Call for Papers - Ilha do Desterro´s Thematic Issue: Posthumanism
Seeking one more paper to fill out a panel for the Society of Early Americanist Conference in Tulsa, March 2017.
Social factors such as race, gender, and class influence relationships of power between individuals and groups, separating those with access to cultural, political, and financial resources from those without. Functioning as overlapping lenses through which to examine cultural texts, they can be used as tools with which to condone or contest repression and domination in the daily lives of individuals.
Literature from the Antipodes has become increasingly influential. The New Zealand writers Janet Frame, Katherine Mansfield, Keri Hulme, Alan Duff; Australian writers Colleen McCullough, Joan Lindsay, and Miles Franklin are only a few of the prominent names. Significant antipodal literature has recently explored themes of colonial versus native cultures, nation building, indigenous culture and nature versus imposed Western vision of what should be.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
March 23-26, 2017
Northeast Modern Language Association
Nationalisme sans frontières: The National Francophone Text
Scholarship on the global Middle Ages has flourished in recent years, examining the role that a
global community played in the medieval period. Such work demonstrates the remarkable links
between various civilizations in the medieval period and the extent to which the Middle Ages truly
were a hotbed of trade. Recent scholarship has considered the cultural interactions of trade, literary
transmission, pilgrimage, religious conversion, explorers, colonization, and military expeditions. For
instance, literary scholars have shown that the story of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, traveled from
India through texts in Armenian, Arabic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Greek, Latin, Russian, and other versions,
Please submit proposals through the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/cfp. The number for this panel is 16135.
Assessing the Women of Achebe’s Fiction
"East/West: Ruptures and Convergences," An International Conference, 1-2 December, 2016
New deadline for abstract submissions:
September 10, 2016
full name / name of organization:
The Department of English, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
We are currently seeking finished, previously unpublished articles for an edited anthology under contract, entitled “Transgressing the Limit: Borders and Liminality in Philosophy and Literature.” This article will serve as a substitute piece for an author who has dropped out of the process.
The panel “Spaces / Borders / Identity” deals with the spatial dimension of migration movements in Europe and focuses especially on aspects of identity formations und identity negotiations in border spaces. It is primarily concerned with the discussion of migration as a border-crossing process that challenges spatial borders and that enables and necessitates the constitution of complex identities. It also considers translocal and transnational identities in flux, as they can be described by theoretical concepts important to cultural studies such as orientalism (Edward Said), “third space” and hybridity (Homi Bhabha), contact zones (Mary Louise Pratt) and border spaces as heterotopias.