The Interface between British Contemporary Black and Jewish Cultures
Friday 4 November 2016
University of Reading, UK
Over the past three decades, a considerable body of work has emerged on the interface between Black and Jewish cultures in the United States. In contrast, there has been very little scholarship on Black-Jewish cultural relations in the context of the United Kingdom. To a certain extent, this disparity can be explained by the very different histories of Jewish and Black populations on either side of the ...
Inhabiting the voids of History
A conference on Caryl Phillips
May 23-24 2017
University of Caen, Normandy (ERIBIA)
Call for Papers
This two-day conference on the work of Caryl Phillips will be held in the presence of the author.
Often labelled a neo-slave narrative, Crossing the River is emblematic of an interest in slave history and slave narratives which has manifested itself in recent decades. As such it invites a reflexion on the nature and workings of collective memory, and in particular the socio-historical workings of memory ...
Refugee Literature Workshop
GIS-MOMM Bi-Annual Conference
4-6 July 2017
I would like to invite you to participate to the workshop I am putting together on refugee literature for the next GIS bi-annual conference, taking place in Paris in July 2017.
Before I explain the objectives of the workshop, let me introduce you first very briefly to the CNRS Scientific Interest Group (Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique, GIS) on the Middle East and the Muslim World (Moyen-Orient et Mondes musulmans, MOMM).
GIS-MOMM was created in 2013 as ...
Postcolonial Italy: between Assimilation and Integration Symposium
Adelaide, 23 November 2016
Flinders University and the Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS) will host a one-day symposium, Postcolonial Italy: between Assimilation and Integration, convened by Luciana d’Arcangeli and Laura Lori, in Adelaide on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 at Flinders in the City, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia.
The keynote speaker will be Kaha Mohamed Aden. Her documentary, La quarta via, will be screened free and open to the community at 6.30pm. The conveners are ...
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 ...