This call is for a seminar to be held at the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Convention, March 29-April 1, 2018 on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
The purpose is to re-think, re-tool and re-invigorate "versions of pastoral" as the medium of critique, and of the subsumption of the literal in particular. The supplementary purpose is to unearth a new series of pastoral figures, possibly beginning with that of a refugee.
Third Annual Post45 Graduate Symposium
March 2 - 3, 2018
Keynote Speakers: Professors Amy Hungerford & Anthony Reed
Post45 seeks graduate-level works-in-progress related to post45 literature and culture.
A couple of years ago, when the conceptual poet Kenneth Goldsmith read “The Body of Michael Brown,” an appropriation of Brown’s autopsy report for a conference at Brown University, he unleashed a furious debate about the politics of speaking for another people’s pain or experience. While some accused him of bad taste and pointed to the long, colonial history of white male artists using black bodies as fodder for their art, others defended the right of the artist to provoke and explore, and decried what they considered the essentialism behind condemnations of Goldsmith’s pieces. Appropriation’s discontents are also evident in such recent controversies as the protests against the exhibit of Dana Schutz's "Open Casket" at the Whitney Biennial (and the subs
In light of the larger conference theme devoted to “Kindness,” the Religion in American section welcomes any and all submissions related to the study of American religion as it relates to “Kindness,” especially those that expand interdisciplinary approaches to the study of religion and offer new insight into the current state of religion in America.
CFP: Racial Passing and Colorism in Literature Panel
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
15-18 February 2018
Racial passing has been a common theme in literature, especially in texts dealing with escaping to freedom during the antebellum period. The Nadir period also witnessed a spike in racial passing and colorism themes as racial tensions heightened anti-black violence throughout the United States. This panel seeks papers that examine texts dealing with racial passing and colorism. Questions for consideration might include:
Call for Papers
The Northeast Modern Language Association Conference
April 12-15, 2018 Pittsburgh
Submissions are due September 30th.
Submit your proposal online at NeMLA. www.buffalo.edu/nemla
Excluded: Neglected Authors Pre-1900, American Literature and Literary History (Panel)
Primary Area / Secondary Area
American. ID 16775
Melissa Mentzer (Central Connecticut State University)
Special Issue of Prose Studies
Edited by Sherita V. Roundtree, Pritha Prasad, and Louis M. Maraj
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2018
#BlackLivesMatter Pasts, Presents, and Futures
“When Black people get free, everybody gets free. #BlackLivesMatter doesn’t mean your life isn’t important–it means that Black lives, which are seen as without value within White supremacy, are important to your liberation.” – Alicia Garza
Soldier, psychoanalyst, political activist, and post-colonial theorist—in his intense and brief life, Frantz Fanon wore many masks. And his influence has been as variegated as well; the list of those who fell under his sway include, to name just a few, Sartre and De Beauvoir, Homi Bahba, film director Gillo Pontecorvo, and the Black Panthers. This panel invites papers that explore and meditate upon how Fanon’s vibrant life and enduring writings influenced and continue to operate upon our present cultural and political moment.
This panel focuses on the enduring influence of Frantz Fanon by looking at specific works, ideas, and connections between Fanon and events, especially those of national liberation between his lifetime and the present time.