The editors invite contributions for an essay collection provisionally titled (Un)Ethical Futures: Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction. The collection will explore the ethical concerns of utopian and dystopian science fiction (sf) from a global, comparative perspective. The editors particularly encourage submissions examining non-Anglo-American literature and comparative studies of world sf traditions.
world literatures and indigenous studies
In an era rife with cultural anxieties, the role of the multicultural writer is more vital than ever, particularly when the cultural norms of those existing outside of mainstream culture are increasingly challenged, censured, or overshadowed by the biases of the majority. Whether by documenting the disorienting experiences of immigrants seeking to establish new lives in places far from their countries of origin or the decades-long struggles of minorities to gain a firmer foothold in the societies around them, multicultural writers often serve as chroniclers of the cultures from which their characters—and they themselves—come, providing their readers with a deeper appreciation for the rich histories and traditions that shape those cultures and ideally hel
The concept of ‘identity’ has of late acquired much resonance inside and outside academia. Identity has become in today’s globalized world more fundamental than ever before to the endeavor of addressing theoretical and political issues relating to ‘nationality,’ ‘nation (-state) borders,’ ‘history,’ ‘ethnicity,’ and other, perhaps more urgent, issues of ethnic conflicts, immigration, and refugees. The complexity of each of these entities and the interplay of most of them point, together, to the insufficiencies apparent in those ‘fixed’ understandings of the concept of identity. Fixed, or essentialized, views of identity put emphasis on roots, continuity, tradition, and timelessness... .
We want to offer researchers the possibility to reflect on “German” in all its facets and its place in the world.
We are interested in academic studies focusing on the analysis of Linguistics Theories; Language Form; Language Meaning; Language in Context; Teaching Methodologies; Theories of Second or Foreign Language Acquisition; Theories of Second or Foreign Language Teaching; Technology used in the Classroom; Materials Design; Curriculum Development; Historical Linguistics and more as they relate to German language.
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?
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 (email@example.com).
The Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies of University College Cork, with the support of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures (CASiLaC), has great pleasure in inviting you to the Beyond Borders?New Formulations in Hispanic and Lusophone Studies’June 28 - 29, 2018University College Corkhttps://beyondbordersucc.wordpress.com This symposium aims to offer postgraduate and early-career researchers the opportunity to gather in a formative space to transverse spatial, temporal, and linguistic borders and perspectives. The current situation of the disciplines beneat
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The Fourth International Symposium on Intermedial Studies
Intermedial Practice and Theory in Comparison
Hangzhou, China, 15-17 November 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
"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.