We are inviting submissions for a forthcoming edited volume that analyse and survey folk narratives from India’s Northeast. The eight north-eastern states—Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, Assam, Manipur and Sikkim—have a wealth of narratives that are likely to function as alternative history beyond the generic cultural and geographical assumptions of the history of the Northeast as part of a ‘greater’ Indian history. The polyphonic potential of these narratives can be explored in multiple ways including historical, literary, sociological and political, but not exclusively such.
Proposed Seminar for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) in Utrecht, The Netherlands (July 6-9, 2017)
Luisa Banki, University of Wuppertal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Franziska Humphreys, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (email@example.com)
Materiality and Affect of Reading
This roundtable addresses the negotiation of the textual authority of those who call themselves or are called "women" vis à vis critical approaches in feminist and translation theory. The convergence of feminist and translation studies allows for the examination of power differentials in relation to women's roles as authors, translators, and activists. Moreover, this criticism has been useful in revealing the historical and present silencing of women's contributions as cultural agents. The goal of this roundtable is to consider how translation brings global and historical feminisms into dialogue, and in doing so, challenges legacies of hegemonic cultural authority.
Since its emergence, cinema has been preoccupied with the relationship between film and politics, and across its long history filmmakers have explored the relationship between film and social change. This history seemed to reach its apogee in the 1960s with the global explosion of radical filmmakers intent on exploring cinema’s revolutionary capacities. Of these movements, Godard’s political modernist cinema and Latin American third cinema are the most well-known and have since come to stand as both the height and limit of a politically committed film practice.
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD 23-26 March 2017
The Department of Philology, Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti
The Centre of Literary Studies, Linguistics, Theory of Criticism and Culture
in collaboration with
The Department of English Studies, University of Cyprus
invite you to the international conference
Arts of Healing: Cultural Narratives of Trauma
Canadian Review of American Studies, a journal published by the University of Toronto, is seeking review articles for upcoming issues. Typically, a review article surveys three recently published books that explore similar or intersecting themes, summarizing the main issues raised between texts and offering a critical perspective of the given field.
CRAS is currently accepting review article submissions on a wide range of topics in the context of American literature, culture, and politics.
Please contact the Reviews Editor, Chris Vanderwees, with any questions or suggestions pertaining to review articles.
13–15 December 2016
Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea
The world has entered into the age of universal economic crisis. In this second decade of the twenty-first century, the long shadow of economic downturn and instability looms over not only traditionally underdeveloped countries and regions, but the superpowers of global economy, such as the US, the EU, and China. At the time when economy is at once a global priority and the source of worldwide anxiety, fear, and uncertainty, and when economic crisis seems to accelerate the crisis of humanities and higher education, the ELLAK will organize an international forum to reconfigure the interface of literature and economy and redefine the social parameters of literary studies.
Below is an abstract for the upcoming SEA conference, March 2-4, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Please feel free to email me with your abstract proposal, and please include a CV. THE AMERICAN ROMANCE IN 2016 Amanda Louise Johnson, Rice University firstname.lastname@example.org This panel addresses the American romance in light of recent developments in early American studies. While many Britishists accepted the ascendancy of the anglophone novel, others challenged this teleology, and the transatlantic turn has invited us to consider whether the romance genre survived the New World.
Call for Papers
ELN 56.1, Winter 2018 (Duke University Press)
Nan Goodman, editor
While we may no longer be in the era of binary adjectives classifying bodies into categories that blind them into the oblivion of male and female, the representation of the female body still lacks the means to escape its demarcations. Today, in both novel and film, a disruptive, secondary female character that destructs, tricks or merely accompanies the male body is a common if not normal part of the narrative. This latter is usually perfect in proportions, immobile and does not use her body except for its own objectification. Yet, fictional or science fictional representation of female body is breaking away from this secondary characterization.
Conference dates: November 18 & 19, 2016, NUI Galway
KEY NOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT:
We are delighted to now reveal the first of our keynote speakers: Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington.
Micheline is the granddaughter of the renowned Irish suffragette Hanna Sheehy Skeffington. In 2014, Micheline won an Equality Tribunal case against NUI Galway, for discrimination on the basis of gender in the 2009 NUI Galway round of promotions to Senior Lecturer. She is the first female academic to achieve this in Ireland. Since then she has continued to campaign tirelessly for equality in Ireland's third level institutions.
Revolutionary Genders 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS (CFP)
Precarious Subjects: Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Refugee Narratives
Conference Dates: February 24th - 26th, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Gavin Jones
The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy, edited by Bruce Krajewski and Joshua Heter, will be a book in Open Court Publishing Company’s Popular Culture and Philosophy series: http://www.opencourtbooks.com/categories/pcp.htm.The Saturn Award-nominated Amazon Production entitled "The Man in the High Castle" is based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name. The series explores a counter-factual history for a post-World War II USA, an answer to the question: What if the United States had lost WWII and been divided between Germany’s National Socialists and the Japanese?