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Teaching Disability: Global Approaches

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Assocciation
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This roundtable explores three questions concerning the teaching of disability literature: Is there an ideal curriculum or canon of readings concerned disabled people? Are there cultural differences from country/region to country/region in either the representation or teaching of disability literature? Do experienced teachers of disability literature have lessons learned to share with their NeMLA colleagues?

 

As a comparative literature roundtable, we want to be as inconclusive as possible, looking at English and non-English authors, curricula, and approaches. The language of instruction in this roundtable but the chair will co-ordinate hands-outs and translations.

The Contribution of Simone de Beauvoir

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) was a protean author: trained as a philosopher, devoted to her craft as a novelist, gifted as a memorialist, the author of interdisciplinary works on women, and a considerable figure in French political life, it is as difficult as it is important to reflect on her importance as an international woman of letters. This panel will be organized around two basic questions: Can we identify the major contribution of Simone de Beauvoir in the context of 20th century literature? What is the continuing importance of Simone de Beauvoir in the 21st century?

Franz Fanon Today

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Richard Schumaker/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Soldier, psychoanalyst, political activist, and post-colonial theorist—in his intense and brief life, Frantz Fanon wore many masks. And his influence has been as variegated as well; the list of those who fell under his sway include, to name just a few, Sartre and De Beauvoir, Homi Bahba, film director Gillo Pontecorvo, and the Black Panthers. This panel invites papers that explore and meditate upon how Fanon’s vibrant life and enduring writings influenced and continue to operate upon our present cultural and political moment.

This panel focuses on the enduring influence of Frantz Fanon by looking at specific works, ideas, and connections between Fanon and events, especially those of national liberation between his lifetime and the present time.

The Literature and Film of the Great War: From War to Peace 1917-1925

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:22pm
Richard Schumaker Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel explores the representation of the Great War from roughly late 2017 through roughly 1925 in order to examine perspectives on the final years of the war and the onset of peace. 

The guiding themes in this panel will be as follows:

· The examination of the effects and results of the year as the war is concluding

· Exploring the aftermath of the war to gauge its meaning and consequences

· Comparing representations of the Great War from country to country and language to language to measure its impact on life in Europe and the rest of the world

· Comparing the final years of the war in film and literature

· Examining the effects of the war on geographical areas. 

Beats, Counterculture, and Hipsters for the Southwest Popular/American Culture Associaton (SWPACA) 2018

updated: 
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:14pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Call for Papers

Beats, Counterculture, and Hipsters Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017

 

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