The 75th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas from October 11-14 at the historic Menger Hotel on the River Walk, right next door to the Alamo. San Antonio is the perfect city for this year’s theme, “Crossroads of Cultures.” Through the art, architecture and design of the city, it is evident that there were, and are, different cultures crossing paths and influencing each other, now and over the past several centuries. San Antonio is a cultural kaleidoscope that began with the native indigenous peoples who made their home here. The arrival of the Spanish people and, later, the Anglos, resulted in a new culture that permeates almost every place in the United States: the Hispanic American culture.
ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE: PERFORMANCE AND THE PUBLIC STAGE
SAGES Sixth Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron
March 15, 2018
Night and Day at 100:This panel invites papers examining Woolf’s Night and Day in the centennial year of its publication. What is the twenty-first century legacy of Woolf’s “nineteenth-century” novel?
Please send a 250-word abstract by March 12, 2018, to Mary Wilson at <mwilson4_at_umassd.edu>.
In disability studies, the environment is already an issue as the social model situates the impaired, and possibly disabled, body in the world. After all, it is the social environment that disables. To state the obvious, this emphasis on the environment substantiates, to a degree, the major concern of ecocritics. However, there are also problems. As Tom Shakespeare points out, the social model is limited: Not every environment, human or not, can be made fully accessible. Can, truly, a mountainous terrain be made accessible to everyone?
TransCanadiana: Polish Journal of Canadian Studies
The last twenty years of Canadian and Quebec studies:
developments and challenges
Nelson Mandela’s A long walk to freedom (1994) is probably the most well-known autobiography from Africa that relates to the issue of detention, but it is certainly not the only one. In the course of Africa’s history, many autobiographical texts have been produced that relate to confinement and imprisonment. Thus, including Mandela’s autobiographical narrative, there exists a large body of texts that relates to the conditions of imprisonment during Apartheid. Furthermore, a number of African autobiographical texts discuss colonial detention; a case in point being the Mau Mau memoirs from Kenya.
The University of North Georgia Press, in conjunction with The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, is issuing a Call for Papers for a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the life and work of the English writer Graham Greene (1904 – 1991). University academics, independent researchers, and doctoral, post-graduate, undergraduate, and graduate students are invited to submit papers. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Greene’s political and theological landscapes
- Greene’s depiction of women
- The short fiction
- The early novels
- The plays
- Greene’s travels on ‘the dangerous edge of things’
Book and film reviews and other feature articles will also be considered.
9th Meeting of The Luce Irigaray Circle
Call for Papers
Horizons of Sexual Difference:
work on or inspired by Luce Irigaray
June 14-16, 2018
The gestures and words that we have to invent will be appropriate therefore to an opening outside the horizon of the identical, of the similar, of the familiar to one alone. —Luce Irigaray
Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo
Department of Critical Culture, Gender & Race Studies
Washington State University
Department of Philosophy
George Mason University
Call for Papers Mnemonics 2018 Summer School: Ecologies of Memory (Leuven, 22–24 August 2018)
The seventh Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies summer school will be hosted by the Flemish Memory Studies Network (a collaboration of the Cultural Memory Studies Initiative at Ghent University and KU Leuven’s Literary Studies Research Unit) from 22 to 24 August 2018 at the Irish College in Leuven. Confirmed keynote speakers are Rick Crownshaw (Goldsmiths, University of London), Andrew Hoskins (University of Glasgow), and Gabriele Schwab (UC Irvine).
The Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society invites proposals for the following panel at the SSAWW Conference November 7-11, 2018 in Denver: "Resisting Readers and Resisting Narrators within Sedgwick's Works." Many of Sedgwick's popular short writings are didactic in nature, leading readers toward desired, mostly conventional responses. If Judith Fetterley valued the "resisting reader of texts, where can we find that message within Sedgwick's writing? How are characters themselves resisting readers - and what kind of texts do they resist? Are there multiple layers or dynamics of resistance within a text? And what about the narrators?
The "Micro" Digital Humanities and the Recovery of American Women Writers
Proposed panel for the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference. November 7-11, 2018 in Denver, CO.
Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Conference - https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2018-conference/
Predicate: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Journal
Theme: New Biopolitics
Michel Foucault defines biopolitics as “this very specific, albeit very complex, power that has
the population as its target, political economy as its major form of knowledge and apparatuses of
security [or dispositifs] as its essential technical instrument.” Timothy Campbell and Adam Sitze,
in turn, describe the “biopolitical turn” as “a proliferation of studies, claiming Foucault as an
inspiration, on the relations between ‘life’ and ‘politics.’”
As scholars have further engaged with and complicated the concept of biopolitics, new trends
“Ezra Pound and his Palpable Poetics of Environment in The Cantos: The Making Visible of Ideas”
Ezra Pound Society, American Literary Association (ALA) conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.
Why Remember?Ruins, Remains and Reconstructions in Times of War and Its Aftermath3-Day Symposium in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, June 27th-29th, 2018, Hotel EuropeKeynote Speaker: Donald Weber, Photographer http://donaldweber.com/
Sponsored by London College of Communication, University of the Arts London; Salem State University Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester UK; WARM Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Dr. Paul Lowe, University of the Arts, London, UK
Dr. Stephenie Young, Salem State University, USA
Professor Kenneth Morrison, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK