CfP/CfA events

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  1. Category: CfP/CfA events
    Abstract submission deadline: 30.09.2019
    The Sacred in Literature (NeMLA 2020)
    Submitted by: Redaktion avldigital.de

    In today’s rapidly changing global world, there has been an increase in secularism concomitant with a resurgence of religion. Saba Mahmood argues in Religious Difference in a Secular Age that political secularism has polarized the religious divide, at least in the countries she has studied. One form of this resurgence is a return to sacred texts: the Bible and the Qur’an, among others. References to these sacred texts, as well as to other religious objects, are made in literature both to uncover...

    Fields of research Literature and theology/study of religions
    Created on: 17.06.2019
  2. Category: CfP/CfA events
    Abstract submission deadline: 30.09.2019
    Forgiveness in the 21st Century: Postcolonial Perspectives (NeMLA 2020)
    Submitted by: Redaktion avldigital.de

    In today’s world, where political narratives of apologies and amnesties proliferate, understanding the nature of forgiveness has become increasingly significant. The arguable success of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission – with its ideological investment in forgiveness, as affirmed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s No Future without Forgiveness – has impelled the world to engage seriously with the ethical possibilities of forgiveness. Yet, questions about the vexed relationship...

    Fields of research Postcolonial studies,  Themes, motifs, thematology,  Literature of the 21st century
    Created on: 17.06.2019
  3. Category: CfP/CfA events
    Abstract submission deadline: 30.09.2019
    Tacky/Wacky: The Corny as an Aesthetic Category (NeMLA 2020)
    Submitted by: Redaktion avldigital.de

    “What I liked were: absurd paintings, pictures over doorways, stage sets, carnival backdrops, billboards, bright-colored prints, old-fashioned literature, church Latin, erotic books full of misspellings, the kind of novels our grandmothers read, fairy tales, little children’s books, old operas, silly old songs, the naïve rhythms of country rimes,” Arthur Rimbaud, The Alchemy of the Word (1873). Often rejected as silly, ridiculous, or unsubtle, corny expressions are still important...

    Fields of research Literature and cultural studies,  Aesthetics,  Literature of the 19th century and 2 more
    Created on: 17.06.2019
  4. Category: CfP/CfA events
    Abstract submission deadline: 10.11.2019
    D.H.Lawrence and the People (34th International D.H.Lawrence Conference)
    Submitted by: Redaktion avldigital.de

    A conference organised by Centre de recherches anglophones, Université Paris Nanterre The people is a more or less discreet or threatening presence in Lawrence’s fiction, a kind of collective character with its psychology and narrative function, or a topic for discussion between protagonists. It is also an important theme in the author’s non-fiction, “the political problem of the collective soul” as Gilles Deleuze puts it in his introduction to “Apocalypse.” One immediately thinks of the...

    Fields of research Literature from UK and Ireland,  Literature and cultural studies,  Literature of the 20th century
    Created on: 17.06.2019
  5. Category: CfP/CfA events
    Abstract submission deadline: 31.10.2019
    Bicentinaries: The Liberal Revolutions of 1820 and their Impact on Literary Culture
    Submitted by: Redaktion avldigital.de

    Organised by the Institute of Arts and Humanities, Centre for Humanistic Studies (NETCult), in association with the Anglo-Hispanic Horizons Network (AHH) Taking advantage of the bicentenary celebrations of the liberal revolutions that occurred in southern Europe (Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece) around 1820, but with repercussions in other regions and cultures, this international conference aims to constitute a forum of discussion around the impact that these revolutions had on the...

    Fields of research Literature and cultural studies,  Literature of the 19th century
    Created on: 17.06.2019