The Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading GroupGenre and the Crisis of NarrativeKeynote Speakers: Peter Hitchcock, Mathias Nilges, Nnedi Okorafor23-25 March 2017University of Florida, Gainesville, FL As a cultural dominant, neoliberalism inhibits our ability to think the future. Following Mathias Nilges, neoliberalism can be understood as a dialectic of fiction and reality, and its temporal crisis can be said to be accompanied by crises of narrative in contemporary cultural forms. As the enabling fictions of neoliberalism increasingly become reality, what narrative forms can help us to once again imagine the future as difference?
At the upcoming American Literature Association Conference in Boston (May 25-28, 2017), one of the Poe Studies Association’s panels will focus on Innovative Approaches to Teaching Poe.
Possible paper topics include pedagogy based on the use of online databases, adaptations of Poe’s works, connections to non-literary disciplines, reading non-gothic Poe texts, unusual writing assignments, group activities, social media, and classroom experiments.
This panel has been organized and will be chaired by PSA Member-at-large Cristina Pérez.
***Extended Deadline: December 15, 2016***
Call for Papers
Aesthetics, Politics, and Ethics in Fractured Times
2017 ASPECT Graduate Conference - Friday, March 31st – Saturday, April 1st
The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
CFP: BUFFY AT 20
April 1, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Sherryl Vint, University of California, Riverside
Capital at 150Lateral, the journal of the Cultural Studes Association
http://csalateral.org/wp/Special Issue 6.2 (Fall 2017)
Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital. Methodically describing the workings of capitalism and class, Das Kapital has inspired countless theorists, philosophers, and revolutionaries, as well as skeptics. Capital remains as relevant today as it was in 1867.
UConn’s Twelfth Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing will consider the roles of—and tensions between—humility and conviction in writing and writing instruction. We invite proposals that engage questions such as (but not limited to) the following:
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sorcha Gunne, NUI Galway. Dr Gunne's paper is entitled 'Gender, Genre and Modernity: Feminist Politics and Irish Chick Lit from a World-Literary Perspective'
21st-Century Theories of Literature: Ethics, Tropes, Attunement
University of Warwick, 6-8/4/2017
Reconsidering the disciplinary and textual boundaries of Literature
A Special Issue of Poetics Today
Guest-Editors: Tamar Hager and Omri Herzog
Abstract proposal 200-300 words
Short biography 50 words
Submission due: February 1, 2017
Acceptance of abstracts made by March 15, 2017
Polygraph 27—Call for Papers
Special Issue: Neoliberalism and Social Reproduction