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Imaginings: Other Places

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:36am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This creative session seeks work that crosses, that inhabits several places or that moves relentlessly through and across places of genre, form, medium, and so on. It is meant as a partner and collaborator with the panel “Thinkings In and Out of Place,” though in this session the boundary-crossings activate and shape the works sought. The call is for scholarship|interpretive work projected into new forms with differently confluent streams of image and text, of prosaic and poetic, of academic and literary. Is there a way to project interpretation and theorization in such a way that resists or operates differently than the conventions of academic discourse, its unshakeable positivity and correlative thetic and agonistic stance?

Thinkings In and Out of Place

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:37am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Some texts resist the place(s) of genre classifications and are nevertheless—in spite of the resistances they perform—constituted as within these boundaries: Plato, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, for example, tend to be held within disciplinary bounds of philosophy. In this panel, a focus will be on texts that seem to strive for displacement, for other places or, more radically, for a continual re-placement or release from place(s) of genre.

2018 AUM Southern Studies Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
Auburn University at Montgomery
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 16, 2017

Now in its tenth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 9-10 February 2018. Topics may include but are not limited to:

DEADLINE EXTENDED - The Domestic: Princeton Department of French and Italian 2017 Graduate Conference

updated: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 7:03pm
Department of French and Italian, Princeton University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Call for Papers

Princeton University

Department of French and Italian

October 20, 2017

The Domestic

 

In light of recent questions of immigration and terrorism, international politics has recently seen a surge in concern for “domestic” issues: the security, well-being, and unity of the nation. Increasingly, countries like France and the United States are “closing their doors” to the rest of the world, reasserting the boundaries of their “homelands.”

 

IRELAND, IRISH AMERICA, and WORK

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 2:27pm
American Conference for Irish Studies--western region
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Ireland, Irish America, and Work is the theme of the 33rd annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies-Western Regional [ACIS-West] for Oct. 19-22, 2017 at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington. Many prominent members of the American Labor Movement were Irish and Irish-American. Jim Larkin and James Connolly worked for the I.W.W in both Ireland and the United States, where, in 1917, the I.W.W. began to face vicious repression. By July 1917, federal troops began to be used to suppress industrial conflicts, to raid I.W.W. halls, to break up meetings, and to arrest Wobblies. In Spokane, Irish I.W.W. leader James Rowan was arrested and sent to Leavenworth.

Featuring

"The Holocaust and the Domestic"

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:37am
NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017

As Holocaust survivors were liberated from concentration camps, prisons, and places of hiding—among other compromised milieus they were forced to inhabit from 1939–45—they brought the memories and the trauma of the Holocaust to the places they eventually came to call “home.” Bringing such emotional and psychological burdens with them, many survivors settled abroad—from Argentina to Canada and from the United States to Israel—and established families, rearing those who would later be called “second-generation” Holocaust survivors. These children of Holocaust survivors (and their children) have become the carriers and bearers of their parents’ memories and trauma that came to define the domestic experience of survivor households.

New Directions in Africana Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:37am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

“New Directions in Africana Literature”

 

This panel welcomes papers that explore the contours and contexts of contemporary Africana Literature.  We invite presenters to consider potential new scholarly directions for emerging writers of African descent as well as established writers whose recent works address the imperatives of the current moment.  We especially encourage presenters whose work addresses the SAMLA 89 theme, “High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.”  Other themes that panelists might address in their work include, but are not limited to:

RSA 2018 The Bard's Bookshelf: Shakespeare's Use of Sources

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:38am
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

William Shakespeare’s oeuvre is comprised of multiple forms, including the play, the sonnet, and the narrative poem and spans a wide variety of genres, including comedy, tragedy, history, epic, and romance. Because of his contributions to the western canon, modern scholarship tends to focus on Shakespeare the writer. Yet, we often forget another aspect of his literary life: Shakespeare the reader. In crafting his work, Shakespeare borrows heavily from Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance literature of all genres, including poetry, epic, drama, and prose fiction, and incorporates references to mythological, religious, rhetorical and philosophical texts throughout his works.

The High and the Low of Walker Percy's Art

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
Karey Perkins, SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Percy's practice and thoughts on art - and the human experience - range from high to low, from immanence to transcendence.   Was Percy's philosophy an abstracted high art and his fiction, a low art, for conveying the same message, but in the humble context of physical life?  Percy's first novel, The Moviegoer, talked of the low art of movies (as they were considered during his time) as escape, but also serving a higher purpose of self-realization.  He writes of the movie magazine as the "low slick."   But the Moviegoer ends with the high art of the church, a conduit for the divine.   Percy wrote of the orbit and re-entry of the artist, going from high to low.

Carson McCullers’ High/Low Artistic Influences and Successors

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 5, 2017

CFP

SAMLA 89th Annual Conference:

High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture

 

Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta GA

 

November 3-5, 2017

Panel Title: Carson McCullers’ High/Low Artistic Influences and Successors

PAMLA Film Studies Panel

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
Dawn Dietrich/Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Call for PAMLA 2017 Conference Proposals:  Film Studies Panel

Please consider submitting a proposal for the PAMLA Film Studies panel.  You may submit a proposal on any topic, but below is the conference theme, in if you're interested in addressing it.  Submit proposals using the online process at https://www.pamla.org/2017.  Questions can be submitted to Dawn.Dietrich@wwu.edu.

“The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing” (Deadline for proposals:  May 21st,  2017)

Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
PG CWWN
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The PG CWWN (Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network) are delighted to announce our next biennial conference, Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century, to be held at Sheffield Hallam University on 8th-9th September 2017.

Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century

“The past is always tense, the future perfect.” (Zadie Smith)