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Travel and Literature at CEA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
College English Association, Travel and Literature Area
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2018

April 5-7 | Saint Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront | 333 1st St. South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

 

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 49th annual conference.  Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

CFP: FANS Military Studies Area

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Military Studies Area

Call for Papers

It is our pleasure to announce a Call for Papers for the new Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Military Studies Area. This area will examine the interplay between the military and media, broadly construed.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

NeMLA 2018 Panel: Ancient Myth and National Spaces in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski and James Coleman / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Please consider submitting an abstract to the following session at the NeMLA's 49th Convention that will take place April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA:

Ancient Myth and National Spaces in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

In this current age of resurgent nationalism, questions of national origin and legitimation take on a new importance. This panel, which welcomes submissions from scholars working within or across different national literary traditions, will explore the use of ancient myth in justifications of territorial conquests and the defense and legitimation of national spaces.

 Issues that papers may address include (but are not limited to):

Ancient and pseudo-ancient foundation myths 

Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Call for Papers

Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.southwestpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017

Lacan and the Post-Modernists

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Julia Bruehne Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The panel will explore three questions: Is it possible to establish a precise relationship between Jacques Lacan and post-modernist literature in general? Can one isolate specific important themes in post-modernist literature and establish connections between these themes and Lacan? Focusing on the Oedipus conflict as it developed in Lacan, can one establish relationships between Lacan and post-modernist writers?

 

This panel has two underlying goals.

 

Comparative Literature Today--Roundtable

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This roundtable will exchange perceptions and experiences on the state of comparative literature both in the US and worldwide today. Our session will explore the following questions:

· What are the methods of analysis that are specific to comparative literature?

· What are the concrete experiences of “comparistes” in their teaching and research today?

· How can teachers of comparative literature promote their area of interest in academia and the community? 

· What contributions can teachers and researchers in comparative literature make to creative curriculum develop today?

The Contribution of Simone de Beauvoir

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) was a protean author: trained as a philosopher, devoted to her craft as a novelist, gifted as a memorialist, the author of interdisciplinary works on women, and a considerable figure in French political life, it is as difficult as it is important to reflect on her importance as an international woman of letters. This panel will be organized around two basic questions: Can we identify the major contribution of Simone de Beauvoir in the context of 20th century literature? What is the continuing importance of Simone de Beauvoir in the 21st century?

Franz Fanon Today

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Richard Schumaker/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Soldier, psychoanalyst, political activist, and post-colonial theorist—in his intense and brief life, Frantz Fanon wore many masks. And his influence has been as variegated as well; the list of those who fell under his sway include, to name just a few, Sartre and De Beauvoir, Homi Bahba, film director Gillo Pontecorvo, and the Black Panthers. This panel invites papers that explore and meditate upon how Fanon’s vibrant life and enduring writings influenced and continue to operate upon our present cultural and political moment.

This panel focuses on the enduring influence of Frantz Fanon by looking at specific works, ideas, and connections between Fanon and events, especially those of national liberation between his lifetime and the present time.

The Literature and Film of the Great War: From War to Peace 1917-1925

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:22pm
Richard Schumaker Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel explores the representation of the Great War from roughly late 2017 through roughly 1925 in order to examine perspectives on the final years of the war and the onset of peace. 

The guiding themes in this panel will be as follows:

· The examination of the effects and results of the year as the war is concluding

· Exploring the aftermath of the war to gauge its meaning and consequences

· Comparing representations of the Great War from country to country and language to language to measure its impact on life in Europe and the rest of the world

· Comparing the final years of the war in film and literature

· Examining the effects of the war on geographical areas. 

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