Transnational Spaces of the Americas
Transnational Spaces of the Americas
CFP Issue 6.1 - Reminder
Displaced Subjects: Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Critical Refugee Studies
Edited by Tina Chen (Penn State) and Cathy Schlund-Vials (University of CT-Storrs)
– CALL FOR PAPERS –
(para la traducción de esta convocatoria al español, ver abajo)
Practice, Policy, & Resistance
Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2018
This session will explore the rationale of Post-postcolonial revisionism introduced by the US as global colonizer from Post-postcolonial Pakistani Literature while focusing on the post 9/11 social misrepresentations. There are four aspects which highlight the theme of the session (US as Global Colonizer): 1) US hegemony in the form of Revisionism, through social misrepresentations and exploitation 2) The recursivity of nuclear power and American domination that alludes to the evolving “great game” in Afghanistan 3) Welfare of Imperialism: American influence on Paksitan’s internal policies and minority rights in Pakistan, and 4) The relationship between US (neocolonizer) and Pakistan (colonized) in the aftermath of 9/11.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among the most prominent and admired young writers of African Europhone fiction. As a Nigerian and Igbo author, she has been linked with one of her renowned predecessors, Chinua Achebe. Indeed Achebe himself paid tribute to Adichie's talent, observing that "Adichie came almost fully made." Clearly one of the influences that shaped that talent has been Achebe's own fiction. Adichie's novels and shorter fiction allude to and draw on elements of Achebe's work, and this panel will explore dimensions of storytelling, history, politics, gender, and culture that create a complex and rich dialogue between the two authors.
The British Academy Writing Workshops 2018
Hyderabad, 11-14 December 2018
“Global Southern Epistemologies”
Link to Application Form: https://globalsouthern.hcommons.org/sample-page/
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
This session will present work by scholars on the literature, movements, activism, and cultural production from the regions of Latin/South America, Africa, and Asia, which have, in a showcase of imperial language, been described as the “Third World” by those in the industrial West. This session topic is vital and timely as the Trump administration’s rhetoric toward Africa as having “shithole countries” and the United States’ history of colonization as “taming countries” calls upon us all to actively resist such violently colonial discourse with the narratives, stories, and experiences directly from the people of these areas.
Call for papers for a roundtable at the 2019 Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Washington, D.C., March 21-24, 2019.
Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2018.
This panel will explore whether global city fiction is a viable category for global Anglophone fiction, and if so, whether the genre can facilitate revisions of dominant concepts in postcolonial or global studies.
Even among the modernists with whom he is frequently grouped, Joseph Conrad, the Polish-born former mariner who, in his third language, reinvented himself as a British novelist, is a singularly resonant and deeply fraught figure. Conrad’s biography and work anticipate both the figure and the preoccupations of the transnational and transcultural artist. In a 1906 letter, Henry James wrote to Conrad, “No one has known – for intellectual use – the things you know.” How Conrad rendered what he “knew” is critical to literary developments of the last century. Much of the scholarship on Conrad, however, has focused on his impressionism or, more controversially, on his view of imperialism. Was he, in his partial sympathy for subjugated people, and his attack