In the creation of nation-states during the 19th and 20th century, standardized and official languages were of key importance to develop feelings of belonging to social collectivities through the public sphere. However, contemporary global neoliberal conditions have put pressure on Romantic notions such as belonging, togetherness and culture, that used to be seen as the building blocks of national identity. Postcolonial and decolonial debates have, furthermore critiqued the presumed monolingual character of communities and nations (Yildiz 2012; Mignolo 2003) by pointing to their linguistic heterogeneity.
Special Session at Midwest MLA at Milwaukee, WI (Nov 5 - 8, 2020):
Abstracts are sought for a peer-reviewed collection of philosophical essays related to the Naughty Dog action-adventure video game series Uncharted (2007-2017). The essays should refer to the games that are considered the canon of the series: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. As the production of the movie adaptation of the game has been once again put on hold, and it seems that Naughty Dog will not develop new entries in the series in the foreseeable future, a book of essays seems rather timely.
Re: Extended Deadline 24 April: Words, Music and Marginalisation, University of St Andrews, 1-3 September 2020
Many thanks to those of you who have already sent abstracts through for our conference Words, Music and Marginalisation with the WMA Forum in St Andrews in September 2020.
We appreciate that everyone is operating in a state of uncertainty, and with many more personal, professional and family demands on their time than usual. It is impossible at this stage to predict what travel will look like in September, but we recognise that colleagues are not comfortable making arrangements for future travel until things become clearer.
Session proposals due by new extended deadline, Friday, May 8, 2020, at cfplist.com/nemla. For more information, please visit buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/session or email email@example.com. NeMLA's 52nd Annual Convention is slated to take place March 11 to 14, 2021, and we hope that by then we will all be able to participate in our friendly convention in beautiful Philadelphia, the "Birthplace of America," steps from Independence Hall. Circumstances permitting, important work awaits us in re-shaping the humanities for ourselves, our constituents, and our broader communities.
Beyond “An Institution Adrift”: The Third Current of Writing at CUNY in the 21st Century
Eds. Todd Craig (Medgar Evers College), Neil Meyer (LaGuardia Community College), Amy J. Wan (Queens College)
Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)
Call for Special Issue Proposals
The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to
Social media narrative
Cabrini University is hosting the National Undergraduate Body Image Conference - now fully online - on October 1st, 2020.
The CFP deadline has been extended to July 31st. You and your students can register for this FREE conference now. Links for synchronous video participation will be sent following registration. For information about the CFP and to register, please visit cabrini.edu/bodyimageconf