CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Representing Women and Transnationalism in Francophone West Africa
The peer-reviewed Lingua Romana: A Journal of French, Italian, and Romanian Culture (ISSN: 1551-4730) is soliciting previously unpublished scholarly articles on the subject of literary and artistic representations of womanhood and the female experience within a modernizing/globalizing sub-Saharan West Africa for publication in its Fall 2018 volume (deadline: 31 August 2018).
2018 DisArt Call For Submissions
DisArt Process and Presence
October 26-28, 2018
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Postcolonial Interventions has been striving consistently to explore new frontiers of knowledge in the field of postcolonial studies which remains characterised by fluidity, plurality and consistent refashioning of disciplinary boundaries. The next issue of Postcolonial Interventions will be an Open Issue that will hope to testify to this ever-expanding variety, especially by focusing on recent literary, cultural and socio-political phenomena with greater theoretical richness and dexterity.
“Melville at 200”
‘What happens when Derrida, a great thinker, becomes silent? What becomes of Derrida, what becomes of his friends, those who read him, think through him, speak to him?’(Douzinas, “Adieu Derrida”) With this rhetoric question, Costas Douzinas starts a book Adieu Derrida, in which renowned contemporary thinkers (Jean-Luc Nancy, Alain Badiou, Gayatri Spivak, Slavoj Žižek and others) reflect on the intellectual legacy of one of the most important philosophical figures of 20thcentury, Jacques Derrida. Indeed, what does it mean now, after almost 15 years after Derrida’s death, to read him, to think through him, to speak to him?
International Conference on Landscape and Cinema
December 3 and 4, 2018
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
CFP 2018: Essay Abstracts for a Collected Volume
- 1. Title
Hybrid Poetry & Tertiary Pedagogy: Experimental Verse across the Disciplines
- 2. Background
PAMLA 116th Annual Conference-Bellingham, WA
Nov 9-11, 2018
Western Washington University
Shakespeare and Related Topics
We are seeking proposals focusing on Shakespeare and his time, Shakespeare and/or his peers, the influence of Shakespeare on later works of literature, adaptations of Shakespeare, and other proposals that touch on any aspect of Shakespeare and related topics. As a standing session we welcome paper proposals on a wide variety of topics; however, papers that address the conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages" in relation to Shakespeare are particularly welcome.
Open (accepting submissions until June 27)
This year’s New York College English Association annual conference will explore the intersection of English with other majors, fields, and disciplines. How does literature connect with different fields? How is writing essential to other majors? In what ways can literature and writing improve the work of students and professionals in all disciplines?
Proposals are welcomed to examine the influence of literature and writing within various fields, helping to enrich every aspect of our culture and society.
ASLE 2019: Paradise on Fire
Call for Panels now open, deadline is Sept. 1, 2018
The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment is very pleased to announce that our next Biennial Conference will be held at University of California, Davis, from June 26-30, 2019. We look forward to visiting the Sacramento Valley region, and to the first ASLE biennial conference ever in the state of California.
Marginalized Style: Studying Fashion from Below to Promote Liberation
In Beyonce Knowles-Carter’s 2016 single “Formation,” the artist highlights her southern, black heritage to the black diasporic history that went into the making of her racial and ethnic background. As Beyonce proudly announces her racial identity, in the same stanza, she articulates that identity through the lens of fashion. She feels “so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress (stylin')/ I'm so possessive so I rock his Roc necklaces.” The references to the French designer Givenchy and her husband’s jewelry collection demonstrates how Beyonce frames her understanding of her black heritage through her attire.
This panel examines the role of avant-garde women in confronting models of gender, domesticity and political practices safeguarded by patriarchal society. From the margins of vanguardism women effectively engaged in syndicalist and anarchist movements that reacted to state politics, while urging the importance of launching social reforms and radical art. This panel will thus provide an overview of artists who participated in a variety of experimental trends such as Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Imagism, Vorticism, Dadaism and Surrealism, among others.
The ongoing comparison of the current administration to the Nixon administration calls for a reexamination of the scandal that brought down the latter. Befitting NeMLA’s conference location, this panel seeks to reexamine classic and contemporary depictions of Watergate in order to illuminate the scandal’s connections between literature, film and American politics and culture from the seventies to the present. Accordingly, this panel seeks readings of Watergate, past and present, as depicted in film, literature and culture. Readings can also reexamine Watergate as a moment in American cultural memory and its contemporary ramifications.
On the Western’s frontier, citizens and sociopaths abound—lawmen and outlaws, gamblers and gunmen, cavalry wives and soiled doves, the Indian chiefs and buffalo scouts. How do these figures—materially or metaphorically—shape the creation, delivery and reception of the American West in film? The "good" citizen in a Western may seem easy to define, but when do some portrayals of citizenship succeed, inspiring audiences, while others backfire? When might the actions of sociopaths be laudable?