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).
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
Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick
Saturday 15th February 2020
Keynote: Prof. Derek Attridge (York); Prof. Esther Leslie (Birbeck)
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.
Proposals Submission Deadline: September 2, 2019
Full Chapters Due: November 15, 2019
Submission Date: February 23, 2020
“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?
IMC Kalamazoo (May 7-10, 2020)
Organizer: Elizabeth S. Leet (email@example.com)
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.
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
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
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.