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What is the Absurd? (NeMLA 2018 - Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:00pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018

For a time, the Absurd was one of the chief literary movements of the day. When Martin Esslin published The Theatre of the Absurd he would frame various emerging playwrights such as Ionesco, Beckett and Pinter under one label. Though they would reject the term, the notion of the Absurd stuck and would invite a flurry of criticism from the academic world.

CFP 3rd Congress of Metafiction and Intertextuality: New Theoretical Approaches

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:31pm
Metafiction and Intertextuality Seminar Acatlán (UNAM)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 4, 2017

Though metafiction and intertextuality phenomena are common to literature since ancient and classic works, their manifestation has spread exponentially with the coming of Modernity. Nowadays it's almost natural to find autoreferential mechanisms and jokes not only in literature, but in film, talk shows, publicity, websites and videogames. Human production in the XXIst Century can't be explained without considering any form of boundary transgression; consciousness of itertextuality itself has become a topic for memes about TV Series. Thus the panorama for studies has grown widely, and methodologies too have required a metatheoretical perspective.

Feeling Character Spaces

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:21pm
Joshua Gooch, D'Youville College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Convention, April 12-15, 2018 in Pittsburgh

The Social Life of Corruption in Latin America

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:33pm
Culture, Theory and Critique
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Call for Papers

Culture, Theory and Critique

Special Issue:

“The Social Life of Corruption in Latin America”

Issue Editors:

Donna M. Goldstein and Kristen Drybread

 

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NeMLA Panel_"Culture, Imperialism, Capital: Said and Marx against the Grain"

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 1:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In 1993, Edward Said published—to great acclaim and critical discussion—what would come to be considered a signal achievement: Culture and Imperialism. Twenty-five years onward, Said’s text remains central to literary work from postcolonial studies to the Victorian novel, the New Historicism to World literature. Its endurance, it would seem, lay in its breadth: the magnitude of Said’s intervention, its power of synthesis, its inventive critical modes.

CFP Truth - Issue 25, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:36pm
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The idea of truth has become all the more contentious in light of recent social and political developments. Truth claims have long been a cause for scepticism within the humanities, with the advent of poststructuralism particularly highlighting the interaction between “truth” and power, leading scholars to be suspicious of transcendental truths or metanarratives. Feminists and writers of colour have raised similar concerns about truth claims; Jane Flax asks, “If there is no objective basis for distinguishing between true and false beliefs, then it seems that power alone will determine the outcome of competing truth claims” (Feminism/Postmodernism 42).

CFP: Post-Family Studies for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:41pm
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

We are interested in papers that rethink the family in new ways, or explore new familial, para-familial, or post-familial structures, possibly by denaturalizing, deconstructing, de-idealizing, or reconceiving the family. Proposals that explore new, transformational, or transnormative “families,” or post-familial or post-kinship family-like relations in literature, film, or culture are welcome.

CFP: Mindsightings for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:42pm
Markus Bohlmann, Seneca College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Daniel Siegel’s term “mindsight” describes the ability to perceive the operations of one’s mind as well as the minds of others. This panel will chart the implications of this capability in a variety of cultured contexts, exploring these new ways of “seeing” ourselves and others.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

CFP: Face and Speech: The Audiovisual Scene of Knowning and Encountering for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:44pm
Tingting Hui, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This session focuses on the epistemic, philosophical, and political implications of seeing and speaking. It starts from the image of a face that speaks—an image that solicits further thoughts about the relation between visual arts and literary texts, between representation and dialogue imagination, between being seen as the other and speaking as the other.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

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