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.
NEMLA 2020 "Latin American Cosmopolitanisms 'Mapping Global Literary Networks' (Seminar)
May 5th-8th, 2020.
Literary Spaces of Resistance: Essays on Transformative Spatiality in Literary and Political Discourse
Call for Proposed Chapters: The Edinburgh Companion to the Essay [Extended Deadline]
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.
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.
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
for a topical issue of Open Theology
"Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World”
Zanne Domoney-Lyttle (University of Glasgow)
Sarah Nicholson (University of Glasgow)
CALL FOR PAPERS
for a topical issue of Open Philosophy
Experience in a New Key
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).
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
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?
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
for a topical issue of "Open Theology" journal
EXISTENTIAL CONCEPTIONS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY
Steven DeLay (Wake Forest University)
Nikolaas Deketelaere (University of Oxford)
Elizabeth Li (University of Oxford)
This roundtable is part of the Northeast Modern Language Association conference being held in Boston, MA, from March 5-8th, 2020.
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
CALL FOR PAPERS
for a topical issue of Open Philosophy
OBJECT-ORIENTED ONTOLOGY AND ITS CRITICS
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).
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 5-8, 2020
ANIMATIONS AND PROVOCATIONS
Society for the Study of Affect Summer School
July 29 to August 02, 2019
Millersville University, Ware Center
Lancaster, PA, US
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.
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.
Call for Papers:Minima Moralia Today: A Symposium
September 20, 2019
Mandel Center for the Humanities
Invited speakers: S.D. Chrostowska (York University), Andrea Dara Cooper (University of North Carolina), Jakob Norberg (Duke University)
This panel establishes the presence of and explores queer themes and narratives in South Asian literature. While the focus is on the last forty years, we will also include more historic approaches as well.
It is an often-accepted critical truism that South Asian Literature is devoid of its focus on narratives of queer resistance in its literature. Thus, the fight to highlight queer themes within larger heterosexual texts is more important than ever. South Asia with its rich and diverse literary background was never short of themes on queer genre but the practice was so normative at the same time so tabooed that it rarely found its way in literature.
American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, appears biannually in June and December. It is a peer-reviewed journal that sets out to explore the intersections of culture, technology and the human sciences in the age of electronic information. It publishes work by scholars of any nationality on Anglophone Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Social and Political Science, Anthropology, Area Studies, Multimedia and Digital Arts and related subjects. Articles addressing influential crosscurrents in current academic thinking are particularly welcomed.
Making Connections, the first Humanities Commons Twitter Conference, will take place July 18th, 2019.
EXTENSION: Proposals are due June 3rd, 2019.
For this approved roundtable for the NeMLA 2020 conference in Boston, MA, scholars from a broad range of American literary and cultural studies are invited to propose short papers that address a variety of approaches to gaze theory. The emphasis will be on current debates around gaze theory, contemporary applications of gaze theory to American literature and culture across historical periods, and new theoretical formulations of the gaze. It will engage such questions as whether gaze theory remains a viable way to think about representations of acts of seeing and being seen in texts and images, how gaze theory can help us understand shifting power dynamics in society at large, and whether one can ever supplant the gaze. Abstract and brief c.v. due Sept.
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
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 46 No. 1 | March 2020
Call for Papers
Genre in Asian Cinema
Patrick Noonan (Northwestern University, USA) & Earl Jackson (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2019