This panel will broach the topic of shaping a poetic identity through the prism of a traumatic experience of displacement. How does the poet present a disturbing personal history on the page? Coming from one place and being forcibly moved to another also involves confronting a different language and culture: how is such an occurrence translated to the page? Is poetry a space where cultures and languages clash with one another, or does the expression effect a reconciliation? How does this potential blend of languages and cultural references (including code-switching and code-mixing) inscribe a troubled identity, trying to reconstitute oneself via a poetic text?
Aristotle à rebours:
Unconventional Aristotelianism in Medieval Italy and Beyond
Sponsored by Italians & Italianists at Kalamazoo
ICMS Kalamazoo 2020, May 7-10
Aristotle’s transformation from heretical source to intellectual authority testifies to the fact that his scholastic assimilation was uneven and often controversial, and it is the aim of this panel to explore those figures whose Aristotelianism has been perceived, by either their contemporaries or their scholars, as historically peculiar or unorthodox.
We welcome papers on any aspect of Shaw studies, including but not limited to:
comparative treatment of plays by Shaw,
Shaw and his contemporary playwrights,
cultural aspects of Shaw’s works, and
international Shaw play productions.
ICMS KALAMAZOO 2020: MEDIEVAL HABITS
This panel invites 15-20 minute papers concerned with medieval notions of habit.
Call for Papers: Nonfiction Neonarrative: Pushing the Boundaries of the Narratable
by Daniel Aureliano Newman, University of Toronto
International Society for the Study of Narrative in New Orleans, USA, March 5–8, 2020
The history of censorship in modern South Asia goes back to the Registration of Books Act (1867), used to track anti-state sedition; and to the various indigenous and British non-governmental associations of civilians who organized themselves as the guardians of literary culture around the same time. Both these currents continue to the contemporary moment in many ways. Genres of dissent are governed by various acts, laws, associations, extra-judicial modes of repression, and more recently, by social media.
Horror pervades human experience. It affects us both as individuals and as members of social communities, it is recurrent in pop culture and arguably present in all fields of human knowledge and realms of storytelling, from Cronus eating his own children, to Freddy Krueger’s sadistic murders in A Nightmare on Elm Street to media coverage of war. As a fundamentally paradoxical concept, horror simultaneously repels and fascinates us: we naturally dread it, yet we are drawn to it. We are taught to avoid that which is horrifying, but the appeal of horror, whether in the form of fiction or sensational news, is irresistible.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.
We welcome a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates. Thus we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural panel proposals.
Conference: American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, 19-22 March 2020
Seminar: Kazuo Ishiguro and the illusion of the World
Submit a Paper: https://www.acla.org/kazuo-ishiguro-and-illusion-world
Deadline: 23 September 2019
Berhampur, Odisha, India, 760007
NAAC Accredited with “A”
Post Graduate Department of English, Berhampur University, Odisha
International Conference and Poetry festival
In collaboration with the
Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC)