This panel seeks papers that consider the many ways in which contemporary Francophone authors and filmmakers represent the performance of gender and/or sexuality within their work. How do these texts reveal, challenge, and resist dominant domestic and hexagonal conceptualizations of either element or both? For the purposes of this panel, and given the numerous possible conceptualizations of performance, we seek to examine the various and varied ways performance is employed as an analytic. As such, performance dialogues with textual production, modes of reading, social and cultural construction, discourses of power, and so on.
First Year Seminar courses provide a way for first year students to undertake the rigors of intellectual study in an environment supportive of the transition they undergo as they enter college. As such, First Year Seminars can be sources of tension, discovery, frustration, and connection. From the instructor's point of view, the experience of teaching a first year seminar can cause new understandings to emerge—understandings of disciplinary value, of first year students, of institutional culture, and of effective pedagogy.
This roundtable* session seeks to explore how we use complex, allusive texts such as J.M. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello in the classroom, and how such classroom practice can inform our work as literary critics.
On January 31st 2015, we started the CFP for the fourteenth issue of the 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, to be published on January 31st 2016.
- Deadline for submissions is July 31st 2015; all articles received after this date will be rejected.
- To be considered for the peer review process, all articles must follow the regulations described in the style-sheet.
- The monographic section will bring together a body of texts dealing with "Thinking about Affect in Culture and Art". A non-comprehensive list of possible topics is:
Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
The Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture Area is calling for papers about anything apocalyptic, dystopic, or disaster-related. This can be in movies, television, literature, graphic novels, or any other cultural examples of disaster, dystopia, or the end.
Once again, this year did not disappoint in these topics, from Mad Max: Fury Road to Insurgent to San Andreas to Between and many, many more. This area is interested in all types of theories, both real world and fictional.
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Please note the new dates for this conference: October 28th. to 30th. 2015. The previous dates of September 6th-8th had to be changed owing to Trinidad announcing general elections for September 7th. In accordance with the later date, the abstract submission deadline has been extended to August 14th 2015.
Please consider submitting a proposal for the following panel at the Universities Art Association of Canada. The conference takes place in Halifax, NS, Canada, November 5-7, 2015.
Conceptual Art Now: Rethinking Conceptual Art
Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980 at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2012-2013 posited conceptual art as "the most transformative art movement of the 20th century," signifying conceptual art as a discrete moment, whereas the Power Plant's Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art in 2013 sought to explore conceptualism as a continuum in contemporary as well as historical art and writing.
As the prophet of magic realism and an extraordinary satirist of political dictatorship, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's literary horizons are incomprehensibly vast, and the rigorous intensity of his writings is inexplicably multidimensional. Marquez challenges the luminal line between 'story' and 'history', and interrogates the public and private domain with an uncommon and effortless ease and clarity. He fuses the chaotic and the cosmic, the materialistic and the mystical, and invites us to participate in a magico-historical narrative of which he is an undisputed craftsman.
"Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows."-Shakespeare's The Tempest (2.2)
UC Riverside's (dis)junctions conference invites papers and panels that push at the boundary of contemporary scholarship. Our critical focus, "Strange Bedfellows," is geared specifically toward innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to cultural, literary and theoretical texts. We are looking particularly for scholarship that emerges from the disjunction of incongruent forms, that thrives on the border of the unfamiliar, and that transgresses the boundary of the expected.
Call for Papers
RESISTANCE: LIVES OF DISSENT AND REVOLT
18th Annual Building Bridges Graduate Conference
Southern Illinois University
November 6-7, 2015
Dr. Shireen Roshanravan, Kansas State University
Dr. Stacy Keltner, Kennesaw State University
The theme for this year's graduate conference will address the powers and limits of resistance. What constitutes resistance and how is resistance embodied? How do we think through our experiences of dissent and revolt? As recent decades have been shaped by struggles of resistance, this conference considers the various possibilities that resistance opens for our futures of revolt.