International conference organized by ERIAC (Equipe de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Aires Culturelles) on the subject of AMERICANNESS, entitled "History, Fiction, Representations: The Voices That Build The Americas." KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GIANNINA BRASCHI, celebrated Hispanic-American author of the postmodern poetry trilogy Empire of Dreams, the Spanglish classic Yo-Yo Boing! and controversial take on American culture entitled United States of Banana. This conference aims at examining the present state of the interrogations on Americanness from the 1970s to the present day, the concept being understood in the local, national and transcontinental senses of the term.
Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of "Bodies". We invite papers to address this topic from creative perspectives, including bodies of text, bodies of work, the human and non-human body, and so on. We value innovative and inventive interpretation of both subject matter and presentation, and welcome work that embraces digital media, including multimodal and hyperlinked work. We accept work from both Literature and Rhetoric & Composition disciplines.
University at Albany 12th Annual EGSO Conference: Transaction
March 28-29, 2014
Keynote Speakers: Anna McCarthy (NYU) and Myung Mi Kim (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Submission Deadline: March 1st
The 3rd annual Comparative Literature Undergraduate Symposium at the University of California, Berkeley, which will take place on May 31, 2014, provides a space for undergraduates to present original research to their peers in the field of comparative literature and related disciplines. Prior departmental symposia have been incredibly successful, engaging dozens of presenters from across the world. Students will have the opportunity to meet and interact with professors, graduate students, and undergraduates who are leaders in their field. Subsequent publication in the UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal is a possibility for presenters with exceptionally strong research.
According to a top-secret 2009 National Security Agency report leaked by now infamous former NSA and CIA employee Edward Snowden, approximately one third of all international telephone calls, and more than ninety-nine per cent of all internet traffic, are routed through the United States. At once a multi-media communications hub, a global waystation of cultural exchange, a nation of dynamic mobilities, and a synonym for commodity capitalism, "America" cannot be disarticulated from the very concept of circulation. But any movement through, and by, America conceals as much as it produces--otherwise, Snowden's disclosures themselves would be insignificant.
Essays are invited for a special issue of CR: The New Centennial Review, that consider the relation of comedy and theory, especially in relation to contemporary stand-up comedy.
Is it possible to theorize humor and comedy in a new way? Or, to put the question differently, is our moment marked by a certain unmistakable conjuncture of theory and comedy?
CFP: New Directions in Sherlock
Sherlock Holmes: Past and Present
Friday, April 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (BST)
Department of English, UCL
We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to a two-day conference dedicated to the work of A.S. Byatt, in the presence of the author.
As 2015 will mark the 25th anniversary of the publication of Possession, A Romance (1990), we welcome new approaches to this novel. Propositions on her other novels and her short stories will however also be considered.
The conference is dedicated to the memory of A.S. Byatt's French translator, Professor Jean-Louis Chevalier (University of Caen) who was awarded the Prix Baudelaire for his translation of Possession in 1994. Consequently contributions on the translation of Byatt's works would also be of interest as a panel will be organised between A.S. Byatt and her current French translators.
This collection engages emerging scholarship in feminisms, rhetorics, and science studies for purposes of theorizing the most recent "material turn" in the scene of feminist rhetorics. On the one hand, the material turn invites more robust theorizations of materiality that have long been a concern for feminist rhetoricians. Posthumanist theories and object-oriented philosophies, for example, resonate with existing scholarship that studies rhetoric in excess of human symbolic action.
Delaware Valley College (Doylestown, PA) presents
The Precarious Alliance: Energy in Transition
April 2–4, 2014
Join us at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA, for The Precarious Alliance, a sustainability symposium that explores present and future challenges related to how we can better adapt human networks to reduce and reverse trends of environmental degradation, economic instability, and social inequalities.