Patriots often express pride in national literature, claiming great works of art, or great novelists, as national icons. Literary figures may also imagine themselves promoting or embodying a national tradition. Whether novelists proclaim themselves national or are so proclaimed by others, however, the nation always has some boundary: as Benedict Anderson memorably put it, the nation is “inherently limited.” Even literatures whose boundaries are defined by a national language may have fuzzy boundaries, since the relationship of the national language to “dialectal” literature may be unclear.
CFP – Special Issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on
“Fat on the Small Screen: Televising Fat,” edited by Daniel Farr
Proposal deadline: July 10, 2018
Manuscript invitations: July 20, 2018
The Department of Asian Studies at Palacký University Olomouc is currently inviting papers for its 12th Annual Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS) to be held on November 9–10, 2018 in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The general theme this year is contemporary Japan. We welcome papers exploring the latest developments in Japanese language, society, literature, media, arts, and other fields. We hope for a broad range of contributions which will collectively offer new insights into contemporary Japan – a snapshot of Japan NOW.
Call for the Papers
Colloquium - New Philologies, the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, and The Alps-Adriatic-Rectors' Conference (AARC) present the 3rd AARC Conference
1918-2018. (Un)doing Nationalism and Resistance
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria – September 20-22, 2018
Second Call for Papers
Agnes Sire on Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment
Wednesday, May 23 | 6:30-8 PM | ICP Museum, 250 Bowery, New York
Agnes Sire, artistic director of the Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, discusses the legacy of the legendary photographer on the opening day of the ICP Museum exhibition Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment.
Free with registration
CERTIFICATE COURSE by CIRHS (summer course)
While university administrators have many ways to assess a program’s or department’s effectiveness, student retention is one of the more controversial measures.
CFP: Edited Collection on Eliza Rachel Félix