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Claiming the Human, Critiquing the Human

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:40pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

In the conclusion of The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon points to the limits of the European humanist subject (“Man”) and the ways in which its definition has involved violent actions and exclusions. He calls for a non-Eurocentric project to invent a “new man” that requires an expansion and reconsideration of humanity. This task of imagining and bringing into being a new human seems to involve a delicate double bind: humanity must be claimed in the name of those excluded from its purview; the claim to be human, however, may unwittingly reinforce the transparency and self-evidence of the very category that needs to be interrogated, thus further marginalizing alternative versions of humanity.

ACLA 2017 CFP -- Periodizing the Present State of War and Culture

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 3:43pm
Steve Carter / University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

This panel proposes to discuss and assess ways of periodizing and conceptualizing contemporary intersections of war and culture. Is the so-called war on terror still a relevant, if deeply ideological, moniker, or is this supposedly endless conflict already passing from view as a useful touch point? If Vietnam was, according to a thinker such as Chris Hables Gray, the first postmodern war, then in what ways have we entered an epoch of post-postmodern wars?

Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:44pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature 

Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Time and Trauma in Twentieth-century Literature" at

The 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

NeMLA 2017: Speculative Horror: Ontologies of the Real

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:44pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The dominant methodologies for engaging with horror fiction and cinema are often limited by a reliance on interpretation and critique, and by a linguistic constructivist frame that has barred any serious discussion of “the real” within this genre as an ontological possibility. In other words, most current methods for reading horror reduce its elements to mere symbols or signifiers of broader, more abstract notions of the social, the political, the psychological, or the linguistic. This panel, therefore, seeks to explore the possibilities of theoretical engagement with horror fiction in this post-linguistic and post-critique era of realism, materialism, and the nonhuman.

CFP book chapters : Revisiting the Aca-fan Concept with and beyond Jenkins

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 3:39pm
Centre Norbert Elias UMR CNRS
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

CFP: Call for Submissions for chapters in an edited book
Book title: *Revisiting the Aca-fan Concept with and beyond Jenkins*
Submission deadline: October 1st, 2016.
Editor: Prof. Frédéric Gimello-Mesplomb - Centre Norbert Elias (Eds.)
Publisher: Routledge

The Gift in Literature

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:50pm
Nandini Ramesh Sankar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

 

History/Historia in Cervantes (Seminar)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:48pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

History/Historia in Cervantes (Seminar)

Chairs: Gladys Robalino (Messiah College), Robert Stone (US Naval Academy)

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