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The postmodern novel of formation: an emergent "genre"?

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:03pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

What happens when the aesthetic traits of the classic Bildungsroman model are combined with those of postmodern narratives? There is a major shift in the postmodern period that puts into question issues of self-formation, identity, and the possibility to reach full maturity, aspects that were at the aesthetic center of the original Bildungsroman genre. Nevertheless, bildungsroman features continue to come back, almost obsessively, in late twentieth and twenty-first century fictions written in Spanish, signaling that integration and belonging are universal, timeless and ultimate human aspirations.

[ACLA 2018] The Rise of Autotheory, Inside and Outside the Academy

updated: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:54am
Margeaux Feldman & Philip Sayers
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

“[E]ven the most abstract theories are, to varying degrees, informed by their subjective conditions of existence: by, that is, the inner psychic dynamics of the theorist” -- Stuart Hall, Familiar Stranger

“[T]heory can do more the closer it gets to the skin.” -- Sara Ahmed, Living a Feminist Life

 

Charles Olson's Legacy for Contemporary Women Poets: Poetic Citizenry in the Early 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:45am
Rebecca Weaver / Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017

In 1950, Charles Olson published “Projective Verse,” an essay that deeply influenced many poets who would form the corps of the American poetic avant-garde from the 1950s into the present day.  But his legacy for contemporary women poets is quite complicated.  When he says in that essay, “keep it moving as fast as you can, citizen,” it’s unclear whether he means women poets to be fully and equally included in that poetic citizenry.  Some women poets have included themselves as addressees of Olson’s universal male pronoun in his prose and poems by unquestionably taking up the imperatives of projective verse, even in the face of direct sexism from their male colleagues.  Others, however, approach Olson’s work much more skeptically, seeing in Olson’s discour

Trump Fiction (NeMLA; updated)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:20pm
49th annual NeMLA convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (April 12-15, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Donald Trump was a public figure long before he became President of the United States, one who became familiar to American audiences through his appearances in a wide variety of media over a period of several decades.  While much has been made of Trump’s selling of himself to the American public in branded productions that identified him as their author or producer, ranging from books such as Trump:  The Art of the Deal to his reality-TV Apprentice franchise, less attention has been paid to the treatment of Trump in works of fiction produced by authors other than Trump.  This panel will examine the treatment of Trump and his fictional analogues in films, television programs, and literature, with an emphasis on works that took up the subj

The Cartographic Imagination: Art, Literature and Mapping in the United States, 1945-1980

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:27pm
Terra Foundation for American Art, Département d'études anglophones - University of Strasbourg and the Centre for American Studies - University of Kent
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Cartographic Imagination: Art, Literature and Mapping in the United States, 1945-1980

A two-day international conference funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, in conjunction with the Centre for American Studies at the University of Kent and the Départment d’Etudes Anglophones at the University of Strasbourg.

Dates: 18-19 May 2018

Venue: Reid Hall, 4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006, Paris, France

Organizers: Monica Manolescu (University of Strasbourg) and Will Norman (University of Kent)

Blackness in 21st-century France

updated: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 8:51pm
Mame-Fatou Niang, Carnegie Mellon University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

ACLA Conference 2018 Annual Meeting - March 29-April 1 – UC Los Angeles (UCLA)

 

Philip Roth and Forms of Political Violence

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:43am
Philip Roth Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Philip Roth Studies – Philip Roth and Forms of Political Violence

 

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