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Heidegger and the Western Literary Tradition

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:18pm
Richard Schumaker Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

 

Heidegger and the Western Literary Tradition.

This panel will investigate the complex relationships between the work of Martin Heidegger and Western literature from the Greeks until the 20th century. Three distinct questions or areas of investigation will be treated: 

• How did Heidegger use a specific writer in one or more of his philosophical writings?  
• How does Heidegger’s use of a given writer relate to our current understanding of the works and themes of this writer?
• Are there thematic points of contact between Heidegger’s work and literary authors that Heidegger may not have mentioned? Can we point out specific limitations that might result from Heidegger’s philosophical methodology?

Tragedy and American Drama and Theater: Genre, Mediality, and Ethics - International Conference, June 1 - 3, 2017

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 6:34am
University of Augsburg, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Confirmed keynote speakers:
David Kornhaber (University of Texas at Austin)
Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg)
Kerstin Schmidt (University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

 

Tragedy as a dramatic genre, theatrical practice, and mode of affect is defined by its longevity and rich tradition and has developed into an extraordinarily dynamic genre, firstly as a mode of narration, secondly as a phenomenon of transition and transformation between text and embodied performance that implies the crossing of medial boundaries, and thirdly in a transnational sense that implies the crossing of geographical borders.

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:09am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

MFS Special Issue - Inter-imperiality

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:05pm
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Inter-imperiality
Guest Editor: Laura Doyle
Deadline for Submissions: 1 June 2017

The editors of MFS seek essays that engage with the concept of inter-imperiality, as developed in the recent PMLA “Theories and Methodologies” cluster (March 2015) and elsewhere. The global turn in literary and cultural studies, although productive, sometimes elides the post/colonial, economic, and other historical or geopolitical conditions of literary-cultural production. We solicit essays that offset this tendency by reading literary-cultural texts within an inter-imperial framework.

MFS Special Issue - Modernist Fictions of Disability

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:05pm
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Modernist Fictions of Disability

Guest Editor: Maren Linett
Deadline for Submissions: 1 December 2017 

Failure: A One-Day Symposium at the University of Sussex

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:04pm
Excursions Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Call For Conference Papers:

 

Failure

 

A One-Day Symposium

 

Sussex University

 

September 28, 2016

 

Deadline for Abstracts: August 14, 2016

‘A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.’

- Gertrude Stein, Four in America

 

‘Under certain circumstances failing, losing, forgetting, unmaking, undoing, unbecoming, not knowing may in fact offer more creative, more cooperative, more surprising ways of being in the world.’

- Jack Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure

 

Critical Theory in the Humanities: Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:02pm
Dr. Roel van den Oever / Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

From April 5-7, 2017, the interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Humanities CLUE+ at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam organises a three-day international conference on resonances of the work of the critical theorist and philosopher Judith Butler.

 

Critical Theory in the Humanities: Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler

Special guest speakers: Judith Butler, Achille Mbembe, Jean-Luc Nancy

Keynote speakers: Adriana Cavarero, Erika Fischer-Lichte, Amelia Jones, Charlotte Witt

 

CFP-Lateral, the Journal of the Cultural Studies Association

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:01pm
Lateral, the Journal of the Cultural Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Contribute

Lateral (csalateral.org) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal of the Cultural Studies Association. As of 2016, the Lateral is published on a semiannual basis, fall and spring.

Submission Guidelines for Authors

Publish your paper in Nova Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:58pm
Nova Explore Publications
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Manuscripts of original scientific researches, reviews, short communications and Case reports, E-books and Thesis from researchers are invited for submission to   support@novaexplore.com for publishing in Nova Explore journals, an open access peer-review publications in Canada. 

Nova Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (NJHSS) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in several areas of Social Sciences and Humanity Studies. The journal’s Editorial Board is divided into the 55 subject areas related to Humanities and Social Sciences. 

(Bio)politics, affects, and emotions in literature and performance since WWII

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:56pm
Antonia Peroikou (University of Cyprus) and Stefania Porcelli (City University of New York) / ACLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

The conception of biopolitics and the constitution of biopolitical power have become increasingly important for the study of political science, especially in the wake of one of the biggest shifts in population in modern history. Inspired by the ground-breaking research of Michel Foucault and the consequent development of this problematic in a variety of theoretical schools, political scientists have started addressing rationalities of power that go beyond traditional sovereign-territorial logics. Indeed, political categories such as that of population are now treated as affective structures. Affects have entered the extended definition of the political, investigated both as unmeasurable forces and as discreet emotions.

Untold Futures: Speculation, Redemption, Disappointment

updated: 
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:59pm
University of Chicago English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Untold Futures: Speculation, Redemption, Disappointment

University of Chicago English Graduate Conference

November 17-18, 2016

 

Keynote Speaker: Kate Marshall, Associate Professor of English, University of Notre Dame

 

Roundtable: Adrienne Brown, University of Chicago; Penelope Deutscher, Northwestern University; Joseph Masco, University of Chicago; Vivasvan Soni, Northwestern University

 

NeMLA 2017 Panel - The Absurd in Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 4:20pm
Northeast Modern Language Association - Eyal Handelsman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD 23-26 March 2017

 

Experience and Education: Pragmatism in the English Studies Classroom - Panel @ NeMLA 2017

updated: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 8:05pm
Matthew Overstreet / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks to bring together teacher-scholars who utilize the philosophical tradition of American Pragmatism in teaching literature, writing, digital media, cultural criticism or rhetoric and composition.

This includes those who teach the work of William James, John Dewey and their progeny directly, and those who use pragmatist thought to inform broader pedagogical or theoretical projects.  Whether interested in the semiotics of C.S. Peirce, the neo-pragmatism of Richard Rorty or Stanley Fish, the “prophetic pragmatism” of Cornel West, or any other branch of the pragmatist tradition, all are welcome.

X Marks the Spot: Lyric Chiasmus and Chiastic Lyrics

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:16am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

For a moment in time, a generation ago, apostrophe became for some scholars the embodiment of the lyric gesture itself. In Jonathan Culler’s words, apostrophe signals “not a moment in a temporal sequence but a now of discourse, of writing,” typified by the poetic “O.” Long the neglected step-sibling of lyric apostrophe, chiasmus (“a crosswise placing” from the Greek letter chi) embodies the boustrophedonic turns of repetition and reversal, which also might be seen at the heart of the lyric. Where apostrophe involves a turning away to address an absent person, thing, or idea, chiasmus seems to turn inward—to sound, form, image.

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