The short story can be regarded as a site of resistance with its particular ability to inscribe places, but also a space in-between where language relates place through the specialization of a common, international language.
The Biennial ASLE Conference “Paradise on Fire” explores the connections among storytelling, real and imagined landscapes, future-making, activism, environed spaces, differential exclusions, long histories, and the disaster-prone terrains of the Anthropocene.
A panel of brief (6-8 minutes), provocative statements that offer insight into where the study of hymns might go next.
The graduate students in Hispanic, German, Italian and Russian Studies at the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures/McGill University present a conference on the topics of violence and alterity.
This interdisciplinary and transregional workshop explores slavery, past and present from the perspective of authorship, textuality and literary culture.
Graduate Student Conference @ The Graduate Center – CUNY on the idea of “displacement” in literary and cultural studies.
Dante and Shakespeare: Cosmology, Politics and Poetics, University of Poitiers, France, 4-6 April 2019. Deadline for proposals: 30 June 2018
“A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended.”
For almost two centuries, poets and critics, from Algernon Swinburne to Hart Crane, Allen Ginsberg, and Harold Bloom, have recognized William Blake and Walt Whitman as kindred poets and visionaries, fellow mystics, allied writers in the prophetic tradition. […] However, only a few essays on Blake and Whitman have been published over the past 30 years. This collection of essays aims to advance inquiry into Blake and Whitman’s likenesses beyond impressionism and beyond the terms—prophecy, mysticism, and (to a lesser extent) influence– that have typically framed the rare critical considerations of the two poets in tandem.
The 2018 conference theme, “Once Upon a Time in Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring Louisiana’s long and continued relationship with narrative. Presentation proposals on any aspect of Louisiana narratives, as well as creative texts and performances by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.