Subscribe to RSS - theory

theory

Thinking of Difference: Critical Approaches to Narratives of the Non-human

updated: 
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:57am
NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel seeks to investigate particular narrative strategies of describing the non-human experience in literature, drama, philosophy, and art throughout the ages (not simply the 21st century). Papers for this panel are invited to reflect the following questions: how are ideas of the non-human transmitted in literature, art, and other media and how can we assess them? What trends, novel methods, gaps, or fallbacks are present as humans attempt to understand the other? Further, how do narrative strategies across media or time periods compare or contrast?

Possible approaches to investigating narrative strategies may include but are non limited to:

-Evocations and portrayals of the non-human in literatures

NeMLA 2018 session: College as Imagined World for First-Generation Students

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:58pm
Scott DeShong, Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Papers addressing the difficulties of students for whom academia is foreign, considered in terms of the student’s alienation, psychological unpreparedness, underdeveloped perspective, etc. How can such students be incorporated into academia, and thereby into work (and life broadly) made accessible by education? Alternatively, should we seek such incorporation, or instead reimagine and change academia, and how? Institutions have implemented a variety of assimilation and retention strategies, some with better records than others. Some programs engage students individually, whereas others emphasize building communities; some strategies focus on key first-year courses, such as introductory writing.

Reminder: Considering Modernist Confusion (NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh)

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:07pm
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?

Trauma and Mourning in a Time of Insecurity

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 6:21pm
University of California, Riverside - English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Call for Papers

“Trauma and Mourning in a Time of Insecurity”

(Dis)junctions 2017

Department of English Graduate Conference

University of California, Riverside

Dates: October 19 - 20, 2017

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Trinh T. Minh-ha and Dr. David Eng

https://disjunctions2017.wordpress.com/

 

What does it mean to mourn? Why do we mourn the loss of some, but not others? Who are these “others,” and why do we not mourn “them”? For how many can each of us mourn?

[Update] Levinas, the Material, and Ethics (deadline extended)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:14am
North American Levinas Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Levinas, the Material, and Ethics

 North American Levinas Society

12th Annual International Conference

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

July 24-27, 2017 

Plenary Speakers:

Adriaan Peperzak, Loyola University Chicago

Tom Sparrow, Slippery Rock University

Annual Talmudic Lecture: Georges Hansel, SIREL

 

Moving Home: Poetics of Place in Latin American and Latino/a Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:31pm
NeMLA April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel examines the relationship between identity, memory and the physical, linguistic, affective and geographic expressions of place in Latin American and Latino/a literature (20th-21st centuries). In particular, we will look at the ways movement and translation (linguistic and physical) serve as strategies for questioning, redeeming, liberating or reconstructing marginal places (e.g. prisons, slums, colonies) and identities. This session also aims to address the relationship between representations of place and theoretical debates surrounding nomadism (cf. Braidotti and Forcinito), intersectionality (cf. Crenshaw and Collins), and feminism/queer studies (cf. Haraway and Freccero) as modes of resisting fixity and fostering fluidity.

A French “Connaissance de l’Est”?

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:33pm
Matt Reeck / UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

April 12-15, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Northeast Modern Language Association 2018 Conference

 

A French “Connaissance de l’Est”?

What is the Absurd? (NeMLA 2018 - Roundtable)

updated: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 1:59pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018

For a time, the Absurd was one of the chief literary movements of the day. When Martin Esslin published The Theatre of the Absurd he would frame various emerging playwrights such as Ionesco, Beckett and Pinter under one label. Though they would reject the term, the notion of the Absurd stuck and would invite a flurry of criticism from the academic world.

CFP 3rd Congress of Metafiction and Intertextuality: New Theoretical Approaches

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:31pm
Metafiction and Intertextuality Seminar Acatlán (UNAM)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 4, 2017

Though metafiction and intertextuality phenomena are common to literature since ancient and classic works, their manifestation has spread exponentially with the coming of Modernity. Nowadays it's almost natural to find autoreferential mechanisms and jokes not only in literature, but in film, talk shows, publicity, websites and videogames. Human production in the XXIst Century can't be explained without considering any form of boundary transgression; consciousness of itertextuality itself has become a topic for memes about TV Series. Thus the panorama for studies has grown widely, and methodologies too have required a metatheoretical perspective.

Feeling Character Spaces

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:21pm
Joshua Gooch, D'Youville College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Convention, April 12-15, 2018 in Pittsburgh

Pages