[Msa-discuss] CFP--New York ACLA

Matt Huculak jhuculak at uvic.ca
Mon Oct 28 14:29:05 EDT 2013


From: Erin Carlston <carlston at email.unc.edu<mailto:carlston at email.unc.edu>>
Subject: CFP--New York ACLA
Date: October 28, 2013 at 9:35:03 AM PDT


Call For Papers: ACLA 2014, New York University, New York City
March 20-23, 2014.

Seminar Title: Circulation, Movement, Flows
Seminar Organizers: Jessica Berman (University of Maryland, Baltimore), Erin G. Carlston (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Contemporary comparative literature has been invigorated by Deleuzian notions of the rhizome and of virtual flows of matter and desire. Yet this seminar invites participants to investigate the role of movement, flows, and circulation in 20th century comparative literature beyond Deleuze by asking them to consider these terms in both their literal and more metaphorical or theoretical senses. How does the global circulation of weather, tides, texts, or capital impact twentieth-century writing? How might we understand the impact of the movement of commodities in a world-wide marketplace? How do the flows of peoples, species or material goods around the world affect our ability to build a planetary model of comparative literary study?

We invite participants to consider such matters as:

Ocean currents, flowing between continents and carrying with them ships, species, weather, texts, commodities
Beaches, marketplaces, and other geographical spaces of encounter
Flows of matter and energy, changing the circumstances, situations and means of production of texts
The circulation of ideas, styles, commodities, technologies, and texts between and among capitals
The impact of the flow of capital between and among metropoles and antipodes
The role of movements of people/texts within and across geographical, political or cultural borders
The expanded circulation of voices via new technologies like the telephone, telegraph, cinema and radio
Tthe flow of data via both old and new information technologies, etc.
The flow of environmental forces and impacts around the globe

Deadline for abstracts has been extended to November 15, 2013.





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Erin G. Carlston
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3520
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