In the conclusion of The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon points to the limits of the European humanist subject (“Man”) and the ways in which its definition has involved violent actions and exclusions. He calls for a non-Eurocentric project to invent a “new man” that requires an expansion and reconsideration of humanity. This task of imagining and bringing into being a new human seems to involve a delicate double bind: humanity must be claimed in the name of those excluded from its purview; the claim to be human, however, may unwittingly reinforce the transparency and self-evidence of the very category that needs to be interrogated, thus further marginalizing alternative versions of humanity.
Studies in Crime Writing (Open Access Journal) DEADLINE EXTENDED: 31 OCT 2016 full name / name of organization: Studies in Crime Writing contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers — Studies in Crime Writing
Submission deadline: Currently ongoing until full
Creative writing found a home in universities in the United States in the early part of the twentieth century and grew in popularity in the postwar era. Hundreds of creative writing programs now exist across the nation, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as writers earn any one of a number of degrees: BAs, BFAs, MAs, MFAs, and Ph.Ds.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Moving Image Review & Arts Journal (7.2)
Special Issue: Transnationalism and South Asian Artists Moving Image.
Submission Deadline: 1 March 2017 (please submit completed manuscripts only)
Guest edited by Lucia King and Rashmi Sawhney
Womanhood and Poverty: Implications, Experiences, Emotions
1st Global Meeting
Call for Participation 2017
A Human Rights and Active Citizenship Project
Friday 7th April – Sunday 9th April 2017
“Poverty has a woman’s face”
– Tahira Abdullah
Rhetorics of Scientific Objects
Application deadline: 1 October 2016 at: http://associationdatabase.com/aws/RSA/pt/sp/institute_application
Workshop to be held 25-27 May in Bloomington Indiana
John Lynch, University of Cincinnati
Lisa DeTora, Hofstra University
This panel proposes to discuss and assess ways of periodizing and conceptualizing contemporary intersections of war and culture. Is the so-called war on terror still a relevant, if deeply ideological, moniker, or is this supposedly endless conflict already passing from view as a useful touch point? If Vietnam was, according to a thinker such as Chris Hables Gray, the first postmodern war, then in what ways have we entered an epoch of post-postmodern wars?
Journal Focus and Scope
The Journal of Veterans Studies is a referred, open-access, online, interdisciplinary journal. The goals of the journal are to further the research in veterans studies, facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations, and narrow gaps between cultures, institutions, experiences, knowledge, and understanding.
Call for Papers
Journal of Veterans Studies
We invite essays adapted from presentations given at the 2016 Conference on College Composition and Communication for the Winter 2016 issue of the Journal of Veterans Studies.
We ask that you prepare your essay according to the following guidelines:
Word Count: Please limit your essay including notes to 3,000- 5,000 words (7-8 pages). [longer (up to 8,000 words) works will also be considered]
In the past twenty years, scholarship on European literature of immigration has often fallen under the rubric of postcolonial studies, employing analytic lenses that are fundamentally rooted in the era of colonization (i.e., the Manichean colonizer/colonized binary of Fanon, the négritude of Aimé Césaire, the “hybridity,” and “mimicry” of Homi K. Bhabha, the different iterations of subalternity posited by the Subaltern Studies collective and Gayatri Spivak).
This panel focuses on the autobiographical narratives of the Global South with a particular attention to those produced during popular revolts and regime-changing uprisings, like the fall of the dictatorships in Latin America, the demise of Apartheid in South Africa, and, more recently, the Arab Uprisings. The first axis that guides our panel is the relationship between “the subject” and “the collective” (understood as the tribal, the sectarian, or the national). These texts, which are generally written by activists, public intellectuals, journalists, or established literary figures, are mostly appreciated as counter-narratives or as the petits récits of national memory.
Since its first volume hit UK stores in 1997, Harry Potter has become a best-selling phenomenon that has forced readers and critics to reconsider how and what we read, and revolutionized the publishing industry from the bottom up. With countless accolades and roughly 500 million English copies in print, eight feature films, with another on its way, and merchandise that continues to sell too well to be pulled from shelves, Harry Potter remains a fixed cultural icon 20 years on.
American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special 2017 issue on Contemporary Crime Fiction, guest edited by Dr Charlotte Beyer. The Special Issue will explore the diversity and proliferation of American, British and Canadian crime fiction in the contemporary period, and trace thematic and formal priorities that have emerged in crime writing during the late 20th to early 21st century.
Call for Papers - The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference
THE FINE ART OF LYING: DISGUISE, DISSIMULATION AND COUNTERFEITING IN EARLY MODERN CULTURE
Florence, 7 April 2017
The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years.
Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom; for it asketh a strong wit, and a strong heart, to know when to tell truth, and to do it. Therefore it is the weaker sort of politics, that are the great dissemblers! (Francis Bacon, “Of Dissimulation”)