Including theoretical and artwork presentations the conference "Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science 2018" continues to focus: a) on questions about the nature of the forbidden and about the aesthetics of liminality - as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science, b) in the opening of spaces for creative transformation in the merging of science and art.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
PAMLA 2018 Special Session
Acting Out: The Role of Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene
Proposals are invited for a Special Session of PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2018, which will meet November 9-11, 2018, in Bellingham, Washington. The conference theme is “Acting, Roles, Stages.
This panel invites speakers to consider the role of the humanities (and the “actors” within various academic disciplines) in anthropogenic contexts and possible climate futures. In what ways might we translate, mediate and act out environmental issues for our readers, colleagues, students, institutions and public audiences at large?
Maritime Modernities: Literary and Cultural Representations of The Indian Ocean World
Ed. by Anupama Mohan
Special Issue, Postcolonial Text
Projected date of Special Issue: June 2019
Catherine Malabou opens Before Tomorrow (2014) with a striking yet seemingly simple question: ‘Why has the question of time lost its status as the leading question of philosophy?’ At one time, once upon a time, time led the way to the meaning of being, so why has no one ‘taken up the problem by trying to develop afresh a decisive concept of temporality?’ And, more, why does no one even ask this question anymore?
The Legacy of Watership Down: Animals, Adaptation, Animation
An interdisciplinary symposium
University of Warwick
Saturday 10th November 2018
Organised by: Dr Catherine Lester
Keynote speaker: Dr Chris Pallant (Canterbury Christ Church University)
Deadline Extended: Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene deadline for submissions: April 9, 2017 full name / name of organization: Saint Louis University Madrid contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference to be held in Madrid on June 22-23, 2018
Keynote speakers: Dr. Joni Adamson and Dr. Scott Slovic
2018 MMLA Conference Theme
Kansas City, MO
November 15-18, 2018
Panel: German Women Writers
We are seeking papers which deal with the literary texts and lives of German-speaking women writers from any period and in any genre. Papers that address the Convention theme of “Consuming Cultures” are especially welcome.
Inhabiting immersive territories: neuroscientific and ecological perspectives on literature, videogames and the arts in the Anthropocene
Institut du monde Anglophone
Sorbonne Nouvelle University
5, rue de l’École de médecine 75006 Paris
June 22-23, 2018
At the dawn of ‘ecocriticism’ as a discipline of study within the Humanities, Glotfelty and Fromm (1996), in the first general reader in the matter, defined it as the critical practice that examines the relationship between literary and cultural studies and the natural world. In general terms, during the past two decades, ecocriticism has denounced the anthropocentric and instrumental appropriation of nature that has for so long legitimized human exploitation of the nonhuman world.