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.
twentieth century and beyond
Class is all Around You: Exploring Class, Identity, and Ideology in American Literature
Editors: John F. Lavelle, Ph.D. and Debbie Lelekis, Ph.D.
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rasheed Tazudeen (email@example.com) by 10 March 2017.
Call for Papers
OUTSIDE THE FRAME OF THEORY
June 23-24, 2017
University of Freiburg
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
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
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