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Graphic Content Warning: Graphing Explicit Modernist Bodies (MSA 2018 Columbus)

updated: 
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 4:33pm
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

“The natural object,” Pound writes, “is always the adequate symbol.” Nevertheless, Modernist literature is plotted along bodily representations that often seem far from the realities of their correlative “natural object.” This panel will consider the tension between Modernism’s representative strategies and the gendered objects that Modernist writers “graph,” focusing particularly on Modernist representations of female, queer, non-white, disabled, and otherwise marginalized bodies. How do the literary strategies of Modernist writers complicate, limit, or make space for bodies, or bodily functions, that might have been given a “Graphic Content Warning”?

Poetry in Motion: Spoken Word Poetry and What It Means Today

updated: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:50pm
Paul McNamara
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Poetry in Motion: Spoken Word Poetry and What It Means Today

 

Conference Organiser:         Paul McNamara

 

Contact Email:                      Paul.McNamara@mic.ul.ie

 

Title:                                     Poetry in Motion: Spoken Word Poetry and What It Means

                                             Today

 

Conference Location:           Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland

 

Date of Conference:             26th of April 2018

 

#PoetryInMotion18

Poetic Digression (conference panel for ESSE 2018, Brno)

updated: 
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:11pm
ESSE / Dr. Patrick Hart and Dr. Heather H. Yeung
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

PANEL ON POETIC DIGRESSION for ESSE 2018 (www.esse2018brno.org)

From the parecbasis or ‘stepping away’ of Quintilian to the meandering twists and turns of the ‘loiterly’ work, this panel investigates the many and various modes of digression in poetry, figuring digression as a means through which we can rethink poetic effect - poetry’s grammatical, rhetorical, formal, philosophical, lyric and/or narrative power or force.

We invite proposals for conference papers exploring poetic digression and its effects. Topics for discussion might include, but are by no means limited to the following:

“In defense of close reading or, reading the minuscule”

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 2:29am
FRENCH ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2018

AFEA 2018 Symposium « Magnifying America : the poetics and politics of details » 

22-25 May 2018

Nice-Sophia Antipolis University

 

PANEL “In defense of close reading or, reading the minuscule”

American Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2018 (San Francisco): “Stevens’ Americana”

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:05am
Wallace Stevens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Robert Frost intended to insult Stevens’ poetry when he called it mere “bric-a-brac,” verses loaded with pretty ornaments of ultimately little concrete value beyond themselves. In the context of American studies, however, “bric-a-brac” (or “Americana,” in our national tradition) often appreciates in critical value over time. This panel proposes to look at items, objects, or elements of Americana in Stevens’ poetry, essays, letters, and/or life. It welcomes presentations that consider the way Stevens uses or abuses American artifacts or lore in his work, as well as those that establish links between Stevens and other writings, cultural products, or ephemera idealized as unique to (or representative of) the American experience.

The Poetics of the Detail in American Music and Dance

updated: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:16am
French Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The Poetics of the Detail in American Music and Dance

Université de Nice, France, May 22-25, 2018

 

Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau (Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand)

Mathieu Duplay (Université Paris Diderot — Paris 7)

 

Mississippi Philological Association Meeting and Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:01am
Mississippi Philological Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mississippi Philological Association Meeting and Conference

March 2-3, 2018

Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi

 

Call for Papers

 

The Mississippi Philological Association (MPA) invites submissions of critical or pedagogical papers and creative works for the annual association meeting and conference to be held March 2-3, 2018, at the Mississppi eCenter campus at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. The conference is hosted by the Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Speech Communication, the Department of History and Philosophy, and the College of Liberal Arts at Jackson State University.

Owen and/ in France

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:19pm
Université of Valenciennes (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2018

Owen and / in France

Université de Valenciennes

5-6 November 2018

 

 

Organizers :

Brigitte Friant-Kessler (Université de Valenciennes - CALHISTE)

Elise Brault-Dreux (Université de Valenciennes - CALHISTE)

Sarah Montin (Université Paris 3 Sorbonne-Nouvelle - PRISMES)

 

Keynote : Xavier Hanotte

 

 

(This is the thing they know and never speak,

That England one by one had fled to France,

Not many elsewhere now, save under France)

Rendering Rituals: On Memory and Memorializing—Feb. 7-9th

updated: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:13pm
English Graduate Student Association at Louisiana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mardi Gras as an event, a reiteration of experience across time, and a kind of ritual renders the new and the old as occurring simultaneously: our past always directly affects our present. This temporal boundary crossing reiterates and simultaneously invokes the past in every instance. In Gender Trouble, Judith Butler describes ritual as related to the repetition of gender performance across time, which denaturalizes the concept and instantiates gender as socially constructed. What if we apply Butler’s logic of the ritual to other concepts of human experience, such as race, religion, sexuality, and disability? Orienting ourselves within this Butlerian logic, we as scholars might think about how to interpret these ritual practices in memory.

Sinister Wisdom’s DUMP TRUMP! ISSUE

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:08pm
Siniste Wisdom
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Sinister Wisdom’s DUMP TRUMP! ISSUE 

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