Proposals are now being accepted for a panel on "Existentialism and Queer Studies" for the 2018 meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association
world literatures and indigenous studies
We're Gonna Have to Face It: Literatures of Addiction
Seminar accepted for the 49th annual Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) meeting under the areas of Comparative Literature and Interdisciplinary Humanities
Pittsburgh, PA April 12-15
Two trends in ecocritical approaches to narrative form the basis of this proposed session on Reading & Writing the Body in the Anthropocene. The first is the proliferation of the term Anthropocene itself, which not only attempts to name an epoch but also seems to have become a kind of shorthand for a constellation of political, social, scientific and economic concerns related to our understanding of human impact on the environment. The second trend is the so-called “material turn” in the environmental humanities, a shift that, as Serenella Iovino and Serpil Oppermann observe, has brought “increasing attention” to the imbrications of meaning, narrative and material realities in the larger conversation on literature and the environment (Iovino 550).
This is a cfp for the panel, "Aesthetic Explorations in Turkish Literature" in the 2018 NeMLA convention (Pittsburgh, April 12-15, 2018).
Aesthetic Explorations in Turkish Literature:
In After Theory, Terry Eagleton writes: “Theory is general, culture specific.” If we read this assessment along with contemporary proclamations of the irrelevance of theory in reading literature, a few assumptions about what is and isn’t considered to be theory come into view. If the interruptions of culture mean death for theory as generalization, how does that immediately mean death of theory tout court? The epistemic scandal (Rey Chow, 2006) behind this melancholic gesture betrays a provincialism of Eurocentric theory.
ACLA 2018 Seminar:
Medieval and Early Modern Encounters: Travel, Geography and Ethnography
Co-Organizers: Shirin A. Khanmohamadi (SFSU) and Christine Chism (UCLA)
This is a cfp for the panel, "Reimagining the Space of World Literature: The View from the Periphery" in the 2018 NeMLA convention (Pittsburgh, April 12-15, 2018).
NeMLA 2018, April 12-15, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017
Navigating urban spaces as a queer subject in a global world can prove to be challenging. Indeed, the experience of being queer in the cité, favela or any major urban space around the globe may conjure up a different reality based on the subject’s country and society. This panel will consider the way writers, filmmakers, and intellectuals view queers and their relationship with the urban spaces they inhabit, especially cities implicated in postcoloniality, globalization, and nationalism and that struggle with tradition and modernity, religious faith and secularism, political upheavals and economic crises.