Over about three decades, three distinct political revolutions took place in three distinct places. Inspired by Enlightenment-era notions (including human equality, the necessity of respecting rights and the state's legitimacy being determined in some measure by the consent of the governed), these revolutions generated radically different results. Each displayed significant internal tensions and cognitive dissonances (e.g. the proclamation of human rights coexisting with the institution of slavery and/or the practice of genocide or mass homicide).
Neo-Victorianism and Steampunk
The 37th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
February 10th – 13th, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque New Mexico 87102
Submission Deadline: November 1st 2015 at conference2016.southwestpca.org
[For the annual American Comparative Literature Association's conference, held at Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016]
This seminar seeks to examine the world of non-canonical literature, and its effects on readership throughout and beyond American society and its interests.
This session seeks to discern and categorize some of the important "entanglements" between the U.S., France and Haiti. It will focus specifically on writers and works from these three countries who look to the different revolutions and their resulting cultures, thematizing human rights as a fundamental social principle and revolutionary thinking as a process. The panel is intended to be cross-cultural and comparative. Papers informed by post-colonial theory or by cultural and ethical frameworks are particularly welcome.
Deadline for submission: Nov. 15, 2015
HERA is pleased to announce an upcoming issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities that focuses on noir visions in American culture (www.h-e-r-a.org).
When American movies made their way across the Atlantic after World War II, the French couldn't help but notice their dark and emotionally bankrupt quality, dubbing them noir. Classic noir texts by authors like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and James M. Cain feature moody, morally bankrupt characters that take on the big dark city as alienated, angst-ridden antiheroes.
The University's Reception of Lacan
Thursday, May 12, 2016, University of Bourgogne, Dijon
Conference organizers: Bénédicte Coste and Jennifer Murray
Paradoxa, Issue in Preparation
Volume 29, "Small Screen Fictions"
Anticipated publication date: December, 2017
Astrid Ensslin (Bangor University, Bangor, Wales)
Paweł Frelik (Maria Curie-Sklodowska, Lublin, Poland)
Lisa Swanstrom (Florida-Atlantic, Boca Raton, Florida, USA)
Now that the race-based master narrative of apartheid is beginning to fade from the country's collective consciousness (as seen most clearly in the South Africans born after 1994 who have no lived experience of its system of comprehensive repression), South African literature produced in recent years has begun to explore the human dimensions of new forms of discrimination resulting from social phenomenon such as xenophobia, ethnic tensions, homophobia, language bias, and the misrepresentation of HIV and AIDS. This panel welcomes papers dealing with literary works that identify such human rights violations, explore their causes and ramifications, and challenge the post-apartheid rhetoric of the rainbow nation.
CFP: "The Critical 'I'"
NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT
Abstract deadline Sep 30, 2015
This roundtable examines the explored and unexplored possibilities (and challenges) of the autobiographical "I" in academic scholarship and literary criticism, both inside and outside the academy.