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Imaginings: Other Places

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:36am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This creative session seeks work that crosses, that inhabits several places or that moves relentlessly through and across places of genre, form, medium, and so on. It is meant as a partner and collaborator with the panel “Thinkings In and Out of Place,” though in this session the boundary-crossings activate and shape the works sought. The call is for scholarship|interpretive work projected into new forms with differently confluent streams of image and text, of prosaic and poetic, of academic and literary. Is there a way to project interpretation and theorization in such a way that resists or operates differently than the conventions of academic discourse, its unshakeable positivity and correlative thetic and agonistic stance?

Thinkings In and Out of Place

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:37am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Some texts resist the place(s) of genre classifications and are nevertheless—in spite of the resistances they perform—constituted as within these boundaries: Plato, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, for example, tend to be held within disciplinary bounds of philosophy. In this panel, a focus will be on texts that seem to strive for displacement, for other places or, more radically, for a continual re-placement or release from place(s) of genre.

DEADLINE EXTENDED - The Domestic: Princeton Department of French and Italian 2017 Graduate Conference

updated: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 7:03pm
Department of French and Italian, Princeton University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Call for Papers

Princeton University

Department of French and Italian

October 20, 2017

The Domestic

 

In light of recent questions of immigration and terrorism, international politics has recently seen a surge in concern for “domestic” issues: the security, well-being, and unity of the nation. Increasingly, countries like France and the United States are “closing their doors” to the rest of the world, reasserting the boundaries of their “homelands.”

 

Expansive Reflections: Returning to the Feminisms of the 1970s

updated: 
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 11:46pm
Kimberly Lamm (Duke University) and Shilyh Warren (UT Dallas)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

A return to the feminisms of the 1970s is one of the most salient dimensions of feminist studies to emerge over the last decade. Scholarly books, special issues of academic journals, conferences, exhibitions, and research forums have revisited this decade in which feminism became a discernible liberation movement rewriting political and cultural landscapes around the globe. Vibrant with differentiation, moving across multiple practices and disciplines, this return can be characterized in at least two ways. First of all, it creates and traces subtle lines of inquiry between the purported triumphs and failures of 1970s feminisms.

CFP: Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses Eight

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:32pm
Whedon Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2018

Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies, the Whedon Studies Association, and conveners Stacey Abbott and Cynthia Burkhead invite proposals for the eighth biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW8). Devoted to Joss Whedon’s creative works, SCW8 will be held on the campus of the University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama, June 21-24, 2018. The conference will be organized by Local Arrangements Chair Cynthia Burkhead, along with Slayage alumns Anissa Graham, Stephanie Graves, Jennifer Butler Keeton, and Brenna Wardell

CFP: Postcolonial Economies: Genealogies of Capital and the Colonial Encounter (edited collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 3:15pm
Maureen Ruprecht Fadem (CUNY) and Michael O'Sullivan (Chinese U HK)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Regarding an ongoing research project at Columbia University, Barnard student Sabrina Singer reflected that when she walks around the campus, now, she wonders: “What else is history going to forget?”[i] The research Singer and her colleagues are doing looks at the historical ties between the institution now educating them and the historical institution of slavery. We were prompted to similar reflections having visited Yale’s Peabody Museum and an exhibit there of Elihu Yale’s gemstones collection. Included in the display is a painting of Yale: he is pictured with a large unfinished diamond ring on his finger, symbolizing Britain’s dominance over India.

Deadline Extended: Face and Speech Panel at PAMLA Nov. 10-12

updated: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 1:37am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

The PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

This session focuses on the epistemic, philosophical, and political implications of seeing and speaking. It starts from the image of a face that speaks—an image that solicits further thoughts about the relation between visual arts and literary texts, between representation and dialogue imagination, between being seen as the other and speaking as the other.

Belief in Contemporary Global Capitalism

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:35pm
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (Purdue University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Belief in Contemporary Global CapitalismDeadline for submissions: 15 January 2018

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