In response to an echoing call for a renewed attention to form, this seminar will examine a particularly rich formal classification: the serial. Conceiving of serial form broadly to encompass a variety of sequential and collected narratives, from installments and episodes to versions, revisions, witnesses, releases, copies, variations, collections, and cycles, we will ask how narratives in parts challenge and invigorate our critical approaches to narrative form. While criticism of serial form tends to center on Charles Dickens and look forward to twentieth-century radio and television, the formal conventions of seriality – the sequence and collection of narratives – extends far beyond this fictional field.
Global Avant-Gardes: Visual and Verbal
ACLA, March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University
Submission deadline: September 23
Submission portal: http://www.acla.org/node/add/paper
Organizer: Barrett Watten, Wayne State University
Co-Organizer: Jonathan Stalling, University of Oklahoma
Call for content: As a multi-disciplinary and multi-medium e-Journal, we invite traditional and non-traditional content such as: narratives, articles, letters, proposals, research, literature reviews, viewpoints, conceptual, and general reviews of anything place or space related. We equally welcome poetry, travel logs, personal journal excepts, and photographs / digital images. Digital images of artwork, drawings, paintings, sculpture, textiles, environmental art or sculpture, murals, creative landscapes, built structures and mixed media are also encouraged. Let's not forget book reviews, film reviews, memoirs, graphic design, and information architecture.
This seminar invites scholars to mine the convergences of "networks"--a multifaceted conceptual, historical, and methodological term--and "modernisms"--a spectrum of aesthetic engagement with modernity's interrelated histories of empire, technology, and migration. Putting "network" into play as both noun and verb, we seek not only to parse modernism as a collection of networks but to uncover how modernist objects build networks. Questions we might begin to engage include: Can we see modernist texts not only as interacting with emerging transportation and media networks but also forging networks as a mode of literary, visual, and sonic representation? Can modernists' understanding of networked culture and society inform our own?
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 12th issue titled Liminal Balkans:
For the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference, March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University
In 2014, "Religion, Ethics, and Literature" became a new research committee of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA). Its members adhere to a range of scholarly perspectives that represent not only philosophical, but also cultural divergences. While scholars within the group focus their attention on multiple literatures, their perspectives can be grouped under three basic positions, all of which depict how the faculties interact with each other because of the convergence of religion, ethics, and literature.
A collection of essays and scholarly articles analyzing the work of late 20th century "existential" and outlaw poets living or dead will be published in 2017. Please choose from the list of named poets below which includes those largely ignored by academics because of the obscure nature of their less categorizable creative work. We seek articles, literary criticism, reviews, private collection catalogs, student essays, and some anecdotes or narratives describing encounters with the poet/artist or writing/art that are not strictly pejorative. Photos and video are welcome. The anthology will collect secondary works about the listed artists.
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 28–29, 2016, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.
This roundtable proposal seeks to expand the conversation on sound studies in literature. Instead of focusing on one time period or geographical area, this roundtable brings scholars of all different types of literature together to discuss sound in literature.
NeMLA 2016 (March 17-20)
Reexamining Russian, French, English, and American literatures' footprint on the work of Latin American writers, translation reveals itself not just as a bridge between continents, but the very material from which Latin American literature and culture construct themselves.