For this approved roundtable for the NeMLA 2020 conference in Boston, MA, scholars from a broad range of American literary and cultural studies are invited to propose short papers that address a variety of approaches to gaze theory. The emphasis will be on current debates around gaze theory, contemporary applications of gaze theory to American literature and culture across historical periods, and new theoretical formulations of the gaze. It will engage such questions as whether gaze theory remains a viable way to think about representations of acts of seeing and being seen in texts and images, how gaze theory can help us understand shifting power dynamics in society at large, and whether one can ever supplant the gaze. Abstract and brief c.v. due Sept.
Call for Essays: Religion and (Proto)Feminism in Early Modern Women’s Lives and Works, 1500-1800
This panel is part of the Northeast Modern Language Association conference being held in Boston, MA, from March 5-8th, 2020.
ANIMATIONS AND PROVOCATIONS
Society for the Study of Affect Summer School
July 29 to August 02, 2019
Millersville University, Ware Center
Lancaster, PA, US
November 15-17, 2019 | Westin Peachtree Plaza | Atlanta, GA
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Human Rights in Turkey: A fading shadow of democracy
Editors: Hasan Aydin, Florida Gulf Coast University
Winston Langley, The University of Massachusetts-Boston
The rationale for the Book:
2019 PAMLA Conference San Diego
Rhetoric, Composition, and Linguistics / Professional and Pedagogy
Session Chair: Jennifer Allard (California State University San Marcos)
This panel invites papers that investigate the use of multimodal, cross-disciplinary curriculum for online instruction. More generally, the panel seeks presentations on supporting the needs of all students to successfully communicate. Papers that address the teaching of cognitive science concepts and interpretive communication (including “performance” pieces) are especially welcome.
This panel provides a moment of scholarly exploration into how, and the extent to which, artists were moving beyond collection and collage in an intentionality and intertextuality which created rich layers of new meaning. The root of this inquiry draws on interactive relationships between audience and musicians, graphic artists and filmmakers who inserted themselves into current cultural trends and the history of artistic expressions by dropping or sampling. It considers such enterprises as a legacy of the punk and electronic movements’ do-it-yourself (DIY) projects of drawing attention to the process of cultural production, as well as an adoption of the DJ’s spontaneous manipulation of pre-existing materials across forms and genres.
Franz Kafka: A Century Later
deadline for submissions:
January 10, 2020
full name / name of organization:
Michael D. Sollars / Texas Southern University
Franz Kafka: A Century Later
World Literary Review: Call for Papers
Deadline for abstracts: August 30, 2019
Deadline for mss submissions: January 10, 2020
We teach and learn in a more diversified environment than ever, but do our syllabi reflect gender diversity in the German classroom? Do we make it a topic in our teaching? When? At what level? With what materials? Do we even know how to address one another politely and appropriately, and how not, do we understand what transitioning is like for a transgender person? Do LGBTQ+ people have equal rights, how do the rights differ among German-speaking countries and in the US. In short: Is it not high time to bring the wide range of topics in the field of LGBTQ+ into the German classroom?
Trauma is a notoriously slippery concept to identify and comprehend, however, many theorists—-most notably Cathy Caruth in Unclaimed Experience—have argued that literature provides a means of representing and of ‘working-through’ experiences which otherwise have gone “unclaimed.” Absent from literary trauma theories, such as Caruth’s, however, is a consideration of the euro-centric core of theories of trauma. This absence can be attributed to the origins of literary trauma theory that emerged primarily out of Freudian psychoanalytic psychology and/or the deconstructive philosophy of the Yale School and Paul de Man.
The session seeks papers that examine Spanish in the United States (Mexican, Caribbean, Latin American) as it relates to old and new Hispanic community practices and border crossing (geographical, political, ethnic, social, perceptual, historical, religious, etc.). It intends to bring together interdisciplinary research from various theoretical and methodological perspectives in the humanities and social sciences on Latino/Hispanic communities in the United States. By doing so, it hopes to broaden the discussion on the use of Spanish in different contexts from more than one perspective such as sociolinguistics, literary theory, discourse analysis, cultural studies and other related disciplines.
As we strive for more diversity, social justice, and student agency in the German curriculum, it might be helpful to discuss our wider notions and definitions of diversity as well as how we hope to integrate them into our teachings. But what do we consider to be diverse? What keeps us from succeeding in designing more diversified syllabi? What are the blind spots we create despite our best efforts? Where is our own awareness lacking and how do we find approaches to overcome this oversight? Can we really create a truly diverse syllabus, or does including one aspect involuntarily result in including another?
This panel investigates how queer spaces and identities get performed and contested through the affordances, narratives, and spatial politics of comics. Recent scholarship in comics studies has sought to extend queer approaches to the field beyond a sexual politics of recognition, opening up new opportunities to engage with visual culture and critical geographies to consider how queer spatiality disrupts hegemonic heterosexuality. With that in mind, this panel invites proposals that consider the connections between visual media, space, place, gender, and sexuality in comics. Potential questions to address may include: How are queer spaces embodied in comics and other graphic narratives?
This session attempts to examine novels of the Great War in light of over one-hundred years of reading, reflection, and criticism.
We will use a broad notion of "novel": novels written during and in the wake of World War I; novels written long after the war ended; and novels written today.
Furthermore, we welcome novels written from non-European writers and from authors from countries who did not participate in the Great War. While the language of the conference is English, because this is primarily a comparative literature session, working directly in a language other than English is both permitted and welcomed.