This panel consists of conversations relating to Edward Said's critical treatise Orientalism (1978). We will embark on dialogic evaluations of Said's work through a discussion of the representation of the so-called "Orient" in contemporary literature, social media, and pop culture. There are several examples of texts or narratives exploiting individuals because of their ethnicity, and we have discovered several texts by immigrants or the children of immigrants who have succumb to utilizing stereotypes of their own culture for commercial purposes and appropriating their own culture for the sake of attention and wealth.
What is perhaps most striking regarding Melville’s relation to the idea of the origin is the repeated lack of anything like a definitive starting point throughout much of his work. From the apparition of Bartleby’s “pallidly neat” appearance at the threshold of the lawyer’s office on Wall Street, to the stranger who steps aboard the Fidèle at the beginning of The Confidence-Man, Melville’s work is filled with beginnings without origins. Not only is the origin in question for Melville, but further, any singular concrete point in general: the “ocean that rolled on as it rolled five thousand years ago” at the conclusion of Moby-Dick is a much an ending as it is a beginning.
13th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English April 24-26, 2019
The Conference will be jointly hosted by Gaziantep University, Department of English Language & Literature & The English Language & Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA)
The Conference will address topics from the fields of
Call for Papers, Scottish Literature and World Literature at CEA 2019
March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana
Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Scottish Literature and World Literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
Psychoanalytic theory continues to be a powerfully productive discourse for queer theory, critical race theory, Asian-American studies, and Black studies. Queer theorists, for example, have located in Sigmund Freud’s “Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality” the “polymorphous perversity” that constitutes all human sexuality. Yet, while queer theory and psychoanalysis has had a lot to say about subject formation, the death drive, and anti-social forms of belonging, they have had very little to say on the conditions which allow access to such conceptual models.
CFP: Forms of Migration: An International Conference on Transnational Literature & Innovative Aesthetics
May 2—4, 2019: University of Graz (Graz, Austria)
(NEO-)VICTORIAN ‘ORIENTATIONS’ IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
University of Málaga (Spain)
May 15-17, 2019
Under the auspices of the Research Project “Orientation: Towards a Dynamic Understanding of Contemporary Fiction and Culture (1990s-2000s)” (ref. FFI2017-86417-P), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, this conference addresses past, present and future orientations of (neo-)Victorian literature and culture.
'Fiction with footnotes': Writing art history as literary practice
Brighton, April 4 - 6, 2019
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
Session at the Association for Art History Annual Conference, University of Brighton, April 4 - 6, 2019
CfP Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
Call for Papers and Sessions
25th Annual Critical Geography Conference: A Quarter Century of Critical Geography
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, October 19-20, 2018
Since the 1970s, scholars and scholarship have pushed to undo different systems of power, for instance: Foucault mapped out the history of state control over bodies; Derrida revealed oppressive systems behind accepted logics; Lugones explained the logics of purity and impurity, showing us that fragmentation is actually a part of the logic of purity and so used to oppress; Crenshaw allowed us to see this logic of fragmentation in the legal system and how this system excludes black women.