This proposed panel for the Modernist Studies Association’s 2018 conference in Columbus, Ohio, November 8-11, seeks to expand on recent work in modernism and religion—from Pericles Lewis, Justin Neuman, and Matthew Mutter, among others—by exploring how modernist writers responded to, incorporated, or shaped religious visual culture, defined broadly. If modernist literary production was much more concerned with questions of religion than past scholarship has allowed, what role did religious visual culture play in shaping that engagement? Did modernist writers adapt or incorporate the religious visual culture of the early twentieth century? Did they shape it or produce new examples of it themselves?
world literatures and indigenous studies
The goal of this session is to explore literature as an arena for articulating alternatives to colonial recognition. In recent years, scholars working across the humanities and social sciences, but especially in Indigenous and Black studies, have challenged the role of recognition in resisting regimes of racialization and empire. However, there is not yet a large body of scholarship grappling with the role of literature in crafting forms of politics that do not depend on the recognition paradigm. We believe that literature, with its emphasis on imaginative creation, is a site of cultural production that holds unique insights about what politics without recognition might be like.
Call for Papers
5th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of
The Graduate Center for Literary Research at the University of California Santa Barbara
Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Art After Galtung: Structural Violence and the Arts of the Global South
A roundtable proposed for the Association for the Study of Arts of the Present Conference: October 17-20, 2018 (New Orleans, LA)
Call For Papers
2018 MMLA Conference - "Consuming Cultures"
November 15-18, 2018
Kansas City, MO
The permanent section SPANISH III (Latin American Literature) welcome proposals that explore Latin American Literature and Culture and create space for dialogue across disciplines and genres in the context of this year’s conference theme “Consuming Cultures”. Proposals exploring issues related to cultural engagement and cultural appropriation in Latin America from any time period will be given preferential consideration. Papers on any aspect of this topic are welcome, including but not limited to the following themes:
The editors invite contributions for an essay collection provisionally titled (Un)Ethical Futures: Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction. The collection will explore the ethical concerns of utopian and dystopian science fiction (sf) from a global, comparative perspective. The editors particularly encourage submissions examining non-Anglo-American literature and comparative studies of world sf traditions.
In an era rife with cultural anxieties, the role of the multicultural writer is more vital than ever, particularly when the cultural norms of those existing outside of mainstream culture are increasingly challenged, censured, or overshadowed by the biases of the majority. Whether by documenting the disorienting experiences of immigrants seeking to establish new lives in places far from their countries of origin or the decades-long struggles of minorities to gain a firmer foothold in the societies around them, multicultural writers often serve as chroniclers of the cultures from which their characters—and they themselves—come, providing their readers with a deeper appreciation for the rich histories and traditions that shape those cultures and ideally hel
The concept of ‘identity’ has of late acquired much resonance inside and outside academia. Identity has become in today’s globalized world more fundamental than ever before to the endeavor of addressing theoretical and political issues relating to ‘nationality,’ ‘nation (-state) borders,’ ‘history,’ ‘ethnicity,’ and other, perhaps more urgent, issues of ethnic conflicts, immigration, and refugees. The complexity of each of these entities and the interplay of most of them point, together, to the insufficiencies apparent in those ‘fixed’ understandings of the concept of identity. Fixed, or essentialized, views of identity put emphasis on roots, continuity, tradition, and timelessness... .
We want to offer researchers the possibility to reflect on “German” in all its facets and its place in the world.
We are interested in academic studies focusing on the analysis of Linguistics Theories; Language Form; Language Meaning; Language in Context; Teaching Methodologies; Theories of Second or Foreign Language Acquisition; Theories of Second or Foreign Language Teaching; Technology used in the Classroom; Materials Design; Curriculum Development; Historical Linguistics and more as they relate to German language.