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Different Voices, Voicing Difference (NEMLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:33am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The question of the relation of language to voice traces back to Aristotle’s De interpretatione, with its definition of speech as the sign of thought, and writing the sign of speech. In Jacques Derrida’s account of this phonologocentric model, voice is the ligature of “phōnē and logos,” securing their essential proximity. But if voice is only a mediation, then, as Barbara Johnson writes, voice is no longer “self-identity but self-difference.” Paradoxically, the voice marks the singular but is itself plural, sweeping the self up into an ever-ramifying play of differentiation. As David Lawton proposes, “voice is both a signature, ‘I,’ singularity, and a clear marker of difference, ‘not I,’ multiplicity”.

Theorizing Transmediality in its Transnational Contexts

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Theorizing Transmediality in its Transnational Contexts

Panel Co-Directors: Leonardo Nole’ and Joseph Boisvere (Graduate Center, CUNY)

The death and the rebirth of the subject

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:47am
Universidad Diego Portales (Santiago, Chile)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 4, 2019

[versión en español abajo / Spanish version below]

5th International Colloquium in Social and Political Thought UDP
The death and the rebirth of the subject

November 12 & 13, 2019
Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile

Keynote speaker:Bruno Bosteels (Columbia University)

"Imagined Borders, Epistemic Freedoms" CMRC/SIMAGINE Conference CFP Deadline Extended

updated: 
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:28pm
Center for Media, Religion, and Culture & SIMAGINE Consortium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

CFP Deadline Extended to July 1, 2019!

 

Announcing a CMRC Conference in Collaboration with SIMAGINE:

Imagined Borders, Epistemic Freedoms: The Challenge of Social Imaginaries in Media, Art, Religion and Decoloniality
The Center for Media, Religion, and Culture University of Colorado Boulder
January 8-11, 2020

 

Confirmed Featured Speakers: Ann Laura Stoler, Catherine Walsh, & Glenn Coulthard

Black Privacy

updated: 
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:27pm
The Black Scholar
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Black Privacy

Call for Comics: Sequentials Issue 4 - "Materiality: Drawing (on) Technologies"

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 3:28pm
Sequentials
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Materiality is the mediating force through which our senses engage information. As print and digital technologies alike have become increasingly more sophisticated, accessible, and affordable, some creators, scholars, and consumers have embraced innovative digital technologies, while others remain devoted to more familiar materials and formats. Differences in income, education, geographical location, and other factors heavily influence the technologies—digital and physical—through which we produce and consume content, conduct business, and communicate with others.

Race, Biopolitics and the Genres of the Human

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:10pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 51st Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Race, Biopolitics and the Genres of the Human

Northeast Modern Language Association 51st Annual Convention, March 5-8, 2020

Chair: Nazia Manzoor, University at Albany, SUNY (nmanzoor@albany.edu)

 

After the Welfare State: Reconceiving Mutual Aid

updated: 
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:14pm
The Telos-Paul Piccone Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The 2020 Annual Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference
February 15–16, 2020
Deutsches Haus at New York University
New York, NY

After the Welfare State: Reconceiving Mutual Aid

Keynote Speaker: Catherine Malabou, Kingston University and University of California, Irvine.

 

Conference Description

FEW HOURS LEFT_Avant-Garde Humor and Political Aesthetics

updated: 
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:11pm
PAMLA, San Diego, CA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This panel explores the interconnection of avant-garde humor with forms of political action that defied conventional art and lifestyles. Literally meaning “advance guard” in French, the term holds a military sense that applies to artists and works characterized by their combative nature and their tendency to question the acceptability of norms and traditional aesthetic genres. Avant-garde artists made use of humor as a political weapon that destabilized the status quo by challenging moral values and promoting radical reforms on a sociocultural level.

Consumption and the Literary Cookbook

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:20am
Roxanne Harde / University of Alberta
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019

In the 1960s, long before there was Julie & Julia, an aspiring writer named Nora Ephron cooked her way through the holy trinity of cookbooks: Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Michael Field’s Cooking School, and Craig Claiborne’s New York Times Cook Book. In a New Yorker column from 2006, titled “Serial Monogamy: My Cookbook Crushes,” Ephron describes her relationship with the authors of these books: “as I cooked, I had imaginary conversation with them both [Claiborne fell out of favor early on]. Julia was nicer and more forgiving. … Field was sterner and more meticulous; he was almost fascistic.

CFP: "Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World”

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:46am
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

for a topical issue of Open Theology

"Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World”

 

 

 

Edited by:

 

 

Zanne Domoney-Lyttle (University of Glasgow)

Sarah Nicholson (University of Glasgow)

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

CFP: Experience in a New Key (second call)

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:45am
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

for a topical issue of Open Philosophy

Experience in a New Key

                                                                                                               (second call)

Open Philosophy (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opphil) invites submissions for the topical issue “Experience in a New Key”, edited by Dorthe Jørgensen (Aarhus University).

Architecture, Space, & Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 1:55pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Conference: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association's 117th annual conferenceDate: Thursday, November 14th until Sunday, November 17thLocation: San Diego, CA at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside hotelSession: Architecture, Space, and LiteraturePrimary Area/ Secondary Area: Theory, Aesthetics, and Science / Cultural, Historical, and Political StudiesPresiding Officer: Angela Gattuso (University of Denver)Description: The Architecture, Space, and Literature session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2019 conference theme of “Send in the Clowns.” As an example, paper topics may include, but are by no means limited to, the the architecture and/or space of: circuses, castles

Rhetorical Theory Panel for PAMLA, San Diego

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:24am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This panel welcomes papers that chart recent movements in rhetorical theory—in particular, papers on developments in rhetoric’s connection to materiality, inclusive of broad movements in “new materialism,” “agential realism,” “vitalism,” “object-oriented ontology,” and “object-oriented rhetoric,” and others. Possible questions to be considered: is “agency” uniquely human? Does agency extend into the non- or transhuman domain? To what extent do objects, materials, and environments rhetorically impact human decisions?

NEMLA 2020: Forgiveness in the 21st Century: Postcolonial Perspectives

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:10am
Saumya Lal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 

Panel: Forgiveness in the 21st Century: Postcolonial Perspectives

(NEMLA 2020, March 5-8, Boston)

In today’s world, where political narratives of apologies and amnesties proliferate, understanding the nature of forgiveness has become increasingly significant. The arguable success of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission – with its ideological investment in forgiveness, as affirmed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s No Future without Forgiveness – has impelled the world to engage seriously with the ethical possibilities of forgiveness. Yet, questions about the vexed relationship between forgiveness, responsibility, and justice remain unresolved. 

CFP "Existential Conceptions of the Relationship between Philosophy and Theology" (second call)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:55am
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS
for a topical issue of "Open Theology" journal
EXISTENTIAL CONCEPTIONS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

(second call)

 

Edited by:
Steven DeLay (Wake Forest University)
Nikolaas Deketelaere (University of Oxford)
Elizabeth Li (University of Oxford)

 

DESCRIPTION

Call for Papers: The Future of Feminist Disability Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:53am
Maria Rovito
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable is part of the Northeast Modern Language Association conference being held in Boston, MA, from March 5-8th, 2020.

Reimagining Genre in Cinema

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 4:32pm
SFSU Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

 San Francisco State University's 21st Annual Graduate School Cinema Conference:

Reimagining Genre in Cinema

October 17-18, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Damon Young, Associate Professor of French and Film & Media at UC Berkeley

CFP: OBJECT-ORIENTED ONTOLOGY AND ITS CRITICS (second call)

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:23pm
Lucas Gworek DE GRUYTER
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

for a topical issue of Open Philosophy

OBJECT-ORIENTED ONTOLOGY AND ITS CRITICS

                                                                                                               (second call)

Open Philosophy (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opphil) invites submissions for the topical issue “Object-Oriented Ontology and its Critics,” edited by Graham Harman (Southern California Institute of Architecture).

 

Society for the Study of Affect Summer School

updated: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:01pm
Society for the Study of Affect
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

ANIMATIONS AND PROVOCATIONS

Society for the Study of Affect Summer School

July 29 to August 02, 2019

Millersville University, Ware Center

Lancaster, PA, US

capacious@millersville.edu

 

WWW.AFFECTSOCIETY.COM

 

Theories and Practices of Literature as Shared Experience (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:30pm
Joshua Gooch, D'Youville College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Paul de Man may have declared formalist criticism a dead-end in the 1950s, but it took until the deconstructive the 1970s for formalism finally die. For de Man, William Empson’s study of ambiguity gave the lie to I.A. Richards’s claims that literature could transmit experience. Deconstruction further insisted that the sliding of the signifier made the possibility of shared experience through literature difficult if not impossible.

Visibility of the Invisible: The Idea, Theory, and Ontology of Trace

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:56pm
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

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. 

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