MLA 2018 (4-7 Jan, NYC) The 19th-century American forum is seeking abstracts for a panel proposal onDebilitating Spaces. This panel will interrogate geographies of physical or psycho-social debilitation across the long nineteenth century. How did spatial configurations of race, class, gender, sexuality, able-bodiedness, and environment distribute and/or inflect experiences of debilitation? Please send an abstract, contact info, and a brief bio to Hsuan L. Hsu (hsuanLhsu@gmail.com) by March 15.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
Seeking proposals for papers that examine comics and graphic novels considering any aspect of ecocriticism. Please send 250-word abstracts and bios by 10 March 2017 to Juan Meneses at email@example.com.
NANO: New American Notes Online
Issue 13 Call for Papers
Due by: December 2, 2017
Special Issue: The Anthropocene
Guest Editors: Kyle Wiggins and Brandon Krieg
The MENA Design Research Center <https://www.menadrc.org/> is pleased to host an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the value of critical theory to design, arts, social sciences, and media. The conference aims to encourage interdisciplinary engagement that brings together academics and practitioners to share knowledge on how critical theory encourages social change by challenging assumptions about the status quo.
This panel will explore themes and representational strategies of 9/11 and/or the apocalypse in post-9/11 literature and culture (movies, television, painting, music, etc.).
Questions to consider include but are not limited to:
How do artists (broadly conceived) try to capture the singularity of 9/11 as a world historical event? Alternatively, how and why do they resist notions of singularity, protesting the idea that it was a day after which “everything changed” forever?
How has this historical moment altered our conceptions either human nature or of ecological systems more generally?
How has Islamophobia been encoded in grotesque representations of the Other?
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CALL FOR PAPERS:
I am the editor-in-chief with the Literary Undergraduate Research in English (LURe) at the University of West Georgia and I am writing to inform you that we are now accepting submissions for our next issue. Here is some some information, and if you will, please forward this to professors and English students:
- We accept UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH essays no longer than 20 pages in literature, film, cultural studies, and theory
- The deadline is Feb. 28, 2017
Afronatures and Afrofutures: Speculation, Technology, and Environment in African Literature and Film // MLA 2018, New York City, January 4-7 // Panel arranged by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
MLA (Modern Language Association of America) Convention in New York City, January 2018.
Co-sponsored by the CLCS Medieval Forum and Middle English Forum.
Following the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s 89th Conference’s theme of “High Art/ Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” abstracts are invited for the Ecocriticism Panel, titled “Ecoporn and The Culture Industry.”