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Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:19am
Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene

International Conference 

October 3-5, 2018

Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic


“The relationship between myth and fantasy is a particularly convoluted one. ... [B]oth words have so many meanings and applications that they can be synonyms or direct contraries.” 

(Brian Attebery, Stories about Stories)


Second Annual Posthuman Network (PHuN) Graduate Student Conference

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:19am
Post-Human Network (PHuN)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 10, 2017

As we approach the 50-year anniversary of 1968, a high point of activism and protest around the world, we are interested in reflecting on and engaging with 1968’s legacy of activism as it influences theory and practice. While 1968 is often associated with the May protests in France, this time period saw various protests and radical action occurring at places around the world, including the Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia, student movements in Mexico, the Cultural Revolution in China, and anti-war protests and counter-culture movements in the USA. Many of these events still resonate in our contemporary sociopolitical atmospheres.

“Constructing and Controlling Indigenous Identity Through Place: ‘Location, Location, Location’”

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:17am
Bernadette V. Russo/Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Scholarly Submissions

Indigenous identity is connected to place, perhaps rooted most strongly in the relationship between place and self rather than simply the location itself. In the chapter “A Better World Becoming: Placing Critical Indigenous Studies” appearing in Aileen Moreton’s essay collection Critical Indigenous Studies: Engagements in First World Locations, Daniel Heath Justice explains that, “Belonging is about being woven into the fabric of the land and its legacies, accepting the knowledge that your future is a shared future . . .” (26).


Nationalism and Apocalypse, Now and Then

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:16am
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Madison Graduate Conference on English Language & Literature 2018


Nationalism and Apocalypse, Now and Then



February 23-24, 2018


The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI


Keynote Speaker: Prof. Colin Dayan, Vanderbilt University



Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 9:06am
Saint Louis University Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Since the discovery of DNA the metaphor of writing to the genetic makeup of living beings has been a tempting one to engage. As George and Muriel Beadle wrote in 1966 (and as Marcello Barbieri points to in his essay “What is Biosemiotics?”) “The deciphering of the genetic code has revealed our possession of a language much older than hieroglyphics, a language as old as life itself, a language that is the most living language of all—even if its letters are invisible and its words are buried in the cells of our bodies” (Beadle and Beadle 1966). 


Narrating and Constructing the Beach, Munich

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 9:16am
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Graduate School Language & Literature – Class of Literature)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018

CFP: Narrating and Constructing the Beach, Munich (Abstracts: 14 January, 2018)

International and interdisciplinary conference at the Amerikahaus Munich, 14 – 16 June, 2018

Keynote: Michael Taussig, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University


Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 8:55am
Kent State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017





“Intersectional Approaches to Survival: Legacies of Resistance”

APRIL 12-13, 2018


Keynote Speaker: Professor Linda James Myers


Ecocomposition at the Community College

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:16pm
Edited collection
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Contributions are invited to a proposed volume of essays on teaching ecocomposition at the community college level.  

Maritime Animals: Telling stories of animals at sea

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:15pm
Kaori Nagai
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Maritime Animals

Telling stories of animals at sea



Two-day international conference

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK



April 26-27, 2019


Keynote speakers

Thom van Dooren      

William Gervase Clarence-Smith



2018 English Graduate Student Union (EGSU) Interdisciplinary Conference

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:15pm
West Virginia University English Graduate Student Union
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

In her essay “Posthumanist Performativity” Karen Barad writes that she wants to understand “how matter comes to matter.” . New materialist scholars like Barad use “matter” as an anchor, closing in on the physical and metaphysical “matter” of politics, economy, ecology, technology, nature, and art. These scholars are shifting away from a framework of human representation to a framework of phenomena; eliding the anthropological and instead focusing on how they themselves are a part of an interconnected whole. From a literary perspective that “matter” is broadly defined and nebulous in its construction.