This session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of Young Adult literature and/or culture. The panel is particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, " Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian.” How does space impact YA literature and/or culture? How is the Anthropocene represented in YA fantasy? Further, presentations that examine diverse voices in literature and media are encouraged. This panel welcomes submissions about young adult literature, film, television, etc. Feel free to submit an abstract pertaining to the conference theme or otherwise.
Panel on the cultivation of antiracist reading practices. Topics may include the race novel, social scientific uses of Black literature, antiracist reading lists, book clubs, “common text” programs, cross-racial readerships, sensitivity readers. Send abstract.
Paul Ricoeur insisted there is always more meaning than can be articulated, appropriated, or understood. This session seeks enactments, explorations, and reconsiderations of his Interpretation Theory 50 years later. Though the book was published in 1976, Ricoeur delivered the lectures in fall 1973. It was a period of social and intellectual reckoning similar to our own. Ricoeur had recently relocated to the University of Chicago from Paris-Nanterre under criticism for his attempts to mitigate conflicts during the 1968 student uprisings. In parallel with this personal crisis, Ricoeur was turning in his thought from considerations of symbolic interpretation to considerations of texts and their social and political dimensions.
In Passage : The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the journal of the Department of English of the University of Boumerdes (Algeria), seeks essays in English or French for its fifth issue, to be released in December 2022. In Passage is indexed in MIAR and the MLA Directory of Periodicals.
All the contributions should either be written in English or discuss questions that relate to the English-speaking world. They should fit within the broad scope of texts and mobility and their interconnectedness in the fields of literature, linguistics, and translation, among others. The subjects that the journal seeks to investigate include but are not restricted to:
This panel examines literary and cultural urbanisms in the Global South in the context of reframing repair. Until recently, cities in the Global South have been examined mainly as models of crisis, dysfunction, and brokenness. The urgent work of repairing their imperfect conditions has, in turn, been perceived solely in terms of rapid and uneven development in official discourse. Scholars such as Ann Laura Stoler, Filip de Boeck, Ananya Roy, Achille Mbembe, and others, have instead urged us to rethink ruins, lacks, lags, and gaps as origin sites for emergent forms and practices that alter conditions of the possible.
Confirmed Speakers: Prof. Maurizio Bettini (Università di Siena), Prof. Jonathan Charteris-Black (University of the West of England), Dr. Fabian Horn (LMU München), Dr. Antonella Luporini (Università di Bologna), Dr. Alberto Martinengo (Università di Torino), Prof. Andreas Musolff (University of East Anglia), Prof. Andreas Zanker (Amherst College).
Organised by Dr. Irene Leonardis (Potsdam Universität)