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Resistance and Resilience / La résistance et le ressort

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:46am
Transverse Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Resistance is found in the seemingly miniscule and inconsequential interactions and choices of civic and private life. Resilience can work in parallel with resistance, reinforcing its resolve as well as preserving its aim.

 

[ACLA 2018] Migratory Forms and Their Affective Challenges

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:46am
Jackie Kim, Harvard University; Melih Levi, Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

This seminar probes the significance of poetic forms as an affective vehicle in the context of their cross-cultural circulation and adaptation. How do migratory forms preserve, permute, and perform their affective potential as they cross linguistic and cultural borders? How does the question of forms and their transcultural adaptability reconfigure the principle of (un)translatability? How does cross-cultural transference complicate the affective potentiality of a form? What does a form lose and gain in such processes of global translation? What are, if at all existent, the responsibilities of a poet experimenting with borrowed forms?

Heidegger and Black Thinking

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:46am
2018 ACLA Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Heidegger and Black Thinking

Seminar for the

2018 American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting

Los Angeles March 29–April 1, 2018

Co-organizers: J. Kameron Carter (j.carter[at]duke.edu) and Michael Eng (meng[at]jcu.edu)

Researching the Autobiographical Impulse: New Methods and Texts in Medieval Autobiography Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:15pm
Afrodesia McCannon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

This panel for the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 10-13, 2018) considers new ways of imagining autobiographical writing in the Middle Ages.  It seeks historically, archivally, and theoretically informed expansions, reinterpretations, and examples of the genre for the medieval period.

The End of Temporality

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:51pm
ACLA 2018 Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2018 Annual Meeting

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

March 29th-April 1st, 2018

Panel: "Jacques Lacan and the Post-modernists"

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:52pm
Richard Schumaker & Julia Brühne / NeMLA's Annual Convention 2018, Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The panel will explore three questions: Is it possible to establish a precise relationship between Jacques Lacan and post-modernist literature in general? Can one isolate specific important themes in post-modernist literature and establish connections between these themes and Lacan? Focusing on the Oedipus conflict as it developed in Lacan, can one establish relationships between Lacan and post-modernist writers?

 

This panel has two underlying goals.

Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:53pm
James Doan and Barbara Brodman, editors
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump:

Images from Literature and Visual Arts

 

Project Overview

 

[ACLA 2018] The Rise of Autotheory, Inside and Outside the Academy

updated: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:54am
Margeaux Feldman & Philip Sayers
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

“[E]ven the most abstract theories are, to varying degrees, informed by their subjective conditions of existence: by, that is, the inner psychic dynamics of the theorist” -- Stuart Hall, Familiar Stranger

“[T]heory can do more the closer it gets to the skin.” -- Sara Ahmed, Living a Feminist Life

 

Seeking Book Reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:20pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students at the University of Iowa and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting book reviews for our upcoming special issue: Transition/Transgress. 

We are particularly interested in reviews of the following texts: 

In The Wake: On Blackness and Being, Christina Sharpe (Duke 2016)

Queer Philologies: Sex, Language, and Affect in Shakespeare's Time, Jeffrey Masten (UPenn 2016)

No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies, edited by E. Patrick Johnson (Duke 2016)

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