While labor economics and political theory regularly engage the phenomenon of class conflict, literary study often glosses over it. This roundtable seeks to resuscitate the vexed question of class-bias in the academy, as reflected in the absence of or meager attention given to literary representations of working class consciousness. Papers drawing from any literary chronology and any genres are welcome. The purpose of this roundtable is first to explore the marginalization of working class life but then to propose a remedy. How can literary studies acquire cross-class agency, recognizing working class subjectivity within a traditional literary canon? This will be the roundtable's culminating question for presenters and attendees.
Proposal submissions are welcome for the standing panel on Comparative American Ethnic Literature in conjunction with the 114th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) being held Nov. 11-13 in Pasadena, CA.
The extended deadline for proposals is July 1, 2016.
This year's conferencee theme is "Archives, Libraries, and Properties" (to align with the wealth of archival and library resources in the Pasadena area). However, the Comparative American Ethnic Literature panel is NOT restricted to discussions related to the conference theme. All topics relevant to the standing panel focus on American Ethnic Literature are encouraged.
Nemla Baltimore March 23-26 2017
Call For Abstracts: Fostering Global Competence Through Film: Reimagining the Foreign Culture and Language Class
Please consider submitting an abstract for the proposed session below to be held at the NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017.
This panel examines writings by Latinas during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It utilizes Justice Sonia Sotomayor's “wise Latina” figure as a framework for how different writers identify and subvert different forms of social oppression in the U.S. This panel explores how these subversions are created using specific aesthetic conceits that are culturally nuanced and thus provide moments of community fashioned healing and empowerment that are specific to their own communities while also making spaces for solidarity between Latinas.
Inviting proposals for
The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 20–22, 2016
Wright State University Dayton, Ohio
Proposals accepted until August 15, 2016
Dr. Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English at George Washington University
Dr. Curtis Perry, Professor of English at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Pre-Modernisms: Friday, October 28th, The Graduate Center, CUNY
12th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its fourteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 1st, 2016. We are delighted to welcome Diana Henderson of MIT as our keynote speaker.
Baltimore, Maryland, has been the home of several important African American authors, including Frederick Douglass and Frances E. W. Harper. In addition to these major writers who influenced the emergence of African American protest literature of the tumultuous nineteenth century, there are several other significant writers of prose and poetry who have lived in the city and created African American literature. Notable examples include Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Waters Turpin, Eugenia Collier, and Lucille Clifton.
NeMLA 2017: Baltimore, MD March 23-26
Seminar: Anatomy of the City: Body and Metropolis in Migration Narratives
Comics Forum 2016 – Call For Papers
Genre: A Conference on Comics
Leeds Central Library, Leeds (UK), 3rd – 4th November 2016
Confirmed keynote speaker: Hermann (winner at Angoulême 2016, and creator of Jeremiah, Comanche, The Towers of Bois-Maury, amongst others).