Emmanuel Levinas writes extensively about the temptations of knowledge and the seductions of intelligibility and intentional consciousness as they enable a fascination for ontology, power, and war. For nearly 13 years, the North American Levinas Society has worked to preserve and focus this critique through social apertures that privilege questions of historical violence, transgenerational suffering, memory and repair.
world literatures and indigenous studies
Global Prehumanisms: An interdisciplinary conference
Sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies, University of Illinois
October 18-20, 2018
Borders Inside and Out: Representing the Border across cultures
CALL FOR PAPERS
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”
Session: Germanic Studies
Presiding Officer: Olivia Albiero, San Francisco State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas
This session welcomes proposals in any area, period or genre of German-language literature and culture.
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is now accepting proposals for its Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies sessions. The conference will take place Nov 9-11, 2018, at Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington.
Call for Submissions
International symposium of the research project « Out of place : Law, literature and migration » (SSHRC), organized in collaboration with La maison de la Syrie
Call for papers
November 22-24 2018
Organizing committee : Marie-Eve Bradette (University of Montreal), Laurence Sylvain (University of Montreal), Simon Harel (University of Montreal) and Youssef Shoufan (La maison de la Syrie)
No borders. No fences. Free movement for all.
CFP: World Literature – Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
The World Literature area for the 2018 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2018 annual conference will be held from Friday, October 19-Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA.
Ariel: a Review of International English Literature seeks proposals for publication in its 50th Anniversary Special Issue, slated for publication in 2020. This special issue will unpack and explore the tensions and interrelationships between postcolonial studies and Indigenous studies. When Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin published The Empire Writes Back (1989), the ensuing recognition of Canada and the United States as products of imperialism and colonization necessarily provoked questions about the people who preceded settlers. Indigenous literary studies became recognized as a necessary missing piece of those conversations.
Performance studies in and from South Asia: An Interdisciplinary Symposium
(Thursday October 11, 2018, 1:45 - 5:30 pm, Madison WI)