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ASLE Panel at Midwest MLA (11/9-11/12)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:56pm
ASLE / MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Panel at MMLA 2017

This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Cincinnati, OH November 9th-12th.  Please see the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.

English III: English Literature After 1900 (MMLA 2017 Permanent Section)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:56pm
Leanna Lostoski, University of New Hampshire
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2017 MMLA Convention

Permanent Section Call for Papers: English III: English Literature After 1900 

In keeping with the conference’s theme “Artists and Activists,” this permanent section panel seeks to explore how authors have responded to the turbulences of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Whether authors were writing in response to modernization, globalization, or even more recent digitization, I welcome papers in this panel that address how English literature has provided a means for social commentary and critique in a rapidly changing world.

 

MLA 2018: Nonhuman Forms

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:27am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

MLA Working Group on "Nonhuman Forms"  Humanistic inquiry of late is obsessed with the nonhuman. Uncoupling the humanities from the human, the range of approaches operating under the umbrella of “the nonhuman turn” have reconfigured the standard divide between subject and object, agency and volition, person and thing.

Ecocriticism and World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:16am
Dr. Manoj Kumar/Dr. Swati Kumari
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Concept Note

Ecocriticism was inaugurated around 1980s as a result of environment revolution that had begun around 1960s after the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. It gives importance to the relationship between human beings and nature, how are human beings affecting nature and vice versa. With time, it impacted in various other disciplines as well thereby evolving as an umbrella term. As an earth-centered approach, it intersected environment and culture and calling for collaboration between natural scientists, writers, literary critics, anthropologists, historians, and more.

Social Activism in American Religious Literature (MMLA 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:59am
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The American Religion and Literature Society invites proposals for our panel at the 2017 Midwest Modern Language Association convention, November 9-12, 2017 in Cincinnati, OH.

Session title: “Social Activism in American Religious Literature” 

Ecological Aesthetics: Romantic, Modern, Contemporary

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:05pm
MLA 2018 (Special Session)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

Ecological Aesthetics: Romantic, Modern, Contemporary

Special Session, MLA 2018

4–7 January, New York City 

Focus on aesthetic engagements with human/nonhuman relations, environmental ethics, literary form and ecology, ecological reconfigurations of time, queer and Indigenous ecologies. Send CV and 300-word abstract to Michael Nicholson (m.nicholson@utoronto.ca) and Rasheed Tazudeen (r.tazudeen@utoronto.ca) by 10 March 2017.

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