This session proposes to look at what has been a persistent but under-represented section of comics studies: manga (Japanese comics), and associated with it, anime (Japanese animation). Access to anime and manga is pervasive: one distributor, CrunchyRoll, has one million yearly paying subscribers, providing electronic access to 50 manga titles translated into English, and 800 anime titles. In partnership with United States distributors such as Viz and Funimation, the vast majority of those anime titles are dubbed into English, making language much less of a barrier of access for teachers–as well as students.
A new online journal is seeking critical and creative work related to the theme of embodied experience. Essays, reviews, short prose, poetry, and author interviews are all welcome; see below for more detailed guidelines, plus a list of specific titles for which reviews are especially welcome.
Etropic Call for papers: Bold Women Write Back
CALL FOR PAPERS: Bold Women Write Back
Special Issue Volume 16, No 2, 2017
Submission deadline: 30 Sept 2017
BOLD WOMEN WRITE BACK
Canadian Association for Theatre Research / L’association canadienne de la recherche théâtrale (CATR/ACRT)
Kingston, Ontario @ Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts, Queen’s University
Tuesday 29 May – Friday 1 June 2018
Call for Organizers: Working Groups, Curated Panels, Seminars, Workshops,
and Praxis Events
DEADLINE 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
As Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz indicate in their article “The New Modernist Studies,” recent trends in modernist studies have operated a radical revision of the term “modernism,” moving away from the idea that modernism is confined to a single place (Europe, North America, and the West in general) or a single time (roughly 1890-1940). As the map of “transnational” and “global” modernisms expands, ever more attention has been given to new languages, phenomena of bilingualism and multilingualism, and translation as a fundamental practice in modernist writing (Yao, Rogers).
CALL FOR PROPOSALS / ABSTRACTS
43rd Annual Conference of the
NEW YORK AFRICAN(A) STUDIES ASSOCIATION
Seton Hall University, NJ
April 13 – 14, 2018
THEME: GLOBAL AFRICA: HUMAN MIGRATION, THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, AND THE FUTURE
Over the past decade, film studies has increasingly taken up the question of the environment and climate change (Rust, Monani, Cubit; Narine; Pick and Narraway). However, the question of “nature” has yet to be comprehensively theorized from the perspective of Latin American cinema. This edited volume proposes to begin to fill this gap by bringing together scholarship that explores Latin American films (from any time period) that foreground the nonhuman. We are specifically interested in thinking about why the past decade has generated an unprecedented boom in ecologically oriented films (both documentaries and fiction) throughout Latin America. How do these films dialogue with or push back against broader theories in ecocriticism?
Call for Papers: Native American Narratives in a Global Context
Special Issue to Appear in Transmotion
Deadline for Abstracts: 1st October 2017
Mirror, Mirror: Perceptions, Deceptions, and Reflections in Time (International Conference)
Type: Calls For Papers
Posted by: London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Deadline: Sat, September 30th, 2017
General submissions are invited for two of Anaphora's journals. PLJ focuses on literary theory, as well as fiction stories, poetry and other creative and non-fiction works. CCR surveys various visual and audio mediums, including film and music. Critical essays, book or film reviews, creative works, art, illustrations, photography, and various other types of projects are invited. Contributors can be academics, graduate students or professionals in the relevant fields. General interest projects on business, agriculture, pop culture, and the like are also of interest. You can see excerpts from the journals on Anaphora's website and in the Amazon LookInsides of the issues. Each issue is available in print, and as EBSCO and ProQuest ebooks.
This CFP begins from the assumption that modernity and modernization have had deeply contested legacies in the Global South. While postcolonial frames have elaborated several rich possibilities to engage with these legacies, we are interested in papers that interrogate and/or extend postcolonial frameworks for thinking about modernization and modernity from the perspective of environmental and ecological questions.
Papers can include but are not limited to some of the following themes.
Accounts of migration and displacement often focus on the bounded terrains of specific cities and the navigation of certain rooted sites, places of origin and/or destination. At the same time, cartographic and spatial terminology (e.g. “mapping,” “space,” “place,” “orientation”) are used in increasingly metaphorical ways, at the possible expense of more historical and/or materialist approaches to theorizing the global, the planetary, and the transnational. This panel invites contributors to examine the affective as well as material dimensions of being ‘in transit,’ the enabling condition of more familiar narrative tropes of exile, migration, travel and displacement.
Parentheses Journal, a collaborative venture in the quest for sharing art, operates on the quintessence of art for the sake of art. Our journal seeks to welcome hybrid and experimental work from across genres. For Issue 2, we seek artwork (illustrations, photography, painting, et cetera), poetry and short fiction.
Give us your dailies, the mundane still life, tales spurned out of your clay, restless thoughts, unanswered plurals from across coasts and climes. Send up to 5 pieces in any genre. Simultaneous submissions welcome.
Afropolitanism currently inflects many academic and popular conversations about African literature. The term is mobilized to celebrate African influence in the world and to characterize the proliferation of African literature that is disconnected from the daily lives of average people residing on the continent. It refuses victimhood for Africans in the wake of patronizing representations by the likes of CNN, BBC, and KONY 2012 and sells a version of Africa ready-made for western reading tastes. It represents a formidable ideology formulated by Achille Mbembe, among others, and a way to sell $30 novelty T-shirts to American hipsters.
“Terrorism will spill over if you don’t speak up” – Malala Yousafzai
Terror and violence have become markers of the times that we live in. Violence has become endemic in all walks of life. We experience violence at home and outside, both in private and public spheres. Violence manifests in different forms - as domestic, caste, communal, ethnic, racial, gender, national and state violence. In its extreme form, violence takes the form of terror and threatens human security. Practically no country or community appears to be safe in the post-9/11 world that we live in.
Call for Papers
Evil in the Written Word: Violent Narrators in Contemporary Latin American Fiction
The topic of violence has been of significant importance in Spanish American literature. Brutal dictatorships, revolutionary wars, drug-related violence, and guerrilla warfare have left a strong imprint on contemporary Spanish American literature. Despite this, there are few literary works presented through the point of view of the perpetrator of violence and told in his or her voice. Consequently, few studies investigate the construction of these voices and analyze the effect of this narrative design in the literature of violence.
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
PRECARITY, POPULISM AND POST-TRUTH POLITICS
1-3 February 2018
Universidad de Córdoba, Spain
In collaboration with Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow, India
The passing in 2017 of Nigerian and Igbo novelist Buchi Emecheta, whose life and fiction memorably dramatize the deeply-rooted obstacles to women's emancipation and the strength and intelligence of women to face such obstacles, occasions a consideration of West African women writers. This NeMLA 2018 panel seeks to consider a variety of authors that might include Emecheta Flora Nwapa, Efua Sutherland, Ama Ata Aidoo, Mariama Ba, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and others. The works of such authors raises many vital questions that are relevant today. We will ask what common threads are found in West African women's writing and what conflicts, challenges, and successes of women may be associated with West African space and its societies.
This panel will explore the concepts and stereotypes that lay behind the vision of love expressed by Latin American authors. Its purpose is to create a dialogue about writers’ depictions of love and womanhood and how those ideas reflect, renew, or challenge Latin American societies. Comparative or feminist approaches in Spanish/English/Portuguese are suitable, but other approaches would also be considered.
Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2017, to Session ID #16643
Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website:
This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophies proposed by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We will discuss their personal ideas, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century authors will include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. The method of analysis is open.
Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2017, to Session ID #16642
Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website:
In 1993, Edward Said published—to great acclaim and critical discussion—what would come to be considered a signal achievement: Culture and Imperialism. Twenty-five years onward, Said’s text remains central to literary work from postcolonial studies to the Victorian novel, the New Historicism to World literature. Its endurance, it would seem, lay in its breadth: the magnitude of Said’s intervention, its power of synthesis, its inventive critical modes.
1 July 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China. This year also happens to be the tenth anniversary of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. And so while we are immensely proud of the work from and about Asia we normally publish, we felt that to commemorate these two events it was time to take a closer look at the city we call home and love: Hong Kong.
(UN)ETHICAL FUTURES: UTOPIA, DYSTOPIA AND SCIENCE FICTION
16 & 17 December 2017
With pre-conference activities for postgraduate students on 15 December 2017
Hosted by Monash University in Melbourne, Australia
Organised by Monash University and the University of Warwick with funding provided by the Monash Warwick Alliance
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: 13 August 2017
The convergence of queer studies with postcolonial theory aims, at its core, to interrogate discourses that created hegemonic and binary categories that in turn became eventual grounds for the historical racialization of sexuality and the sexualization of race. By seeking to destabilize conventions of normalcy, tradition, and power, postcolonial queer studies puts forward non-normative and non-Western conceptions of race, sexuality, and gender that negotiate the spectrum where universalizing neoliberal, White, and predominantly gay love exists on one end; and where the exoticizing, orientalist homogenization of the “Other” exists on the other.
Over the last few decades, body modification in its many forms and guises has experienced an apparent visibility, appropriation, and revivalism in mainstream media and culture. Spanning centuries of history, body modification can range in intensity and craftsmanship from “normal” (such as earlobe piercings or bodybuilding) to “hardcore” (such as full bodysuit tattoos, surgical modifications, transdermal implants, and even amputations).
Christopher Newport University (VA) seeks abstracts for the forthcoming conference on the "Global Status of Women and Girls." Please see URL (http://globalstatusofwomen-conf.org) for detailed information. The dealine for abstract submissions is September 3rd, 2017.
St. Thomas More College
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Treaty Six Territory and Homeland of the Métis
Public Keynote Featuring Ilia Delio, OSF, March 22, 2018 - 7:30pm
Main Conference and Closing Banquet (for Registered Attendees) March 23, 2018