We are putting together 12-15 papers for a seminar on the 2011 Annual Meeting of American Comparative Literature at Vancouver. The CFP is as follows. Please email email@example.com a paper proposal of 250 words in length, that talks to the following topic.
Aphra Behn Online: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts 1640-1830
This panel is interested in expanding the range of cultural interpretations across the spectrum of magical realism and speculative fiction. We are especially interested in broadening the scope of literatures previously considered as examples of magical realism.
This panel will address the relationships between literature and materiality in the Latin American cultural production of the 19th and 20th. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to: subject/object relationship; commodity fetishism; materiality and visuality; forms, surfaces, and their boundaries; the text as an object; thing theory. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements (English or Spanish) to Laura Gandolfi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: September 15th
Panel Proposal | Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
In The Future of Environmental Criticism, Lawrence Buell observes that "the concept of place gestures in at least three directions at once—toward environmental materiality, toward social perception or construction, and toward individual affect or bond," all of which makes it, a "rich and tangled arena for environmental criticism" (63).
How does eighteenth-century theory and criticism identify, overidentify, or misidentify with its subjects? How does scholarship appropriate the ideologies of the phenomena it is supposed to explain? This seminar will seek papers exploring the ways critical understandings become entwined with the discourse, philosophy, or personas of their objects of study. Although effacement, misreading, and epistemological trouble will be necessary points of discussion, this session is also open to readings that explore these relationships as necessary or productive ones.
Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society is proud to announce its inaugural issue at http://www.presenttensejournal.org/. Present Tense is dedicated to exploring contemporary social, cultural, political and economic issues through a rhetorical lens. The articles presented in Volume 1, Issue 1 include a diversity of current topics, of no more than 2,000 words, ranging from disciplinarity and sovereign power, to Google bombing, to race and the new equality. We hope you find the articles engaging and we encourage you to continue the conversation by commenting on the articles online.
Volume 1, Issue 1:
At our second annual Association of English Graduate Students Symposium, we wish to explore the many ways that identity manifests itself as an object for study. The concept of identity permeates every text, from its narrator's organizing gaze to the the genre in which it is catalogued. Indeed, we invite you to question the term "text" itself, as "text" has come to be identified as anything from a novel to a Facebook page to a film.
CFP: Literature (General) (12/15/10; Joint SWTXPCA & PCA/ACA 4/20-23/2011)
Please post and send to graduate students and faculty.
Deadline for submission: December 15, 2010
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