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The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:47am
Michael Bryson, California State University Northridge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature

Edited by Michael Bryson

 

Reasons for Writing/Overview of Argument

In the wake of his recent book The Humanist (Re)Turn (Routledge 2019), Michael Bryson (see editor’s note at the end) is putting together an edited collection (now under contract at Routledge) re-assessing and re-asserting the value of Humanism in a posthumanist critical environment. The Routledge Companion to Humanism and Literature will include contributions from around the world while aiming at reformulated working definitions of Humanism as a response to an increasingly troubled age.

SCANDAL IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:47am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, SAMLA 92
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Autobiographies establish the author’s own individual voice and the ability of that voice to display a social scandal or provoke a scandal. In so doing, authors aim to understand the social space around them, and in particular, their personal experience to provoke others within their narrative from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

Fashion, Dress and Style as Provocation

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:46am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Special Session Panel for the Virtual SAMLA 92 Conference - Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts

November 13-15, 2020 – ONLINE

Panel Title - Fashion, Dress and Style as Provocation

Co- Chairs: 

Dr. Loretta Clayton, Middle Georgia State University

Dr. Marylaura Papalas, East Carolina University

S-E-X (A Collective Documentary Drama)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 2:40pm
Catalina Florescu Pace U
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

This is a call for proposals for people who want to talk about sex from their own perspective. Once the deadline ends (12/31/20), I will select 6-7 proposals and, along with their authors, continue to develop a play about sex that will have a staged reading in New York as well as be used as script where I teach. Furthermore, this play will be offered to drama therapists and/or sex educators to be workshopped with their clients and/or students. 

The play will be developed based on a series of questions that I will share with those selected at a later date. I am ONLY interested in personal accounts that help advance a mature and uninhibited talk about sex

Ways of Reading: The Politics of Method (NeMLA 2021 roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 6:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The problem of method in literary scholarship continues, with the contemporary wave of “ways of reading” reanimating it through proposals of postcritique, surface reading, reparative reading, descriptive reading, distant reading, denotative reading, and so on. Many of these new approaches do their own critical work of locating and addressing the ideological implications of more traditional scholarly practices (as when Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick posits reparative reading against a tradition of paranoid reading, or when Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus advocate for surface reading against symptomatic reading). At the same time, many of these new approaches to methodology have also been brought to task for not being politically self-reflective enough.

Egan, After Postmodernism (NeMLA 2021 panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 6:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel will consider Jennifer Egan’s work in light of the post-90s literary and cultural movements emerging after postmodernism. While these contemporary trends have different names and aims (post-postmodernism, metamodernism, new sincerity, post-irony, digimodernism, performatism, the neoliberal novel, and many more), they all attempt to critique and move beyond postmodernism in some concentrated way. We invite papers that locate and complicate Egan’s work in relation to these contemporary movements.

Next year's NeMLA conference will take place in Philadelphia from March 11-14, 2021. Jennifer Egan will be the convention's keynote speaker.

20 Years Later: Looking Back at 9/11

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:57am
Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 11, 2020

CFP 20 Years Later: Looking Back at 9/11

International Conference October, 7-8, 2021

University of Toulouse - Jean Jaurès, France

 

SERIES ON POPULAR DIRECTORS

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:56am
Dr. Antonio Sanna, Prof. Adam Barkman
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Critical Companions to Popular Directors SERIES

 

 

Migration, Humanities, and the Crisis of the Contemporary

updated: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 4:02am
NeMLA 2021 Seminar Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This collaborative, seminar-style panel invites an exploration of aesthetic interventions that respond to urgent concerns of contemporary migration. By analyzing the ways in which literature and the visual, performing, and conceptual arts engage with these issues, the panel interrogates how the humanities respond to the lexical and affective demands posed by the contemporary moment. How have our vocabularies as humanists been altered by discourses around migratory movements? In what ways can humanistic thought reframe ideas of rights, citizenship, sovereignty, and borders in light of present-day crises?

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