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“I’d Rather Be A Cyborg”: Posthuman and Feminist Approaches to Literary Conceptions of Bodies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:56am
NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA 

Washington D.C.

March 19-23

From Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg” to Rosie Bradiotti’s “Vitruvian woman,” posthuman studies and feminist studies have both used images of the female body as tangible metaphors in order to disrupt and critique boundaries and binaries. This roundtable will explore 20th and 21st century literature that illuminates the entanglement and correspondence between posthuman and feminist discourses, specifically in the notion of the female or post-gender body.

Papers for this roundtable are invited to reflect the following questions through literary readings:

'Everything is Permitted': Secularity, Values, and Suffering in Modern Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:29am
NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dostoevsky’s character Ivan Karamozov declares, “Without God, everything is permitted.” This notion is philosophically provocative and existentially potent, particularly in the study of secular literature from the modern era. Having experienced with Hillis Miller calls “the disappearance of God” or Nietzsche’s “death of God”, secular literature shows several attempts to account for humanity’s place, meaning, and immanent values. This panel seeks to explore questions of existential crisis in the secular age that perforate throughout modern literature and theory. How does one ascribe meaning or purpose to a world of violence, trauma, and suffering? How does modern fiction tease out social problems and what insight to they provide for them?

Local and Global? Representations of Climate Change in Contemporary Anglophone Novels

updated: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:28am
Moira Marquis/ UNC Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

This panel will present at NEMLA 2019

March 21-24 in Washington DC

Climate change represents a profound conceptual problem. It is both locally and global manifested. It is both knowable by science as well as created by the technologies science has enabled. How do contemporary Anglophone novelists represent these realities? From Margaret Atwood to Nnedi Okorafor to Hanya Yanagihara many contemporary novelists see their novels as both locally specific as well as globally relevant.

Empowering the New Professorate: Pathways to Publication among Contingent Faculty

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 2:55pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Deadline: September 30
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The economic realities facing today’s undergraduate population have led to a proliferation of enrollments into PhD programs. The unfortunate reality is that the majority of these neophyte graduate students are waiting for jobs that are either no longer available or never existed in the first place. Concurrently, for right or wrong, in US colleges and universities at all levels, adjunct and contingent faculty members are no longer in the minority. These part-time and non-tenure track (NTT) instructors outnumber their tenured and tenure-track counterparts at many two-year and four-year institutions.

Memory Studies Association (MSA) Annual Conference 2019

updated: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:27am
Memory Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Founded in 2016 in Amsterdam, the Memory Studies Association (MSA) aims to provide a central forum for developing, discussing, and exchanging ideas about the theory and methodology of the broad-ranging field of memory studies.  The MSA welcomes all students, scholars, and practitioners interested in memory in both the public and private realms, no matter their home discipline, to come together to help advance the field and exchange work and ideas.

UPDATED: SAMLA 90 General Call for Papers

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:21am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 13, 2018

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

SAMLA is again pleased to offer prospective participants the opportunity to submit abstracts to a General Call for Papers. The General Call for Papers will be used to build programming from accepted abstracts that did not resonate with any of our currently published CFPs.

American Ecogothic, NeMLA

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:51am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Leslie Fiedler describes American fiction as “bewilderingly and embarrassingly, a gothic fiction… a literature of darkness and the grotesque in a land of light and affirmation” (Love and Death in the American Novel, 29). However, for settlers within the early colonies and citizens of the young republic, the wilderness of the supposed New World not only represented material promise, but also unknown danger. This panel proposes a move away from the more common “land of light and affirmation” reading of American nature towards an ecogothic approach.

Atrocity Literatures: Othering or Solidarity?

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:51am
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Papers will be presented as part of a panel at the 2019 Northeast MLA convention in Washington D.C., which will take place from March 21-24, 2019.

Proposals must be submitted by September 30, 2018. For enquiries, contact Gayatri Devi at gdevi@lockhaven.edu.

Archives, Blood, and Memory: Memoir in the Age of Digital Records and DNA

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:52am
NEMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The digital age is changing the way we access the past. Previously, writers often accepted family lore, the recollections of elders, as a way to access the past. However, in the digital age, lore may be proven false. A recent post on a Facebook Ancestry.com group reported that a common disappointment for many users is that their DNA results indicate no Native American ancestry despite family legend of a great-grandmother “Cherokee Princess.”   

Theater and drama in prison. Prison in theater and drama

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:54am
Department of History and Theory of Theatre, Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

we are pleased to invite you to the ConferenceTheater and drama in prison. Prison in theater and drama” organized by the Department of History and Theory of Theatre, Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences. 

The conference will be held in Warsaw at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences on 22-23 November 2018. We welcome abstracts by 20 September, acceptance notification will be sent by 5 October. Detailed information as well as registration form can be found below.    

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