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Locating "Poetry of Resistance": Poetry and the Politics of Space

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (4/12-15/18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

SHORT FORM CFP:

This panel examines the relationship between the contemporary poetry community’s call for “poetry of resistance” and the particular locations or spaces that such poems represent. Papers may examine how particular locations or spaces define the language of resistance or how poetic resistance defines particular locations or spaces. How is resistance defined locally, globally, geographically, environmentally, or personally in poetry? And how does poetry define the relationship between resistance and location?

Send 250-300 word abstracts to Kirsten Ortega at kortega@uccs.edu by September 30, 2017.

 

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Gothic Animals: Uncanny Otherness and the Animal With-Out (edited collection)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:37pm
Ruth Heholt and Melissa Edmundson
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Gothic Animals: Uncanny Otherness and the Animal With-Out

'The boundary between the animal and the human has long been unstable, especially since the Victorian period. Where the boundary is drawn between human and animal is itself an expression of political power and dominance, and the ‘animal’ can at once express the deepest fears and greatest aspirations of a society' (Victorian Animal Dreams, 4).

'The animal, like the ghost or good or evil spirit with which it is often associated, has been a manifestation of the uncanny' (Timothy Clark, 185).

Race and Materialisms

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Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:27pm
Colleen Tripp, ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

ACLA Seminar: Race and Materialisms

Hollywood F. Scott Fitzgerald

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:27pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s time in California remains under-researched. The MLA International Bibliography shows 50 scholarly works on The Last Tycoon, out of more than 2,300 scholarly works in that bibliography for just Fitzgerald. This session will explore Fitzgerald’s years in Hollywood, as a writer and as his works have been adapted. Submissions may consider works Fitzgerald wrote in California, including Tender Is the Night, The Last Tycoon, “The Pat Hobby Stories,” and his screenwriting for United Artists, MGM, and freelance, as well as his estrangement with Zelda, his alcoholism, and his death. Submissions that consider adaptations of Fitzgerald’s works for film are also welcome.

New Approaches to Teaching Fitzgerald

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Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This pedagogical roundtable welcomes proposals that offer innovations for teaching Fitzgerald's many works. How does his literature speak to the Jazz Age and major moments in United States and global history? How can works such as The Great Gatsby clarify studies of ecology, urban environments, photography, and other topics? Proposals that consider the author’s lesser researched works are encouraged.

Submit 300-word abstracts by September 30th with a free account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17003.

REMINDER: ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze

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Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:41pm
Kim Wilkins and Wyatt Moss-Wellington (University of Sydney)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

Spike Jonze is a celebrated director whose deeply philosophical film work crosses boundaries between studio and independent modes of production, genre entertainment and experimentalism. Jonze's oeuvre includes highly regarded feature films (Being John MalkovichAdaptationWhere the Wild Things Are and Her), commercials, music videos and shorts; he is also a prolific producer and actor. Across his work, Jonze investigates the vagaries of contemporary American culture with a particular interest in themes of identity fluidity, loss and grief, American celebrity cultures, storytelling and metacognition, nurturance and development, technology and surveillance, evolution and sociobiology, memory and fantasy.

C19: Climate

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:41pm
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

CLIMATE

Hosted by the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, March 22-25, 2018

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists seeks paper, panel and roundtable submissions for its fifth biennial conference, which will take place March 22-25, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We invite individual paper or group proposals on U.S. literary culture—broadly conceived—during the long nineteenth century.

Reminder: Considering Modernist Confusion (NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:28pm
NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?

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