This roundtable organized for the Northeast Modern Language Association will evaluate the relevance of the philosophical field of phenomenology—the rigorous study of the structures of consciousness and bodily experience—to twentieth and twenty-first century American poetry through a series of short paper presentations.
What does it mean to feel--or not feel--with another? Nearly twenty years ago, in books like Boltanski's Distant Suffering, critics turned to studies of sentiment, histories of emotion, and other notions of public feeling to address the Yugoslav wars and 9/11, and linked the rise of anti-sentimental literature with literature focused on unexpected or illicit interests in witnessing suffering.
Transcultural Poetics and its educational relevance
The section will discuss the transcultural poetics considering its educational impact:
- poetics of multilingual and multicultural literature
- poetics of migration such as "Poetik der Bewegung" (Ette 2005), "Poetik der Marginalität" (Previšić 2009), „Poetik des Nirgendwo“ (Simić 2015)
CALL FOR PAPERS: MLA International Symposium
Recovering Lost Voices
In the face of resurgent social, political, and religious instability, it seems urgent to recuperate the "lost voices" of humanity: those that have been buried or forgotten and those that have been marginalized or othered on the grounds of their perceived foreignness.
Science Fiction has always functioned as a literary multi-purpose vehicle in which writers are able to explore potentialities of the human condition.
But now, we must eat!
Food and Drink in Science Fiction
Call for Papers
The NorthEastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA) will be holding its 50th convention 21 - 24 Mar., 2019, in Washington, D. C. View the full Call for Papers here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/User/ViewProposals/0.
I'm convening the following session and welcome abstracts for and queries about same: