As Chinua Achebe's second novel, No Longer at Ease, first published in 1960, arrives at its 60th anniversary, scholars have an opportunity to reassess its significance not only for African literature, but also for world literature in general.
This peer-reviewed volume will discuss the focus on displacement, both external and internal, in texts of the long eigteenth century (1660-1815).
We invite you to attend an upcoming conference on prisons and incarceration, Towards New Histories of Imprisonment, 1500-1850, taking place at Keble College, University of Oxford, UK on the 15th and 16th of July 2019.
This conference is free to attend, and we will also be providing tea/coffee and lunch to all attendees. Please do register, here: https://oxfordprisonconference.eventbrite.co.uk
The 51st Annual Convention of the NorthEastern Modern Language Association will be held 5 - 8 Mar., 2020, in Boston, MA. Please consider submitting a proposal fo the below session, and circulate this announcement widely:
More than 400 years after his death Shakespeare is still taught in western universities and throughout the world. The number of published books related to his works as well as similarly devoted scholarly conferences seem to increase yearly. This means that what and how to approach teaching Shakespeare is not stagnant as might be imagined, but rather is expanding. The number of plays attributed to Shakespeare have seen some fluctuations, but the theory and scholarly research applied to pinch and prod his works continue to produce new stimulating insights.
NeMLA 51st Annual Convention
March 5-8, 2020
Marriott Copley Place
Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies
Victorians Institute 2019 -- Charleston, SC Oct 31-Nov 2
Our conference site for 2019 affords an opportunity to think about transatlantic connections in the 19th century, when Charleston was a prominent intersection on a web that connected Britain, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.
As Chinua Achebe's second novel, No Longer at Ease, first published in 1960, arrives at its 60th anniversary, scholars have an opportunity to reassess its significance not only for African literature, but also for world literature in general. The story is set in the 1950's and richly depicts the cultural tensions of African societies nearing independence from Great Britain.