Submissions are invited for a multidisciplinary symposium on Nineteenth-Century Time, which will take place at the University of Toronto on 9-10 March 2018. This event will be hosted by a working group of the Jackman Humanities Institute that is devoted to the study of time and temporal experience throughout the long nineteenth century, encompassing cross-disciplinary exploration of the cultures of thought, representation and performance of revolutionary time, neoteric time technologies, the rise of historicist consciousness, and new psychologist discourses of the subject in terms of time and memory.
The Rocky Mountain Modern Lanugage Association will be holding its annual conference in Cheyenne, WY in October 2018. The conference coincides with the twentieth anniversary of the events just miles away in Laramie that led to the death of Matthew Shepard.
Abstracts are requested for papers or panels that address the ongoing influence of those events on any aspect of American culture.
Depending on the level of interest, the conference is open to including a stream of sessions under the larger title "Laramie Twenty Years Later" that divides up the perspectives on the events and the meanings Shepard's death has taken on after two decades.
NOTE: THE DUE DATE FOR THIS CFP HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 31 JANUARY 2018
Borders and Borderlands
The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 6-8, 2018
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio
Gravity assist is a slingshot move, when one object uses the gravity of another to propel itself out of orbit. This concept from space travel, first used with the Mariner 10 probe in 1974, functions as a metaphor for escaping the constraints of the present to create change for the future. The conference, to be held by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Croatia, 14-15 September, 2018, aims to examine strategies for challenging the limitations of the present in order to escape from them. Much contemporary thought is unfortunately, but understandably, focused on dystopia.
The Association for Documentary Editing invites nominations for the 2018 Boydston Essay Prize. The prize will be awarded to the best essay or review published between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017, the primary focus of which is the editing of a volume of works or documents. The award carries a cash honorarium of $300. Eligible essays may have been published in digital and print journals, monographs, and collections. Please submit nominations and citations in the body of an e-mail, and attach essays or reviews to be considered as Rich Text Format (RTF), MS Word, or PDF to the address below. Self-nominations are welcome. The prize will be awarded in June 2018 at the ADE annual meeting in Olympia, Washington.
Call for papers: Energy, Ecology, and the Culture of Cities
International Symposium at National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
November 23-24, 2018
Keynote Lecture: Ursula K. Heise (UCLA)
“Can the Migrant Speak?”
Romance Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Conference Harvard University
April 6-7, 2018
Prof. Sandra Ponzanesi (Utrecht University)
Prof. Amy Sara Carroll (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
“Can the Migrant Speak?” engages with the figure and agency of the migrant. It is not often that we hear about - or listen to - the migratory experience from those undergoing it themselves. By asking this question during a time of tumultuous political change, we directly address the roles of our disciplines, and academia as a whole, in relation to this issue that continues to shape lives across the globe in powerful ways.
Speculative fiction is often loosely defined as an umbrella category that includes genres such as science fiction, fantasy, supernatural horror, and magical realism—that is, as fiction that deploys non-mimetic or “fantastic” elements. This panel, however, will take up conceptions of speculative fiction that go beyond this generic distinction. That is, instead of defining speculative fiction primarily by the presence of non-mimetic elements, the panel will explore speculative fiction as any fiction that generates emergences—ontological, epistemological, and/or political—which are seemingly unimaginable in our existing society.
The Age and Ageism Caucus of the National Women’s Studies Association is now forming panels for the 2018 conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme for the conference is:
Just Imagine: Imagine Justice
Feminist Visions of Freedom, Dream Making, and the Radical Politics of Futurism
Conference Sub-Themes include:
Remediation has emerged as a keyword in both new media studies and sustainability discourses. While Bolter and Grusin define it in terms of repurposing old media in new forms, Leerom Medovoi traces its ethically promising, yet politically empty rhetoric for environmentalism. Further, Medovoi asserts these dual definitions of remediation converge in Global South ecologies, many of which remain marginalized by mainstream coverage of environmental crises due to their non-spectacular exposure to what Rob Nixon terms “slow violence.” Whereas Medovoi studies ongoing pollution in the Niger Delta, this panel pursues the formal and environmental definitions of remediation as they emerge in African literatures and intersect with new/multi-media more broadly.
UPDATE: Due to end of term and the holidays, a few scholars requested a bit more time to submit abstracts have extended the deadline for paper/panel proposals to 12th January.
Call for Papers: Women and New Hollywood
Maynooth University, Ireland
29-30 May 2018
Keynote speakers: Amelie Hastie (Amherst College) and Julie Turnock (University of Illinois)
THE 20th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION
CALL FOR PAPERS
The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 20th Annual International Conference:
Truth(s) and Alternative Facts
Dates: 7–9 June, 2018
'This world was unified, first of all, by a common purpose: to provide the corrective of laughter and criticism to all existing straightforward genres, languages, styles, voices, to force men to experience beneath these categories a different and contradictory reality that is otherwise not captured in them.'
"From the prehistory of novelistic discourse", Bakhtin