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 ...
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’
*Dr James Procter , 'Diaspora on Air: Radio and Lyrical Modernity'
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 ...
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 ...