Soapbox Call for Papers: 3.0 ‘Impasse’

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Deadline extended to January 15th   For the next volume of Soapbox, a graduate peer-reviewed journal for cultural analysis, we invite young researchers and established scholars alike to submit work that critically engages with the theme of impasse. [Border] In its first instance, and most literal meaning, an impasse indicates a border that arises in our […]

MasterLanguage Course: Escribir violencia en Latinoamérica: humor, afecto y cuerpo

Leiden | February – April 2021 | Instructors: Nanne Timmer (LU) ism Brigitte Adriaenssen, Reindert Dhondt en Gabriel Inzaurralde

Este curso ofrece una serie de reflexiones sobre repertorios culturales en torno a la violencia y sobre su circulación y recepción. Después de
una introducción teórica que problematice la noción de violencia desde un enfoque poscolonial, el curso explorará estudios específicos sobre el tema. Estudiaremos, por ejemplo, textos literarios de autores latinoamericanos contemporáneos que van desde el realismo al delirio
absurdo. Exploraremos, por ejemplo, la lectura y recepción de las imágenes de violencia en las cárceles en Chile y veremos cómo Martin
Kohan construye una de sus novelas sobre la imposibilidad de narrar la crueldad de la dictadura argentina. Estudiaremos el papel central del
humor ―conociendo incluso las dificultades del tema―, y afrontaremos la poesía activista en México; poesía que gira en torno al creciente
número de feminicidios y el rol-mujer en este contexto tan difícil.

Conference: Cultural perceptions of Safety

21 & 22 January 2021 | Open University
This two-day conference will bring together scholars from eight different countries and various humanities disciplines to pursue fluctuations in conceptualizations, expressions and feelings of safety over time as well as in cultures of surveillance and safety practices. Speakers will address a variety of topics, ranging from narratives and visual discourses of (un)safety, to representations and imaginations of places and spaces of safety and regulations to ensure safety.

Vacancy: OU Promising Scholar Fellowship (Humanities)

Deadline: 18 december 2020 | Locatie: Heerlen
Overweeg jij een onderzoeksvoorstel in te dienen in het kader van het NWO-programma PhDs in the Humanities? Dan ben je op zoek naar een faculteit die jouw voorstel selecteert voor indiening bij NWO. Had je daarbij al aan de Open Universiteit gedacht? De Open Universiteit biedt een relatief korte route naar indiening van jouw voorstel bij NWO. Geïnteresseerd? Meld je dan aan voor dit fellowship. 

Call for papers: Themanummer De Moderne Tijd

Deadline: 14 januari 2021
De verwantschap tussen mens en grond fungeerde in de regionale kunst lang niet altijd als ideologie,
maar vormde wel regelmatig onderdeel van de beleving en verbeelding van de streek. Dit
themanummer onderzoekt de interesse in couleur locale vanuit een materieel perspectief en legt de
nadruk hierbij letterlijk op de representatie van ‘bodems’ in de Lage Landen, eventueel in comparatief
perspectief. Welke rol speelt (het idee van) de bodem in de culturele verbeelding van ca. 1780-1940?

World Literature in Unexpected Places: Displacement and the Minor in Global Urban Contexts

Panel proposal | Deadline: 1 December 2020

In the last few decades, metropolises have become the focus of many research fields that analysed them from several angles. However, the complexities of our societies and their expressions in urban contexts have not only provided fertile ground for research but also served as the basis for a number of literary works, which voice issues of marginality.

Call for Benelux students interested in the Environmental Humanities

Deadline: 4 December 2020

BASCE, the Benelux Association for the Study of Culture and the Environment (https://beneluxenvironmentalhumanities.wordpress.com), is back! We are looking for Phd, RMA and MA students interested in joining a new BASCE events committee. The goal is of the events committee is to bring together people interested in the Environmental Humanities -including fields like ecocriticism, environmental history, and environmental philosophy- as well as those working outside of academia on topics relevant to the Environmental Humanities.

Call for Papers: 2021 International Conference on Narrative

2021 International Conference on Narrative

2021 International Conference on Narrative | May 19-23, 2021
**EXTENDED DEADLINE: Nov. 25, 2020**
Sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Narrative, the International Conference on Narrative is an interdisciplinary forum addressing all dimensions of narrative theory and practice. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium. Papers, however, should be in English.

Symposium: Unhinging the National Framework

Symposium; Unhinging the National Framework

Friday 4 December 2020 9.00 – 17.00
Keynote speakers:

Prof. dr. Halleh Ghorashi, Professor of Diversity and Integration, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Dr. Anna Poletti, Associate Professor Comparative Literature, Utrecht University
Prof. dr. Gloria Wekker, Professor Emerita, Gender and Ethnicity, Utrecht University