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ACLA 2017: "Feeling Collective"

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:22pm
American Comparative Literature Association 2017, Utrecht
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

This panel hopes to investigate affect as that which disturbs the binary logic structuring contemporary discourses on collectivity. What happens when, rather than thinking of affect’s circulation as “mediating” between subjectivity and collectivity, we allow affect to unsettle this dyad? What does it mean for affect to render undecidable the relation between individual and collective, or to orient us towards a relation possessed of no advance guarantees? How does negative affect—for example, Sedgwick’s notion that shame throws the question of identity into relief—augment normative notions of self-possession towards new understandings of relationality?

“Imagined Forms: Modeling and Material Culture” November, 2017

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 11:13am
Center for Material Culture Studies, University of Delaware, and the Hagley Museum and Library, Delaware
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

“Imagined Forms: Modeling and Material Culture” November 17-18, 2017

A symposium hosted by the Center for Material Culture Studies, University of Delaware, and the Hagley Museum and Library, Delaware

Keynote Speakers:
Johanna Drucker, UCLA
Peter Galison, Harvard University

2017 International Conference on Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 12:39pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Narrative 2017 | Lexington, Kentucky | March 23-26

www.narrative2017.com

The 2017 International Conference on Narrative will be sponsored by the University of Kentucky and held at the Downtown Hilton in Lexington, Kentucky, March 23-26. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium. Deadline for receipt of proposals: October 15, 2016.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Judith Butler - University of California, Berkeley

Kenneth Warren - University of Chicago

Linda Williams - University of California, Berkeley

INDIVIDUAL PAPERS

Claiming the Human, Critiquing the Human

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:40pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

In the conclusion of The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon points to the limits of the European humanist subject (“Man”) and the ways in which its definition has involved violent actions and exclusions. He calls for a non-Eurocentric project to invent a “new man” that requires an expansion and reconsideration of humanity. This task of imagining and bringing into being a new human seems to involve a delicate double bind: humanity must be claimed in the name of those excluded from its purview; the claim to be human, however, may unwittingly reinforce the transparency and self-evidence of the very category that needs to be interrogated, thus further marginalizing alternative versions of humanity.

On-going CFP, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 3:47pm
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is

- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

Comparative Afrofuturisms

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:42pm
Wendy W. Walters/ ACLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

ACLA, Utrecht July 2017 

Comparative Afrofuturisms

 “Whenever we try to envision a world without war, without violence, without prisons, without capitalism, we are engaging in speculative fiction.” – Walidah Imarisha

Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:44pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature 

Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature" at

The 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

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