• Paris

    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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  • Paris

    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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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Language

    Brevity is the soul of wit

    Angles, French Perspectives on the Anglophone World

    For its inaugural issue, Angles: French Perspectives on the Anglophone World welcomes original proposals inspired by the celebrated aphorism: ‘Brevity is the soul of wit’. Often used to describe a literary and social form (humor or sarcasm) or to illustrate commonplaces, the dictum encapsulates beliefs about the relationship between ‘brevity’ and ‘wit’ which have numerous implications in different disciplines and forms of expression. The aphorism not only suggests that brevity is a gateway to revelatory truths, it also implies that true ‘wit’ exists only in shortened form, paradoxically positing depth of meaning (‘soul’) in brevity of form, and also hinting that humor loses its essence when explicated. Additional contradictions emerge when one recalls the context in which the line appears in Hamlet, when Polonius tires the audience by giving some words of wisdom to his departing son.

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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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  • Pessac

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    Mad Narrators

    Appel à communications pour un colloque international sur le thème : « Les narrateurs fous / Mad narrators », à l'Université de Bordeaux 3, les 18-20 octobre 2012.

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  • Bordeaux

    Call for papers - Thought

    From Shore to Shore: Cultural Guides and Conveyors

    Le thème « Passeurs » offre l'opportunité d'explorer la dynamique de la transmission culturelle, littéraire et linguistique dans le domaine de l'anglistique. Le passeur est à la fois un guide et un intermédiaire, entre deux rives ou deux pays, deux cultures, deux générations ou deux langues. Figure mythologique ou biblique traditionnelle, située dans l’entre-deux de l’enfer et du paradis, du monde des vivants et du royaume des morts, il occupe dès son origine un large territoire symbolique et investit l’imaginaire collectif grâce à son pouvoir de sceller le destin des âmes.

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