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The Politics of Escapism

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:25pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

The Politics of Escapism

Seminar at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature
Association (ACLA) in Utrecht, The Netherlands (July 6-9, 2017)

Co-Organizers:

Greg Sharzer, Kyung Hee University (gsharzer@googlemail.com); Keith O'Regan, York
University (keith.oregan@gmail.com)

Closed and Open Rhetoric: American Formalist Literary Criticism of the 1950s

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

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:

CFP Call for Publication: “Journeys: Literal, Metaphorical or Imaginary”

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:24pm
Journal of South Texas English Studies (JOSTES)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

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.

On Reading and Re-Reading Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 3:39pm
Richard Johnston / Northeast Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Roundtable: “On Reading and Re-Reading Literature”

Northeast Modern Languages Association

23-26 March 2017

Baltimore, MD  

Richard Johnston, United States Air Force Academy

 

Claiming the Human, Critiquing the Human

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:40pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

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.

ACLA 2017 CFP -- Periodizing the Present State of War and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 3:43pm
Steve Carter / University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

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?

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