'This world was unified, first of all, by a common purpose: to provide the corrective of laughter and criticism to all existing straightforward genres, languages, styles, voices, to force men to experience beneath these categories a different and contradictory reality that is otherwise not captured in them.'
"From the prehistory of novelistic discourse", Bakhtin
This is a reminder that January 15 is the deadline for proposals for the 5th Annual Southern Regional Composition Conference that is taking place on Friday, March 30, 2018, at the University of Memphis as part of the MLK50 festivities. The theme of the conference is "Rights and Responsibilities" and the CFP, registration form, and other info can be accessed here: https://sites.google.com/view/srcc2018 I do have a couple updates I want to share.
As one of the most highly-regarded, well-published of the ground-breaking Bay Area Language Poets to emerge in the 1970s—and also as a theorist, translator, publisher, and in recent decades a UC Berkeley professor—Lyn Hejinian is one of the most accomplished innovative writers in contemporary America. This panel, which will be proposed for the American Literature Association meeting in San Francisco (May 24-27, 2018), will examine Hejinian’s stunning oeuvre from a variety of critical perspectives. Paper proposals should include a title, 500-word description, the potential presenter’s short professional bio (publications, awards, academic rank and affiliation). Query ASAP for more information. Polished proposal DEADLINE: Jan.