This panel focuses on the instability of meaning in Old English elegies. Because queerness bears nuanced connotations that require individual definition, this session is open to a broad understanding of the term “queer” and how queer theory enhances our understanding of the elegies in Anglo-Saxon culture. Approaches may include, but are not limited to, manuscript history and paleography, generic conventions and their reception, as well as literary innovations within specific texts.
Call for PCA 2017 (San Diego, CA, 4/11-16)
Beyond Monogamy: Opening out Adaptation Studies
For a host of reasons, the basic structure of an adaptation study has been, historically, a one-to-one comparison of source and adaptation. And for a host of reasons, this has proven (potentially) problematic. Not that the one-to-one study, or singleton, can’t be well done, productive, and downright brilliant. Clearly, it can. But as adaptation studies moves toward conceiving and theorizing adaptation according to postmodern concepts of intertextuality, the singleton becomes less dependable and productive in developing forward-moving directions, strategies, and theories for the field.
Modernity is often defined as a series of political, social, and economic shifts related to the emergence of an autonomous subject. Nevertheless, there is a lack of consensus of how to measure the underlying forces driving this supposed change of paradigm. In light of recent approaches to subjectivity, we invite participants to circulate 5-8 pages papers (with theoretical or empirical foci on the topic) and discuss them after a brief presentation. The goal of the seminar is therefore to interrogate the condition of the “early modern subject” through the analysis of established binaries such as (but not limited to) unity/plurality, transcendence/immanence, individual/communal, East/West, local/global, medieval/modern, etc.
The literary productions of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century African diasporic thinkers are widely acknowledged as the discursive corrective to African enslavement and colonization under Western hegemonic domination. Olaudah Equiano’s, David Walker’s, and Frederick Douglass’s works emphasize the significance of ancient African history and agitate for the abolition of chattel slavery; in the early twentieth-century, W.E.B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction (1935) and C.L.R. James’s The Black Jacobins (1938) contest the Eurocentricity of traditional Marxian thought by highlighting the import of enslaved African labor to the development of the modern Western capitalism.
Historical English poetic comparison with Pakistani Poetical forms in Wordsworth and Shinwari’s poetry
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The University of Lahore, Lahore-Pakistan
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Performance philosophy has been in development for the past decade as an interdisciplinary approach to performance studies. The contemporary global reality and political-economic situations have called forth performances that operate within new frames of reference and use new technologies. Understanding the complex politics of these new performances requires a fresh theorizing, a specifically contemporary philosophy of performance. The ‘crossover’ of performance and philosophy hybridizes the spaces between and around the two ‘conceptual personae’ (Deleuze and Guattari). The present areas of conceptual interrogation include radical interventionist studies of existing philosophies to place performance into perspective.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Bodies in the Streets: Somaesthetics of City Life
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 26–27, 2017, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.
Seminar: “Modernism & Fascism”
Organizers: Dr. Franco Baldasso, Bard College; Dr. Sara Marzioli, Penn State University
Guest Speakers: Jennifer Scappettone, University of Chicago; Laura Wittman, Stanford
It is a pleasure for me to announce activation of a new academic journal: Journal of Multidisciplinary Developments (JOMUDE): http://www.jomude.com Journal of Multidisciplinary Developments is a scientific journal, which published online Book Reviews, Work in Progress Papers, Short Research Papers, Regular Research Papers from a multidisciplinary view including Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. Main objective of the Journal of Multidisciplinary Developments (JOMUDE) is to support liteature of both Natural Sciences and Social Scie
New Universalisms: Aesthetics, Media, Politics
Graduate Student Conference, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, October 7-8 2016
Keynote speakers: Lauren Berlant (University of Chicago) and Tung-Hui Hu (University of Michigan).
UPDATED DEADLINE: JULY 1 2016
“Reviving History: Contemporary Representations of “The Past” on Page, Stage, and Screen”
Guest edited special issue of The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Vol. 4 Issue 2 (June 2017)
Michael Kula, University of Washington, Tacoma
As our daily lives have grown more and more dominated by technology and by a corresponding fascination with the “new,” there’s been a counter movement interested in reexamining the ways of “the past.” Whether it is handmade books, craft-made pickles, vintage automobiles, or handlebar mustaches, indeed the cliché often seems true now: what’s old is new again.
Flash fiction is as old as Aesop’s fables, as recent as microfiction on blogs. But what works best in a limited space, who are some of the best practitioners of this brief form, and why? Is there an emerging praxis or theory for writing and teaching flash fiction as there once was for short stories? Any fresh angle on this subgenre is welcome, but preferably with an emphasis on analysis and technique and something intrinsic to the form, not just a reading of a particular short short story. 300-word abstracts, please, to https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16145
Eco-Fictions: Emergent Discourses on Nature and Environment in Postcolonial Literatures
Guest editors: María Alonso Alonso and María J. Cabarcos-Traseira
CALL FOR PAPERS
A Call for Contributions to an Anthology: Crossing Borders: Delineations of Space in Medieval and Early Modern Literature
CALL FOR PAPERS
Is seeking submissions for an edited collection of scholarly chapters (not personal essays) entitled:
Editor: Berkeley Kaite
Deadline for Abstracts: August 1st, 2016