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MLA International Symposium Panel - Faceless No Longer: The Migrant, The Citizen, and the Return of Postcolonial Critique

updated: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:11am
Eralda L. Lameborshi and Dhrubaa Mukherjeee
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

We are organizing a panel to propose at the MLA International Symposium that will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 23-25 July, 2019. See below for panel proposal and instructions for submissions. Note that the deadline for submissions is 19 September 2018. 

 

Faceless No Longer: The Migrant, the Citizen, and the Return of Postcolonial Critique

The Diary as Literature Through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 3:39pm
Angela Hooks/ St. John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

The Diary as Literature Through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America

Seeking abstracts for a roundtable discussion at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) to be held March 21 -24, 2019 in Washington DC

The deadline for abstract proposals is September 30, 2018.

UPDATE: Accepted proposals will also have the opportunity to submit a book chapter for the book "The Diary as Literature through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America. I am the editor and have an interested publisher.

Re-presenting David Jones

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:36am
Thomas Berenato / University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Seminar at ACLA 2018, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 7-10 March 2019

https://www.acla.org/re-presenting-david-jones

Co-organized by Thomas Berenato (Virginia) and Anna Svendsen (York) for the David Jones Research Center

The Theory and Practice of Contemporary Theatre

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:42am
St Andrew's College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 27, 2018

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The Theory and Practice of Contemporary Theatre

Debating (Ultra)Minor/Small and World Literatures in the Age of Cold War

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:58am
Yanli HE(Sichuan University),Iker Arranz(University of California, Santa Barbara)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

This panel will take place as a part of the American Comparative Literature Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, March 7th-10th, 2019.

Critique and the World Outside Us

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:05am
Ian Jensen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

In a recent interview, philosopher Christopher Preston (Montana) notes that we are presently at a crux wherein we are in danger of losing contact with what he refers to as “the world outside of us, the world outside our control” (“Reengineering Our World: A Cautionary Tale,” Vision.org). At first blush, Preston is a thinker out of time with this sentiment--the kind of loss he refers to has more in common with the “back to the land” ethos of what is often called second wave environmentalism than it does with current analyses in the environmental humanities, many of which argue that the present intuition of the fading of the “world outside of us” is little more than an ideological distortion.

Reading Con(Text): Dynamics of Power and Subversion within Novels

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 10:59am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Second half of twentieth century sees literary criticism interpreting the role of history, itself subject to interpretations bearing upon the kind of notion one has of history, as one of the dominant modes of creating ‘literature’ along with the persona of the artist. Oscar Wilde says that, “an artist is not an isolated fact, he is the resultant of a certain milieu and a certain entourage” – an assessment which is foregrounded in rise of the intellectual movements of Historicism, New Historicism, and Cultural Materialism during late 1970s USA and early 1980s Britain.

Derrida's Belle Époque (ACLA 2019)

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:56am
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Annual Meeting, March 7-10, 2019, Georgetown University, Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

La Belle Époque, the period of Western history lasting from roughly 1871 to 1914 (though this seminar will not be so strict with periodizations), is often characterized as a time of relative peace and prosperity, before the outbreak of the First World War.

Disability before disability in the medieval Icelandic sagas (ICMS, Kalamazoo 2019)

updated: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 8:02pm
Háskóli Íslands; Icelandic Research Fund
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

This panel (2 sessions) will consider the ways in which disability is represented in medieval Icelandic literature, particularly in medieval saga writing. Panellists will engage with the concept of disability beyond the traditional bio-medical understanding of the term, exploring disability as a social phenomenon embedded in social arrangements and cultural conventions. They will seek to understand what constituted disability in medieval Icelandic society, culture, and history prior to the establishment of disability as a modern legal, bureaucratic and administrative concept.

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