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Pathologies of Time: Stability and its Discontents

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:56am
April Durham/Legende Journal for SLSA Conference 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Timothy Barker’s 2012 book, Time and the Digital, collated perspectives on time in Deleuze, Serres, and Whitehead to theorize a notion of time that is thick, dynamic, and multiple, clarifying the notion that all aspects art, scientific inquiry, and everyday life are involved in a complex becoming inside the operations of flexible, unpredictable movements of time. The idea of continual becoming has been circulating for some time now and informs work by Elizabeth Grosz, Karen Barad, Barbara Bolt, and others as they theorize the ability of subjects and objects to transform each other in an a-linear manner, through their situated relations.

Interpreting J.M. Coetzee's The Schooldays of Jesus

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Proposed MLA Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 24, 2017

Interpretations of J.M. Coetzee's latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, are welcomed. Submit abstracts of 500 words by 24 March 2017 to Jana M. Giles (giles@ulm.edu).

 

MLA 2018: Langston Hughes' "Let America Be America Again" Revisited

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Wallis Baxter, Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention will be held from January 4-7, 2018, in New York, NY. The Langston Hughes Society, as part of its continued commitment to honor the life and the legacy of Langston Hughes, will once again host a panel. Interested participants are encouraged to develop a proposal on the subject of "Let America Be America Again” Revisited. 

In the midst of the current sociopolitical climate and the Trump Era’s aim to “Make America Great Again,” it is important that we consider how Hughes speaks to the least, left out, and left behind within America. Specifically, how does Hughes engage the lower class, the immigrant, and the economically disadvantaged, and what insight does he offer in our current context?

Ecological Aesthetics: Romantic, Modern, Contemporary

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:05pm
MLA 2018 (Special Session)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

Ecological Aesthetics: Romantic, Modern, Contemporary

Special Session, MLA 2018

4–7 January, New York City 

Focus on aesthetic engagements with human/nonhuman relations, environmental ethics, literary form and ecology, ecological reconfigurations of time, queer and Indigenous ecologies. Send CV and 300-word abstract to Michael Nicholson (m.nicholson@utoronto.ca) and Rasheed Tazudeen (r.tazudeen@utoronto.ca) by 10 March 2017.

Outside the Frame of Theory

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
University of Freiburg
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Call for Papers

OUTSIDE THE FRAME OF THEORY

June 23-24, 2017
University of Freiburg

Heroes in Popular Culture Area CFP - MPCA/MACA Conference (Oct. 18-22 2017 in St. Louis, MO)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Call for Papers:

HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE

2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Oct. 18-22, 2017

St. Louis, MO (Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch)

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2017

Submissions.mpcaaca.org

 

Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

 

-Superheroes and action stars as heroic icons

-Video games and the experience of vicarious/learned heroism

-Connections between violence and heroism

-The gendering of heroism

-Heroines in young adult fiction

Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 24, 2017

Call for Papers

Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision                             

An International, Interdisciplinary Conference                                                                                     

Sponsored by the Atlantic World Research Network and The National Folk Festival                                    

http://www.uncg.edu/eng/awrn/ 

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