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BODIES ON THE MARGINS: WOMEN WRITERS/ARTISTS AND THE BODY AS RESISTANCE

updated: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 3:12pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

 

SOUTH ATLANTIC MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION

November 2-4, 2018

Birmingham, Alabama

 

This panel invites submissions that think about the way women writers and artists nationally and globally have confronted the political and legal regulation of women’s bodies, and the way the body itself can subsequently become an important site of socio-political resistance. Paper proposals may consider (but are not limited to) regulatory measures in the areas of reproduction, sexual expression, beauty culture, body modification/transformation, and miscegenation/relational body politics.

Proposals focusing on transnational, multiethnic, and multicultural women writers and artists are especially welcome.

War / After War: Memory, Fear, Indifference

updated: 
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 9:06am
Rutgers Nineteenth-Century Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Nineteenth-Century Workshop 2018

 

War / After War: Memory, Fear, Indifference

 

Rutgers University; New Brunswick, NJ

October 4-5

 

War as memory.  The fear of war.  War as experience.  How does culture mark its relationship to organized violent conflict?  

 

In 2018, Rutgers’ Nineteenth Century Workshop will address the long-lasting effects of war on nineteenth-century literature and culture.  It is a topic we take to be both urgent and of particular scholarly interest to students of the era.

 

Levinas, Displacement & Repair - North American Levinas Society

updated: 
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 9:05am
North American Levinas Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 11, 2018

Emmanuel Levinas writes extensively about the temptations of knowledge and the seductions of intelligibility and intentional consciousness as they enable a fascination for ontology, power, and war. For nearly 13 years, the North American Levinas Society has worked to preserve and focus this critique through social apertures that privilege questions of historical violence, transgenerational suffering, memory and repair.

SAMLA 90 General Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 2:39pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 6, 2018

SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
November 2–4, 2018 ◆ Sheraton Birmingham ◆ Birmingham, Alabama

Bodies of Power / Theory in the Flesh - A Graduate Student Confernce

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 4:42pm
Women's and Gender Studies - Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bodies of Power / Theory in the Flesh

Graduate Student Conference
Women’s and Gender Studies
Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Alexander Library
5 October 2018

Confirmed Speakers:
C. Riley Snorton, Cornell University
Nicole Fleetwood, Rutgers University
Kyla Schuller, Rutgers University

Dissensus in the Postcolonial Anglophone World: History, Politics, and Aesthetics

updated: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 3:53am
Université de Lille, France
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018

 

The first international conference under the aegis of the French Society for Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies (the SEPC), and supported by the Institut Universitaire de France and the laboratory CECILLE (EA 4074), will take place at the Université de Lille SHS on January 31st and February 1st 2019.

 Keynote speaker: Dr Meg Samuelson, University of Adelaide, Australia

15th International Connotations Symposium: Understanding (through) Annotations

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:24am
Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Explanatory annotations have always had a somewhat precarious and even paradoxical status: with a few exceptions, they have been considered “below” the concern of the theorist and literary critic, while in some sense they have also been considered “above” the sphere of the textual editor, who has eyed their flights of interpretive fancy with distrust. They have been suspected of manipulating the reader in a clandestine fashion while at the same time they have been regarded as a necessity, for they are an essential means of keeping alive many texts of world literature, from Homer to the Modernists, by making them comprehensible and meaningful to readers.