In the age of post-liberalism, some of the inevitable consequences of what the geographer Neil Smith has called ‘uneven development’ are the various identity politics emerging out of the discontent of the ethnic and linguistically marginalized communities and the even more threatening waves of ‘religious resurgence’ and ‘religious fundamentalisms’ that desecrates the basic bonds of human life and its survival. However, what has stood resilient in the face of decades of abrasive change has been the rich heritage of a pluralist and harmonious existence that has fostered its unique variety of cosmopolitanism in multi-lingual, multi-ethnic and multi-faith societies.
CALL FOR PAPERS: The Female Detective on TV
MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture invites academic authors with expertise in television studies and other related disciplines to contribute to our upcoming special issue on female detectives on TV.
THE 1ST UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES INSTITUTEGRADUATE CONFERENCE: SPEAKING TO POWER: FEMINIST THEORIES AND PRAXES
Conference Date: April 24-25, 2020
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: March 7th, 2020
Notice of Acceptance: March 16th, 2020
Editor: Dr. Chad Whittle, Georgia College
Purpose of book: This edited collection of research will examine how journalists are using podcasting to produce news content. Podcasts continue to grow in usage and are becoming a part of media consumers daily routine to stay updated on the latest headlines and analysis of the top stories of the day. The editor is seeking contributions from scholars and those within the industry on the following topics:
*The use of daily news podcasts to deliver the top headlines and stories of the day
*Long form investigative journalism podcasts
*Sports journalism podcasts
*Politically based news podcasts
The term “addiction” was not widely established in the 19th century. Even today, although amply attested in medical and legal dictionaries, it is not unambiguous: the label “addict” is highly stigmatizing, while “addiction” to yoga or organic sourdough is a status marker. Nineteenth-century writers nonetheless depicted recognizable states of dependency and loss of autonomy, which 21st-century readers find unmistakably familiar.
The World Literature area for the 2020 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2020 annual conference will be held from Friday, October 23-Saturday, October 24 2020 at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH.
Now accepting proposals for the Short Fiction Criticism panel at the South Central Modern Language Association conference in Houston, Texas, October 8-10, 2020.
Papers critically engaging short fiction in any language or time period will be considered. Approaches that engage the conference theme “Politics of Protest” are encouraged, as are papers that expand the definition of short fiction as a genre (to include, for example, graphic literature or digital media narratives).
Please submit abstracts to Sarah Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 23, 2020.
"While there is a growing and prominent literature on the experiences of first-generation undergraduate students, there is a lack of research on the experiences of first-generation graduate students. People tend to assume that if someone makes it through the bachelor’s degree, they enter graduate school on a level playing field." - Bailey Smolarek, Inside Higher Ed
This proposed roundtable session for MLA 2021 seeks to explore the challenges and experiences faced by first-generation PhDs, both as graduate students and in their post-graduate careers. Some possible topics for exploration include:
"Where are the Wonder Girls? Heroines and Persistence in Campus Novels"
Call for Papers
Modern Language Association Convention
January 7-10, 2021
The conference will bring together scholars and intellectuals from the African diaspora, and/or those engaged in African diaspora research and engagement. It will offer perspectives on old and new diaspora from various theoretical, conceptual and disciplinary perspectives. The aim is to generate new knowledge that can inform not only scholarship but also work in the policy/government, civil society and business spheres.
The conference is calibrated as an interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary congregation. Multiple viewpoints from which old and new diaspora can be explained and comprehended will be presented.
SIDNEY AND THE SIDNEY CIRCLE AT THE SIXTEENTH-CENTURY SOCIETY CONFERENCE
October 29-November 1, 2020, Baltimore, MD
The International Sidney Society will sponsor three panels at the 2020 Sixteenth-Century Society Conference and invites paper proposals related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, the Sidney Family or the Sidney Circle generally.
I. Post-critical Reading and the Sidney Circle
Human Cognition in Andreï Makine’s Oeuvre
La cognition humaine chez Andreï Makine
Study days postponed to July 1-2, 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic
Deadline for paper submission extended: January 15, 2021
Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Gefen (CNRS, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)
Call for Papers
This symposium explores North American Indigenous intellectual and narrative traditions that were recovered, reclaimed, or (re-)invented in the wake of Red Power movements that emerged in the 1960s in the settler colonial societies of Canada and the USA. It asks: which new perspectives and visions have been developed over the last 50 years within Indigenous studies and related fields when looking at Indigenous land and land rights, Indigenous political and social sovereignty, extractivism and environmental destruction, oppressive sex/gender systems, and for describing the repercussions of settler colonialism in North America, especially in narrative representations?
Raz Chen-Morris (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Alexander Honold (University of Basel)
Hania Siebenpfeiffer (University of Marburg)