The Sensory Suburb: 9 December 2011
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CALL FOR PAPERS
The Long Reach of Antiquity
April 27-28, 2012
Prof. Leonard Barkan (Princeton University, Comparative Literature)
Prof. Joseph Farrell (University of Pennsylvania, Classics)
Title: Women Taking Risks in Contemporary Autobiographical Narratives
Topic: Contemporary Women Writings in French
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our sixth volume to be published in May 2012. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition and literature of all genres and periods. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.
LURe: Literary Undergraduate Research is a new peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing original critical works by undergraduate English students in a professional medium, something for which almost no precedent now exists. The journal hopes to promote undergraduate research into and scholarship on the English language and Anglophone literatures as well as literary theory, cultural studies, and film.
The journal, which will release its second issue in November 2011, now seeks submissions for its next issue. To submit to the Spring 2012 issue, please email articles, in either Microsoft Word or PDF formats, to email@example.com.
McGill English Graduate Conference CFP
Ghost Stories: Hauntings and Echoes in Literature and Culture
27-29 January 2012
McGill University, Montreal
The McGill English Department's Eighteenth Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature invites submissions on the topic of literary hauntings. How do ghosts of the past figure in literature, theatre, film, television, and other texts and cultural artifacts? How do familial, imperial, social, linguistic, or national legacies influence artists and their work? How do texts "remember" historical events or other texts? Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
This seminar will consider the figure of the child as a means to focalize and narrativize personal or collective catastrophe. What are the ethics of rendering historical or political trauma visible through the eyes of a child? How might this particular mode of representation suggest the possibility of recuperation of incomprehensible events? What are the affective qualities generated by such narratives? How might a child protagonist authorize problematically cathartic or sentimental responses to these events?
From Jacques de Vaucanson's eighteenth-century defecating duck to robots to weaponized military drones, automation has long been a significant site of fascination and fear. This panel will explore automation using a wide lens – one that includes aesthetic representations of, for example, automated machines, animals, and humans, as well as theories of automation, labor, and technology. Specifically, this panel seeks to investigate the narratives and rhetorics of catastrophe and crisis that frequently accompany automation: from fears of dehumanization through our engagement with automated machines, to threats of the automation of our labor, production, consumption, and desires.
A number of eminent scholars and writers have underscored the perils of romanticising exile, Edward Said and George Steiner among them. This panel will critically revisit (though not necessarily reject) the idea that exile is a liberating, illuminating, and enriching experience. But what can be lost in scholarly engagements with exile are the violence, displacement, pain, and severance that accompany it, which is to say the "catastrophe" of exilic experience. This panel invites papers that explore the complexities and paradoxes produced by exile, namely the tension between exile as catastrophic and exile as empowering. The panel seeks papers that engage "postcolonial" fiction, which does not strictly mean fiction from postcolonial countries.