This roundtable endeavors to assess the influence of Donald Trump’s 2016 election on literature in the US and around the world. Three avenues of inquiry will be featured. First, do the results of the 2016 election in the US clearly influence literature in the US or worldwide? If so, what are the main traits of this influence? Second, are there commonalities between writing in the US and writing elsewhere following the election? Finally, focusing on non-US writing, are there perspectives or themes that are not at all present in US writing? Is there a global voice after Trump’s election that does not exist in the United States?
The panel will explore three questions: Is it possible to establish a precise relationship between Jacques Lacan and post-modernist literature in general? Can one isolate specific important themes in post-modernist literature and establish connections between these themes and Lacan? Focusing on the Oedipus conflict as it developed in Lacan, can one establish relationships between Lacan and post-modernist writers?
This panel has two underlying goals.
This roundtable will exchange perceptions and experiences on the state of comparative literature both in the US and worldwide today. Our session will explore the following questions:
· What are the methods of analysis that are specific to comparative literature?
· What are the concrete experiences of “comparistes” in their teaching and research today?
· How can teachers of comparative literature promote their area of interest in academia and the community?
· What contributions can teachers and researchers in comparative literature make to creative curriculum develop today?
This roundtable explores three questions concerning the teaching of disability literature: Is there an ideal curriculum or canon of readings concerned disabled people? Are there cultural differences from country/region to country/region in either the representation or teaching of disability literature? Do experienced teachers of disability literature have lessons learned to share with their NeMLA colleagues?
As a comparative literature roundtable, we want to be as inconclusive as possible, looking at English and non-English authors, curricula, and approaches. The language of instruction in this roundtable but the chair will co-ordinate hands-outs and translations.
Soldier, psychoanalyst, political activist, and post-colonial theorist—in his intense and brief life, Frantz Fanon wore many masks. And his influence has been as variegated as well; the list of those who fell under his sway include, to name just a few, Sartre and De Beauvoir, Homi Bahba, film director Gillo Pontecorvo, and the Black Panthers. This panel invites papers that explore and meditate upon how Fanon’s vibrant life and enduring writings influenced and continue to operate upon our present cultural and political moment.
This panel focuses on the enduring influence of Frantz Fanon by looking at specific works, ideas, and connections between Fanon and events, especially those of national liberation between his lifetime and the present time.
This panel explores the representation of the Great War from roughly late 2017 through roughly 1925 in order to examine perspectives on the final years of the war and the onset of peace.
The guiding themes in this panel will be as follows:
· The examination of the effects and results of the year as the war is concluding
· Exploring the aftermath of the war to gauge its meaning and consequences
· Comparing representations of the Great War from country to country and language to language to measure its impact on life in Europe and the rest of the world
· Comparing the final years of the war in film and literature
· Examining the effects of the war on geographical areas.
Call for Papers
English Language Notes
Issue 57.1 (April 2019)
Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2018 NeMLA convention in Pittsburgh, PA on April 12-15, 2018: Identities under Siege: The Other in Fascist Discourses
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
Ramakrishna Mission Residential College (Autonomous), Narendrapur
Inter-University Students’ and Researchers’ Conference 2017
November 10-11, 2017
Limits of Laughter in Cultural Discourse and Practice
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2018 Annual Meeting
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
March 29th-April 1st, 2018