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CFP (REMINDER): "Post-Political Critique and Literary Studies" ACLA Seminar (Chicago, 19-22 March 2020) (Deadline: 23 September 2019)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:48am
Juan Meneses, UNC Charlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

“Post-Political Critique and Literary Studies”

 

Call for Papers for ACLA 2020 Seminar (Chicago, 19-22 March 2020)

 

 

This seminar seeks papers that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post- political theory and literary studies. The main question the seminar aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of literature?

 

Black Comedy in Contemporary Theater

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:45am
Miriam Chirico for Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Call for Papers: Black Comedy in Contemporary Theater

Panel at the Comparative Drama Conference, Rollins College, Orlando, Florida: April 2-4, 2020

 

Deadline: October 31, 2019

 

Black comedy, as a genre, is under-theorized.  Black comedy received scholarly attention fifty years ago with the advent of such literary humorists as Kurt Vonnegut or Joseph Heller.  Interest has resurged in the twenty-first century in response to idiosyncratic cinematography of Quentin Tarantino or the Cohen Brothers, and in order to address the mordant satire of alternative media post-9/11. 

NeMLA Panel: 'The New Lost Generation': African American Expatriate Writers in Paris, 1945-60

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:45am
Courtney Mullis, Duquesne University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 2020: Boston, MA

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

In his 1961 essay “The New Lost Generation,” James Baldwin argues that Europe gave the “new” African American expats of the late 1940s and the 1950s “the sanction, if one can accept it, to become oneself. No artist can survive without this acceptance. But rare indeed is the American artist who achieved this without first becoming a wanderer, and then, upon his return to his own country, the loneliest and most blackly distrusted of men.” Indeed, Baldwin asserts that African American expats in Paris gained a kind of liberation through their experience with a culture wholly unlike their own.

Truth-Telling: Experimental Forms in Essay and Poetry, a Reading & Discussion

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:42am
Heather J. Macpherson & Elizabeth Foulke/University of Rhode Island
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

What does it mean to tell the truth? Are we obligated to inform, or reveal with specificity? What approaches do creative writers apply in disclosing the personal? Does experimentation hide or reveal the truth? Our creative essays and poetry engage with inherent obstacles of truth in life writing. Following a reading of our essays and poetry, we will invite conversation on the ways in which experimental literary forms test the boundaries of truth-telling and subjectivity, and complicate the defining and teaching of genres. 

 

George Bernard Shaw Panels at Comparative Drama Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 8:06pm
International Shaw Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

We welcome papers on any aspect of Shaw studies, including but not limited to:

          individual plays/characters,

          comparative treatment of plays by Shaw,

          Shaw and his contemporary playwrights,

           cultural aspects of Shaw’s works, and

           international Shaw play productions.

ACLA-Snapshots of the Past: Memory and Photography in Literature and Film (Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, 3/19-3/22, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:05am
The American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Following the success of previous ACLA seminars, “The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators” and “The Story of Remembrance: The Future of Memory and Memories of the Future” in 2018 & 2019, this seminar invites paper proposals to discuss the relationship between memory and photography and its representation in literature and film.

 

Ubu: Grotesquery in Political Theory (ACLA Chicago)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:41am
Brendan McGillicuddy (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Michel Foucault opened his 1974 seminars at the Collège de France - published as "Abnormal" - with a series of comments that link his theory of “governmentality” to the aesthetic category of the grotesque.

Extractivismo y necropolítica: Nuevas lecturas de La vorágine

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:40am
Adela Pineda, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019

La vorágine (1924), novela cumbre del escritor colombiano José Eustasio Rivera (1888-1928) fue considerada una novela regionalista al ser subsumida a la imprecisa categoría de “novela de la tierra”. Este panel propone otras lecturas: aquellas que contemplen problemáticas ambientales (la violenta extracción de recursos naturales), éticas (las implicaciones necropolíticas del legado colonial), y estéticas (el lugar espectral de la literatura en un contexto posthumano). De esta manera, el panel busca releer La vorágine no sólo en el contexto de la literatura mundial sino también de los estudios culturales.

 

This panel will take place at NEMLA, Boston MA, in March 2020

Extractivismo y necropolítica: Nuevas lecturas de La vorágine

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:39am
Adela Pineda, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019

La vorágine (1924), novela cumbre del escritor colombiano José Eustasio Rivera (1888-1928) fue considerada una novela regionalista al ser subsumida a la imprecisa categoría de “novela de la tierra”. Este panel propone otras lecturas: aquellas que contemplen problemáticas ambientales (la violenta extracción de recursos naturales), éticas (las implicaciones necropolíticas del legado colonial), y estéticas (el lugar espectral de la literatura en un contexto posthumano). De esta manera, el panel busca releer La vorágine no sólo en el contexto de la literatura mundial sino también de los estudios culturales.

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