The 50th NeMLA Annual Convention
March 21-24, 2019 - Washington, DC
The 50th NeMLA Annual Convention
The classical-romantic debate (1816-1826) was a crucial moment for the definition of modern Italian literature. Ugo Foscolo, Giacomo Leopardi and Alessandro Manzoni, while taking part in the discussion, express some of the key aspects of their poetics. These three authors, some of the most important in Italian literature, were deeply influenced by the debate; at the same time, they claimed their original positions, which are not completely identifiable as either Classicist or Romantic. Indeed, sometimes scholars have, for example, unduly classified Leopardi as a Romantic, even though he thought of himself as a Classicist.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
March 21st-24th, 2019
The 50th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
Abstracts due Sept. 30, 2018
Québec's October Crisis – Formalist poetics, formalist politics
MIGRATORY POETICS: LITERATURE, THEORY AND VISUAL CULTURES IN TRANSLATION
Dates: December 6-7, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Sayak Valencia (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte)
For this approved panel at the spring 2019 Northeast Modern Language Association conference, March 21-24, 2019 in Washington, DC, please submit abstracts by September 30: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17265. I will respond between October 1 and October 15.
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The 47th Annual Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900
Featuring–Sianne Ngai, Douglas Kearney, & Lynn Keller
February 21 - 23, 2019
The 47th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 21-23, 2019. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, etc). Work by creative writers is also welcome.
Submissions may be in English or Spanish.
Free Will, defined by Dante's Virgilio as the noble power to guide and constrain the soul's natural inclination and desires (Purg 18.73), holds a place of central concern in the Commedia. Elaborating on Marco Lombardo's discourse, the roman poet asserts that it is Free Will that accounts for the justice in feeling joy for doing good and misery for doing ill. While offering a general outline of the fundamental importance of Free Will in the ethical and moral rationale for the fate of departed souls, the pilgrim's first guide promises that Beatrice will provide clarity on this and other topics of particular complexity beyond the purview of his Classical pagan understanding.
NeMLA 50th Annual Convention
March 21-24, 2019
This panel will explore the changing sense of British identity for writers of the Romantic period. Papers are invited that consider the ways in which such writers as Lord Byron in Italy and Greece, Mary Shelley in Italy, William Wordsworth in France, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Germany may have developed new conceptions of themselves beyond their status as British subjects and revealed those conceptions in their writings of the period. Discussion of lesser known writers of the period is certainly encouraged.
Panel: Race and Versification in Anglophone Poetry
NeMLA Annual Convention: March 21-24, 2019, Washington D.C.
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Gil SCOTT-HERON’s work
20-21 June 2019, Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3, France
At the beginning of the booklet that accompanies The Mind of Gil Scott-Heron, his 1978 collection of poetry and music, Gil Scott-Heron wrote: