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TRANSforming Queer: The 11th Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium

updated: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:12am
DC Queer Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

We invite proposals for scholarly papers and panels at TRANSFORMING QUEER, the 11th Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium at the University of Maryland. The symposium will be a daylong series of conversations about the history, present, and future of trans and queer studies, bringing together scholars and artists whose work stands at the intersection of both.

Reminder: Considering Modernist Confusion (NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:29pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?

Imaginactivism A Speculative Fiction Workshop on Environmental Justice, Flourishing and Cohabitation

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:44pm
Science and Justice Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 2, 2017

Imaginactivism[i]

A Speculative Fiction Workshop on Environmental Justice, Flourishing and Cohabitation

18 October 2017

Science and Justice Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Expressions of interest by: September 29, 2017

Deadline for submissions: October 2, 2017

 

Multimodal Books as Archives (CFP for Narrative Conference 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:28pm
Torsa Ghosal and Brian Davis
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Title of the panel to be proposed: Multimodal Books as Archives

Conference: 2018 International Conference on Narrative

 

Where: McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Dates: April 19 – 22, 2018.

 

Co-chairs: Torsa Ghosal (California State University, Sacramento) and Brian Davis (University of Maryland, College Park)

 

ACLA 2018: "The Return of Generic Criticism"

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Recent scholarship in literary studies has witnessed a return to an otherwise perennially unfashionable topic: genre. Also the subject of the 2009 English Institute and subsequent volume The Work of Genre (2011), this proliferation of novel theoretical and historical approaches to genre has taken several forms. Whereas scholars like Wai Chee Dimock have worked to disentangle theories of genre from a rigidly synchronic historicism, other critics—for example, Virginia Jackson with lyric and Elaine Freedgood with the realist novel—have sought to foreground genre as fundamentally historical.

"Escape and its Discontents" at ACLA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
ACLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

ACLA Conference 2018: March 29-April 1, Los Angeles

The ACLA's annual conferences have a distinctive structure in which most papers are grouped into twelve-person seminars that meet two hours per day for three days of the conference to foster extended discussion. Some eight-person (or smaller) seminars meet just the first two days of the conference. 

CFP for Seminar: "Escape and its Discontents"

Lacan and the Post-Modernists

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Julia Bruehne Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The panel will explore three questions: Is it possible to establish a precise relationship between Jacques Lacan and post-modernist literature in general? Can one isolate specific important themes in post-modernist literature and establish connections between these themes and Lacan? Focusing on the Oedipus conflict as it developed in Lacan, can one establish relationships between Lacan and post-modernist writers?

 

This panel has two underlying goals.

 

The Contribution of Simone de Beauvoir

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) was a protean author: trained as a philosopher, devoted to her craft as a novelist, gifted as a memorialist, the author of interdisciplinary works on women, and a considerable figure in French political life, it is as difficult as it is important to reflect on her importance as an international woman of letters. This panel will be organized around two basic questions: Can we identify the major contribution of Simone de Beauvoir in the context of 20th century literature? What is the continuing importance of Simone de Beauvoir in the 21st century?

ACLA Seminar- 50 Years After the Season of Politics: Literature, Art, and Media of 1968

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:17pm
ACLA/Julia Alekseyeva and Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

1968 is now considered a global event, traversing national boundaries. As James Tweedie contends, these movements were not isolated events but “a series of interlaced moments,” posing an “alternative vision of global modernity” based on a critique of dominant infrastructures. In regions as disparate as West Germany, Czechoslovakia, Japan, Poland, the US, and France, among others, student and labor movements grew in unprecedented power. In the US, the Vietnam War drew mass protests, the Black Panthers organized against white supremacy, and the “Yippies” sought to disrupt the status quo. Meanwhile, in France, students occupied the Sorbonne and barricaded the streets during the infamous Mai ’68.

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