The term "early modern" implies that writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries should have a place in our thought on the nature of modernity. This panel will explore that implication with a focus on John Milton, who has been described in recent criticism as delirious in his vacillation between modern authorship and pre-modern shamanism (G. Teskey), as having under-explored post-modern affinities for poetic ambiguity (J. Wittreich), as critiquing the bourgeois aesthetic ideology gaining traction in the late seventeenth century (V. Kahn), as illumining post-secularity in his negotiations of reason and belief (F. Mohamed), as resisting religious ceremonialism at the historical moment of God leaving the world (R.
A matter of lifedeath
October 1-4, 2014
The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
English Graduate Conference at Southern Methodist University
Describing Kokovoko, the mysterious island home of Queequeg in Melville's Moby Dick, Ishmael states, "It is not down in any map; true places never are." The idea of "place" has haunted and inspired the literary imaginations of countless writers and readers. This conference panel seeks papers that explore the significance of space, place, and geography in literature.
This panel will look at the way race, ethnicity, nationality and even religion are often times associated with one specific group from a speicific geographical region and a specific set of shared cultural values. The goals of the papers in this panel will be to 1) employ a transnational comparative methodological approach and 2)to challenge stereotypical assumptions made in popular culture and rhetoric that inevitably suggest that conflicting and intersecting identities (ranging from but in no way limited to Latin@ Muslims, Black/Gay Republicans, Atheists Arabs, Quasi-European/Quasi-Asian Turks, Polish Argentines, and the list goes on) can and do frequently appear.
Many thanks to those who have already submitted their proposals. We will be extending our deadline until 20 January 2013. Here's the original CFP:
Dominique Lestel, Ecole Normale Supérieure-Paris
Verena Andermatt Conley, Harvard University
Jeffrey T. Nealon, Penn State University
CFP for a Panel Proposal for ASA 2013, Washington DC:
"Transatlantic Approaches to African American Women's Literature"
Description: Transatlantic approaches to literature by African American women that foreground discussions of "debt," broadly defined. All time periods welcome.
400-word proposal, 1 page CV
Deadline for submissions:
January 20, 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
Security and Communication Networks (Wiley)
Special Issue on Trusted Network Computing
This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:
•Philosophy and Rhetoric