CFP: Michael Ondaatje’s “Globe of Fear”: Refractions of the Father and the Fatherland

Conference on “Asian Literatures in Motion”
Organized by Rising Asia Foundation and Journal,
September 24-25, 2021, on Google Meet

Deadline for submitting abstracts: Monday, August 2, 2021.

Name of Organization: Rising Asia Foundation and Rising Asia Journal. www.rajraf.org
Contact emails: harish.mehta@utoronto.ca
and julie.mehta@utoronto.ca

Submissions are invited for the “Asian Literatures in Motion” Conference on Michael Ondaatje’s works. Papers should focus on the themes emerging from Ondaatje’s fiction and poetry, with appropriate theoretical underpinnings on the following broad topics:

  • Diasporic Dilemmas
  • Canada, Multiculture and Globalization
  • History as Representation
  • Search for Home
  • Art, Music and Architecture
  • The Postcolonial Conundrum
  • The Presence of the Absent Father
  • The Sri Lankan Civil War
  • The Body in Ondaatje’s Poetry
  • Imaginary Homelands
  • Consumed by Loss

Please submit your 300 word abstracts (along with a 200 word resume citing education, publications and research interests) by August 1, 2021 by email to: harish.mehta@utoronto.ca and julie.mehta@utoronto.ca mentioning “Asian Literatures in Motion” in the subject line.

Each paper presenter should speak for about 20 minutes, after which there will be a discussion and questions.

Final papers will be considered for publication in the Rising Asia Journal. Please see: www.rajraf.org

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CFP for a special issue on „Indigenous Histories,“ Journal Prairie History

Deadline for submissions: 1 Feb. 2022

The journal Prairie History, produced by the Manitoba Historical Society, publishes scholarly, feature length articles as well as shorter, popular articles, documentary selections, pictorial essays and reviews relating to the social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural history of the Canadian West (Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba) and the U.S borderlands. Prairie History is an illustrated journal.
With funding from the Winnipeg Foundation we plan on publishing a special Indigenous issue of the journal. Our goal is to present new and innovative writing on topics related to any aspect ofIndigenous histories in the West.
This is a call for submissions of essays to be included in this special edition.
Contributions could focus on pre-contact themes, topics related to land, treaties, residential schools, education, material culture, contemporary political and cultural themes, First Nations and Metis histories and communities and heritage, as well as broad topics such as reconciliation. Contributions regarding recent revelations regarding child burials at residential schools would also be welcomed.

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Public keynote lecture: Rosalind Hampton, „Canadian Academia as Colonial Continua“

Uhr

This event is part of the Bavarian American Academy Student Conference. As a keynote lecture, it is open to the public.

This event will take place via Zoom. Please register for participation via fricke18@ads.uni-passau.de.

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CFP: Online Conference Alice Munro at 90: Central European Interpretations

Budapest, Hungary

November 25-26, 2021

Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2021

Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary and Eötvös Loránd University are pleased to announce a conference on “Alice Munro at 90_Central European Interpretations“ held in Budapest, Hungary, on November 25-26, 2021.

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CFP: Feeding Food Studies: Graduate and Undergraduate Research in Canadian Food Cultures

Deadline for submissions: July 19, 2021

CuiZine: The Journal of Canadian Food Cultures / Revue des cultures culinaires au Canada is seeking contributions for a special issue celebrating graduate and undergraduate research, writing, and art related to food in Canada.

Food is essential for human life and plays an important role in social and cultural practices around the world. University courses centered on food contribute to a diverse and growing corpus of work that examines the significance of food in relation cultural representation, access, equity, justice, health and environmental issues.

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CFP: Railroads in Native America

Ogden, UT/USA

May 20-21, 2022

Deadline December 15,2021

Ogden / Promontory Summit / Salt Lake City – Bringing together Native and non-Native scholars, students, artists, musicians, tribal citizens, tribal government representatives and the general public, this 2nd gathering and symposium invites conversation about the fraught and dynamic relationships between Native peoples and railroads. The program committee encourages submissions across a wide range of mediums and diverse formats including: roundtable presentations, research paper sessions, oral histories and storytelling, dance, artwork, multimedia offerings including film, and small poster exhibits.

Designed to be inclusive, intergovernmental and interdisciplinary, the symposium is hosted by the Utah Division of Indian Affaires in cooperation with the intermountain tribal nations of the Goshute, Palute, Diné, Shoshone, and Ute peoples. The gathering’s geographical reach includes the United States and Canada.

Please find the full CFP here.

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Graduate Student Fellowships (MA or PhD) at Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery

The Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery at he Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) announces Two Graduate Student Fellowships (MA or PhD): Academic Year 2021-2022

Deadline: July 16th, 2021

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CFP: Special issue of Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies

Early Career Researchers‘ Perspectives on the Literatures and Cultures of Canada/Turtle Island

Call for Papers for a special issue of Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies (Issue 11, 2022)

Proposals due by October 30, 2021.

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CFP: 80 Years and Beyond! A Virtual Symposium on Canadian Comics, October 15-16, 2021

Call for Presentations

„80 Years and Beyond! A Virtual Symposium on Canadian Comics“ at Brescia University College, University of Western Ontario, London, ON/Canada, on October 15-16, 2021 (Online via Zoom)

The organisers are seeking participants to make 10 minute presentations followed by a Q&A session.

Submission deadline: July 15 2021.

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42nd American Indian Workshop: The Sovereign Erotic at European University Cyprus, July 12 – 17, 2021, online

The 42nd American Indian Workshop: The Sovereign Erotic will be held at the Department of British and American Studies, European University Cyprus, Nicosia/Cyprus July 12 – 17, 2021. The programme is available at: https://aiw42.wordpress.com/conference-programme/

Please register here: https://aiw42.wordpress.com/registration/

The 43 rd American Indian Workshop, 2022, titled Northern Perspectives will be held at University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg/Luxembourg

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