Janine M. Utell posted an update in the group Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Special Issue of The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914–1945: Call for Essays
Dada and Surrealism: Transatlantic Aliens on American Shores, 1914 – 1945
deadline for submissions: December 31, 2017
Please submit full essays of 6,000-7,500 words in Times New Roman 12 pt. font, with MLA citation style, to the guest-editor James W. McM…[Read more]
Jennifer R. Ballengee posted an update in the group Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 3 weeks, 1 day ago
CFP: ACLA 2018. Dangerous Passages (Benjamin 1940/2018).
As is well known, Walter Benjamin undertook a dangerous passage over the Pyrenees, a route taken by many refugees hoping to flee Nazi-occupied France. In the spirit of Walter Benjamin — his work and/or his life — this panel examines dangerous passages of all sorts. Papers might consider…[Read more]
Carlos Gardeazabal Bravo started the topic CFP: ACLA 2018. Topographies of narrative empathy: the social and the cognitive in the discussion Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 3 weeks, 5 days ago
In recent times, empathy has occupied a privileged status in cross-disciplinary research on human behavior and social interaction. Cognitivists have identified empathy as a key emotion that explains why humans behave pro-socially. There is now evidence to suggest empathy as not only a key ingredient of altruism and cooperation, but also a…[Read more]
Tamar Steinitz deposited Back Home: Translation, Conversion and Domestication in Leila Aboulela’s The Translator in the group Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The Sudanese-born author Leila Aboulela describes the position of the non-western Anglophone writer as a translator by default, moving ‘back and forth’ between languages and cultures. This essay argues that Aboulela’s novel The Translator (1999) calls into question conceptualizations of translation that grow out of western relig…[Read more]
A contribution to the Editors’ Forum on Queer Form, edited by Kadji Amin, Roy Pérez, and Amber Musser, for ASAP/Journal.
Nicky Agate started the topic Think the academy has its values & incentives all wrong? in the discussion Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Are you concerned about the growing reliance on quantitative metrics to evaluate research—and people—in the humanities and social sciences? Do you think that current evaluation practices emphasize quantity over quality, discourage collegiality, ignore inclusivity, and overlook the importance of non-traditional forms of rese…[Read more]
As the entire world now knows, Dr. David Dao is the passenger who was dragged off a United Airlines Flight on April 9th, 2017 by Chicago security police who broke his nose, gave him a concussion and smashed two of his teeth. Some media have treated this as a horror perpetrated by a single airline that bullies passengers, or by a business model…[Read more]
Adewale Bankole Ajayi deposited Performance and Orality as Cultural and Pragmatic Strategies in the Musical Performance of 9ice in the group Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Coloniality is a complex heritage encapsulating complex cultural challenges confronting the performance artist. Nigerian musical production appears to have been operating in a world without borders since the advent of colonialism. There have been non-indigenous forms brought into the cultural landscape which have challenged the performers. The…[Read more]
Examining gay journalism as gay liberation literature, this essay forwards a cultural history of sexuality informed by comparative urban and queer studies. My main argument is that gay liberation literature under apartheid lags behind important shifts in sexual activism; and my larger aim is to extend the valences of postcolonial queer studies…[Read more]
The Trump presidency has fueled growing apprehension about a media landscape rife with lies, bogus news, and conspiracy theories. These concerns can be situated within a discourse of archival silence which questions the ways in which knowledge may be concealed, misappropriated and exploited in the service of governments, corporations and…[Read more]
Kanika Batra deposited City Botany: Reading Urban Ecologies in China through Amitav Ghosh’s River of Smoke in the group Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 6 months, 1 week ago
City Botany: Reading Urban Ecologies in China through Amitav Ghosh’s River of Smoke
How are African literatures and cultures mediating globalizing frameworks for gender and sexuality and shifting understandings of “queer”? From Woubi Cheri and Dakan, to Stories of Our Lives, African film has begun this conversation. From K. Sello Duiker, to Chinelo Okparanta and Diriye Osman, new voices have invited national debates on these top…[Read more]
Lecture/class notes on Herbert Marcuse’s Essay on Authority. I’m sharing my teaching notes (rough) for works that may be helpful to others and are widely taught.
Lecture/class notes on Sigmund Freud’s Civilization and its Discontents. I’m sharing my teaching notes (rough) for works that may be helpful to others and are widely taught.
This essay proposes the concept of literary immanence as a new critical model for reading world literature from the perspective of the specific situation experienced by the subject as he or she encounters the world. The literary event is instantiated within three discursive domains: literary immanence, the literary situation into which the subject…[Read more]
With thirty-seven named locations, the Digby Mary Magdalene is rightfully considered to require the most elaborate staging of the Middle English dramatic corpus. In this article, I re-examine the manuscript to find evidence of how the various locations in the play can be grouped into what I term staging complexes. Beginning with the division of…[Read more]
Matthew Davis deposited Lydgate at Long Melford: Reassessing the Testament and “Quis Dabit Meo Capiti Fontem Lacrimarum” in Their Local Context in the group Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 8 months ago
The extracodical stanzas of John Lydgate’s Testament and “Quis Dabit Meo Capiti Fontem Lacrimarum” in the Clopton chantry chapel of the Great Church of Holy Trinity, Long Melford, not only are two intriguing witnesses differing in presentation and language from the manuscript copies but also can be considered as part of a rhetorical program where…[Read more]
Ryan Calabretta-Sajder started the topic AATI@Palermo 2017: Call for Papers in the discussion Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 8 months, 1 week ago
CALL For Papers
AATI International Conference Abroad
Università degli Studi di Palermo
28 giugno – 2 luglio 2017
L’AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian) comunica che il prossimo convegno internazionale si terrà nella città di Palermo, 28 giugno-2 luglio 2017, presso l’Università degli Studi di Palermo, co…[Read more]
Hatem Akil started the topic Invitation to the sessions of the Forum on Global Arab/ Arab American Literature in the discussion Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society on MLA Commons 8 months, 3 weeks ago
We hope you will join us for the following panels organized for the 2017 MLA by the Global Arab and Arab American Literature Forum. They are as follows (sorry for cross-posting)
Session 200: States of In/Security: Global Palestine in Literature, Culture, Art, and Activism
Friday, 6 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 104B, Pe…[Read more]
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