Subscribe to RSS - theory

theory

Ecology of Disaster (ACLA 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:15pm
Isabel Sobral Campos
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

This is a CFP for presentations for the 2018 American Comparative Literature Association in Los Angeles, March 29 - April 1.

* * *

Extreme weather. Defaunation and the sixth mass extinction. The great Pacific garbage patch. Desertification. Coral bleaching. Catastrophic climate change.

The 2nd Congress of the World Literature Association “Center and Periphery: A New Approach to World Literature” October 19-21, 2017

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:40am
UCL, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

From October 19 to October 21, 2017, the University of Louvain (UCL, Belgium) will host the Second Congress of the World Literature Association, titled “Center and Periphery: A New Approach to World Literature”.

 

Among others, Pascale Casanova’s and Franco Moretti’s works have demonstrated how relevant the notions of “center” and “periphery” are for studying the world literary system. Far from exhausting all the issues related to this binary approach to literature, such works have rather shown a set of aspects that are yet to be explored in the definition of a world literature and which are likely to bring a reconsideration of the latter from a diachronic as well as a synchronic point of view.

 

The Geological Turn

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:02pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Submissions for a seminar at the annual ACLA conference, March 29-April 1 at UCLA.

 

Have the humanities taken a geological turn? Recent work across multiple disciplines - including philosophy, literary studies, and anthropology, to name only a few - has sought to reframe the contemporary historical moment within the deep timescales of the planet. From this dizzying perspective, scholars seek to reconfigure the relation between materiality and time: narrating the longue duréeof modernization through Earth's deep time materials (coal, oil, gold, etc.), even as humankind’s Earth-transforming activities are written into the geological record of the Anthropocene.

BSLS Winter Symposium -- Metaphor in Literature and Science

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:07am
British Society for Literature and Science
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Metaphor in Literature and Science – King’s College London, Saturday November 4, 2017

Keynote speaker: Professor Alice Jenkins, University of Glasgow.

ACLA 2018: Existentialism and Queer Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:05pm
Chase Dimock - College of the Canyons
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Proposals are now being accepted for a panel on "Existentialism and Queer Studies" for the 2018 meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association

Always Periodize? Methods and Implications of Literary History (ACLA, March 29--April 1st, 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:14pm
Ralph Clare, Boise State University; Matthew Mullins, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Jeffrey Severs, University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In the very first issue of Comparative Literature René Wellek challenges A. O. Lovejoy’s insistence that the explanatory power of traditional periodization has been exhausted. In the pages of PMLA, Lovejoy had advocated that literary critics think in terms of “Romanticisms” in the plural rather than “Romanticism” in the singular. “I propose to show,” Wellek counters, “that there is no basis for this extreme nominalism, that the major romantic movements form a unity of theories, philosophies, and style, and that these, in turn, form a coherent group of ideas each of which implicates the other.” Nearly seventy years later, the question of periodization has become central to literary studies once again.

La foi et le littéraire : Quêtes et défaites spirituelles dans les littératures / Faith and the literary: Quest and spiritual defeat in literatures

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:14pm
Post-Scriptum.org
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2017

Appel à communications : « La foi et le littéraire : Quêtes et défaites spirituelles dans les littératures », colloque annuel de la revue Post-Scriptum, Université de Montréal, 26-27 avril 2017

Colloque organisé par Gabriel Tétrault (Doctorant, littérature comparée, Université de Montréal), Louis-Thomas Leguerrier (Doctorant, littérature comparée, Université de Montréal) et Laurence Sylvain (Doctorante, littérature comparée, Université de Montréal)

*English follows

Pages