ACLA 2014 (To be Held at New York University) Panels on Everyday Life

For paper submission guidelines, look up ACLA website. Last date for paper submission: 15 November, 2013. The conference will be held from March 20-23, 2014. 1. Little Data and the Big Picture: What Everyday Literature can do for Comparison Seminar Organizer(s): Scott Kushner (McGill University) The broad claims of Big Data hide the continued importance of the…

Blog Piece: Aesthetics of the Ordinary in Ranciere’s The Nights of Labor: The Workers’ Dream in Nineteenth-Century France (1989)

By Mosarrap H. Khan Jacques Ranciere’s The Nights of Labor: The Workers’ Dream in Nineteenth Century France (1989) is a compelling study of labor history in 19th century France. The book is an exploration of the aesthetic aspirations of the working-class in France around the time of July Revolution, 1830. Ranciere deviates from the prevalent…

MLA 2014: ‘Muslim Utopia’ – Panel Description and Abstracts

This panel will take place on 12 January, 2014, 8.30-9.45 am (Mississippi, Sheraton Chicago). This panel has been included in the 2014 Presidential Theme, ‘Vulnerable Times’. Here is the panel description and the panel abstracts: Muslim Utopia  Co-organizers: Mosarrap H. Khan, New York University & Ammar Naji, University of Wisconsin, Madison Today the concept of…

‘Everyday Conversations’ with Prof. Catherine Robson, New York University

This is the second in a series of ‘Everyday Conversations’ conducted by NYU English Dept. Research Group on Transnational Everyday Life. Prof. Catherine Robson, New York University, speaks to Adrian Versteegh, Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of English, NYU, about her new book, Heart Beats: Everyday Life and Memorized Poem (Princeton UP). This interview was conducted in December, 2012.