The Graduate Association of French and Italian Students
Department of French and Italian, University of Wisconsin - Madison
announces the Call for Papers for its 28th annual Graduate Student Symposium
March 20-21, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Douglas Hofstadter, College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science at Indiana University and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach
Rule 1. The road runner cannot harm the coyote except by going "beep-beep." (Chuck Jones)
"More Things Theory" continues the dialogue that began at the 2014 ACLA "Things Theory: Accumulation and Amassment" seminar to reflect on recent emergence of a marked cultural interest in hoarding. We will consider the contemporary invention of the hoarder within a broader literary and cultural context that encompasses other figures defined by their attachments to things (collectors, fetishists, misers), and/or by a horror of wasting and/or subsistence on waste (ragpickers, gleaners).
The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 2015 American Literature Association conference in Boston in May 2015.
Panel 1: A Radical Howells
Our seminar seeks to understand the multivalent ways in which militarism, war and state violence have informed cultural and social processes. While militarism may seem evident in cultural artifacts like war films, recruitment materials, memorials, or in the popularity of military-themed video games, we also want to examine how the wars of the past century have militarized the ways in which we produce, consume, and understand contemporary culture and social order. How might we, for instance, think of war not only as having material consequences but also as constituting "the secret motor of institutions, laws, and order" (Foucault, "Society Must Be Defended"). In what ways is the basis of social order and "perpetual peace" constituted by war and violence?
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com
2015 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire
Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October 2015
Proposals by 1 June 2015
I am looking for papers for multiple panels for the PCA/ACA Motherhood/Fatherhood Area on any aspect of motherhood and or fatherhood in popular culture.
The article is based on South American literature. It shows the conditions of the people leaving in the South. The writer Eudora welty in her work The Optimist's Daughter shows the the way people of the South leaved,their culture and traditions.
The Eudora Welty Society invites proposals for two sessions (Welty and War; Welty and Social Class) at the 2015 American Literature Association, May 21-24, Boston, MA.
Aunts and Uncles: Queer Kin and the Non-Reproductive Subject After Sedgwick
Jacques Derrida's influential The Animal That Therefore I Am begins with a scene of seeing, as he stands exposed before "a cat that looks at [him] without moving, just to see." For Donna Haraway, in When Species Meet, it's key that Derrida "understood that actual animals look back at actual human beings." This seminar strays onto this scene also in order to consider this face-to-face encounter, and to consider, in particular, the representation of these human and non-human seeing animals and what they see. Or, what they perceive, because the sight of these faces is surely asymmetrical and must touch also on scent, sound, and taste.
Special Section on Lifewriting & Islam