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(CFP: PAMLA 2017) Images of Crisis

updated: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 8:21am
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Session Title - Images of Crisis: Poetic Ways of Seeing Disasters

This session seeks papers on representations of "crisis" in literature, broadly defined. A non-exhaustive list of the questions raised by this panel may include: what happens when images of crises, disasters, or ruins are mediated through literature? How do images connect to understanding and knowledge? How does ekphrasis limit or enhance the possibilities of empathy? What are the obligations of our conscience as readers? What are the ethics of writing or reading about cruelties and atrocities? Areas of inquiry encompass, but are not limited to, the following:

Haunt Journal of Art Vol. 4

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:37pm
Haunt Journal of Art | UC Irvine Dept. of Art
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Haunt Journal of Art is a vessel for critical interrogations of writing as both a tool for artistic expression and a means for analyzing creative practices. Ours is a commitment to providing a platform for new textual forms and strategies wherein the production of writing and art may serve one another.

Peter Manson Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 5:51am
University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

PETER MANSON SYMPOSIUM

The University of Glasgow, 27th-28th October 2017

 

101 Years of Ostranenie, Slavic Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
University of Genoa, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Following the lead of the 2016 Slavic Studies Conference held in Padua and Venice, we propose to further the discussion of Slavic Studies among young scholars by hosting a new meeting at the University of Genoa. This second edition of the conference, directed at doctoral students and recent PhDs (whose degrees have been completed within the last 4 years), will be devoted to the topic of ostranenie.

The Voyeur in (and of) Fiction

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Voyeurism functions in fiction in many ways: as state surveillance, as individual stalking, and even, arguably, in the acts of reading and writing. This panel will consider voyeurism through voyeur-tinged original fiction and critical papers both on voyeuristic works of fiction and on the voyeurism of the reader/writer/character relationship.

DEADLINE APPROACHING—CFP for Panel at SAMLA—The Avant-Garde and Modern Visual Culture: At the Crossroads of High and Low Art

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

This panel examines the imbrication of the avant-garde with mass-produced art in order to discern the relationships between the proliferation of images and capitalism in the advent of modern visual culture. Imitating the shock value of advertising, the avant-gardists appeal to the eye of the viewer to gain visibility in the domains of art and draw the consumer’s attention to its product, thereby revealing the profit-oriented motives of marketplace exchanges. Immaterialities such as images are thus transformed into commodities that blend high and low aesthetic genres that participate in the consumer society.

10 DAYS TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT—CFP for ALA panel—Sense of Place in American Modernist Poetry and Visual Art

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
American Literature Association—"Regionalism and Place in American Literature"
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.

Literary and Dramatic Representations of Coercion and Consent

updated: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:27pm
Kirsten Mendoza/RSA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

 This panel proposes that early modern transformations in rape law placed pressure on issues concerning female self-possession, sexual knowledge, pleasure, and consent and that these tensions were critiqued and, at times, exploited by playwrights and authors of the period. In what ways do sixteenth and seventeenth century poetry, drama, and literature explore the injustices and ambiguities arising from the elision of resistance, coercion, and consent in sexual encounters?

Weighing the Anthropocene

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 1:10pm
ASLE at the 2017 Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference 9-12 November 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 12, 2017

This ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) panel at the 31st annual meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts in Tempe, AZ 9-12 November, invites 15-minute papers that address the conference theme in terms of the Anthropocene. What might be lost and/or what might be gained with this new measure of geological time, and what it might mean to weigh and measure -- to demarcate meaning or value -- in an age at once characterized by a new awareness of vertiginous scale and complex interconnection, and by the seeming collapse of agency itself into a singularity, an idea of "Man"?

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