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CFP: ACLA-Seminar 2017: Materiality and Affect of Reading

updated: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:37am
ACLA (Utrecht, July 6-9 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Proposed Seminar for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) in Utrecht, The Netherlands (July 6-9, 2017)

Convenors:

Luisa Banki, University of Wuppertal (banki@uni-wuppertal.de)

Franziska Humphreys, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (humphreys@msh-paris.fr)

 

Materiality and Affect of Reading

Poetic Words in the 21st Century Neoliberal City

updated: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:37am
Anne Shea, California College of the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Call for Participation (edited volume) 

Poetic Words in the 21st Century Neoliberal City

Which alternatives to the capitalist and neoliberal status quo is the poetic word involved in constructing, by participating in expression, response, spatial occupation or collective organisation? Conversely, in what ways has poetry in public spaces become a tool for readying urban spaces for gentrification? Which strategies do poets and cultural organizers employ to resist such a re-signification of poetry by those in power, and to defend and recuperate the poetic word as processes that practice radical democracy and are committed to social, political and spatial justice?

CFP Conference "The Fine Art of Lying: Disguise, Dissimulation and Counterfeiting in Early Modern Culture" Florence, IT

updated: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:35am
The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference - Florence, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Call for Papers - The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference

THE FINE ART OF LYING: DISGUISE, DISSIMULATION AND COUNTERFEITING IN EARLY MODERN CULTURE

Florence, 7 April 2017

The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years.

Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom; for it asketh a strong wit, and a strong heart, to know when to tell truth, and to do it. Therefore it is the weaker sort of politics, that are the great dissemblers! (Francis Bacon, “Of Dissimulation”)

ACLA 2017: Poetry After Europe: Geopolitical Poetics in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Poetry After Europe: Geopolitical Poetics in the 21st Century [or does the subtitle dilute the force of “Poetry After Europe?”]

 

Organizers:

  • Walt Hunter (Clemson University)
  • Shirley Lau Wong (Westfield State University)

 

PAMLA Conference Pasadena, 11/11-13/16: Extended CFP Deadlne 8/5 or ASAP

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:32am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 5, 2016

Approximately thirty sessions for the November 11-13, 2016 Pasadena, California PAMLA Conference are still in need of a paper or two. To propose to one of these open sessions (see a partial list below) go here: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas . These open sessions will be open until August 5, or the session fills, whichever comes first.

CFP on Old English and Middle English Literature [Update]

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:25am
Golden Line: A Magazine of English Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Call for Critical Writings
Theme: Old and Middle English Literature: Resuscitating Interest in English Literary Beginnings

To be Guest-edited by

Dr. Santanu Ganguly, Netaji Nagar Day College, Kolkata

 Critical writings are invited from teachers, research scholars and students pursuing B.A/M.A in English in any part of the world for the Volume 2, Number 1 of The Golden Line: A Magazine on English Literature (http://goldenline.bcdedu.net).

Topics

Topics may include but are not limited to:

OLD ENGLISH

On Breath

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 3:06pm
University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

CFP for the "On Breath"-Panel at the ACLA Convention 2017, University of Utrecht, June 6-9 2017

 

“Under these conditions, the individual’s breathing is an observed, an occupied breathing. It is a combat breathing.” (Frantz Fanon)

 “Das Gedicht bleibt [...] pneumatisch berührbar.” (Paul Celan)

“The HEART, by way of the BREATH, to the LINE.” (Charles Olson)

“Pas de parole sans air qui la véhicule.” (Luce Irigaray)

“Je suis un respirateur.” (Marcel Duchamp)

 

Narrating Emotions (EPSSE)

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:02pm
European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions (EPSSE)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Call for abstracts

Narrating Emotions (EPSSE)

Workshop date: April 21-22, 2017

Organizing institution: European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions (EPSSE)

X Marks the Spot: Lyric Chiasmus and Chiastic Lyrics

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:16am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

For a moment in time, a generation ago, apostrophe became for some scholars the embodiment of the lyric gesture itself. In Jonathan Culler’s words, apostrophe signals “not a moment in a temporal sequence but a now of discourse, of writing,” typified by the poetic “O.” Long the neglected step-sibling of lyric apostrophe, chiasmus (“a crosswise placing” from the Greek letter chi) embodies the boustrophedonic turns of repetition and reversal, which also might be seen at the heart of the lyric. Where apostrophe involves a turning away to address an absent person, thing, or idea, chiasmus seems to turn inward—to sound, form, image.

Modernist Forms of Fidelity (NeMLA 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 48, Baltimore, Maryland, March 23-26, 2017

Modernist Forms of Fidelity

[Seminar] Legacy and the Androgynous Mind: Reading Woolf and the Romantics

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:50am
NeMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

“One must turn back to Shakespeare then, for Shakespeare was androgynous; and so were Keats and Sterne and Cowper and Lamb and Coleridge[…] Some collaboration has to take place in the mind between the woman and the man before the art of creation can be accomplished. Some marriage of opposites has to be consummated” (Woolf, A Room of One’s Own).

 

South Asia and Latin America: Intellectual Junctures and Affinities

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:37am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

TITLE: South Asia and Latin America: Intellectual Junctures and Affinities

Paper abstracts are invited for a seminar/roundtable panel at the 48th Annual NeMLA Convention, March 23-26, 2017 (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.)

While studies of the Global South and South-South connections are of more recent vintage, unconventional intellectual exchanges of this type have long been occurring "off the grid." Specifically, such exchanges were occurring between South Asia and Latin America long before talk of BRICs. This session examines such intellectual junctures and affinities. 

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