In his Specters of Marx, first published in France a year before South Africa’s first free elections, Jacques Derrida wrote that "the historic violence of Apartheid can always be treated as a metonymy. In its past as well as in its present. By diverse paths . . . one can always decipher through its singularity so many other kinds of violence going on in the world. At once part, cause, effect, example . . . what is happening there translates to what takes place here, always here, wherever one is and wherever one looks, closest to home."
Liturgy and Temporality
Harvard Liturgy and Theology Conference
Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
March 24–25, 2017
Guest-edited by Avishek Ray, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, NIT Silchar
We require additional essays for an edited volume on queer visual cultures contracted with Universitas Press and due to be published by the end of this year. Essays should focus on representations and portrayals of, or appropriations of the queer subject on stage, on screen or through other visual cultural mediums. The essays could discuss individual works or artists or attempt to present a study of genres or a cluster of works. At this stage we are looking for an additional 5-6 papers that deal with the queer subject on film and on stage/theatrical portrayals of the queer, queer art or the queer in art, New Queer Cinema, installation art and the queer, queering dance, and the queer in television.
M4BL and the Critical Matter of Black Lives: A Special Issue of Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly
Guest Editors: Brittney Cooper (Rutgers University) and Treva Lindsey (Ohio State University)
Submit: Abstracts of 300-500 words in length by November 1, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org
CFP: “The Midwest in the Time of F. Scott Fitzgerald”
14th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference
St. Paul, Minnesota
June 25 – July 1, 2017
How We Make
TRACE publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies. Providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, we focus on the ethical and material impact of technology. We welcome submissions in a variety of media that engage cultures, theories, and environments to “trace” the connections across and within various ecologies.
Call for submissions
Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays
Popular novelist, female aesthete, Victorian radical and proto-Modernist, Lucas Malet was a literary tour de force in her own day, yet her work has been largely neglected by contemporary readers and critics. A daughter of Charles Kingsley, Malet was part of a creative dynasty from which she drew inspiration but against which she rebelled both in her personal life and her published work. Scholarship by Talia Schaffer and Catherine Delyfer has reopened critical enquiry into the work of this fascinating author, and we are seeking contributions in order to expand this emerging field of study.
From March 21-24, 2017, the Humanities Division at Essex County College will host its Fifth Annual Humanities Conference, "Radical Humanities: The Radical Tradition in the Humanities." Although the idea of radicalism can, in some ways, seem antithetical to our understanding of "tradition," this conference will, in part, examine the roots and patterns of radical thought in humanities discourse (including literature, philosophy, art, music, theater, dance, media, architecture, and design) as well as explore works, ideas, and movements that may be seen as radical or revolutionary.
In recent years, the value of critical theory has been questioned by various thinkers for reasons that may seem contradictory. On the one hand, it has been subject to criticism for its excess, for being redundant in the face of actual facts. On the other, it has been seen as lacking, impoverishing the object of analysis by forcing upon it a limiting framework. In response to this, humanities scholars have sought out new analytic tools, for example in the fields of neuroscience, cognitive science, and biology. This 20th anniversary issue of theory@buffalo speaks to this “existential crisis” being experienced in the humanities. Is it time to move on from theory and cultivate other ways of thinking?
Reflecting the strengths of the Special Collections at the John Rylands Library, 'Archival Afterlives', the 2017 John Rylands Research Institute conference, will focus on modern literary archives, and in particular on archives related to postward poetry in English.
Confirmed Speakers: Lucy Collins (UCD), Stephen Enniss (University of Texas, Austin), Rachel Foss (British Library), Peter Jay (Anvil Press), Robyn Marsack (Royal Literary Fund/University of Glasgow), Deryn Rees-Jones (Pavilion Press/University of Liverpool), Michael Schmidt (Carcanet Press), David Sutton (University of Reading), Kevin Young (Emory University), with Poetry Readings by Elaine Feinstein and Tara Bergin.
Contemporary Latin American poets have used satire and humor to comment upon the social and political realities of their countries as well as for their own pure and often mischievous pleasure, a special brand of art for art's sake. This panel will examine the wealth of techniques Latin American poets have practiced from palimpsest to word play, irony to black humor, hyperbole to double entendre, juxtaposition and collage, to name but the most prominent.
We are now accepting abstracts for a panel to be held at the 2017 meeting of NEMLA (Northeastern Modern Language Association) in Baltimore, Maryland (March 23-26, 2017) titled "The Archipelagic Turn and the Future of Literary and Cultural Studies."