The emergence of ‘world literature’ as a critical framework of reading in literary studies has not only recalibrated older methodologies of comparative and postcolonial literature but has also foregrounded the aspect of circulation and reception of literary works in a transnational context. The emphasis that this method of reading puts on the cross-cultural travels of a literary text is reinforced by the global technology of social media and web 2.0 which promises instant connectedness and conjures a virtual world which is self-contained, even though it reflects and engages with the actual world of the socio-political, outside itself.
ReFocus: A Series of Film Studies Anthologies: The International Director
In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus: The American Directors Series. Each book focused on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition.
The series editors, Dr. Gary D. Rhodes (Queens University, Belfast) and Dr. Robert Singer (CUNY Graduate Center, Liberal Studies), have already published volumes edited by leading film scholars on Preston Sturges, Delmer Daves, Budd Boetticher, and Amy Heckerling.
COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL RACHID MIMOUNI-
21/22/23 novembre 2017
« L’œuvre de Rachid Mimouni : Ruptures et renouveaux. »
Organisé par la Direction de la culture de la Wilaya de Boumerdès
En collaboration avec l’Université Alger 2 et l’Université de Boumerdès
Maison de la culture Rachid Mimouni – Boumerdès -Algérie
Memories of Slavery and Colonization: Historiography, Arts, and Museumsdeadline for submissions: March 31, 2017full name / name of organization: University of Maine (France)contact email: Delphine.Letort@univ-lemans.fr
Memories of Slavery and Colonization: Historiography, Arts, and Museums
University of Maine (Le Mans, France) - 9-10 Nov. 2017
Editor: Prof. Enrique Uribe Jongbloed (Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano)
Time, Space, and Epistemic Violence in Hemispheric American Literature
This panel seeks papers that explore the depiction of time and space in hemispheric American Literature and the ways in which traditional conceptualizations may be read as a form of epistemic violence. How do the depictions of physical spaces in works from the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States interact with complex configurations of time as progressive, circular, or even anti-linear and irregular—narrative time as composed of a randomized trail of apexes and abysses? How does this literature address/redress/move beyond the concepts of time and space and the harm caused by the imposition of Western paradigms?
Call for Abstracts - Indigenous Studies Area
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch from Wednesday-Sunday, October 18-22.
The Indigenous Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panels and paper abstracts for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch from Wednesday-Sunday, October 18-22.
In Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes (1997), Greil Marcus charts a countercultural sound map, a kind of laboratory where a new language is being forged. This is where, Marcus argues, we can locate the true voice of the century, a new consciousness, the alchemy of an undiscovered country. From this starting-point, we propose a journey into the tangled relationship between music, the avant-gardes and counterculture.
This working group aims to bring critical theories of power and difference to bear on developing innovative and radical pedagogical approaches to issues of difference, diversity, and inclusivity. Please submit a 300-500 word abstract and short bio.