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27th FILLM International Congress: "The Familiar and Exotic in Language and Literature"

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:25pm
The International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

The 27th FILLM International Congress

“The Familiar and the Exotic in Language and Literature:

The Politics of Perception and Representation”

Sir Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, India

15-17 March 2017

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THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED

Contemporaneity and the Global South

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:26pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

For the last two decades, critical approaches to literature of the global south have taken for granted the importance of history in shaping the present. The ongoing consequences of colonialism, nationalism, partitions, civil wars and other forms of actual and epistemic violence have been taken as key optics for understanding the crises and possibilities of the present. On the other hand, in many cases the discourse of futurity has been usurped by the proponents of neoliberalism who imagine that capitalism will release the formerly colonized countries from history’s handcuffs and pave the way toward a bold new future.

NeMLA 2017: Le corps masculin arabe comme objet de désir dans la littérature et le cinéma queer francophone

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:27pm
NeMLA, Baltimore MD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

From Baudelaire to Genet, a great number of Caucasian Europeans have been attracted to the ideal the Arab man presented to them, whether it be because of his exotic nature, or because the masculine ideal associated with the Arab man was an impetus of objectification. This objectification can also be found in the pornographic industry. Jean-Daniel Cadinot is a porn director famous for producing a great number of movies glorifying as well as objectifying Maghrebian men, making them the object of the desire of young Caucasians.

Theorizing Reading and Activism in Environmental Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 3:36pm
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting, Universiteit Utrecht, July 6-9, 2017

Theorizing Reading and Activism in Environmental Literature 

This seminar will explore how theories of reading and reception—important to recent work in critical race studies, cognitive narratology, and new formalism—can inform ecocriticism. Building on the large body of scholarship attending to problems of reading, reception, race, and ethnicity, the seminar in particular invites papers on literatures of environmental justice or postcolonial environmentalism.

Environmental Justice: Social Movements, History, Literature and Other Arts (ASLE-sponsored session)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 3:36pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

48th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA); Baltimore, Maryland

March 23-26, 2017

Environmental Justice: Social Movements, History, Literature and Other Arts

Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Monster Man: The effect of Romantic masculinities in Frankenstein

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:13am
A. Paige Frazier / Purdue University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

This paper expounds on masculine tropes in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in an attempt to identify a root cause for the various oppressions at work in the novel--the oppression of women, indigenous people, and animals. In analyzing these oppressions, readers can see that they begin and are perpetuated by the novel's masculine figures, namely Victor Frankenstein. I also argue that Mary Shelley was aware of the intersectional politics she wrote into her novel, as much of her political life has been erased by the dominant, mascuine literary tradition. Thus, this analysis of Romantic masculinity is not limited to its fictional representation, but also extends to its historical real-life counterparts.

Caught at the Intersection: Mapping Narrative, Ethics, and Aesthetics

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:28am
Sigma Tau Delta's Far Western Regional Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 10, 2016

Sigma Tau Delta is inviting submissions from all disciplines and fields to this year’s Far Western Regional Conference held at California State University, Fullerton on November 4-5, 2016.

Crisis and Poetry

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:29am
ACLA 2017 Panel Proposal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

ACLA 2017 Panel

Crisis and Poetry

ACLA: Psychoanalysis and Its Objects

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 12:19pm
Carolyn Laubender/ ACLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Psychoanalysis and Its Objects

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