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Signs, Representations and Other Biases: An International Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:43am
University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

The sign creates our world and represents our thoughts about this world.
The sign is an enabler, a limiter, and a producer of our biases.
The sign is the trouble.
If all signs are arbitrary, how can we distinguish between the signifier and the signified while using language? How can representation and its analysis be in the same medium? How can arbitrariness be implicated with biases? Do we need a universal metalanguage that can analyse the limits of language? Or have we reached a historical moment of aporia? 

Extractivismo y necropolítica: Nuevas lecturas de La vorágine

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:40am
Adela Pineda, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019

La vorágine (1924), novela cumbre del escritor colombiano José Eustasio Rivera (1888-1928) fue considerada una novela regionalista al ser subsumida a la imprecisa categoría de “novela de la tierra”. Este panel propone otras lecturas: aquellas que contemplen problemáticas ambientales (la violenta extracción de recursos naturales), éticas (las implicaciones necropolíticas del legado colonial), y estéticas (el lugar espectral de la literatura en un contexto posthumano). De esta manera, el panel busca releer La vorágine no sólo en el contexto de la literatura mundial sino también de los estudios culturales.

 

This panel will take place at NEMLA, Boston MA, in March 2020

Extractivismo y necropolítica: Nuevas lecturas de La vorágine

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:39am
Adela Pineda, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019

La vorágine (1924), novela cumbre del escritor colombiano José Eustasio Rivera (1888-1928) fue considerada una novela regionalista al ser subsumida a la imprecisa categoría de “novela de la tierra”. Este panel propone otras lecturas: aquellas que contemplen problemáticas ambientales (la violenta extracción de recursos naturales), éticas (las implicaciones necropolíticas del legado colonial), y estéticas (el lugar espectral de la literatura en un contexto posthumano). De esta manera, el panel busca releer La vorágine no sólo en el contexto de la literatura mundial sino también de los estudios culturales.

Immigrants of the 21st Century in Spanish and Latin American Film (Panel within NeMLA)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:22am
NeMLA - NorthEast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Given the current political climate, immigration is a hot topic. It is indeed a complex issue with multiple ramifications, from its economic impact, to border security, or ethical duty. Regardless of our personal stand, few will doubt that contemporary immigration patters are challenging obsolete conceptions of nation and identity. The voices of the newcomers want to have a say in "Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures", the theme of the 2020 NeMLA Convention.

ACLA 2020: Literary Diagnosis and the Anti-Medical Humanities

updated: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 9:46pm
Melanie Jones / UCLA (ACLA Panel)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

UPDATE: Work on international and/or non-English authors especially welcome!!

With Health Humanities programs on the rise and medical memoirs flooding our bookshelves, it is easy to forget that the alliances forged between literary representation and medical discourse are new and fragile. Writers from a multitude of traditions have frequently squared off against doctors for the right to diagnostic prominence, particularly in capturing the "essence" of disease and the dis-eased body/mind. Their motivations, meanwhile, have spanned from the starkly political to the intensely personal.

Transculturalism, Cultural Hybridity and Globalization

updated: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:13pm
San Jose State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Transculturalism, Cultural Hybridity and Globalization

     

Dr. Michiko Uryu    San Jose State University

Dr. Chunhui Peng       San Jose State University

 

ACLA 2020 Seminar: Geopolitical Narrative and the Genre Turn

updated: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:12pm
Elijah Guerra and Cynthia Snider (U of Missouri--Columbia)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

The genre turn in global literature has inspired scholarship exploring the relationship between generic form and contemporary themes. In addition to Caren Irr’s Toward the Geopolitical Novel (2014), which investigates the newly emerging genre of the international political novel, and Theodore Martin’s Contemporary Drift (2017), a comprehensive analysis of contemporary genre fiction and filmwe have also seen scholarship tracking specific genre forms: Contemporary Literature’s 2006 special issue, Immigrant Fictions; Jeremy Rosen’s 2018 article “Literary Fictions and the Genres of Genre Fiction” in Post45; and Sheri-Marie Harrison’s 2019 series Global Horror in Post45, to name a few.

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