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Exhaustion: Tired Bodies, Tired Worlds

updated: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 2:11pm
Department of English, University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Exhaustion

tired bodies, tired worlds

 

An interdisciplinary graduate student conference

Department of English || University of Chicago

November 15-16, 2018 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Macarena Gómez-Barris, Chairperson of Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute

Nadine Gordimer: Jump and Other Stories

updated: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 1:19pm
Vanessa Guignery, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Nadine Gordimer, Jump and Other Stories: “the alternative lives I invent”

 

International Conference.

ENS de Lyon

4-5 October 2018

 

Keynote speaker: Professor Rita Barnard, University of Pennsylvania

 

Website : http://vanessaguignery.fr

2019 CCCC Panel Proposal

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:22am
Daniel Libertz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

Below is a CFP for a panel I am putting together for next year's 4C's. Please contact me with a brief proposal (no more than 300 words) about what you would like to present on by April 20th.

 

 

Pegagogy of the Literature Classroom: Social Justice Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:12pm
Thomas Cassidy SC State U
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The Birmingham meeting place of SAMLA 90 and the conference theme, “Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies,” suggests the extent to which social justice has replaced literary aesthetics as the driving force of literary classroom pedagogy.  While our classrooms may still be filled with analysis of irony, depth, and complexity, it is certainly true that the intersectional barriers to social justice have become an animating force in the analysis of literature.  The questions this panel wants to ask include:

2018 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference, Television Area 10/4/-10/7

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 8:08am
Cory Barker, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

***DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 5/15/2018***

 

Thursday-Sunday, 4-7 October 2018

Indianapolis, IN

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

Address: Hyatt Regency, 1 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis IN 46204

Phone: (317) 632-1234

Unmasking Masculinity: Superheroes and Defeating the Power of Patriarchy

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:19am
Sean Parson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 7, 2018

We are seeking 300-500 word abstracts by May 7th, 2018 for possible inclusion into an edited collection seeking to explore the complex relationship between masculinity, toxic masculinity, gender, queerness, and superhero narratives. Over the last few years there have been books that that explore issues of feminism, gender, and sexuality within comic books but rarely have they engaged with the way the genre shapes and is shaped by contemporary conceptions of masculinity. This project is meant to fill that absence focusing on the construction of the masculinity in comics, as well as engage with critical works that deconstruct toxic version of masculinity or offer queerer, trans, and feminist counter-narratives of the concept.

 

The Future is Unwritten: Representations of Political Resistance and Emancipation in Science Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:19am
Sean Parson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 27, 2018

“Happy are those ages when the starry sky is the map of all possible paths—ages whose paths are illuminated by the light of the stars. Everything in such ages is new and yet familiar, full of adventure and yet their own.” Georg Lukács wrote those words in his Theory of the Novel in developing the point that art is no longer merely a copy of the world, but rather, an imagined totality. Though he favored realism, we can, perhaps borrow his point to explain the value of science fiction in today’s world. Few other genres exceed science fiction’s ability to portray the expansive space of the imaginary.

UPDATE- Re-conceptualizing National Identity (SAMLA, NOV. 2-4)

updated: 
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 11:03am
Debora Stefani (GCSU)/ SAMLA (Birmingham, AL)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

In her article “Scales of Aggregation: Prenational, Subnational, Transnational,” Wai Chee Dimock asks some important questions “On what scale should we study the transnational? How does it mesh with the scale of the nation-state? How does it act upon the latter-and how is it in turn acted upon as a competing as well as a complementary regime of regulation?” Dimock recognizes that the transnational is in a dialogic relationship with the national. This view, however, seems to invite a vertical interpretation of this relationship.

Genres of the Human: on Sylvia Wynter

updated: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:13am
Department of English - King's College London
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Department of English at King’s College London is hosting a two-day conference on 7th and 8th June 2018 celebrating the work of the Honourable Sylvia Wynter OJ. The conference will include keynote presentations by Denise Ferreira da Silva (University of British Columbia) and Alexander G. Weheliye (Northwestern University), and a response by Paul Gilroy.

 

LAST REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue September 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:36pm
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.