Experiment and issues connected with it have long been part of the literary landscape. "The majority of the following poems are to be considered as experiments," wrote Wordsworth in 1798. "But my writing is simply a set of experiments in life," wrote George Eliot in 1876. "I would think that while I am a traditional writer – I have no interest in experiment for experiment's sake – I actually think that the real experiment is a constant experiment, and that's the experiment of the voice, of the way of seeing," said John McGahern in 1979. In the introduction to his influential anthology The New Poetry (1962), A.
As humans, we locate ourselves in the time and space of our physical existence, but within the humanities, we get to explore and at times relocate ourselves. In doing so, we redefine not only our personal identity but the very essence of what it means to be human. This year's conference will explore the porous constructs of self and Other, questioning where the individual fits—or does not—into the fabric of existence. This concept could include the timely topics of race, class, gender, and sexuality; philosophical questions concerning what is human, non-human, and post-human; and larger global issues such as the impact of environmental and economic oppression on the body.
Extended Abstract Deadline: November 22, 2015.
Call for Papers: Upcoming Special Issue
Enduring Operations: The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
Guest Editors: Aaron DeRosa and Stacey Peebles
Deadline for Submission: 1 February 2016
UPDATE Keynote Addresses:
María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo (New York University) and Roberto Dainotto (Duke University)
Éthique du détournement. Matériaux, techniques, genres.
La Société des études supérieures du Département d'Études françaises de l'Université de Toronto (SESDEF) lance un appel à communications pour son colloque annuel auquel sont conviés les chercheurs-étudiants en provenance de toutes les disciplines. Le colloque se tiendra les 15 et 16 avril 2016 à l'Université de Toronto au campus St-George, au centre-ville. Nous aurons le plaisir d'accueillir l'auteur Tanguy Viel en tant qu'invité d'honneur, et une conférence plénière sera assurée par le professeur Sébastien Drouin.
Appel à communications
Call for Papers
Technology & the Human: Rethinking Posthumanism
Keynote: Professor N. Katherine Hayles -- Duke University
Translation and adaptation are important sites of contestation for theory and philosophical inquiry, especially in the current atmosphere of globalization, intercultural interaction, and cultural exchange. Is the translator a "traitor," as the Italian proverb tells us? Or is the translator what L.R. Lind imagines to be "a man without a country [lingering] upon national boundaries, seeking what he may bring home to that strange limbo that lies between one tongue and another"? What does it mean to adapt artistic materials from one cultural context to another? What are the political implications of such an exchange? How do artists overcome linguistic or artistic incommensurability?
Prof. Howard Caygill (Philosophy, Kingston)
Dr. Priyamvada Gopal (English, Cambridge)
Prof. Thomas Docherty (English, Warwick)
Deadline for Submissions:
January 20th, 2016
Call for Papers