40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts
From the Peri Hypsos of Longinus through formulations by Burke, Kant, Hegel, de Man, Lyotard, Nancy, Jameson, Badiou, and others, where do we stand today in relation to this ancient aesthetic category? Is the sublime a "cultural dominant" in a postmodern mediascape of simulation and simulacra or rather an aesthetic "event," in Lyotard's sense? What are some other ways to consider the relevance of the sublime in a post-9/11 world? Proposals considering any aspect of the history, theory, and politics of the sublime as well as examples from literature, art, and popular culture are welcome, as are comparative approaches. 300-word abstracts to Gillian Pierce, Boston University, 871 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215, email@example.com.
Deadline: September 15, 2008
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee)
The complete Call for Papers for the 2009 Convention will be posted in June: www.nemla.org.
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel; however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may present a paper at a panel or seminar and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.
Gillian Pierce, Boston University, 871 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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