Upcoming Talks

Symposium on Artificial Natures
Ideal Spaces Working Group at the Venice Architecture Biennale
Venice, Italy | 28 May 2018
“Open Spaces in Time: Designs for Rebuilding the Architectural History of Disappearance”

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Latin American Studies Association Annual Meeting 2018
Barcelona, Spain | 24 May 2018

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Modern Language Association Annual Convention 2017
Philadelphia | 5-8 January 2017
326. Natural Media, Roundtable
Friday, 6 January | 1:45–3:00 p.m., Independence Ballroom Salon I, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the forum MS Visual Culture

Presiding: Elizabeth Swanstrom, Univ. of Utah

Speakers: Karen Elizabeth Bishop, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick; Alenda Chang, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; Jason D. Gladstone, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder; Zach Horton, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Kim Knight, Univ. of Texas, Dallas; Carlos Nugent, Yale Univ.

The term media ecology suggests a more inclusive approach to media studies than the merely technological, yet the “ecology” in question has not, until recently, tended to include features of the natural environment. Participants discuss recent scholarship that promotes continuity between natural and technological media environments.

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University of Alabama Sixth Annual Languages Conference
University of Alabama, Birmingham | 12-13 February 2016 
Invited Literature Keynote Speaker

The Cartographical Necessity of Exile: A Poetics of Displacement
In this keynote lecture, Karen Elizabeth Bishop proposes a vital relationship between exile and mapping and reads its dynamic narrative expression in examples from contemporary world poetry. Drawing from the work of her forthcoming edited collection, Cartographies of Exile: A New Spatial Literacy (Routledge, 2016), she examines the cartographic imperative inherent in the exilic condition, the exilic impulses fundamental to map-making, and the varied forms of description proper to both.

Professor Bishop considers the ways in which exile has become an increasingly splintered condition over the course of the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries, but finds common ground for these forms of displacement in their cartographical articulation. She looks at the tropological features of map-making and their inherent narrative function as part of a recent critical cartography that understands mapping as an important form of world-appropriation and world-building. She parses the cartographical necessity of exile proposed by St. Lucian poet Derek Walcott in his nomad poetics, as well as the cartographic ethics of exile manifested in the object maps of displaced Polish poet Adam Zagajewski and in the vast cartography of disappearance constructed by Chile’s foremost living poet, Raúl Zurita. Throughout, the varied cartographic projects undertaken by these master poets reveal important new spatial practices and confirm the fundamental agency that map-making affords those beset by displacement around the world.

conference website and call for papers: http://ualc.as.ua.edu/call-for-papers/

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Modernist Studies Association 17
Westin Copley Place, Boston | 19-22 November 2015
seminar: Catastrophe and the Limits of Genre
co-chairs Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Rutgers) and David Sherman (Brandeis)

This seminar will examine the effects of catastrophic experience, or the experience of radical subversion of established orders, on modern literary genres. Members of the seminar will approach the emergence and evolution of twentieth-century genres as responses to social, economic, military and ecological catastrophes. The seminar will consider genre analysis as a way into a phenomenology of catastrophe, as dynamic description of how catastrophic experience affects the organization of self before self, other, and state. And it will address the possibility that literary genres can themselves both suffer catastrophic damage and provoke catastrophes of literacy in modernizing cultures. Participants are invited to present work on a wide range of literary genres and catastrophes.

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Cultures of Exile: Conversations on Language and the Arts
Albuquerque, NM | 23-25 October 2013
hosted by The International Studies Institute at the University of New Mexico
co-organizers Eleni Bastéa and Walter Putnam
full conference program

talk :: “New Cartographies of Exile”
1.30 p.m. | Friday, 23 October 2013 | Hodgin Hall, Bobo Room

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Return of the Text: A Conference on the Cultural Value of Close Reading
Syracuse, NY | 26-28 September 2013
LeMoyne College Religion and Literature Forum
hosted by LeMoyne College

full conference program

paper :: “On Teaching the Close Reading of Torture Literature: An Approximation”
1.40 p.m. | Friday, 27 September 2013 | Crowne Plaza, Skaneateles 2

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On Teaching Close Reading in the Undergraduate Classroom
Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Rutgers University
Departmental Certificate in Teaching Literature
Wednesday | 23 April 2013 | 9.30-11 | Carpender Hall 103B

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Modern Language Association Annual Convention (NeMLA)
Boston | 21-24 March 2013
panel: The Absent Corpse
co-chairs David Sherman and Karen Elizabeth Bishop

Sunday | 24 March 2013 | 10.15-12.15 | Hyatt Suite 1025

This comparative seminar will explore representations of absent corpses, those that have disappeared or been effaced. We will consider the missing dead, in their double absence, as a unique demand on narrative, lyric, and dramatic techniques. What forms of representation are generated by death practices without a body? How do the cultural politics of death, as assertions of identity and moral claims in the public sphere, compensate for absent corpses? Seminar participants will pre-circulate papers.

paper :: “Grounding the Disappeared: Geoterrography in the Poetics of Raúl Zurita”

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on “Talking the Translation: Poetics, Politics and Practices”
Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Rutgers University
Grupo interdisciplinario de estudios latinoamericanos (GIELA)
Friday | 1 March 2013 | 10-1 | Carpender Hall 103B | Rutgers

paper :: “Estrellas precisas: On Translating the Fragments of Marcelo Uribe

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