In her essay "Slow Death: Sovereignty, Obesity, Lateral Agency," cultural theorist Lauren Berlant contrasts "lateral agency" with the sovereign agency of the neoliberal subject. Where sovereign agency builds, intends, and extends the self via a purposive and propulsive will, lateral agency floats, spreads, and spaces out, interrupting the breakneck pace of capitalist production and suspending the self's forward motion. For Berlant, lateral agency symptomizes the exhaustion and attrition of the individual's will, at the same time as it expresses a kind of pleasure in practices of self-abeyance.
CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS
GENDERING THE NARRATIVE: INDIAN ENGLISH FICTION AND GENDER DISCOURSE
Dr. Nibedita Mukherjee
No Contribution/Subscription fees. Papers will be accepted and published free of cost and only on the basis of quality and each contributor will get a free complimentary copy from publisher
Paper proposals sought for PAMLA's regular-session panel on Critical Theory.
The conference will be held on Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, California.
Submission Deadline: The deadline for proposing papers for this panel is April 15, 2013. Proposals should be submitted via the online submission form at the following address: http://www.pamla.org/2013/. (If the relevant page isn't yet available in early February, please check back soon thereafter -- it should be coming online soon.)
This session seeks papers that explore how texts from a variety of literary genres helped to produce the chivalric identities so important to medieval culture. Scholars of late medieval chivalry (both historians and literary critics) concentrate primarily on the way that formal apprenticeship and other masculine, courtly curricula produced and maintained chivalric identities.
The Role of Religion and Ethnicity in Contemporary Conflict, and Related Emerging Tactics, Strategies, Methodologies, of Mediation and Resolution
The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation, New York is seeking scholarly papers/articles for the maiden edition of its journal, Living Together.
The Journal of Living Together is a multi-disciplinary, scholarly journal publishing peer-reviewed articles within the fields of ethnic conflict, religious/faith-based conflict, and their methods of resolution, with emphasis on mediation and interfaith dialogue.
PAMLA Annual Conference
November 1-3, 2013
San Diego, California
This special session seeks submissions for a panel on television studies. Of particular interest are panels with an emphasis on philosophy/critical theory and/or world television studies, but other topics within televisions studies are welcome too.
Paper proposals must be submitted directly on the PAMLA website by April 15:
The papers in this panel investigate the ways that writers, readers, cooks, and consumers image and imagine food in fiction, film, memoir, poetry, cookbooks, and blogs. Food can both connect and divide individuals, communities, and cultures. The papers in this panel will explore the interconnectedness of food, text, and image. Presentations in this session, for example, might examine the material ways that we represent food in photographs and film or the ways that food forms and contributes to the public images of individuals and cultures.
Please email abstracts by June 1, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM CONFERENCE VI
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
31 OCTOBER-3 NOVEMBER 2013
Submissions are invited for the sixth Foreign Language Film Conference, on the theme of Travel. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to consider questions of travel, movement, location, and travellers in cinematic traditions. How does cinema represent the history, processes, and problematics of moving from one place to another? How does global cinema reflect and articulate the experience of travelling through a world that is increasingly borderless? On the pedagogical side, how do these films prompt classroom discussions of globalization, cultural adaptation, practical necessities, and personal discovery?
WUNDERKINO 3: VISIONS OF TRAVEL AND MOBILITY
14th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium
July 25-27 2013 Bucksport, Maine
Wunderkino ("wonder-cinema") are moving images that ignite our curiosity and engagement and help us to rethink questions of creativity, complexity, rarity and the multiple uses and understandings of amateur and non-commercial films.
The Americas encompass a rich tradition of mythology, folklore, and legends. This panel explores the construction (and reconstruction) of cultural and national identity through myth, legend, and folklore in the literature, history, and oral traditions of the Americas up to 1860 (or so). Papers from all disciplines are welcome.
This is a special session at the 111th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association in San Diego, CA, Nov. 1-3, 2013.
Please submit a proposal on the PAMLA website under the "Early American Myths, Legends, and Folklore" heading, the following links directly to appropriate page:
I am looking for papers for a proposed scholarly collection of essays on fathers within and across diverse forms of late twentieth- and early-twenty-first century popular cultures. The collection will focus on representations of fathers, fathering, and fatherhood in areas such as the following: TV shows, including family dramas, sitcoms, reality shows, and cartoons; blogs and online communities; film; advertising; magazines; and best-selling literatures.
CFP: Fourteenth International Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations Conference
Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: 9-11 July 2014
CFP: Twenty-First International Conference on Learning
Location: New York, NY, USA
Date: 15-17 July 2014
Studia Neophilologica publishes articles on English, German and the Romance languages and literatures, and reviews of books in these fields.
The contributions represent both historically oriented research and synchronic and structural studies, and the journal is not limited to any particular linguistic or literary period. Many articles concern methodological questions within the fields of general linguistics and literary theory. The majority of the contributions, however, investigate specific linguistic problems or deal with specific literary texts.
The journal thus covers a wide and diversified field in its attempt to mirror the problems that concern today's researchers in the fields of English, German and Romance studies.