Monday, August 14, 2017

38th Annual Conference of Linguistic Society of Nepal (38th LSN) Kathmandu November 26-27, 2017

Call for Papers

Linguistic Society of Nepal (LSN) organizes an annual conference on 26-27th November every year. The conference is one of the major activities of the Society which provides a platform for those who have been working on different aspects of languages. LSN has been organizing the annual conferences since 1979 unfailingly bringing various linguists and practitioners together from home and abroad concentrating on the studies of Nepalese languages.

You are requested to submit an abstract and full presentation for the conference papers on theoretical, descriptive, interdisciplinary, or applied aspects of language studies in the following or any other relevant topics of linguistics:
· Phonetics
· Phonology
· Morphology
· Syntax
· Semantics and lexical studies
· Pragmatics
· Historical linguistics
· Sociolinguistics
· Anthropological linguistics
· Language contact and linguistic typology
· Applied linguistics
· Indigenous languages and identity
· Corpus and computational linguistics
· Cognitive linguistics
· Natural language processing
· Language teaching
· Language policy and planning
· Discourse analysis
· Language and technology
· Ethnolinguistics and language ideology
· Language documentation
· Translation studies
· Psycholinguistics
· Nurolinguistics
· Language, power and politics
· Language and tourism
· Mother-tongue and multilingual education
· Any other relevant areas

There will be oral presentation and poster presentation sessions. The details of the abstract and full presentation or poster presentation are as follows:


An abstract contains 150-200 words exactly including examples and references (the title and author information will not be counted in this word limit).

The title should be followed by the name of the author/authors, author's affiliation, address, email and phone number (mobile phone number preferred).

The abstract should contain the information about the data, methodology and findings of the research (but no separate headings).

The paper should be in English or Nepali. For English medium paper, the abstract should be in English in Roman script; and for Nepali medium paper, it should be in Nepali in Devanagari Unicode.

Examples from other languages, in English medium paper, should be presented in IPA Unicode. Other scripts can also be used in the example if it is necessary, however it should be in Unicode.
Abstract should be both in the MS Word and PDF format.

Submit electronic copy of abstract via email to

* The accepted abstracts will be included in the abstracts and program booklet after registration process has been completed.

Full oral presentation: 10-15 slides or 3-4 page write up

Full poster presentation: 3-4 page write up of the matter to be included in the poster

Poster size: 91 cm wide and 122 cm tall (A0 paper size)

Font size: Maximum 78 pt (for main title) and Minimum 24 pt (for body text).

Important dates:

Submission deadline: 20th September, 2017

Notification of acceptance: 10th October, 2017

Conference: 26-27th November 2017

We will keep on posting the information on the website as well. Please visit

For further details, please contact:
Krishna Prasad Chalise

General Secretary

Linguistic Society of Nepal
Contact: (+977) 9841411441
Email: <>

Friday, August 11, 2017

International Seminar on “Representing the Self: Addressing Issues of Ethnicity and Identity across domains”. 9–10,November , 2017.Department of English Holy Cross College, Agartala, Tripura.


The Department of English, Holy Cross College, Agartala, Tripura, is organizing a two-day International Seminar on the theme  “Representing the Self: Addressing Issues of Ethnicity and Identity across domains”  from 9th – 10th of November , 2017.

We cordially invite faculty members, research scholars and academicians across the world to participate and present papers in the conference, which will explore a wide variety of topics related to ethnicity and identity. The standard papers of the seminar will be considered for publication in the form of a book. The theme of the seminar as well as the diverse sub-themes is illustrated below, for further reference.

Concept Note:
Literature, language and society play a vital role in constructing, expressing and sustaining our identities in the world around us. Even culture and music has an essential role in supporting the identity that we build either by our endeavors or the one we acquire by inheritance. However, people, often, feel the need to confirm, and sometimes re-confirm, this identity of theirs, over time. Affirmation and authentication of identity becomes mandatory to validate their familial, social, ethnic and also cultural heritage – their legacy, on which the individuals not only have their birthright but they are also proud of. The issues of endorsing identities arise when people, either voluntarily or is forced to, migrate from one country to the other or from one region to the other; are physically separated from their native land and indigenous people; come in contact with other communities - their customs, traditions and language. Such instances are very much evident in post-colonial societies, in post-independent countries, in immigrants, in regional and linguistic conflicts, in the race of asserting superiority over neighboring or connected communities, and so on. Even language vitally contributes to the social and psychological development of ethnic identity. Diasporic identities, too, depends on the common language of communication in the society. Therefore, as social creatures, declaration and assurance of people’s ethnic and socio-cultural identities is one of the urgent and much attended to concern today, not only at the social level but also in research and studies. It is a thought that adheres to the existence of every particular individual and an awareness that needs to be created in every member of the upcoming generation.

It is our identity that constitutes our sense of ‘self’ – who we are – that reflects our ethnicity and enable us relate with others. ‘Ethnicity’ functions as a tool for asserting our identity – which leads to the search for ‘the self’. Therefore, it is interesting to examine the evolution as well as the maintenance of identity across diverse domains and spheres in our society. The seminar will thus, provide a platform to question, examine and explore how identity and ethnicity stands centrally positioned to our sense of ‘ourselves’.

1. Identity crisis
2. Diasporic literature
3. Gender identities
4. Ethnicity in northeast literature
5. Post- colonial literature and ethnic identity
6. Afro-American literature and ethnic identity
        7. Intercultural and cross-cultural studies
8. The position of local languages in global culture
9. Indigenous culture and language preservation
10. Language teaching in ethnic groups
11. Education and indigenous communities
12. Films, media and ethnic identity
13. Music and ethnic connections
        14. Language and construction of ethnic identity
        15. Insurgency and threat to loss of ethnicity

Guidelines for submission of Abstract and Full papers:
1. The abstract as well as full papers must be composed in MS Word, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, with a line spacing of 1.5 inch, in A4 size format.
2. The abstract should be accompanied by at least 3 keywords.
3. The length of the abstract should not exceed more than 300 words.
4. The APA style of referencing should be used.
5. Biography of the author(s): The name(s), designation, correspondence address, contact number, email id of the author(s) should be mentioned at the end of the abstract.
6. An author / person can submit a maximum of one single paper and one joint paper.

a. Last date for submission of Abstract: 1st of October, 2017
b. Notification of the acceptance of Abstract: 10th of October, 2017
c. Last date for submission of Full Paper: 30th of October, 2017

The Abstract as well as the full paper must be sent to the email id:

This is to inform the interested paper presenters that the standard papers, presented in this seminar, will be considered for publication in the form of a book.

Registration details:
1. All paper presenters and participants will have to register themselves.
2. There will be spot registration.
3. Only the registered paper presenters and participants will be entitled for certificates, lunch and seminar kits.
4. In case of joint authors, both paper presenters will have to register separately.
5. Accommodation for outstation paper presenters will be provided.
6. Registration fee per paper presenter: Rs 600/- only.

Contact Details
Ms. Moumita Dey:    
Convener of the Seminar & HoD, dept. of English,
Holy Cross College, Agartala, 
Tripura, India.

Research Grant-Inlaks Research Studentship at the King’s India Institute, King’s College, London in 2017.

Call For Applications:

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation invites applications for the selection of Inlaks Research Studentship at the King’s India Institute, King’s College, London in 2017.

The deadline for receiving applications for the grants is 1 October 2017.

The ‘Inlaks Research Studentship at the King’s India Institute’ is geared to assist registered PhD students of Indian universities to undertake short-term visits to universities abroad to collect material, use facilities and consult experts.


The ‘Inlaks Research Studentship at the King’s India Institute’ offers financial support for a maximum of 3 months at King’s College London. The Studentship will cover: 
Reasonable air fare (booked by Inlaks on the student’s behalf) 
Maintenance expenses at a modest rate (up to Rs.115,000/- per month) 
Funds for buying materials and books, and making copies of relevant literature (up to Rs.65,000/-) 


All applicants must fulfill the following criteria:
hold confirmed PhD registration for at least two years but for not more than four years
have a first class degree at either Bachelor’s (Honours) or Master’s level, preferably both.
be under 35 years of age on 31 December in the year of applying.
be an Indian citizen, currently resident in India.

Subjects for which the grant is available: Humanities and Social Sciences

Click here for full details of the award and application process.

Please feel free to circulate this notice amongst your networks.

Fake News and Weaponized Defamation: Global Perspectives(with Travel Grants), California, United States,January 26, 2018

Concept Note:

The notion of "fake news" has gained great currency in global popular culture in the wake of contentious social-media imbued elections in the United States and Europe. Although often associated with the rise of extremist voices in political discourse and, specifically, an agenda to "deconstruct" the power of government, institutional media, and the scientific establishment, fake new is "new wine in old bottles," a phenomenon that has long historical roots in government propaganda, jingoistic newspapers, and business-controlled public relations. In some countries, dissemination of "false news" is a crime that is used to stifle dissent. This broad conception of fake news not only acts to repress evidence-based inquiry of government, scientists, and the press; but it also diminishes the power of populations to seek informed consensus on policies such as climate change, healthcare, race and gender equality, religious tolerance, national security, drug abuse, poverty, homophobia, and government corruption, among others.

"Weaponized defamation" refers to the increasing invocation, and increasing use, of defamation and privacy torts by people in power to threaten press investigations, despite laws protecting responsible or non-reckless reporting. In the United States, for example, some politicians, including the current president, invoke defamation as both a sword and a shield. Armed with legal power that individuals- and most news organizations - cannot match, politicians and celebrities, wealthy or backed by the wealth of others, can threaten press watchdogs with resource-sapping litigation; at the same time, some leaders appear to leverage their "lawyered-up" legal teams to make knowingly false attacks - or recklessly repeat the false attacks of others - with impunity.

Abstract Deadline: September 25, 2017
Completed Paper Deadline: January 5, 2018
CONFERENCE Date: January 26, 2018

Papers should have an international or comparative focus that engages historical, contemporary, or emerging issues relating to face news or "weaponized defamation." All papers submitted will be fully refereed by a minimum of two specialized referees. Before final acceptance, all referee comments must be considered.
Accepted papers will be peer-reviewed and distributed during the conference to all attendees. 
Authors are given an opportunity to briefly present their papers at the conference. 
Accepted papers will be published in the Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law, the Southwestern Law Review, or the Southwestern Journal of International Law. 

Authors whose papers are accepted for publication will be provided with round-trip domestic or international travel (subject to caps) to Los Angeles, California, hotel accommodations, and complimentary conference registration. 

The Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law is a faculty-edited journal published by the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute at Southwestern Law School, in cooperation with the American Bar Association’s Forum on Communications Law, and the ABA’s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.

The Southwestern Law Review and the Southwestern Journal of International Law are honors publications edited by students at Southwestern Law School.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Michael M. Epstein, Supervising Editor, Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law - Southwestern Law School
Contact Email:

Thursday, August 10, 2017



The Srini Raju Centre for Information Technology and the Networked Economy (SRITNE) at the Indian School of Business (ISB) will host the eleventh edition of Conference on the Digital Economy (CODE) on December 20 – 21, 2017 at Neemrana Fort-Palace, Rajasthan, India.

Technology is also increasingly emerging as a driver of socioeconomic transformation and growth in government and society. The purpose of CODE is to bring together researchers from around the world who are interested in generating insights about the antecedents, nature and consequences of such digital transformations.

Call for Papers

Papers are invited across a range of areas including but not limited to those listed below. A variety of methodological approaches are also welcome at the workshop.

Illustrative Topics
Economic Value of IT
E-Business and E-Government
Crowds, Contests and Communities
Digital Platforms and Open Governance
Security, Privacy and Ethics of Technology
Technology Adoption and diffusion
Human Behaviour and IS
Strategy, Structure and Organizational Impacts of IT
Data Science, Decision Analytics and Visualization
Research Methods
Service Science and IS
HCI, Design Issues and Design Science Research
Social Media and Digital Collaboration
IT and Social Change.

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of their work for consideration at the conference. Please submit a 2-page single spaced (including text, diagrams, tables and references) abstract of your research study by October 5, 2017.

Abstracts will be evaluated based on their potential research contribution and the ability to stimulate interest and discussion at the conference. If your abstract is accepted for presentation at the conference, it will be published in a Book of Abstracts.

The Book of Abstracts contains a brief (300 words) summary of each of the researches to be presented at the conference. Conference on the Digital Economy (CODE) does not take any copyright on this. The purpose of the Book of Abstracts is to circulate your work amongst key practitioners in India.

Your research study should be sufficiently complete by the time of the conference to enable a stimulating presentation and meaningful discussion. At least one co-author of an accepted abstract for the conference must pre-register on or before November 5, 2017 for its continued inclusion in the programme.

Please submit abstracts by EasyChair.

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: October 5, 2017
Notice of acceptance of abstracts: October 20, 2017
Deadline for early registration: November 5, 2017
Conference dates: December 20 – 21, 2017


Neemrana Fort Palace, Rajasthan, India


Karthik Rapaka, Srini Raju Centre for IT and the Networked Economy (SRITNE)
Indian School of Business, Hyderabad- 500 111. Email:

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

International Conference on Women Entrepreneurship, Management, E-Commerce, Global Economy & Social Sciences: Sep 22 - 23, 2017, Chennai, India

Call For Papers

International Conference on Women Entrepreneurship, Management, E Commerce, Global Economy and Social Sciences 2017 is designed to impart & institute pioneering trends in the fields of Business & Social Sciences including their manifold applications.

Proceedings of the Conference would treat by its Special Research Talks, Research Contributions in the form of Technical Paper Presentation Sessions & Poster Presentation devoted to Management, Business & Economics branches and disciplines related to Theoretical, Applied and Application Sciences. 

The Organizers will also arrange special events such as non-technical talks connected with promotion of Business & Social Sciences research as well as cultural programmes .


Women Entrepreneurship - Women Studies 

Women’s entrepreneurship , Cross-cultural studies in entrepreneurship and their impact on women  
entrepreneurs (with a particular focus on comparisons between the UK and East-Asia), Female entrepreneurs in science, technology and innovation Responsible and sustainable business models and strategies; what we can learn from female entrepreneurs Policies and practices for women’s entrepreneurship Gender, identity and leadership, Values, spirituality and religion of women entrepreneurs, GEM and  UNESCAP data on women entrepreneurs, case studies focusing on female entrepreneurs Self-Identity & Society, Gender, Race and Class, Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Underrepresented   Women Groups- GLBTI Groups and Persons with Disabilities, Feminist Pedagogies, Women in Literature,    Feminist Science Studies, Sociology of Gender, Psychology of Women, Women in European History,  Women in American History, Women in Asian History, Women in World History, Women and Peace in South Asia, Women and Migration Patterns, Women and the Environment, Women's Movements and Activism, Gender, Culture and Representation, Women, Relationships and Social Policy, The Politicsof Gender and Food, Women, Violence and Victimization, Processes for Women’s Networking and Organizing, Women Empowerment and Agency, Strategies for Building Allies, Sex, Race and Popular  Culture, Women's Sexuality and the Body, Gender, Science and Technology, Women and Work, Women, Development and Global Economy, Gender and Development, Gender and Transnational Economies, Women, Law and Policy, Sex, Power and Politics, Reproductive Rights and Justice, Rhetoric and Women’s Rights, Gender, War and Peace, Women and Violence 


Modern Management , Industrial Management, Knowledge Management, Information Technology, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Training Management, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Psychology, Human Resource Management, Public Affairs, Supply Chain Management, Motivation, Hospitality Industry Management, Small business management, Business law & ethics, Business Intelligence, Performance Management, Communications Management, Production and operations management, Technology and innovation management, Total Quality Management, Systems Thinking, Systems Management, Management consulting, Time Management, Decision Sciences, Bench-marking, e-business, International Strategic Alliances, Culture and Organizational Structure, Downsizing, Lean Production, Strategy, Just-in-time (JIT) Strategy, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Contemporary Issues in Management, and all other Management areas. 


E-Commerce Adoption, E-Commerce and Cultural Issues, E-Commerce and Customer Relationship Management, E-Commerce and Human Resource Management, E-Commerce and Organizational Behavior, Development and Learning, E-Commerce and Policy, E-Commerce and Social Media, E-Commerce in Developing and Developed Countries, E-Commerce Management and Leadership, E-Commerce Security and Trust, Commerce Strategic Management. E-commerce Stress and Strain Impacts, E-Commerce Technologies and The Workplace, E-Services and Technologies, Global E-Commerce. 


Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Business Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Auditing and Assurance, Accounting Process and Systems, Corporate Governance and Accountability, International Accounting, Cost Accounting. Foreign Currency Accounting, Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis, Governance and Financial Fraud, Accounting Education, Tax Accounting, Government and Non-Profit Accounting, Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Auditing and all Other Accounting Areas


Bank Management, Banking Law, Banking and Financial Services Marketing, Bank Death and Credit Crunch, CDOs and Bank Collapse, International Banking, Bank Lending, Commercial lending, International Banking, Consumer lending., Central bank policy, Lending decisions and Lending Policy, Country Risk, Islamic Banking , Investment Banking, Financial Institutions Management, Finance and Banking Relations, Public Borrowing, e-Banking, Financial Service and Banking Regulation, Microcredit, Contemporary Issue in Banking and All other Banking issues. 

General Economics, Economic Development and Policy, Macroeconomics, Microeconomic Issues, Monetary Economics, Unemployment, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policies, Public Taxation, Quantitative Economics, Financial Economics, International Economics, Foreign Exchange, International Trade, Monetary Economics, Islamic Economics, Health Economics, Privatization, Globalization and Economic Growth, Poverty and Human Development, Labor Economics, Emerging Economies, Commodities Markets, Sustainable Development and Special Economic Zones and All other economics topics 


Fundamentals of Marketing, Assessing Marketing Performance, International Marketing, Marketing Research, New Product Development, Marketing Strategy, Service Marketing, Merchandise Planning and Control, International Retaining, Buyer Behavior, Services Marketing, Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Product Management and Planning, Integrated Marketing communications, Marketing Innovation and Planning, Delivering Customer Value, Direct Marketing, E-Marketing, Relationship Marketing, Retailing, Supply Chain Logistics, Customer Service and Customer Relations, Sales Strategies, Marketing Research, Marketing Data Analysis, Marketing and International Consumers, Marketing Theory, Marketing Case Studies, Contemporary Issues in Marketing, and all other market related topics 


Abstract Submission

Students, Scholars, faculty & Industry Professionals intending to present papers at the Conference are requested to submit a soft copy of the Abstract (200 Words). (neatly typed in MS word format with 1.5 line spacing 12 point Times New Roman font on A-4 size paper). The motivation, method of solution and important findings of the investigations undertaken should be clearly outlined and sent to  

Abstracts/Full Paper Submission 30 August 2017

Notification of Invitation & Acceptance Will be served in 2 to 3 working days from the date of receipt 

** Listener Participants may kindly fill the Registration Form along with fee send by email to

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Funded International Workshop on "Diasporas and Homeland Governance" at FU Berlin, 3./4. November, 2017

Deadline for abstract submission: 7. August, 2017

Contrary to an increasingly popular policy discourse, the transnational mobilization of diaspora communities and individuals contributing to the governance of their homelands (in the form of, for example, remittances, development initiatives or human rights promotion) has not always been unequivocally welcomed, and has led to conflict between diaspora actors, international stakeholders, sending states and local populations. This echoes the wider research on governance provision by external actors to areas of limited statehood (ALS), which has found that governance by actors considered external to the state, such as International Organisations, Regional Organisations, INGOs, MNCs and third countries, is often met with significant contestation. This contestation takes various forms, from the questioning of representation and local ownership, all the way to accusations of neo-imperialism and violence. In turn, it can lead to unintended changes, ineffectiveness and even the failure of the intervention in question. From a social science-perspective, a central concern in this field has thus been to assess the conditions for legitimate and effective governance provision by external actors to ALS.

Research on governance starts from the premise that, contrary to popular modernist theorising, the majority of the world’s population lives in areas where the state is not the sole setter of rules, or provider of common goods and services. While, both from an historical and regional perspective such limited statehood can be considered the norm rather than the exception, globalisation has further accelerated the diversification of actors who partake in such governance. Governance is thus conceptualized as the setting of collectively binding rules and provision of goods and services to domestic populations. While governance research has attempted to shift its focus away from the state, the analytical distinction between actors that are either external or internal to the state is still built in to the research paradigm. And it is along this spatial boundary that explanations for governance effectiveness and legitimacy are most often sought. Through this analytical lens diasporas do engage in homeland governance. However, they do so in complex and contested ways. They may provide common goods and services to domestic populations from abroad, thus qualifying as external actors, but they also often retain citizenship or a connection to the homeland that would qualify them as internal. Meanwhile, states themselves increasingly harness their own diaspora populations, thus extending conceptualizations of citizenship and governance beyond traditional spatial boundaries. Ultimately, existing state-centric research categories do not capture this (spatial) ambiguity of diaspora governance.

About Workshop

This workshop seeks to address these issues by cross-pollinating research on the transnational mobilization of diaspora communities towards their homelands with research on global governance and external governance provision to ALS (for further information please see We welcome contributions that address the following questions:

Areas and Modes of Diaspora Governance: What kind of governance do diasporas engage in in their homelands, and with what intentions? Where does this governance take place and how does it unfold? What kind of governance constellations do diasporas enter into and how do they interact with and relate to the state and other governance actors? What kind of meta-governance strategies exist to coordinate diaspora governance?

What value does the internal/external distinction hold in relation to the state? And what alternative categories might we come up with to think about diaspora governance?

Effectiveness and Legitimacy of Diaspora Governance: Under what conditions do diasporas provide effective and legitimate governance to their homelands? How do diaspora-state relations impact on the legitimacy and effectiveness of diaspora governance? What are the sources of legitimacy that diasporas draw upon when they engage in governance? Is there a trade-off between local and international legitimacy?

How do we capture the effectiveness and legitimacy of diaspora governance if spaces of governance are no longer equivalent to the state?

Implications of Diaspora Governance: What conflicts arise when diasporas provide governance to areas of limited statehood, both at the local and the global level? What kind of institutions and norms form around diaspora governance? What alternative geographies arise through diaspora governance? How does diaspora mobilization challenge the binaries of external and internal governance provision?

How can we decenter the state as an analytical category to make sense of transnational spaces and actors of governance?

Please send abstracts (max. 300 words) to

Deadline for abstract submission: 7. August, 2017

The workshop will be held at the Free University of Berlin on 3./4. November, 2017. Expenses for travel and accommodation will be covered. Selected contributors will be notified by mid-August 2017 and full papers will be due in mid October.

Contact Info:
Catherine Craven
Free University of Berlin
SFB 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood"
Ihnestra├če 22
14195 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (30) 838 63729
Contact Email:

International Conference on Shakespeare, Traffics, Tropics Asian Shakespeare Association Conference Manila, May 28-30, 2018

About the Conference 
Shakespeare, Traffics, Tropics is the 3rd biennial conference of the Asian Shakespeare Association jointly hosted by the Ateneo de Manila University and the University of the Philippines Diliman. It features leading Shakespearean scholars and theatre practitioners from around the globe with a keen interest in Shakespeare as produced in and by Asia and a mini-festival of Shakespearean performances from Japan and the Philippines.

The conference is scheduled on May 28-30, 2018 at the Arete, the new creative and innovation hub of the Ateneo de Manila University and at the College of Arts and Letters of UP Diliman. Prof. Peter Holland, Chairman of the International Shakespeare Association, will deliver the keynote address. A second keynote speaker is also under consideration. The conference will include plenary, panel, and seminar sessions on several aspects of Shakespearean pedagogy, publication, translation, adaptation, and theatrical histories in various Asian locations.

Performances to be staged include:
· The Tempest by the Yamanote Jijoshe company of Tokyo directed by Masahiro Yasuda
· Taming of the Shrew by an Ateneo theater group to be directed by Prof. Ian McClennan (Thornloe University, Canada),
· Rdu3, a contemporary Philippine take on Shakespeare’s Richard III to be co-directed by Anton Juan (University of Notre Dame, USA) and Ricardo Abad (Ateneo de Manila)

Spread out over 7, 641 tropical islands speaking 78 languages, the Philippines has a rich history combining Asian, European, and American influences. It is no stranger to traffic, in various forms, and negotiating this vibrant, colorful, and sometimes chaotic mix, often entails giving in to an easygoing way of life and enjoying oneself along the way. Quezon City, the conference site, is the most populous city of Metropolitan Manila that acts as the country’s political, social, economic, cultural, and educational center. The adjacent university campuses of the Ateneo and UP are sprawling green spaces that offer a respite from the flurry of life in one of the world’s largest cities.


Traffic is both a product of robust movements but can also refer to points of entanglements, both flows and disruptions that arise from global exchanges in goods, people, and even, Shakespeare. The Conference welcomes papers that use the idea of traffic whether construed as mobility, immobility, trade, enterprise, translation, exchange –- licit or illicit -- as a key concept to contemporize Shakespeare and his place in today’s world. It seeks to explore Shakespeare as both purveyor and product, as either agent or victim of commodification, as subject and object of a wide array of linguistic, theatrical, economic, political, and social transactions. Papers may also take off from the prologue in Romeo and Juliet—“the two-hours traffic of the stage” – and revolve around performance and intercultural movements implied in Asian Shakespearean performances. A secondary theme, Shakespearean Tropics, is not only a nod to the conference location but also seeks to explore tropical Asian Shakespeare as a potentially distinct body of work with unique connections to tropical worlds elsewhere.

Topics may include but are not limited to —

  1. The Shakespearean Trade
  2. Shakespearean Entrepreneurs Shakespeare and Cultural Exchange
  3. Shakespeare and the Global Popular
  4. Shakespeare and/as Commodity Transactional Shakespeare
  5. Archives and Inventories
  6. Shakespearean stocks in global markets
  7. Shakespeare and Exploitation
  8. Theatrical Trades, Human Trafficking, and Migration
  9. Materialist Approaches to Shakespeare
  10. Shakespearean Performance Economies in Asia
  11. Shakespeare and the Book Trade
  12. The Travelling Theatre
  13. Shakespeare in the Tropics
  14. Hot Shakespeare
Selected papers from the conference will be published as a special issue of Kritika Kultura, a Thomson-Reuters-indexed and Scopus-listed internationally refereed online journal on literary, language and cultural studies published by the Ateneo de Manila University.

Submission Guidelines
The conference includes both paper sessions and seminars. Graduate students are welcome.
(1) Paper: please submit a 250-word abstract, plus a short, 100-word bio.
(2) Seminar: please submit a 250-word description of the seminar, plus a short bio including a summary of your previous seminar experience.
(3) Deadline: Deadline for submission is 15 September 2017. Results will be announced in October 2017. A second call for seminar papers will also be released.

Submissions and queries should be sent to or
For conference updates, please visit or the conference website at

Friday, August 4, 2017


Call For Applications:

Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) has released notification for Call of Applications for Doctoral Fellowships; Post-Doctoral Fellowships, and National Fellowships for 2017-18 from Indian social scientists. The proposals should be in the field of social science disciplines or may be interdisciplinary in nature.ICSSR promotes research in the field of social sciences. ICSSR has delayed to notify various programmes and fellowship schemes for the year 2017-18 as it releases notification each year in May-June. Now wait for aspirants who are in the research field on the domain of social sciences is over.

The broad disciplines of study within the domain of social sciences are:

(i) Sociology and Social Anthropology;
(ii) Political Science / Public Administration;
(iii) Economics;
(iv) International Studies;
(v) Social Geography and Population Studies;
(vi) Commerce and Management;
(vii) Social Psychology;
(ix) Social Linguistics / Socio-Cultural Studies;
(x) Law / International Law;
(xi) National Security & Strategic Studies; and

(xii) Other allied Social Science disciplines (Library Science, Social Work, Media Studies, Modern Social History, Health Studies, Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, Diaspora Studies, Area Studies, Sanskrit-Society & Culture etc.) to promote interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research

Details about eligibility, terms and conditions, etc. can be accessed as under:




Application in hard copy in prescribed format and duly forwarded by the affiliating institution must be sent to the concerned Division In-charge, Indian Council of Social Science Research, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067 on or before 08 September 2017 (Friday). An advance copy of the application can also be sent through email to :

1. Doctoral Fellowship: ; 

2. Post-Doctoral Fellowship:

3.National Fellowships:

The last date for receipt of applications is 08 September 2017 (Friday). 

NOTE: The scholars who have applied prior to this advertisement, are required to submit their applications afresh in accordance with new guidelines and application format. The old applications received prior to this advertisement will not be considered

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