CFP AAIS-CSIS 2017 The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
Epic, Romance, Novel: Intersections and Interactions in Italian culture.
Call for abstracts and Submissions
Prequels, coquels and sequels in contemporary anglophone fiction
Closed and Open Rhetoric: American Formalist Literary Criticism of the 1950s
Panel for the 2017 NeMLA Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland (Marriott Waterfront, March 23-26, 2017). Deadline Sept. 30, notification no later than October 15, 2016.
Abstracts must be submitted online to: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/User/Dashboard
Membership in NeMLA required.
Description of Panel:
The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its Fall 2016 issue, themed “Journeys: Literal, Metaphorical or Imaginary.” Submission deadline: October 31, 2016. ‘Journey’ is a word that evokes images and feelings of freedom, escape, newness, experience, and curiosity. Within English studies, a journey may be literal, requiring movement across borders and spaces; figurative journeys often develop the inner dynamic of a character; and whimsical voyages, on the other hand, take place in the mind—the ultimate creative, uncharted territory.
Roundtable: “On Reading and Re-Reading Literature”
Northeast Modern Languages Association
23-26 March 2017
Richard Johnston, United States Air Force Academy
In the conclusion of The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon points to the limits of the European humanist subject (“Man”) and the ways in which its definition has involved violent actions and exclusions. He calls for a non-Eurocentric project to invent a “new man” that requires an expansion and reconsideration of humanity. This task of imagining and bringing into being a new human seems to involve a delicate double bind: humanity must be claimed in the name of those excluded from its purview; the claim to be human, however, may unwittingly reinforce the transparency and self-evidence of the very category that needs to be interrogated, thus further marginalizing alternative versions of humanity.
Open Call for Papers, Issue 2.1 (Spring 2017)
Rhetorics of Scientific Objects
Application deadline: 1 October 2016 at: http://associationdatabase.com/aws/RSA/pt/sp/institute_application
Workshop to be held 25-27 May in Bloomington Indiana
John Lynch, University of Cincinnati
Lisa DeTora, Hofstra University
This panel proposes to discuss and assess ways of periodizing and conceptualizing contemporary intersections of war and culture. Is the so-called war on terror still a relevant, if deeply ideological, moniker, or is this supposedly endless conflict already passing from view as a useful touch point? If Vietnam was, according to a thinker such as Chris Hables Gray, the first postmodern war, then in what ways have we entered an epoch of post-postmodern wars?