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Seminars

Please select a seminar for which you would like to propose a paper. Current ACLA guidelines specify that each ACLA member may submit only ONE PAPER for consideration. Abstracts must be received by Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Narrating and Visualizing Youth, Sec. 1

Organizer: Miao Dou

This seminar explores the importance of youth in various cultural and intellectual contexts from the nineteenth century to the present day. The period witnesses the rise of and, more recently, the... more

Event, Nonevent, Unevent

Organizer: Gabriel Quigley

“the event...brings to pass ‘something other’ than the situation, opinions, instituted knowledges...a hazardous, unpredictable supplement, which vanishes as soon as it appears.” – Alain Badiou,... more

Derrida and Rancière

Organizer: Jen Hui Bon Hoa

This seminar examines the relationship between the work of Jacques Derrida and his former student at the École Normale Supérieure, Jacques Rancière. While Rancière has written two... more

Literature and Media, Sec. 1

Organizer: Renren Yang

Two decades into the twenty-first century, this seminar will look to assess and use a comparative approach to expand the “media turn” in studies of literature. The configurations of literature... more

Cultural Indexicality and Agency of Classical Myths

Organizer: Valerio Caldesi Valeri

Cultural Indexicality and Agency of Classical Myths Far from being immutable sacred texts faithfully and uncritically recited word for word long after their creation as the myth-and-ritual school... more

Cultivating Life in the Contemporary Caribbean

Organizer: Charlotte Rogers

In his Nobel Prize lecture, Gabriel García Márquez declared: “To oppression, plundering and abandonment, we respond with life. Neither floods nor plagues, famines nor cataclysms, nor even the eternal... more

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