This panel seeks papers that explore the representation and function of sensory experience in the nineteenth century, with an emphasis on strange, unstable or unreliable sensory episodes and their larger literary and cultural significance. Rather than subordinating body to mind, how do nineteenth-century texts reveal an emergent cultural interest in the material body and its physiological particularities? We are especially interested in papers that investigate the role of sensory representations across disciplines and explore bodily matters at the intersection of nineteenth-century literature, science, philosophy or visual art.
During the turn of the 20th century, in 1910, a mass destruction of stray dogs took place in Istanbul. Tens of thousands of dogs were put on boats and left on the uninhabited island of Sivriada, one of the Princes Islands on the Marmara Sea. The dogs have died slow and painful deaths; they starved so much so that they started eating each other and their cries were audible from the shores of Istanbul. Fast-forward 100 years, in October of 2013, locals of the Northern part of Istanbul were shocked to find wild hogs swimming in the Bosphorus. Not only were they unaware that these hogs existed, they also could not understand why they would swim in choppy streams of the Bosphorus.
Ethics and Aesthetics in the Anthropocene: Writing the Environment
ACCUTE Conference Panel, Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences
27-30 May 2017, Ryerson University, Toronto Ontario
REMINDER: ACLA 2017: Sites of Memory: Graveyards, Monuments, Ruins deadline for submissions: September 23, 2016 full name / name of organization: American Comparative Literature Association contact email: email@example.com
Annual ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference
Date: Utrecht, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017
Call for contributions to the seminar:
Sites of Memory: Graveyards, Monuments, Ruins
Narrative has always had the power to help people feel and, one hopes, ultimately understand important personal and historic events. Representations of war in literature and film are important tools in understanding and creating a social memory of it. This roundtable welcomes papers that explore American literature and film that grapple with the war on terror. Please send 250-word abstracts to the NeMLA CFP website.
Call for papers
International on-line scientific peer reviewed journal MDCCC 1800
Deadline for abstracts: 12 October 2016.
Deadline for submission of papers: 30 December 2016.
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Call for papers
The call for papers for the 6th issue of the MDCCC1800 journal is now open.
Queer Affective Literacy:
Fostering Critical Emotional Sensibilities in the Classroom
Editors: Justin P. Jiménez, University of Minnesota
Nicholas-Brie Guarriello, University of Minnesota
The Journal of Alterity Studies and World Literature (an Australian peer-reviewed online journal) invites articles for its inaugural issue. The journal focuses on issues of identity and otherness in literature, art, film, television, theatre and philosophy. We welcome articles from world literature, postcolonial, queer and feminist subjects and their intersections which provide a way to interpret literary and cultural productions.
Send articles to firstname.lastname@example.org Please mention in the email's subject line whether it is an article or a review.
Word Limit: Articles range from 5000–10000 words.
Reviews 1000–4000 words.
In the United States, an unprecedented presidential election season is drawing to a close. For good or for ill, it has seen the arrival or return of beliefs which the neoliberal consensus had long ago dismissed as irrelevant: ideologies ranging from a vibrant socialism on the left to a frightening chauvinism on the right, and with an anti-corporate populism seemingly everywhere. To take stock of the rise of these “political heresies,” the editors of exCommunicated are looking for articles and essays that deal with the relationship of the political to the heretical, whether in the context of the current U.S. election or more broadly.
Pendant les dix années qui séparent les émeutes de 2005 des attentats de 2015, une production culturelle (littéraire, cinématographique, artistique et musicale) a vu le jour en France. La jeunesse issue de l’immigration post-coloniale investit l’espace de débat public pour dire la société française, ou plus exactement une composante sociale relevant de l’espace urbain de banlieue : cette littérature lève le voile sur la ghettoïsation géographique, physique, mentale, et psychique de certaines banlieues, ainsi que sur les injustices polymorphes qui font d’elles des lieux de relégation « à perpétuité ». Elle questionne les droits réservés à ses habitants, citoyens de la France mais se trouvant pourtant en situation d’exclusion.