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NEMLA 2019-- Orientalism and Representation: From Edward Said to Rey Chow

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:18am
William Bowden & Sue Kim/ University of Rhode Island
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

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.

Melville and the (non)Origins of Capital--International Melville Society Conference, 2019

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:02pm
The Melville Society--NYC, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

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.

IDEA 2019 Gaziantep The 13th International Conference on Literature, Language and Cultural Studies

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:49pm
Gaziantep University, Department of English Language & Literature & The English Language & Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

           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

                                                                               

                              Literature

Call for Papers: Scottish Literature and World Literature at CEA 2019

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:30am
Corey E. Andrews, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

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

Race and the Psychoanalytic Clinic (ACLA 2019)

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Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:06pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

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.

(Neo-)Victorian 'Orientations' in the Twenty-First Century

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Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:10pm
Rosario Arias / University of Málaga (Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

(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

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Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:53pm
Tilo Reifenstein / Association for Art History
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 5, 2018

'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

25th Annual Critical Geography Conference

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Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:12am
David J. Organ
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 17, 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

 

Doing Undoing: Cross-Disciplinary (and Non-Disciplinary) Approaches to Scholarship

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Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:09am
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 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.

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