CALL FOR PAPERS
1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE
SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF LITERARY THEORY (ASETEL)
Granada, January 26-28, 2011
Faculty of Philosophy and Literature of the University of Granada (Campus de Cartuja, s / n)
Literary Theory and Literary Genres
Comparative Literature and Postcolonial Studies
Aesthetics, Hermeneutics, Theory of Literary Knowledge
Sociology of Literature
Cultural Studies: Literature, Film, New Media
The Conference will feature five one-hour keynote speeches, one for each theme. The
ASETEL Board of Directors and the Local Organizing Committee have received confirmation of
CALL FOR PAPERS
This conference will bring together medievalists with scholars and theorists working in later periods in the humanities in order to collectively take up the broad question of what happens "after the end," by which we mean after the end of the affair, the end of the world, and everything in between. After gender, sex, love, the family, the nation-state, the body, the human, language, truth, feeling, reason, ethics, modernity, politics, religion, God, the nation-state, secularism, liberalism, the humanities, the university, teleology, progress, history, historicism, narrative, meaning, the individual, singularity, theory, practice, what else is there?
This session seeks submissions that examine the relationships and intersections of rhetoric and religion. Topics include, but are not limited to investigating the rhetorical elements of homiletics; theology and logology; historical analysis of religious rhetoric development; methodology; religion, rhetoric and space; intersections of race, class and gender; language and practice; and controversies within the field. We are particularly interested in proposals that skirt or problematize traditional interpretations of religious oratory rhetoric.
The Rhetoric of Violence in the Early Modern Era
We invite submissions for the 2011 issue of Cahiers Shakespeare en devenir-Shakespearean Afterlives. These might include essays (6000-7000 words including notes) for the issue proper, and review-essays (2-3000 words) or reviews of plays or exhibitions (1000-1500 words) for the issue's supplement L'Oeil du spectateur.
Collection Call for Papers:
Attached to Fiction: Trauma, Loss, Pleasure
Editors: Dr Hila Shachar and Dr Sophie Sunderland, English and Cultural Studies, University of Western Australia
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Mr Sakamoto said that reading had saved his life. Not mathematics. Not money. Not travel. Reading. At a time, he said, when he felt blasted by images, words had anchored him, secured him, stopped his free-falling plunge into nowhere."
-Gail Jones, Dreams of Speaking (London: Harvill Secker, 2006), p. 132.
SEPARATION AS CONDITION AND AS SOLUTION
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University
An interdisciplinary seminar on aspects of separation: race, religion, gender, politics, family and more. Examples include: gender separation in prayer houses and schools; the Berlin Wall; the separation barrier in Israel / Palestine; Jim Crow and Apartheid laws; religious taboos of separation; separation of the sick or disabled.
For further information, please visit: http://www.princeton.edu/~aamihay/sep
The concept of a "legal fiction"—"a supposition avowedly false, but treated as if it were true, for the imagined convenience of administering the law" (Lewis, 1832)—describes the pretenses that disguise changes in the application of a legal rule. However, as its terminological indebtedness to the institution of fiction underscores, the concept also offers a suggestive rubric for understanding the nexus between law and literature—reminding us that law, as much as literature, is an unstable amalgam of fact and fiction. Examining the fictional elements of law, nonetheless, need not end only in textual ambiguity. The characterization of extant laws as mere fictions of the state has often been a strategy for political critique and legal reform.
The Beautiful Prison
Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images
University of Toronto, March 17–19, 2011
Confirmed Keynote Address by Carol Mavor (Manchester) (others to follow)
Call for Papers/Proposals
RE: HUMANITIES An undergraduate symposium on digital media
November 11 - 12, 2010, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges
Keynote speaker: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Pomona College, author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy
From Blanche Dubois' Belle Reve to Esperanza Cordero's house on Mango Street, houses—and the affiliated, if more abstract, idea of home—figure prominently in 20th century American literature and film. The 20th century, after all, is characterized by both inter- and intra-national migrations which have, invariably, entailed the loss of one home, followed by the acquisition of another. Moreover, the 20th century has seen a steady increase in both actual home ownership and the imaginative importance of owning a home. At the start of the 20th century, 46.5% of Americans—less than one in two—were homeowners but, by 2000, that number had risen to 66.2%, or two in three.
CALL FOR PAPERS
SLAVIC LITERATURES ACROSS SPACE & TIME
We are pleased to announce a special issue of the University of Alberta e-journal, TranscUlturAl (http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/TC/index):
This roundtable seeks proposals with regard to East European literary texts, written after 1989, or contemporary theoretical works that implement or perform a certain vision for the future of the country from which the text hails or of the region as a whole. Because the way change is conceptualized, on both the macro and the micro levels, has a direct bearing on the way a future is conceived, particularly encouraged are submissions that explore this relation. Please email 250-word abstracts to Mihaela Harper at email@example.com.
Abstract deadline: September 30, 2010
This session is seeking paper submissions for a panel on American women writers' responses to Freud.
Submissions should address one of the following subjects:
Revisions of Freudian texts; Alternatives to the Freudian model of psychoanalytic practice; Responses to Freud as a cultural figure; Writing psychoanalysis through form, style, and technique.
Please email submissions to Kristina Marie Darling, KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com