The American Comparative Literature Association's 2020 Annual Meeting
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2020 Annual Meeting will take place at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Chicago, March 19th-22nd, 2020.
The ACLA's annual conferences have a distinctive structure in which most papers are grouped into twelve-person seminars that meet two hours per day for three days of the conference to foster extended discussion. Some eight-person (or smaller) seminars meet just the first two days of the conference. This structure allows each participant to be a full member of one seminar, and to sample other seminars during the remaining time blocks. Depending on space availability, we may also consider accepting a limited number of one-day seminars, especially if they are innovative either in presentation format or in terms of theme. The conference also includes plenary sessions, workshops and roundtable discussions, and other events.
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 Monday, September 23, 2019 at 9 a.m. EST.17
Time and the Global Contemporary in Hebrew Literature
Organizer: Wisam Chaleila Contact the Seminar Organizers
Organizer: Oded Nir
Co-Organizer: Karen Grumberg
Explorations of temporality in literature, Hebrew literature included, are nothing new. But so far there have been very few attempts to think about temporality in Hebrew literature in the context of what is often today called “the global contemporary”: imagining every cultural context to be sharing the same instantaneous “now,” making it impossible to distinguish between different cultural moments, and positing the immediate and full presence of everything–an eternal present transparent to all. This seminar follows the lead of Sarah Brouillette, Mathias Nilges, Emilio Sauri, and others in taking a critical position towards such contemporaneity, tracing its emergence to neoliberal capitalism. Against this background of global “now,” the exploration of the presence (or absence) of time and temporality in Hebrew literature gains … READ MORE