Among scholarly, trade, and popular texts, food has been addressed as (among other frames) a luxurious preoccupation, a class marker, and an overdue opportunity to give attention to a key cultural artifact.
Inspired by the growing membership in international chapters of ASLE and the global effects of climate change and social injustice, this panel seeks papers with an international and cross-cultural ecocritical perspective.
Please submit paper proposals by March 1, 2012 to Ali Brox at email@example.com.
For more information about the RMMLA convention in Boulder, Colorado, please visit: www.rmmla.org
[Update] - We are happy to announce our keynote speakers:
● Glenn Willmott (Queens University), author of Modern Animalism: Habitats of Scarcity and Wealth in Comics and Literature (University of Toronto Press, 2011) and Modernist Goods: Primitivism, the Market, and the Gift (University of Toronto Press, 2008);
● Len Diepeveen (Dalhousie University), author of Artworld Prestige: Arguing Cultural Value (co-author Timothy van Laar. Forthcoming, Oxford, 2012) and The Difficulties of Modernism (Routledge, 2003);
This session welcomes proposals for papers that examine early modern drama through the lens of gender, queer, sexuality, or feminist studies. Please send 250 word abstracts to Emily King at Emily.King@tufts.edu by March 10, 2012.
Special session explores political dimensions of literary form in the material and cultural context of transpacific exchange; how are the aesthetics of various genres (fiction, non-fiction, autobiography, memoir, poetry, etc) differentially implicated and utilized within the historical terrain of the transpacific? Attention to texts in various Pacific Rim languages welcome.
Explores the "dynamic and performative process of dialogic engagement" (Katherine Lawson) as a collaborative, compositional methodology. Possible topics: synchronic vs. diachronic imitatio; conversational circles (interpersonal or intertextual); cognitive models. Please send 250-word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Deadline: 3/15/12.
Seeking papers for a panel exploring the interconnections of aesthetic and economic debt. What exactly does the trope of "literary debt" owe to the economic mind? Are economic narratives, e.g.- the narrative of money as "value itself," indebted to aesthetic principles?
Papers welcome on topics such as the post-collapse relevance of Harold Bloom's theory of literary influence, Marc Shell's deconstructions of the "Art & Money" binary, and Christian Marazzi's notion of the increasingly "linguistic" nature of capital.
Send 300-word abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2012 to Mark Schiebe, CUNY Graduate Center (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FLOOR: Poetics of Everyday Critique
We are writing to announce the first manifestation of FLOOR gathering together a group of works from a range of media, all of which address forms of criticality inherent to art practice. As the extended name suggests, we are interested in using the framework of the "everyday" to expand notions of what is counted as art while at the same time making specific cases for art's value, function, and endurance in our variously endangered world.
Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders(3rd Annual)
Theme: "Re-Imagining the New World(s)"
Dates: April 20th & 21st, 2012
Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Keynote Speakers: Donald Pease, Dartmouth College
William V. Spanos, Binghamton University