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Call for Papers
2018 Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association
University of California, Los Angeles
March 29 – April 1
Seminar: Prosthetic Immortalities: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Logic of Survival
Abstracts due September 21, 9am EST; submit through the ACLA online portal.
Organizer: Adam R. Rosenthal, Texas A&M University
Prosthetic Immortalities: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Logic of Survival
Friday 26 October – Sunday 28 October 2018
WILFRED OWEN AND BEYOND
Conference at The Oxford Centre for Life Writing, Wolfson College, Oxford
Organiser: Dr Kate Kennedy
The Oxford Centre for Life Writing, in partnership with the Western Front Association and the Wilfred Owen Association, is pleased to be hosting a conference to mark the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s death.
This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?
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Resistances in the Poetrics of the Americas
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Meeting
Los Angeles | March 29-April 1, 2018
On Miracle Ground XX
The International Lawrence Durrell Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at a July 2018 conference in downtown Chicago. In a year marking the centenary of Solzhenitsyn’s birth and the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Durrell’s satirical dystopia Tunc, ILDS welcomes papers reflecting on modernist and postmodern writers or artists who challenged the political and cultural ideologies of their time and place. Interrogating conceptions of exile, survival, and dissent, we will explore how the work of these past intellectual dissidents has shaped our critiques of twenty-first century society.
In his 1988 lecture “The Condition We Call Exile,” Joseph Brodsky said: “Whatever the proper name for these people [refugees, exiles, émigrés], whatever their motives, origins, and destinations, whatever their impact on the societies which they abandon and to which they come may amount to—one thing is absolutely clear: they make it very difficult to talk about the plight of the writer in exile with a straight face. Yet talk we must; and not only because literature, like poverty, is known for taking care of its own kind, but more because of the ancient and perhaps as yet unfounded belief that should the masters of this world be better read, the mismanagement and grief that make millions take to the road could be somewhat reduced.”