This panel seeks papers on American modernist poetry that address the current debate among new materialist/speculative realist scholars on the ontological status of the thing itself by considering modernism’s approach to a thing's multiplicity—specifically, its irreducibility to a single set of definitions or characteristics that ground it ontologically.
Making and Collecting - University of Virginia - April 7-9, 2017
Making and Collecting
April 7-9, 2017
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Keynote: Bill Brown (University of Chicago)
Lunchtime symposium hosted by Bill Brown and Cynthia Wall (University of Virginia)
Call for Papers
New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference 2017:
Transgressions: Performance, Practice & Code
The University of Arizona’s Department of English
April 21-22, 2017
“[T]here are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future.”—Herman Melville, Mardi
Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
Topic: Figuring Race
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)
We welcome contributions that examine the notion of race in comparative studies and literary theory. How do we imagine, represent, and construct race today? What role does race play in the Humanities? How do we talk about race in an ideologically color blind society? How does racial difference relate to other type of differences? Can we foreground race while avoiding both the pitfalls of identity politics and the depoliticization of race by neoliberalism? Topics of interest could include:
Black Lives Matter
Critical Race Theory
CORD+SDHS Joint Annual Conference Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance October 19-22, 2017
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
The conference programming committee invites proposals for papers, panels, roundtable discussions, lecture-demonstrations, movement workshops, dance works, and screendances that address the question of how dance is transmitted across time, locations, contexts, and media, and the implications of this transmission in and outside the dance field. We invite proposals that engage the following questions and topics:
We would like to invite proposals for articles for an international blind peer-review scientific journal (Twenty-eighth CFP)
“Problems of Education in the 21st Century” ISSN 1822-7864
Proposals are invited for a session on “Minority Cultural Production and the Ethics of Pedagogies of Dissent” to be held at the American Studies Association conference in Chicago, Illinois from November 9-12th 2017.
Perhaps no other set of cultural objects has been more repeatedly called upon in pedagogies of dissent than minority cultural productions. Indeed, minority cultural production is often tasked to teach histories of domination and resistance along the axis of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Yet, such a task can often slides into liberal pedagogies of sympathetic identification and tolerance in which the aim is no longer material social transformation but personal understanding.
BECKETT RESEARCH GROUP IN GDAŃSK
The main theme of the University of Gdańsk Samuel Beckett Seminar in 2017 is:
SHORT FORMS IN BECKETT. FRAGMENTS
Samuel Beckett’s prose and drama can pose many difficulties for a reader unfamiliar with their idiosyncrasies. Fragmentariness, or various fragmentary structures, narrative and dramatic alike, can be considered as one tenet of Beckett’s oeuvre, especially of his later works. However, what do we mean when we describe his works in this fashion? What is, for example, the fragmentary narrative of The Unnamable or The Lost Ones? Can we even speak of narrative in the first place, or do we, perhaps, need a redefinition of narrative?
Gothic Afterlives: Radcliffe’s Literary Precursors, Rivals, and Descendants
(Proposed special session for the 2017 NASSR conference)
Since the mid-1990s, a number of studies have not only extended the years that “Romanticism” encompasses as a literary and cultural period but also suggested that classic gothic literature (1764-1824) holds a significant place within Romantic studies. Thanks to presses like Broadview and Valancourt, a host of classic gothic novels by Clara Reeve, Sophia Lee, Charlotte Smith, William Godwin, Regina Maria Roche, Charlotte Dacre, Percy Shelley, and others that were once out of print and available only in special collections are now easily accessible.
The University of St. Thomas will host an interdisciplinary conference on Friday, April 21st, 2017—and we are looking for your exciting submissions!