Paper abstracts are invited for a seminar entitled "Vox Clamantis: Silencing, Censorship, and the Role of the Intellectual", at the 49th Annual NeMLAConvention, April 12-18, 2018 (Pittsburgh, PA).
In the last five years or so, rhetoric and composition scholarship has offered work that brings digital media and bodies to the forefront to shape pedagogical praxis, illuminate cultural practices, and extend composition studies (into writing studies). Yet, much of this scholarship remains focused on the rhetorical construction of embodiment, as indicated by several recent journal special issues: Perspectives and Definitions of Digital Rhetoric (Enculturation 23 2016), Wearable Rhetorics: Bodies, Cities, Collectives (Rhetoric Society Quarterly 46.3 2016), Embodied and Affective Rhetorics (Present Tense 6.1 2016), Embodied Sound (Kairos 21.1 2016), and Sexing Colorlines: Black Sexualities, Popular Culture, and Cultural Production (Poroi 7.2 2011).
CFP: Transition / Transgress
The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students at the University of Iowa and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting submissions for an upcoming special issue: Transition/Transgress. Inspired by this year’s Craft, Critique, Culture Conference at the University of Iowa, this special issue of IJCS looks at the stigmas, honors and consequences associated with transitions and transgressions.
Rhizomes aims to promote a reflection on the intersection between handicraft, design and art productions in insular spaces, in the context of globalization and increasing transnational mobility. Attention will also be given to new mainland cultural constellations resulting from these artistic migrations.
Please, consider submitting an abstract for the next NeMLA Annual Convention, held from April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA.
Abstract and a short bio must be submitted by September 30, 2017 through the NeMLA website. For further information, please contact Anna Marra firstname.lastname@example.org
PANEL: The Void and its Borders: Building Meaning in Contemporary Poetry and Arts
In The Program Era and “On The Period Formerly Known as Contemporary,” Mark McGurl and Amy Hungerford have offered compelling narratives for periodizing and framing the post-45 literary field. But despite Hungerford’s acknowledgment that global watershed events are difficult to perceive, it it simultaneously difficult not to think that, in the past two years, “everything has changed.” In fact, as cataloged by the Post45 group, over ¾ of the proposals for the recent Princeton conference “The Contemporary” involved “post-” as a concept. If these shifts are real, then an important new question emerges: In what ways has the post-2016 moment changed, revised, or even departed from these previously guiding understandings of post-45?
Sexy Beast: Amorous Monsters, Incest, and Bestiality in Medieval Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Scandinavian Literature, a panel featured at the 49th NeMLA Annual Conference, April 12th-15th, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA.
The Essay’s Boundaries.
Appraising the Evolution of the Essay Genre.
edited by Federico BERTONI, Simona CARRETTA, Nicolò RUBBI
Invitation to participate in:
The Comparative Literature Students’ Tribune – 4th Meeting
17 November 2017
University of Toronto
Comparatists: Assert yourselves!