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Theory and the Novel (ACLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 7:56am
Athanassia Williamson (NYU) and Christina Gilligan (Brown)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

What does a novel do? Recent theoretical work on the novel has tended to emphasize the novel’s facility for world-making—for the organization of all its different elements within a global whole (Cheah / Hayot / Woloch). Figured as a composite of relations, the novel is ascribed a constructive conceptuality (Levine / Kornbluh). The novel makes a world. Perhaps some of the strongest, recent theorizations of the novel along these lines, in literary criticism, have come from within new formalism—a formalist movement with roots in both New Criticism and Marxist literary criticism.

Mystical exercises: New skills for the old ceremony.

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:48pm
Passage Journal - Hasselt University, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Read the call at: https://www.projectpassage.net/call-2

 

THE ZOO OF THE IMAGINARY

According to Michel de Certeau, in a technocratic society as our own, religion is caged in the ‘zoo of the imaginary’, together with other genre-creatures, such as science fiction, romance, or the ‘witchcraft of ethnology’, as he calls it. For the next issue of Passage, we want  to let these spiritual, imaginary animals out of the cage, and into the banal, crumbling, hyperconnected everyday reality we inhabit.

 

THE EXERCISES

7th Derrida Today Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:44pm
Derrida Today
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

The Derrida Today Conference will focus on the ongoing value of either Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, to the political-ethical, cultural, artistic and public debates and philosophical futures that confront us. The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will accept papers and panel proposals from scholars, academics and postgraduates, on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics as well as contemporary issues.

Poetics of Authenticity / ACLA 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:42pm
Ron Ben-Tovim / Ben-Gurion University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

What does “authenticity” denote in the study literature? Is there a way of writing authentically, reading authentically, or is authenticity just the effect of certain kinds of literary tension or structure? This seminar will study the many ways of understanding the notion of authenticity in textual study. While the seminar aims to focus on the interplay between the fictional and the nonfictional in literatures of all periods, the panel would more than welcome papers dealing with other aspects of “authenticity” in artistic creation such as, but not limited to:

Historicity and factualness in literature

Memoir and witness accounts 

Reader response and its authenticities (cognitive studies)

ACLA 2022: The Place of Podcasts in the Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:42pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

 

Podcasts have left the garage and entered the university. This seminar considers the ever-expanding place of podcasts and podcasting in humanities research, teaching, and scholarship. Are podcasts welcome alternatives to the gatekeeping of academic journals and exclusive conferences? Or is “start a podcast” the new “learn to code,” just another skill that humanities scholars must adopt to stay relevant in a shrinking field? Do podcasts encourage new forms of scholarship, knowledge, and collaboration? What are the intersections between podcasts and the fields of public humanities, digital humanities, and sound studies? 

Totality and Culture, a special issue of Qui Parle

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:41pm
Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Is theoretical resistance to totality still viable today, in this moment of totalizing crisis? How might we reclaim totality as a conceptual ground that can account for the relationship between experience, on the one hand, and the historical-material processes that shape cultural production, on the other? Almost a century after György Lukács reinstated the concept at the very center of Marx’s project, and some four decades since the publication of Fredric Jameson’s The Political Unconscious, we are compelled to ask: how might we think about cultural production, circulation, and consumption in relation with, rather than in opposition to, totality? 

Spaces, Narratives, and Technologies of Care

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

This panel is interested in critiques of narratives and representations of spaces and technologies of care, including the medicalization of homes, disabling spaces in the home, examinations of how bodied and disembodied artificial intelligence may change geographies of care, deterritorialization of long-term care facilities, the cosmopolitanized spaces of care in hotels, the gendered and racialized politics of service industries, and the promotion or promise of care through mediated forms of print and digital technologies.

NeMLA 2022 Panel -- Care, Knowledge, and Subjectivity: Foucault’s Epimeleia

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 2:28pm
Marina Malli / SUNY Binghamton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

**Deadline extended**

This panel seeks to explore the contemporary uses of the Greek “care” or epimeleia particularly in ways enabled by Michel Foucault’s analysis of the notion connecting to (self)knowledge, subjectivity, and mode of life.

 

*Deadline Extended (Oct 15): Dance as Site-ation: Adapting Literature, Film, Media, Place, and Performance (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 2:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Dancing, perhaps most famously of the Tik Tok variety, has helped many cope and adapt to the past year’s pandemic, making people feel connected in an almost choreographed way. Not only infiltrating certain web sites, site-specific dance—choreographed work inspired by a specific space or place—is becoming increasingly relevant, especially in environmental terms. Recent projects such as Karole Armitage’s “On the Nature of Things” or Jody Sperling’s “Polar Rhythms” have taken nature, and more specifically climate change and other environmental issues, as their source of inspiration. A transformative art, dance offers the possibility of intimate connection and even continuous metamorphosis.

(Extended Deadline Oct. 15) NeMLA 2022: Sex in Literature After #MeToo

updated: 
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 1:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

In recent years there has been increased attention to conversations concerning consent, sexual violence, and rape. The stories of survivors have been an important tool for informing the public about these issues and providing healing. First-hand nonfiction accounts of sexual violence like A Woman in Berlin, Know My Name, and Willow Weep for Me have helped to destigmatize conversations about rape and sexual assault and problematized mainstream understandings of these concepts. Novels like The Handmaid’s Tale have also been able to question what sex and pleasure could look like within a rape culture.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Unorthodox Minds: Innovative Exchanges Between Cognitive Studies, Narrative Theory and Contemporary Fiction (peer-reviewed edited volume)

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 4:25pm
Grzegorz Maziarczyk / The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Call for Chapter Proposals for Peer-Reviewed Edited Volume 

Unorthodox Minds: Innovative Exchanges Between Cognitive Studies, Narrative Theory and Contemporary Fiction

edited by Grzegorz Maziarczyk and Joanna Klara Teske

 

Due to effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the strain it has placed on all of us, the deadline for abstracts for this volume has been extended.

 

 New deadline for abstract submissions: 1 November 2021.

 

Ruined Hope: Experiments in Negation, Nihilism, and Possibility (ACLA 2022)

updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:49am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

The critical (re)turn to negation has provoked unprecedented attention to hope and hopelessness as key terms of contemporary living and dying. In her monograph on ecological crisis and political theology, Catherine Keller argues that hope must be decoupled from optimism. Where optimism and pessimism determine their outcomes in advance, hope takes root in uncertainty and remains there. The point of hope is, after all, that we cannot know how something will go.

Memory, Cognition, Literature Workshop

updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 1:38am
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Jamia Millia Islamia University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Memory, Cognition, Literature

 

An Interdisciplinary workshop by Centre for Memory Studies, IIT Madras, in association with the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) IIT Madras, Indian Network for Memory Studies (INMS), and Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia University 

 

9-12 November 2021

 

Faculty Coordinators 

Dr. Avishek Parui and Dr. Merin Simi Raj

Centre for Memory Studies IIT Madras

https://www.memorystudiesiitmadras.com

 

 Professor Simi Malhotra

The New Humanism: Directions, Interrogations, State-of-the-Art

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:10pm
In Spatele Blocului
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

In recent years, we could witness the rise of the ethical in the field of Humanities. Be it Ethics studies proper, Bio-ethics, Animal studies, Feminism, Postcolonialism or Ecocriticism, most popular trends in the Humanities have to do with the ethical, with what could be dubbed “the New Humanism”. In the fourth issue of the online journal In Spatele Blocului (Romanian)/Behind the Block (www.inspateleblocului.ro), we accept papers and art that have to do with any of these topics or other themes related to the study of the ethical and humanism. We welcome short articles, essays, poetry, prose, drama and visual art.

As a Matter of Affect: Making Sense of Planetarity

updated: 
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 4:18am
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Call for Papers

 

Young Researchers’ Conference

on

As a Matter of Affect: Making Sense of Planetarity

 

2-3 December 2021

 

Department of English

Jamia Millia Islamia

New Delhi

 

 

War Literature (CEA 3/31/22–4/2/22)

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:51am
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Subject: Call for Papers: War Literature at CEA 2022

 

Call for Papers, War Literature at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on War Literature for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Trauma and War Literature (CEA 3/31/22–4/2/22)

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:51am
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Subject: Call for Papers: War Literature and Trauma at CEA 2022

 

Call for Papers, War Literature and Trauma at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Trauma and War Literature for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

The Association for Philosophy and Literature 2022 Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:47am
Association for Philosophy and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Association for Philosophy and Literature (APL)

 

with

 

MacEwan University

 

26 MAY – 29 May 2022

 

Nature

 Animal, Moral, Technological

 

Call for Papers

18th Tolkien at University of Vermont Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:15am
Tolkien at University of Vermont Conference/ University of Vermont
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

This is our 18th  annual conference held on Saturday, April 2nd at the UVM campus. The theme is Tolkien’s Histories and the Idea of History in Middle-earth.  Possibilities include theories of history, the placement of Tolkien himself within historical discourse, the impact of European historical events, the influence of ancient and medieval histories, the play of genre, the history of sexuality, of race, of gender, of science, of religion, the histories within Tolkien's legendarium and in cinematic adaptations, and much more. Submitted abstracts need not be on the theme; all will be considered. Our keynote will be delivered by Dr. Gergely Nagy. There will be a virtuql component to this conference, and we will accept virtual delivery. 

Proust’s Way: Theorisations, Hybridisations, Mythologies

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:09am
E|C n. 33, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 23, 2021

The centenary of Proust’s death next year is neither the only, nor the first event in honour of the author of In Search of Lost Time. This year, for instance, we celebrate the 150th birthday of his birth while, in 2013, the 100th anniversary of the publication of Swann’s Way was marked by a number of festivities. In its celebratory dimension, this upcoming centenary may seem more apt for initiatives conducted under the ambit of French Studies than under that of semiotics or narratology. However, we believe that it offers an opportunity for a broader, trans-disciplinary reflection.

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INNOVATIVE TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE RESEARCH: THEORIES, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:03am
Ataturk University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

“International Symposium on Innovative Trends in Contemporary Language and Literature Research: Theories, Methods and Techniques” will be held online on 15-16 October 2021 by the Department of German Language and Literature, hosted by Atatürk University.

What Gives?: Formal Change after Catastrophe (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 4:35pm
Jackie O'Dell / UMass Dartmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In the wake of COVID, some workers have been deemed essential, forced to put their lives at risk to keep the market moving or care for those with the means to stay off the frontlines. While these jobs may be crucial, those who perform them are frequently treated as exchangeable.Yet as workers have become interchangeable, a fantastical contrast has emerged in the form of the non-fungible token (NFT): at the same time that stable employment and livable wages have been cut in the interest of profit, digital creations become irreplaceable tokens of payment. The catastrophic impact of the pandemic shows which systems of exchange are malleable or fluid and which remain brittle or stagnant.

Critical Theory Now: Repurposing Adorno's Rich Annoyance

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:17pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

"The complex relation between the private, the individual and loneliness is unique and necessary to Adorno’s work, despite the rich annoyance of his particular mode of provocation.” (Fred Moten, “The Phonographic mise-en-scene” 2004)

Unjust Philologies in the "Modern University"

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:17pm
American Comparative Literature Association 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

In this seminar, we wish to examine how people of different positionalities vis a vis the ‘center’ and ‘peripheries’ of modern research universities, practice comparative literary studies within institutions which, from the start, were built upon the logic of exclusion and exclusionary tactics.  The “modern university” stands in a long tradition of colonial and racialized traditions of knowledge-making which purported to be secular and universalizable.

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