Announcement: Queer Political Theologies, Toronto, May 5

The conveners would like to thank the University of Toronto’s Women & Gender Studies Institute, the Centre for Comparative Literature, the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Trinity College, and the Toronto School of Theology for their indispensable support in helping to organize this event.   Queer Political Theologies Organized by Ricky Varghese, … Read more…

CFP: Resurfacing: women writing across Canada in the 1970s 26-28 April 2018 Mount Allison University & Université de Moncton

First Call This conference emerges from the growing sense that women who were writing in English and French across Canada from the end of the 1960s through the 1970s and into the early 1980s are poised to be recovered or recontextualized by our scholarly community. This period was seminal for the women’s movement and also … Read more…

Esther Cheung Award

The CCLA Esther Cheung Award goes to the best Graduate Student paper on the annual program. All graduate students, underemployed and early career (non-tenure-track) academics who presented papers at our 2016 meeting in Calgary were eligible for nomination. We are delighted to announce that the winner of that award is KATHRYN FRANKLIN (York University), for their paper “Local … Read more…

CFP: ASAP/9: The Arts of the Present

ASAP/9: The Arts of the Present October 26-28, 2017 Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley at the Oakland Marriott City Center Call for Papers ASAP/9 invites proposals from scholars and artists addressing the contemporary arts in all their forms since the 1960s—literary, visual, performing, musical, cinematic, design, and digital. We are interested in work … Read more…

CFP: Retrospect and Prospect: International Symposium on Chinese Canadian literature and Media

Call for Papers Retrospect and Prospect: International Symposium on Chinese Canadian literature and Media July 20-21, 2017 York University, Toronto, Canada From July 20 to 21, 2017, as hosted by York University in the light of celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, this international symposium explores the theme “Retrospect and Prospect” in Chinese Canadian literature … Read more…

Recruitment: LSU Ph.D. Program in Comparative Literature

The Ph. D. Program in Comparative Literature at Louisiana State University is recruiting students who have received a B.A. or M.A. in Comparative Literature, in another national literary tradition, or in allied areas of study. Students apply directly to the Ph. D. program. Those who have completed the B.A. with qualifications in specific disciplines have … Read more…

CFP: International Journal of Fashion Studies

The International Journal of Fashion Studies Special Issue: ‘The State of Fashion Studies’   Call for Abstracts   You can submit your abstract for either section I or for section II. The International Journal of Fashion Studies will be devoting a special issue, entitled ‘The State of Fashion Studies’, to an assessment of the academic study of fashion … Read more…

Drain: AIDS and Memory

Drain is pleased to announce its new issue, AIDS and Memory. Edited by Ricky Varghese, this issue explores the ethical, socio-political and cultural stakes at hand in thinking memory, or commemoration, in the same instance as the aesthetic representation of AIDS. What might these artistic instances open up for with respect to dialogue, and thereby … Read more…

ASA Statement on Academic Freedom in Turkey

Statement on Academic Freedom in Turkey American Studies Association The American Studies Association joins with the Middle East Studies Association, American Anthropological Association, Executive Committee of the American Comparative Literature Association, German Studies Association, International Center for Medieval Art, Latin American Studies Association, Linguistic Society of America, The Medieval Academy of America, and Ottoman and … Read more…