"Beyond the Capitals of Decadence" - Seminar @ ACLA 2024
Organizers: Florian Zappe &James Dowthwaite
"Beyond the Capitals of Decadence" - Seminar @ ACLA 2024
Organizers: Florian Zappe &James Dowthwaite
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Les pratiques poétiques novatrices de langue française
au 21ème siècle
19-20 avril 2024Centre for French, Francophone and Comparative Studies (CFFCS)Birkbeck, Université de Londres, Royaume-Uni
Conférenciers invités confirmés :
Jeff Barda (Université de Manchester, Royaume Uni)
Justine Huppe (Université de Liège, Belgique)
Emma Wagstaff (Université de Birmingham, Royaume Uni)
Organizer: Esther Sánchez-Pardo
Co-Organizer: Becca Klaver
This CFP is for a proposed session for the Annual Meeting of the ACLA in Montreal, March 14-17, 2024. Please submit abstracts to Davy Knittle and Keegan Cook Finberg through the ACLA portal by September 30th. https://www.acla.org/node/42756
We are seeking paper proposals for the following conference seminar:
CFP: "Rethinking Advertisements in Cross-Genre Media"
American Comparative Literature Association
Montreal, Canada, March 14-17, 2024
The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 51st annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 22-24, 2024, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com).
Deleuze notes in Negotiations that he did not have the chance to write “the book [he’d] like to have done about literature” (143) as he had done for other artforms like cinema and painting. Following Deleuze and Guattari’s definition of great thinkers who “lay out a new plane of immanence” and “draw up a new image of thought” to “change how we think” (What Is Philosophy 51), this seminar takes up Deleuze’s desire for new images of thought focused explicitly on literature. This seminar invites participants to consider the relation between Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophy and commentary on art (e.g., painting, cinema, and literature) and a variety of literary writers to establish new ways of thinking and navigating within literature.
Call for Book Chapter Proposals
Title of the Book: From World Literature to National Literature: Re-telling and Adaptation of Myths in Turkish Literature
Editor: Dr. Volkan KILIÇ
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
I am inviting abstracts for the Northeast MLA conference to be held in Boson from March 7-10, 2024.
Paper proposals are welcome on any aspect of Hardy’s life, work, and legacy for the Twenty-Sixth International Hardy Conference and Festival in Dorchester, UK, from July 27th—August 3rd 2024.
In Literature and Evil, Bataille argues for a close connection between literature and "Evil" as a sovereign and productive value, which is defined against an oppressive use of reason that "flattens" all knowledge into a reductive uniformity. Bataille finds in Blake's A Marriage of Heaven and Hell "agitations", "poetic violence" and "lacerations" that occur in Blake’s drive towards human totality and death. At the same time, Bataille observes that this violence and Evil also "raise us to glory" in Blake's attribution to Evil of "the wisdom of Hell that heralds ... truth” --albeit a truth irreducible to representation, priority of the logos, and assimilation by reason.
Organizer: Rebecca Kosick
Co-Organizer: Nathan Taylor
Poetry has exploded off the page in recent decades, making a prominent home for itself in new semiotic and material environments. Poems circulate on subway systems, through platforms and apps, on placards at protests, in art museums, and the built environment. These poems, in turn, are composed in a variety of human and nonhuman languages, from Spanglish to mathematics, code to GPT-language models.
What is the potential, liberatory or otherwise, of excess as a figure, motif, scene, or problem? Blake’s “road of excess” offers a counterpoint to an industrial-capitalistic ethos of productivity, frugality, and reason. Moreover, Bataille speaks of “excess” as a form of unproductive expenditure of energy under modernity. If “animatedness” (Ngai) operates as a racialized iteration of exaggerated affect, how does one read the overdetermined sentimentality of the lyric “I”? Lyric excess, then, invites an engagement with scenes of excess, or in other words exuberance, surplus, or waste, to rethink lyric poetry’s non-utilitarian possibilities in form and content.
Word and Visual Artists over eighteen and from anywhere in the world, are invited to send a proposal of visual art or poetry, to the Woman Scream (Grito de Mujer) cause, in its thirteenth anniversary and to raise awareness about women violence as part of its social mission.
The work submitted might become part of our next international anthology in tribute to women and their rights to a life free from violence. Submissions must meet the following requirements:
The keyword for the 2024 NeMLA convention is “surplus”—for critical and creative work that, in addition to the commonly associated meanings of profit and value, can be more broadly construed as excess or excessive, as surfeit, or what is leftover, or unwanted.
The editors have accepted ten chapters and would like to add 5-7 more. Possible topics might include but are not limited to:
The editors of Translation Review are inviting submissions. We are particularly interested translations of contemporary international writers into English and submissions that discuss the process and practical problems of translating.
We would also be happy to consider and interviews with translators, manuscripts that address the concept of translation in the visual and musical arts (intersemiotic or multimedia translations), as well as submissions that address issues of machine translation, AI translations, and translation in the digital age in general.
The poetic term “strophe” carries a long-standing implication of movement. It refers to the first part of an ode and is defined as a unit of movement with a song performed in Ancient Greek Tragedy by the chorus as it turned one way (strophe), then another (antistrophe) and then stood in its track (epode). In subsequent definitions, it came to be associated with the song of troubadours and became known for its flexibility in discussing poetic performance with music, dance, gesture and breath. Apart from strophe, movement is also implied in the description of other poetic terms.
2024 International Congress of Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo)
This panel invites papers considering the global reach and expanse of Petrarch and Petrarchan concepts, as reflected in: 1.) the poet’s work itself, 2.) his engagement with other literary and linguistic traditions, and 3.) intertextual responses to his work. Countering longstanding perceptions of an “insular” Petrarch who primarily gazes inward while losing sight of other perspectives and horizons, this panel considers the sociopolitical, transhistorical, comparative, intertextual, interlinguistic, and plurilinguistic frameworks that permit an understanding of a more capacious Petrarch—a Petrarch who can be understood “globally,” so to speak, in both his Latin and vernacular writings.
ACLA Annual Meeting 2024: March 14-17, Montreal, Canada
Figuring the Lyric Across Media Seminar
Co-organized with Frances Grace Fyfe, Concordia University
This MLA special session invites proposals exploring Brit Pop, 90s musical resurgence/new albums (Blur, The Cure, etc.), or any aspects of contemporary pop music related to genre, lyric poetry, and poetics in 2023 and beyond. Broader interpretations of the theme are certainly welcome.
Kindly submit your abstract (250-350 words) as well as a short bio to:
Ariana Lyriotakis, Trinity College Dublin | email@example.com
Please reach out with any further questions or clarifications that might be needed. The presidential theme for MLA 2024 (Philadelphia, PA) is Celebration: Joy and Sorrow.
Call for Book Chapters
Jayanta Mahapatra: Modern Critical Views
We invite scholars, researchers, and literary enthusiasts to contribute to the upcoming edited book Jayanta Mahapatra: Modern Critical Viewsthat aims to delve into the multifaceted dimensions of the celebrated poet, Jayanta Mahapatra. As one of India's foremost poets, Mahapatra's work has left an indelible mark on the landscape of contemporary Indian poetry. This volume intends to critically explore his poetic corpus, shedding light on its thematic richness, artistic innovations, and its relevance in the larger literary discourse.
The Woman Scream (Grito de Mujer) cause opens call for participation. Poets and Visual Artists from anywhere in the world, are invited to send a proposal to raise awareness about women violence as part of our social mission.
The work submitted might become part of our next international anthology in tribute to women and their rights to a life free from violence.
Check the menu “join the cause” of our page www.womanscreamfestival.com for further details and submission’s form.
In studies of medievalism, there is a flourishing bibliography analysing the work of artists and scholars of marginalised genders, races, and sexualities, including studies by Candace Barrington, Helen Brookman, Jane Chance, Joshua Davies, Caroline Dinshaw, Denis Ferhatović, Katie Garner, Jonathan Hsy, Clare Lees, Bob Mills, Gillian Overing, Elan J. Pavlinich, Mary Rambaran Olm, Matthew X. Vernon, and Bethany Whalley.
The line, encased by parentheses in the 1892 version of Leaves of Grass, famously runs: “(I am large, I contain multitudes.)” Extending and containing the self conceptually and syntactically, Whitman proclaims his potential for contradiction as well as the creation of a protean lyric psyche.
“To the uncultivated eye a forest appears simply as uncultivated land—an expanse of woodland and heath which has been left ‘wild’ ... But a forest has its own complex economy.” —E.P. Thompson, Whigs and Hunters
This is a call for paper for the NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) 2024 panel on spoken word poetry. The convention will take place in Boston from 7th to 10th March 2024. The panel invite papers that address the rich form of spoken word poetry in any of its manifestations within the UK and US scenes.
Please consider submitting an abstract for the NeMLA session "Romantic Religions: Re-evaluating Secularism in the Romantic Era" (55th Annual NeMLA Convention March 7th in Boston, MA). The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2023. You can submit an abstract for this session here: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20719
Session Abstract: How does our understanding of religion in the Romantic era shape our interpretation and evaluation of Romantic thought and literature? How might we reconsider Romantic literature within the contexts of religious surplus in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries?
Call for Papers: Panel, "Naturalizing the Normative in the Eighteenth Century," ASECS 54th Annual Meeting (Toronto, April 4-6)
Deadline: September 15th, 2023