The Anthropocene: Fiction and the End(s) of Human Ecologies
Guest Editor: Robert P. Marzec
Deadline for Submissions: 1 March 2017
The Anthropocene: Fiction and the End(s) of Human Ecologies
CFP, RMMLA 2017 Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers: Asian Comparative Literature and Film
We welcome paper proposals exploring the broad theme of “Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers” in Asian comparative literature and film. Papers might, for example, consider how national borders and cultural boundaries are circumscribed, maintained, crossed, modified, moved, or eliminated as well as their implications for identity, representation, conflict, and cooperation. Barriers might be considered in either a literal or figurative sense. Topics may include, but are not limited to
• Political and familial division
• Migration, travel, and the expatriate experience
• Postcolonial and diasporic identity
On July 1, 2017, ESC: English Studies in Canada will be moving from its long-time home at the University of Alberta to its new residence at Western University. To mark this occasion, and as a parting editorial gesture, the Co-Editors will publish a special issue on the theme of “transitions.” The theme avails itself of multiple disciplinary, theoretical, methodological, cultural, political, historical, and other contextual investments. In recognizing that broad applicability, our capacious understanding of the term is designed to invite widespread and diverse interest.
Harf: A Journal of South Asian Studies invites academic work from undergraduate and graduate students working on South Asia. We are a new journal published out of McGill University in Montreal. We welcome all submissions pertaining to the anthropology, history, literatures, and religions of South Asia. We are interested, particularly, in essays that explore marginalized voices, communities, practices, and concepts. Submissions must be double-spaced and 15-30 pages in length, inclusive of all endnotes, footnotes, and bibliography. Submissions must be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style as per the notes and bibliography system.
The First Galway Digital Cultures Initiative Conference
The Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, 11-12 May 2017
2nd Call - Closing 3 February 2017
We have already received a number of proposals for presentations ranging from digital activism and social media poetics to experimental digital aesthetics and genres. We welcome further proposals on these and other topics related to the conference theme, and also accept reflective performances or presentations of creative digital works.
The “LLC – International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture” is a peer reviewed journal. We welcome submissions focusing on theories, methods and applications in Linguistics, Literature and Culture.
According to LLC policy, the journal will provide:
– An agile and objective review procedure
(a review form is available on the website: see submission part)
– A letter of acceptance, which is issued right after positive reviews
– No additional costs for hard copies and post fees
CFP: Humor, globalization, and culture-specificity in modern and contemporary art (Haarlem, the Netherlands, June 16, 2017)
Frans Hals Museum│ De Hallen Haarlem; Radboud University Nijmegen, Open University, the Netherlands, June 16, 2017
Deadline for abstract submission: March 1, 2017
Date of notification: March 15, 2017
Humor, globalization, and culture-specificity in modern and contemporary art
The Stories We Tell: Forceful Discourses and the Veracity of Narrative(s)
An Interdisciplinary Conference
Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conference
University of California, Merced
April 22nd 2017
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University
Prof. Greg Salyer
LIT-500-Q1414 Literary Theory
Theoretical Analysis at Work
Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University
Invites you to the
First International Literary Conference
(Sponsored by the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy and the South Asian Diaspora International Researchers' Network, Monash University, Australia)
The Cultures of New India
18th-19th February 2017 (www.conference.srmu.ac.in)
CALL FOR PAPERS: Performing Epic/Epic Performance
A panel at the Tenth Celtic Conference in Classics
19-22 July, 2017 in Montreal, Canada
Co-Hosted by McGill University and Université de Montréal
This panel invites participants to a conversation at the intersection of theory and practice on Homeric epic performance. We are interested in how diverse contemporary performance practices, especially "durational" performances, can help enliven our understanding of Homeric performance.
M. Wynn Thomas Prize 2017
Proposals are invited for a session on “Minority Cultural Production and the Ethics of Pedagogies of Dissent” to be held at the American Studies Association conference in Chicago, Illinois from November 9-12th 2017.
Perhaps no other set of cultural objects has been more repeatedly called upon in pedagogies of dissent than minority cultural productions. Indeed, minority cultural production is often tasked to teach histories of domination and resistance along the axis of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Yet, such a task can often slides into liberal pedagogies of sympathetic identification and tolerance in which the aim is no longer material social transformation but personal understanding.
In his essay “Reflections on Exile,” the Arab intellectual Edward Said noted that the difference between earlier exiles and those of our own times is “scale”: “our age—with its modern warfare, imperialism, and the quasi-theological ambitions of totalitarian rulers—is indeed the age of the refugee, the displaced person, and mass migration.” Exile and migration—the experiences of being separated from one’s homeland—have informed intellectual, cultural, artistic and political thought since antiquity all over the world.
In the Spirit of Nationalism: Reconsidering the Intersections of Nation and Literature
Department of English Tenth Graduate Student Conference
University of Ottawa
17-19 March 2017
Current events, such as Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Brexit vote, and the international affairs policies instilled by the Republican Party in the US, encourage a reconsideration of the concepts of nation, nationalism, and the nation centre. What has been the role of the nation in shaping cultural identities? What is the current place of the nation in a globalized world? Are nations defined by geographical boundaries? What is the role of literature as it intersects with these matters throughout history?
Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry
Special Issue: Genre in Africa
Guest Edited by Tsitsi Jaji and Lily Saint
This special issue considers genre from the perspective of the history of African cultural production. African postcolonialities present uniquely generative lenses through which to examine a pressing question in contemporary literary studies: what is genre good for today?
Breaking New Ground: Pluralistic Approaches to Global Ecocriticism
Graduate Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
University of Maryland-College Park
Friday, March 3, 2017 – Saturday, March 4, 2017
Keynote speaker: Dr. Stephanie Posthumus, McGill University
Abstract proposals due: January 9, 2017
Approaches to Teaching the Work of Edwidge Danticat
Suchismita Banerjee, Marvin E. Hobson, Danny Hoey, and Celucien L. Joseph (editors)
Extended Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Due to some requests for a bit more wiggle room, we will continue to keep submissions open in Submittable till the end of the day tomorrow, 11:59pm EST on December 21.
If you have not yet submitted, there is still time!
Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery
June 20-24, 2017
Wayne State University, Detroit MI
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Members of the National Women’s Studies Association Early Modern Women Interest Group seek paper proposals for a panel on “Early Modern Nasty Women: Shrews, Scolds, and Whores” for the NWSA annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Nov 16-19 2017.
The Early Modern Women Interest group aims to propose a sponsored panel under the conference subtheme of “engaging, questioning, and transcending the state.”
We seek papers that address:
Canonical early modern women writers’ support of state power
Early modern representations of disruptive, unruly, or innovative women
CALL FOR PAPERS
15th Comparative Canadian Literature Graduate Student Conference
Jointly Organized by Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke
Morrin Centre, Quebec City
March 23-24, 2017
Introduction: ‘Bengali Society, language & literature: Cultural transactions among Neighbour(s).’
With this end in view, submissions are invited from academics drawn from different disciplines such as literature, Literature and literary criticism, comparative literature, linguistics, Folklorostics, Cultural Sutdies, Information Science, History, Economics, Geography, Political science, Eenvironmental Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Fine Arts, Music etc. who are working on issues concerning Bengali Society, Cultural transactions among Neighbour(s). Possible themes on which submissions are sought include, but are not limited to, the following:
Hosted by Natura, A Rutgers University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Working Group focused on critical perspectives of Science and Epistemology, the 2017 Natura Conference explores how systems of knowledge interact. Isabelle Stengers calls for a cosmopolitics that will allow an “ecology of practices” to flourish. We seek papers that explore the tensions and potentials that arise when ways of knowing collide. How do new and emergent ways of knowing interact with established systems of knowledge? How has this process occurred historically as well as in the present? How are emerging epistemologies created, consolidated, and defended? By whom and for what purposes?
CALL FOR PAPERS - GENTES ABSTRACT JUNE 30TH 2016 // DEADLINE AUGUST 31ST 2016
GENTES is an open access on-line journal of Humanities and Social Sciences published under the auspices of Perugia University for Foreigners ISSN: 2283-5946 (Volume III, Issue 3, 2016).
Brave New World: Revisiting Globalization in Literature and Culture
A Multidisciplinary Graduate Conference hosted by the English Department of McGill University
Montréal, February 17-19, 2017
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Dec. 30, 2016
Reconsidering DevelopmentCall For Papers Spring 2017The editorial board of Reconsidering Development invites submissions for the Spring 2017 volume of the journal. Reconsidering Development is an open access, peer reviewed e-journal that aims to create an equitable space for dialogue and discussion concerning the theory and practice of international development. Submissions can be research articles, policy briefs, book reviews, and photo essays on a variety of development topics. Previous issues have included articles on development and aid, economics, education, the environment, health, and language, but submissions are not limited to these topics.
Call for Applications: Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute (Special Topic: "Trans-Asian Indigeneity")
Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute:
Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Asian Studies Summer Institute, to be held June 18-24, 2017. This year’s Institute, directed by Neal Keating, Pasang Yangjee Sherpa and Charlotte Eubanks, focuses on the topic of “Trans-Asian Indigeneity.”
FORUM Call for Papers, Issue 24: Taboo Taboo permeates all aspects of everyday life, acting as the boundary against which society polices human experience and experimentation. Frequently characterised as social or religious customs that proscribe particular ideas, practices, words or persons, taboos not only help define a set of shared rules for society, but also clarify the limitations of the accepted. Kelly Hurley highlights the positive facets of taboo, suggesting that it is only through the enforcement of certain boundaries that humans might “continue to experience the world as an epistemologically stable site” (The Gothic Body 25).
Submissions open for Journal Letras de Hoje
Theme: The fictional character (v 52, n.2, April / June 2017).
Guest Editors: Carlos Reis (University of Coimbra) and Luiz Antonio de Assis Brasil (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul - PUCRS)