In 1950, Charles Olson published “Projective Verse,” an essay that deeply influenced many poets who would form the corps of the American poetic avant-garde from the 1950s into the present day. But his legacy for contemporary women poets is quite complicated. When he says in that essay, “keep it moving as fast as you can, citizen,” it’s unclear whether he means women poets to be fully and equally included in that poetic citizenry. Some women poets have included themselves as addressees of Olson’s universal male pronoun in his prose and poems by unquestionably taking up the imperatives of projective verse, even in the face of direct sexism from their male colleagues. Others, however, approach Olson’s work much more skeptically, seeing in Olson’s discour
EBAAS 2018 Call for Papers
The 32nd European Association for American Studies and 63rd British Association for American Studies Conference
4-7 April 2018
King’s College London, University College London and the British Library
Keynote Speakers: Bettye Collier-Thomas (Temple University), Jo Gill (University of Exeter), Pekka Hämäläinen (University of Oxford)
The CEA Critic : The Official Journal of the College English Association (rolling deadline)
General Editor: Jeraldine Kraver / University of Northern Colorado
Managing Editor: Molly Desjardins / University of Northern Colorado
Editorial Assistant: Winsome Lewis / University of Northern Colorado
Journal contact email: CRITICUNCO@gmail.com
Donald Trump was a public figure long before he became President of the United States, one who became familiar to American audiences through his appearances in a wide variety of media over a period of several decades. While much has been made of Trump’s selling of himself to the American public in branded productions that identified him as their author or producer, ranging from books such as Trump: The Art of the Deal to his reality-TV Apprentice franchise, less attention has been paid to the treatment of Trump in works of fiction produced by authors other than Trump. This panel will examine the treatment of Trump and his fictional analogues in films, television programs, and literature, with an emphasis on works that took up the subj
The World of Trump / Trump and the World
Pierre Guerlain (Université Paris-Nanterre) et Raphaël Ricaud (Université
Paul Valéry-Montpellier 3)
Trumpland isn’t just hell for Muslims, Hispanics, women, and other
vulnerable populations; it is hell for anyone trying to make sense of what
is going on. It is a topsy-turvy world, a world turned upside down, a
world where absurdity reigns .
“Objects of Desire” – International Conference at Lille Catholic University, 24-26 May 2018
Call for Papers
Literature, religion and art began with objects of desire and have never abandoned the theme. From Helen of Troy and the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden via Novalis’s blue flower to the throne of Westeros, numerous examples spring immediately to mind, and if the ten commandments tell people not to covet anything that belongs to their neighbours, this surely implies that they are highly likely to do just that.
The Cartographic Imagination: Art, Literature and Mapping in the United States, 1945-1980
A two-day international conference funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, in conjunction with the Centre for American Studies at the University of Kent and the Départment d’Etudes Anglophones at the University of Strasbourg.
Dates: 18-19 May 2018
Venue: Reid Hall, 4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006, Paris, France
Organizers: Monica Manolescu (University of Strasbourg) and Will Norman (University of Kent)
Organizers: Ilan Mitchell-Smith and Katherine McLoone.
A panel at the annual ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference at UCLA: March 29 - April 1, 2018.
Sponsored by the Cal State University Long Beach Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
From the Renaissance invention of the term medium aevum to modern colloquial usage of “medieval” as a pejorative, the era between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries has been a site of contention through which western culture defines both its fears and its ideals.
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.