"Money is the root form of representation in bourgeois society." So T. J. Clark put it in 1999. Almost aphoristic in its phrasing, the sentence turns on the set of questions it raises – about markets and money flows, about value and abstraction, about whom money belongs to, about the "social reality of the Sign" and the effect money has on artmaking. Money becomes a central form – maybe the central form – of life, inescapable and intractable. The conditions that shape our present and the failure of the Left to devise a practicable response have only intensified the urgency of the proposition and the questions that ground its pivot.
How do writers make creative use of archives? How do such encounters occasion new modes and genres of storytelling? What happens when archival materials become the expression of the writing itself? This session seeks cross-genre writers working with archival materials (found, family, public) to create multimedia texts. In this 'show-and-tell' session, presenters are invited to share projects and reflect on questions of process and method.
Upload 250- to 300-word abstracts with relevant links to work samples at https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15335.
Deadline: September 30, 2014
I invite proposals for the formation of a panel on Adrienne Rich for the upcoming American Literature Association Symposium on American Poetry in October 2014 in Savannah, Georgia, October 23-25th.
Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
Special Session Panel: Recording Modernism
In the anthology Gurlesque: the new grrly, grostesque, burlesque poetics (Saturnalia, 2010), editors Lara Glenum and Arielle Greenberg gathered work from eighteen contemporary women poets who are "writing about and through femininity . . . brashly, playfully, provocatively, indulgently." These poems have "unicorns in them, and sequins, and swear words, and vomit." Gurlesque also includes eight visual artists whose work, like Gurlesque poetry, "assaults the norms of acceptable female behavior by irreverently deploying gender stereotypes to subversive ends."
This panel seeks papers for the NEMLA conference, Toronto, April 30- May 3 2015 that show how arrangements of words contribute to poetic forms and sensibilities. Lexical arrangements include, say, words paired together, compounds, similes, and metaphors. Sensibilities, evocative of worlds imagined within and elsewhere, may characterize the work of a poet, a period, or cultural differences.
The overall theses invited, then, involve exploring in British or American poetry the interplay between lexical choices and patterns, poetic forms, and evocative sensibilities. Panels chairs Eugene Green and Carol Kountz. . Please submit your abstract by September 30 to nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15063
According to Hosam Aboul-Ela, the poetics of peripheralization differ from those of modernism: while both manifest similarly at the level of the text through experimental techniques, the former engages with the political histories and economies of peripheral regions. This panel explores the ways in which the literature of the Global South combines modernist aesthetics and a commitment to exposing the traumas and violence resulting from colonialism. How does this literature use the poetics of peripheralization to challenge structures of power?
Chairs: Jason Canniff, Jenna Sciuto
Area: AnglophoneCross: World Literatures (non-European Languages)
From London to Chicago, to Manhattan and Toronto, the depiction of the death and revival of the city is not uncommon in young adult literature. Revisions of the city, whether real or imagined, are found throughout Young Adult speculative fiction such as in Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely (2007-2011) series, the Steampunk Chronicles (2012-2014) by Kady Cross, Michael Scott's The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel hexalogy (2007-2012) or works like James Dashner's Maze Runner series, The Partials Sequence by Dan Wells (2013-2014), the Unwind Dystology (2007-2014) by Neal Shusterman, Nalo Hopkinson's The Chaos (2013), Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games (2008-2010) trilogy, and the Divergent Series (2011-2013) by Veronica Roth.
Christoph Reinfandt (Tübingen)
Jussi Parikka (Southampton/Turku)
"Face, Faces, The Phenomenology of the Face"
The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama & theatre studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human and its principles, please visit this page:
Banja Luka Philological Convention
The Faculty of Philology at the University of Banja Luka is organising an international conference on
FIRST WORLD WAR: REFLECTION IN LITERATURE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
, to be held
13-14 October 2014
. Confirmed plenary speakers are Prof Svetozar Koljevic
(Serbian Academy of
Sciences and Arts) and Prof Nicholas Birns (The New School for Liberal Arts, New York).
The Great War, even 100 years after its outbreak, represents an important aspect of the collective
consciousness of modern man. Its development and outcome are nowadays determining to a great extent, not
The T. S. Eliot Society will host a special session at the 2014 SAMLA convention, to be held in Atlanta at the Marriott Buckhead Hotel, November 7-9, 2014. The Society welcomes proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of Eliot's work or its reception. Those interested should email a detailed abstract of approximately 300 words and a current c.v. to Anthony Cuda (email@example.com) no later than June 18, 2014.
This permanent section welcomes papers on any aspect of Canadian Literature. Proposals related to the conference theme of "The Lives of Cities" are strongly encouraged; however, this theme can be broadly interpreted.
Please email 250-word abstracts and CV by June 14, 2014, to DeLisa Hawkes, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presenters must become members of the M/MLA.