The Comparative Literature session at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8, welcomes papers on the Conference theme, Literature and Time. We are also open to any essays dealing with contemporary issues in Comparative Literature including but not limited to: Environmental Humanities, Subaltern studies, Memory and Memorials, Translation and Memory, Cosmopolitanism, and Post-Colonial studies. All submissions must go through the PAMLA website at http://www.pamla.org Membership in PAMLA will be required upon acceptance of a paper and subsequent presentation.
The conference Power and the Mediterranean will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).
CFP - Specters of Ethics – in the Trails of Globalization and Futurity
You are cordially invited to submit your abstract (of maximum of 200 words) together with a short resumé (or a link to your CV) by
May 15st 2015 with the headword CfA-Ethics in the subject-line to firstname.lastname@example.org, Susan.Arndt@uni-bayreuth.de, email@example.com
"Based upon a Life": The Biopic Genre in Question
Deadline for proposals: 1 July 2015
James Joyce and Nora Barnacle's visible sexuality is well documented in their biographies. Gordon Bowker reports, "In Locarno, at the Pension Daheinm, Nora was enjoying herself […]. She relaxed by reading a book sent by Jim (probably Venus in Furs) by their favourite pornographer. 'I am very glad to get it, especially as it is by Masoch,' she wrote, and teased him with hints of flirtations by beginning one letter, 'Dear Cuckold.'" Leopold von Sacher-Masoch: from whom the term masochism is derived. The intertextual/autobiographical connections between James and Nora's sex lives, Masoch's Venus in Furs, and the sexual nature of Joyce's characters are impossible to ignore.
ICI Biennial Symposium on the African Diaspora
"The African Diaspora in the World"
Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI) invites you to participate in a symposium dedicated to the exploration of the African Diaspora as a social, historical, political, and discursive problematic. ICI 2 will take place at Vanderbilt University, home to "Music City" and the state capital, and will examine a range of issues under the general theme "The African Diaspora in the World."
The committee welcomes papers on any topic relating to the African Diaspora. Suggested topics may include:
Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.
Please see below the call for papers for the graduate student conference hosted by Princeton University's French and Italian Department.
This panel explores the theme of "literature and the other arts" through the unique dynamic of word-image interaction situated in the poet-artist collaboration. Paper proposals addressing poet-artist collaborations from any time period found in ekphrasis, illustrated books, book arts, children's books, broadside printings, digital projects, and museum/site-specific installations and exhibits are welcome. By May 30, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Anne Keefe, University of North Texas, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fifteen years in, our twenty-first century literary traditions are beginning to take shape, and, indeed, it may be time to bring the poorly-named "contemporary" period to a close after its 70-year reign. Questions remain, however. Have we noticeably shifted into a new literary period? Or, is the defining crisis that will launch a new literary period just on the horizon? The 9-11 Attacks, globalization/neoliberalism, the Anthropocene, the collapse of a post-Cold War détente with the resultant repolarization of world powers and many other cultural shifts may serve as useful markers of an incipient yet-to-be-labeled era.