The growing quantification of social behaviours changes those behaviours. Extensive data collection alters the way we view our bodies, habits, environments, relationships, and society at large. Big data architectures are increasingly determining classificatory systems in the social, political, and corporate realms, transforming political questions into ‘technical management’. Promises of a cyborgian existence, free of patriarchal, capitalist, social, gender, and racial oppression (Haraway) here stand in stark contrast to the steadily proliferating forms of digital surveillance and control. Data, and their multiple arborisations, have become new epistemic landscapes. They have also become new existential territories (Guattari).
Seeking paper abstracts for the special session “Nineteenth-Century Women’s Ghost Stories” at the MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2019.
The organizer invites submissions that explore the literary features, historical contexts, textual elements, and adaptations/neo-Victorian incarnations of ghost stories by nineteenth-century American, British, and European women. This session will participate in the emerging critical conversation on nineteenth-century women‘s ghost stories and recognize the importance of this female literary tradition. Papers could explore the following topics in relation to these works:
The University of Colorado Boulder Romanticism Collective and the Romantic Bicentennials project (http://romantics200.org/) invite proposals for a symposium on “Resistance in the Spirit of Romanticism” to be held in Boulder, Colorado September 6-8, 2018. This meeting will be part of the on-going, international celebrations commemorating the many milestones of the romantic period being sponsored by the Keats-Shelley Association of America and the Byron Society of America. Plenary talks will be given by Saree Makdisi, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UCLA, Marjorie Levinson, F. L.
Open Call for Papers, Issue 3.2 (Winter 2018)
OLH Special Collections – Call for Articles:
Waste: Papers on Disposability, Decay, and Depletion
C P A R A C S I S
Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia
Print Modernities: An International Conference
30, 31August&1September 2018, Thrissur, Kerala, India.
Verge Issue 6.2 - Infrastructure
Edited by Jessamyn Abel (Penn State University) and Leo Coleman (Hunter College)
Borders, Place, and Translations
The 53rd Annual Comparative World Literature Conference
Presented by the Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
Dates: April 25th-26th, 2018
Location: Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach
From Starbucks’ retail-branding as a “third place” between home and work to Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities, the places of our lives are simultaneously locations and conceptions. To be in a place is to do the representational work of defining that space’s affective and pragmatic borders.
Roundtable on present and future directions of Affect Studies and History of Emotions, including contributions of affective science approaches to pedagogy, interpretation, redefinitions of periodization, genres, and canons. Organizer: Giovanna Faleschini Lerner (Franklin & Marshall College). Respondent: Stefania Porcelli (CUNY). This is a non-guaranteed session.
The editors of this special issue are seeking contributions on teaching critical theory in the global present. What is the relevance of teaching theory in the era of globalization, and what is at stake? What are the challenges and unavoidable paradoxes of teaching theory at a time when global classrooms are geared toward both neoliberal information/skills acquisition and conservative knowledge accumulation?