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Joint SALA-MLA panel: Image-Text Encounters in South Asian Graphic Narratives

updated: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:36am
South Asian Literary Association and Modern Language Association Joint Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Papers invited for the joint (guaranteed) South Asian Literary Association-MLA panel exploring the incorporation of South Asian visual and literary traditions in the subcontinent’s comics. Inspired by the MLA 2019 theme of “textual transactions,” this panel explores the constitutive relations among South Asian graphic narratives and the region’s local, folk and national visual as well as literary cultures. This panel is interested in teasing out what makes South Asian graphic narratives' image-text interactions distinct from that of Western comics. What visual frames of reference do they rely on? How are image and text mutually constitutive in Indian graphic narratives?

Diasporas, Aesthetics, and Southeast Asia

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 11:14am
Cheryl Naruse
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Please consider the following CFP for the guaranteed session at the 2019 Chicago MLA Convention. Diasporas, Aesthetics, and Southeast Asia

Forum: CLCS Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian Diasporic
What aesthetics (or anesthetics) do diasporic movements into/out of/within Southeast Asia generate? Comparative and multimedia approaches welcomed. 300 word abstracts and bios by 15 March 2018; Cheryl Narumi Naruse (cnaruse@tulane.edu).

Call for Papers Reconstructing the Social Sciences and Humanities: Antenor Firmin, Western Intellectual Tradition, and Black Atlantic Thought and Culture

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:14am
Drs. Celucien Joseph & Paul Mocombe
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

 

 

Call for Papers

Reconstructing the Social Sciences and Humanities: Antenor Firmin, Western Intellectual Tradition, and Black Atlantic Thought and Culture

Editors: Celucien L. Joseph, PhD, Paul Mocombe, PhD

 

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Fugitive Futures: Graduate Students of Color Un-Settling the University

updated: 
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:49pm
The University of Texas at Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Graduate Student Conference 
Fugitive Futures: Graduate Students of Color Un-Settling the University 

21-22 September 2018, The University of Texas at Austin 

 

“...the subversive intellectual came under false pretenses….Her labor is as necessary as it is unwelcome. The university needs what she bears but cannot bear what she brings”

—  Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study

 

Comedy and Power Conference

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:07am
Mixed Bill: Comedy and Gender Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 21, 2018

Mixed Bill’s
Comedy and Power Conference

9th-10th November 2018

Sheffield Hallam University, UK

 

Extended Deadline for "Maroons and Indigenous Peoples: Towards a Sustainable Future" (June 20-24, 2018)

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 11:21am
Charles Town International Maroon Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

"Maroons and Indigenous Peoples: Towards a Sustainable Future"

June 20-24, 2018, Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

 Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Charles Town International Maroon Conference welcomes papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in exploring this year's theme of sustainability. It will explore the ways Maroons and other Indigenous Peoples have evolved relationships with the environment that can provide resources for today's ecological challenges. Approaching "sustainability" in broad theoretical and cultural terms, the conference will consider the roles indigenous environments, peoples, histories, and cultures play in securing an ecologically sustainable future.

Art and Conflict: Investigating Cross-Disciplinary Methodologies

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:07am
University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 6, 2018

‘Art and Conflict: Investigating Cross-Disciplinary Methodologies’

Workshop 25 – 26 June 2018

VCA and Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

MLA 2019 - Humour in Literature from Africa and the Diaspora

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:06am
Adwoa Opoku-Agyemang
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

This panel will discuss the place of humour and laughter in African literatures and literatures from the African diaspora. What are the various ways in which humour manifests itself, and to what end? Diverse methodological approaches are welcome. Please send a 250-word proposal and a short bio. 

A New World?: Past Utopian Movements and Humanists' Directions for the Future

updated: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 8:04am
Moira Marquis/ UNC Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

This panel will take place at the 2019 MLA/AHA conference in Chicago on January 3-6, 2019. These conferences will take place only blocks apart. Since this is a joint conference, panelists may be either AHA or MLA members.

 

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