While historically a product of birthright, and more recently associated with merit, social class has always presented itself as a set of expectations setting the stage for encounters between unfamiliar people. Whether sincerely or in masquerade, everyone adopts a social class as a role to be played before an audience. In line with this year’s conference theme “Acting, Roles, and Stages,” this panel, examines social class as performance and focuses on literary works across genres and eras that present class accordingly. From estates satire to the minstrel show, from social realism to the theater of the absurd, we will consider ways that literature either enacts the performance of class or dramatizes its enactment.
Emmanuel Levinas writes extensively about the temptations of knowledge and the seductions of intelligibility and intentional consciousness as they enable a fascination for ontology, power, and war. For nearly 13 years, the North American Levinas Society has worked to preserve and focus this critique through social apertures that privilege questions of historical violence, transgenerational suffering, memory and repair.
ENCATC, the European network on cultural management and policy, is accepting submissions to the Open Call for the 2018 Education and Research Session to be held on 28 September in Bucharest, Romania during the 2018 ENCATC Congress “Beyond EYCH2018. What is the cultural horizon? Opening up perspectives to face ongoing transformations” (26-29 September 2018).
CALL FOR PAPERS
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”
Session: Alternative Communities in Hispanic Literature and Culture
Presiding Officer: Luis H. Castañeda, Middlebury College
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas
Parentheses Journal seeks poetry, prose, and art (including but not limited to hybrid, collage, photography) for Issue Four to be released in September 2018. The deadline for Issue Four is August 15, 2018. We encourage you to peruse our previous issues and submission guidelines before sending your work. We encourage submissions from historically marginalized groups, including but not limited to POC, women, non-binary people, LGBTQ and the differently abled.
Borders Inside and Out: Representing the Border across cultures
Jack London and the Maritime Environment / Jack London Society 14thBiennial Symposium, October 11-14, 2018, Las Vegas, NV
This panel seeks presentations that explore the broad conference theme of Jack London, the West, and the Environment as it relates to the maritime settings and themes of his writing. Proposals are welcome on any topic that brings together London’s treatment of the maritime environment (the sea, the coast, or the islands) with his interests in the craft of sailing and the romance of sail.
Call for Submissions
International symposium of the research project « Out of place : Law, literature and migration » (SSHRC), organized in collaboration with La maison de la Syrie
Call for papers
November 22-24 2018
Organizing committee : Marie-Eve Bradette (University of Montreal), Laurence Sylvain (University of Montreal), Simon Harel (University of Montreal) and Youssef Shoufan (La maison de la Syrie)
No borders. No fences. Free movement for all.
Performance studies in and from South Asia: An Interdisciplinary Symposium
(Thursday October 11, 2018, 1:45 - 5:30 pm, Madison WI)