This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.
world literatures and indigenous studies
CAPPE (Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, & Ethics)University of Brighton, UK Giving Life To PoliticsThe Work of Adriana Cavarero19th June - 21st June 2017 Keynote SpeakersAdriana CavareroJudith ButlerBonnie Honnig Adriana Cavarero has been at the forefront of political and feminist philosophy for the past four decades. She works at the interstices of political philosophy, sexual difference theory, post-structuralism, literature and classical thought.
Symposium on Totality and Possibility in the Modern Novel
Saturday, July 29, 2017
The University of Tokyo (Komaba Campus, Bldg 18), Japan
The emergence of ‘world literature’ as a critical framework of reading in literary studies has not only recalibrated older methodologies of comparative and postcolonial literature but has also foregrounded the aspect of circulation and reception of literary works in a transnational context. The emphasis that this method of reading puts on the cross-cultural travels of a literary text is reinforced by the global technology of social media and web 2.0 which promises instant connectedness and conjures a virtual world which is self-contained, even though it reflects and engages with the actual world of the socio-political, outside itself.
COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL RACHID MIMOUNI-
21/22/23 novembre 2017
« L’œuvre de Rachid Mimouni : Ruptures et renouveaux. »
Organisé par la Direction de la culture de la Wilaya de Boumerdès
En collaboration avec l’Université Alger 2 et l’Université de Boumerdès
Maison de la culture Rachid Mimouni – Boumerdès -Algérie
Editor: Prof. Enrique Uribe Jongbloed (Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano)
Time, Space, and Epistemic Violence in Hemispheric American Literature
This panel seeks papers that explore the depiction of time and space in hemispheric American Literature and the ways in which traditional conceptualizations may be read as a form of epistemic violence. How do the depictions of physical spaces in works from the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States interact with complex configurations of time as progressive, circular, or even anti-linear and irregular—narrative time as composed of a randomized trail of apexes and abysses? How does this literature address/redress/move beyond the concepts of time and space and the harm caused by the imposition of Western paradigms?
Call for Abstracts - Indigenous Studies Area
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch from Wednesday-Sunday, October 18-22.
The Indigenous Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panels and paper abstracts for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch from Wednesday-Sunday, October 18-22.
CFP: Children in Popular Culture
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal, seeks well-written, critical articles on children in popular culture for the Spring 2017 issue --deadline April 30, 2017. Some suggested topics include: child or childhood imagery (film, television, digital media, art); children or childhood literature; the child in/and fan cultures or gaming cultures; children and social media; childhood geography or material culture; children and war; children as refugees; children and the changing political landscape; or any other aspect of the child in popular culture.
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