category: theory

[UPDATE] A (Post)Secular Age: Protestant Epistemologies and the American Novel - April 7-10, NEMLA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
contact email: 
khoward@rci.rutgers.edu


Post-secular critics are currently challenging the theory that the rise of historical empiricism, as a mode of thought, replaced religious belief and praxis. According to theorist Benedict Anderson, the seventeenth century ushered in a break between a religious cosmology and history, creating a need to link fraternity, power, and time in new ways. Nationalism, an ideology that links subjective identity to a history unfolding in “homogeneous, empty time,” filled this need. New literary genres like the novel presented stories that occurred in the time and space of the nation, offering readers a means of identifying as members of a community with a common, secular history.

This panel invites papers that challenge Anderson’s well-known thesis, specifically as it posits a single epistemological function for the realist novel. As post-secular critics are aware, the realist novel does not simply hasten secular modes of thinking: instead, it engages the shifting grounds of contemporary epistemology from a variety of positions, many of which are and have been explicitly religious.

Gothic Limits/Gothic Ltd

full name / name of organization: 
International Gothic Association
contact email: 
ellen.redling@as.uni-heidelberg.de.

Gothic limits / Gothic Ltd

10th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association

University of Heidelberg, Germany

2nd - 5th August 2011

Launch of New Book Series: Call for Book Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Laurence Davis, National University of Ireland Maynooth
contact email: 
ldavis@oceanfree.net

LAUNCH OF NEW BOOK SERIES: CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSALS

CONTEMPORARY ANARCHIST STUDIES

CONTINUUM BOOKS

Watermark Journal--Submission Deadline 1/28/2011

full name / name of organization: 
CSULB Graduate English Department
contact email: 
editor@watermarkjournal.com

WATERMARK JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

full name / name of organization: 
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
howarth-m@mssu.edu

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
San Antonio, Texas
April 20-23, 2011
Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street

In Memory of Radio: Modernity, (Post) Metropolis and American Writing [Proposal Deadline: 9.30.10]

full name / name of organization: 
2011 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (April 7-11, 2011])
contact email: 
mantonucci@keene.edu

2011 NeMLA Seminar Session seeks papers examining exchanges between American writers & the contemporary metropolis, from the late 20th- century to the present.

Geography/Topos/Literature, ASLE 2011, Bloomington, IND, Abstracts October 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
contact email: 
irwinmj@wfu.edu

Geography/Topos/Literature

Panel Proposal | Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Forgotten Voices of the Avant-garde, 20th-21st January 2011, University of Leeds, UK

full name / name of organization: 
School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds; School of Language and Literature, University of Aberdeen; Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Queen's University Belfast
contact email: 
voicesoftheavantgarde@gmail.com

Call for Papers

The Forgotten Voices of the Avant-Garde

20th-21st January 2011
University of Leeds

The 2011 International Conference of the T. S. Eliot Society of Korea: T. S. Eliot in the 21st Century

full name / name of organization: 
The T. S. Eliot Society of Korea
contact email: 
angelakim@korea.ac.kr

The 2011 International Conference of the T. S. Eliot Society of Korea: T. S. Eliot in the 21st Century

October 7-8, 2011
Korea University, Seoul, Korea

Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry (Deadline: 15 December 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Assocaition and Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations (Joint Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Apr. 20-23, 2011)
contact email: 
malleman@lsue.edu

The 2011 PCA/ACA Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry Area chair is seeking two kinds of panelists: those reading original poetry and those delivering short papers on some aspect of American poetry.

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