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NEMLA '18 World-Making and Anglophone Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Shun Y. Kiang / Case Western Reserve University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In his recent work On Literary Worlds (2012), Eric Hayot examines how literature—through narration—gives shape and substance to worlds and ways of being in them. Literary worlds, Hayot argues,“[are] the diegetic totality constituted by the sum of all aspects of a single work, constellated into a structure or system that amounts to a whole” (44) and “they are always social and conceptual constructs, as well as formal and affective ones” (45).

ACLA 2018: Divided Public(s): On the Intellectual Vocation

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Robert Ryan, University of Illinois-Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

In his contribution to an anthology of keywords for American cultural studies, Bruce Robbins registers an ambivalence at the heart of the term “public.” This ambivalence, Robbins writes, stems from the fact that the term’s “claim to represent the social whole has continued to bump up against evidence that large classes of people have been omitted from it.” Indeed, “public,” as a terminological category, requires universality. But in our contemporary historical situation – due to enduring social antagonisms, increasingly uneven distributions of resources and power, and ever-lengthening histories of exclusion and oppression – the fault lines of this never-universal are showing with renewed clarity, even as globalization continues to demand thinking

Passive Female Audience in History and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:18pm
Tunisian Association for Comparative Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

CFP: The Ear of a Woman: Passive Female Audience in History and Literature:

An International Conference

 

11-12 April 2018

Venue: Djerba, Tunisia

Deadline for abstracts: 30 Nov. 2017

 

Call for Papers

Vol 7, No 1 (2018): "Muddied Waters: Decomposing the Anthropocene"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:18pm
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 2, 2017

Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies & Thought

CALL FOR PAPERS: Vol 7, No 1 (2018): “Muddied Waters: Decomposing the Anthropocene”

“Progress means: humanity emerges from its spellbound state no longer under the spell of progress as well, itself nature, by becoming aware of its own indigenousness to nature and by halting the mastery over nature through which nature continues its mastery.” — Theodor Adorno, “Progress” (p. 62)

“This future is unthinkable. Yet here we are, thinking it.” — Timothy Morton, Dark Ecology (p. 1)

The Subject of Women in Proust (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:18pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 49th Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 25, 2017

The Subject of Women in Proust

 

On first reading, Proust's narrative in A la Recherche du temps perdu suggests that women are merely objects in Marcel's development. Despite extensive descriptions and metaphors, female characters seem to slip away from concrete definition, defying assured characterization. Moreover, most critical discussions of women in Proust compartmentalize female characters either as “Madonnas” (Marcel’s mother and grandmother) or “whores” (Odette, Gilberte, Albertine, Léa, Rachel). But how are women in Proust's fiction more than just objects? Given their centrality to the text, a reexamination of the ways in which Proust writes female characters is overdue.

Theatre, Performance, and Slavery

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:18pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Please consider submitting proposals for the 2018 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies panel on "Theatre, Performance, and Slavery." This panel is sponsored by the ASECS Performance Studies Caucus; we are interested in work by scholars from a variety of national-linguistic traditions (French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Dutch), as well as comparatists. ASECS 2018 will take place in Orlando, Florida, from March 22-25; deadline for receipt of proposals is September 15.

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CFP: Theatre, Performance, and Slavery

 

Call for Abstracts for CRITICAL INSIGHTS: LITERATURE OF INEQUALITY, a collection of scholarly essays (under contract with Grey House Publishing/EBSCO)

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:25pm
Kimberly Drake, Scripps College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 2, 2017

Kimberly Drake, the editor of the proposed book Critical Insights: Literature of Inequality, a collection of scholarly essays (under contract with Grey House Publishing/EBSCO), seeks contributions on literature, music, and film/television dealing with inequality and social injustice.

42nd Annual Comparative Drama Conference, April 5-7, 2018--Orlando, Florida

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:26pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017

42nd Comparative Drama Conference

Text & Presentation

Call for Papers

April 5-7, 2018

Orlando, Florida

2018 Keynote Event

April 6, 2017      8 p.m. (followed by a reception)

Keynoter:  TBA

Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 December 2017

Creation and Destruction: Beginnings and Ends in Religious Thought

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:27pm
Duke University Department of Religious Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Creation and Destruction: Beginnings and Ends in Religious Thought Duke University February 23–24, 2018 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Pugh Whether in the sweeping narratives of history and literature, tales of myth and legend, or personal accounts of religious experiences, religion often revolves around story — but to every good story, there is both a beginning and an end. From creation mythos, to beliefs and rituals surrounding birth and death, to efforts to prevent (or encourage) the end of religious practice, forces of creation and destruction are a pervasive theme in the field of Religious Studies.

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