Since the 1970s, scholars and scholarship have pushed to undo different systems of power, for instance: Foucault mapped out the history of state control over bodies; Derrida revealed oppressive systems behind accepted logics; Lugones explained the logics of purity and impurity, showing us that fragmentation is actually a part of the logic of purity and so used to oppress; Crenshaw allowed us to see this logic of fragmentation in the legal system and how this system excludes black women.
The ERC Starting Grant Project “Lists in Literature and Culture” invites proposals for an international conference that aims to examine the literary, cultural and epistemological potential of enumerative forms as well as their significance in diverse historical contexts.
The conference will take place at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of Freiburg, Germany, from July 4 to July 6, 2019.
Attachment and Affect
March 22-23, 2019
The University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference
Keynote by Lisa Ruddick (UChicago)
Master class with Rita Felski (UVA/SDU)
Why does the study of literature matter? What is the relationship between reader and text? How can affective responses to texts inform criticism? This conference seeks to take seriously our aesthetic and affective attachments, the attachments at work within and among literary texts, and the ways attachments form and function.
ACLA Panel on Rural Political Resistance seeks paper proposals.
Shapes of Futures
Third interdisciplinary conference organised by the Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Bielsko-Biała
Confirmed keynote speakers:
What is realised in my history is not the past definite of what was, since it is no more, or even the present perfect of what has been in what I am, but the future anterior of what I shall have been for what I am in the process of becoming.Jacques Lacan
Editors: Alla Ivanchikova and Robert Maclean
Abstracts due: October 31, 2018
This edited collection of essays seeks to answer the following question: what does “Lenin” and “Leninism” signify today? What is the future of Leninism? Why, after thirty years of iconoclasm (that involved the removal of statues of Lenin throughout the former socialist world), in spite of concerted efforts to demote, deconstruct, and discredit Leninist mode of thinking, does the specter of Lenin return to haunt our turbulent political present?
Interdisciplinary Symposium: ‘On Criticism’
Friday 23 November 2018
Royal Central School of Drama and Speech, University of London
Hosted by Royal Holloway‘s Platform Journal
Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Sabeth Buchmann, title TBC*
Confirmer Rounttable Participants: Hetain Patel and Sanjoy Roy
Co-organisers: Lisa Moravec, Josephine Leask, and Clio Unger
CFP: “Contemporary Literature and/as Archive”
Special Issue, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference
March 7th-10th, 2019
Panel Title: Neoliberalism: Between Utopia and Dystopia
Please send paper/presentation proposals of 3000 or fewer characters to the ACLA seminar website to on or before Thursday, September 20th at 9 AM: https://www.acla.org/neoliberalism-between-utopia-and-dystopia
This panel seeks to examine utopian representations of (neo)liberalism in 20th century literature and culture, emphasizing comparative connections to (neo)liberal political philosophy and economic theory.