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    Call for papers - America

    Canada and the Great War

    Revue Études Canadiennes / Canadian Studies (n°80 – June 2016)

    The editors of Revue Études Canadiennes/Canadian Studies seek papers (in French or in English) that explore the ways in which WWI might have transformed Canada and Canadians, at home and in the Empire, or how Canadians’ participation in the Great War was represented in literature and the arts.

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    Call for papers - Language

    Unsettling endings in English-language fiction

    This conference seeks to shed new light on the final sections of English language film and literary works from all periods, and to theorize unsettling excipits, whether last lines, last verses, last scenes, or last words.

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  • Call for papers - Psyche

    Lire la littérature et les arts visuels du monde anglophone avec le Lacan de l’après-encore

    Reading English-language Arts and Literature with the Later Lacan

    Lacanian analysis of literature and the arts has not been in vogue in France for some time now. Following the publication of Écrits in 1966, there was a period of analytic fascination with the imaginary capture of the mirror phase and its intersection with the structures of the symbolic in both literary and film studies. Since the 1980s, academic engagement with Lacanian theory in the cultural field has been in a slump, and this for several reasons: the reputed difficulty of Lacan’s style as apprehended through Ecrits, the opposition of numerous feminist critics, and the general decline of theory in the field of literary studies. Today, in light of the growing force of scientistic conceptions of the human subject (at the level of intelligence, behaviour, reproduction, the limits of the body, mortality), Lacanian theory finds renewed relevance in its unwavering postulate of the subject as singular, unique and incalculable, insusceptible to scientific conclusiveness.

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