'The earth is evil. We don't need to grieve for it.' (Justine in Lars Von Trier's Melancholia)
The students of the Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at The Graduate Center, CUNY, present the annual interdisciplinary conference, this year titled Reading Terror: Representations and Resistance. The conference will be held on Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6 2015.
American Comparative Literature Association's Annual Meeting
March 17-20, 2016, Cambridge Massachusetts
Asian and African Encounters
Organizers: Tina Steiner & Marie-Helene Koffi-Tessio
The University's Reception of Lacan
Thursday, May 12, 2016, University of Bourgogne, Dijon
Conference organizers: Bénédicte Coste and Jennifer Murray
CALL FOR PAPERS
Technologies of Sexuality and Gender
A seminar proposal for ACLA 2016, March 17-20, at Harvard University
Sponsored by the International Comparative Literature Association's Comparative Gender Studies Committee
Abstracts by September 23 and further details at http://www.acla.org/seminar/technologies-sexuality-and-gender-sponsored-...
The Indiana Medieval Graduate Consortium (IMGC) welcomes submissions for its annual symposium to be held at Purdue University March 4-5, 2016. The goal of the symposium is to promote serious scholarly investigation of the classical, medieval, and early modern worlds. We encourage proposals approaching the premodern world from a diverse set of methodologies and disciplines; presentations might engage literature, history, philosophy, religious studies, linguistics, manuscript studies, art history, music studies, and so on.
Submissions sought for an accepted panel on the BBC's Sherlock at the upcoming NEMLA conference in Hartford, CT, March 17-20 2016.
The sheer scale of the public reception of the BBC's Sherlock has made it understandable that much of the critical reception of the show has taken place in the emerging fields of fan and transmedia studies. However, this circumstance has over-emphasized the cultural work performed by the reception of the show at the expense of the cultural work the show itself has undertaken. Sherlock has interrogated, adapted and reconfigured the Holmes canon. In addition, i
Please consider submitting an abstract for the NeMLA 2016 panel "Brontë Women: Conventional, Radical, and Exceptional". This panel invites abstracts exploring the Brontës' ability to create striking female characters. Do these authors create conventional women characters or do they deviate from contemporary societal expectations? What might be the motivation or the outcome of creating either type? Papers are invited to examine the traditional, non-traditional, expected and unexpected constructions of womanhood found in the Brontë sisters' works.
Is "faking it" an essential Victorian characteristic? Despite the popular perception of the nineteenth century as a period dominated by the Protestant work ethic and preoccupied with moral conscientiousness and "realism," Victorian culture bursts with deception and trickery – both in form and content. From misleading plots and authorial pseudonyms to the illusory reality of emerging technologies like photography, identifying the (in)authentic and enacting (in)authenticity is an ongoing concern of nineteenth-century characters, spectators, and readers. For consumers of texts, a certain enjoyment may arise from discovering and tacitly participating in violations of generic and social norms.
We invite Community College faculty to send proposals for the April 1-2, 2016 conference presented by Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, English Department.
Transitions and Transactions is dedicated to helping community college teachers flourish and excel as we envision, invent and expand our ideas of teaching given the demands of the community college population and the demands and constraints specific to our profession. The conference emphasizes teaching strategies intended to address and engage issues that concern community college teachers of literature, creative writing and journalism today.
This panel seeks to explore the ways that folklore interacts with the theme of justice and human dignity through the exploration of African literature. This definition of folklore includes all folk culture and orality, including folk song, proverbs, folk tales, folk art, etc. Folklore embodies human dignity and justice in its exploration of traditional ways and its insistence on the preservation or reclaiming of culture. One example is the exploration of traditional ways in contemporary literature and art as a way of preserving or reclaiming culture. Many African authors have utilized the folklore of their culture as a way of showing the depth and richness of their society.
NeMLA 2016 Conference/ Hartford, CT March 17-20, 2016
Abstract Submission Deadline : September 30, 2015
Call for Papers for the 2016 NeMLA Convention, March 17-20 in Hartford, CT
Discourse on Protest and Reform in 19th-century Women's Writing
Women's and Gender Studies / Cultural Studies and Media Studies
Chair: Nilgun Anadolu-Okur (Temple University)
As stones and shattered glass landed on the platform in Pennsylvania Hall on May 17, 1838, a newly-wed Angelina Grimké Weld bravely exclaimed, "Women of Philadelphia! Allow me as a Southern woman, with much attachment to the land of my birth, to entreat you to come up to this work…let me urge you to petition." This roundtable contributes to our understanding of women's leadership
Papers on the following authors are also invited: Frances Ellen Watkins-Harper, Maria Stewart, Harriet Beecher Stowe and other authors.
For NemLA's 2016 Conference in Hartford, Conn. March 17-20
Submit an Abstract (15690)
Harriet Beecher Stowe's Iconic Uncle Tom's Cabin: A Revisit
The aim of this roundtable is to engage the audience in a renewal of Stowe's place in the Abolition Movement by re-investigating the power of Uncle Tom's Cabin as a corrosive against slavery. Three roundtable participants will share cultural, literary, and value orientations about the importance of Stowe's best-selling novel and its iconic role in teaching its own generation and the following generations about the brutality of enslaving Africans in the United States.