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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Voice Studies'

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:50am
Carole-Anne Tyler, University of California, Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE EDITION

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session:Voice Studies
Presiding Officer: Carole-Anne Tyler, University of California, Riverside
Proposal Due Date: August 1st, see our CFP page for open sessions (https://www.pamla.org/2018/topic-areas)

Panel description:

Interrupting Globalisation: Heterotopia in the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:03am
Simon Ferdinand, Irina Souch and Daan Wesselman (the University of Amsterdam)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call for Chapters

Confirmed contributors:

Kevin Hetherington, author of Badlands of Modernity: Heterotopia and Social Ordering

Lieven De Cauter, editor of Heterotopia and the City: Public Space in a Postcivil Society

 

Editors: Simon Ferdinand, Irina Souch and Daan Wesselman (the University of Amsterdam)

Keywords: heterotopia, globalisation, discourse, space, art, literature, film, popular culture

History, Identity and Emotions in Italian Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:39am
NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In the last decades, the general perception that emotions are opposed to history and that politics is unemotional has been challenged by a number of scholars in various disciplines: Sara Ahmed’s, for example, has argued that emotions ‘stick’ to objects in a social context, while others consider affect as a fundamental aspect of citizenship (among them, Graziella Parati). This panel seeks to continue a conversation started at NeMLA 2018 about the role and representation of emotions and affect in Italian history and literature. We will accept proposals that analyze the intersectionality between history, identity and emotions from early modern to contemporary Italian literary texts.

“I’d Rather Be A Cyborg”: Posthuman and Feminist Approaches to Literary Conceptions of Bodies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:56am
NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA 

Washington D.C.

March 19-23

From Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg” to Rosie Bradiotti’s “Vitruvian woman,” posthuman studies and feminist studies have both used images of the female body as tangible metaphors in order to disrupt and critique boundaries and binaries. This roundtable will explore 20th and 21st century literature that illuminates the entanglement and correspondence between posthuman and feminist discourses, specifically in the notion of the female or post-gender body.

Papers for this roundtable are invited to reflect the following questions through literary readings:

'Everything is Permitted': Secularity, Values, and Suffering in Modern Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:29am
NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dostoevsky’s character Ivan Karamozov declares, “Without God, everything is permitted.” This notion is philosophically provocative and existentially potent, particularly in the study of secular literature from the modern era. Having experienced with Hillis Miller calls “the disappearance of God” or Nietzsche’s “death of God”, secular literature shows several attempts to account for humanity’s place, meaning, and immanent values. This panel seeks to explore questions of existential crisis in the secular age that perforate throughout modern literature and theory. How does one ascribe meaning or purpose to a world of violence, trauma, and suffering? How does modern fiction tease out social problems and what insight to they provide for them?

NEMLA 2019| Bodies in Motion: Corporeality, Migrants, and Refugees

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:57am
Délice Williams | NEMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

As threat, as abject, as subject, and as a combination of all three, the figure of the migrant and the figure of the refugee loom large in the ethical imagination. The recent surge in desperate efforts of people to leave their homelands for other places, the Syrian refugee crisis, the mass displacement of the Rohingya, the “caravan” of Central American migrants seeking to cross the US-Mexico border, and of course the surge in anti-immigrant, and anti-migrant discourses all speak to the moral urgency of collective responses to these figures. It is one of the most pressing concerns of our current moment.

NEMLA 2019: Water as Transcultural Space

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:58am
Délice Williams | NEMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This year’s NEMLA conference includes focus on transnational spaces and “the complex processes of transculturation.” Since waterways such as oceans and rivers have historically been both media for and a contested sites of such processes, we invite panelists for a proposed session that will explore water and/as transcultural and transnational space. While we are particularly interested in exploring the cultural, political, and imaginative impulses that can work to turn waterways into transcultural spaces, we are equally interested in explorations of the forces that resist processes of transculturation.

Ethics, Still: Levinas in the 21st Century

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:21am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This call is for an accepted roundtable session at the 50th Northeast Modern Language Association convention in Washington, DC, March 21-24, 2019. Please submit abstract (300 word limit) through the NeMLA system: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17239

Women and the Media: Transnational Perspectives on Periodical Editorship

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel proposes a historical approach to the study of women’s participation in the press industry as editors of magazines, newspapers, and periodicals. We invite scholars to work from a transnational perspective in order to compare editorial strategies and trace different journalistic traditions in Europe and the US. In addressing these issues, this panel seeks to explain how women shaped the periodical field throughout the long nineteenth century while navigating the challenges of the industry and advocating for gender equality.

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