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Visibility of the Invisible: The Idea, Theory, and Ontology of Trace

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:56pm
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel invites proposals to examine the notion, theory, idea, and ontology of the trace and the ways in which it can be deployed in literature, image studies, art, film, and other media and disciplines. 

From its rudimentary manifestations as smoke and fire and footprint, to theological significations of the image of Jesus on the Shroud of Turin, the trace, as a visible marker of an absent presence, generates a compelling milieu to meditate on the proliferation of meaning in text and image. 

On the move: narratives of displacement, travel and mobilities (Graduate Student Conference)

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:16am
Eighth Biennial Graduate Student Conference, Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Eighth Biennial Graduate Student Conference

Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies

University of British Columbia

25-26 October 2019

Vancouver, Canada

 

On the move:

narratives of displacement, travel and mobilities

Keynote Speaker: Simon Harel (University of Montreal)

 

Race, Gender & Power: An Inquisition of Identity Politics in South Asian Literature

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 11:53am
Northeast Modern Language Assoc
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel will explore the complex and evolving relationships between race, gender and power in South Asian Culture. Because of the complexity of these issues, we are not insisting on a specific time-frame. While the accent will be on contemporary life, participants may want to focus on the past, near or distant.

Narratives of Queer Space: An Inquisition in South Asian Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 11:53am
Northeast Modern Language Assoc
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel establishes the presence of and explores queer themes and narratives in South Asian literature. While the focus is on the last forty years, we will also include more historic approaches as well.

It is an often-accepted critical truism that South Asian Literature is devoid of its focus on narratives of queer resistance in its literature. Thus, the fight to highlight queer themes within larger heterosexual texts is more important than ever. South Asia with its rich and diverse literary background was never short of themes on queer genre but the practice was so normative at the same time so tabooed that it rarely found its way in literature.