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NeMLA 2019 Panel: Contemporary Epistemologies of Militarization in the Global South

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:23pm
Renee Michelle Ragin and Giulia Ricco, Duke University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 23, 2018

A few months ago, an Afro-Brazilian councilwoman investigating police brutality in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas was gunned down. Ballistics showed a match for the weapons used by military police. After a failed military coup in Turkey in 2016, thousands participated in overnight “Democracy Watches,” turning public squares into sites of mutual surveillance. And, in the US, nearly two decades after 9/11, the logic of the “war on terror” has spilled over into “wars” on drugs, illegal immigration, and inner-city violence.

Beyond the Clock: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Time (15-16 March 2019)

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:39pm
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 14, 2018

 

Beyond the Clock: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Time

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

15-16 March 2019

 

Keynote Speakers:

Jimena Canales (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Stephen Kern (The Ohio State University)

 

The “Beyond the Clock” Symposium brings together scholars from the humanities and social sciences for two days of presentations and discussions on what might be called the third generation of temporality studies.  

The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:21pm
Zeina Maasri / University of Brighton, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity  |  28–29 June 2019, University of Brighton, UK  An international interdisciplinary conference jointly organized by the University of Brighton’s Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE); Centre for Design History (CDH) and Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories(CMNH). Deadline for abstracts: 28 September 2018 “The Sixties” continue to engage scholars from many disciplines in debates over what exactly changed; and, indeed, whether the various protest movements were in fact radical at all in their political demands.

Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines: Thirty Years After

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:41am
Texture: A Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

The Shadow Lines (1988) is Amitav Ghosh’s acclaimed masterpiece. The novel won the Sahitya Akademi award, India’s most prestigious annual literary prize, as well as the Ananda Puraskar in 1990. The novel has gained enormous resonance in postcolonial studies as it touches upon some of the major issues in the fields of colonial history, national identities, memory,time and space, hybridity, transnationalism and borders. It has been seminal in the definition and discussion of a postcolonial cartography.

Linguistic (Re)Turns

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:35pm
ACLA 2019 - American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Linguistic (Re)Turns"

Organizers: Sara Ceroni (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Luke Mueller (Bentley University) 

Transregional Postcolonialisms: Queer Remainders of Disappearing Imperialism

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:08am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

American Comparative Literature Association 2019 Annual Meeting

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

March 7 – 10, 2019

 

Transregional Postcolonialisms: Queer Remainders of Disappearing Imperialism

https://www.acla.org/transregional-postcolonialisms-queer-remainders-disappearing-imperialism

Co-organizers:

Ryanson Alessandro Ku, Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University (ryanson.ku@duke.edu)

Transnational and Transcultural Spaces

updated: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:25am
postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018

postScriptum:  An  Interdisciplinary  Journal  of  Literary  Studies

online,  open access,  peer-reviewed, UGC approved; ISSN: 2456-7507Volume IV Number i & ii (January & July 2019 issues)

Special Issues on

Transnational and Transcultural Spaces

 Guest Editor

Dr Jati Sankar Mondal, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University <skbu.ac.in>

Spaces between Fiction and Nonfiction in Literatures of Witness (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:35am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

“Something must be said. Must be said that has not been and has been said before.” —Minh-ha Trinh, from Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcolonialism and Feminism

Mainstream journalism and non-fiction reports on war and conflict often reinforce the same injustices they address, even when their goal is to critique human rights violations. On one hand, they can spectacularize suffering; on the other hand, they can de-emphasize individual suffering through “us versus them” rhetoric or distancing imagery, such as the US media’s focus on “shock and awe” tactics in the “war on terror.”

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