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Animating Blackness - NEMLA 2019

updated: 
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:18am
NEMLA 2019 - March 21-24, 2019, Washington, D. C.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Since 2005, when Sianne Ngai first developed the concept of “animatedness” to describe the ways that racialized bodies are made machine-like through external manipulation, Ngai’s work has continued to provide a useful foundation for investigating representations of black voices and black bodies in African American literature and culture. This session seeks papers that will contribute to this broader scholarly conversation by considering the ways in which black bodies have continued to be voiced, mediated, automatized, and silenced by external forces.

Contemporary North-American Literature: Visions and Revisions – Journal Aletria: Revista de Estudos de LIteratura, v. 29, n. 2 (2019) [Brazil – FREE OF CHARGE]

updated: 
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:01pm
Post-Graduation Programm in Literary Studies of the Scholl of Letters of the Federal University of Minas Gerais
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

This issue of Aletria: Revista de Estudos de Literatura welcomes papers that offer critical contributions on the contemporary scenario of English-language literatures in North America. Our purpose is to bring together articles that discuss contemporary literary productions against the background of profound political, historical and cultural changes in both the United States and Canada.

NeMLA Panel - Literature, Theory, and Visual Arts: Hybrid Regimes in the 20th and 21st Century

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:54am
50th NeMLA Annual Convention - SUNY University at Buffalo, Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The panel invites theoretical reflections and/or case studies on questions of influence, convergence, correspondence, contagion, intertextuality, and cross-fertilization in the discourses of contemporary literature and literary criticism, critical theory, visual arts, and art criticism. Where, why, and how do (or may) the discourses of the three seemingly independent disciplines intersect? How has the vocabulary of one helped shape the conceptual tools of another? What new possibilities of interarts comparison does this hybridation open for the Comparative Literature of the 21st century?

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Henry Roth: The Novel at the Periphery

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:02am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention Washington, DC | March 21-24, 2019

Metaphoric Stammers and Embodied Speakers (Conference)

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:08am
Maria Stuart, Assistant Professor, School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 30, 2018

Metaphoric Stammers and Embodied Speakers: Expanding the Borders of Dysfluency Studies (Humanities Institute, University College Dublin, 12 October, 2018)

 Keynote speaker: Chris Eagle, Emory University, Centre for the Study of Human Health (Dysfluencies: On Speech Disorders in Modern Literature, 2014; Talking Normal: Literature, Speech Disorders, and Disability, ed. 2013)

New Perspectives on the Absurd (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 6:04pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington D.C. - 21-24 March, 2019

Unique Commonalities of Traditional and Contemporary Voices: Past and Present

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:45am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

The objective of this session is to consider transnational writers of various cultures and languages both past and present.  In so doing, one must think critically and creatively about voices of the past in a comparative analysis with voices of the present.  It is said that “history repeats itself.”  How, then, do particular writers of the past (or recent past) and writers of the present treat matters of race, cultural divide or unity, politics, gender, feminism, social and societal views, separatism, oppression version privilege, strength of a people, empowerment, hope, freedoms, despair, and triumphs?  Are these issues expressed with the same concern, depth, pause, or insight today as they were a century ago?  Reflect upon reception, inception, and dece

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