This roundtable explores how feminist authors have used both ekphrasis and apophasis to question the interrelations of gender, race, class, and socio-economic and political power; and also, to displace traditional, outmoded beliefs, and inherited but dysfunctional historical narratives. Rhetorically, ekphrasis is defined as vivid, verbal description, or as verbal representation of visual art, or as canonical literature re-envisioned to fit new narratives. Apophasis refers broadly to denial, repudiation, or negation, and narrowly to a kind of irony in which what on the surface appears to be the case differs radically from what is actually the case.
Sapphic Echoes: Representations of Female Love and Desire in Global Literatures #19149
This seminar asks questions and invites responses that explore representations of female love and desire in global literatures. How have the complex poetics of female love and desire—the desire to have something, or escape something, or punish, or know—been represented over time? What strategies have been employed to subvert literary conventions defined predominantly by male perspectives on home, love, war, victory and loss? How have female characters navigated the interplay between things done (overtly) and thought (covertly) to reveal the inner web of desires, fears and conflicts that constitute a female poetics of love and longing?
Le présent panel se veut le lieu d’exploration et de questionnement des difficultés auxquelles sont confrontées les femmes qui sont loin d’être préoccupées par la construction d’une communauté centrée autour d’une conception sororale unique. Leur engagement dans le cadre des luttes politiques tout comme leur rôle en tant que « gardiennes du temple » des traditions séculaires patriarcales ne sont plus à démontrer. Cependant, existe-t-il des associations des femmes africaines à caractère essentiellement féministe ?
This roundtable session will discuss practical strategies for implementing techniques of mindfulness in the writing and literature classroom, and it will consider the advantages and disadvantages of such techniques. It will focus especially on the benefits of mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions not only for students but for instructors as well.
Call for a Co-editor on a collected manuscript, ‘Who Was that Masked Woman: Representations of Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression.’
We have begun placing our Speaking of Shakespeare series on podcast sites for those who might wish to listen to these conversations as audio only. These talks are with Shakespeare scholars, directors, actors, digital developers and more. Most of these talks are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, and other services. The full list of talks will be available soon. You can listen on our hub at Buzzsprout or follow the link to your own service at: https://speakingofshakespeare.buzzsprout.com.
SAMLA 93, scheduled for November 4-6, 2021, has moved to a virtual format. As such, we are re-opening our General Call for Abstracts until September 30. For more information on submitting to our General Call, please follow this link: https://samla.memberclicks.net/general-call-for-abstracts
Additionally, some panel organizers have extended their CFP deadlines until the 30th. To browse our current CFP list, please follow this link: https://samla.memberclicks.net/callsforpapers
CFP Eikón Imago Journal 2023. Imago, ius, religio. Religious Iconographies in Illustrated Legal Manuscripts and Printed Books (9th -20th Centuries)
Special Guest Editors: Maria Alessandra Bilotta & Gianluca del Monaco
Call for Chapters
ReFocus: The Films of Abel Ferrara
Edited by Florian Zappe
Edinburgh University Press
Series Editors: Robert Singer, Gary D. Rhodes, Frances Smith
Fantasies of the Subject: Affecting Selves in Contemporary American Literature
edited by Paula Barba Guerrero & Laura de la Parra Fernández
If what we need to dream, to move our spirits most deeply and directly towards and through promise, is discounted as a luxury, then we give up the core —the fountain— of our power [...] we give up the future of our worlds.
—Audre Lorde, “Poetry Is Not a Luxury”