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Marxism and Form, Revisited

updated: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:20am
ACLA 2019 / American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

We have found the recent debates that pit formalism against historicism to be rather dissatisfying. This seminar holds that the way out of this false dichotomy is through Marxism. We seek to understand how Marxism and related political positions offer a fruitful engagement with literary and aesthetic form precisely because of their political perspectives. Moreover, from the standpoint of Marxism, we are interested in how social and historical issues are formal issues in aesthetics.

The récit de filiation in Contemporary (French) Literature

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:31am
NeMLA 2019 - March 21-24, 2019, Washington, D. C.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The récit de filiation is a growing genre which can be divided into a number of subgenres. In the récit de filiation, the author seeks to position themselves within a lineage which is usually, though not exclusively, familial. The process involves a quest for additional information that is incorporated into a narrative which is both diachronic and retrospective. Subgenres include the récit de filiation ouvrière (Martine Sonnet); the historian récit de filiation (Stéphane Audoine-Rouzeau, Ivan Jablonka); the récit de filiation d’immigration (Doan Bui); the figurative récit de filiation (Pierre Michon, Amin Maalouf).

On the Philosophy of Autofiction (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington, D.C., March 21-24, 2019

World Picture Conference 2018

updated: 
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:26am
Jules O'Dwyer / University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

 

 

World Picture Conference 2018

 

 

University of Cambridge

12 & 13 December

 

REPRODUCTION 

 

Keynote Speakers

 

Anne Boyer

(Kansas City Art Institute/University of Cambridge)

  

Tiziana Terranova

CALL FOR PAPERS: TRANSITIONS 8 – new directions in comics studies 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:19pm
Transitions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 24, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: TRANSITIONS 8 – new directions in comics studies 2018

Birkbeck, University of London

Saturday 10th November 2018

After a year’s hiatus we are delighted to announce this call for papers for the interdisciplinary Transitions 2018 symposium. Originally convened by PhD students in 2010, Transitions at Birkbeck is a platform for emerging research that is free to attend and participate in.

NeMLA Panel - Literature, Theory, and Visual Arts: Hybrid Regimes in the 20th and 21st Century

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:54am
50th NeMLA Annual Convention - SUNY University at Buffalo, Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The panel invites theoretical reflections and/or case studies on questions of influence, convergence, correspondence, contagion, intertextuality, and cross-fertilization in the discourses of contemporary literature and literary criticism, critical theory, visual arts, and art criticism. Where, why, and how do (or may) the discourses of the three seemingly independent disciplines intersect? How has the vocabulary of one helped shape the conceptual tools of another? What new possibilities of interarts comparison does this hybridation open for the Comparative Literature of the 21st century?

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Navigating Trauma: Pasts, Presents, and Futures in African American Literature (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 9:56am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington D.C. - 21-24 March, 2019

In “Further Considerations on Afrofuturism”, Kodwo Eshun argued that the impact of the Middle Passage and slavery could still be felt in African American authorship today. The erasure of their African past, culture and heritage leaving them disconnected and made strangers, black writers look to the future as a way of dealing and engaging with the present. The term counterfutures is thus used to describe those writings that explore the potentiality of a dissonant life that emerges from these traumas, ones which reimagine the futures that the current path of human experience seems to lead to, as well as the pasts that have or might catalyze real or imagined futures.

New Perspectives on the Absurd (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 9:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington D.C. - 21-24 March, 2019

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