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[deadline extended] 2017 ELLAK International Conference [Updated]

updated: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 5:56am
English Language and Literature Association of Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

The 2017 ELLAK International Conference

Seoul National University, South Korea

December 13th–15th, 2017

 

“Narrating Rights: Literary Texts and Human, Nonhuman, and Inhuman Demands”

 

New Approaches to Bob Dylan

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:28pm
University of Southern Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Bob Dylan's songs have been the subject of countless close readings and interpretations. Philological research has identified many of the literary sources for Dylan’s lyrics. His songs have been studied in relation to the ballad tradition, romanticism, modernism, and postmodernism. Dylan’s revisionary approaches to what it means to be a poet have also been widely discussed. Drawing on the occasion of Dylan’s recent Nobel Prize, this conference seeks to open up new avenues and different approaches to his songs.

We are especially interested in the following topics:

Attachment and Attunement

The Poetic Sequence as Genre: A New Look (NeMLA 2018)

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:25pm
William Waddell, St. John Fisher College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Back in 1983, M.L. Rosenthal and Sally Gall identified the poetic sequence as a kind of invented genre, and a notable, even defining achievement of the first half of the twentieth century (or first half plus a few years: Robert Lowell’s Life Studies was one of their important examples). They saw the sequence as a form a number of poets converged on, largely independently, but ultimately one that offers, according to their Foreword, “an inner history of modern poetry written in English.”

International Yeats Society Conference 2017 NYC

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:23am
International Yeats Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017

 

Second Call for Papers and Panel Proposals for the 2017 International Yeats Society Conference

 

October 20-22, 2017

New York City

Hosted and sponsored by:

The New School University * Fordham University * New York University/Glucksman Ireland House * Williams College

 

The conference includes keynote addresses by Maureen Murphy (Professor Emerita, Hofstra University), and Christopher Cahill (Director, American Irish Historical Society and Director, McCabe Fellowship Exchange Program, John Jay College of Criminal Justice), as well as a reading by the Irish poet Joan McBreen. 

The Spatial Language of Literature: Sovereign Space and the Borders of Capital

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:56am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA, April 12-15, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The 49th NeMLA Annual Convention
April 12-15, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA

As capital flows freely across national borders, the sovereign state demarcates strict boundaries for people. Capitalism forges global connections with international solidarity organized around wealth. Yet as Foucault has argued, intranational spaces are increasingly heavily policed in the name of homeland security, giving rise to the security state and technologies of surveillance.

Sterne and (Post)Modernism revisited

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Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 7:33pm
International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

At the 2nd International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference (26-28 October 2017, in Bydgoszcz, Poland) Prof. Peter de Voogd will be convening the panel "Sterne and (Post)Modernism revisited".

Paper proposals should be sent to peterdevoogd@fastmail.fm and j.lipski@ukw.edu.pl; the deadline is 15 July 2017.

The panel will cover various aspects of Sternean echoes in later literature, revisiting some of the issues addressed in the collection "Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism" (ed. Peter de Voogd, David Pierce; Rodopi, 1996).

Interstices 19 - Surface/Pattern

updated: 
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:27pm
Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Surface and ornament are periodically reviewed, discarded and pursued. More recently, there has been an interest in the writing of Aby Warburg, Alois Riegl, Gottfried Semper, Adolf Loos, Hermann Muthesius, and Le Corbusier. They have been made prominent by issues of animation (see, for example, Papapetros 2012, Payne 2013, van Eck 2014) and digitation (see for example Spuybroek 2008 and Schumacher 2009).

Humor and Violence in the African-American Imagination

updated: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:17pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session welcomes papers that will investigate the range of comedic forms embedded within African American literature. On the heels of the twentieth anniversary of the release of Saidiya Hartman’s seminal monograph Scenes of Subjection, this panel’s exploration of the use of humor in black literature offers a new critical framework for exploring the ways that spectacles of violence have continued to undergird representations of black performance in contemporary critical thought. From the auction block to the jazz stage, “blackness” manifests epidermally and externally, often through public articulations of shared racial grief. As such, recent critical work has often framed humor as a tactical response to racial violence.

Resistance and Reform: Modernist Women and American Social Engagement

updated: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:18pm
Jody Cardinal, Deirdre Egan-Ryan, Julia Lisella
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

While the study of modernism typically focuses on avant-garde formal experimentation, the collected volume of essays, Resistance and Reform: Modernist Women and American Social Engagement, offers an important corrective by insisting on a reassessment of the roots of modernist experimentation and innovation. This volume will include essays that analyze the careers and writings of modernist women writers during the first half of the twentieth century whose artistic productions were closely tied to or invested in various forms of social engagement, community activism, political resistance, or cultural change.

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