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(Counter) Narratives of Migration

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:08pm
University of Michigan Department of Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019

“I have lived that moment of the scattering of the people that in other times and other places, in the nations of others, becomes a time of gathering.”

— Homi K. Bhabha, “The Location of Culture”

Keynote speaker: Ariella Azoulay

Dates: March 13-14, 2020

In June 2019, New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that Trump’s administration was establishing “concentration camps” for immigrants on the southern border of the US. Her viral tweet, which has as of the posting of this CFP has46k retweets and 102k likes, has caused a bipartisan commotion.

American Elegy, Now

updated: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 5:52pm
ALA American Poetry Symposium (Washington DC, February 20-22, 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers:

Special Panel: Esoteric and Occult Politics (Esotericism & Occultism Area)

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 1:21pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Special Panel CFP : Esoteric and Occult Politics

In the Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Annual Conference, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020

Special Panel: Esoteric and Occult Cinema (Esotericism & Occultism Area)

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 1:22pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Special Panel CFP : Esoteric and Occult Cinema

In the Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Annual Conference, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020

Special Panel: Magic in the Modern World (Esotericism & Occultism Area)

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 1:23pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Special Panel CFP : Magic in the Modern World

In the Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Annual Conference, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020

CFP: Journal of Austrian-American History

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:14pm
Michael Burri, Journal of Austrian-American History
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Journal of Austrian-American History, sponsored by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (www.botstiber.org) and published by Penn State University Press, is an open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

Authors are invited to submit articles based on original research that speak to the relationship between the United States and Austria, including the historical Habsburg Empire. Contributions from scholars working in history and related disciplines -- such as economics, history of science, law, political science, and cultural studies, broadly construed -- are welcome.

Extended Deadline - CFP: Global Souths Conference (March 19-21, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 12:21pm
University of Louisiana at Lafayette English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Fourth Annual Global Souths Conference

Formerly the Deep South in the Global South Conference

March 19-21, 2020

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana

 

“Doing southern studies is unmasking and refusing the binary thinking--‘North’/‘South,’ nation/South, First World/Third World, self/other--that postcolonial studies has taught us is the most damaging rhetorical structure of empire. Doing southern studies is thinking geographically, thinking historically, thinking relationally, thinking about power, thinking about justice, thinking back.”             --Scott Romaine & Jennifer Rae Greeson

Long Eighteenth-Century Drama (SCSECS 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:45pm
Ashley Bender / South Central Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

We are seeking abstracts for a panel on long eighteenth-century drama for the upcoming SCSECS conference in St. Augustine, Florida (Feb. 7-8, 2020). Essays can be on any topic related to drama, and we especially welcome essays that fit this year's theme, "The Speedy Enlightenment: Moving, Racing, Quickening, and Otherwise Accelerating the Long Eighteenth Century." Send abstracts to Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu

**DEADLINE EXTENDED** - The 26th Annual Disjunctions Graduate Student Conference: "Read for Filth"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 3:14pm
University of California, Riverside/English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED for submissions: January 24, 2019

Contact email: disjunctions2020@gmail.com

Conference dates: April 16 and 17th, 2020

Location: University of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA

Keynote Speaker: Martin F. Manalansan, author of Queering the Middle: Race Region and a Queer Midwest (2014)  and Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (2003)

 

“Always read good books...and bad people.”

  • TS Madison, trans activist and social media influencer 

Call For Papers: Sierra Leone Social Protection Conference (SL-SPC 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:08pm
Sierra Leone Social Protection Conference (SL-SPC 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

Financing Social Protection in Sierra Leone "focus on equity, redistribution and responsible investment" “Salone fo betteh”

 


 

BACKGROUND

Boredom, (In)action, War and Warriors

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:09pm
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

Boredom, (In)action, War and Warriors

27 & 28 August 2020, Amsterdam

Confirmed Keynote speaker: Professor Mark Kingwell, University of Toronto

Boredom has often been defined as idleness, slowness, doing nothing, doing

something over and over again, and waiting (Smith 1981, Daren 1999, Mæland &

Brunstad 2009, Bergstein 2009, Prozak 2017). These definitions suggest that boredom

is an experience that does not generate meanings and ideas by itself about itself.

Boredom remains constantly relevant to sociocultural and political spheres only

through its opposite. It is portrayed as the empty bubble, or the vacuum of

Future Past: memory & imaginal politics in conflict and for conflicts

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:09pm
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Future Past:

Memory and Imaginal Politics

In Conflicts and For Conflicts

Key note speaker: Professor Andrea Pető

Central European University

Amsterdam, 14th & 15th July 2020

When William Murray, Lieutenant Colonel in the Western Fronts (1914-1919) wrote:

“We ceased fighting today and I have seen the last shot fired… No more danger, no more wars

and no more mud and misery” he spoke of the future; the future that would be without

dangers, wars, mud and misery. He inscribed the future within possibilities that his present

offered to him. His future and present were entangled through the war that it was becoming

his past.