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Decay Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:24pm
American Comparative Literature Association (March 19-22, 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

"Decay Theory" Scholars have recently turned to processes of decay as a way to theorize what has been excluded or marginalized in totalizing formulations of capital, the Anthropocene, and the global. From within these fissures, explorations of decay emerge to challenge hegemonic political orders, tropes of human’s ecological dominance, and ontological or aesthetic stasis. This seminar will bring together these emergent disciplinary perspectives to begin theorizing how decay might reshape our scholarly methods and archives. Decay, we contend, is especially useful to think with because it spans the symbolic (e.g. Francis Fukuyama, Political Order and Political Decay) and the material (e.g.

Edited Volume CFP: Reading Lovecraft in the 21st Century

updated: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:51pm
Edited Volume_Not Dead, But Dreaming: Reading Lovecraft in the 21st Century
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Edited Volume CFP

 

Not Dead, But Dreaming: Reading Lovecraft in the 21st Century

 

[ACLA 2020] Ordinary Language Philosophy and Literary Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:28pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Call for Abstracts

  ACLA 2020 (American Comparative Literature Association)Conference Dates: March 19-22, 2020, ChicagoAbstract Submission Deadline: Sept. 23, 2019 (9 a.m. EST)  Ordinary Language Philosophy and Literary Studies  

The Lyric Self and Courtly Traditions

updated: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:30pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A new preference for the production and consumption of lyric forms of poetry, over that of more narrative options like the epic, often coincided with a governing body’s establishment of courtly norms and practices. This trend is consistent across a multitude of seemingly disparate cultures. The popularity and refinement of the ghazal during the Ghaznavid dynasty and the sonnet at the Elizabethan court are just two examples of similar formal developments arising within different cultural contexts. Shorter lyrics were often formally rigorous, but also highly customizable, and many of these forms also called for a new emphasis on the construction and expression of self.

CfP for the Panel: European Identity: From Culture to Politics, Ghent, Belgium, 25 – 26 October 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:23pm
Dorian Isone / Euroacademia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Call for Papers for the Panel

European Identity: From Culture to Politics

 

As part of the 8th Euroacademia International Conference

‘The European Union and the Politicization of Europe’

Ghent, Belgium, 25 - 26 October 2019

 

Deadline: 25th of September 2019

 

Panel Description:

 

New Voices 2020: (Un)Rest: Movement, Displacement, Disorder

updated: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 2:33pm
Nicole K. Turner / Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Georgia State University’s 2020 New Voices Conference: February 7-8th, 2020 in Atlanta GA. 

Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2019z 

 

Artistic products are cultural artifacts; language and symbols exist as methods of representing new feelings, ideas, and experiences. In turbulent and profound moments of history and personal experience, art and literature attempt to capture and retell the experiences of restlessness, feelings of movement, and reactions to disorder. The 2020 New Voices Graduate Conference invites submissions that consider concepts of (un)rest.

Postsecularism in High and Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:11am
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

American Comparative Literature Association 

Chicago, March 19-22, 2020

JOSF Special Issue on Environmental Studies

updated: 
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 3:25am
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on environmental studies and science fiction to be released in the summer of 2020. 

Ab initio: On Openings, Incipits, & First Lines

updated: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:26pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Ab initio.
On Openings, Incipits, & First Lines

ACLA Seminar, March 19-22, 2020, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Chicago

Organized by Kristina Mendicino and Dominik Zechner

Every phrase and every sentence is an end and a beginning,
Every poem an epitaph.
T.S. Eliot

Complicity [ACLA 2020]

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:34pm
Anirban Gupta-Nigam | UC Humanities Research Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

---Submissions are now open---

Rolling Thunder Revue

updated: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:40pm
Comparative Drama Conference (April 2-4, 2020, in Orlando)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

In summer of 2019 Netflix released the highly anticipated Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese. Scorsese takes footage shot before and during Dylan’s legendary concert tour, combines it with later interviews of principal figures (real and fake) involved with the 1975 shows, and adds in his own cinematic sleight-of-hand, producing a film which attempts to recapture the carnivalesque spirit of Dylan’s travelling revue.

I seek papers for a panel examining the dramatic dimensions of the Rolling Thunder Revue. Subjects might include, but are not limited to, the following:

Agamben and Literature (ACLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:44pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Giorgio Agamben is one of the most compelling contemporary theorists of literature. Yet despite ever intensifying interest in Agamben’s work, his studies of literature and poetics remain a less explored dimension of his corpus. This seminar seeks spirited contributions that engage with Agamben’s reflections on literary texts, as well as those mobilising the concepts and interests of his aesthetics into new readings. Papers addressing the connections between literature and other aspects of Agamben’s thought (such as sovereignty and biopolitics) are welcome, as are explorations of his writing’s intellectual and historical contexts – including its affinities with the work of thinkers such as Benjamin, Blanchot, Foucault, Derrida, de Man and Hamacher.

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