We inhabit a post-critical moment. In literary and cultural studies, the post-critical turn has yielded new modes of reading, while galvanizing new efforts to think beyond—challenging or perhaps circumventing altogether—the limits of critique. These efforts are not limited, however, to the fields of literary and cultural studies; they track suggestively with new tendencies in contemporary philosophy, namely “New Realism” and its polemic antagonism towards the (loosely branded) legacy of critical theory, which has arguably held a theoretical monopoly in spheres of the humanities not taken with the scientific worldview.
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International Journal for the Study of New Religions
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Stories from the Margins: Indigenous Connections to the Land
University of Northumbria 29-30 June 2021
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
- Prof. Lill Tove Fredriksen (UiT The Arctic University of Norway)
- Conversation between Prof. David Stirrup (University of Kent, U.K.) and Anishinaabe, Métis and settler-Irish artist Elizabeth LaPensee
A Virtual Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by Cappadocia University, Turkey, January 13 – 15, 2021
Venue: Cappadocia University, Mustafapaşa Campus, 50420 Ürgüp/Nevşehir/Turkey (Virtual-Microsoft Teams)
Keynote speakers: Larissa Lai, Maggie Gee, Kim Stanley Robinson, Tom Moylan, Raffaella Baccolini, and Elizabeth Outka
Concept Note: The research on men and masculinities traces back to the women’s and gay liberation movements that challenged existing understandings of gender and power. Though the initial formulations of Masculinity Studies had started much early around the 1970s, it was not until the empirical research around 1980s-1990s that it began to develop as a newly formed discipline. As a logical extension of Feminism, Masculinity Studies looks into sex and/or gender as a discursive social construct and tries to understand them through theoretical hermeneutics.
Inspired by the (intended) original location for the 2021 ACLA conference (Montreal), we are soliciting papers on the role of place in Canadian literature and drama for this year's online conference.
Life Writing as World Literature, ACLA April 8-11, 2021 (Virtual)
This panel brings the fields of world literature and life writing together to explore social, economic and ideological contexts informing the circulation, translation and reading of auto/biographical texts. Redefinitions of world literature highlight the “effective life” of works “within a literary system beyond that of its original culture” (Damrosch 2003) or underscore that literature now “is unmistakably a planetary system” (Moretti 2000).
This seminar asks how novels (and the novel form) have absorbed the internet and how (or if) they can reflect it back to us?
Increasingly, our lives—from work to leisure to grocery shopping—run according to the fractured, eternally scrolling, continuously interrupted rhythms of online. While the pandemic has exacerbated this tendency for some (and introduced it to others), platforms like Amazon, Google, and Facebook have long shaped and structured not only our lives, but also our dreams and desires. Alongside this has come the maturation of the “very online” identity, fluent in the memes and vernacular of social media, cynical and ironic, but also performatively vulnerable, constantly joking but not joking.
Abstracts for papers on are sought for a Roundtable on Online Archives at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, to be held March 11-14, 2021 . The deadline for submissions has been extended to Oct. 19, 2020. Additionally, the decision has been made to have a virtual NeMLA conference.
Description: Online archives are something that we should all implement inside and outside of our classrooms to encourage original research by and critical thinking by our students. This panel seeks presentations on all aspects of online archives: creating them, using them, helping students develop skills in using them, and thinking about the future of archives, both digital and conventional, generally.