Conflict: Global Perspectives DEADLINE EXTENDED
“Politics is commonly viewed as the practice of power or the embodiment of collective wills and interests and the enactment of collective ideas.”
“The syntagma ‘politics of literature’ means that literature ‘does’ politics as literature…”
-Jacques Rancière, “The Politics of Literature” (2010)
Conflict: Global Perspectives asks participants to consider the relationship between literature and language and conflict and, more importantly, how literature and language ‘do’ conflict, how they complicate and are complicated by notions and irreconcilabilities of gender, class, race, mood, emotion, genre, and aesthetics. Presentations treating conflicted/conflicting narrative, visual, and cinematic representations of unraveling communities, relationships, and environments are especially welcome.
We will gladly consider presentations in Spanish, Italian, English, French, and German. If you submit an abstract in a language other than English, please attach an English-language translation of this abstract.
We welcome abstract submissions of 250 words for 15-20-minute presentations (8-10 typed pages, double-spaced) by Dec. 31, 2022. Please submit abstract and brief bio to email@example.com.
Conference to take place virtually March 9-11, 2023.
We also welcome and encourage submissions on:
Ancient studies Comparative and/or World Literature Asian studies Hispanic studies French studies
Lusophone studies Caribbean studies African studies African American studies History Political Science
Ecocriticism Film studies Psychology and literature Arabic studies Philosophy Art history
Trauma studies Interdisciplinary methodologies Nineteenth Century Victorian studies Shakespeare
Reception theory Indigenous studies Literatures of the Americas Exilic writing Postcolonialism Memory
Undergraduate students may apply to the general undergraduate CFP.
Following the conference, participants may submit their paper for consideration for publication in the Tête-a-tête conference proceedings.
Vol. 3 of LSU’s Comparative Woman Journal, to be published in 2023, will also accept nominations for the Best Essay Prize. The award will include publication in the volume and a certificate.