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Always Periodize? Methods and Implications of Literary History (ACLA, March 29--April 1st, 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:14pm
Ralph Clare, Boise State University; Matthew Mullins, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Jeffrey Severs, University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In the very first issue of Comparative Literature René Wellek challenges A. O. Lovejoy’s insistence that the explanatory power of traditional periodization has been exhausted. In the pages of PMLA, Lovejoy had advocated that literary critics think in terms of “Romanticisms” in the plural rather than “Romanticism” in the singular. “I propose to show,” Wellek counters, “that there is no basis for this extreme nominalism, that the major romantic movements form a unity of theories, philosophies, and style, and that these, in turn, form a coherent group of ideas each of which implicates the other.” Nearly seventy years later, the question of periodization has become central to literary studies once again.

La foi et le littéraire : Quêtes et défaites spirituelles dans les littératures / Faith and the literary: Quest and spiritual defeat in literatures

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:14pm
Post-Scriptum.org
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 30, 2017

Appel à communications : « La foi et le littéraire : Quêtes et défaites spirituelles dans les littératures », colloque annuel de la revue Post-Scriptum, Université de Montréal, 26-27 avril 2017

Colloque organisé par Gabriel Tétrault (Doctorant, littérature comparée, Université de Montréal), Louis-Thomas Leguerrier (Doctorant, littérature comparée, Université de Montréal) et Laurence Sylvain (Doctorante, littérature comparée, Université de Montréal)

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Nationalism and its Others: Literary Genealogies (ACLA 2018)

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:33pm
J. Engel Szwaja-Franken and Samuel Jaffee
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

The invention of nations in the 19th and 20th century entailed the creation of national literatures, often assembled anachronistically to fashion adoptive literary ancestors fit for a modern people. Literature has thus been instrumental in the construction and maintenance of nationalism, but it has also played a privileged role for regionalist and counter-nationalist projects, many of which have drawn on literature when assembling their own genealogies. Our seminar aims to consider both how nations and nationalism are constitutive of the space and scope of literature (e.g. the cultivation of a national literature, and political museumizing through literature), and also examine literary projects at odds with the form and space of the nation.

CfP: “Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities.”

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:33pm
American Men's Studies Association (AMSA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

AMSA 2018

 

Bodies, Sexualities, Masculinities

 

“I sing the body electric”

Walt Whitman

 

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

DATES: March 22-25, 2018

 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jane Ward

 

CFP 2017: Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:28pm
Graduate Theological Union
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology (BJRT) is a new, peer‐reviewed journal of the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley that is managed by GTU doctoral students under the supervision of the GTU’s Academic Dean. The mission of the BJRT is to be an international and diverse forum of original, cutting‐edge scholarship in religious studies, philosophy, and theology that reflects the GTU’s endeavor to be a nexus for “where religion meets the world.”

The Labor of Reading – Configurations in Literature and Criticism

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:42am
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Annual Meeting 2018 Los Angeles March 29–April 1, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Annual Meeting 2018

Los Angeles March 29–April 1, 2018

 

Seminar: 

The Labor of Reading – Configurations in Literature and Criticism

 

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