“Transsexualité, transidentité: un tabou français?” (“Transsexuality, transidentity: a French taboo?”): such was the title chosen by the online French news magazine France Info for an article published in 2015that discussed the lack of visibility trans(gender/sexual) people still experience in French society. Indeed, there has been an increasing visibility of trans individuals in film and TV in recent years.
2019 SituationsInternational Conference
Ethnicity, Race and Racism in Asia
School of the Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
24 October-26 October 2019
Chua Beng Huat(National U of Singapore)
Sacrificing Cosmopolitanism for the Postcolonial Nation
Meaghan Morris (U of Sydney)
On "right-wing" identity politics: reflections between Australia and Hong Kong
Stephen C. K Chan (Lingnan U)
The question of the relation of language to voice traces back to Aristotle’s De interpretatione, with its definition of speech as the sign of thought, and writing the sign of speech. In Jacques Derrida’s account of this phonologocentric model, voice is the ligature of “phōnē and logos,” securing their essential proximity. But if voice is only a mediation, then, as Barbara Johnson writes, voice is no longer “self-identity but self-difference.” Paradoxically, the voice marks the singular but is itself plural, sweeping the self up into an ever-ramifying play of differentiation. As David Lawton proposes, “voice is both a signature, ‘I,’ singularity, and a clear marker of difference, ‘not I,’ multiplicity”.
Rhe IC Buddhism & Australia invites submissions for the 9th international conference Buddhism & Australia that will be held on 6-8 February 2020 in Perth, Western Australia. The conference investigates the history, current and future directions of Buddhism and is a platform for scientists and Buddhists to present their latest researches on Buddhism. Researchers across a broad range of disciplines are welcomed as well the submission of pre-formed panel proposals.
Topics for submission include but are not limited to:
The Empire definitely wrote back, often with defiance, mockery, and wit.
As Bill Ashcroft summarizes of postcolonial criticism, “this was a new way of reading those literatures that emphasized their transformative power as well as their difference.”
I am seeking papers on satirical material, in all media, which engage with postcolonial issues.
Genre in Asian Cinema, with guest editors Patrick Noonan (Northwestern University, USA) & Earl Jackson (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 46 No. 1 | March 2020
Call for Papers: Genre in Asian Cinema
Patrick Noonan (Northwestern University, USA) & Earl Jackson (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Deadline for Submissions EXTENDED: July 31, 2019
NeMLA Convention, March 5–8, 2020, Boston
The We in I: Self-Representations and their Communities in Italian Literature
Organizers: Kate Driscoll and Elisa Russian (University of California, Berkeley)
Call for Papers: Nevertheless, She Resisted: Will and Consent in Medieval Rape Narratives (essay collection)
As Amy Vines notes, rape in medieval literature often functions as a “chivalric necessity,” a means of articulating masculine identity that elides or ignores questions of female bodily sovereignty and autonomy of will in favor of the male protagonist’s development. Yet we also find instances where texts implicitly or explicitly call attention to the act of rape as a violation of female will—whether in dread of the act, in the face of its perpetration, or in its aftermath—or explore the nature of consent and its often problematic conditions or interpretation.
This seminar session is to be held at the 2020 Northeast Modern Language Association annual meeting in Boston, MA, 5-8 March 2020. The session seeks to foster a robust research-informed conversation among five to ten teacher-scholars about teaching undergraduate students in a first-year seminar (or similar curricular offering), employing identity, culture and/or metacognition as thematic content and/or instructional strategies. Successful candidates will submit a an abstract proposing a substantive, research-informed, thesis-driven paper that seeks to promote consequential, transformative learning.
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5th International Colloquium in Social and Political Thought UDP
The death and the rebirth of the subject
November 12 & 13, 2019
Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile
Keynote speaker:Bruno Bosteels (Columbia University)
The University of Bahamas Critical Caribbean Symposium Series on “African Diasporic Masculinities”
Deadline for Submission:
October 18, 2019
Full Name/Name of the Organization:
The University of Bahamas
“African Diasporic Masculinities” sponsored by The University of Bahamas Critical Caribbean Symposium Series
CFP: Isn’t It Ironic?: Receivership and Responsibility in Popular Culture (edited collection)
Ian Kinane and Elizabeth Parker (eds.)
“The surface is where most of the action is.”
--James Gibson, The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception
Loose Dresses, Loose Women:nPedagogies of Harlots and Whores from Hogarth to the Haus of Gaga
Chairs Tommy Mayberry (Office of Teaching and Learning, University of Guelph) and Debra Bourdeau (College of Arts and Sciences, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide)