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ACLA 2017: Derrida’s Interviews: As If in Person

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:37am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

 

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2017 Annual Meeting

Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands July 6-9, 2017

 

CFP - NEMLA 2017 - Imagining Primitive Accumulation in Antebellum America

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:38am
Patrick McDonald, University at Buffalo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

From Charles Brockden Brown’s Edgar Huntly through Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of the Seven Gables, a long tradition of antebellum American fiction concerns itself with the “prehistory” of American capitalism. While many critics have drawn attention to these formative years of a distinct American literature and their relation to the national imaginary, few if any have emphasized that these narratives underscore both the importance of land appropriation and the institution of economic contract to the transition between this “prehistory” and capitalist social relations.

The cinematic urban sublime

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:56am
edited collection Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

I am looking for one final chapter for the edited collection Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime, forthcoming from Routledge in 2017 (https://www.amazon.ca/Contemporary-Culture-Sublime-Temenuga-Trifonova/dp...) as one of my contributors withdrew from the project. The topic is "the urban cinematic sublime" but I am also open to articles on the architectural sublime. Please send a 300 word proposal by the end of September to temenuga@yorku.ca   The completed chapter will be due November 10.

Biographical Forms in Contemporary Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:56am
Kaisa Kaakinen, University of Turku
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

This ACLA panel invites proposals on the uses of biographical forms in contemporary fiction. The point of departure of our conversation is the idea of approaching biography as a "dwelling of human experience", to borrow the expression put forth by the German author and filmmaker Alexander Kluge. Kluge characterizes writing as "the only form of preserving human experience independently of time", in a manner that does not leave it "imprisoned in individual biographies". How does contemporary fiction that employs biographical forms approach literary writing as imaginative mediation of the historicity of experience?

An Ending of Sorts: Disappearance and Disenchantment in Modernity

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:58am
Humanities Center of Johns Hopkins University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

Call for Papers

 

An Ending of Sorts: Disappearance and Disenchantment in Modernity

 

The Graduate Students of the Humanities Center of Johns Hopkins University are pleased to announce a conference to be held on March 3 and 4, 2017. We are honored to host keynote speakers Peter Gordon (Amabel B. James Professor of History, Harvard University) and Megan Quigley (Associate Professor of English, Villanova University).

 

Modernism in the Periphery of the Continent

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:59am
ACLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

This seminar builds on the premise that modernist movement in arts, media and culture was at some level geographical, and that in certain geographies there were complex reactions to the European modernism. Culturally and politically very turbulent—because of earth-shattering events at the time like the demise of two old empires, WWI and WW2—at the inception, height and aftermath of the modernist movement, Southeast Europe is one such area where one sees a range of reactions from extreme avant-garde attitudes to failed aspirations.

Disability: That Dangerous Supplement (ACLA Seminar 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:07am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Disability: That Dangerous Supplement (ACLA Seminar)

Conference: American Comparative Literature Association

Location: Utrecht, Netherlands / Date: July 6-9, 2017

Organizer: Sarah Mann-O'Donnell

Contact: angelskinned@mac.com

Deadline for Abstracts: 23 September 2016

Link: http://www.acla.org/disability-dangerous-supplement
 
Note: It is recommended that  you contact the seminar organizer to discuss your proposal before submitting it on the ACLA’s website.  

 

Animism in a Planetary Frame

updated: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 3:47pm
ACLA Annual Meeting, Utrecht, July 6-9 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Animism has been making something of a comeback. While animism remains an umbrella term for a range of local practices which invest non-human matter with spirit, recent work (Garuba, Harvey, Rooney, Taussig, Vivieros de Castro) has emphasised this investment as a relational way of being with “other-than-human persons.” In light of our growing—if continually disavowed—awareness of ecological crisis, the purpose of this panel is to suggest that “new animism” has an insistently “planetary” (Spivak, Wenzel) or “cosmopolitical” (Stengers) bearing.

Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:21am
University of Notre Dame
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

March 9–11, 2017 at the University of Notre Dame.

Vagantes, North America’s largest graduate student conference for medieval studies, is seeking submissions for its 16th annual meeting at the University, of Notre Dame, March 9–11.

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