Encyclopedia of Spanish Literature Film Adaptations
This panel seeks to explore representations of futuristic cities from all periods in American literature, film, and other cultural mediums. In particular, it seeks papers responding to one or more of the following questions: In what ways have American writers and filmmakers envisioned future urban landscapes? In what ways have these visions changed over the course of American history and why? How have urban theorists, critics, and reformers as well as particular ideologies (Christian, technocratic, socialist, libertarian, environmentalist, etc.) shaped them? In what ways do the past and present (or the erasure of the past and/or present) affect their depictions?
47th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
17 March - 20 March 2016
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2015
This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?
Worlding and sexual difference are generative forces that imply a process of appearance and concealment. For Martin Heidegger, worlding is the process by which something becomes unconcealed through its passing from earth to world. This aesthetic and phenomenological passing is constituted by strife. For Luce Irigaray, sexual difference is that which remains concealed through patriarchy. For psychoanalysis, sexual difference responds to the specular logic of sameness and is produced by the resolution of the castration complex. Elizabeth Grosz, on the other hand, understands sexual difference as irreducible to all humans insofar as human reproduction is only possible through the encounter of two gametes.
In Speech Genres and Other Late Essays, Mikhail Bakhtin insists on the "sharp and categorical boundary line between the actual world of representation and the world represented in the work of art." Yet in no genre is this line more regularly blurred than the many forms that can be loosely grouped together under the label of autobiography. While all literary texts contain within them some ideological engagement with reality, the particular tensions that define many of the urban centers of the Global South often move this relationship to the forefront of the narrative.
Please find below a call for papers for IMC July 2016; 'Exploring the Medieval Imaginative Landscape'.
I am organising a session around the broad topic of 'The Medieval Imaginative Landscape', which is seeking collaborators working in any area which touches on medieval discourses about the strange or the supernatural. I would like to encourage a holistic approach to this topic, thus papers could draw upon a wide range of sources including, but not limited to: altarpieces, tapestries, tombs, archaeological finds, sagas, romances, chronicles, exempla, saints' lives etc. Participants might approach the sources from a variety of perspectives including cultural history, art history, literary analysis etc.
Post45 Graduate Student Conference
February 5 & 6, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Keynote Speech by Danielle Christmas
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill English Department seeks graduate-level works-in-progress in post-1945 American literature and culture. Works-in-progress may range from conference papers to article or dissertation chapter drafts.
The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.
International conference on
Postcolonialism and the future of POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES
Professor Edward O.Ako, Rector, University of Maroua
Host: Faculty of letters and Social Sciences and Department of English (ENS Maroua)
Date: April 27th-29th 2016