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Call for applications from literary artists for Ky Arts Council fellowships and awards - deadline March 15

The deadline to apply for the 2023 Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Fellowships or Emerging Artists Awards is March 15. They are taking applications in this round from literary artists: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and play/screenwriting.

Hybrid workshop: "Occupied by Play. Rethinking Reading and Learning in Japan" (17-18 February 2023)

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The University of Cambridge (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) and Stockholm University are organizing the hybrid workshop Occupied by Play. Rethinking Reading and Learning in Japan, on 17 and 18 February 2023. This is an interdisciplinary workshop (game studies, language education, popular culture, and literature), which moves across early modern, modern, and contemporary Japan. The programme includes twelve presentations, a roundtable, and a keynote by Prof. Peter Burke.

New Books on Japan: "Inglorious, Illegal Bastards" author Aaron Skabelund (BYU) in conversation with Yoshikuni Igarashi (Vanderbilt) - February 8, 7pm EST/4pm PST

The Modern Japan History Association presents a "New Books on Japan" conversation between Aaron Skabelund (Brigham Young University), author of Inglorious, Illegal Bastards: Japan's Self-Defense Force during the Cold War (Cornell University Press, 2022) and Yoshikuni Igarashi, (Vanderbilt University). The event is free and open to the public and will be held over Zoom. Pre-registration is required.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report for H-Announce: 23 January - 30 January

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The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 23 January 2023 to 30 January 2023. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Announce. See the H-Net Job Guide website at for more information.

Cassettes and Mass Culture in Egypt with Andrew Simon - History Sounds Podcast

In the latest conversation of the Borderlines series History Sounds, Andrew Simon tells Olga Verlato about the history of cassette culture in Egypt, the "death" of public taste, and the advent of cassette piracy, introducing along the way the music of Ahmad Adawiya, Muhammad Abd al-Wahhab, Shaykh Imam and many others.

You can listen to the conversation here and find links to Spotify, Substack, and Apple.

CFP -- America's Unexceptional Christian Nationalism (July 23–27, Baltimore, MD)

The Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies ( in Baltimore invites scholars and pro-democracy activists to submit proposals on the topic of:


America’s Unexceptional Christian Nationalism: Democratic Lessons from Other Contexts

The January issue of the Journal of Democracy is here, featuring an essay on the rise of “Homonationalism” among Europe’s Far Right

The new issue of the Journal of Democracy (available free on ProjectMuse until February 14) presents a timely snapshot on the fate of freedom around the world. Like much of Europe’s right, portions of the far right now embraces gay rights—but as a tool to oppose Muslims.

CfP: Identity and the Transnational Reverberations of Conflict Workshop, University of Oxford

CfP aproaching deadline: 27 January 2023


Call for Papers

Identity and the Transnational Reverberations of Conflict Workshop

5-6 May 2023

Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford

Deadline for the submission of proposals: 27 January 2023

Symposium: "Prisoners of the Asia-Pacific War" (Feb 7-8)

We are pleased to announce the opening of our online symposium titled “Prisoners of the Asia-Pacific War: History, Memory, and Forgetting” to registered audience members. The symposium will be held across two days between 16:00-19:30 on Tuesday, February 7 and 9:00-17:00 on Wednesday, February 8, Japan time. This symposium brings together scholars researching the histories, memorialization and forgetting of prisoners and prison camps of the Asia Pacific War. See the schedule below.

CFP: GSA 2023 Panel: Autobiographical and Autofictional Writing in the Works of Günter Grass (15.03.23)

Günter Grass’s reservations towards the genre of autobiography are well documented. In a 2003 interview with Der Spiegel, Grass stated: “Wenn ich eine Möglichkeit sähe, mich gewissermaßen in Variation zu erzählen – das wäre vielleicht reizvoll.

CFP: GSA 2023 "Comparison Literature Revisited: Genres, Forms, Media", October 5–8, 2023, Montréal (15.03.2023)

As an epistemological practice or as a social custom, comparison has been the subject of much debate in recent decades. “Why compare?,” R. Radhakrishnan has asked in an essay that spells out the asymmetries implicit in many acts of comparison which have come into view from the critical perspective of postcolonial theory.


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