Since its debut three years ago, NBC’s high-concept comedy-fantasy series The Good Place (2016- ) has racked up numerous critical accolades and industry awards in recognition of its narrative complexity, thematic depth, and groundbreaking audaciousness as a televisual text unlike any other.
In 1958, while doing his military service at Kolea, Derrida writes to his friend Lucien Bianco: “Fascism will not pass […] never had my faith and my fear as a democrat seemed so very ‘gross’, and the fascist danger so close, so concrete, so invasive.
Call for Panelists: The Unreproducible
Historical Fictions Research Conference 2020
The 2020 Historical Fictions Research Conference will be held at the University of Salzburg, 21st and 22nd February 2020.
Host: Dorothea Flothow
Theme: The Forms of History
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 5-8, 2020
NeMLA 2020 Panel Session: Visibility of the Invisible: The Idea, Theory, and Ontology of Trace
This panel invites proposals to examine the notion, theory, idea, and ontology of the trace and the ways in which it can be deployed in literature, image studies, art, film, and other media and disciplines.
From its rudimentary manifestations as smoke and fire and footprint, to theological significations of the image of Jesus on the Shroud of Turin, the trace, as a visible marker of an absent presence, generates a compelling milieu to meditate on the proliferation of meaning in text and image.
Graduate students should send abstracts of no more than 300 words to the LSJ Conference Committee at LSJLehigh@gmail.com by August 1, 2019. Please submit abstracts as .pdf or .docx attachments and not in the body of the email. In your abstract, include your name, email, institutional affiliation (if any), and working title. Please email us with questions regarding submissions. Graduate students at all levels and independent scholars are welcome to submit. For more information go to https://wordpress.lehigh.edu/lsj/
Call for Papers:
The language debate between Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Chinua Achebe has long defined the discourse about language use in African literature. Achebe’s argument that the writer can “Africanize” the English he or she is using (by infusing words, phrases, idioms, songs, proverbs, stories, dialogue, etc. into the writing) is very compelling because it offers writers a practical means of reaching a wider audience and it ensures African literature a prominent space in the global literary landscape.
The Politics and Opacities of Grievability Abstract: The question of who constitutes the properly “grievable” subject has never been more important. With the racially and ethnically motivated attacks at the Christchurch Mosque in New Zealand and bombings in Sri Lanka, worldwide refugee crises, along with the #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements in the United States, the global politics of violence is increasingly visible and an important area of intervention.
Papers and panels are invited for an interdisciplinary conference ‘Affects and Their Vicissitudes in The Postdigital Age’, which will take place in Warsaw, 24-25 October 2019. The conference is organized by the Faculty of Artes Liberales at the University of Warsaw (Poland) and is a part of the project Technology and Socialization.
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
EWA MAZIERSKA (School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, UK)
ADAM NOCEK (School of Arts, Media, and Engineering and the Design School, Arizona State University)
TOM TYLER (Lecturer in Digital Culture, School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds, UK)
We invite new submissions for future issues of Interconnections: Journal of Posthumanism / Interconnexions: revue de posthumanisme. Our peer-reviewed, international, bilingual, open-access, interdisciplinary journal is devoted to theorizing what it means to think beyond both historical and current conceptions of 'the human' in ways that transcend the traditionally anthropocentric parameters of the humanities and social sciences. We seek to create a broad network of collaboration across disciplines, research areas, and language.
The animal turn has become hugely influential in medieval scholarship over the last decade. However, the contributions of ecofeminism and queer ecology have often been side-lined. Nevertheless, scholars are increasingly finding these modes of analysis to offer useful ways of exploring the role of the animal in medieval romance texts.
Fresh articles/papers/chapters are invited for upcoming ISBN book to be published under the title 'Ancient Indian Polity'. Through an edited book on 'Ancient Indian Polity' an attempt will be made to discuss the various aspects pertaining to ancient Indian polity. Any paper relating to the title that cover the aspects of Ancient Indian Polity may be submitted for publication in the edited book. The edited book is going to be published from Blue Roan Publishing House, a reputed academic publisher based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The book is expected to release by the first week of August, 2019.
About the Editor
In a 2009 article in American Literary History, Richard Gray critiqued the production of post-9/11 novels, writing that such literary works “simply assimilate the unfamiliar into familiar structures.” Yet scholarly work on contemporary U.S. fiction seems to return again and again to a focus on literary production in terms of its relationship to the 2001 tragedy. In this panel, we seek to interrogate the way the concept of “post” has come to influence and, perhaps, even define the American literary canon.
“Subaltern, Suburban, and Subterranean”
October 17-19, 2019
Michigan State University’s Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
East Lansing, MI
The Society for Utopian Studies invites you to submit papers and proposals on the theme, “Subaltern, Suburban, and Subterranean.”
“Crisis and Community”
2019 Meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
October 31-November 2
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Crisis and Community
Call for Special Issue Proposals (Open Topic)
English Language Notes
We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to our panel Video Games and Literature: Beyond the Ludic, to be held at the 51st annual Northeast MLA conference in Boston on March 5-8, 2020. Please contact Michael O'Krent with any questions at email@example.com
Abstracts should be submitted by September 30 at this link: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17997
Please find below the information on this roundtable session for NeMLA’s 51st Annual Convention — to be held in Boston, MA on March 5-8, 2020 — abstracts and brief bios may be submitted by September 30, 2019 by the provided link. Please send any questions to Mollie Eisenberg [Mollie.Eisenberg@gmail.com] and Kathryn Hendrickson [Kathryn.Hendrickson@Marquette.edu].
Please find below the information on this session for NeMLA’s 51st Annual Convention — to be held in Boston, MA on March 5-8, 2020 — 300 word abstracts and brief bios may be submitted by September 30, 2019 by the provided link. Please send any questions to Kathryn Hendrickson [Kathryn.Hendrickson@Marquette.edu].
In a recent investigation replicating findings in many Western nations, Canada’s Globe and Mail analyzed a trove of social media messages to reveal “a movement, energized by the rise of white ethnonationalism in the United States, that aims to upend a decades-old multicultural consensus in this country.”
Theme: The Art of Writing/The Writing of Art
The 2019 SUNY Conference on Writing will take place at Purchase College from November 8-9.
Based on the principle that arts and scholarship are indispensable to each other and to society, Purchase College, SUNY, was envisioned from its founding as a campus where conservatory training in the visual and performing arts would reside alongside programs in the liberal arts and sciences. In this spirit, and in honor of Purchase College’s unusually artistic student body, we invite attendees and presenters to consider the relationship between writing and art.
CALL FOR PAPERS (First-Come, First-Served Extended Deadline Period)
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California
Call for Papers, for a panel at the next NeMLA conference, in Boston, March 5-8, 2020.
NeMLA’s theme this year will be: "Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures"
Help Thou My (Un)Belief: Reading Belief in 20th- and 21st-century American Literature
"The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does compete with life."
--Henry James in "The Art of Fiction"
The First “Connections and Human Aspects of Urban Space” International Conference
The FES Acatlán through the Research Program, the Humanities Division, the Humanities Program and the Hispanic Language and Literature and History Sections, have the honor of convene the 1st International Congress "Connections and dimensions of urban space" It will take place from October 23 to 25, 2019 on this university campus.
In a letter written to Jacques Derrida in 1982, Gilbert Simondon poses a question to the project of deconstruction: “Why not think about founding and perhaps even provisionally axiomatizing an aesthetico-technics or techno-aesthetics?” Aesthetic thought has for too long remained at the level of subjective contemplation, which effaces any substantive understanding of technology’s effects upon the larger cultural sphere. The technical and the aesthetic, Simondon contends, should instead be understood as a “continuous spectrum” of experience, as each are composed of a “set of sensations” that emerge as matter is transformed, whether by the artist, the engineer, the designer, or the machinist.
RHETORIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA 2020 PANEL PROPOSAL
“Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion or Response-ability?”
Portland, Oregon (May 21-24)
rhetoric / hospitality
Chair: Dr. Ryan Leack
“Language speaks. Man speaks in that he responds to language. This responding is a hearing. It hears because it listens to the command of stillness.”
—Martin Heidegger, Poetry, Language, Thought (1971)
Submissions are invited for Volume 7 of Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing. For more information, please visit DH at the WAC Clearinghouse at Colorado State University: https://wac.colostate.edu/double-helix/.