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Culture(s) in Conversation: Environments, Landscapes, and Ecologies

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:13am
Bowling Green State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Environment is a fluid, elastic word. After combing the lengthy list of the many meanings of environment in a trusty Merriam Webster dictionary, one arrives at the French roots of the term: that which surrounds. The Graduate Student Association of the American Culture Studies Program at Bowling Green State University invites scholars to an interdisciplinary symposium focused on exploring the multilayered meanings of the term environment using the broadest definition of the term as a common ground for meeting and commingling.

The Settings of Margaret Atwood

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:33am
Louisa MacKay Demerjian
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Margaret Atwood is a world-renowned Canadian writer. Her identity as a Canadian is important to her and is reflected in her work, especially her earlier work. However, she is a well-travelled person as well and her works don't all take place in Canada. Over the years, she has set her work in urban, suburban and rural locations around Canada but also in the Caribbean and, in The Handmaid's Tale, in the Boston area. This panel would look at Atwood's various settings. How does she use place to reflect or cause either the comfort or the alienation of her characters? Why did she choose to set her first dystopian novel in Cambridge rather than in her home city of Toronto?

CALL FOR ARTICLES ON RADICALISM

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:14am
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our fifteenth year of issues. 

Forthcoming thematic issues will include ecological radicalism, animal rights radicalism, and anarchism, including Black Bloc activism.  We welcome articles on environmental and animal rights radicalism and radical groups or individuals, as well as articles on anarchist groups or individuals. 

Reading Surfaces in Early Modern England

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Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:21pm
Alex MacConochie, Megan Bowman/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

“The surface is where most of the action is.”

--James Gibson, The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception

 

ECOTHEE-2019: 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ECOLOGICAL THEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 1:41pm
Orthodox Academy of Crete / World Council of Churches
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

ECOTHEE-2019: 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ECOLOGICAL THEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
September, 23-26, 2019, Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC), Chania, Crete, Greece
https://ecothee2019.webs.com/call-for-papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

We, as humans, are beginning to re-envision ourselves as part of this glorious creation, a member of an Earth community, at the same moment as Earth is entering a severe ecological crisis. This growing crisis leads more and more people to cry out in agony (cf. Psalm 103/104:29).

Biopolitics of Nature: Artistic Representations of Environment in Latin America

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:20pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Space in what we today call Latin America has been increasingly contested since 1492. As a result, many critics have argued that Latin American spaces are constantly subject to rearticulations. Latin American artists have produced poems, novels, short stories, songs, still art, theatre, movies, and other cultural manifestations as vehicles of rearticulation, especially in relation to natural and built environments. Indeed, an especially rich vein of contemporary Latin American cultural production embeds an active ecological awareness. A considerable part of recent ecocriticism addresses how the symbolic potential of art conveys the urgency of environmental concerns.

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel at University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 2:49pm
International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 26, 2019

The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its twentieth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville’s Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, scheduled for February 20-22, 2020.  We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf’s work. A specific panel theme may be decided upon depending on the proposals received.   Previous IVWS panels have met with great enthusiasm at Louisville, and we look forward to another successful session.

NeMLA 2020: New Materialist Readings of 19th-century Writers

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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:08am
Dewey W. Hall, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session engages in a matter-oriented approach, raising questions about the ontological status of the autonomous writing subject by joining it to the vast network of relations to objects within an area—ecozone, bioregion, biome, or ecosystem. Though the contributions by science-based writers are important (e.g., Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, George Perkins Marsh, John Muir, etc.) New Materialist Interpretations of 19th-century Writers focuses on a different trajectory, accentuating less detectable and unacknowledged contributions to natural history writing offered by literary writers.

Flows & Floods: Changing Environments and Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:09am
Nora Castle, Amul Gyawali, Harry Pitt Scott | English & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Flows & Floods:
Changing Environments and Cultures

22nd February, 2020|University of Warwick 

Keynote Address: Profs. Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe (Rice University)

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