Arts of Healing: Cultural Narratives of Trauma
CALL FOR PAPERS
Mikinaakominis / TransCanadas
Literature, Justice, Relation
An Interdisciplinary Canadian Literatures in English Conference
University of Toronto
May 25-27, 2017
Smaro Kamboureli, University of Toronto
Larissa Lai, University of Calgary
Call for Papers: American Women Writers and the Short Story
ALA Symposium "The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre"
October 20-22, 2016
Proposal Deadline: May 15, 2016
Can the Subaltern Be a Superhero? The Politics of Non-Hegemonic Superheroism
Superheroes are, by definition, guardians of law and order, i.e. of the status quo. Not coincidentally, the majority of them—and certainly the most famous ones—are male, straight, and white. Yet there are costumed crime-fighters who do not conform to that tacit rule and serve, in this sense, as examples of what we can call alternative superheroism. Those are the ones this collection of essays will examine.
The 9/11 and Popular Culture area is looking for abstract proposals for the MPCA conference in Chicago, IL, at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.
The 9/11 Popular Culture area seeks essays that explore the convergence of post-9/11 themes in contemporary television, film, fiction, poetry, comics, and other artistic expression. I am especially interested in essays that approach issues of trauma theory and Islamophobia, as well as critiques of American exceptionalism and politics across artistic expression.
I welcome papers that analyze
In keeping with SAMLA's theme for this year, this CFP is inviting papers that focus on the Caribbean in America, with the intent of examining the challenges that Caribbean writers have brought to the American literary landscape. Caribbean Poets and authors of novels, some of whom have been re-defined as African American writers, have been engaged in a discourse that begs the question: "Whose Paradise is it?" The challenge is often equally made to both Caribbean and American cultural idealisms. How effective are these literary works? Why do they matter?
Formes Poétiques Contemporaines
FPC 12 THE READERLY
Recently we have talked a great deal of unreadability, it seemed time to revisit the optimistic side of the question…
- Here we approach, I tell my teacher, a considerable objection that I want to put to you…Obscurity!
- It is, indeed, equally dangerous, he answers me, whether obscurity derives from the deficiencies of the reader, or those of the poet… but to elude the task altogether would be cheating.
--Stéphane Mallarmé, "An Interview with Jules Huret," 1891
CALL FOR PAPERS
Southern Humanities Council Conference
The Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY, January 26-January 29, 2017
Movements, Flow, Resistance
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 31TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE IN THE HUMANITIES
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the University of West Georgia (UWG) invite you to celebrate the 31th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, September 22-September 24, 2016. We welcome submissions from across the Humanities, Fine Arts, and the Social and Natural Sciences, dealing with NATURE/CULTURE/COMMERCE and its many crossroads and intersections. Papers, exhibits, performances and screenings may be submitted by scholars, graduate students, writers, artists, and performers. Papers in French, German, or Spanish are welcome when part of a pre-organized panel.
Our initial deadline approaching and we are still seeking contributors for a book currently under contract.
DEADLINE EXTENDED (SEE BELOW)
Call for Papers
Urban Studies Area
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 October 2016
Chicago, IL - Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Extended Deadline: May 15, 2016
The Urban Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2016.
"Creative Writing: 'A Shimmer of Possibility': Short Fiction and the Question of Closure"
In a 2003 interview with The Paris Review, Tobias Wolff, reflecting on Chekhov's stories, remarked: "a good story somehow continues in a shimmer of possibility." Should a short story embrace that "possibility" or strive for a degree of closure? And is one approach better suited to the form of short fiction?
As a conscious and unconscious, sustained, even efficient effort at 'making and letting die' (Mbembe), necropolitics is systemic to capitalism. The grand-scale destruction of the earth's ecosystems, the overt and covert forms of genocide (the so-called 'war on terror' or the 'refugee crisis'), the feeding of dead poultry to genetically modified legless pigs, or the more recent 'ecological' inventions such as biocremation in which human remains are used to produce heat for leisure centres (Rumble) are only some of the familiar examples.
The recent refugee crisis in Europe has brought to the fore the pressing aspects of the precarious nature of human life. This is not a sudden crisis as scholars have traced its historical roots with the exploits of "Western" capitalism, imperialism, environment, and war on terror. Such engagement has also given us different politico-philosophical points of analysis of the condition: for instance, the rise of terms such as "precariat," "new subaltern," "precarity" (Guy Standing; Simon During), the debates on "Anthropocene" and "capitalocene" (Dipesh Chakraborty; Jason W Moore), or the interest in neuro-biological or communal human affects (Catherine Malabou; Judith Butler). Added to such is the challenge of the machines and objects in our daily life.