Description: In recent years, haunting has been theorized as a temporal aberration, as a form of memory (involuntary memory), as spectrality, as an absence, and as a structure of feeling (affect). Haunting brings us in touch with a history that remains invisible, creating a channel of communication with an entity that remains foreclosed and inaccessible. The The structure of haunting thus is always paradoxical, and is similar to what Mckenzie Wark calls dark media—the "mediation of that which can't be mediated." Haunting can have different levels of intensity; and most texts, just like most places, can be seen as haunted in one way or another.
The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2016 American Literature Association Annual Conference. ALA conference will be held in San Francisco, May 26-29, 2016. Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV to Michelle Kohler (email@example.com) and Renee Bergland (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 1, 2016.
Proposals are welcome on a range of topics related to varied conceptions of the frontier and American borderlands, including but not limited to nineteenth and twentieth-century narratives of the frontier, Western literature, the literature of nature and the environment, the literature of cultural contact, and science fiction. We welcome proposals for individual papers, complete panels, and roundtable discussions on any aspect of this important subject.
Due date for proposals is October 1, 2015.
The symposium will be held at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel is downtown San Antonio, TX.
In a context where the active (voice, body, citizen) remains the privileged mode of life, the possibility of imagining passivity as a political alternative has been a major lure for critical and political thinkers. Some have also tried to break down the clear-cut division between activity and passivity. In one such instance Lisa Robinson asks, "what is the relation between passivity and will, within cognition?
Call for papers for edited collection.
Aquí y ahora: TV and Film Production in Contemporary Spain: International Conference
Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College
March 25–26, 2016
Beckett and Vice
Harrah's Resort Southern California
San Diego County
Feb. 21-24, 2016
Keynote Speaker: S.E. Gontarski
Registration fee: $180 (includes all activities)
Beckett and Vice welcomes abstracts on the theme of "vice" in Samuel Beckett's work. What is vice? Where does vice appear in Beckett's poems, plays, fiction, or other art forms? Possible ideas for exploration:
Vice as a moral/ethical term
Vice as a tool/instrument
Vice as second-in-line
Religious and philosophical implications
Images of decadence vs. indigence
Hedonism vs. Asceticism
How does Goddess Studies, or the study of women and/or female figures in religion and mythology, contribute to social justice?
In what ways can Goddess Studies aid in the examination of themes such as classism, eco-justice, womanism, racism, and/or colonialism? From philosophical, anthropological, archetypal, literary, mythological, hermeneutical, and/or religious studies perspectives, what do particular goddesses/figures in religion bring to the scholarly conversation of social justice?
Franciscan Connections: The Cord - A Spiritual Review seeks Franciscan focused articles, poetry, original artwork, and photography for its winter issue. Articles are typically between 4,000 - 5,000 words in length, use proper Chicago Style citation, and are submitted in Microsoft Word format. Please send submissions to email@example.com. All submissions for the winter issue have an extended deadline of Friday, October 23, 2015. Please click on the following link to learn more about our submission guidelines: http://www.franciscanpublications.com/?page_id=145
CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS
Women, Girls, and Young Adult Literature
Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature