The world has started to change drastically and everything seems to be a ganie of chance, as higher powers and accountability are amok. The more changes occur, the more everything seems to be going in a circle. The games, sins and powers, like the Mafia, have and continue to shape societies. This is a time when we are faced with looking to the past for potential answers and at unlikely sources for guidance. The goal for this conference is to examine these three tenets and create a conversation about Latin American and Iberian literature from all centuries and genres where either one or all have shaped people, places and beliefs. Ultimately, what was the result and what answers and guidance can be found?
We welcome contributions that examine the turn to ontology in the humanities and the social sciences. What does the shift to ontology signify? What is it purporting to correct or overcome? What is its relation to prior turns (such as the linguistic turn and the cultural turn)? Is the turn to ontology an attempt to liberate continental philosophy from its infatuation with language and power, from its obsession with mediation, relationality, and subjectivity? What are the politics of this turn to ontology? Is it more receptive to non-European thought and to the nonhuman? What kind of philosophy or literary theory emerges when ontology is taken as the starting point?
Topics of interest could include:
How does ‘the state’ generate material force in everyday life? Over the last four decades, scholars of South Asia have invigorated theorization of the state by resituating Eurocentric accounts in an imperial and postcolonial frame. In recent years, scholars have foregrounded the materiality of state-making by examining the bureaucratic circulation of archival records, minoritized subjects’ encounters with law, the remaking of bodily norms through colonial institutions, transnational flows of aid and expertise, and interplays of routine and exception in governance. “Matters of State” will bring together scholarship that builds on these exciting, interdisciplinary approaches to conceptualize the paradoxes of state power in South Asia.
CALL FOR PAPERS
CLAI BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
March 11-14, 2019
Comparative Literature Association of India
in collaboration with
Maulana Azad National Urdu University (Hyderabad)
And sponsored by
Nation Council of Promotion of Urdu Literature (NCPUL)
Deadline extended to January 20, 2019. The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, seeks submissions for its tenth annual issue, to be published in spring 2019. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format. Manuscripts are usually in the range of 20-25 pages; however, both shorter and longer works are sometimes accepted for publication.
The Gender and Genre of TranslationEditors for this issue: Anne Emmanuelle Berger (Paris 8 University) and Giuseppe Sofo (Ca’ Foscari University, Venice)
Current neoliberal education on a global scale is dominated by the logic of learning. Specifically, learning is framed as the process of acquiring the OECD/USA-endorsed indispensable skills, competencies, or literacies as the desirable prerequisite for students to succeed in the 21st century. As an effect, education is further collapsed into socialization and qualiﬁcation (Biesta, 2006), staked primarily on making students into subjects who can fit into the pre-existing order of things.
This special issue of the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association aims to interrogate how transatlantic encounters, itineraries, and movements have shaped literary and cultural expressions, influencing the formation of both individual and collective knowledge. In particular, it aspires to foster a dialogue to address political, ethical, sexual, and aesthetic questions related to transatlantic interactions among people, practices, and ideas, expanding from traditional Eurocentric perspectives and canonized narratives to encompass a global perspective. This dialogue becomes even more relevant in the present days, considering the political and cultural implications of such motilities. Transatlantic travels have played a
+++++ Please distribute widely to graduate students who would be interested in our conference +++++ Call for PapersInterdisciplinary Graduate StudentConference on Biopolitics
Ryerson UniversityToronto, CanadaFebruary 17, 2019
Jointly hosted by:
- Ryerson and York University Joint Graduate Program Communication & Culture
- Cultural Analysis and Social Theory MA Program, Wilfrid Laurier University
- Technē: Wilfrid Laurier University Biopolitical Research Group
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BIOPOLITICS: IN MANY WAYS
4thBiennial U.S. Latinx Literary Theory and Criticism Conference
“Transamerican Reticulations: Towards a Latinx Theory of Hemispheric Literatures”
April 25-27, 2019
John Jay College
*Abstracts Due: January 14th, 2019*
Conference website: http://emaze.me/latlitconfnyc#Home