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Embodiment at the Margins: Theorizing Bodies and/as Subjectivity in Literature and the Arts

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:12am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Embodiment at the Margins: Theorizing Bodies and/as Subjectivity in Literature and the Arts

to be held July 6-9 2017 at ACLA in Utrecht, Netherlands

Co Chairs: Lisa DeTora, Hofstra University
Stephanie Hilger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Katelyn Dykstra Dykerman, University of Manitoba

What makes a subject?  What imbues bodies with meaning?  What makes them matter? And how does this matter become (and remain) intelligible in social discourse? How can we discuss abject, unthinkable, unliveable bodies that exist outside available discourses?

Women, Gender, and Sexuality

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:10am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 38th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/ 

NeMLA 2017 - “Togetherness: Love and Disaffection in Latin American Literature”

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:10am
Dr. María Cristina Campos Fuentes, DeSales University / 48th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention / Baltimore, MD / March 23-26, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel will explore the concepts and stereotypes that lay behind the vision of love expressed by Latin American authors. Its purpose is to create a dialogue about writers’ depictions of love, disaffection, and womanhood and how those ideas reflect, renew or challenge Latin American societies. Comparative or feminist approaches in Spanish/English/Portuguese are suitable, but other approaches would also be considered.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2016, to Session ID # 16190

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16190

 

NeMLA 2017 - “Literature and Ideas: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century French Writers”

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:10am
Dr. Stéphane Natan, Rider University / 48th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention / Baltimore, MD / March 23-26, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophies proposed by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We will discuss their personal ideas, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century authors will include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. The method of analysis is open.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2016, to Session ID # 16189

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16189

CFP: Stardom and Fandom, Southwest Popular and American Culture Association Conference (11/1/16; 2/15-18/17)

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:10am
Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Call for Papers

Stardom and Fandom

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016

 

Sciences of the Romantic Text

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
ACLA, Utrecht 6-9 July 2017 / Organizers: Tilottama Rajan and Elizabeth Effinger
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016

In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries “science” meant certain and systematic knowledge, so that what we now think of as humanities (for example, aesthetics or philosophy) could be sciences, while sciences such as chemistry (according to Kant) might still be arts.

Participatory Digital Cultures and Contemporary Discourses of (De)Legitimization

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Southern Cross University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Call for Chapters

(Deadline for abstracts: November 30th, 2016)

 

Participatory Digital Cultures and Contemporary Discourses of (De)Legitimization

 

In the framework of their worldview the members of a language community come to an understanding on central themes of their personal and social lives. (Habermas, 1984: 59)

 

Roundtable: Art, Public Scholarship, and Baltimore

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

From David Simon’s Homicide, The Corner, and The Wire to the novels of George Pelecanos, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s books and blog, and Jelani Cobb’s journalistic histories of the city, Baltimore has become a focus of cultural and scholarly engagements with issues of race, class, community, justice, and identity in contemporary America. In this roundtable, we’ll consider these and other voices and texts, using their works and Baltimore itself to help us discuss and analyze the place and role of artistic, journalistic, and public scholarly engagements with 21st-century America.

The Travel Writings of D.H. Lawrence: A Savage Pilgrimage

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel focuses on Lawrence's travel writing and welcomes any submissions relating to this topic. We are especially interested in exploring questions of cultural identity among diverse populations and the contrasts Lawrence explores between his native British cultures and the cultures he visited on his travels. Finally, this panel hopes to investigate Lawrence’s travel writing as it relates to travel writers in languages other than English.

This panel welcomes the following questions but is open to others:

How did he document his discoveries of new cultures and his interaction with them? What preparation went into his travel pieces? What research?

The Ecogothic Comes Alive: Monsters and Terror in Environmental Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Frank Izaguirre / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks to apply the theoretical lens of the ecogothic on texts as a means of better understanding their thematic intent and narrative structure. As a counterpoint to portrayals of the environment as a pristine wilderness and source of healing, this panel will explore the intersection of the eco- (the environment, animals, pollution, ecological concerns) alongside the gothic (terror, anxiety, haunting, contamination, hidden horrors, the supernatural) in literary works. As we discuss the application of the term ecogothic, perhaps we can arrive at an even better understanding of this new and interesting critical entry point for textual analysis. Where else can we identify intersections between the eco- and the gothic?

Replanting the Colony: Sustainable Ecology and Nationalist Memory

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
24th International Conference of Europeanists at the University of Glasgow July 12-14, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Ecological responses to colonialist legacies have emerged as a form of economic nationalism, simultaneously, representing renewable natural resources and expressing an authentic identity, disconnected from the colonizer. Often, such an eco-renaissance sells the former colony as a tourist destination, positing a purified form of Nature to contrast the colonizer’s urban identity. Upon closer examination, however, sustainable ecology is a nexus of cultural and economic forces. Ireland’s present reforestation project, for instance, seeks to re-create the forests of oak and yew that used to cover the island.

Lyric Desire

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
American Comparative Literature Association(ACLA) 2017 (Utrecht, July 6-9 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Organizers: John Garrison, Carroll University, and Stephen Guy-Bray, University of British Columbia

http://www.acla.org/lyric-desire

(Early) American Disgust

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Mary Balkun/Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 29, 2016

Roundtable: (Early) American Disgust

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