This panel takes the broad umbrella of “new media” as a frame for working through how queer subjectivities, and their relation to history, have been figured and re-figured by digital technology. Following Elizabeth Freeman’s call to ‘reimagine “queer” as a set of possibilities produced out of temporal and historical difference,’ it builds upon queer theory’s temporal turn in the 2000s –as exemplified by Ann Cvetkovich (2003), Lee Edelman (2004), Jack Halberstam (2005), Heather Love (2007) and José Esteban Muñoz (2009) – to ask what new modes of subjectivity and embodiment the digital has enabled for contemporary queer subjects, and how these might draw upon or engage with the queer past.
Narrative has always had the power to help people feel and, one hopes, ultimately understand important personal and historic events. Representations of war in literature and film are important tools in understanding and creating a social memory of it. This roundtable welcomes papers that explore American literature and film that grapple with the war on terror. Please send 250-word abstracts to the NeMLA CFP website.
In recent discourse on the ethical stakes of aesthetic representations of the Holocaust, the function of perpetrator figures has taken on a prominent role. Moreover, recent literary texts, films and artworks about the Holocaust have focused prominently on perpetrator figures.
While introducing a performance from Hamilton at the recent Tony Awards ceremony, hip hop artist Common described the show as a “gamechanger,” a “cultural phenomenon,” and “simply put... one of the greatest pieces of art ever made.” Indeed it has become hard to talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton without resorting to hyperbole, as it appears to be a watershed moment in Broadway theatre and in American cultural history at large.
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2017 National Conference
San Diego, CA
April 12-15, 2017
Call for Papers: American Literature
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2016
The American Literature Area of the PCA/ACA seeks individual papers for presentation at our 2017 National Conference, to be held April 12-15 in San Diego, CA, at the Marriott Marina.
Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies One-Day Conference
21 January 2017
Durham University, UK
CFP Deadline: 1 September 2016
Conference website: https://www.dur.ac.uk/cncs/conferences/musicbritainww1/
‘Disruption or Continuity? Elgar’s Cello Concerto and the Modern Romantic Ideal’
Charles Edward McGuire (Oberlin College)
Call for Papers
Call For Conference Papers:
A One-Day Symposium
September 28, 2016
Deadline for Abstracts: August 14, 2016
‘A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.’
- Gertrude Stein, Four in America
‘Under certain circumstances failing, losing, forgetting, unmaking, undoing, unbecoming, not knowing may in fact offer more creative, more cooperative, more surprising ways of being in the world.’
- Jack Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure
Verge Issue 3.2 - Between Asia and Latin America: New Transpacific Perspectives
Edited by Andrea Bachner (Cornell University) and Pedro Erber (Cornell University)
edits; believes in reaching the knowledge to most of the seekers. With this motto we are happy to launch two journals which would act as a platform from where ideas would emanate. Ideas are not effective till they reach too many heads, and keeping a knowledge restricted within the pay walls is nothing less than an epistemic violence. So our publications are open access and will certainly remain so.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND
CALL FOR PAPERS (SPECIAL SESSION)
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
May 11-14, 2017
Hilary Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I do not know that you can touch wisdom with gloved hands.
—The Old English Soliloquies
Annual deadline : October 1
Interactions (ISSN 1300-574-X)is an international journal in print format featuring essays on British and American Language, Literature, Culture and Translation Studies published annually by Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).
It is blind refereed by international scholars and indexed in MLA International Bibliography, Gale Cengage Learning and EBSCO, subscribed by the British Library and the Harvard University Library.
From April 5-7, 2017, the interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Humanities CLUE+ at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam organises a three-day international conference on resonances of the work of the critical theorist and philosopher Judith Butler.
Critical Theory in the Humanities: Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler
Special guest speakers: Judith Butler, Achille Mbembe, Jean-Luc Nancy
Keynote speakers: Adriana Cavarero, Erika Fischer-Lichte, Amelia Jones, Charlotte Witt
We invite participants to discuss how attitudes about race influence and challenge the classroom environment in American universities. Questions to consider: How does the current post-racial discourse influence discussions of race in historical and contemporary contexts? What pedagogical strategies have been successful? What has not worked? In what ways do both students and instructors contextualize race within the classroom and in the larger university setting?
For more information contact Johanna Rossi Wagner at email@example.com.
To submit, go to the NeMLA CFP list: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16433
Call for abstracts
Narrating Emotions (EPSSE)
Workshop date: April 21-22, 2017
Organizing institution: European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions (EPSSE)