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ACLA 2018: "The Return of Generic Criticism"

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Recent scholarship in literary studies has witnessed a return to an otherwise perennially unfashionable topic: genre. Also the subject of the 2009 English Institute and subsequent volume The Work of Genre (2011), this proliferation of novel theoretical and historical approaches to genre has taken several forms. Whereas scholars like Wai Chee Dimock have worked to disentangle theories of genre from a rigidly synchronic historicism, other critics—for example, Virginia Jackson with lyric and Elaine Freedgood with the realist novel—have sought to foreground genre as fundamentally historical.

"Escape and its Discontents" at ACLA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
ACLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

ACLA Conference 2018: March 29-April 1, Los Angeles

The ACLA's annual conferences have a distinctive structure in which most papers are grouped into twelve-person seminars that meet two hours per day for three days of the conference to foster extended discussion. Some eight-person (or smaller) seminars meet just the first two days of the conference. 

CFP for Seminar: "Escape and its Discontents"

Lacan and the Post-Modernists

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Julia Bruehne Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The panel will explore three questions: Is it possible to establish a precise relationship between Jacques Lacan and post-modernist literature in general? Can one isolate specific important themes in post-modernist literature and establish connections between these themes and Lacan? Focusing on the Oedipus conflict as it developed in Lacan, can one establish relationships between Lacan and post-modernist writers?

 

This panel has two underlying goals.

 

The Contribution of Simone de Beauvoir

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) was a protean author: trained as a philosopher, devoted to her craft as a novelist, gifted as a memorialist, the author of interdisciplinary works on women, and a considerable figure in French political life, it is as difficult as it is important to reflect on her importance as an international woman of letters. This panel will be organized around two basic questions: Can we identify the major contribution of Simone de Beauvoir in the context of 20th century literature? What is the continuing importance of Simone de Beauvoir in the 21st century?

ACLA Seminar- 50 Years After the Season of Politics: Literature, Art, and Media of 1968

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:17pm
ACLA/Julia Alekseyeva and Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

1968 is now considered a global event, traversing national boundaries. As James Tweedie contends, these movements were not isolated events but “a series of interlaced moments,” posing an “alternative vision of global modernity” based on a critique of dominant infrastructures. In regions as disparate as West Germany, Czechoslovakia, Japan, Poland, the US, and France, among others, student and labor movements grew in unprecedented power. In the US, the Vietnam War drew mass protests, the Black Panthers organized against white supremacy, and the “Yippies” sought to disrupt the status quo. Meanwhile, in France, students occupied the Sorbonne and barricaded the streets during the infamous Mai ’68.

ACLA 2018 Seminar: Global Violence

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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 3:25pm
Adam Meehan, Palomar College / Pete Figler, University of Arizona
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

This call is for a seminar to be held at the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Convention, March 29-April 1, 2018 on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Opaque Media: A Workshop

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Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:54am
UC Irvine Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Opaque Media: A Workshop 

University of California, Irvine

April 6-7, 2018

Keynote Address

Michelle Murphy, University of Toronto

 

Reminder: LANDSCAPES OF EMOTIONS IN ITALIAN LITERATURE

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Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:46am
Stefania Porcelli and Luisanna Sardu
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In light of expanding literary theories contributing to a better understanding of emotions and affects in literary texts, this panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the representation of emotions in Italian literature and art.

Proposals that analyze early modern through contemporary Italian literary production are welcome. We seek papers exploring the manner in which writers convey emotions to their readers, to the literary community of their day and to their society at large.

Literature and Science: The State of the Unions

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Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:46am
Configurations Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017

 

Call for Papers 

JLS/CONFIGURATIONS “DOUBLE ISSUE” --Part 2!

THE STATE OF THE UNIONS 

What are the relations between literature, science and the arts within our field today? This special double issue marks a unique collaboration between the Journal of Literature and Science and Configurations. The first instalment – JLS 10:1 – was published this year and can be read online. We now invite short papers for the second issue, to be published in Configurations in 2018. 

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