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Call for Chapters for Edited Book: Genetic Histories and Liberties

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 ... Read more

Call for Papers: Religion and Postcolonial Literature, Music, and Art

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 Dear Colleagues, 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 ... Read more

Deadline Extended: ‘Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines’ (University of Mauritius, 4 – 6 August 2020)

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. Click here to access the full call for papers. 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: archipelagicmemory@gmail.com. Read more

Call for Papers: Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines (University of Mauritius, 4 – 6 August 2020)

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, ... Read more

CFP: Arab Literature in English: Re-writing Gender, Race, Politics and Culture. May 29, 2020

Coventry University Keynote Speakers 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 ... Read more

GAPS Dissertation Award

The 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. The 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 ... Read more

Call for Streams: London Conference in Critical Thought 2020

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 ... Read more

Call for Papers: Translational Spaces: Language, Literatures, Disciplines

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 ... Read more

CFP: Special Issue for Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature on Contemporary Black British Women’s Writing

We are welcoming submissions for a Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature on experimentation and innovation in contemporary Black British Women’s Writing (eds. Elisabeth Bekers, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett and Helen Cousins). This special issue aims to appraise the burgeoning field of Black British Women’s Writing in a collection of essays that considers the literary innovations of British women of African and African-Caribbean descent since the 1990s. The issue will highlight the centrality of aesthetic creativity in writing by black British women in order ... Read more

Conference: “Intellectuals Across Borders: Writers, Artists, Activists”

University of Münster, 5-6 September 2019  Co-hosted by the University of Lisbon "Misala ya silent" © Mbajani G. Nyangulu The second PIN Network Conference "Intellectuals Across Borders: Writers, Artists, Activists" will take place in Münster/Germany, co-hosted by the University of Münster and the University of Lisbon. The opening event is scheduled for the evening of Sept. 4, 2019. The conference closes on Sept. 6, 2019. Intellectuals Across Borders explores the dynamic formations of postcolonial intellectual work in the manifold European public spheres. The conference works with the idea ... Read more
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