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CFP (REMINDER): "Post-Political Critique and Literary Studies" ACLA Seminar (Chicago, 19-22 March 2020) (Deadline: 23 September 2019)

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:48am
Juan Meneses, UNC Charlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

“Post-Political Critique and Literary Studies”

 

Call for Papers for ACLA 2020 Seminar (Chicago, 19-22 March 2020)

 

 

This seminar seeks papers that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post- political theory and literary studies. The main question the seminar aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of literature?

 

NeMLA Panel: 'The New Lost Generation': African American Expatriate Writers in Paris, 1945-60

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:45am
Courtney Mullis, Duquesne University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020: Boston, MA

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

In his 1961 essay “The New Lost Generation,” James Baldwin argues that Europe gave the “new” African American expats of the late 1940s and the 1950s “the sanction, if one can accept it, to become oneself. No artist can survive without this acceptance. But rare indeed is the American artist who achieved this without first becoming a wanderer, and then, upon his return to his own country, the loneliest and most blackly distrusted of men.” Indeed, Baldwin asserts that African American expats in Paris gained a kind of liberation through their experience with a culture wholly unlike their own.

Signs, Representations and Other Biases: An International Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:43am
University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

The sign creates our world and represents our thoughts about this world.
The sign is an enabler, a limiter, and a producer of our biases.
The sign is the trouble.
If all signs are arbitrary, how can we distinguish between the signifier and the signified while using language? How can representation and its analysis be in the same medium? How can arbitrariness be implicated with biases? Do we need a universal metalanguage that can analyse the limits of language? Or have we reached a historical moment of aporia? 

Extractivismo y necropolítica: Nuevas lecturas de La vorágine

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:40am
Adela Pineda, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019

La vorágine (1924), novela cumbre del escritor colombiano José Eustasio Rivera (1888-1928) fue considerada una novela regionalista al ser subsumida a la imprecisa categoría de “novela de la tierra”. Este panel propone otras lecturas: aquellas que contemplen problemáticas ambientales (la violenta extracción de recursos naturales), éticas (las implicaciones necropolíticas del legado colonial), y estéticas (el lugar espectral de la literatura en un contexto posthumano). De esta manera, el panel busca releer La vorágine no sólo en el contexto de la literatura mundial sino también de los estudios culturales.

 

This panel will take place at NEMLA, Boston MA, in March 2020

Extractivismo y necropolítica: Nuevas lecturas de La vorágine

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:39am
Adela Pineda, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019

La vorágine (1924), novela cumbre del escritor colombiano José Eustasio Rivera (1888-1928) fue considerada una novela regionalista al ser subsumida a la imprecisa categoría de “novela de la tierra”. Este panel propone otras lecturas: aquellas que contemplen problemáticas ambientales (la violenta extracción de recursos naturales), éticas (las implicaciones necropolíticas del legado colonial), y estéticas (el lugar espectral de la literatura en un contexto posthumano). De esta manera, el panel busca releer La vorágine no sólo en el contexto de la literatura mundial sino también de los estudios culturales.

Decolonizing Growth and Development in Postcolonial Writing (NeMLA 2020 Panel)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:27am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Echoing the enlightenment ideals and yet widely considered groundbreaking, the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development in 1986 proclaimed that “the right to development is an inalienable human right by virtue of which every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, in which all human rights and fundamental freedoms can be fully realized.” As Joseph Slaughter denounces as tautological, this declaration presumed that human rights and freedoms could not be made possible without proper development.

Immigrants of the 21st Century in Spanish and Latin American Film (Panel within NeMLA)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:22am
NeMLA - NorthEast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Given the current political climate, immigration is a hot topic. It is indeed a complex issue with multiple ramifications, from its economic impact, to border security, or ethical duty. Regardless of our personal stand, few will doubt that contemporary immigration patters are challenging obsolete conceptions of nation and identity. The voices of the newcomers want to have a say in "Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures", the theme of the 2020 NeMLA Convention.

Marx in the American Grain

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:21am
Nineteenth-Century Prose
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Nineteenth-Century Proseis publishing a special edition in the spring of 2020 to be titled “Marx in the American Grain.” Submissions should engage Karl Marx and/or Marxist theory as it applies to the American project writ large. Essays from across the disciplines that focus on the long nineteenth century (1840-1920) in nonfiction prose and cultural studies (including history, politics, economics, history of ideas, etc.)  are welcome. Send 500 word abstracts and basic bio to dmadsion.furrh@csupueblo.edu

The deadline for submissions is November 1 2019.

Transculturalism, Cultural Hybridity and Globalization

updated: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:13pm
San Jose State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Transculturalism, Cultural Hybridity and Globalization

     

Dr. Michiko Uryu    San Jose State University

Dr. Chunhui Peng       San Jose State University

 

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