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Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:58am
Carolyn Fornoff
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the past decade, film studies has increasingly taken up the question of the environment and climate change (Rust, Monani, Cubit; Narine; Pick and Narraway). However, the question of “nature” has yet to be comprehensively theorized from the perspective of Latin American cinema. This edited volume proposes to begin to fill this gap by bringing together scholarship that explores Latin American films (from any time period) that foreground the nonhuman. We are specifically interested in thinking about why the past decade has generated an unprecedented boom in ecologically oriented films (both documentaries and fiction) throughout Latin America. How do these films dialogue with or push back against broader theories in ecocriticism?

Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Latinx Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 9:31am
NeMLA Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

In this panel, we propose to explore the roles of human-nonhuman encounters in the field of Latinx Studies and Literature at large. How do animal, human, botanical, and epistemological bodies alter the way we approach ontological interpretations in Latinx texts, visual art, and/or performances? In addition to these concerns, this Call for Papers seeks work that traverses a varied range of bodies and utilizes interdisciplinary frameworks in innovative ways. Topics might include, but are not limited to: race and animal studies, transgender bodies and queering the nonhuman, corporeal ecologies, critical approaches to landscapes, bodies of land, and water.

The Literary Legacy of Rachel Carson (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:51pm
Joshua Bartlett, University at Albany
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Literary Legacy of Rachel Carson

Description:

This panel seeks papers that consider the work of Rachel Carson from both literary and environmental perspectives -- that explore its growing critical possibilities and theoretical potentials -- and that address Carson's influence on contemporary artists and writers.

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South Asia and the Environmental Legacies of Modernization

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:42pm
Joya John
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

 

This CFP begins from the assumption that modernity and modernization have had deeply contested legacies in the Global South.  While postcolonial frames have elaborated several rich possibilities to engage with these legacies, we are interested in papers that interrogate and/or extend postcolonial frameworks for thinking about modernization and modernity from the perspective of environmental and ecological questions.

 

Papers can include but are not limited to some of the following themes.

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:39pm
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN0257-0254)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.

The End of the South as We Know It: Southern Apocalyptic Narrative

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:38pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2018 Biennial Conference, Austin, TX
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 20, 2017

 

CFP: Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2018 Biennial Conference, Austin, TX

 

The End of the South as We Know It: Southern Apocalyptic Narrative

 

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