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CFP: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2018

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
Laura Barrio-Vilar / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

The general conference theme is “bridges,” so we are especially interested in presentations that build bridges between and among texts, disciplines, people, cultures, media, languages, and generations.

Ecofictions and Ecorealities of Latin America and the Hispanic/Latino- a/Latinx Worlds

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:04pm
Ana María Mutis / Trinity University, Elizabeth Pettinaroli / Rhodes College, Ilka Kressner /SUNY Albany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2017

We invite contributions to an edited volume on comparative ecocritical studies of Latin American writing, film visual art, and performance that address the topic of ecological violence. How do writers, filmmakers, visual, performance artists, and practitioners of other forms of material culture conceptualize, visualize, and describe ecological vulnerability and insecurity? What are their strategies to convey the acts of violence on the environment that, as Rob Nixon explains in his definition of “slow violence”, are all too often invisible because they are “dispersed across time and space”? Which forms of expression are chosen, alongside and beyond conventional genres, to help apprehend ecological destruction and threats?

Mazaa: Rethinking fun and pleasure in South Asia

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 2:45pm
Brandeis University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mazaa: Rethinking Fun and Pleasure in South Asia

 

Call for Papers

 

March 23, 2018

Brandeis University

 

We invite papers from advanced graduate students and junior scholars from any discipline for a one-day workshop to be held at Brandeis University that addresses fun, pleasure and play, with an eye towards rethinking the role of the critic in relation to her object of study in South Asian Studies more broadly.

2018 British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:51pm
British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

We welcome a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates. Thus we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural panel proposals.

Globalization and Cultural Production in the Maghreb

updated: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:20am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NEMLA convention (April 12-15, 2018; Pittsbugh, PA)
Globalization and Cultural Production in the Maghreb

Session Chairs:
Alexandra Gueydan-Turek (Swarthmore College)
Neil Doshi (University of Pittsburgh)

How to Make a Minority: Nationalism and Identity in the Postcolonial World

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:47pm
Maryam Wasif Khan/ ACLA Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

While much of the Anglophone world remains transfixed on the rise of the majoritarian right in the United States and Britain, little attention is paid to the nationalist politics that have defined daily existence in states such as Pakistan and India, or Egypt, Turkey and parts of the Middle East through the dialectic of minoritization in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This panel is interested in the cultural apparatus—literature, media, museums etc.—that has become indispensable in the making of national identities in the postcolonial state. What are the systems of “social reference,” to use Edward Said’s phrase, that enable the construction of a volk, of the people who constitute the nation?

Ecotones 3 – Indian Ocean: Ecotones, Contact Zones, and Third Spaces

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:47pm
University of Reunion Island
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Ecotones 3 – Indian Ocean: Ecotones, Contact Zones, and Third Spaces

Observatory for Indian Ocean Societies

University of Reunion Island

in partnership with EMMA (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3) and MIGRINTER (CNRS-Université de Poitiers),

"Ecotones" Program (2015-2020): Ecotones: Encounters, Crossings, and Communities

 

June 14-15, 2018

 

https://emma.www.univ-montp3.fr/fr/valorisation-partenariats/programmes-...éens-et- internationaux/ecotones

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

REMINDER: ACLA seminar: Teaching Race in the 21st Century: Anti-Racist Pedagogies in Literary, Media, and Performance Studies (paper proposals DUE by September 21)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:46pm
ACLA Conference 2018 (March 29-April 1), University of California, Los Angeles, CA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

ACLA Seminar: Teaching Race in the 21st Century: Anti-Racist Pedagogies in Literary, Media, and Performance Studies

ACLA Annual Meeting (March 29-April 1, 2018)
University of California, Los Angeles, CA

https://www.acla.org/seminar/teaching-race-21st-century-anti-racist-peda...

Seminar Description:

Culture at Our Borders

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:20pm
ACLA Annual Meeting (UCLA, LA, April 29-March 1, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

It has become increasingly difficult today to characterize cultural belonging. This is not to suggest that cultures have disappeared but that it has become impossible to think of them as homogeneous, providing us with totalizing expressions of collective identity. The globalizing movement of modernity, the deterritorializing flows of its economic relations and the migration that follows it show that the borders between cultures have dissolved while the concept of culture itself is more than ever characterized by internal tensions. It is then neither cultural identity nor its constitutive outside that is central to culture but rather the movement in which it already resides.

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