This seminar builds on the premise that modernist movement in arts, media and culture was at some level geographical, and that in certain geographies there were complex reactions to the European modernism. Culturally and politically very turbulent—because of earth-shattering events at the time like the demise of two old empires, WWI and WW2—at the inception, height and aftermath of the modernist movement, Southeast Europe is one such area where one sees a range of reactions from extreme avant-garde attitudes to failed aspirations.
Disability: That Dangerous Supplement (ACLA Seminar)
Conference: American Comparative Literature Association
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands / Date: July 6-9, 2017
Organizer: Sarah Mann-O'Donnell
Deadline for Abstracts: 23 September 2016
Note: It is recommended that you contact the seminar organizer to discuss your proposal before submitting it on the ACLA’s website.
Animism has been making something of a comeback. While animism remains an umbrella term for a range of local practices which invest non-human matter with spirit, recent work (Garuba, Harvey, Rooney, Taussig, Vivieros de Castro) has emphasised this investment as a relational way of being with “other-than-human persons.” In light of our growing—if continually disavowed—awareness of ecological crisis, the purpose of this panel is to suggest that “new animism” has an insistently “planetary” (Spivak, Wenzel) or “cosmopolitical” (Stengers) bearing.
March 9–11, 2017 at the University of Notre Dame.
Vagantes, North America’s largest graduate student conference for medieval studies, is seeking submissions for its 16th annual meeting at the University, of Notre Dame, March 9–11.
Call for Papers
SETC Theatre Symposium Volume 26
“In Other Habits: Theatrical Costume”
DATES: April 7 - 9, 2017
LOCATION: Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
Theatrical costumes exist in an inescapably intimate relationship with the actor’s body, and contribute significantly to visual meaning-making on stage. What can close analysis of stage clothing reveal about both the intentional creation of meaning, and the underlying assumptions embedded in theatrical practice and costume production? The 2017 Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Theatre Symposium will focus on the interplay of theatre and costume. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Who’s Afraid of Totality?
The Trouble with the Trouble with Diversity
In the modern era, the word “monster” has taken on a negative implication, frequently referring to an entity that is fearsome or even harmful. The term has its origins in the Latin monstrum, which meant demonstration or divine sign, and the Greek word teras, which may be translated as strange, wonderful, or marvelous and can signify any entity composed of multiple parts. The “monstrous” figures prominently in descriptions of hybrid creatures originating in Greco-Roman mythology, but these images were often deployed in order to render philosophical, religious, and political ideas.
Ethics and Aesthetics in the Anthropocene: Writing the Environment
ACCUTE Conference Panel, Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences
27-30 May 2017, Ryerson University, Toronto Ontario
REMINDER: ACLA 2017: Sites of Memory: Graveyards, Monuments, Ruins deadline for submissions: September 23, 2016 full name / name of organization: American Comparative Literature Association contact email: email@example.com
Annual ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference
Date: Utrecht, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017
Call for contributions to the seminar:
Sites of Memory: Graveyards, Monuments, Ruins
As Didier Fassin writes, the deployment of humanitarian affect creates in us “a sense of belonging to a wider moral community, whose existence is manifested through compassion towards the victims.” For this session, we invite papers that engage the theme of humanitarianism and human rights, as disseminated and made legible in the post-Cold War world novel and film. We are interested in papers that critically engage the resurgence of humanitarian affect and mobilization of empathy in the post-Cold War era—the era defined by the decline in utopian thinking and by the lack of tangible alternatives to liberal capitalism. Are human rights, as Mutua assets, simply the moral argument for the neoliberal project?