At our second annual Association of English Graduate Students Symposium, we wish to explore the many ways that identity manifests itself as an object for study. The concept of identity permeates every text, from its narrator's organizing gaze to the genre in which it is catalogued. Indeed, we invite you to question the term "text" itself, as "text" has come to be identified as anything from a novel to a Facebook page to a film.
Rubric is an online interdisciplinary journal centred around creative writing. It is a space in which to explore the nexus of text and subject, and critically consider the definition of these terms. We welcome contributions of fiction / poetry / fictocriticism / electronic literature / writing and critical theory / practice-based research and as yet undiscovered modes in-between. For critical non-fiction works, we suggest a length of 4,000 to 6,0000 words - feel free to contact us with queries if your project falls outside this scope.
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Classical Representations in Popular Culture
The PCA/ACA and the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will once again be sponsoring sessions on CLASSICAL REPRESENTATIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE at their joint conference to be held April 20-23. 2011 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas (101 Bowie Street/San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA. Tel: 18.104.22.1680).
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal http://asiancha.com is now accepting submissions for "The China Issue", an edition of the journal devoted exclusively to work from and about contemporary China. The issue, which will be published in June 2011, will feature poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, scholarly works and visual art exploring the modern Middle Kingdom. We are looking for submissions from a wide range of Chinese and international voices on the social, political and cultural forces which are shaping the country. If you have something interesting, opinionated or fresh to say about China today, we would like to hear from you. Please note that we can only accept submissions in English.
This approved panel for the American Comparative Literature Association's annual meeting (Vancouver, Canada, 31 March - 3 April 2010) seeks papers that address aspects of the long debate over literary and intellectual engagement. Which types of texts are best suited to such a mission, and how does a text's activist agenda affect its form? How might realist or naturalist texts, whose aim is to "unveil [dévoiler]" (in Jean-Paul Sartre's words) for their readers the practical injustices around them, really make these readers feel responsible for ending those injustices? How do avant-garde texts accomplish what Theodor Adorno terms an altering of our "fundamental attitudes [Haltung]" or what Caroline Levine calls a needed provocation of democracy?
DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010
SUBMIT proposals (250 words maximum) and one-page CV by e-mail attachment to Scott Enderle (email@example.com).
The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is seeking papers, presentations, roundtable discussions, and/or four-person panels on any aspect of the TWILIGHT series for the 2011 Joint National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, April 20-23, 2011. Please send a 250-300 word abstract to Mary Findley: firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2010.
African American Review solicits articles applying the tools of literary theory and criticism to hip hop artistry. Much early and important hip hop scholarship has taken a sociohistorical and documentary approach to the genre, with more recent work beginning to attend, broadly, to aesthetics. Apart from a few notable exceptions, however, such scholarship has seen limited intervention at the level of language, lyric, story, or myth. Yet if we acknowledge hip hop as always already a verbally constructed space, both a spoken performance and an (un)written representation of the lyricist's vision, then the application of literary analysis to hip hop and its fictions seems both appropriate and necessary.
This graduate conference will explore the relevance of contact and contact zones for English Studies. As we move deeper into the twenty-first century, English Studies continues to see increasing discursive overlap. Understandings of identity and subjectivity have relied increasingly on syncretism and hybridity at the expense of rigid national, cultural, and periodic categories. As boundaries and concepts become more permeable, Mary Louise Pratt's definition of "Contact Zones" gains increasing relevance and currency.
The purpose of this session is to generate a forum for discussion and theoretical intervention among and within the musical and prosaic work of art. From Adorno to Nancy, the philosophical approach to music engendered a significant comparative debate with language, but can we still find a profitable assessment inside the sign-referent relation? Language follows a descriptive pattern in order to be expressive but, on the other hand, music creates a sort of impasse by articulating an emotional contour. In this sense, music and literature accompanied the euphoric condition that social and political changes developed in Latin America, especially during the first half of the 20th century.
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Oxford University French Postgraduate Conference Saturday February 19, 2011
Plusieurs fois vint un Camarade, le même, cet autre, me confier le besoin d'agir : que visait-il [...] qu'entendait-il expressément ?
Stéphane Mallarmé, 'L'Action restreinte'
Call for Papers, HERA 2011 | TRANSFORMATIONS MARCH 3-5, 2011 | San Francisco CA
The Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street. San Francisco CA
(415)626-8000 (Hotel reservations must be made directly with the Hotel Whicomb.)
Submission deadline: November 30, 2010 This link directs you to HERA's submissions portal. https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dElxb1A4TmZxcTNwRFpQVU5...