This session is a part of the 51st annual NeMLA convention in Boston, MA, to be held March 5-8, 2020.
Taking its impetus from the theme “Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures” this panel juxtaposes two types of space: the local and the global as they came together in the conception of the world city. The material embodiments of the function of cities as global nodes are the Expositions, Great Exhibitions, and World’s Fairs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, where a world spectacle could be viewed in imperial capitals (Paris and London) and in international capitals (Chicago, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, to name a few) .
CFP for NeMLA 2020 Boston
Please submit via nemla.org
Panel ID #17905
Chair: Kathryn Quinn-Sanchez
Human beings express sexuality as individuals, yet society continues to enforce heteronormativity. This panel seeks papers that challenge this heteronormativity in Latinx novels written in English, Spanish or Spanglish from Latinx authors that reside either in Latin America or in the United States. Specifically, theoretical approaches that question the role of power in any guise or interrogate the status quo are welcome.
Panel: Afro-diasporic Futures Before Afrofuturism
Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference
March 5-8, 2020
Seeking papers on the politics of futurity in Afro-diasporic writing from the nineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries for the following guaranteed session at NeMLA 2020:
Call for Papers: Writing/Righting/Rite-ing/Wright-ing the Caribbean
October 10-12, 2019 | University of Belize
The second international conference of the Caribbean Studies Forum (CSF), an institutional collaboration between East Carolina University and the University of Belize, takes place the 10th through 12th of October, 2019. Building on the success of the first conference, the forum returns to the City of Belmopan and is hosted by the University of Belize at its central campus under the theme: Writing/Righting/Rite-ing/Wright-ing the Caribbean.
Call for Papers
Jenny Diski: A Celebration
A Symposium, University of Oxford, 7th April 2020
Keynote Speaker: Blake Morrison
Jenny Diski sadly died in 2016, and the time is right for a celebration of her work.
Trauma is a notoriously slippery concept to identify and comprehend, however, many theorists—-most notably Cathy Caruth in Unclaimed Experience—have argued that literature provides a means of representing and of ‘working-through’ experiences which otherwise have gone “unclaimed.” Absent from literary trauma theories, such as Caruth’s, however, is a consideration of the euro-centric core of theories of trauma. This absence can be attributed to the origins of literary trauma theory that emerged primarily out of Freudian psychoanalytic psychology and/or the deconstructive philosophy of the Yale School and Paul de Man.
As we strive for more diversity, social justice, and student agency in the German curriculum, it might be helpful to discuss our wider notions and definitions of diversity as well as how we hope to integrate them into our teachings. But what do we consider to be diverse? What keeps us from succeeding in designing more diversified syllabi? What are the blind spots we create despite our best efforts? Where is our own awareness lacking and how do we find approaches to overcome this oversight? Can we really create a truly diverse syllabus, or does including one aspect involuntarily result in including another?
Announcing a CMRC Conference in Collaboration with SIMAGINE:
Imagined Borders, Epistemic Freedoms: The Challenge of Social Imaginaries in Media, Art, Religion and Decoloniality
The Center for Media, Religion, and Culture University of Colorado Boulder
January 8-11, 2020 Confirmed Featured Speakers: Ann Laura Stoler, Catherine Walsh, & Glenn Coulthard
“Crisis and Community”
2019 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
October 31-November 2
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Crisis and Community