Historically invisible, women from the Arab world have recently been writing themselves into visibility and they are becoming agents of possible transformations in their society. Their voices had not been heard traditionally, but the fact that they are inhabiting the space of diaspora as a result of migration helped them become effective agents of border crossing and gave them the tools necessary to shape new identities and sound themselves out at both national and international levels. Arab-American women intellectuals have found a medium through their narratives to address pressing issues in the current age of socio-political turmoil.
26-27 March, 2020
University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference
Keynote: Kandice Chuh (CUNY) - "The Humanities as a Racial (Trans)Formation"
Masterclass: Jahan Ramazani (UVA) - "Poetry, (Un)Translatability, and World Literature"
DH Masterclass: Brad Pasanek (UVA) and Brandon Walsh (UVA)
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019
[Deadline Extension] Abstracts submitted on or before 2 March 2020 will be considered for the 30th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf (Theme: Profession and Performance)—though priority will be given to abstracts submitted by or before 10 February. See full CFP below. The conference, hosted by the University of South Dakota, will take place 11–14 June 2020 in Vermillion, SD and will feature several plenary events, including a dialogue between Aarthi Vadde (Duke U) and Melanie Micir (Washington University in St. Louis); a lecture by Carrie Rohman (Lafayette College); a panel involving Mark Hussey (Pace U), Urmila Seshagiri (U of Tennessee, Knoxville), Drew Shannon (Mount St.
We live in an age of global change, the culmination of a process that has been going on for more than two hundred and fifty years. Impressive technological, scientific and cultural achievements seem to have been accompanied by a deep erosion of the sense of meaning and the possibility of meaning. Along with economic well-being, enormous existential difficulties are revealed which are expressed in the demand for meaning. Along with the empowerment of and rights to the individual, there is an ongoing breakdown of communal life leading to loneliness and a crisis of meaning that has political and social implications.
Catholic Women’s Rhetoric in the United States: Antecedents and Analyses
Editors: Christina Pinkston and Elizabethada A. Wright