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NeMLA 2020: From _No Future_ to Novel Bodies Politic

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:01pm
Nathan Douglas / Indiana University - Bloomington
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In queer theory, few texts have spurred as much division and debate as Lee Edelman's 2004 polemic, No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive. This panel takes as its grounding premise one of this monograph's central arguments; namely, that queerness figures an irony that serves as a “corrosive force… [that] threatens, like a guillotine, to sever the genealogy that narrative syntax labors to affirm… [and] the continuity essential to the very logic of making [political] sense” (23-4). Upon its publication, Edelman's No Future drew reproach from queer theorists like Jack Halberstam, who sought to affirm queerness as a "form of negative knowing" (823) that projected a "bleak and angry" future politics (824).

Formal Intersections between Narrative Fiction and Other Media

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:55pm
Grzegorz Maziarczyk, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin/ Wojciech Drąg, University of Wrocław
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature

Vol. 44, no. 2 (2020)

Call for papers

Special issue: “Formal Intersections between Narrative Fiction and Other Media”

Guest edited by

Grzegorz Maziarczyk and Wojciech Drąg

 

Literature and Event: Reformulations of the Literary in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:53pm
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Literature and Event: Reformulations of the Literary in the 21st Century

Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick

Saturday 15th February 2020

Keynote: ProfDerek Attridge (York); Prof. Esther Leslie (Birbeck) 


 

'Rhythm, Duration, Presence' conference CFP

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:44pm
Modern Horizons
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

RHYTHM, DURATION, PRESENCE (OCTOBER 2019)

Modern Horizons invites short abstracts for papers (of 25-30 minutes’ length) to be presented at our “Rhythm, Duration, Presence” conference to be held 25 October, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

Following our 2018 conference on “Senses of Architecture” where the texture of form was of particular concern, Modern Horizons’ 9th annual conference wishes to address questions of tonality, rhythm, and forms of time in literature, art, cinema, music, and dance.

CFP: "Post-Political Critique and Literary Studies" ACLA Seminar (Chicago, 19-22 March 2020) (Deadline: 23 September 2019)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:34pm
Juan Meneses, UNC Charlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

“Post-Political Critique and Literary Studies”

 

Call for Papers for ACLA 2020 Seminar (Chicago, 19-22 March 2020)

 

 

This seminar seeks papers that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post- political theory and literary studies. The main question the seminar aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of literature?

 

Environmental Violence

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Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:30pm
Elizabeth S. Leet, Franklin & Marshall College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Environmental Violence

IMC Kalamazoo (May 7-10, 2020)

Organizer: Elizabeth S. Leet (eleet@fandm.edu)

Much early ecocriticism focused on natural spaces as complements to human agency. For example, studies of the hortus conclusus in medieval romance emblematize this view of nature as a fecund space mastered by humans. In our time of climate crisis, however, ecocritics seek to complicate anthropocentric views of medieval environments. By studying climates and environments that reject human dominion and endanger human lives, we may examine the violence these environments enact and evaluate the models they offer for human survival and care amidst climate disaster.

The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:29pm
Alan Golding / University of Louisville
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 9, 2019

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 48th Annual Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900

Featuring–Forrest Gander, Kaja Silverman, and Marisha Parham

February 20 - 22, 2020

UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference 2020 co-sponsored by Davidson College -- Fitting In, Sticking Out: Queer (In)Visibilities and the Perils of Inclusion

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 10:25am
UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Call for Papers and Presentations 

UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference

Co-sponsored by Davidson College

April 3-5, 2020

 

 

Fitting in & Sticking out: 

Queer (In)visibilities & the Perils of Inclusion

 

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Text as Image in Medieval Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:59pm
Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium & Scriptorium working group are pleased to present two panels and a roundtable that have grown out of our conversations with speakers and faculty over the previous year (See our other listings for additional panels). For panels, we invite papers of 15 to 20 minutes and for the roundtable we invite 5-7 minute remarks on the topic. If you are uncertain as to your proposed paper’s fit for the panels, please contact us. While our colloquium represents the Department of English at Yale, we are interdisciplinary in outlook and composition and welcome papers from all medieval-interested disciplines and that cover topics beyond texts in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English.

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