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The Socio-politics of Counterfutures (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 9:59pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018

In “Further Considerations on Afrofuturism”, Kodwo Eshun argued that the impact of the Middle Passage and slavery could still be felt in African American authorship today. The erasure of their African past, culture and heritage leaving them disconnected and made strangers, black writers look to the future as a way of dealing and engaging with the present. The term counterfutures is thus used to describe those writings that explore the potentiality of a dissonant life, ones which reimagine the futures the current path of human experience seems to lead to.

What is the Absurd? (NeMLA 2018 - Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:00pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018

For a time, the Absurd was one of the chief literary movements of the day. When Martin Esslin published The Theatre of the Absurd he would frame various emerging playwrights such as Ionesco, Beckett and Pinter under one label. Though they would reject the term, the notion of the Absurd stuck and would invite a flurry of criticism from the academic world.

Chuck Palahniuk: Literature or Trash? (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:00pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018

Chuck Palahniuk is one of the most prolific American authors of the past twenty years, averaging more than a book a year since exploding onto the scene with Fight Club (1996), which was made into a cult feature film by David Fincher, featuring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham-Carter and Jared Leto. The author made a name for by combining the comically absurd and grotesquely horrific in his tales of transgressive fiction and with time has developed a tendency to transgress his own writing style, experimenting with narrative forms as well as penning graphic novels and even a drawing book.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Performing The Early Modern English Woman (1500-1710): Seeing and Being Seen on the Domestic, Civic, and Dramatic Stage.

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:36pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

or Early Modern Women, the very act of seeing or being seeing was fraught. Whether in their domestic roles or later as they first appeared on English stages, much was talked about the gaze of the early modern woman and the sway she held over others' gazes. Whether she was catching the eye of a potential lover or looking longingly after her children, her freedom, her future, the language of sight surrounds these women. This panel will look for papers exploring the theatrical power within these depictions of women seeing and being seen. The performative nature of being a woman who must appear chaste while remaining sexually desirable.

CFP (Extended Deadline 6/26/17): PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:39pm
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

The 2017 PAMLA Conference is being held over the November 10-12 weekend at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu, with complimentary bus transportation to and from our official PAMLA Conference hotel, the Ala Moana Resort: http://pamla.org/2017

Our CFP list of over 120 approved sessions and our online paper proposal system are now available: http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas

The theme for PAMLA 2017, the 115th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, is “The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing.” Many but not all conference sessions will be focusing on this theme.

Cinema De-Centered

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:52pm
Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Presented by: Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association, San Francisco State University

Dates: October 19 + 20, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Boluk & Patrick LeMieux

Contact Email: CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu

 

REMINDER: CFP: Polemic!

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:58pm
MIT
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Announcing a Call for Papers for the MIT History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture + Art Graduate Student Conference to be held on October 14, 2017, featuring a keynote address by Dr. Julia Bryan-Wilson.

polemic… Polemic?  POLEMIC!

Writing Romantic Lives

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:39pm
Edge Hill University and Keele University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 18, 2017

A One Day Postgraduate Symposium, hosted by Romanticism @ Edge Hill University & Keele University

CFP for a one-day postgraduate symposium on 25th November 2017

Hunting for the Real Hunter S. Thompson in the Great Shark Hunt

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:59pm
Keith C. Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Greetings. 

The Great Shark Hunt is Hunter S. Thompson’s first volume of Gonzo Journalism, spanning about twenty years of articles which experimented in blending and bending genre. What makes these articles experimental is his unconventional use of fiction and humor in sports writing and political commentary.  

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Epistemologies of Sight and Touch in American Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:59pm
Emily Butler-Probst, University of Colorado, Boulder
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This session welcomes papers that explore the nature of sight and touch as sources of knowledge in American literature. Papers analyzing the use of touch as a means of resolving doubts about visual knowledge or the different implications of gathering knowledge through sight as opposed to touch are particularly encouraged.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

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