As Toni Morrison observes in Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1993), "Race has become metaphorical—a way of referring to and disguising forces, events, classes, and expressions of social decay and economic division far more threatening to the body politic than biological 'race' ever was. [...] It seems that it has a utility far beyond economy, beyond the sequestering of classes from one another, and has assumed a metaphorical life so completely embedded in daily discourse that it is perhaps more necessary and more on display than ever before" (63).
The Literature and Science session of the RMMLA invites interpretive
papers focusing on science and its intersection with written
methods of transmission. They might include the reuse of
scientific matter in literary forms; the relationship of
individual writers to science and of certain scientists to
literary figures of their day; the combination of scientific
and literary methods of knowledge making. Papers focusing on
the representation or integration of science in specific
literary texts are especially encouraged. However, proposals
dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of
literature and science are welcome.
Multiple Childhoods/ Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies. May 19-21, Philadelphia.
Graduate Student Forum: Charting the Course
A conference co-hosted by the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, and the School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex.
To be held at the David Puttnam Media Centre, University of Sunderland
8-9 September, 2011
Final call for papers:
A two day conference held by the American Studies department at the University of East Anglia, 18th-19th June 2011
'The Historical Uncanny: Phantoms, Doubles, and Repetition in the War on Terror'
'The Talking Picture: Speech, Silence, and Ventriloquism in the Discourse of Photography'
Call for Papers (Organized Sessions)
35th Anniversary International Assosiation for Philosophy and Literature Conference at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan,
May 23rd – 29th, 2011
East︱West : Deterritorialization, Negotiation, Glocalization
All topics in philosophy and literature relating to the East, the West, or the relation between both are all welcome. Submissions Organized Sessions are highly recommended.
※Deadline for Submissions: 10th March, 2011
For submissions and more information, please visit http:// www.iapl.info
Comparing is a international summer school prompted by the intellectual urgency of comparison in the humanities today. With the emergence of new investigative frameworks (e.g. global history, world literature, the ethnological turn in disciplines like music, the emergence of transcultural objects and approaches), comparison has become a vital focus for critical debate, both within and between disciplines. Why compare today? And how? These are among the questions we will explore in the School.
*Call for Papers* -- Deadline 3/15/2011
"The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America"
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Hosted by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania
September 29 – October 1, 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS
Sixth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium
Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Saturday, May 7, 2011
On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University will host a colloquium in comparative poetics titled "Formal Measures." Graduate students at any stage in their work are welcome to submit proposals for a twenty-minute paper presentation.
Cette session qui aura lieu au prochain congrès du MLA à Seattle (3 au 6 janvier 2012) sera consacrée aux représentations contemporaines des femmes face à la loi au cinéma, en littérature et à la télévision. Plus précisément, on cherchera à penser la structure juridique et narrative du procès en tant que mise à mal d'une parole féminine qui ferait trembler la loi patriarcale. Comment revisiter la parole des femmes en procès à l'aune des réformes juridiques mises en œuvre tout au long de la seconde moitié du vingtième siècle ? Peut-on redéfinir le procès en tant que système culturel généralisé où les femmes opposent au discours de la Loi de nouvelles formes de « vivre ensemble » ?