This panel will take place as a part of the American Comparative Literature Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, March 7th-10th, 2019.
In a recent interview, philosopher Christopher Preston (Montana) notes that we are presently at a crux wherein we are in danger of losing contact with what he refers to as “the world outside of us, the world outside our control” (“Reengineering Our World: A Cautionary Tale,” Vision.org). At first blush, Preston is a thinker out of time with this sentiment--the kind of loss he refers to has more in common with the “back to the land” ethos of what is often called second wave environmentalism than it does with current analyses in the environmental humanities, many of which argue that the present intuition of the fading of the “world outside of us” is little more than an ideological distortion.
Second half of twentieth century sees literary criticism interpreting the role of history, itself subject to interpretations bearing upon the kind of notion one has of history, as one of the dominant modes of creating ‘literature’ along with the persona of the artist. Oscar Wilde says that, “an artist is not an isolated fact, he is the resultant of a certain milieu and a certain entourage” – an assessment which is foregrounded in rise of the intellectual movements of Historicism, New Historicism, and Cultural Materialism during late 1970s USA and early 1980s Britain.
La Belle Époque, the period of Western history lasting from roughly 1871 to 1914 (though this seminar will not be so strict with periodizations), is often characterized as a time of relative peace and prosperity, before the outbreak of the First World War.
This panel (2 sessions) will consider the ways in which disability is represented in medieval Icelandic literature, particularly in medieval saga writing. Panellists will engage with the concept of disability beyond the traditional bio-medical understanding of the term, exploring disability as a social phenomenon embedded in social arrangements and cultural conventions. They will seek to understand what constituted disability in medieval Icelandic society, culture, and history prior to the establishment of disability as a modern legal, bureaucratic and administrative concept.
CFP: Queering Art History Conference (New York City, 1-2 March 2019)
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Friday March 1 – Saturday March 2, 2019
Keynote speaker: Dr. Heather K. Love, Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania
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Information for the potential contributors
Deadline for Abstracts: September 30 2018.
Special Issue of Canadian A&HCI and SCI journal: Space and Culture.
Please consider submitting an abstract for the following session for the NeMLA 2019 Convention in Washington, DC (March 21-24):
The Role of Literature in Contemporary Italian Philosophy