Following the success of its previous ACLA seminar “The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators” held in March 2018, this seminar invites paper proposals to discuss how memory is represented and imagined diversely in the works of literature, art, and film from different cultural contexts. Living in an age saturated with memory and forgetting, we see the protagonists unsettled by their lost memory in films and novels: Memento (2000), The Bourne Identity (2002), Remainder (2005), The Amnesiac (2007), Amnesia (2014), The Girl On the Train (2015), The Buried Giant (2015), etc.. These amnesic protagonists, haunted by déjà vu they can never make sense of, often experience trauma and violence.
The aim of this seminar is to bring together new theoretical perspectives on the border. How might contemporary events have introduced new crossings, flows and frictions, realignments and ruptures that invite rethinking of the concept of a border? All approaches welcome.
Submit paper proposals through the ACLA submission portal: https://www.acla.org/node/add/paper?destination=/theorizing-border&semin.... Deadline 9/20/18 @ 9:00 AM EST.
ReSisters of Americanization: Women Writing Difference in the 19/20thC U.S.
T H E 1 0 T H G R A D U A T E C O N F E R E N C E I N L I T E R A T U R E , P O L I T I C S , A N D A E S T H E T I C S A T B I N G H A M T O N U N I V E R S I T Y
(RE)THINKING DISCIPLINARITY: POSITION, DIRECTION, APPLICATION
Keynote: Dr. David Castillo (SUNY Buffalo)
The Don DeLillo Society is seeking papers for a panel on "DeLillo and Privacy" for the 47th Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900:
Time: February 15 - 16
Place: Rice University, Houston TX
Keynote presentation will be by Rita Felski from her new book, Hooked: Art and Attachment. Rita Felski is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at the University of Virginia, and Niels Bohr Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. Her current interests are in aesthetics, interpretation, and method; recent books include Uses of Literature, The Limits of Critique, and Critique and Postcritique.
Submission deadline 12th October
Buildings, cities, landscapes, sculptures, paintings, and music, even, are already physically present and persisting in a present. Why theorise their presence, and what relevance could such a notion have for arts rooted in space?
The New School for Social Research, Philosophy Graduate Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS AND ARTISTIC PRACTICES
ACLA Seminar, Georgetown U., March 7th-10th, 2019
Organized by Ian Thomas Fleishman (UPenn) and Dominik Zechner (NYU)
“I could conceive of another Abraham,” Kafka writes in a letter to a friend, “who was prepared to satisfy the demand for a sacrifice immediately, with the promptness of a waiter, but was unable to bring it off because he could not get away, being indispensable; the household needed him, there was perpetually something or other to put in order, the house was never ready; for without having his house ready, without having something to fall back on, he could not leave. This the Bible also realized, for it says: ‘He set his house in order.’”