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Out of Time

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:15pm
Ron Broglio / Society for Literature, Science, and Art
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

http://litsciarts.org/slsa17

Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

November 9-12, 2017

Consider time as officially ended. We work on the other side of time. —Sun Ra, Space is the Place

 

CFP for Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:56pm
Department of English and Humanities, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

CROSSINGS: ULAB JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES, VOL 8

CROSSINGS: ULAB JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES (ISSN 2071-1107) is inviting scholarly articles for its seventh issue to be published in July 2017.

To reflect a diversity of interests, contributions are not confined to a particular theme; however, submissions should be broadly of interest to those concerned with the study of language and literature. Papers, not exceeding 6000 words and written in MLA style (for literature) or APA style (for linguistics), must be received no later than March 31, 2017.

We also invite book reviews for this issue. Please contact the editors in advance with details of the book you wish to review.

Animal Studies Panel at NWSA

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:56pm
Liz Curry - University of Oregon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 17, 2017

Two PhD candidates (English, German) at University of Oregon are proposing a panel for the annual NWSA (National Women's Studies Association) conference in Baltimore November 16-19th, 2017. In line with this year’s topic on “Revisiting Intersectionality” we are proposing a panel on Animal Studies and intersectionality. We are currently looking for a third panelist and one moderator who work in this field, especially on Animal Studies and Black Feminism, Queer Theory, or Disability Studies to participate on this panel. Please email us (evah@uoregon.edu and curry2@uoregon.edu) if you are interested in participating (the deadline for abstracts is 2/22).

64th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 29-Oct 1, 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:56pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.

‘Gothic Nature: New Directions in Eco-horror and the EcoGothic'

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 11:59am
Dr Elizabeth Parker, Emily Bourke, Dr Bernice Murphy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 2, 2017

‘Horror is becoming the environmental norm.’ —Sara L. Crosby

Gothic and horror fictions have long functioned as vivid reflections of contemporary cultural fears. Wood argues that horror is ‘the struggle for recognition of all that our society represses or oppresses’, and Newman puts forward the idea that it ‘actively eliminates and exorcises our fears by allowing them to be relegated to the imaginary realm of fiction’.  Now, more than ever, the environment has become a locus of those fears for many people, and this conference seeks to investigate the wide range of Gothic- and horror-inflected texts that tackle the darker side of nature.

Speculative Vegetation: Plants in Science Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 5:37pm
Katherine E. Bishop, Jerry Määttä, & David Higgins
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Plants have played key roles in some of the most notable science fiction, from prose to graphic novels and film: John Wyndham’s triffids, the sentient and telepathic flora in Ursula K. Le Guin’s “Vaster than Empires and More Slow,” the gene-hacked crops of Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl, the agricultural experiments of Andy Weir’s The Martian, the invasive trees and mechaflowers of Warren Ellis’s Trees, and the galactic greenhouses of Silent Running represent just a few. Plants surround us, sustain us, pique our imaginations, and inhabit our metaphors—and yet in some ways they remain opaque.

Margaret Atwood Panel MLA Jan 2018 (3/15/17)

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:01pm
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"Renegades and Revenge: Hag-Seed &/or The Heart Goes Last." 250-300 word abstract and a short bio by 15 March 2017; Eleonora Rao (erao@unisa.it)

John Clare: Encounters (MLA 2018)

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:02pm
John Clare Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

The John Clare Society of North America invites proposals for its guaranteed session panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in New York City, NY, January 4th-7th, 2018. We invite scholarship on any aspect of “encounter” (mental or physical, human or animal), ecology, and/or interrelation in John Clare’s life, work, and legacy. Abstract and short bio by 10 March 2017 to Erica McAlpine at erica.mcalpine@ell.ox.ac.uk

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS--LITERATURE AND PSYCHOLOGY: WRITING, TRAUMA AND THE SELF

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:02pm
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Centuries ago, Aristotle fashioned a term that brought literature and psychology face to face: catharsis (psychological or mental purification of the feelings). From that time onwards, literature and human psyche have been correlated either by various writers, philosophers, critics, or by means of several techniques or movements. Not only was it tragedy that combined the elements of psychology with literary production, it was also novel, poetry, short story and even some psychoanalytical theories that brought psyche and literature together.

The Book Closes: Finality in Contemporary Literature

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 12:59pm
York St John MA one-day symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Book Closes: Finality in Contemporary Literature

York St. John University

This is an MA Symposium intended for MA/Postgraduate Students 

 

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