This panel, titled Queer Oceans, seeks abstracts for papers that explore the ocean in relation to queer studies. The sea has frequently been idealized as a place for escaping the norms that bind life on land. From sodomitic pirates to the famous spermaceti scene in Moby-Dick, the sea often emerges in suggestively queer contexts. However, discussions of these queer possibilities rarely take into account the nautical setting in which they occur.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
This NeMLA panel will focus on the ways women have transformed space and place as central to their creation of a self-determined identity. In particular, it will focus on indigenous women’s relationship to geography and gender in the construction of self. Such an autonomous identity subverts the societal expectations and cultural geographies that have forced definitions of race and gender upon 19th- and 20th-century women. This panel would be an intersection of cultural geography, indigenous and ethnic studies, social justice issues, and eco/feminism.
For the NeMLA 49th Annual Convention, April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, this session is seeking proposals exploring new approaches to Hopkins’s poetry consistent with the theme of NeMLA 2018, Global Spaces, Local Landscapes, and Imagined Worlds. Papers should explore poems and other writings by Hopkins that engage the apocalyptic, imagined worlds, urban and rural landscapes (seascapes and skyscapes), including but not limited to topics such as nature and naturalism, natural theology, the environment, sustainability, science, and Darwinism. Please submit your proposal on NeMLA site @ http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html
INAUGURAL CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTANDCALL FOR PAPERS Calibanías y Caribeñidades: Espacios y topografíasCalibans and Caribbeanisms: Spaces and TopographiesCalibanismes et Antillanismes: Espaces et Topographies April 5-7th, 2018Department of Languages, Literatures, and CulturesMarquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Playing with the metaphor of the rebellious Calibán as protagonist, this interdisciplinary conference is guided by the following questions: How has the Caribbean been constructed historically as a geographic place and an imagined space both from within and without?
Title: From the Curious to the Quantum: Bodies at the Intersection of Science and Performance
American Society for Theatre Research conference
November 16-19, 2017
Vivian Appler, College of Charleston
Meredith Conti, University at Buffalo – SUNY
Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal and digital forum—invites submissions for its August 2017 special issue on the Anthropocene. In 2016, the International Commission on Stratigraphy met to discuss whether or not to formally define our current geological epoch as the “Anthropocene.” Despite the fact that the term has not been officially sanctioned, it has been widely adopted by popular scientists, social theorists, humanities scholars and others since its coining in 2000 by Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer.
We are seeking proposals of 500 words by July 31, 2017 for essays to be included in an edited collection on the possibilities of responsibility in the anthropocene era.
SASGLS General Conference
SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
“Things fall apart”
17-19 August 2017, University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, South Africa
The South African Society for General Literary Studies (SASGLS) invites scholars to submit proposals on the theme “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold” for its biennial conference, to be hosted at the University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, from 17 to 19 August 2017.