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Humor and Violence in the African-American Imagination

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
contact email: aio16@english.rutgers.edu This session welcomes papers that will investigate the range of comedic forms embedded within African American literature. On the heels of the twentieth anniversary of the release of Saidiya Hartman’s seminal mon
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session welcomes papers that will investigate the range of comedic forms embedded within African American literature. On the heels of the twentieth anniversary of the release of Saidiya Hartman’s seminal monograph Scenes of Subjection, this panel’s exploration of the use of humor in black literature offers a new critical framework for exploring the ways that spectacles of violence have continued to undergird representations of black performance in contemporary critical thought. From the auction block to the jazz stage, “blackness” manifests epidermally and externally, often through public articulations of shared racial grief. As such, recent critical work has often framed humor as a tactical response to racial violence.

Nationalism and Internationalism: Irish Modernist Poetry of the Interwar Years

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:11pm
NEMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The interwar years (1918-1939) were a turbulent time in Ireland. With the aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising, the Irish Civil War and the formation of the Irish Free State in 1922, Ireland was a nation in upheaval and at war with itself. The symbiotic relationship between the formation of the Irish Free State and the poetry that was produced during the interwar period is of particular if sometimes neglected importance to the canon of Irish Modernism. This panel discussion invites participants to look more deeply at the body of work that came at the end of the Irish Literary Revival and led to the formation of Irish Modernism. 

Borderlines: Ekphrasis and the Status of the Poetic in Rhetorical Appeals

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:11pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The proposed panel purports to explore the functions of ekphrasis and the poetic in rhetorical appeals. It welcomes papers based on the Classical appeals to logos, pathos and ethos, as well as Modern appeals to authority, evidence, data, time, place, the body, gender, race, literary tropes and narrative form. Within the context of the panel, the term ekphrasis is broadly interpreted in both its Ancient sense, as energeia, that is vivid sensuous description, or its more Modern sense as the verbal representation of visual representation. Another way to frame the intention of the panel would be to say that it purports to explore the persuasive power of both vision and language from Antiquity to the present.

Romantic Visions

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) (4/15-18/2018) -- Pittsburgh, PA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Please note that all abstracts must be submitted online through the NeMLA portal. http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

The Aggressive Image, Yale Film & Media 11th Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:21pm
Yale Film and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 27, 2017

The Aggressive Image: 11th Annual Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference at Yale University, February 17-18, 2018

Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT

 

Keynote Speaker: Rahul Mukherjee, Dick Wolf Assistant Professor of Television and New Media Studies; Assistant Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania

 

Special Screening: Akira (Ōtomo Katsuhiro, 1988, 35mm)

 

COMPARATIVE HUMANITIES: RE-CONFIGURING HUMANITIES OF THE GLOBAL SOUTH

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:11pm
Dr. Amith Kumar PV. Professor & Head, Dept. of Comparative Literature, The English and Foreign Languages University, India
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

We invite original and unpublished academic/research papers regarding the topic 'Comparative Humanities' for an edited volume to be published by a reputed publication house with a recognized ISBN. The volume aims to bring together in print the diverse ideas and conceptualizations about the concept 'Comparative Humanities' - with a special focus on understanding and redefining 'Humanities' as practiced in the Global South.

 

CFP: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2018

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
Laura Barrio-Vilar / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

The general conference theme is “bridges,” so we are especially interested in presentations that build bridges between and among texts, disciplines, people, cultures, media, languages, and generations.

THE PODCAST: FORMS, FUNCTIONS, FUTURES

updated: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:30pm
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

THE PODCAST: FORMS, FUNCTIONS, FUTURES

AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

8 - 9 February 2018

in Mainz, Germany

organised by

Margarita Navarro Pérez (Departamento de Idiomas, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia)

and Patrick Gill (Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

 

Reminder: Considering Modernist Confusion (NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh)

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:05pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?

CFP for Panel on the Profession

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:02pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Subject: Call for Papers: The Profession at CEA 2018

 

Call for Papers on the Profession at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on the Profession for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

Possible topics may include:

Call for Papers: Film Adaptation PCA/ACA 2018

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:04pm
Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Film Adaptation

PCA/ACA (J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis, IN/ March 28th-31st)

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 

For Conference details click:   

http://pcaaca.org/ 

Self-Translation Is Not Translation At All

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
Yves Cloarec / Queens College CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Unlike the translator of someone else’s work, a self-translator does not translate: she “thinks” in both languages. Self-translation, then, may not be translation at all, but be merely the process of creating “the same” literary work in a different language. This roundtable invites writers, translators and scholars to examine examples of Self-Translation from high literature, popular culture, or ideally their own attempts, and discuss to what degree the “Self” is bound by the language(s) which it uses to express itself.

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Indigenous Ecomedia

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:02pm
Association for the Study of Literature & Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

CFP: Indigenous Ecomedia  
for the ASLE off-year symposium A Clockwork Green: Ecomedia in the Anthropocene.

NEMLA Seminar: Encounters with Globalization in the 19th century

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:02pm
Jenny Strakovsky, Georgia Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Encounters with Globalization in the 19th Century Seminar, Northeast MLA Annual ConventionApril 12-15, Pittsburgh, PA

Application Deadline: September 30, 2017

Conference Theme: "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes, and Imagined Worlds"

 

Seminar Description:

The 19th century saw the watershed expansion of political, economic, and cultural networks beyond national borders. The literature of this period strives to be both globalized and radically localized, revealing the fraught relationship between modern cosmopolitanism and the emergence of the modern nation-state.

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