Interférences littéraires/Literaire interferenties is a peer-reviewed, international and multilingual open-access journal devoted to the interaction between literature and cultural and societal practices. The word “interference” denotes a situation of unsolicited or even unnecessary intervention, the conjunction of clearly distinct phenomena. If literature, and in particular the reservoir of texts commonly categorized as ‘modern’, has delineated itself and has been projected with a strong sense of autonomy vis-à-vis social, cultural, ideological or scientific discourses and material conditions, neither its production nor its reception ever happens in a vacuum.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s recent interview in Time magazine concluded with an optimistic and historically loaded statement:
15th Annual Red River Graduate Student Conference | April 6 and 7
North Dakota State University
Dr. Chris M. Anson
Distinguished University Professor
Director, Campus Writing and Speaking Program
North Carolina State University
UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2018
WHAT IS UNIVERSE? COMMUNICATION • COMPLEXITY • COHERENCE
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON IN PORTLAND • APRIL 19 – 21, 2018
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
We are currently seeking 500-word abstracts for an edited collection on kink and other fringe texts (taboo literature, self-published erotica, SM narratives, fan fiction, disavowed fictions, and other marginalized texts). In this project, we define kink broadly to encompass a range of "inappropriate" texts, understanding that kink often refers to non-normative erotic fantasies and experiences. We are interested in contributions that focus primarily on contemporary written texts and do so by engaging theoretical frameworks such as psychoanalysis, queer theory, rhetoric, and feminist theory. One of the interests of this project is an exploration of the ways texts shift in and out of different canons and categories.
Call for chapter proposals for an edited volume tentatively titled Imagined Communities, Imaginary Scapes: Asian Africans in Exile. The focus will be on issues of identity and selfhood as explored through literary works, memoirs, social media and other writings. This will be a multi-disciplinary and multi-genre volume and will include literary criticism, creative pieces, and essays from the social sciences and other disciplines. Contributions can be in the form of a scholarly study or essay, a short memoir, a creative piece, or creative non-fiction.
Fashion and Photography: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
29th to 30th June 2018
We are currently accepting proposals for papers and presentations to be featured at an exciting new Fashion and Photography Event in Palermo, Sicily, June 2018. Italy has a long-standing and highly valued history of fashion, and a highly developed fashion sense. Sicily is home to a number of internationally famous fashion designers such as Stefano Gabbana (of Dolce and Gabbana) and Arcangela Aiello, and Palermo is the heart of the island. We are excited to host our event there.
2nd Global Conference: Music &... Nationalism
29th to 30th June 2018
The spectre of national anthems being sung at mass events, political rallies and the use of pop music and established musicians providing endorsements at political rallies suggest that the relationship between music and the spirit nationalism is as strong as it has been since its emergence as a feature of 19th century romantic music. This conference aims to bring together interdisciplinary research perspectives on the relationship between music and nationalism.
Scholars working in any area of Romanticism are invited to submit proposals for the annual meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism (ICR) to be hosted by Clemson University and held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina.
Literature as Activism
30th Annual Stony Brook English Graduate Conference
February 23rd, 2018
Keynote: Lisa Duggan, NYU