According to Walter Mignolo (2013, 2007), the triumphal narrative of modernity is inseparable from coloniality, or the logic of domination, exploitation, and oppression.
The Adolescence in Film and Television Area invites paper proposals for presentation at the annual Popular Culture Association Conference, to be held April 17-20, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The official deadline for online submission of presentation abstracts (see below for additional information) is October 1, 2018.
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.
Northeast Modern Language Association 2019 Conference in Washington D. C., March 21-24
Riffing off Du Bois ("Criteria of Negro Art"), Wright ("Blueprint for Negro Writing"), Lorde ("Poetry is not a Luxury"), Baraka ("Black Art"), and many others, this panel seeks to situate, examine, interrogate, and align black writers in American literature and culture. Our objective is to define the many ways black/African American/Negro/Slave writers have characterized or fictionalized what it “means” to be a writer of color.
Call for Papers
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
The Mythology in Contemporary Culture area is dedicated to exploring mythological stories, figures and themes from all cultures and historical periods in all areas of popular culture. The frequent appearance of mythological motifs in popular culture speaks to the notion that mythologies, far from being relics of the past, continue to have significance. Contemporary revisionings and reinterpretations of mythological elements reflect the attitudes of current culture.
Seeking abstracts for a panel featured at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) to be held March 21-24, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Adaptations, Histories, Legacies
Call for Book Chapters