This panel hopes to investigate affect as that which disturbs the binary logic structuring contemporary discourses on collectivity. What happens when, rather than thinking of affect’s circulation as “mediating” between subjectivity and collectivity, we allow affect to unsettle this dyad? What does it mean for affect to render undecidable the relation between individual and collective, or to orient us towards a relation possessed of no advance guarantees? How does negative affect—for example, Sedgwick’s notion that shame throws the question of identity into relief—augment normative notions of self-possession towards new understandings of relationality?
CFP for panel at 2017 ASECS National Conference, March 30-April 2, Minneapolis
Disciplined Mobility and Carceral Spaces in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World
“Imagined Forms: Modeling and Material Culture” November 17-18, 2017
A symposium hosted by the Center for Material Culture Studies, University of Delaware, and the Hagley Museum and Library, Delaware
Johanna Drucker, UCLA
Peter Galison, Harvard University
Narrative 2017 | Lexington, Kentucky | March 23-26
The 2017 International Conference on Narrative will be sponsored by the University of Kentucky and held at the Downtown Hilton in Lexington, Kentucky, March 23-26. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium. Deadline for receipt of proposals: October 15, 2016.
Judith Butler - University of California, Berkeley
Kenneth Warren - University of Chicago
Linda Williams - University of California, Berkeley
In the conclusion of The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon points to the limits of the European humanist subject (“Man”) and the ways in which its definition has involved violent actions and exclusions. He calls for a non-Eurocentric project to invent a “new man” that requires an expansion and reconsideration of humanity. This task of imagining and bringing into being a new human seems to involve a delicate double bind: humanity must be claimed in the name of those excluded from its purview; the claim to be human, however, may unwittingly reinforce the transparency and self-evidence of the very category that needs to be interrogated, thus further marginalizing alternative versions of humanity.
Studies in Crime Writing (Open Access Journal) DEADLINE EXTENDED: 31 OCT 2016 full name / name of organization: Studies in Crime Writing contact email: email@example.com
Call for Papers — Studies in Crime Writing
The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is
- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.
ACLA, Utrecht July 2017
“Whenever we try to envision a world without war, without violence, without prisons, without capitalism, we are engaging in speculative fiction.” – Walidah Imarisha
Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature
Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature" at
The 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Monsters in Our Midst: Hauntings, Taboos, and Terror in Global Literature
Organizer: Meredith Malburne-Wade
Co-Organizer: Ashley Reed
Co-Organizer: Megan Goodwin