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International Symposium On Notions of Romani Origin

updated: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:58am
Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The claim in support of the Romani community’s Indian origin -- what the Orientalists first propounded is now reinforced by Genetics -- was, during the 18-19th centuries, premised upon the homophony between Romani and Indian languages. This was in line with notions of ‘border thinking’ so pervasive within the Orientalist discourse, and has since then provoked classist vis-à-vis confrontations and ideological practices of territorializing ‘differential space’ (Lefebvre, 1992). Taking off from here, the Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia is organizing an international symposium during 25-26 January 2019, which seeks to reflect on:

Utopian Spaces

updated: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:52pm
‘Utopian Spaces’ Graduate Conference, Simon Fraser University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Call for Papers: ‘Utopian Spaces’ Graduate Conference, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, BC November 23-25, 2018 Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2018

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: GEOFF MANN, AJAMU NANGWAYA, SHERRYL VINT PLENARY PANEL: PATRICIA BARKASKAS, TIFFANY MULLER MYRDAHL, JERRY ZASLOVE; MODERATOR KIM BEAUCHESNE

 

Current and Future Ecocriticisms of the Americas

updated: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:53am
Charlotte Rogers
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

CFP for the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment biannual conference in Davis, CA from June 26-29, 2019.

Panel title: "Current and Future Ecocriticisms of the Americas

Representing the Foreigner in Contemporary Cinema - SCMS 2019 Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:30am
adam wadenius
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

American cinema has long been preoccupied with depictions of the foreigner, and mainstream films typically stage scenarios where the resolution to eject or assimilate the foreigner is celebrated as a moment of solidarity for Americans. Our panel will explore representations of the foreigner in contemporary American cinema, and we invite contributions that pay specific attention to films that address:

- Images of the foreigner in the immediate aftermath of 9/11
- Foreign terrorists/terrorism during the War in Afghanistan
- American responses to refugee crises around the globe
- The impact of the 2016 election and Donald Trump's presidency

Afterlives of The Odyssey

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:16am
Jacob Jewusiak
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

Call for Papers, “Afterlives of The Odyssey” for the MLA International Symposium (23-25 July 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal)

Leeds 2019 - Monsters and Mental Health

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:14am
MEARCSTAPA (monsters: the experimental association for the research of cryptozoology through scholarly theory and practical application)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Call for Papers - Leeds International Medieval Congress 20191-4 July, Leeds, UKSponsor: MEARCSTAPA; Organisers: Kayla Kemhadjian and Renée Ward; Chair: Wendy Turner 

Monsters and Mental Health

 

Leeds 2019 - Monsters and Materialities

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:14am
MEARCSTAPA (monsters: the experimental association for the research of cryptozoology through scholarly theory and practical application)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Monsters and Materialities

Proposed session for the 2019 IMC (Leeds), 1-4 July, Leeds, UK

 

Organizers: Asa Simon Mittman and Renée Ward

 

We seek papers to compose a session on the subject of “Monsters and Materialities” for the 2019 International Medieval Congress at Leeds. The Congress theme is “Materialities.” 

 

 

Journal issue on queer elements in the work of South African author Lauren Beukes

updated: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 3:13am
scrutiny2
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Special issue of scrutiny2: "Shining girls, glitterboys, and mavericks: engaged queerness in the fiction of Lauren Beukes"

With the publication of Queer Africa 2 (2017), the second Gerald Kraak anthology (2018) and She called me Woman: Nigeria’s queer women speak (2018), queer women’s writing from African contexts are coming to the fore. This, along with the rising popularity of online collectives such as holaafrica.org, necessitates a reflection on the contemporary state of queer literature and theory produced in the Southern Africa context.

NeMLA 2019: University Labor Relations and Graduate Student Labor Concerns

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:21am
Nicole Lowman, Dana Gavin / NeMLA Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session is a part of the 50th annual NeMLA convention in Washington, D.C., to be held March 21-24, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17458

This roundtable explores graduate student labor concerns, especially in light of recent and widespread labor struggles and unionization movements on campuses. 

NeMLA 2019: Vonnegut, History, and Making America Great (Again?)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:20am
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session is a part of the 50th annual NeMLA convention in Washington, D.C., which will be held March 21-24, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17463

Kurt Vonnegut is well-known as a satirist, often critiquing, or at the very least complicating, American ideological assumptions and governmental policies and procedures. His work often challenges traditional notions of history and identity. At times, his commentaries are explicit, and at others, they are implied or metaphorical. 

Disease and Health in the Eighteenth Century: New Approaches

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:10am
ASECS 2019 (Denver) / Cultural Studies Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

This panel invites proposals that offer new historical or theoretical perspectives on disease and health during the eighteenth century. We are especially interested in papers that seek to explore eighteenth-century texts in the context of the medical humanities and that view health and disease in the context of theoretical and historical work in ecological studies, animal studies, disability studies, or the new materialisms.

Please submit abstracts to Annika Mann (Annika.Mann@asu.edu) on or before September 15, 2018.

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