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CFP: 55th Annual Comparative Literature Conference "Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts"

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:15pm
Comparative World Literature, CSULB
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

CFP: 55th Annual Comparative Literature Conference

Outcasts and Outliers in Literature, Music, and Visual Arts

Wednesday and Thursday, April 7-8, 2021

 

The Comparative World Literature Program at California State University, Long Beach,

invites abstracts for presentations at its 55th annual conference in Long Beach,

California on the topic of Outcasts and Outliers. In accordance with university policy,

this conference will be virtual. It is the hope of the conference committee that this

Antiracism: Centering the Voices of Black Women

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 3:02pm
Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference (Ball State University African American Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference

Call for Papers 

Antiracism: Centering the Voices of Black Women 

The Ball State African American Studies program, Teachers College, and the Office of Inclusive Excellence are pleased to announce the 1st Midwest Regional African American Studies Biennial Conference taking place virtually March 12-13, 2021. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Irma McClaurin, founder of the Black Feminist Archive.

REMINDER - Critical Concepts and Readings: English Literature GCSE

updated: 
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 9:24am
Dr Sally O'Gorman and Dr Kate Watson
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Critical Concepts and Readings: English Literature GCSE.

Editors: Dr Kate Watson and Dr Sally O’Gorman

 

This original collection invites teachers and academics to contribute a book chapter on a GCSE text, applying a theory and considering a new and innovative aspect of the literary text.

Mapping the Contemporary US Novel: Theories, Forms and Themes

updated: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:23am
special topic section of RSAJournal (Rivista di Studi Americani)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Issue #32 (2021) of RSAJournal: Rivista di Studi Americani, the official journal of the Italian Association for North American Studies (Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani – AISNA) will feature a special section, edited by Pia Masiero (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) and Virginia Pignagnoli (University of Zaragoza) on “Mapping the Contemporary US Novel: Theories, Forms and Themes.”

 

Dust and Distraction // Staub und Zerstreuung, Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 3:23pm
Johns Hopkins University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Call for Papers: Graduate Student Conference in German Studies,

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Johns Hopkins University

February 12th & 13th, 2021 • 10am - 4pm EST • Online

Abstract deadline: November 30th, 2020

 

DUST   DISTRACTION     \\     ZERSTREUUNG  STAUB

ZERSTREUUNG  STAUB    \\     DUST  DISTRACTION

 

Das Publikum ist ein Examinator, doch ein zerstreuter   

The public is an examiner, but a distracted one.

The Art of Forgetting: Memory, Loss, and Revision

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:39pm
University of Ottawa English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 8, 2021

The Art of Forgetting: Memory, Loss, and Revision

Department of English, Fourteenth Graduate Student Conference

University of Ottawa, March 5-7, 2021                                                                         

 

Reception: contemporary perspectives

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:41pm
Sorbonne Université
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

RECEPTION: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES (VALE 2021(SCROLL DOWN FOR FRENCH VERSION) 

June 24th and 25th 2021, Sorbonne Université, Paris. 

Confirmed keynote speakers: Roger Chartier (Collège de France/EHESS), Pascale Aebischer (University of Exeter), Catherine Bernard (Université de Paris)

Screening Controversy

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:29pm
Mark McKenna, Staffordshire University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Call for Chapters: Screening Controversy

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The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion? (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 9:28am
Sarah Ensor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Climate of Fatigue: What Comes After Exhaustion?

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Virtual Conference, April 8-11, 2021

Co-organizers: Sarah Ensor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Steven Swarbrick, Baruch College (CUNY)

Abstracts due by Oct 31.

Global Souths Conference 2021 CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 2:32pm
Global Souths Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

The Global Souths conference is a three‐day, interdisciplinary conference that aims to

explore the connections between the U. S. South and the Global Souths. The South is

more than place. It is a point of connection, a nexus of ideas exceeding both

geographical and ideological boundaries. We invite all scholars and graduate students

in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to submit critical and creative proposals

that explore interactions with and responses to an increasingly globalized world. 

The conference organizers welcome and encourage complete panel submissions as

well as individual paper abstract submissions. Creative submissions related to the

conference theme are also welcome.

Diderot: Space and Movement

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:12pm
ITINERA Rivista di filosofia e di teoria delle arti
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Newton and modern science, especially Mathematics and Physics, have completely changed the concepts of space and movement. Unlike other thinkers of that century, among whom Immanuel Kant stands for his remarkable thought, the new concepts of space and movement don’t seem to have influenced Diderot’s thinking effectively.

Violent First-Person Narratives

updated: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 2:28pm
Dr Joanna Wilson-Scott
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

DEADLINE APPROACHING:

 

CFP: VIOLENT FIRST-PERSON NARRATIVES

Deadline for abstracts: 1st November 2020

Contact: Dr Joanna Wilson-Scott (jw737@le.ac.uk)

 

Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia

updated: 
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 1:41pm
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Remainder from Epistemology: Exploring the Discursive Possibilities of Aporia

Man has not been able to describe himself as a configuration in the episteme without thought at the same time discovering, both in itself and outside itself, at the borders yet also in its very warp and woof, an element of darkness, an apparently inert density in which it is embedded, an unthought which it contains entirely, yet in which it is also caught.

– Michel Foucault

Post Green: Literature, Culture, and Environment

updated: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 1:31pm
Dr. Animesh Roy
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Post Green: Literature, Culture, and Environment

Edited by Murali Sivaramakrishnan and Animesh Roy

 

Concept Note:

ACLA 2021 Snapshots of the Past: Memory and Photography in Literature and Film (Virtual conference, April 8-11)

updated: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:17pm
The American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Call for papers: The American Comparative Literature Association’s 2021 Annual Meeting

Snapshots of the Past:
Memory and Photography in Literature and Film

Location: Virtual conference Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31, 2020

Time: April 8-11, 2021

Organizer: Dr. Mavis Tseng

Associate Professor
Taipei Medical University

mavistseng@tmu.edu.tw

 

ACLA Seminar: Geographies of Racial Capitalism: Labor, Caste, Dispossession

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
Co-organizers: Najnin Islam (Colorado College), Neelofer Qadir (UNC, Greensboro)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

We understand racial capitalism as a global phenomenon hinged on long, connected histories of dispossession and labor across geographies and temporalities. Cedric Robinson’s pioneering Black Marxism emphasizes the tendency for capitalism “not to homogenize but to differentiate–to exaggerate regional, subcultural, and dialectical differences into racial ones.” Investigating how capital draws upon differences within Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean attunes us to otherwise obscured dynamics. What histories, archives, literatures, and methods expand the vocabulary for racial capitalism to account for the specificities of diverse contexts?

Economies of Entitlement and Complicity [ACLA 2021]

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
Anirban Gupta-Nigam | UC Humanities Research Institute; Rebecca Saunders | Illinois State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This seminar for the 2021 annual conference of the American Comparative Literature Association investigates the intersections and divergences among literary, sociocultural, and political-economic species of entitlement and the mechanisms of complicity that perpetuate them. It examines intertwined modes of domination and exploitation including, but not limited to: 

-overtly predatory forms of droit du seigneur; Sadean (and sadistic) forms of aristocratic sexual predation; white supremacist and toxic masculinities; systems of slavery and servitude; and the “pornotropological” rhetorics and practices (identified by Hortense Spillers) that pathologize black and brown bodies; and

Cognitive Faulkner

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:17pm
2021 American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

“Memory believes before knowing remembers, believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.” In this passage from Light in August, Faulkner articulates memory’s persistence. His recognition that emotionally charged memories linger even as details fade is why, for Faulkner, “the past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

Critiquing Critique: Post-Critique, New Realisms, and Materialisms (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 6:14pm
Athanassia Williamson and Nicole Grimaldi, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

We inhabit a post-critical moment. In literary and cultural studies, the post-critical turn has yielded new modes of reading, while galvanizing new efforts to think beyond—challenging or perhaps circumventing altogether—the limits of critique. These efforts are not limited, however, to the fields of literary and cultural studies; they track suggestively with new tendencies in contemporary philosophy, namely “New Realism” and its polemic antagonism towards the (loosely branded) legacy of critical theory, which has arguably held a theoretical monopoly in spheres of the humanities not taken with the scientific worldview.

Syncopation, Synchrony, and the Art of Listening to Others

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:04am
Claire Maria Chambers/ Performance Philosophy International Network
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Call for Participants:

Syncopation, Synchrony, and the Art of Listening to Others

The Existential Psychology Group with the Performance Philosophy International Network seeks participants to create a Key Group for the 5th biennial Performance Philosophy conference, which will be held in Helsinki, Finland, from June 9-12, 2021.

The Performance Philosophy network aims to create a non-hierarchical and inclusive conference. Instead of individual keynote speakers, the conference invites proposals from key groups.

Scenes of Struggle:​ ​Rethinking the Politics of Performativity Today

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:03am
American Comparative Literature Association 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

ACLA 2021
Call for Participants
Scenes of Struggle:​ ​Rethinking the Politics of Performativity Today
Organized by Ryan Anthony Hatch (Cal. Poly.-San Luis Obispo) and Joseph Cermatori (Skidmore College)

Deconstruction contra Fascist Mythologies

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:03am
American Comparative Literature Association, 2021 Virtual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

By considering antifascism’s historical aspirations to destroy fascism alongside Derrida’s neologistic distinction of deconstruction from Heidegger’s phenomenological Destruktion of metaphysics, the organizers of this seminar seek papers that probe the possibilities and limits of conceptualizing deconstruction as/toward an anti-fascism. Among questions to consider are: Is there room in anti-fascism for a deconstruction that both semantically and philosophically distances itself from outright destruction? Must a deconstruction of fascism specify the “anti” of “anti-fascism,” perhaps through an analysis of deconstruction’s critique of dialectical thinking (à la Deleuze)?

Special Latin American Issue

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 2:41am
Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Call for Papers
Special Latin American Issue of Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Guest Editor: João Cezar de Castro Rocha (Full Professor of Comparative Literature at State University of Rio de Janeiro—UERJ)

Disease and Discrimination: Sickness and the Woman Question

updated: 
Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 11:18pm
Dr. Sourav Kumar Nag, Assistant Professor & Head, Dept. of English, Onda Thana Mahavidyalaya, Bankura University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

  CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS  [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

 Disease and Discrimination: Sickness and the Woman Question

 Edited by- Dr. Sourav Kumar Nag

Contact mail-womanquestionsubmission@gmail.com

  

The Storytelling of the Disaster (ACLA 2021, April 8-11)

updated: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 12:37am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

According to Walter Benjamin, “the art of storytelling is coming to an end”; we are losing “the ability to share experiences.” Without storytelling, which was once “a capability that seemed inalienable to us, the securest among our possessions,” we are fragmented into a piece of “information” and isolate ourselves in what is believed to be subjectivity (“The Storyteller”). And yet, in exceptional situations, storytelling appears still possible. For example, when the northeast Japan was struck by the earthquake and tsunami disaster, after initial muteness and banal narrativization by the major media (which was indeed a disaster for storytelling), there emerged stories among the survivors.

Realism and its Antinomies: Climate Change Edition (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 1:46pm
Rebecca Oh, University of Illinois
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The representational challenges of climate change, unending environmental disaster, and the Anthropocene have spurred lively debates about realism, its uses or limits, and its antinomies. This seminar seeks to create an opportunity for a comparative aesthetics of realism, and to think deeply about realism and its antinomies in relation to climate change.

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