CFP: AIDS and Memory

Drain: A Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture Special Issue, AIDS and Memory Ricky Varghese   What is called AIDS is, for consciousness and for thought, a necessarily impossible object. – William Haver, The Body of This Death   And if memory encrypts what is lost in death, it also preserves the lost other and our libidinal … Read more…

ASAP/8 CFP: Alternatives to the Present

How and to what ends do the contemporary arts conceptualize, represent, and model new spaces and temporalities? In recent years, much has been said about the difficulty of representing new spaces and times at “the end of history.” Fredric Jameson and Mark Fisher have famously pronounced that it is nowadays easier to imagine apocalypse on … Read more…

CFP: Letters

Mosaic a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature Call for Submissions Letters   Mosaic invites innovative and interdisciplinary submissions for a special issue on the theme of philosophy’s, literature’s, or any other discipline’s, letters. Traditionally, letters have been regarded as “non-serious” or at least as superfluous to the critical enterprise proper (consider Kant’s division of … Read more…

CFP: Pseudotranslation and Metafictionality/Pseudo-traduction: enjeux métafictionnels

This special issue investigates the autoreflexive and metafictional dimensions of pseudotranslation (original texts that present themselves as translations for a variety of reasons). Based in an aesthetic of imitation, pseudotranslations imply a critical function towards the (original and translated) literary production of a certain period. The imposture often involves an elaborate paratextual discourse that foregrounds … Read more…

CFP: Special issue of Canada and Beyond

Call for Papers, a special issue of Canada and Beyond “Canada, Brazil, and Beyond” Guest Editors: Diana Brydon and Vanessa A. Nunes   The Brazilian comparison makes good sense for Canadianists yet our different histories of colonialism, indigenous relations, and cultural debates about capitalism, democracy, multiculturalism, and globalization have seldom been investigated with the sustained … Read more…

CFP: Identity and Gender in Galicia: an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Identity and Gender in Galicia: an Interdisciplinary Perspective Call for papers The symposium will attempt an interdisciplinary reflection on the identity – or the multiple collective identities – that have emerged along the complex history of Galicia. From the Celt myths and the Atlantis to the unique structures created by the exiled Galicians in Latin America, … Read more…

CfP: Cultural Crossings: Production, Consumption, and Reception across the Canada-US Border

Cultural Crossings: Production, Consumption, and Reception across the Canada-US Border Second international Culture and the Canada-US Border conference University of Nottingham, 20-22 June 2014 Keynote Speakers: Charles Acland, Danielle Fuller, and DeNel Rehberg Sedo Call for papers http://www.kent.ac.uk/ccusb/events/nottingham.html The Leverhulme Trust-funded Culture and the Canada-US Border international research network is pleased to invite proposals for … Read more…

CfP: Shifting Grounds: Cultural Tectonics Along the Pacific Rim

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Campus Germersheim, Germany July 17-19, 2014 SHIFTING GROUNDS: CULTURAL TECTONICS ALONG THE PACIFIC RIM Call for Papers Geological in origin, the term ‘Pacific Rim’ refers to a zone of high tectonic stresses, of seismic and volcanic energy, along the margins of the Pacific Ocean, thus conceptually tying together the Americas, the islands … Read more…

CfP: Le Canada : une culture de métissage / Transcultural Canada

Le Canada : une culture de métissage / Transcultural Canada Colloque international / 24 – 25 octobre 2013 Université de Saint-Boniface / Winnipeg (English text follows) Le métissage est un concept polysémique qui occupe un très grand champ d’applications dans l’analyse des sociétés contemporaines, surtout celles – comme le Canada – qui sont caractérisées par l’hétérogénéité … Read more…