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On Breath

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 3:06pm
University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

CFP for the "On Breath"-Panel at the ACLA Convention 2017, University of Utrecht, June 6-9 2017

 

“Under these conditions, the individual’s breathing is an observed, an occupied breathing. It is a combat breathing.” (Frantz Fanon)

 “Das Gedicht bleibt [...] pneumatisch berührbar.” (Paul Celan)

“The HEART, by way of the BREATH, to the LINE.” (Charles Olson)

“Pas de parole sans air qui la véhicule.” (Luce Irigaray)

“Je suis un respirateur.” (Marcel Duchamp)

 

CfP: The Intersections of Whiteness (Jan. 11-13, 2017)

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:28pm
Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Call for Papers: Intersections of Whiteness, Ruhr-University Bochum and TU Dortmund, January 11-13, 2017

Deadline: July 31, 2016

Tragedy and American Drama and Theater: Genre, Mediality, and Ethics - International Conference, June 1 - 3, 2017

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 6:34am
University of Augsburg, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Confirmed keynote speakers:
David Kornhaber (University of Texas at Austin)
Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg)
Kerstin Schmidt (University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

 

Tragedy as a dramatic genre, theatrical practice, and mode of affect is defined by its longevity and rich tradition and has developed into an extraordinarily dynamic genre, firstly as a mode of narration, secondly as a phenomenon of transition and transformation between text and embodied performance that implies the crossing of medial boundaries, and thirdly in a transnational sense that implies the crossing of geographical borders.

Queer New Media: History, Theory, and Embodiment (SCMS, Chicago IL, March 22-26 2017)

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:05pm
Daniel Udy / King's College London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 8, 2016

This panel takes the broad umbrella of “new media” as a frame for working through how queer subjectivities, and their relation to history, have been figured and re-figured by digital technology. Following Elizabeth Freeman’s call to ‘reimagine “queer” as a set of possibilities produced out of temporal and historical difference,’ it builds upon queer theory’s temporal turn in the 2000s –as exemplified by Ann Cvetkovich (2003), Lee Edelman (2004), Jack Halberstam (2005), Heather Love (2007) and José Esteban Muñoz (2009) – to ask what new modes of subjectivity and embodiment the digital has enabled for contemporary queer subjects, and how these might draw upon or engage with the queer past.

American Literature and Film of the Wars on Terror (Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:05pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Narrative has always had the power to help people feel and, one hopes, ultimately understand important personal and historic events. Representations of war in literature and film are important tools in understanding and creating a social memory of it. This roundtable welcomes papers that explore American literature and film that grapple with the war on terror. Please send 250-word abstracts to the NeMLA CFP website.

NeMLA 2017 Roundtable: Race in the American University Classroom

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:02pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

We invite participants to discuss how attitudes about race influence and challenge the classroom environment in American universities. Questions to consider: How does the current post-racial discourse influence discussions of race in historical and contemporary contexts? What pedagogical strategies have been successful? What has not worked? In what ways do both students and instructors contextualize race within the classroom and in the larger university setting?

For more information contact Johanna Rossi Wagner at jrwagnerpsu@gmail.com.

To submit, go to the NeMLA CFP list: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16433

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:58pm
Americana: An Institute for American Studies and Creative Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present, is currently reading American Studies essays for the Fall 2016 edition of the journal. Attach and email submissions to editor@americanpopularculture.com. For more information, visit the links here: http://americanpopularculture.com/journal/index.htm. Queries to editor@americanpopularculture.com.

 

Transmedia Storytelling: Questioning Canon in 21st-century Popular Culture Narratives (NeMLA 2017 Panel)

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:56pm
Mary Ellen Iatropoulos / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

How does transmedia storytelling inform and influence contemporary understandings of the relationship between medium, auteur, canon, and fandom? Although clearly successful in connecting with audiences hungry for more stories set in these universes, transmedia continuations of films, television shows, and comic books illustrate how the marketing of auteurism obscures as much as clarifies complexities in authorship, collaborative production, different reading styles demanded of audiences across different media, and the relative importance of dynamics between intention vs. reception and narrative continuity vs. formal dissimilarity.

Lifewriting Annual - Call for Book Reviews

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:56pm
Rob Ward (Brown University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies (AMS Press) seeks reviews of recent publications, including autobiographies, memoirs, letters, and so on. Word length: 1000-1500 words. Citation style: Chicago, 16th edition (author/date). Deadline for submission: December 1st, 2016. Expected publication of volume 6: 2017. Please get in touch with short proposals and questions. 

Superhero Narratives and (Dis)Ability Roundtable (NeMLA 2017)

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:56pm
Derek S. McGrath and Mary Ellen Iatropoulos / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In what ways can superpowers be read as disabilities, or disabilities as superpowers? For example, The Avengers hinges on Tony Stark’s ability to recruit Bruce Banner, the Hulk, by acknowledging how they both share the “privilege” of what are interpreted as disabilities: Stark’s heart injury that led him to develop the Arc Reactor powering the Iron Man robotic suit, and Banner’s condition as the Hulk, which by height, weight, mentality, and emotions can compromise his involvement in the world but can also make him a superhero.

Dislocating Masculinity

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 4:10pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

In the past year, The New York Times has rekindled a decades-long national conversation about crises in American masculinity with articles titled “Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest” and “A Master’s Degree in… Masculinity?” These pieces of popular journalism look (warily) to the academy to demystify what it means to be a man; this panel turns the lens back on popular culture to trace how contemporary popular narratives produce images of masculine feeling and masculine crisis. As The New York Times pieces attest, the field of masculinity studies has gained traction in a political climate in which calls for gender equality and gender diversity are growing louder and more insistent.

X Marks the Spot: Lyric Chiasmus and Chiastic Lyrics

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:16am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

For a moment in time, a generation ago, apostrophe became for some scholars the embodiment of the lyric gesture itself. In Jonathan Culler’s words, apostrophe signals “not a moment in a temporal sequence but a now of discourse, of writing,” typified by the poetic “O.” Long the neglected step-sibling of lyric apostrophe, chiasmus (“a crosswise placing” from the Greek letter chi) embodies the boustrophedonic turns of repetition and reversal, which also might be seen at the heart of the lyric. Where apostrophe involves a turning away to address an absent person, thing, or idea, chiasmus seems to turn inward—to sound, form, image.

Modernist Forms of Fidelity (NeMLA 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 48, Baltimore, Maryland, March 23-26, 2017

Modernist Forms of Fidelity

Diverse Unfreedoms and their Ghosts

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:36am
Sarada Balagopalan, Cati Coe, and Keith Green (Rutgers U, Camden)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Call for Conference Papers:

Diverse Unfreedoms and their Ghosts

A One-Day Conference

 

Rutgers University, Camden

March 31, 2017

 

Deadline for abstracts: October 1, 2016

 

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