This panel will explore how institutions dedicated to the collection, preservation, and circulation of material knowledge manage sexuality. Sex materials create conflicting imperatives for librarians. As one collections curator at the New York Public Library recently told a reporter, "We needed to collect life as it was lived… It was always part of our mandate." Yet librarians at NYPL also had a mandate to protect the mass of pornographic magazines, pulp novels, and fliers they collected by carefully regulating access to them. Until recently, sex materials at NYPL labeled with three stars required supervision. That one example illustrates how sequestration generally determines who can read about sex and under what conditions.
Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Comparative Imperialisms and Transnational Violence" at the 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Please follow this link to read the CFP on NeMLA webpage: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16481
'A Quest for Remembrance' : The Descent into the Classical Underworld"
A One-day Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Warwick
Saturday 20th May 2017
Keynote speaker: Professor Edith Hall, King's College London
"μνήσασθαι ἐμεῖο" [remember me]
2016 PAMLA Conference Extended Paper Proposal List: Friday, July 1 Deadline
The following sessions are still in search of paper proposals. Sessions may be added to this list over the next few weeks, so do check back regularly. You have until July 1 to propose to any of these sessions.
Go here to submit a paper proposal: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas
For a list of extended sessions go here: http://www.pamla.org/news/2016/06/18/2016-pamla-conference-extended-pape...
October 27-30, Montreal, QC, Canada
Call for Papers
4th INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM “DAYS OF JUSTINIAN I”
Special Thematic Strand for 2016
“The Byzantine Missionary Activity and Its Legacy in Europe",
Skopje, 11-12 November, 2016
Organised by “EURO-BALKAN” UNIVERSITY, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia and UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA, Ravenna Campus-School of Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Italy
With the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia
Call for Papers
The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In
“The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In” is a proposed volume in the series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi. This volume will contain an array of critical essays on the comics of Alison Bechdel, offering new examinations of her entire body of work.
This panel focuses on the instability of meaning in Old English elegies. Because queerness bears nuanced connotations that require individual definition, this session is open to a broad understanding of the term “queer” and how queer theory enhances our understanding of the elegies in Anglo-Saxon culture. Approaches may include, but are not limited to, manuscript history and paleography, generic conventions and their reception, as well as literary innovations within specific texts.
The legacies of both Marxism and poststructuralism have loomed large in literary studies in recent years. The ongoing publication of the late seminars of both Foucault and Derrida, as well as the long awaited translation of Althusser’s On The Reproduction Of Capitalism suggests a sustained interest in such methodologies, while what has been called the “descriptive turn”—which encompasses practices as disparate and ill-defined as Latourian Actor-Network Theory, Morettian “distant reading”, and Heather Love’s revival of “thin description”—has attempted to caution scholars away from symptomatic reading, ideology critique, and broadly “deconstructive” critical practice.
Call for PCA 2017 (San Diego, CA, 4/11-16)
Beyond Monogamy: Opening out Adaptation Studies
For a host of reasons, the basic structure of an adaptation study has been, historically, a one-to-one comparison of source and adaptation. And for a host of reasons, this has proven (potentially) problematic. Not that the one-to-one study, or singleton, can’t be well done, productive, and downright brilliant. Clearly, it can. But as adaptation studies moves toward conceiving and theorizing adaptation according to postmodern concepts of intertextuality, the singleton becomes less dependable and productive in developing forward-moving directions, strategies, and theories for the field.
The Angora Press is currently looking for original books of poetry. As well, the poetry must tell a story, have unity, and be visual. Writers should hold a strong MFA in poetry. Please send inquiries, cover letters, resumes, and manuscripts to
email@example.com. Thank you.
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’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.
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.
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.