The American Literature Society solicits contributors to a panel at MLA 2018 titled “Paranoid Reading in the Age of Trump.”
The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society invites paper proposals for a panel on “Hawthorne and Things” at the 2018 MLA.
We welcome proposals that consider “things” in any facet of Hawthorne’s work.
Call for Papers
Excavating Media: Devices, Processes, Apparatuses
An Interdisciplinary Conference
Venue: University of Cambridge
Dates: 30th June – 1st July 2017
In The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture (Oxford UP, 2016), Jeffery Einboden writes that his "excavat[ion]" of "Arabic and Persion precedents that shaped U.S. authorial lives and letters" rests on the ongoing "remappings of U.S. literary origins" which have redefinined the ways we think about authorship, nation-states, and literary texts in the wake of the transnational turn.
DEADLINE APPROACHING: 07/03/2017
Truth and Representation
Australian Society for French Studies Conference
The Australian National University, 13-15 December 2017
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Nicki Hitchcott, University of St Andrews
Dr Chris Watkin, Monash University
Date: November 3-4, 2017,
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Conference themes: Given the current political climate, what role should critical theories of education play? The Critical Theories in the 21st Century conference will feature presentations by researchers and student activists. Papers and workshops addressing any of the following are welcome:
Critical pedagogy, history of education, education and social change, movement pedagogy, philosophy of education, critical theory, Marxist educational research, race and education, gender oppression, or other related themes.
This MLA roundtable will reconsider the “Theory” debates of the 1980s and after in light of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Is poststructuralist “de-centering” somehow complicit in the rise of “alternative facts” of recent newspeak or does it offer a critical bulwark against it? (This is not a guaranteed session, so the proposal will be submitted once the roundtable is set.) Please send a 250-word abstract and short biographical blurb by March 10 to David Ben-Merre (email@example.com).
CALL FOR PAPERS
Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.
- Oscar Wilde
Beauty is desired in order to be befouled. Not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.
- Georges Bataille
This special issue of the Dutch Journal of Gender Studies (Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies) will bededicated to the exploration of trans* as a critical approach to rethink the projects of gender andsexuality studies, critical race studies, decoloniality, and translation studies, following the June 2016conference Trans*: Approaches, Methods and Concepts, organised by the Netherlands Research Schoolfor Gender Studies (NOG).