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NeMLA 2019: Deconstruction and the Legacy of Edward Said

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:01pm
NeMLa 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Edward Said has been called a great many things: humanist, critic, professor of terror. Practitioner of deconstruction, however, has never numbered among them.

The Materiality of the Word (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In a letter to his friend Axel Kaun, Samuel Beckett once described the “terrible materiality of the word surface” that faces every writer as they set pen to page. Their goal, Beckett claims, is to puncture this surface, boring holes into the word so that a different materiality “lurking behind” it might seep through. When the word is filled with holes, when what is said is ineffable and indescribable, it is no longer subordinated to its representative function. Rather, the word reveals its own sense and sensuousness, its materiality entirely distinct from that of its referent. The “sounding of impossible bodies” of the voices of the dead in M.

The Politics of Escapism

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Politics of Escapism

Seminar at the 2019 NeMLA Convention

Washington, DC, March 21 - 24, 2019

Co-Organizers:

Greg Sharzer, Kyung Hee University (gsharzer@gmail.com); Keith O'Regan, York
University (keith.oregan@gmail.com)

Utopian Spaces

updated: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:52pm
‘Utopian Spaces’ Graduate Conference, Simon Fraser University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Call for Papers: ‘Utopian Spaces’ Graduate Conference, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, BC November 23-25, 2018 Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2018

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: GEOFF MANN, AJAMU NANGWAYA, SHERRYL VINT PLENARY PANEL: PATRICIA BARKASKAS, TIFFANY MULLER MYRDAHL, JERRY ZASLOVE; MODERATOR KIM BEAUCHESNE

 

NeMLA 2019: University Labor Relations and Graduate Student Labor Concerns

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:21am
Nicole Lowman, Dana Gavin / NeMLA Graduate Student Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session is a part of the 50th annual NeMLA convention in Washington, D.C., to be held March 21-24, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17458

This roundtable explores graduate student labor concerns, especially in light of recent and widespread labor struggles and unionization movements on campuses. 

ACLA 2019--Marxism and Form, Revisited

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 8:12am
ACLA 2019 / American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

We have found the recent debates that pit formalism against historicism to be rather dissatisfying. This seminar holds that the way out of this false dichotomy is through Marxism. We seek to understand how Marxism and related political positions offer a fruitful engagement with literary and aesthetic form precisely because of their political perspectives. Moreover, from the standpoint of Marxism, we are interested in how social and historical issues are formal issues in aesthetics.

Récit de filiation roundtable with Martine Sonnet (NeMLA- Washington D.C.)

updated: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 5:19pm
NeMLA 2019 - March 21-24, 2019, Washington, D. C.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In this Author-meets-Reader roundtable, Martine Sonnet will discuss her work alongside 3-4 scholars working on French-language filiation narratives. Filiation narratives reflect an effort to recover aspects of one’s family history which were not transmitted to the author. The quest for information, garnered through various possible sources, is then incorporated into the narrative. We invite scholars working either on a filiation narrative subgenre or on Sonnet’s work in particular. Papers may be delivered in French or English.

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