The field of Contemporary Women’s Writing focuses on women’s writing from 1970-present and is suggestive of continuity, while also indicating a distinction from the female authored works which came before.
An international journal devoted to the study
of German culture and literature
Hosted by Università degli Studi di Milano under OJS
Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
Special volume 2018
Volume Editors: Marco Castellari and Elena Polledri
Call for Papers on
“Friedrich Hölderlin and translation”
“Hölderlins Übersetzungen / Hölderlin-Übersetzungen”
Short form CFP:
This panel examines links between literary and ecological form across the Atlantic in the long eighteenth century. Formal experimentation is often taken as analogue for political critique, but in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, these critiques tend to be sited within specific locales. What literary shifts are enabled or enforced by divergent ecological sites? What new perspectives on formal innovation become available when we view the plantation through the lens of the garden, and vice versa?
SHORT FORM CFP:
This panel examines the relationship between the contemporary poetry community’s call for “poetry of resistance” and the particular locations or spaces that such poems represent. Papers may examine how particular locations or spaces define the language of resistance or how poetic resistance defines particular locations or spaces. How is resistance defined locally, globally, geographically, environmentally, or personally in poetry? And how does poetry define the relationship between resistance and location?
Send 250-300 word abstracts to Kirsten Ortega at email@example.com by September 30, 2017.
This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?
Theoretical Approaches to Andrew Marvell
Marvell Studies seeks articles using and/or arguing for fresh theoretical approaches to the study of Andrew Marvell. Possible approaches might include—but need not be limited to—eco-criticism, queer theory, disability studies, political theory, and the ways in which these approaches alter our understanding of politics, futurity, nature, and life in Marvell’s poetry and prose.
500-word abstracts are due by September 15, 2017. Manuscripts will be due April 15, 2018. Article length is flexible.
CFP: NEMLA 2018 Poetry, Assemblage, and Spaces of Appearance
April 12-15, 2018
Memory and Lineage in Medieval Romance
The 25th Leeds International Medieval Congress has a special thematic strand of ‘memory’. Medieval romance lends itself to thinking about memory, in many ways, and not least because of its preoccupation with lineage. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of memory and/or lineage in medieval romance.
The brief is deliberately broad, so please feel free to interpret according to your interest. Some thematic and theoretical approaches to consider may be:
•inheritance / heritage / legacy
•remembering and recognition
•family histories and family politics
The Poetics of Faith: Exploring Belief in Modern and Contemporary Poetry
12-14 January 2018, University of York
«Ticontre» deals with literary critics and textual analysis, history of literature, theory of literature, comparative literature, translation studies. Each article is submitted to a double-blind scholarly peer reviw. Since its foundation in 2014, «Ticontre» published seven issues with no delay, adding up to 102 articles. The PDF versions of the articles have been downloaded over 65.000 times in a little more than three years. Thirty per cent of them are written in a language other than Italian. Authors belong to more than 50 universities, half of which are abroad.