Infrastructuralism in Film/Theory
“To write, and to read, is to be exposed, to expose oneself […] to ‘exscription’.” – The Birth to Presence
“We have to begin by getting through, and by means of, the exscription of our body: its being inscribed-outside, its being placed outside the text as the most proper movement of its text; the text itself being abandoned, left at its limit.” – Corpus
C19: The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists
Santa Fe, March 22-25, 2018
Acts of Consumption: Performance, Bodies, Culture
What new modes of literature have emerged in current activist movements and subcultures? How do they mesh with longer standing forms of performance and protest? This session, approved for the 2018 Northeast Modern Language Association in Pittsburgh, April 12-15th, aims to explore the explosion of activist communications online and in the streets to discover how they constitute new genres, forms, and modes of literacy. Papers on Women’s and Climate March posters, Pantsuit Nation posts, agitprop theater productions, poetry broadsides and posts, and on theories and ethics of activist communication are welcome.
This panel will aim to conceptualize the relationship between literature and the museum in the age of cultural mediation and digital media. We will examine how the imagined and immaterial museum space, as represented in the narrative text, can contribute to redefining the aesthetic experience for the spectator. This will also allow us to explore the critical posture adopted by contemporary authors with respect to the existing configuration of the physical museum space available to the public. The multiplication of stories staged in the museum space raises the question of the type of narratives that the museum experience can offer.
Call for Submissions (extension): Third and Fourth Wave Catholic Women Writers: The Future of Unruly Women in the Catholic Church. Jeana DelRosso, Leigh Eicke, and Ana Kothe seek contributions for the fourth volume in their “Unruly Catholic Women” series. In this volume, we seek creative pieces by third-wave and fourth-wave feminists on Roman Catholicism, with an eye to the future of the Catholic Church. Please submit autobiographical stories, fictional pieces, prose, or poems to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 17 December 2017, for consideration. All submissions must be in English.
Conference Call for Papers
"The American Academic Novel Nowadays: Its Contents and Discontents"
organized within the framework of the
European Association for American Studies (EAAS) and British Association for American Studies (BAAS)
“Environment, Place and Protest” conference
King’s College London, University College London, and the British Library
4-7 April 2018
The interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities offers new ways of considering tropical disasters. Hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and similar incidents were once thought to be acts of God or isolated natural occurrences. New eco-critical approaches to the field, however, challenge the separation between human activity and environmental events.
Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention
April 12-15, 2018 / Pittsburgh, PA
"Minor Print Cultures of the Nineteenth-Century United States" (Panel)