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Decorating Dissidence: Feminism, Modernism & the Arts

updated: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:44am
Decorating Dissidence / QMUL
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Decorating Dissidence: Feminism, Modernism & the Arts - an interdisciplinary conference to be held at Queen Mary, University of London, 3rd & 4th November 2017

CFP for SCMS 2018: Consent Puzzles: Narratives and Media Debates on Sexual Consent

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Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:42am
Society of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 5, 2017

In many ways, consent is considered a prerequisite to ethical interactions. A nonconsensual act is viewed as an affront, a violation, an oppression. As David Archard in Sexual Consent notes, the distinction between sexual consent and nonconsent marks “the difference between the permissibility and impermissibility of some practice or activity.”

Yet the notion of consent resists both simplistic definition and straightforward interpretation. “Consent is a contractual notion,” Michel Foucault states in an interview in Politics, Philosophy, Culture, and, thus, he purposefully pinpoints a core problem with consent: individuals in everyday interactions regularly obtain and give consent without explicit written or verbal contracts.

Evil in the Written Word: Violent Narrators in Contemporary Latin American Fiction

updated: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:40am
Margarita Jacome. Loyola University Maryland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Call for Papers

Evil in the Written Word: Violent Narrators in Contemporary Latin American Fiction 

The topic of violence has been of significant importance in Spanish American literature. Brutal dictatorships, revolutionary wars, drug-related violence, and guerrilla warfare have left a strong imprint on contemporary Spanish American literature. Despite this, there are few literary works presented through the point of view of the perpetrator of violence and told in his or her voice. Consequently, few studies investigate the construction of these voices and analyze the effect of this narrative design in the literature of violence.

The Void and its Borders: Building Meaning in Contemporary Poetry and Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 2:14pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Please, consider submitting an abstract for the next NeMLA Annual Convention, held from April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA.

Abstract and a short bio must be submitted by September 30, 2017 through the NeMLA website. For further information, please contact Anna Marra anna.marra@yale.edu

PANEL: The Void and its Borders: Building Meaning in Contemporary Poetry and Arts

On the Period Formerly Known as the Program Era (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:18am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In The Program Era and “On The Period Formerly Known as Contemporary,” Mark McGurl and Amy Hungerford have offered compelling narratives for periodizing and framing the post-45 literary field. But despite Hungerford’s acknowledgment that global watershed events are difficult to perceive, it it simultaneously difficult not to think that, in the past two years, “everything has changed.” In fact, as cataloged by the Post45 group, over ¾ of the proposals for the recent Princeton conference “The Contemporary” involved “post-” as a concept. If these shifts are real, then an important new question emerges: In what ways has the post-2016 moment changed, revised, or even departed from these previously guiding understandings of post-45?

Symposium on Sound, Rhetoric, and Writing

updated: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 6:40pm
Eric Detweiler / Middle Tennessee State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

We invite proposals for the first-ever Symposium on Sound, Rhetoric, and Writing, to be held in the cities of Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Sept. 7 & 8, 2018. From Belmont University’s Gallery of Iconic Guitars to historic recording studios like Ocean Way, from Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Popular Music to its Department of Recording Industry, these two cities are home to a wealth of sound culture and music history, making them a fitting place for a gathering of sonically inclined rhetoric and writing scholars.

Space and Psyche in Contemporary Latinx/Latin American Culture (NeMLA Pittsburgh 2018)

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Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Thomas Conners, University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the relationship between space and psyche in contemporary Latinx and Latin American texts. With movement across the Americas in constant flux, Latin American and Latinx literatures offer insights into this border-crossing psyche, with recent novels depicting the diverse reactions subjects exhibit in forming, surviving, and thriving. For example, the heroine of Yuri Herrera’s Señales que precederán al fin del mundo (2011) comes to terms with her subjectivity in her journey north, while the journalist of Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Insensatez (2004) finds his conception of self shaken after his move.

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