Events

CfP: Irish Caribbean Connections: An Interdisciplinary Conference

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. KEYNOTE SPEAKER LORNA GOODISON 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, ... Read more

CfP: Mock the Weak: Comedy and the Politics of Representation, 14th-15th September 2016

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 ... Read more

‘It Ain’t Where You’re From, It’s Where You’re At’: International Hip Hop Studies Conference Wolfson College, University of Cambridge CfP

‘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 http://hiphopstudies.org Keynote speakers: 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 ... Read more

Diasporic Trajectories: Transnational Cultures in the 21st Century The 2016 seminar series,

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 ... Read more

CfP: The Postcolonial and the Material (deadline extended)

The Postcolonial and the Material May 5 – 7, 2016 University of Augsburg, Germany Call for Papers Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien (GAPS) Annual Conference 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 ... Read more

CFP – Literary Encyclopedia: CARIBBEAN LITERATURE & CULTURE

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 ... Read more

CFP Shakespeares: Critical Perspectives Past and Present, Beni Mellal, Morocco

Call For Papers   Shakespeares: Critical Perspectives Past and Present RLCC Annual International Conference 29-30 March 2016, Beni Mellal, Morocco   On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Research Laboratory on Culture and Communication is devoting its annual international conference to “Shakespeares: Critical Perspectives Past and Present.” Proposals for 20-minute papers addressing any aspect of Shakespeare’s oeuvre are invited. The conference topics include (but are not limited to): Popular Culture and Shakespeare Multicultural/Global Shakespeare Shakespeare in the Arab World Postmodern Shakespeare(s) Performing/Staging Shakespeare Screening Shakespeare Cross-gender ... Read more

Seminar Series: Diasporic Trajectories: Transnational Cultures in the 21st Century

Diasporic Trajectories: Transnational Cultures in the 21st Century  IASH, 2 Hope Park Square, University of Edinburgh  Seminar 5, Friday 13th November, 2-5pm *Prof. David Murphy, ‘The Performance of Pan-Africanism: performing black identity at major pan-African festivals, 1966-2010’ http://rms.stir.ac.uk/converis-stirling/person/10677 *Dr James Procter , 'Diaspora on Air: Radio and Lyrical Modernity' http://www.ncl.ac.uk/elll/staff/profile/james.procter Chair: Dr Sam Coombes   The remaining seminars in the series are the following: 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 ... Read more

CFP: Representations of cinema and spectatorship in Francophone Africa (Marrakech, Morocco)

  Call for Papers Representations of cinema and spectatorship in Francophone Africa International Conference – ESAV - Marrakech (Morocco) – May 24-25, 2016    Research on African cinemas has until recently remained quite limited in scope. The films, filmmakers, and the political contexts as well as the images of the regions conveyed by the films have been the main focus of interest. The circulation of the films, film exhibition, cinema as a leisure activity, the ways in which people watch films are questions that have remained ... Read more

Third Biannual Northern Postcolonial Network Symposium: Asylum, Refuge, Migration CfP

Third Biannual Northern Postcolonial Network Symposium: Asylum, Refuge, Migration A Joint Event of the University of Manchester and University of Salford 29 January 2016 (Attendance FREE) Call for Papers The Third Biannual NPN Symposium on ‘Asylum, Refuge, Migration’, 29 January 2016, at MediaCityUK (Salford), will bring together academic and non-academic audiences to debate the current and very pressing issues of asylum, refuge and migration. The focus of the day is therefore on conversation rather than on the delivery of formal academic papers. We warmly invite postgraduates and ... Read more
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