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CFP--Transnational Cityscapes--Edited Collection (Abstracts due December 16)

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 2:12pm
Dale Pattison, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Call for Papers
Transnational Cityscapes

We invite essays for an upcoming collection that utilize transnational approaches to theorize city space. Accepted essays will offer literary and cultural analyses that encourage us to think of cities, in all of their complexity, as sites of transnational, transactional engagement. In taking this approach, we hope to demonstrate how cities, which are increasingly extending and challenging boundaries of place, provide sites for complicating our understandings of citizenship, nationality, and the nation.

ALCA 2016 - Serial Forms Seminar (March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University)

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:07pm
Dr. Anna Gibson, Duquesne University / American Comparative Literature Association Conference 2016

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

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:10am
Barrett Watten / Wayne State University

Global Avant-Gardes: Visual and Verbal
ACLA, March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University
Submission deadline: September 23
Submission portal:

Organizer: Barrett Watten, Wayne State University
Co-Organizer: Jonathan Stalling, University of Oklahoma

redyns GREEN: Spatial Relationships e-Journal

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 3:47pm
redyns GREEN

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.

ACLA 2016 - "Networking Modernisms"

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 12:42pm
Melissa Dinsman

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?

ACLA 2016, The Subject Positions of Religion, Literature, and Ethics

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 11:03am
Kitty Millet, ICLA Research Committee on Religion, Ethics, and Literature

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.