“Literature and Post-Political Theory”
MLA 2020 Panel
This MLA panel seeks papers that reflect on the analytical bridges that might exist between post-political theory and literary studies. The main question the panel aims to answer is the following: Decades after everything was declared to be political, what are the affordances, triumphs, and pitfalls of a post-political theory of literature?
Late Romanticism, Past and Present
University of Leuven, 12–14 December 2019
- Angela Esterhammer (University of Toronto)
- Tim Fulford (De Montfort University)
- Sara Guyer (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
“The Work of Community Colleges”
11-12 OctoberTruckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV
Plenary Speaker: Dan Melzer, Associate Professor, University of California, Davis
In his memoir, Bootstraps, Victor Villanueva shrewdly points out that “The community college is torn between vocational training and preparing the unprepared for traditional university work. And it seems unable to resolve the conflict.” This view of community colleges hasn’t changed much since Villanueva’s book was published in the early 1990s.
Call for Papers for a proposed guaranteed session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This roundtable panel is sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum.
Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This collaborative panel is jointly sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum and the Screen Arts and Culture Forum.
Comics and graphic narratives have long explored the nonhuman as allegorical representatives of the human experience. This panel examines the difference medium makes in adapting comics and graphic narratives for the screen, and how transmedia narratives of the nonhuman represent/challenge our understanding of humanity, for example:
Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This panel is sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum.
*Submit your Review* We always welcome reviews on recent releases in Gender Studies! Submitted reviews should conform to current MLA Style (8th edition), have numbered paragraphs, and should be between 750 and 1,000 words in length. Please note that the reviewed releases ought to be no older than 24 months. In most cases, we are able to secure a review copy for contributors. Gender Forum's ongoing review section also invites critical reviews (750-1000 words) of films (from narrative feature to short films to documentaries), TV and web series, music videos, or any kind of (audio-)visual media with a strong relation to gender, feminist, and queer issues. Please not that your review should work as a critical inquiry and analysis.
11-12 October 2019
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Alyn Euritt (Leipzig)
Patrick Gill (Mainz)
12 July 2019
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Winfried Eckel (Mainz)
Jakub Lipski (Bydgoszcz)
Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)
This MLA 2020 panel explores the origins of “World Literature” in colonial history, and develops new, decolonizing critical methodologies for a worlded literary studies. Papers welcome on any author, genre, period, field, region, tradition, etc. Please send a 200 word abstract and CV to Karim Mattar (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ahmed Idrissi Alami (email@example.com).
This MLA 2020 panel reconsiders representations of the human / inhuman / posthuman in relation to the Arab Spring and its aftermath. Papers welcome on Arab literary and cultural responses to defeat. Please send a 200 word abstract and CV to Ala A. Alryyes (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rasha Chatta (email@example.com).
The 7th Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writing (June 17–19, 2019) will bring together teacher-scholars working in Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
Proposals addressing any topic in critical thinking and/or writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines are welcome. To learn more about the conference and to submit a proposal, please visit the conference website: https://www.quctl.com/conference-call
This panel seeks grad-students’ contributions on the post-anthropocentric cohabitation between human/subjects and non-human/objects in nature as made visible in most media. Send abstracts (250 words) on the renewed relation between nature and human to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Victorians Institute is pleased to announce the theme and location of our 2019 conference.
Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies will take place Oct 31-Nov 2 in Charleston, SC.
Our conference site affords an opportunity to think about transatlantic connections in the 19th century, when Charleston was a prominent intersection on a web that connected Britain, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.