Writing South Africa Now: a Colloquium, 16th-17th June, 2016
Call for Papers: Writing the South African City
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 19th March, 2016
Hosted by LSE Cities, London School of Economics, in collaboration with the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
In 2013, it was reported that more than two-thirds of South Africa’s citizens now live in the country’s sprawling urban areas. The Gauteng region alone saw its population swell to some 12 million, an increase of more than 30% in 10 years and more than ...
“Race” and the Academy since 1800
On Wednesday 23rd November 2016, the second Callaloo Graduate and Early Career Researcher workshop will take place at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). The colloquium precedes the annual Callaloo conference that will begin that evening and end on Saturday 26th November. The theme for the workshop is ‘“Race” and the Academy since 1800’.
We welcome papers from graduate and early career researchers in any field; topics to be covered may include, but are not ...
All that glitters is not gold: Critiques of Globalization in New Zealand and the Pacific
8-9 July, 2016, London (venue to be confirmed in early March)
Extended Deadline for Abstracts, 15 April 2015
With the 2008 Financial Crisis and austerity, protest over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the refugee crisis in Europe and the spotlight on Australia's inhuman treatment of asylum seekers, the rise of ISIS, the concerted turn to nationalism in the EU, scholarship and public discourse around globalization is increasingly turning away from celebration ...
World Literature and Dissent
The University of St Andrews School of English Research Colloquium
17–18 June 2016
We are delighted to announce the fourth annual School of English Colloquium World Literature and Dissent, to take place at the University of St Andrews, 17–18 June 2016. Registration and the call for papers are now open.
World Literature and Dissent will reconsider the role that dissent plays in the contemporary aesthetics of globalisation. Moving beyond merely descriptive taxonomies or positivist literary historicisms, we mobilise critical theory to ...
Irish Caribbean Connections: An Interdisciplinary Conference
University College Cork
22-23 July 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
Irish Caribbean Connections is an interdisciplinary conference that seeks to explore synergies between Ireland and the Caribbean islands. This event follows the vibrant Caribbean Irish Connections conference held at the University of the West Indies, Barbados, in 2012.
INTRODUCED BY JAHAN RAMAZANI
We welcome proposals for papers across the range of disciplines, including but not confined to the following areas:
the performing arts, drama, music, literature, and the visual arts
cultural studies, ...
Mock the Weak: Comedy and the Politics of Representation
14th-15th September 2016, Teesside University/ARC Stockton
Comedy is an ambivalent medium that ranges from the reactionary and conservative to the radical and subversive. It has both a political role in entrenching or overturning existing hierarchies of power, and a psychological one, in giving voice to taboo topics. At a time when questions related to comedy (regarding the limits of free speech, the power dynamic inherent in joking, and the representation of minority groups frequently ...
‘It Ain’t Where You’re From, It’s Where You’re At’: International Hip Hop Studies Conference
Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
23-24 June 2016
Tricia Rose, Brown University
Murray Forman, Northeastern University
The AHRC ‘Performing hip hop Englishness’ project, in collaboration with Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge, is pleased to invite proposals for papers to be presented at the international hip hop studies conference ‘It ain’t where you’re from, it’s where you’re at’.
It ain’t where you’re from:
The line ‘it ain’t where you’re from, it’s where ...
Diasporic Trajectories: Transnational Cultures in the 21st Century The 2016 seminar series, at IASH, 2 Hope Park Square, University of Edinburgh
Diaspora studies is a growing area of research within the broader field of postcolonial studies. Its principal focus is the ways in which the experiences of migrant and displaced communities have been represented in thought, literature and art. With the aim of encouraging underexplored comparative perspectives this seminar series will probe diaspora-related themes in a diverse range of ways. There will ...
The Postcolonial and the Material
May 5 – 7, 2016
University of Augsburg, Germany
Call for Papers
Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien (GAPS)
CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Shoba Venkatesh Ghosh (University of Mumbai)
Bhekizizwe Peterson (University of the Witwatersrand)
For its 2016 conference, GAPS invites panels and individual papers addressing the relationship between the ‘postcolonial’ and the ‘material’ in anglophone literary studies, cultural studies, media studies, and linguistics as well as from transdisciplinary perspectives. Drawing from and exceeding the notion of the material in material culture studies, the conference ...
CALL FOR PAPERS – CARIBBEAN LITERATURE & CULTURE (THE LITERARY ENCYCLOPEDIA)
The Literary Encyclopedia at www.litencyc.com is looking for qualified writers to enhance its coverage of Anglophone Writing and Culture of Central America and the Caribbean. The list below is not comprehensive or final, and new proposals of writers/ works/context essays that are not currently listed in our database are also welcome. However, we will prioritize articles on writers and works frequently studied in university courses, and those that are highly topical ...