ACLA 2018 | March 29-April 1 | UCLA This seminar invites papers on theories and practices of periodization in modern and contemporary literature. Participants are invited to share meditations, gambits, polemics, practicums, readings and responses relating to the shifting time-shapes of their fields. Are there certain subfields/approaches that are more or less bound by periodization? Does certain content necessitate or pressure a more active periodizing logic? Do certain objects seem to allow a periodizing quietism? Papers could address, for example, relationships between historicization and periodization, literary geographies and historical/cultural eras, or comparative method and literary time.
Travel narratives are unavoidably influenced by the changes in perspectives and new experiences that take place as bodies cross national, political, and cultural boundaries. They also situate the body, particularly the gendered body, within a larger context that ascribes bodily roles and hierarchies through the rhetoric of power and mobility.
Chapter proposals are requested for a proposed handbook, New Directions in Children’s Film: Theory and Practice, edited by Casie Hermansson and Janet Zepernick and under consideration with Palgrave Macmillan. While children’s film is as old as film itself, film scholarship is only recently beginning to catch up to the numerous innovations of this thriving genre. This collection aims to chart the new directions in 21st century children’s film (broadly defined), and in its study.
The Aesthetics and Theory of Repair
ACLA Seminar @ UCLA, 3/28-4/1/2018
Organizer: Michael Dango (University of Chicago)
In 1984, Diacritics published a “Colloquium on Nuclear Criticism,” exploring the need for a new subsection of theory addressing the nuclear age. Critics understood this age to have begun in 1945 but to have accelerated in the 1980s when stockpiles of nuclear weapons were at their peak and rhetoric between the US and the Soviet Union grew increasingly hostile. Total nuclear war was the main concern of this nuclear criticism. General audiences used the term “unthinkable” to emphasize the magnitude of nuclear war between the superpowers banking on the deterrence value of aiming as many warheads as possible at the enemy.
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
UPDATED Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017
JBR Volume 4 Graduate Student CFP
James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions to be featured as an award-winning graduate student essay for its fourth volume.
An Open Access online publication, James Baldwin Review brings together a wide array of peer-reviewed critical and creative work on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin. JBR publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin, catalyse explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin’ writing and political activism, and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.
JBR Vol 4 CFP
James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions for its fourth volume. An Open Access online publication, James Baldwin Review brings together a wide array of peer-reviewed critical and creative work on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin. JBR publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin, catalyse explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin’ writing and political activism, and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.
Forms of Knowledge: Literature and Philosophy Conference
Dates of conference : November 7-8, 2017
Deadline for submissions : September 17, 2017
Name of organization: University of Edinburgh (precise location to be announced)
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keynote Speaker: Sandra Laugier, Full Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris 1
Pantheon-Sorbonne and Scientific Deputy Director at the Institute for Humanities and Social
2018 Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association
University of California, Los Angeles
March 29 – April 1
Seminar: Prosthetic Immortalities: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Logic of Survival
Abstracts due September 21, 9am EST; submit through the ACLA online portal.
Organizer: Adam R. Rosenthal, Texas A&M University
Prosthetic Immortalities: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Logic of Survival