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“13th International Spanish Association for American Studies (SAAS) Conference. Understanding (Human) Nature”

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:32am
Spanish Association for American Studies (SAAS)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

13th International SAAS Conference
Understanding (Human) Nature

University of Extremadura, 5 - 7 April 2017

 

Call for Papers

Abstracts are invited for the 13th International Conference of the Spanish Association for American Studies, which will be hosted by the University of Extremadura, in Cáceres. The thematic focus of this conference will focus on the understanding of (human) nature.

William Morris and Victorian Radicalism

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

William Morris’s long and productive career offers multiple entry points for the study of Victorian radicalism: literature and radical politics; the relations among art, art history, and protest; utopianism; and medievalism as a counter-hegemonic discourse. Papers need not confine themselves to Morris. This panel, sponsored by the William Morris Society of the United States, welcomes papers that address topics associated with Morris, including sexuality, gender, poetry, and publishing, using a variety of theoretical approaches. 

 

The 2017 NeMLA convention will be held March 23-26, 2017 in Baltimore, MD.

 

Rethinking Early Modern Subjectivity (NeMLA 2017)

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Modernity is often defined as a series of political, social, and economic shifts related to the emergence of an autonomous subject. Nevertheless, there is a lack of consensus of how to measure the underlying forces driving this supposed change of paradigm. In light of recent approaches to subjectivity, we invite participants to circulate 5-8 pages papers (with theoretical or empirical foci on the topic) and discuss them after a brief presentation. The goal of the seminar is therefore to interrogate the condition of the “early modern subject” through the analysis of established binaries such as (but not limited to) unity/plurality, transcendence/immanence, individual/communal, East/West, local/global, medieval/modern, etc.

Philosophical Ruptures: The Counter-hegemonic Mission of Africana Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:31am
LaRose T. Parris/LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The literary productions of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century African diasporic thinkers are widely acknowledged as the discursive corrective to African enslavement and colonization under Western hegemonic domination. Olaudah Equiano’s, David Walker’s, and Frederick Douglass’s works emphasize the significance of ancient African history and agitate for the abolition of chattel slavery; in the early twentieth-century, W.E.B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction (1935) and C.L.R. James’s The Black Jacobins (1938) contest the Eurocentricity of traditional Marxian thought by highlighting the import of enslaved African labor to the development of the modern Western capitalism.

Mr.

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:28am
muhammad ehsan
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Historical English poetic comparison with Pakistani Poetical forms in Wordsworth and Shinwari’s poetry

 

Muhammad Ehsan

Ph.M Scholar, Department of English Language and literature,

The University of Lahore, Lahore-Pakistan

Mob: +92 3366317543

Email: ehsanlitterateur@gmail.com

Abstract

Philosophizing Performance, Performing Philosophy

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:28am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Performance philosophy has been in development for the past decade as an interdisciplinary approach to performance studies. The contemporary global reality and political-economic situations have called forth performances that operate within new frames of reference and use new technologies. Understanding the complex politics of these new performances requires a fresh theorizing, a specifically contemporary philosophy of performance. The ‘crossover’ of performance and philosophy hybridizes the spaces between and around the two ‘conceptual personae’ (Deleuze and Guattari). The present areas of conceptual interrogation include radical interventionist studies of existing philosophies to place performance into perspective.

"Straight Outta English"

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:27am
Todd Craig / Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

“…STRAIGHT OUTTA ENGLISH…"

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR

CHANGING ENGLISH: STUDIES IN CULTURE AND EDUCATION

 

After the success of the NWA hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton, the importance that NWA played in the emerging culture we knew then as hip-hop is crystal clear. Subsequently, it is also clear that this once-emerging culture is now the pulse for popular culture. At the same time, movies like Dope become critical in thinking about the rendering and (re)rendering of hip-hop in this new wave of popular culture. This viewpoint is evident by simply observing the following nexus of events:

 

ReFocus:The International Director Series

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:27am
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019

ReFocus: Announcing a New Series in Film Studies: The International Director

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus: The American Directors Series. Each book focused on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition.

Deadline - Friday, 1 July - Oscillations of Gender & Genre: Intersections of the Literary and Visual Arts

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:21am
Melissa Johnson, Illinois State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Call for Papers (Symposium) - deadine for proposals: Friday, 1 July 2016

Oscillations of Gender & Genre: Intersections of the Literary and Visual Arts

9-12 November 2016

Illinois State University, Normal, IL

 Featured Speakers: Jen Bervin, Dianna Frid, and Cecilia Vicuña

Bodies in the Streets: Somaesthetics of City Life

updated: 
Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 11:26pm
Florida Atlantic University Center for Body, Mind, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS 

Bodies in the Streets: Somaesthetics of City Life

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 26–27, 2017, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

Baltimore and the Emergence of the African American Literary Tradition

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 3:31pm
Lena Ampadu/Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, has been the home of several important African American authors, including Frederick Douglass and Frances E. W. Harper.  In addition to these major writers who influenced the emergence of African American protest literature of the tumultuous nineteenth century, there are several other significant writers of prose and poetry who have lived in the city and created African American literature. Notable examples include Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Waters Turpin, Eugenia Collier, and Lucille Clifton.

Comparative Media Panel at 2016 PAMLA

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:50am
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

In keeping with this year’s broad PAMLA conference theme, “Archives, Libraries, Properties,” the Comparative Media panel seeks submissions for 15-20 minute presentations dealing with the interrelationships between various media forms and/as archives, libraries, and properties. The panel welcomes presentations that define the panel’s key terms – archives, libraries, properties, and media – broadly, and use them in productive tension and collaboration with one another. Presentations that seek to creatively disrupt the traditional media forms of conference presentations – thinking the conference itself as a kind of library or archive of performed academic properties – will be particularly welcome.

Maps in Popular Fiction

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:50am
NeMLA 2017 Baltimore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Maps bound in at the beginning of books can shape the reading of the book in a variety of ways. Whether they map continents and signal the sweeping world building of a high fantasy, or map an idyllic English village and signal a cozy murder mystery, both the scale and content of a map provides important information for a reader of fiction. This panel will consider the questions of genre raised (and perhaps answered) by prefacing fiction with maps, and also the various issues of intertextuality indicated by the presence of the map. For instance, is the map part of the packaging? Is it paratextual? Bound in as a page, does it reify text by providing the semblance of context?

MSA 18 Pasadena, CA Nov. 17-20, 2016

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:50am
Sara Marzioli Bard College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Seminar: “Modernism & Fascism”

 Organizers: Dr. Franco Baldasso, Bard College; Dr. Sara Marzioli, Penn State University

Guest Speakers: Jennifer Scappettone, University of Chicago; Laura Wittman, Stanford

[CFP Reminder] Book Collection: Lacan and the Nonhuman

updated: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:49am
Jonathan Michael Dickstein and Gautam Basu Thakur
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

In today’s global landscape, the category of the “human” has assumed a principal position not simply in terms of its ontological centrality but also in relation to surrounding nonhuman worlds. At stake are questions ranging from the impact of humans on the biosphere (the Anthropocene) to their involvement in the virtual world (Knowledge Commons and Ergodicity) to their experiences of the “inner life” of things (Object-oriented ontology and Affect Theory) to the ethical politics over the Other (the terrorist, the refugee, the queer).

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