Call for Papers: Special Issue of South Asian Review
Topic: South Asian Disasters in 20th and 21st Century - Literature, Film, and Culture
We invite proposals for a special issue of South Asian Review on “South Asian Disasters in Literature, Film, and Culture.” Edited by Liam O’ Loughlin and Pallavi Rastogi, the volume will be published in the spring of 2023. The special issue will feature Debjani Ganguly (University of Virginia), who will write the lead essay in the volume, and Upamanyu Pablo ...
"SPEAKING AS THE ‘OTHER’: Coloniality, Subalternity, and Embodied Political Articulations" (late 18th – early 20th centuries)
10-12 May 2021
Live in Helsinki and online
This multidisciplinary conference seeks to examine performative, embodied and acoustic histories of articulating political representation and colonial ‘otherness’. To that end, we intend to extend the focus of the conference beyond established Anglophone analyses of the metropole and colony, and indeed, beyond the disciplinary pre-eminence of Anglophone postcolonial studies.
The conference is planned to be held live at Metsätalo Lecture Hall 4, Unioninkatu 40, University ...
Genetic Histories and Liberties: Eugenics, Genetic Ancestries and Genetic Technologies in Literary and Visual Cultures
Gender and the Body Series, Edinburgh University Press
‘Eugenics, at its root, divides people into positive and negative groups,’ Kevin Begos
“Weak parents should not procreate. Because their children would inherit their inferior qualities, they would have no strength to lead a meaningful life, or in any way contribute to the state.” Plato, The Republic
"Eugenics is the study of the agencies under social control that may improve or impair ...
Special Issue Editor
Prof. Dr. John HawleyGuest EditorDepartment of English, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053, USAInterests: Victorian and postcolonial literatures; gender studies; intersection between religion and literature
Special Issue Information
This Special Issue seeks to update the study of religion from a postcolonial theoretical approach to include not only Christianity but also the other major world religions, and to explore the uses to which religion has been put—both in the further imposition of varieties of colonization, and also in resistance to powerful ...
In light of the disruption to work caused by the onset of Covid-19, we have decided to extend the deadline for paper and poster proposals to 20 April 2020.
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We will continue to closely review the global situation, and invite you to check our website (https://archipelagicmemory.wordpress.com/) and follow the conference Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/590162365141517/) for any news, as well as get in touch with us via email if you have any queries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been postponed until 2-5 August 2021.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Ananya Jahanara Kabir, King’s College London
Isabel Hofmeyr, University of the Witwatersrand/NYU
George Abungu, Archaeologist and International Heritage Consultant
Anwar Janoo, University of Mauritius
The concept of the “archipelago” has been discussed and deployed by historians, social scientists, literary and cultural studies scholars since the 1950s to dismantle linear narratives of historical, national and cultural development; to resist the taxonomy of centre-periphery; to emphasise shared human experiences premised on relation, ...
Dr Atef Alshaer (University of Westminster)Dr Roxanne Douglas (University of Warwick)
The conference will bring academics and researchers together to discuss the current topics, trends, and themes in the field of Arab literature written in the English Language. The scope of the conference encompasses all forms of literary production such as poetry, fiction, memoirs and autobiographies. We encourage participants to present papers about literary works produced in English by Arab authors or authors of Arab origin. The conference has a special ...
GAPS (formerly ASNEL) Dissertation Award is granted once every two years and
recognizes an outstanding doctoral thesis that advances and expands in an
exceptional manner the analytical and/or theoretical approach to Anglophone
literatures around the world, to the study of varieties of the English, or to
other postcolonial cultural forms, practices, and media.
award is endowed with € 2,000 and can be split among several doctoral theses. It
will be awarded for the fourth time at the annual convention of GAPS in May 2020.
In addition to the ...
London Conference in Critical Thought 202014th & 15th August 2020Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, Kings College LondonCall for Streamshttp://londoncritical.org/
The Call for Streams is now open for the 9th annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted and supported by the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, Kings College London.
The LCCT is a free, inter-institutional, interdisciplinary conference in critical thought that takes place annually in institutions across London. LCCT follows a non-hierarchical, decentralised model of organisation that undoes conventional ...
A postgraduate and early career conference at the Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT) Research Centre, University of Oxford, 22 FEBRUARY 2020
World Literature as a discipline has generated much debate, with scholars vying to define and delimit the field (see Damrosch, Apter, Moretti, Casanova, Spivak). This disruption of the definitional confines of World Literature stands alongside a radical questioning of the parameters of Modernism, Postcolonial, and Comparative Literature studies. Our conference aims to explore the demarcation, widening, and recalibration of ...