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The Spatial Language of Literature: Sovereign Space and the Borders of Capital

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:56am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA, April 12-15, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The 49th NeMLA Annual Convention
April 12-15, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA

As capital flows freely across national borders, the sovereign state demarcates strict boundaries for people. Capitalism forges global connections with international solidarity organized around wealth. Yet as Foucault has argued, intranational spaces are increasingly heavily policed in the name of homeland security, giving rise to the security state and technologies of surveillance.

Call for Chapters: Teaching Literature and Language Through Multimodal Texts

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Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 1:05pm
IGI GLOBAL
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The last few decades have witnessed a growing interest in the benefits of linking the learning of a foreign language to the study of its literature. In fact, the emphasis on working with culturally authentic texts is one of the central claims for curriculum reform in EFL/ESL teaching nowadays. Moreover, the latest developments in text-based teaching point to a curriculum in which language, culture, and literature are taught as a continuum. 

Nevertheless, the incorporation of literary texts into the language curriculum is not easy to tackle. Many linguists refer to literary content as extremely demanding for both teachers and students. Not surprisingly, many teachers tend to avoid using literary texts for this reason. 

His Beautiful Dark Twisted Imagery: Kanye West’s Moving Image Aesthetic

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:52am
Brandon Arroyo. Concordia University, Montreal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 7, 2017

Whenever someone tells me that they “hate” Kanye West I immediately ask them if they are familiar with his music, most of the time the answer is an emphatic: “no!” Granted, West seems to almost fetishize this self-created divide between his abrasive and confrontational public persona, and his introspective and heartfelt musical lyrics. However, this is due to his insistence on having both his public appearances and music act as provocations that actively question norms around masculinity, the black experience in America, and the life of an artist.

Panel on The Environmental Humanities Islands in mind: on diversity, vulnerability and resilience

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:28pm
III INSULA International Colloquium Beyond Nature/Artifice Funchal | UMa-CIERL
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

This panel takes W.S. Merwin’s line “Day after day we wake to the Island” as motto and challenge to rethink islands not just as utopian and paradisiac places, but to understand them as specific places, in the context of the environmental crisis, and from the perspectives and methodologies of the Environmental Humanities.

III INSULA International Colloquium Beyond Nature/Artifice

updated: 
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:28pm
UMa-CIERL
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

there is no singular ‘nature’ as such, only a diversity of contested natures; and that eachsuch nature is constituted through a variety of socio-cultural processes from which such natures cannot be plausibly separated.

Macnaghten, P. and Urry, J. (1998), Contested natures

Sterne and (Post)Modernism revisited

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Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 7:33pm
International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

At the 2nd International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference (26-28 October 2017, in Bydgoszcz, Poland) Prof. Peter de Voogd will be convening the panel "Sterne and (Post)Modernism revisited".

Paper proposals should be sent to peterdevoogd@fastmail.fm and j.lipski@ukw.edu.pl; the deadline is 15 July 2017.

The panel will cover various aspects of Sternean echoes in later literature, revisiting some of the issues addressed in the collection "Laurence Sterne in Modernism and Postmodernism" (ed. Peter de Voogd, David Pierce; Rodopi, 1996).

Sterne and Travel Writing: 18th-21st centuries

updated: 
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 7:33pm
International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

At the 2nd International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference (26-28 October 2017, Bydgoszcz, Poland) Prof.

Interstices 19 - Surface/Pattern

updated: 
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:27pm
Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Surface and ornament are periodically reviewed, discarded and pursued. More recently, there has been an interest in the writing of Aby Warburg, Alois Riegl, Gottfried Semper, Adolf Loos, Hermann Muthesius, and Le Corbusier. They have been made prominent by issues of animation (see, for example, Papapetros 2012, Payne 2013, van Eck 2014) and digitation (see for example Spuybroek 2008 and Schumacher 2009).