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Waste: A Symposium – Papers on Disposability, Decay, and Depletion

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:07pm
Alice Burks / Birkbeck College, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

A one-day event to be held at Birkbeck College, University of London, on September 21st 2017.

 

Confirmed keynote speakers:

 

Professor Esther Leslie (Birkbeck, University of London)

Dr Leo Mellor (University of Cambridge)

Dr Rachele Dini (UCL / University of Cambridge)

 

Conference overview:

 

Organic Systems: Environments, Bodies and Culture in Science Fiction

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:07pm
London Science Fiction Research Community (Birkbeck + Royal Holloway)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Though often understood in ecological terms, the word ‘environment’ can also be viewed more widely as the surroundings and conditions of a specific system—whether they be mechanical, biological, social or chemical. Culture arises from and then informs these systems, becoming itself a further component of environments. Science fictional texts have explored the interactions between culture, environments and bodies on a wide spectrum of scale: from the level of a planetary biosphere or climate system (e.g. terraforming) to a single body or organ (e.g. genetic engineering). This conference will gather Science Fiction researchers, critics, authors and readers together to discuss intersections between cultural and organic systems in all forms of SF media.

Tensions

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:54pm
University of Sheffield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 14, 2017

The past, the present and the future are united by tensions. Tensions between them; their ideologies, landscapes and temporal climates, and tensions they share; questions of identity, art and social responsibility. Every generation faces political binaries as we struggle to reconcile a world fraught with difference. Not only are our understandings of race, gender and nation constantly shifting in relation to new discoveries and ideas, but the ways in which we communicate these ideas are in dialogue.

Representations of Home 2

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:44am
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

REPRESENTATIONS OF HOME 2
Conflict and/or (Be)longing: Thinking with Stories and Images
Venue: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, 16-17 November 2017

People not only think about stories; far more consequentially, people think with stories.
Arthur W. Frank, Letting Stories Breathe: A Socio-Narratology, 2010: 47.

H2O: Life and Death (15-16 September, 2017)

updated: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:29pm
J. M. Coetzee Centre fore Creative Practice (University of Adelaide, Australia)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

H2O

Life and Death

 

15 & 16 September, 2017

An interdisciplinary conference organised by the J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, University of Adelaide (Australia)

 

Call for Submissions

Waters are contested entities that are currently at the centre of most scientific discussions about sustainability. Discourse around water management underlines both the serious absence and devastating overabundance of water: rising sea levels compete against desertification; hurricanes and floods follow periods of prolonged drought.  

Native American Literature Permanent Section (MMLA 2017)

updated: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 1:33pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

In addressing the conference theme of “Artists and Activists,” the Permanent Section on Native American Literature seeks proposals exploring a broad literary context for recent protests and legal action against the Dakota Access Pipeline.  Possible topics may explore literary activism in the tradition of Standing Rock Sioux scholar Vine Deloria. Papers addressing activism with ecological perspectives are encouraged. Possible focus could include historical voices such as Sarah Winnemucca, William Apess, Zitkála Šá, or Jane Johnston Schoolcraft or more recent authors such as Gerald Vizenor, Louis Owens, Leslie Marmon Silko, Simon Ortiz, Thomas King, Louise Erdrich, or Sherman Alexie.

Late 19th/Early 20th Century American Lit

updated: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 1:33pm
RMMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Abstracts that look at the politics of space, place, empire, mapping, environmentalism as related to gender/race in late 19th century/early American literature. 250 words maximum with brief bio.

CFP for Special Issue of Journal of Narrative Theory: Bodies/Ojects/Agents

updated: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 1:33pm
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory invites submissions that explore the questions and tensions that emerge when posthumanism and new materialism engage with feminist, anti-racist, queer, and trans* activism. Considering the rise in academic discourse of posthumanism and new materialism is concurrent with striking and strident attacks on women's reproductive freedom, black lives, labor unions, and trans* rights, we invite papers that analyze these political moments and critical modes in tandem with one another.

CFP for Special Issue of Journal of Narrative Theory: Bodies/Ojects/Agents

updated: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 1:33pm
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory invites submissions that explore the questions and tensions that emerge when posthumanism and new materialism engage with feminist, anti-racist, queer, and trans* activism. Considering the rise in academic discourse of posthumanism and new materialism is concurrent with striking and strident attacks on women's reproductive freedom, black lives, labor unions, and trans* rights, we invite papers that analyze these political moments and critical modes in tandem with one another.

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