Trauma Narratives and the Ethics of Reading Saulkrasti, Latvia, 26 July–2 August, 2017 The research circle Narrative and Memory: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics is pleased to announce the call for its 2017 summer symposium, following its inaugural symposium in Tallinn (Estonia) in March 2017. The summer symposium will discuss the specific ethical and aesthetic issues raised by trauma narratives. Trauma narratives attempt to communicate suffering which is sometimes at the edge of representability and barely comprehensible to those who have not lived through it.
Hijab, censorship, a chauvinistic sense of superiority over Arabs, an ancient culture, the monumental Persepolis, clerics, the Islamic Revolution. The grid is probably enough to bring Iran into public or even scholarly mind in the contemporary world. But does this picture do justice to this nation-state and its diversity of cultures? Besides a psychological desire and a quest for the exotic, discursive representations and stereotypes have shaped the occidental understanding of the orient and the global conceptualization of Iran.
The Long Media Century: American Literature and Technology in the 1800s
Special Session at the South Atlantic MLA 89, Nov. 3-5 2017 (Atlanta).
Department of English Language and Literature
Faculty of Philology
University of Montenegro
CALL FOR PAPERS
The XIII International Conference on Anglo-American Literary Studies
Borges once cheekily wrote, “Writing long books is a laborious and impoverishing act of foolishness…A better procedure is to pretend that those books already exist and to offer …a commentary.” Indeed authors as varied as Borges, Lovecraft, Dick, Apollinaire, Lew, and Asimov placed completely fictional books at the center of their own literary universes. That would make a fascinating subject for an anthology, but that is not this anthology. Rather, what this collection seeks are academic-style works of literary theory and criticism which take as their primary texts completely fictional novels, stories, movements, authors, and films.
CFP: Digital Resistance
2017 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus
With participation from Project MUSE
Announcing a Call for Papers for the MIT History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture + Art Graduate Student Conference to be held on October 14, 2017, featuring a keynote address by Dr. Julia Bryan-Wilson.
polemic… Polemic? POLEMIC!
Historical dialogue is a growing field of scholarship and practice that engages with the legacy of historical violence and its ties to contemporary politics. It is informed by the recognition that many contemporary conflicts germinate from the memory of past violence, and it is particularly pertinent for the field of conflict transformation and prevention in conflict and post-conflict societies. By its very nature, then, historical dialogue is multidisciplinary, taking place within academic disciplines as well as (but not exclusively) with law, journalism, education, film, art, and literature.
A peer-reviewed journal of international scope, Frontiers of Narrative Studies features articles reporting results of research in all branches of narrative studies, in-depth reviews of selected current literature in the field, and occasional guest editorials and reports. Its broad range of scholarship includes narratives across a variety of media, including literary writing, film and television, journalism, and graphic narratives. It welcomes theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narratives of all kinds from a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural perspectives. Particular emphasis is placed upon state-of-the-art research in the field of interdisciplinary narrative inquiries.