How has American literature understood itself as "world literature"? This seminar is interested not only in the ways American literature "contains" the world (as a multi-national literature) but also in the ways American literature is in the world. We want to think of World Literature not only as a category that describes multi-national or global literatures, but also as a literary and political strategy: the making of new worlds.
The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and scholastic achievement, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference March 4-5 2011 in Stillwater, OK.
CFP: Eliot at the American Literature Association
The T. S. Eliot Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2011 annual conference of the American Literature Association, May 26-29, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. Please send proposals or abstracts (up to 250 words), along with a brief biography or curriculum vitae, to Professor Nancy K. Gish (firstname.lastname@example.org). Submissions must be received no later than January 15, 2011.
For information on the ALA and its 2011 conference, please see http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2.
The Department of French Studies 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Francophonies: The Living and The Dead
March 18-19th 2011
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
"Vexillum" is an undergraduate journal that supports and promotes undergraduate scholarship in the fields of Classical and Medieval Studies, and accepts scholarly essays by undergraduate students written on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to: history, literature, philosophy, archaeology, art history, sociology, philology, and linguistics. "Vexillum" provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to submit outstanding papers for peer review from other undergraduates, an opportunity rarely achieved in the undergraduate years.
The term expressivism has fallen out of favor with many composition scholars in the past few decades. As social constructivist approaches to composition studies become increasingly common, the old myths about expressivism (e.g. it's solipsistic; it privileges the self over the social; it's apolitical) persist. But are the two movements actually antithetical?
The Politics and Aesthetics of Global Waste
Panel Proposal | Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference
June 21-26, 2011 | Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Updated Abstract Deadline: October 29th, 2010
Despite pressing concerns about diminishing resources, garbage continues to accumulate in landfills, oceans, and toxic sites. Although the international waste trade is booming, those peripheral to the world economy—slumdwellers, rural poor, refugees—find themselves reduced to the status of the detritus in which they often live and work.
Call for short critical and theoretical work on Art, Writing and Visual Cultures.
Rattle is a journal of art, writing, and thought. It offers a speculative space for the text-image relationship to develop, as well as representing those moments of thought and work not easily recuperated into the mainstreams of practice.
Work may include, but is by no means limited to, theoretical and critical writing, page based artworks, reviews, fictions and poetry. We encourage the submission of interesting and unusual work regardless of its form or subject.
Proposals are welcomed but publication cannot be guaranteed before receiving finished work.
This seminar seeks to examine world literature in the wake of German Romanticism. German Romanticism has often been seen as a response to a philosophical crisis that emerged from Kant's formulations of theoretical and practical reason. Because, from the standpoint of theoretical reason, phenomenal nature is always "contingent" and subordinated to the laws of causality, the world of nature is, by definition, not free. But Kant also maintains that freedom, in its resistance to phenomenal desires and causes, is the unique trait or mark of a humanity that is distinguished from animals and machines, though freedom itself cannot ever appear in nature, and thus cannot be theoretically known as such.
This seminar considers the production of narrative in post 1950 cinema as it relates to aesthetically and politically charged questions of globalization and the desires for Utopia.