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Post-Post-Colonial? Time in Contemporary Postcolonial Fiction

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 11:25am
NeMLA, Baltimore March 23-26 (deadline September 30, 2016)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

48th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 23-26, 2017
Johns Hopkins University

 

Experience and Education: Pragmatism in the English Studies Classroom - Panel @ NeMLA 2017

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 10:17am
Matthew Overstreet / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks to bring together teacher-scholars who utilize the philosophical tradition of American Pragmatism in teaching literature, writing, digital media, cultural criticism or rhetoric and composition.

This includes those who teach the work of William James, John Dewey and their progeny directly, and those who use pragmatist thought to inform broader pedagogical or theoretical projects.  Whether interested in the semiotics of C.S. Peirce, the neo-pragmatism of Richard Rorty or Stanley Fish, the “prophetic pragmatism” of Cornel West, or any other branch of the pragmatist tradition, all are welcome.

Fur/Flesh/Fabric: The Body, its Borders, and the (un)Limited Human in Medieval Literature

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 12:32pm
43rd Annual Medieval Colloquium at Sewanee: The University of the South
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 14, 2016

Fur/Flesh/Fabric: The Body, its Borders, and the (un)Limited Human in Medieval Literature[[http://medievalcolloquium.sewanee.edu/#Fur]] Organizer:Elizabeth S. Leet, Romance Languages and Literatures, Washington University in St. Louis (elizabeth.s.leet@wustl.edu)

CFP for Computer Culture (SWPACA Conference, February 15-18, 2017)

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 10:07am
Natasha Chuk, Computer Culture Area Chair, SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

 

38th Annual Conference

 

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association

 

February 15-18, 2017

 

Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NMwww.southwestpca.org

 

 

 

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

 

 

 

Philologist - journal of language, literature and cultural studies

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:54am
University of Banja Luka
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the June issue of Philologist. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

Redefining Allegory: The Meaning of Allegory Now

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:53am
Queen Mary University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

 

  

 

Call for papers for a one day conference

24th September 2016

Queen Mary University of London

 

Redefining Allegory: The Meaning of Allegory Now  

 

Keynotes from

Michael Silk (King’s College London)

and Jeremy Tambling

 

East/West: Ruptures & Convergences: An International Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:52am
The Department of English, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016

"East/West: Ruptures and Convergences," An International Conference, 1-2 December, 2016

New deadline for abstract submissions: 

September 10, 2016

full name / name of organization: 

The Department of English, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

contact email: 

spgabriel@um.edu.my

“Law and Literature” – Transcend “Law” and “Literature”

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:51am
Lung-Lung Hu
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

ACLA Conference 2017 Annual Meeting

Date: July 6th-9th, 2017

Place: Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Submission: ACLA website (http://www.acla.org) between September 1 and September 23 

Seminar: “Law and Literature” – Transcend “Law” and “Literature”

Law and Literature as an interdisciplinary research has different focuses in Law and in Comparative Literature.

Ege University 16th International Cultural Studies Symposium (CSS) "NARRATIVES OF TRAUMA"

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:50am
Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 30, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Multidisciplinary academic considerations that define the field of trauma studies are currently being shaped, expanded and redefined by various theoretical openings. As Dominick LaCapra comments: “No genre or discipline owns trauma as a problem or can provide definitive boundaries for it” (Writing History, Writing Trauma 96). For Cathy Caruth, one of the central figures in cultural trauma theory in the early 1990s, trauma is a crisis of narrative and representation, and of truth and history. Trauma theory is also an attempt to trace the different forms of human suffering and our responses to it.

Theatre Arts Journal

updated: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 12:20am
Theatre Arts Journal: Studies in Scenography and Performance
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

 

Call for Papers

 

Theatre Arts Journal: Studies in Scenography and Performance (TAJ) , an open access scholarly and peer-reviewed journal at www.taj.tau.ac.il , invites submissions on the following topics:

- Edward Gordon Craig’s legacy: a reassessment 

- representation in scenography, within the larger political, social, and aesthetic context, in the past as in the present

Intersecting Global Modernism and World Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
ACLA 2017: Utrecht University, July 6-9
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

The recent global turn in modernist studies prompts timely questions about the intersections between global modernism and world literature, and the role that global modernism plays within the study of world and comparative literature. In their article “The New Modernist Studies,” Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz argued for an “expanded” vision of modernism that reconsiders canonical figures and texts, contests canonicity’s traditional limits, and redefines temporal and geographical coordinates beyond Anglophone traditions and Eurocentric frameworks.

“Interrogating Discourses and Representations of Anger” Graduate Conference at The Ohio State University

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
English Graduate Organization at The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Anger is traditionally conceived as a contrary response to a negatively-perceived experience. Anger is an emotion that is acceptable for some and not others. For some, expressing anger can have a devastating impact on social, political, professional, and economic outcomes while it enables the successful outcomes of others. Moreover, it can function as an impetus for transformation or stall changes in culture.

Anger may color the actions of groups who strive for change. Particularly, in academia, anger and professionalism are often perceived as mutually exclusive. Calls for respectability and civility are often used to silence minority groups who express anger.

ACLA 2017: Queering the Law: Dialogues on Justice, Transgression and Optimism

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
Looi van Kessel and Tessa de Zeeuw, Leiden University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

In the context of events such as the recent upsurge in police violence in the US, the rhetoric surrounding the influx of refugees in Europe, and ongoing violence that targets queer communities, this seminar poses the question of justice in relation to the concept of queerness. What questions do alternative structures of political, social and romantic organizing pose to normative social forms? Does justice reside in forms of re-, and counter-alignment, or in the very questioning of the idea of alignment? In other words, how can we read performances and experiences of eccentricity as modes of destabilizing the L/law?

The Problems of Jouissance and Desire in a Globalized World

updated: 
Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 4:45am
Julia Bruehne / NeMLA 48th Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The concept of jouissance as a total, limitless, excessive enjoyment on the one hand and as a type of castration, operating beyond the pleasure principle, on the other is one of the most fascinating elements of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Jouissance is linked to the body and to castration through language; it is linked to the (unattainable) Other, to prohibition and anxiety, and to the illusion of transgression. However, jouissance should be regarded not only as part of the subject's struggle to balance himself between excess, desire, and castration, but also as a concept that can tell us something about the "mental state" of a society in crisis.

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