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Queer and Feminist Afrofutures (Panel)

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 11:50am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Concerns about futurity have long been at the center of queer and African studies. While the anti-relational turn in queer theory has celebrated a politics of failure, disrupting the idea of progressive futurity, African decolonization is understandably wedded to visions of a future unfettered by the past. This is not to say that the “no future” brand of queer studies is any less interested in futurity than are African nationalist discourses, but that this radical negativity is made possible by certain kinds of economic privilege. At the same time, science and speculative fiction offer African writers a tool to envision alternative futures set temporally beyond forms of social injustice that continue to exist in the present.

Decoding Canadian Digital Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 9:51am
2017 NeMLA Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

For a long time now, Canadian poets (most notably bpNichol, but there are many others) have been credited with making significant initiatory experiments in the fields we now call electronic literature and digital poetics, but there has been relatively little work done examining what precisely constitutes a Canadian digital poetics, what kinds of writing constitute the genre, and what new reading practices are invited by these new projects in digital poetics. This panel looks at the emerging field of Canadian digital poetics and asks two primary questions: what is the role of a national literature in the increasingly boundary-less world of electronic literature? and, how do Canadian digital poetics change the way that we read and engage with these texts?

Actor-Network Theory and the Latourian Turn in American Literary Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 9:51am
Geoff Bender/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In their essay “Surface Reading: An Introduction,” Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus famously trouble the premises of ideological critique.   Far from enacting political revolution, Best and Marcus contend, critique’s generally “excessive emphasis on ideological demystification” tends to lose the very object it aims to interpret in a welter of theoretical argument that the literary object ultimately must serve.  To recenter the literary object in scholarship, Best and Marcus suggest, among other strategies, a reconception of the role of critic à la sociologist Bruno Latour.  For Latour, the critic “is not the one who debunks, but the one who assembles”—most powerfully through what he calls Actor-Network Theory.  As opposed to plumbing the depths of a text, A

The Fine Art of Commenting on Books that Don’t Exist: A Borgesian Experiment

updated: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 9:49am
NeMLA - Baltimore, MD, March 23-26 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Borges once cheekily wrote, “Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness…A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer …a commentary.” Indeed authors as varied as Borges, Lovecraft, Dick, Apollinaire, Lew, and Asimov placed completely fictional books at the center of their own literary universes. That would make a fascinating panel, but that is not this panel. Rather, what this panel seeks are academic-style works of literary theory and criticism which take as their primary texts completely fictional novels, stories, movements, authors, and films.

Shifting Grounds: Literature, Culture and Spatial Phenomenologies

updated: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 9:49am
Johannes Riquet, University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

International Conference at the University of Zurich, 25-27 November 2016

 

This international conference responds to the recent return of phenomenological perspectives in literary and cultural criticism, and in the field of spatiality in particular. It aims to probe how a focus on sensory impressions and “the perspective of experience” (Yi-Fu Tuan) can enhance our understanding of literary and cultural spaces.

Italian Ecocriticism - PAMLA 2016

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:53pm
Ilaria Tabusso Marcyan / Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This panel intends to explore the function and value of the environment, ecology and nature, and the relation of humans with it in Italian literature and culture, both in contemporary and past times, through the lenses of eco-criticism, environmental ethic, ecological adaptation, and current notions of sustainability.

Special Issue on Cinema and the Production of Space

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:15pm
Wide Screen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

Wide Screen, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to the study of cinema, television, and new media, calls for papers for inclusion in a special issue on the cinematic production of space.

Professor

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:15pm
Gerardo Augusto Lorenzino
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Representations of Language Attrition and Loss in Film, Literature, and Popular Culture

WSQ Call for Papers: Precarious Work

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:14pm
WSQ
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

WSQ, Call for Papers: Special Issue

PRECARIOUS WORK

 

Guest Editors: 

Alyson Cole, Queens College & the Graduate Center, CUNY

Victoria Hattam, NSSR, New School

 

Translation & Philosophy|Philosophy & Translation

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:13pm
David M. Spitzer, Comparative Literature, Binghamton University (SUNY)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

 

 

In the Holzwege version of “Der Spruch des Anaximander,” Martin Heidegger advances the need to translate oneself prior to undertaking any translation of early Greek thinking (303). At the level of perception Nietzsche locates foundational moments of translation (Übertragungen) at each stage of the movement from stimulation to concept-formation (Über Wahrheit und Lüge §1: 312-17).

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ‘CONTEMPORARY POETRY-AN ANTHOLOGY OF PRESENT DAY BEST POEMS (VOLUME-3)

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:13pm
Literature Today-An International Journal of Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ‘CONTEMPORARY POETRY-AN ANTHOLOGY OF PRESENT DAY BEST POEMS (VOLUME-3)

1 Authors may submit up to five (5) poems.

 

2. ANTHOLOGY seeks honest, thoughtful, well-written poetry.

 

3. Poems must be submitted in the body of email.

 

4. While submitting your poems write subject line of email as “POETRY ANTHOLOGY (VOLUME-3) SUBMISSION”

 

5. Send your submission to  contemporarypoetryanthology@gmail.com

 

6  No royalty will be paid to the contributors.

7. The anthology will be available in both e-book and paperback for public purchase on Amazon.com.

Fantastika Journal - CFP for 1st Special Edition

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:13pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

“Fantastika” – a term appropriated from a range of Slavonic languages by John Clute – embraces the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, gothic, steampunk, young adult dystopian fiction, or any other radically imaginative narrative space. The goal of Fantastika Journal is to bring together academics and researchers who share an interest in this diverse range of fields with the aim of opening up new dialogues, productive controversies and collaborations. We invite discussion of all mediums and disciplines which concern the Fantastika genres.

The Spaces and Places of Horror

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:12pm
Francesco Pascuzzi / Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel aims to explore the complex, layered horizon of landscapes in horror film culture to understand the use that the horror genre makes of settings, locations, spaces, and places, be they physical, imagined, or altogether imaginary. Different theoretical frameworks are welcome, and relevant comparative studies among American, European, and/or non-Western cinema are strongly encouraged.

 

Narrating Football in Literary Texts & Films

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:12pm
Dr. Yousef Awad, University of Jordan
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Critical Survey

Call for Papers: Narrating Football in Literary Texts & Films

 

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