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Reclaiming My Roots Conference
This interdisciplinary conference seeks abstracts that deal with the theme of reclamation. How have African Americans, Black Americans, Caribbean Americans or Diasporic Peoples attempted to reclaim aspects of identity, community, and nationhood? How have social movements such as BLM, Feminism, Womanism, and literary movements such as Afrofuturism advanced reclamation narratives or reclamation motifs.
Abstracts are welcome that deal with the following areas:
-Black Literature, Digital Humanities, and How Technology reclaims a “Black” space
-History, Herstory, and Feminist Narratives
-Public Policy and Reclamation
With the recent publication of the first biography of Kathy Acker by Chris Kraus, an anniversary edition of Blood and Guts in High School, a short volume of correspondence, and at least two scholarly monographs, there would appear to be a critical revival of Kathy Acker in the making. But with the “death” of postmodernism and its waning influence on recent studies of literary history, does Acker’s work—often considered a quintessential example of experimental pomo—still demand to be read? If so, why? How does Acker’s work move beyond its “postmodernism” and matter for readers today? Papers considering these questions, as well as those exploring the recent Acker revival and/or influence on the San Francisco literary scene are welcome. Abstrac
University of Silesia in Katowice www.ikila.us.edu.pl
Faculty of Philology
Institute of English Cultures and Literatures
EMOTIONS: THE ENGINES OF HISTORY
Sosnowiec, Poland, Nov. 23rd-24th 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
We are the coordinators of the Open Panel No. 24. Linguistic Anthropology/ Antropologia Linguística OP 035 entitled, “Articulation of Silence in Postcolonial Contexts” at the 18th IUAES World Congress being organised at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) in Florianópolis, Brazil [July 16-20, 2018]. For details please visit http://www.iuaes2018.org/conteudo/view?ID_CONTEUDO=398and follow the link “Open Panels.”
Keynote Speaker: Salvador Plascencia, author of The People of Paper
Conference Date: Friday, February 9, 2018
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As an interdisciplinary conference, PEAKS encourages and accepts research from a wide range of scholarly and creative disciplines such as literature, linguistics, rhetoric, education, creative writing, history, art history, musicology, women and gender studies, film studies, science, philosophy, psychology, communications, and much more!
The 3rd Annual Conference within the framework of the joint project of the New Literary Observer journal and European University at St. Petersburg
June 1 - 3, 2018
Project Partner: Southern Federal University (Rostov-on-Don)
On February 25, 2017 at Fashion Week in Milan, over 40 statuesque women stalked Missoni’s runway in pink pussyhats. Was this a rebellious act of women’s defiance in a world they are systematically put down or a neoliberal opportunism to capitalize on a world in which feminism is a burgeoning trend? This trend didn’t begin with the Women’s March or Lady Gaga, and it didn’t begin with Donald Trump’s “nasty” label. Women were “bad feminists” as early as the 1990s. Second wave feminists rejected third wave performers for the controversial way they used their bodies and spoke their minds to a public who didn’t want to hear or see them (Buszek). Today we hear and see them, labeling them and ourselves as “difficult”, “nasty”, and “bad” (Gay).
Attention and Distraction: A Graduate Conference
University of Cambridge | April 20, 2018
Sponsored by the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
The Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge is pleased to announce its annual graduate conference on literature before 1750, to be held on Friday 20April 2018.
The Global South After 2010: Epistemologies of Militarization
Duke University , April 12-13th, 2018
Call for Papers
Graduate Student Conference Spring 2018
Performance and Labor in the Contemporary World
March 30 – 31, 2018
Duke University Department of Cultural Anthropology
Keynote address: Prof. Louise Meintjes, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Music at Duke University
STROLLS ACROSS PAPER
CELEBRATING THE 140th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF ROBERT WALSER
Opole (Poland), October 22 – 24, 2018
Conference organized by the University of Opole and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). Venue: University of Opole (Upper Silesia, Poland), with events held in the (Walserian) Dambrau castle.
Conference Committee: Prof. Adrian Gleń, Prof. Jacek Gutorow, Prof. Daniel Pietrek (Opole), and Prof. Łukasz Musiał (Poznań).
On Belonging: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700
26-28 July 2018
University of Liverpool, London Campus, 33 Finsbury Square EC2A 1AG
How did early modern processes of global exchange influence English identity? How did the movement of peoples, objects, and ideas across the globe shape English concepts of self and belonging, both at home and abroad? Join the ERC-funded ‘Travel, Transculturality, and Identity in England, 1550 – 1700’ (TIDE) project to explore these questions through a three-day interdisciplinary conference in the summer of 2018.
Public Lecture: Dame Marina Warner
From Center to Periphery and from Periphery to Center: An Inter-Culture exchange
During most of the 20th century, academia knowledge was circulated in the world on a path parallel with Western countries’ political and economic dominance. Western experts were sent out into the world by their native country or by international institutions to share or impose their findings on other countries in the areas of literature, linguistics and the teaching of foreign languages. This is what we might call a diffusion of knowledge from center to periphery. There were some exceptions to this Western dominance but not many.
CMCS 7th International Conference Bridging Gaps: Where is Ethical Glamour in Celebrity Culture?
July 1 – 3, 2018
Includes a free walking tour & Port wine in the charming Roman neighborhood of Lisbon!
CALL FOR PAPERS