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REMINDER: Modernism's World Languages

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:40am
NeMLA 2018: Pittsburgh, PA (April 12-15)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

As Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz indicate in their article “The New Modernist Studies,” recent trends in modernist studies have operated a radical revision of the term “modernism,” moving away from the idea that modernism is confined to a single place (Europe, North America, and the West in general) or a single time (roughly 1890-1940). As the map of “transnational” and “global” modernisms expands, ever more attention has been given to new languages, phenomena of bilingualism and multilingualism, and translation as a fundamental practice in modernist writing (Yao, Rogers).

Ecology of Disaster (ACLA 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:15pm
Isabel Sobral Campos
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

This is a CFP for presentations for the 2018 American Comparative Literature Association in Los Angeles, March 29 - April 1.

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Extreme weather. Defaunation and the sixth mass extinction. The great Pacific garbage patch. Desertification. Coral bleaching. Catastrophic climate change.

ACLA seminar: Teaching Race in the 21st Century: Anti-Racist Pedagogies in Literary, Media, and Performance Studies (paper proposals due by September 21)

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 2:12pm
ACLA Conference 2018 (March 29-April 1), University of California, Los Angeles, CA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

ACLA Seminar: Teaching Race in the 21st Century: Anti-Racist Pedagogies in Literary, Media, and Performance Studies

 

ACLA Annual Meeting (March 29-April 1, 2018)
University of California, Los Angeles, CA

https://www.acla.org/seminar/teaching-race-21st-century-anti-racist-peda...

 

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The 2nd Congress of the World Literature Association “Center and Periphery: A New Approach to World Literature” October 19-21, 2017

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:40am
UCL, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

From October 19 to October 21, 2017, the University of Louvain (UCL, Belgium) will host the Second Congress of the World Literature Association, titled “Center and Periphery: A New Approach to World Literature”.

 

Among others, Pascale Casanova’s and Franco Moretti’s works have demonstrated how relevant the notions of “center” and “periphery” are for studying the world literary system. Far from exhausting all the issues related to this binary approach to literature, such works have rather shown a set of aspects that are yet to be explored in the definition of a world literature and which are likely to bring a reconsideration of the latter from a diachronic as well as a synchronic point of view.

 

The Geological Turn

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:02pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Submissions for a seminar at the annual ACLA conference, March 29-April 1 at UCLA.

 

Have the humanities taken a geological turn? Recent work across multiple disciplines - including philosophy, literary studies, and anthropology, to name only a few - has sought to reframe the contemporary historical moment within the deep timescales of the planet. From this dizzying perspective, scholars seek to reconfigure the relation between materiality and time: narrating the longue duréeof modernization through Earth's deep time materials (coal, oil, gold, etc.), even as humankind’s Earth-transforming activities are written into the geological record of the Anthropocene.

Native American Literature at CEA 2018

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:36am
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Subject: Call for Papers: Native American Literature at CEA 2018

 

Call for Papers, Native American Literature at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

ACLA 2018: Existentialism and Queer Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:05pm
Chase Dimock - College of the Canyons
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Proposals are now being accepted for a panel on "Existentialism and Queer Studies" for the 2018 meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association

REMINDER: NEMLA 2018: Reading and Writing the Body in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:58pm
Délice Williams | NEMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

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).

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