In Écrire l’espace, Marie-Claire Ropars-Wuilleumier wrote that “la notion d’espace littéraire implique une double équation, suivant laquelle la littérature, en son désœuvrement, relève de l’espace, en même temps que l’œuvre littéraire, de par la singularité de son écriture, devient apte à engendrer ce en quoi elle s’inscrit.” Fragmentary in its composition, the spatial metaphor of writing implies a certain ontological paradox: being engendered by the author’s enunciation, the text is at once situated within the spatial imaginary while tandemly being the cause of spatial genesis.
world literatures and indigenous studies
Call for Papers: Memory and Movement
6th Annual Graduate Center for Literary Research Interdisciplinary Conference
Saturday, May 4, 2019
University of California, Santa Barbara
Call for Submissions
Journal of Sino-American Humanity Studies
Representing Disembarkation: Migrations, Arrivals, Territories
Conference / Procida, Naples 27 – 29 April 2020
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Sandro Mezzadra, Iain Chambers, Miguel Mellino, Tiziana Terranova
The 11th Annual International Charles Town Maroon Conference & Festival: EXTENDED DEADLINE
June 20-23, 2019, Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica
The Charles Town International Maroon Conference welcomes papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in exploring topics that include Maroon treaties and their legacies; indigenous approaches to negotiating and sustaining peace; the role of rights (human, nature, etc.) in adjudicating peace; wellness as a means of sustaining peace; practices of security and insecurity; violence against indigenous people and its restitution; the uses of restorative justice; strategies for effective conflict resolution; and related topics.
An International Showcase at FACT, Liverpool, 20 June 2019
Call for Participants and Posters
Liverpool's Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) is hosting an international showcase for cultural practitioners and researchers to explore creative and academic responses to notions of female intersectionality. We seek contributions from (but not limited to) writers, artists, performers, filmmakers, academics, students, and practice-based researchers, who can explore the potential and limitations of intersectionality within a global context and who wish to shed light on the various intersections that define the subject status of women.
- 250-word proposals due April 10, 2019
- Essays of 2,000-3,000 words due July 1, 2019
- Publication: Spring 2020
The guest editors of a special issue of Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies seek proposals for essays that address non-fictional forms in relation to multiply mediated concepts of truth and reality.
This panel explores the power of image culture in shaping the visual identity of twentieth-century transatlantic vanguardisms. Since the inception of European experimentalism during the first decades of the twentieth century, a series of art movements engaged in radical art production that defied conventions. From the Cubist adoption of multiple viewpoints, through the Futurist celebration of technology and speed, the Expressionist distortion of form, to the Dadaist sense of provocation and the irrational juxtaposition of images in Surrealism, visual art has set precedents for literature on an international level of exchanges.
2019 MMLA Conference Theme
"Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”
November 14-17, 2019
Panel: German Women Writers
We are seeking papers which deal with the literary texts and lives of German-speaking women writers from any period and in any genre. Papers that engage with the Convention theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” are especially welcome.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Sacred texts and folklore are filled with stories of twins, doubles and doppelgängers, struggling with one another for control of their worlds, and writers have continued to borrow, adapt, appropriate those themes and characters to tell the stories of their own times.