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Reading Politics and Art in the Poetry of Tracy K. Smith (NEMLA 2020 Panel)

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

CFP for the 51st Annual NEMLA Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, March 5 - 8, 2019

Tracy K. Smith, with four books of poetry, a volume of memoirs, a Pulitzer Prize and two stints as America's poet laureate, has every claim to be a major American poet at the pinnacle of success. It is easy to dwell on the mainstream acceptance that this success has earned. Her work is often described in highly aesthetic language, with an emphasis on its beauty and craft, and she sits neatly in the American poetic tradition. Among those poets she considers “most necessary” she invokes Seamus Heaney, Elizabeth Bishop, and Philip Larkin (Ordinary Light 336). 

To Shape and Share Otherwise: Neoliberalism and the Contemporary Novel

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:46am
Steven Delmagori, University at Albany, SUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

"The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does compete with life."

                                                                        --Henry James in "The Art of Fiction"

                                                                       

UPDATED Writing Bios: Biopolitics in 20th-century Literature and Beyond (Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 5:08pm
NeMLA 2020 (Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since the biopolitical turn, scholars across disciplines have attempted to make sense of the encounter between life (bios) and politics. This attention paid to the topic of biopolitics shows a cultural ethos that revolves around an awareness of power connected to the body. This roundtable invites papers that analyze how literature engages with biopolitics, particularly in the conceptualizations and depictions of the body in relation to power in 20th- and 21st-century literature. Roundtable participants are encouraged to submit abstracts that engage with the following questions: “How is life (and the body) culturally inscribed with meaning and definition,” and further, “What is a consequence of that inscription?”

UPDATED Not-So-Dead Women: Renegotiating Femininity and Death in Literature and Pop Culture

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 5:08pm
NeMLA 2020 (Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Women’s corpses, such as those of Snow White or Ophelia, are often depicted as a beautiful and passive objects, which has led scholars to posit cultural reflections concerning tacit assumptions in the link between femininity and death. In relation to modern literature and art, scholars such as Elizabeth Bronfen (Over Her Dead Body), Elizabeth Grosz (Volatile Bodies), Sarah Goodwin (Death and Representation) argue that dead women are an nexus of morbidity, alterity, and beauty that unconsciously encapsulates the anxiety of the inexpressible event of death, and, as such, dead women are given the value of the “other” in the most macabre fashion.

The Queen of Suspense: A Patricia Highsmith Symposium 2019 - Poet of Apprehension

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:14am
Sally Joan Jones (PhD and Visiting Lecturer, University of Chester)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 13, 2019

The Queen of Suspense: A Patricia Highsmith Symposium

2019 – Poet of Apprehension

University of Chester, Saturday 7th December 2019

 

Following the success of Queen of Suspense 2018, an international, interdisciplinary one-day symposium hosted by the University of Chester, we are pleased to announce the return of this event to Chester on Saturday 7th December 2019. This inclusive symposium welcomes paper proposals from academics, writers, independent researchers and postgraduates across all disciplines of humanities, arts and social sciences. Places are also available for non-presenting delegates.

Otherness: Essays and Studies 7.3 (General Issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:28am
Centre for Studies in Otherness
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its next general issue, 7.3, forthcoming Winter 2019.

Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity.  We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.

Film After Joyce (essay collection)

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:26pm
Nathan Wallace, The Ohio State University / Layne Farmen, The University of Tulsa
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein initiated what has become a very long and multifaceted conversation about James Joyce in relation to film.  He was the first director to contemplate an adaptation of Ulysses, for instance, and the only one to discuss such a project with the author himself. Although that adaptation project never came to fruition, Eisenstein was the first film theorist who used Ulysses and Finnegans Wake as reference points to describe how film worked and how it might continue to evolve in the future. He was also the first filmmaker to apply these concepts in practice.

Theorizing Transmediality in its Transnational Contexts

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Theorizing Transmediality in its Transnational Contexts

Panel Co-Directors: Leonardo Nole’ and Joseph Boisvere (Graduate Center, CUNY)

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