Open discussion of how women are portrayed in film should examine how those portrayals evolve over time to reflect changing cultural values. Women have fulfilled roles that exhibit their historically subservient or sexualized positions in society, among others. Over the decades the gender identity of women has fluctuated to include powerful women, emotionally strong women, lesbian women, and even neurologically atypical women. These identities reflect the expanding possibilities that society
Why do many émigré or exiled authors adopt the language of their host country, rather than write in their native tongue? Does this affect their sense of identity, or merely our identification of them?
Previous panels and round-tables at NeMLA have explored the connections between Language and Self, Language and Identity. Participants in this panel are asked to look specifically at émigrés and exiles who write in a second language, with an eye towards explor
Final Extended Call for Contributions to forthcoming Anthology: Crossing Borders: Delineations of Space in Medieval and Early Modern Literature
This final extended call for abstracts focuses specifically on contributions which consider the application of spatial theory to literatures in Old English, Early Irish, Early Welsh, and Old Norse/Icelandic. This anthology seeks to bring together various explorations of the theoretical and literary signi
The literature produced by the communities of early Northern Europe, where the elements of craft and material culture informed the descriptive matter of both poetry and prose, has left a legacy which demands critical analysis of the ways in which the trappings of the real and the imaginary were represented. What were the relationships between figurative language, mimetic representation, the production of craft, and perceptions shaped by the visual arts? Did the allegorie
Date: 27 - 28 August 2018 Venue: Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Description: The Cities 4.0 Conference and Exhibition is an international event conceptualised to provide the community and municipal government an interactive platform to better understand on essential digital infrastructure and solutions to transform their cities into a smart city or city of the future. This is also an unparalleled platform to source of vendors and consultancy that helps to strategise their tran
Coinciding with the centenary of World War I’s long resolution (from the November 1918 Armistice to the Treaty of Versailles of June 1919), this panel will work to understand the ways the Great War shaped poetry written in Spanish. World War I’s military engagements did not arrive directly to the Hispanic world, but it was nonetheless a fully global phenomenon of vast social, political, economic, and artistic consequences for nearly all the planet’s inhabitants. One hundred
Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
February 21-23, 2019, University of Louisville
In “Tradition and the Individual Talent, T. S. Eliot articulated one of the most enduring theorizations of literary history as an evolving, multifarious, and inherently collaborative endeavor. This panel invites papers that explore T. S. Eliot in terms of his expansive biographical, professional, and l
In 2016, the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Tulsa jointly announced the acquisition of the Bob Dylan Archive—an extraordinary collection of material that includes over 6,000 items, including recordings, manuscripts, film, notebooks and much more. These materials have already begun to open up new ways of understanding not just Dylan and his work, but the broader history of popular music both in America and around the world. Tulsa is already home to the
The Aesthetics of Frechheit: Cynicism and Resistance in German Speaking Culture (17269)
In the provocative Kritik der Zynischen Vernunft (1983), Peter Sloterdijk offers a sobering diagnosis of the post-1968 Zeitgeist that saw the rise of neoliberal conservatism and the return of far-right ideology. Despite inheriting from enlightenment the tools necessary to unveil the repressive nature of various institutions, Sloterdijk believe
Insensitivity to the demands of childcare is nowhere explicitly codified in any academic department or organization, but the formal structures and informal customs of the modern academic organization produce a bias that disproportionately affects the most vulnerable members of the academic hierarchies. Scholarship and childcare compete for time and attention. Extracurricular expectations — conference travel, participation in departmental committees, archival research, interviews & c
Postcolonial Interventions has been striving consistently to explore new frontiers of knowledge in the field of postcolonial studies which remains characterised by fluidity, plurality and consistent refashioning of disciplinary boundaries. The next issue of Postcolonial Interventions will be an Open Issue that will hope to testify to this ever-expanding variety, especially by focusing on recent literary, cultural and socio-political phenomena
From the very first literary texts produced in Latin American soil by early European colonizers to the most recent literary manifestations of cosmopolitanism, one of the themes that has defined the literature of the continent has been the quest for its place within the cultural map of the world. This phenomenon has been fundamental for the development, formation, and transformation of Latin American literatures, particularly during the 20th and 21st centuries. Many projects of cosmopolitanism
Experiential Learning has been described as an innovative approach to pedagogy in the fields of literature, language, and composition. Proponents argue that integrating Experiential Learning opportunities such as public projects, the production of publications, partnerships with local organizations, volunteering, and field trips into the curriculum enable students to connect what they've learned in the classroom to the wider world. But the significance of the concept of experience in the scho
How does the anticipation of translation shape texts in their original languages? In this panel, participants will analyze literary works that seem to be written with translation and the global publishing market in mind or those that reject a globalized style of writing. Papers may analyze texts from any region, but must address translation in some way.
Abstracts must be submitted via NEMLA's site. Panel number 17650.
This is a call for papers for session participants at the Northeast Modern Language Association's anniversary convention in Washington, DC, March 21-24. General details about the conference can be found at http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html . The title of this session is "Fictional Representations of Translators and Theories on Their Work."
The field of translation studies and thereby the role of translators and their work has gained increasing recognition over the last
Washington, DC: March 21-24, 2019 (deadline 9/30/18)
The boom in contemporary scholarship on transmedia storytelling, media convergence, and narrative remediation has largely focused on the interactions between old and new media modes in our digital age. But to what extent have literary narratives exhibited similarly transformative cross-media/cross-genre exchanges during earlier periods in media history? This panel examines how literary fiction was adapt
This panel will take up the question of state power as it relates to the aesthetics of the 20th- and 21st-century Indian novel. How do the form and content of the novel inform our understanding of Indian political histories as they emerge from the encounters between the state and its others? In seeking an answer to this question, this panel will attempt to understand the literary discourse of state-led development and its aesthetic claims as they come into contact with counter-discursive form
In today’s mass media landscape, reports of domestic tragedies, inexplicable violence, and familial collapse have become staples of the 24-hour news cycle. Meanwhile, television series like Game of Thrones (Il Trono di Spade) and soap operas like The Bold and the Beautiful (Beautiful) sensationalize transgressions like parricide, incest, and tyrannical impulses to massive global success.
These themes are the building blocks of the tragic genre. But how did we
From compendia of “illustrious women modelled on Boccaccio’s De mulieribus claris, to Machiavelli’s Lucrezia in the Mandragola, to Giambattista Gelli’s (male-driven) philosophical dialogue La Circe, women from the classical tradition are resurrected in many forms and to many ends over the course of the Italian Renaissance. This panel seeks to investigate how authors and intellectuals rewrote, revised, and (in some cases) reclaimed classical women
The blockbuster success of the 2017 film Wonder Woman reignited a global interest in the figure of the Amazon, eliciting celebrations of female strength and independence alongside debates about her exoticism and sexualization. A sequel, already highly anticipated by many, is slated for release in late 2019.
Such a widespread interest in the Amazonian warrior-woman—both her allure and her paradox—is not, however, a new phenomenon; the Amazons likewise captured the popu