CFP Vulnerable Times: Exposure and Agency in Canadian Literature

Deadline: December 20, 2019 This special issue calls for articles that investigate the relation between vulnerability and agency in Canadian literature. We specifically encourage original research on Canadian texts that inhabit Hirsch’s vulnerable times, positing the creative possibilities of a notion of vulnerability across diverse temporalities and in its connection with resistance and agency. All…

“Justice, Citizenship and Vulnerability: Precarious Narratives and Intersectional Approaches” (VULNERA for short) Project Code: FFI2015-63895-C2-1-R Funding Institution: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Government of Spain) Research Institution: Universidad de La Laguna (ULL) Principal Investigators: María José Guerra-Palmero (ULL) and Eva Darias-Beautell (ULL) Period: From 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2019 Funding: 35,000 euros

About VULNERA

The aim of this research project is to engage, from the field of critical theory and through intersectional approaches, with the social fact of the massive production of vulnerability at the heart of urban and migratory crises. In the current social and economic conditions, precarity and vulnerability defy our inherited notions of justice and citizenship….

Research and Work Teams

The project presents a consolidated team with an important trajectory of collaboration in three interrelated fields: a) urban studies – studies about justice and social vulnerability concentrate to a great extent in urban contexts (Darias-Beautell 2011; Fraile-Marcos 2014 and Guerra-Palmero 2012); b) gender studies and feminist theory – sexual gender is an intrinsic part of vulnerability…

Institutions

Europe Spain Universidad de La Laguna Universidad de Salamanca Universisad de Alicante Universidad de Zaragoza Czech Republic University of Masaryk Denmark University of Aarhus   Canada Simon Fraser University University of Toronto University of Calgary University of St. Boniface McMaster University Mount Royal University   United States Kansas State University The University of Texas at…

Publications

Books 2018 Darias-Beautell, Eva (ed.) The Urban Condition: Literary Trajectories through Canada’s Postmetropolis. Vernon Press Series in Literary Studies. 2014 Fraile-Marcos, Ana María (ed.) Literature and the Glocal City: Reshaping the English Canadian Imaginary. New York: Routledge.  2013 Fernández Agis, Domingo, Ángela del Carmen Sierra González and Francisco José Martínez Martínez (eds.) La filosofía ante el ocaso…

Contact

Academic Contacts María José Guerra-Palmero mjguerra@ull.edu.es Tel.:(+34)922317899     Eva Darias-Beautell edariasb@ull.edu.es Tel.: (+34)922317613       Webmaster María Jennifer Estévez Yanes jeria_xifer@hotmail.com