The 50th NeMLA Annual Convention
March 21-24, 2019 - Washington, DC
twentieth century and beyond
The 50th NeMLA Annual Convention
CALL FOR PAPERS:
March 21st-24th, 2019
The 50th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
Abstracts due Sept. 30, 2018
Québec's October Crisis – Formalist poetics, formalist politics
“Something must be said. Must be said that has not been and has been said before.” —Minh-ha Trinh, from Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcolonialism and Feminism
Mainstream journalism and non-fiction reports on war and conflict often reinforce the same injustices they address, even when their goal is to critique human rights violations. On one hand, they can spectacularize suffering; on the other hand, they can de-emphasize individual suffering through “us versus them” rhetoric or distancing imagery, such as the US media’s focus on “shock and awe” tactics in the “war on terror.”
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2018 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Wardman Park Marriot
Wednesday, April 17 to Saturday, April 20, 2019
For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/
DEADLINE:1 OCTOBER 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 47th Annual Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900
Featuring–Sianne Ngai, Douglas Kearney, & Lynn Keller
February 21 - 23, 2019
The 47th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 21-23, 2019. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, etc). Work by creative writers is also welcome.
Submissions may be in English or Spanish.
The Department of English
Diamond Harbour Women’s University
in Collaboration with
Centre for Victorian Studies (CVS), Jadavpur University
Will Organise a
One Day Symposium on 16th November, 2018
‘The world within I doubly prize…’: Reassessing Emily Brontë at 200
This panel session is sponsored by the Margaret Atwood Society and will take place during the 2019 NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) convention in Washington D.C.
CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE EDITION
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”
Session: New Italians
Presiding Officer: Gloria Pastorino, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Proposal Due Date: August 1st, see our CFP page for open sessions (https://www.pamla.org/2018/topic-areas)
Following on the writing of Hannah Arendt, Cathy Caruth’s work on trauma and narrative points to a “new history of disappearance.” This panel seeks to explore that “new history” in the context of the transnational space crafted within rhetorics of the American city in contemporary fiction. Writers like Teju Cole, Don DeLillo, and Leslie Marmon Silko expand on those rhetorics—addressing denial and moments of obsessive return—as flight, escape, and migration define their characters’ imaginative renderings of cities, once boundaries have vanished, limits are reached, the fence lines fail and open range surrounds them.
This special issue of the journal Humanities is dedicated to a field that is currently experiencing a veritable explosion: contemporary historical fiction. In recent years the genre has been successful in securing coveted literary prizes and in attracting the efforts of some of the best contemporary writers of fiction.