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Feministas Unidas: Fluid Identities in the Globalizing World

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:11pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

FemUn at the NEMLA 2020: Boston, MA – March 5-8, 2020

Fluid Identities in the Globalizing World (Feministas Unidas Session)

Feministas Unidas invites you to join our panel on fluid and hybrid identities and their impact on feminist thought, as well as on art created by female and feminist artists in the Hispanic world. We will talk about the ways in which globalization is shaping our understanding of hybridity and its relationship to feminism.

Ekphrastic Mirrors in Transnational Space

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:57am
NeMLA 51st Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The panel invites papers that explore how the chiasmic reflections of an ekphrasis reveal the interior subjectivity, ideology and the desire of its author. In Ancient rhetorical theory, ekphrasis refers to the use of language to make an audience imagine a scene.

Bringing Mythology Back: A Call for the Literary Study of Mythic Narratives

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:45am
2020 NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Mythological narratives constitute a significant portion of the world’s most influential literature; nevertheless, they are glaringly absent from contemporary literary studies. Students interested in the study of mythology are directed to departments of anthropology, religion, or intellectual heritage, and these fields certainly conduct invaluable examinations of world-mythology; however, myths are unequivocally literary in nature, and their omission in departments of literature is both a detriment to the field and a disservice to world cultures. What went wrong with the study of myth-as-literature, and how can we revive this genre to reinvigorate the field of literary studies? 

What went wrong?

Examination Without Misrepresentation: Analyzing Culturally Diverse Narratives

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:45am
2020 NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How can academics attempt to faithfully translate, interpret, analyze, and/or discuss the creative narratives of cultures and communities to which they have no personal connection? This roundtable will insist that this question, although immensely complex, is not rhetorical—and that we, as students and scholars of literature, language, and culture, are positioned to conduct particularly constructive explorations into possible answers.

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.

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