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THE INTERFACE OF LITERATURE AND ECONOMY (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:19pm
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

13–15 December 2016
Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea

The world has entered into the age of universal economic crisis. In this second decade of the twenty-first century, the long shadow of economic downturn and instability looms over not only traditionally underdeveloped countries and regions, but the superpowers of global economy, such as the US, the EU, and China. At the time when economy is at once a global priority and the source of worldwide anxiety, fear, and uncertainty, and when economic crisis seems to accelerate the crisis of humanities and higher education, the ELLAK will organize an international forum to reconfigure the interface of literature and economy and redefine the social parameters of literary studies.

ACLA 2017: Poetry After Europe: Geopolitical Poetics in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Poetry After Europe: Geopolitical Poetics in the 21st Century [or does the subtitle dilute the force of “Poetry After Europe?”]

 

Organizers:

  • Walt Hunter (Clemson University)
  • Shirley Lau Wong (Westfield State University)

 

Constructing Indian National Identity in Literature and Film (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
Dr. Abby Bardi
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

In 1947, the nation of India was formed as an imagined community whose literalness immediately became vividly and at times tragically apparent. The creation of the independent state of India conferred a unified national identity on a place whose phenomenal diversity is manifested in over 1,700 languages as well as an infinitely complex cultural, social, and religious heritage.

Pocahontas and after: historical culture and transatlantic encounters, 1617-2017

updated: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:21pm
British Library - Institute for Historical Research, London
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Pocahontas and after: historical culture and transatlantic encounters, 1617-2017

The British Library and the Institute for Historical Research, London

March 16-18, 2017

 

A major international conference to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas’ death.  Co-hosted by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and the Institute for Historical Research.

 

Additional support has been provided by the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture and The University of Warwick.

 

Erich Auerbach's "Mimesis": The View from the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:25am
Richard Schumaker Northeaset Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Erich Auerbach’s "Mimesis"—The Representation of Reality in Western Literature—was published in 1945 and had a tremendous influence in the middle part of the 20th century. Using a method of textual analysis to establish continuities from Homer to Virginia Woolf, Auerbach has been read by virtually every serious student of literature for seventy years now. Because of the scope and density of the book it is somewhat difficult to ready examine and evaluate Mimesis. This panel will examine Mimesis from two angles. First, we will study and reflect the overarching themes of this magisterial book. Second, we will look at his individual textual analyses to probe their validity and relevance in 2016.

Writers Without Borders: US and Canadian Women Authors

updated: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 12:42pm
Rita Bode, NeMLA Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA Convention, Baltimore (23-26/03/2017)

In her study of L. M. Montgomery (1874-1942) in the “Extraordinary Canadians” series, Canadian author Jane Urquhart invokes comparisons of L. M. Montgomery’s life and work to that of her near-contemporary American peers, Edith Wharton (1862-1937), Willa Cather (1873-1947), and Mary Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930), among others. While the transatlantic connection among women writers is receiving increasing critical attention, the literary relationships among American and Canadian women writers offer a relatively recent area for scholarly explorations of the influences and alignments crossing North America.

PAMLA Conference Pasadena, 11/11-13/16: Extended CFP Deadlne 8/5 or ASAP

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:32am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 5, 2016

Approximately thirty sessions for the November 11-13, 2016 Pasadena, California PAMLA Conference are still in need of a paper or two. To propose to one of these open sessions (see a partial list below) go here: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas . These open sessions will be open until August 5, or the session fills, whichever comes first.

Novels of the Holocaust: Fundamental Pedagogical Issues

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:18pm
Richard Schumaker Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

 

The aim of this roundtable is to present possible guidelines and book selections for a hypothetical undergraduate course in “Novels of the Holocaust.” The panel will be resolutely international and open to books originally published in any language. As this roundtable is sponsored by NeMLA’s comparative literature director, participants are not obliged to use or refer to English translations if they wish to use original texts. The course that might be called the “target course” may be for any undergraduate level and for any country.

While this is roundtable is meant to follow the interests of its participants and not impose any institutional rigidities, seven particular themes or questions seem especially important.

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