Since his death in 2004, Nick Joaquin—National Artist for Literature of the Philippines—has left readers and scholars with a body of literature which has yet to receive innovative and incisive critical attention.
In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries “science” meant certain and systematic knowledge, so that what we now think of as humanities (for example, aesthetics or philosophy) could be sciences, while sciences such as chemistry (according to Kant) might still be arts.
Aristocratism and Authoritative Politics in Behn’s Oroonoko: The Existential and Socio-political Semiotics of Death and Torture
Embodiment at the Margins: Theorizing Bodies and/as Subjectivity in Literature and the Arts
to be held July 6-9 2017 at ACLA in Utrecht, Netherlands
Co Chairs: Lisa DeTora, Hofstra University
Stephanie Hilger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Katelyn Dykstra Dykerman, University of Manitoba
What makes a subject? What imbues bodies with meaning? What makes them matter? And how does this matter become (and remain) intelligible in social discourse? How can we discuss abject, unthinkable, unliveable bodies that exist outside available discourses?
CITY, SPACE AND LITERATURE
(Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry, Vol 3 No 2)
Imperial expansion in the late nineteenth century brought the phenomenon of the modern urban metropolis to the peripheral colonies. Urban modernism was appropriated in the discourse of settler colonialism in distinct and diverse ways. In the context of the colonial, the ‘urban’ and ‘modern’ opened up heterogeneous places of cultural contact which facilitated complex formulations of race and class along the lines of socio-economic, political and aesthetic categories.
This roundtable session is seeking papers that consider how first person pronouns and declarative clauses are used in the American lyric and how their use potentially highlights the ways in which place and nationality work to construct notions of the self in relation to the collective body—work to construct a political economy of empathetic identification.
To submit papers, go to: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html
Plur·al·ity Press seeks unpublished scholarly essays on the intersection of literary and visual arts for its interdisciplinary journal Con·course. While interested in works at all levels of scholarship, we are particularly interested in the works of budding and independent scholars. The theme for the inaugural issue of Con·course is: Public Modes of Transportation.
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Utrecht, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017 Seminar Proposal: Periodizing the End: The Sense of an Ending at 50When Frank Kermode delivered the Mary Flexner Lectures at Bryn Mar College in 1965, he tried hard to debunk the apocalyptic anxieties of his time: “it seems doubtful that our crisis, our relation to the future and to the past, is one of the important differences between us and our predecessors.” It is a remarkable claim to have made just a few years removed from the Cuban Missile Crisis; perhaps it was even more remarkable to read in 1967, when the lectures were published as The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction.
The College English Association will host a panel on War Literature and Trauma for its 48th annual conference on Hilton Head Island, SC. The conference will be held from March 30 to April 1, 2017 at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa. The panel welcomes papers treating trauma and trauma theory in war literature. The conference theme is "Islands"; potential contributors might consider approaching the theme metaphorically or geographically. All papers regarding trauma in war literature will be considered. Please send title and abstract to Prof. Andrea Van Nort at the USAF Academy, Colorado at firstname.lastname@example.org.