Humanitarian Violence: Literary Humanitarianism and the Ethics of Witnessing Revisited (ACLA Panel, March 2019)
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Northeast MLA 50th Annual Convention: “Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples”
March 21-24, 2019
Deadline for abstracts: Sunday, September 30, 2018
Area: Cultural Studies and Media Studies / Interdisciplinary Humanities
Session Format: Panel
Seminar at ACLA 2018, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 7-10 March 2019
Co-organized by Thomas Berenato (Virginia) and Anna Svendsen (York) for the David Jones Research Center
What is the relationship of infrastructure to the social, the historical, and the literary, and how might different methodological approaches help us understand this relationship? In the introduction to their book Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructure, Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski have described "critical infrastructure studies" as a way to consider and historicize "infrastructures as large technical systems, urbanization campaigns, and sites of material culture...from bridges to power grids, from railways to sewer systems." When dreams of development, of globalization, of prosperity, or of imperial power take physical shape, they often take the form of large-scale construction projects.
COREOPSIS: A JOURNAL OF MYTH & THEATREPeer reviewed journal of the Society for Ritual Artshttp://societyforritualarts.org/ CFP Spring 2019: "Rituals of Resistance: Keeping Our Hearts Whole and Strong". Call for Papers for Spring 2019 - Submission Period is Open.Somehow we know that only living beings can be responsible and experience freedom. What is it about living beings, and about human beings in particular, such that this is the case? And what does that imply to the way we organize our human enterprises?
NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington D.C. - 21-24 March, 2019
The Theory and Practice of Contemporary Theatre
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: AUGUST 25, 2018.
We invite presentation proposals for The Fifties and Pop/Visual Culture: Film, Television and Beyond Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 9-10, 2018.
The conference organizers are seeking historically and theoretically intriguing contributions that explore any noteworthy aspect(s) of popular and/or visual culture during the 1950s, whether in the United States or elsewhere, in relation to cinematic, televisual, and other types of media offerings.
This panel will take place as a part of the American Comparative Literature Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, March 7th-10th, 2019.
The International Arab Journal of English for Specific Purposes (IAJESP) welcomes the submission of papers for November issue, 2018. The deadline for article submission is 20 October, 2018.The International Arab Journal of English for Specific Purposes is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes high-quality research papers from across the world. The purpose of this journal is to further the progress of English for Specific Purposes by reporting new research and promoting its growing importance and benefits. The journal covers all areas of English for Specific Purposes such as the following:
In a recent interview, philosopher Christopher Preston (Montana) notes that we are presently at a crux wherein we are in danger of losing contact with what he refers to as “the world outside of us, the world outside our control” (“Reengineering Our World: A Cautionary Tale,” Vision.org). At first blush, Preston is a thinker out of time with this sentiment--the kind of loss he refers to has more in common with the “back to the land” ethos of what is often called second wave environmentalism than it does with current analyses in the environmental humanities, many of which argue that the present intuition of the fading of the “world outside of us” is little more than an ideological distortion.
We are currently seeking paper proposals for a creative writing pedagogy panel accepted for the Northeast Modern Language Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C., from March 21-24, 2019.
In his influential book Disability Aesthetics, Tobin Siebers makes two interventions. The first is to argue that modern aesthetics has long relied on disability as one of its defining features, even while neglecting to acknowledge this dependence explicitly. The second is to advocate on behalf of a deliberate praxis of disability aesthetics, which “embraces beauty that seems by traditional standards to be broken,” yet shows it to be “not less beautiful, but more so, as a result.” Ask literary scholars who work in the nineteenth century to think of a poet who best exemplifies Siebers’s argument, and few would be likely to name Walt Whitman.
This session takes the image of the “palimpsest” as its semantic inspiration to problematize the layerings of power that simultaneously obscure, erase, and recode the experiences of postcolonial queer bodies. As Judith Butler demonstrates in her engagement with Levinasian ethics, the structure of address between the “I” and the Other is an interruption of narratives that behooves the I’s need to be recognized by an interlocutor.
The 2019 Backreading Hong Kong Symposium, co-organised by the Department of English at Hong Kong Baptist University and the literary journal Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, will take place on Saturday 19 January 2019.
The theme of the symposium is “Hong Kong Dystopia”. We are interested in papers that explore this theme from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, including but not limited to: anthropology, economics, geopolitics, history, language, law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion and sociology. Papers that challenge existing notions of dystopia and its application to Hong Kong are very welcome.