The MENA Design Research Center <https://www.menadrc.org/> is pleased to host an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the value of critical theory to design, arts, social sciences, and media. The conference aims to encourage interdisciplinary engagement that brings together academics and practitioners to share knowledge on how critical theory encourages social change by challenging assumptions about the status quo.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
This panel will explore themes and representational strategies of 9/11 and/or the apocalypse in post-9/11 literature and culture (movies, television, painting, music, etc.).
Questions to consider include but are not limited to:
How do artists (broadly conceived) try to capture the singularity of 9/11 as a world historical event? Alternatively, how and why do they resist notions of singularity, protesting the idea that it was a day after which “everything changed” forever?
How has this historical moment altered our conceptions either human nature or of ecological systems more generally?
How has Islamophobia been encoded in grotesque representations of the Other?
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CALL FOR PAPERS:
I am the editor-in-chief with the Literary Undergraduate Research in English (LURe) at the University of West Georgia and I am writing to inform you that we are now accepting submissions for our next issue. Here is some some information, and if you will, please forward this to professors and English students:
- We accept UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH essays no longer than 20 pages in literature, film, cultural studies, and theory
- The deadline is Feb. 28, 2017
Afronatures and Afrofutures: Speculation, Technology, and Environment in African Literature and Film // MLA 2018, New York City, January 4-7 // Panel arranged by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
MLA (Modern Language Association of America) Convention in New York City, January 2018.
Co-sponsored by the CLCS Medieval Forum and Middle English Forum.
Following the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s 89th Conference’s theme of “High Art/ Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” abstracts are invited for the Ecocriticism Panel, titled “Ecoporn and The Culture Industry.”
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com) if you are interested in participating (the deadline for abstracts is 2/22).
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.