Following a lecture-cum-workshop in January 2017 with Birgit Kaiser and Kathrin Thiele on the topic of “Diffraction” in Erfurt, the Erfurt Research Network on New Materialism (ENNM) developed an interest in the idea of reading literary (and other) texts diffractively. Therefore, we are looking for contributions for a book proposal for the Book Series New Critical Humanities (series editors Birgit M. Kaiser, Timothy O’Leary and Kathrin Thiele), at Rowman & Littlefield International. The publication will be an edited volume of articles on the notion of “Diffractive Reading”.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
Saint Louis University Madrid
submissions to before March 31, 2018:
Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene
Madrid, June 22-23, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
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
Remediation has emerged as a keyword in both new media studies and sustainability discourses. While Bolter and Grusin define it in terms of repurposing old media in new forms, Leerom Medovoi traces its ethically promising, yet politically empty rhetoric for environmentalism. Further, Medovoi asserts these dual definitions of remediation converge in Global South ecologies, many of which remain marginalized by mainstream coverage of environmental crises due to their non-spectacular exposure to what Rob Nixon terms “slow violence.” Whereas Medovoi studies ongoing pollution in the Niger Delta, this panel pursues the formal and environmental definitions of remediation as they emerge in African literatures and intersect with new/multi-media more broadly.
Call for papers: Energy, Ecology, and the Culture of Cities
International Symposium at National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
November 23-24, 2018
Keynote Lecture: Ursula K. Heise (UCLA)
Ecotones: Encounters, Crossings, and Communities
Ecotones 4 - Partitions and Borders
at Jadavpur University and West Bengal State University
December 12-15, 2018
in partnership with
Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), EMMA (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3)
& MIGRINTER (CNRS-Université de Poitiers)
Call for Papers
Special Issue of the Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning:
Encountering the Natural World: Environmental Education in the Arts and Humanities
MARXISM & (BIO)POLITICS
The Twentieth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
Keynote Speakers: Christopher Breu, Tru Leverette, and Alexander Weheliye
22-24 March 2018
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
CMCS 7th International Conference Bridging Gaps: Where is Ethical Glamour in Celebrity Culture?
July 1 – 3, 2018
Includes a free walking tour & Port wine in the charming Roman neighborhood of Lisbon!
CALL FOR PAPERS
Diverse Perspectives and Transdisciplinarity in English and the Humanities
The 23rd Southwest English Symposium at Arizona State University
April 6-7, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Catherine Connors, University of Washington
Professor and Chair of Classics and Adjunct in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
Children’s Literature Association non-guaranteed session on children’s and young adult climate fiction (“cli-fi”) at MLA, Chicago, 3-6 January 2019.