Cultures of Violence in South Asia EditorialSpecial Issue of Kairos: A Journal of Critical Symposium (Vol.2, Issue 1, 2017) While the Indian Subcontinent lays claim to a rich legacy of anti-colonialism borne out of Gandhian ideals of non-violence, it is fraught with periodic flare-ups of violence between the state, insurgency groups, religious organizations, among a wide spectrum of other actors. It could even be argued that the violence has been congenital to the nation-state formation in the Indian Subcontinent, as exemplified in the rich literary tradition of the Partition narratives by SaadatManto, Ahmed Ali, Khushwant Singh, and Bapsi Sidhwa.
CALL FOR PAPERS
April 21-22, 2017 | Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island
Professor of French, Boston University
CFP: Literacy, empathy and social sustainability conference
Place and date: Halmstad University, September 7-8, 2017
What role can reading fiction play in social literacy? This conference is a health and humanities conference and networking event for the public service professions. Within nursing education and schools the reading of fiction is part of the curriculum but voices can be heard asking if it is really that necessary and how it is useful. Librarians deal with literature every day. A perspective that these three share is that fiction can be a bridge in helping us understand different experiences and cultures.
A Survey on Absence
Salerno, 6th-7th July 2017
University of Salerno, Fisciano Campus
Aula Nicola Cilento
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
UNIVERSITY FOR FOREIGNERS OF PERUGIA
ANNA M. THORNTON
UNIVERSITY OF L’AQUILA
CALL FOR PAPERS
The crisis and collapse of Marxism as the dominant paradigm of left intellectual thought undoubtedly remains one of the most seismic shifts in the ideological history of the late twentieth century. With the collapse of actually existing socialism in the Soviet Union, the pressure of postmodern concepts, and the rise of new social protest movements in the spheres of race, gender, and sexual orientation, Marxism came to appear the ‘signifier par excellence of theoretical hubris, redundancy and error’ (Pendakis and Szeman, 2014). In the twenty-first century however, precipitated by the succession of economic and ecological crisis scenarios, Marxist criticism has experienced a critical resurgence.
The age of Trump has brought the issue of charisma in leadership to the fore. How does Lawrence help us understand the mutual attraction of leader and acolyte? Lawrence wrote about charisma in personal and political relationships, and his contemporaries found him charismatic. Papers might consider how Lawrence represents charisma, how his ideas of leadership change, or how others responded to him. Please send abstract by March 15 to Joyce Wexler: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizer: Jap-Nanak Makkar, University of Virginia, email@example.com
Deadline: March 1, 2017 (email abstract, bio & AV requirements to organizer)
Special Session, MLA 2018, New York City
Please consider submitting to a special session, proposed to take place at MLA 2018 in New York City, on “Global Literature and Technology.”
Analyses/Rereadings/Theories (A/R/T Journal) is a peer-reviewed journal that has been created with a view to providing a forum for analyzing and discussing issues of immediate relevance for contemporary literary and cultural studies.
The editors would like to invite submission of contributions for its seventh issue, to be published by Winter 2017. We invite original articles, reviews and interviews addressing any topics related to Anglophone literature and culture.
The contributions should be between 4000 and 6000 words long. Each contribution will be anonymously reviewed (double-blind review). The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is 16 April 2017.
Open Call for Papers, Issue 2.2 (Winter 2017)
BEYOND THE BODY:
Explorations in Post-humanism and Trans-humanism
SAGES Fifth Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron
March 16, 2017