Deadline: 31 January 2023

 

Mobility systems, urban planning, markets, educational facilities, digital appliances: infrastructure organizes social life, assigns subject positions, and enables or prevents cultural exchange. Yet its powerful role often goes unnoticed as most infrastructure is designed to recede into the half-conscious background of daily life. In recent years, researchers in several fields have begun to uncover the sociopolitical hierarchies and resistant forces at work in the construction, maintenance, transformation, and dismantling of infrastructure. Postcolonial studies has much to contribute to this research—and vice versa.

Haiti and Africa: Unearthing and Exploring the Roots, Connections, and Possibilities

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 6:18pm
CUNY Haitian Studies Institute @ Brooklyn College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

 

The keynote presentation, panels and roundtables will focus on the historical connections between Haiti and Africa, and the cultural, political, social, and economic specificities of Haiti that derive directly and indirectly from those connections. The conference will explore how the transatlantic slave trade and the colonial era, through the revolutionary and the post-independence shape contemporary Haitian realities. Papers will also seek parallels and intersections among contemporary Haitian and African realities as emergence of shared colonial and neocolonial experiences, and take stock of current intellectual, cultural, political, and economic links and gaps between Haiti and Africa.

Global Decadence, Race, and the Futures of Decadence Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 2:47pm
Cherrie Kwok
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Dates: March 31 to April 1 2023

Location: Online

Plenary Speakers: Shola Von Reinhold and Robert Stilling (FSU)

Roundtable: Adam Alston (Goldsmiths), Peter Bailey (University of the Bahamas), Jane Desmarais (Goldsmiths), Kristin Mahoney (Michigan State), Michèle Mendelssohn (Oxford).

Chair: Cherrie Kwok (University of Virginia)

Vice Chairs: Joe McLaughlin (University of Toronto) and Amy Sailer (University of Utah)

Website: decadence-2023.com

Call for Papers: Decolonial Subversions 2023 Annual Issue

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:36am
Decolonial Subversions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 14, 2023

It is not difficult to view our current historical period as a time of crisis, of a deep dissolution of humanity in the widespread colonial domination of social and environmental landscapes.

Palimpsests of identity and memory: contemporary perspectives on South Asian diaspora literatures

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:20am
Roshni Sengupta/ School of Modern Media, UPES
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

The South Asian diaspora remains one of the fastest expanding and culturally, politically, and financially influential diasporic groups in the world. Interestingly, for scholars and observers of diasporic literature, it is also a prolific producer of literary works that reflect processes of identity and community formation, diasporization, homemaking, cultural preservation and conservation of diasporic heritage.

1st International Conference on Literature, Film and Web Adaptations: Adaptations and Appropriations (Hybrid Mode)

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:18am
Brainware University, Department of English & Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2023

New technologies have often been viewed with strong skepticism for instance the advent of photography transformed painting, the introduction of vehicles substituted horse-carriages and the emergence of cinema replaced books. Plato’s horror over the destruction of ‘memory’ with the invention of ‘writing’ is perhaps synonymous to the inherent connection between ‘literature’ and ‘film’. In the preface of The Nigger of the Narcissus, Conrad states, “My task which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel-it is, before all, to make you see” (1897). Griffith declares that the task of a filmmaker is the same as the novelist’s, to make people see through cinema.

Post-Otherness in Literature, Culture, and Language. New Strategies for the Validation of Identity

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:14am
Faculty of Letters, University of Oradea, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Starting from the assumption that identity (seen as a relationship with one's self) and individuality (seen as a relationship of the self with the group) are both discursive constructs, we presume that it is the uniqueness of these constructs that confers authenticity and validation to a particular person/community/society. This issue is a subject already widely researched and problematized in theories of otherness from the perspective of dealing with diversity or even with social distancing and alienation.

Outsider/s Conference 2023 - Brighton

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:11am
Outside/rs Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2023

Our conference theme:  Solidarity With/In the Community

We are currently in a period of greater divides and contestation within our society, especially when it comes to those who exist in queer, marginal or dissident relations to normativity in its various guises.

This feeling of division and the fight for solidarity both inside and outside our communities is a common experience for queer, trans or LGBTQIA+ people, as well as BIPOC communities, disabled and neurodiverse people, working class and colonised populations, and others still.

Uncovering British Chinese Cultures

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:08am
Dresden University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Call for Papers: Uncovering British Chinese Cultures

 

TU Dresden, Germany

 8-9 August 2023

 

XIII Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:08am
The Lisbon Consortium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

FUTURE/FUTURES 

 

For centuries thinking about the future was basically an optimist and progress driven endeavor, aimed at advancing towards the best of possible worlds through the improvement of science and technology.  

ROUTLEDGE BOOK SERIES: South Asian Literature in Focus

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 11:10pm
ROUTLEDGE, Taylor & Francis, Informa, Informa UK Limited
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

BOOK SERIES: South Asian Literature in Focus (Routledge, Global Edition) 

Series Editors: Goutam Karmakar, Puspa Damai, Payel Pal, Deimantas Valančiūnas

The Aesthetics of Rights and Wrongs

updated: 
Monday, January 2, 2023 - 5:56am
University of South-Eastern Norway, Drammen
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Call for Papers 

The Aesthetics of Rights and Wrongs

University of South-Eastern Norway, Drammen  19-22 June 2023

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International Conference - Afterlives of Empire in the Public Imagination (Sapienza University of Rome)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - 7:12pm
Sapienza University of Rome (Department of European, American and Intercultural Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS 

The resurgence of nationalist ideologies in Europe and the US has reignited interest in the histories and legacies of modern Empires. As of late, this has been strongly visible in the UK. The role of imperial nostalgia in the debates that paved the way for Brexit has drawn the attention of historians and cultural critics to how the memories and myths of Empire informed Europe-free imaginaries. Recent historical works have fruitfully investigated the legacies and memory of Empire in the UK and the unaddressed legacies of colonial rule, such as, in Caroline Elkins’s phrase, its “legac[ies] of violence”.

Tradition and Experimentation in Irish Literature since Modernism (Call for Articles)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 12:21pm
University of Lodz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

The tension between adherence to traditional modes of expression, and experimentation has underlain modern Irish literature. Regarded as the epitome of Modernist experimental writing, James Joyce went so far in pushing the boundaries of what constituted prose as to become the object of criticism from such different commentators as Lukács and Pound, both of whom found fault with Joyce for the radicalness of experiment, particularly in Finnegans Wake. However, Joyce himself considered his work to be firmly set in the realist tradition. At a time when he was yet to publish his first collection of lyrics, W. B.

Constructions of Identity 11 - Transmission

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 12:19pm
Department of English Language and Literature Babeș-Bolyai University (Romania)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Constructions of Identity 11 - Transmission

Department of English Language and Literature

Babeș-Bolyai University (Romania)

 

 

Conference dates: 18-20 May 2023

Conference venue: Faculty of Letters, 31 Horea St., Cluj-Napoca

Conference website: coming soon

  

Cinema and Cinematic Television in the Age of Netflix: A Study of the Global South

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 11:58am
Shakti Jaising/Drew University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Chapter contributions are welcomed for an edited scholarly volume on the global impact of streaming services, crucially Netflix. The American company Netflix has, owing to its pioneering role, become synonymous with the world of streaming. The growing list of “Netflix Nations” (to invoke the title of Ramon Lobato’s 2019 book) means that there are only a few territories such as China, Iran, North Korea, and Syria that remain outside its purview. In recent years, a number of streaming giants have emerged in the Western world– mostly notably, Amazon and Disney+ –that compete tightly within international markets.

Teaching of Writing Conference

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Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 6:39pm
Rhetoric and Writing Program, Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Wayne State University’s Rhetoric & Writing Program and Wayne’s Rhetoric Society of America (WRSA) chapter present:

Teaching of Writing Conference: Rhetoric outside the lines

CCLA Post-Magical Realist Worlds Research Group Special Topic Panel: "Salman Rushdie’s Oeuvre in the Reckoning and Re-imagining Conversation.”

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Saturday, December 17, 2022 - 2:41pm
Canadian Comparative Literature Association / Association Canadienne de Littérature Comparée (CCLA/ACLC)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2023

Canadian Comparative Literature Association / Association Canadienne de Littérature Comparée (CCLA/ACLC) Conference

May 29 to June 1, 2023 at York University, in conjunction with the 2023 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Call for Special Topic Panel Paper Presentations 

The Post-Magical Realist Worlds research group invites contributions to the special topic panel: "Salman Rushdie’s Oeuvre in the Reckoning and Re-imagining Conversation.”

CCLA/ACLC Congress Theme: Reckonings and Re-imaginings in Comparative Literature

[last day] Volume 1, Issue 1: "Crossings" in Undergraduate Feminist Research

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Friday, December 16, 2022 - 3:04am
Crossings: Swarthmore Undergraduate Feminist Research Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2022

Crossings is a new, open-access undergraduate interdisciplinary research journal at Swarthmore College that provides a forum for discourse on feminist theory and scholarship. The title is inspired by M. Jacqui Alexander’s Pedagogies of Crossing, which takes as its basis the concept of the Middle Passage, the Crossing, to understand Black transnational feminism’s erosion of boundaries —disciplinary conventions, respectability politics, national borders, and bodies that are gendered, sexualized, and racialized, among others kinds of categories—  in relation to empire and postmodernity. 

LANDSCAPE & GARDEN IN ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM

updated: 
Sunday, December 11, 2022 - 2:47pm
(Kate Saubestre) Graduate Center for Literary Research / University of California, Santa Barbara
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2023

We are excited to announce that submissions for the GCLR graduate conference LANDSCAPE & GARDEN IN ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM are now open. The graduate conference will be held in person at UCSB on Saturday, May 27, 2023. 

 

We are currently accepting proposals from graduate students, postdoctoral, and emergent scholars from UCSB and other institutions who are interested in giving a 20-minute paper. Please send a title and abstract to gclr@complit.ucsb.edu with the subject line "Landscape & Garden" by March 3, 2022.

 

Projecting the Past and Recalling the Future: Orienting the Self in Time

updated: 
Sunday, December 11, 2022 - 2:42pm
UNM Languages, Cultures and Literatures Department
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 29, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

Projecting the Past and Recalling the Future: Orienting the Self in Time

15th annual Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference

The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

April 7-8, 2023

Keynote lecture to be delivered by: Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Denison University

Reading Conflicts: Bodies, Spaces, Affects

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 12:42pm
Department of English, The University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

As Russia began its invasion of Ukraine earlier this year, we saw a massive outpouring of
support and statements of solidarity from different corners of the globe. This news brought
conflict to the fore of white, US- and Euro-centric consciousness in a way that Palestine,
Kashmir, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Armenia had failed to do. This impulse to
selectively engage and empathize invites a careful consideration of which conflicts find space
and articulation in particular discourses and, perhaps more importantly, which do not. We invite
you to think with us on conflict - excavate the ways in which it challenges or reinforces

A Wide Shot: Expanding the Frame on Melvin Van Peebles

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 11:55am
Black Camera: An International Film Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Call for Close-Up Submissions A Wide Shot: Expanding the Frame on Melvin Van Peebles

 

Popular Representations of the Indian Ocean during the Independence Era (1950s-1970s)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 9:57am
Université de La Réunion
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Date: September 7-8-9, 2023

Conference venue: Université de La Réunion (La Réunion, France)

Conveners: Sonja Malzner (University of Luxembourg), Corinne Duboin and Frédéric Garan (University of Réunion Island)

This conference is held within the framework of a research project, “Popkult60” (Transnational popular culture - Europe in the 'long' 1960s), which involves three European universities: University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg), University of Saarbrücken (Germany), University of Jena (Germany). The event is organized in partnership with the Observatory of Indian Ocean Societies (OSOI) at the University of Réunion Island (Réunion, France).

African Literature Association Panel (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

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Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 9:01pm
African Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 10, 2022

Intra-African Migration and Kinship Structures: Reframing Afropolitanism  

 

Afropolitanism has generated a great deal of debate and discussion, and many panels on Afropolitanism have been organized at African Literature Association conferences since the first such a panel in 2015.  These discussions often point out how Afropolitan concepts can question national and geographical affiliations and dislodge fixed ideas of belonging in the contemporary world. Too often the scholarship focuses on Africans’ connections to the West, a focus that has provoked significant controversies and disagreements.

Growth and Resistance: Exploring Tensions, Conflicts, and the Emergence of Identity in the Humanities

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 7:37pm
The Acacia Group CSU Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2023

2023 Acacia Group Annual Academic Conference

California State University, Fullerton

Friday March 10th and Saturday March 11th

 

“To be free comes not from changing or fixing this world, but from seeing this world as it is and opening the heart in the midst of it.” J. Krishnamurti

 

Edited Collection - Irish Writers and State Bureaucracy (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 7:28pm
Jonathan Foster (Stockholm University), Elliott Mills (Trinity College Dublin), and Karl O'Hanlon (Maynooth University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2023

 

CFP: Edited Collection -  Irish Writers and State Bureaucracy

Jonathan Foster (Stockholm University), Elliott Mills (Trinity College Dublin), and Karl O’Hanlon (Maynooth University)

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