In a recent interview, philosopher Christopher Preston (Montana) notes that we are presently at a crux wherein we are in danger of losing contact with what he refers to as “the world outside of us, the world outside our control” (“Reengineering Our World: A Cautionary Tale,” Vision.org). At first blush, Preston is a thinker out of time with this sentiment--the kind of loss he refers to has more in common with the “back to the land” ethos of what is often called second wave environmentalism than it does with current analyses in the environmental humanities, many of which argue that the present intuition of the fading of the “world outside of us” is little more than an ideological distortion.
We are currently seeking paper proposals for a creative writing pedagogy panel accepted for the Northeast Modern Language Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C., from March 21-24, 2019.
The International Arab Journal of English for Specific Purposes (IAJESP) welcomes the submission of papers for November issue, 2018. The deadline for article submission is 20 October, 2018.The International Arab Journal of English for Specific Purposes is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes high-quality research papers from across the world. The purpose of this journal is to further the progress of English for Specific Purposes by reporting new research and promoting its growing importance and benefits. The journal covers all areas of English for Specific Purposes such as the following:
This panel will take place as a part of the American Comparative Literature Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, March 7th-10th, 2019.
In his influential book Disability Aesthetics, Tobin Siebers makes two interventions. The first is to argue that modern aesthetics has long relied on disability as one of its defining features, even while neglecting to acknowledge this dependence explicitly. The second is to advocate on behalf of a deliberate praxis of disability aesthetics, which “embraces beauty that seems by traditional standards to be broken,” yet shows it to be “not less beautiful, but more so, as a result.” Ask literary scholars who work in the nineteenth century to think of a poet who best exemplifies Siebers’s argument, and few would be likely to name Walt Whitman.
The 2019 Backreading Hong Kong Symposium, co-organised by the Department of English at Hong Kong Baptist University and the literary journal Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, will take place on Saturday 19 January 2019.
The theme of the symposium is “Hong Kong Dystopia”. We are interested in papers that explore this theme from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, including but not limited to: anthropology, economics, geopolitics, history, language, law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion and sociology. Papers that challenge existing notions of dystopia and its application to Hong Kong are very welcome.
Saturday 9th March 2019 - Sunday 10th March 2019
Prague, Czech Republic
Decency is still important for the way we live, both in public life and in the private sphere. Yet as we push into the 21st Century, ‘decency’ increasingly appears to be coming under pressure across numerous fronts and on many diverse levels.
The Theory and Practice of Contemporary Theatre
What is the relationship of infrastructure to the social, the historical, and the literary, and how might different methodological approaches help us understand this relationship? In the introduction to their book Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructure, Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski have described "critical infrastructure studies" as a way to consider and historicize "infrastructures as large technical systems, urbanization campaigns, and sites of material culture...from bridges to power grids, from railways to sewer systems." When dreams of development, of globalization, of prosperity, or of imperial power take physical shape, they often take the form of large-scale construction projects.
Seminar at ACLA 2018, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 7-10 March 2019
Co-organized by Thomas Berenato (Virginia) and Anna Svendsen (York) for the David Jones Research Center
Northeast MLA 50th Annual Convention: “Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples”
March 21-24, 2019
Deadline for abstracts: Sunday, September 30, 2018
Area: Cultural Studies and Media Studies / Interdisciplinary Humanities
Session Format: Panel
This session takes the image of the “palimpsest” as its semantic inspiration to problematize the layerings of power that simultaneously obscure, erase, and recode the experiences of postcolonial queer bodies. As Judith Butler demonstrates in her engagement with Levinasian ethics, the structure of address between the “I” and the Other is an interruption of narratives that behooves the I’s need to be recognized by an interlocutor.
The 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention
Gaylord National Resort Center
March 21-24, 2019
Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples
Transnational Deafnicity? The Liminality of Deaf People in Literature
Deadline for Abstracts: September 30 2018.
Special Issue of Canadian A&HCI and SCI journal: Space and Culture.
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
Jeffers’s Inevitable Place
2019 Robinson Jeffers Association Annual MeetingFebruary 15-17, 2019
Carmel Woman’s Club, Carmel, CA
Call for Papers for the 12th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions
Birmingham City University Presents:
Cine Excess XII: I Know What You Starred in Last Summer: Global Perspectives on Cult Performance
8th-10th November 2018
Birmingham City University (and related screening venues)
Confirmed Guests of Honour:
Victoria Price (Author of Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography)
-Victoria Price will be receiving a posthumous Cine-Excess Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of her late father on the 50th anniversary of Witchfinder General
In the decades following the Second World War, the American family assumed an unprecedented cultural and political importance in the life of the nation. Happy families were everywhere: beaming enthusiastically from magazine advertisements and indulging in wholesome hijinks on ubiquitous post-war sitcoms. However, while the typical post-war family may conjure up images of white picket fences, exuberant children playing on green lawns, and pies cooling on windowsills, a sinister reimagining of American domesticity emerged in the pages of pulp novels and popular magazines.
CFP: Queering Art History Conference (New York City, 1-2 March 2019)
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Friday March 1 – Saturday March 2, 2019
Keynote speaker: Dr. Heather K. Love, Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania
Essays are invited from ecocritics, ecofeminists, ecopsychologists, Medievalists, and scholars for an anthology to be tentatively titled Eco D'Arthur: Green Camelot. The direction of current scholarhsip in ecocriticism focuses on science, ecology, and nature writing. More attention needs to be given to older literature, and in British literature, the medieval period. Though some attention has been given to Chaucer and to the period in general, there is relatively little ecocritical scholarship on Arthurian myth. This book- length work will analyze Arthurian myth through ecocritical/ecopsychological/ecofeminist perspectives. Indivudual essays might include:
The Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on disability studies and science fiction, to be released on January 31, 2019.
Please submit your proposal for the below-described panel to take place at NeMLA 2019, from March 21st to 24th, 2019 in Washington, DC (https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html)
**Critical Approaches to Neo-Reactionary Discourses and Aesthetics**
CALL FOR PAPERS: SERIALIZED STORYTELLING AND SOAP OPERA
Popular Culture Association Conference
April 17-20, 2019
The Society for the Study of the American Short Story seeks papers for two panels to be held at the November 2018 American Literature Association Symposium. The conference will convene in Santa Fe, NM, November 1-3, 2018, at the Drury Plaza Hotel.
The governing idea of the conference is Sights and Sites: Vision and Place in American Literature: What does it mean to envision the American landscape? What are the philosophical, psychological, and political factors that shape how writers look at a place and transform their perceptions into works of fiction, poetry, drama, travel writing, and autobiography? How does race, class, and gender influence the perception of natural and social sites?
Subject: Call for Papers: Nineteenth-Century Literature at CEA 2019
Call for Papers, Nineteenth-Century Literature at CEA 2019
March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana
Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on nineteenth-century literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
Call for papers: 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention (March 21-24 2019 at the Gaylord National Resort Center, Washington DC).
**Human/Animal Voices: Language as a Tool for Humanizing the Transcultural Experience**
In the current context of the unprecedented influx of migrants and the rise of xenophobia, this panel seeks to reflect on the dehumanization and inhumane treatment of the Other while examining the importance of empathy and coexistence.
La Belle Époque, the period of Western history lasting from roughly 1871 to 1914 (though this seminar will not be so strict with periodizations), is often characterized as a time of relative peace and prosperity, before the outbreak of the First World War.
CFP—British Crime Series
I am seeking chapter proposals for an edited collection on British television crime series. British crime / detective television series are a significant cultural export and have spawned international adaptations. Originally available primarily on public broadcasting stations for North American audiences (giving them a sort of high-brow standing in contrast to their American counterparts), they now form a significant number of programs on Netflix (produced not only by the BBC and ITV, but also in collaboration with Netflix).
The field of digital humanities is still hard-to-define, and one open to many interpretations and ideas but also criticism. The term made its first appearance in A Companion to Digital Humanities in 2004, and it has become very popular ever since. However, although it is more and more common to see new courses on digital humanities, the application and delivery of this new area in Italian courses on culture, history and literature is rather limited. This panel seeks to fill this gap by seeking papers that explore different methodologies of traditional teaching with the use of digital resources in courses that also promote student acquisition of technology literacy and collaborative projects.