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C19: Climate

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:41pm
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

CLIMATE

Hosted by the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, March 22-25, 2018

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists seeks paper, panel and roundtable submissions for its fifth biennial conference, which will take place March 22-25, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We invite individual paper or group proposals on U.S. literary culture—broadly conceived—during the long nineteenth century.

Theoretical Approaches to Andrew Marvell

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:42pm
Marvell Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Theoretical Approaches to Andrew Marvell

Marvell Studies seeks articles using and/or arguing for fresh theoretical approaches to the study of Andrew Marvell. Possible approaches might include—but need not be limited to—eco-criticism, queer theory, disability studies, political theory, and the ways in which these approaches alter our understanding of politics, futurity, nature, and life in Marvell’s poetry and prose.

500-word abstracts are due by September 15, 2017. Manuscripts will be due April 15, 2018. Article length is flexible.

Please direct submissions and any questions to Ben LaBreche (blabrech@umw.edu) or Ryan Netzley (rnetzley@siu.edu).

C19 2018 -- Moving to Better Climates

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:28pm
The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 25, 2017

Moving to Better Climates

 

 

Octavia E. Butler: Uniting the Academy and the Community

updated: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:32am
Octavia E. Butler Literary Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 2, 2017

The fiction of Octavia E. Butler has fired the imaginations of academics and activists alike. Quite often, however, these communities are walled off from one another. Butler’s explorations of the environment, sexuality, race, politics, and many other topics have established her legacy as a revolutionary, and her influence cannot be contained by the traditional categories and boundaries in which knowledge is typically organized. Her work is too vital to be put into any kind of box. For our second biennial conference, the Octavia E.

Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:58am
Carolyn Fornoff
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the past decade, film studies has increasingly taken up the question of the environment and climate change (Rust, Monani, Cubit; Narine; Pick and Narraway). However, the question of “nature” has yet to be comprehensively theorized from the perspective of Latin American cinema. This edited volume proposes to begin to fill this gap by bringing together scholarship that explores Latin American films (from any time period) that foreground the nonhuman. We are specifically interested in thinking about why the past decade has generated an unprecedented boom in ecologically oriented films (both documentaries and fiction) throughout Latin America. How do these films dialogue with or push back against broader theories in ecocriticism?

Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Latinx Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 9:31am
NeMLA Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

In this panel, we propose to explore the roles of human-nonhuman encounters in the field of Latinx Studies and Literature at large. How do animal, human, botanical, and epistemological bodies alter the way we approach ontological interpretations in Latinx texts, visual art, and/or performances? In addition to these concerns, this Call for Papers seeks work that traverses a varied range of bodies and utilizes interdisciplinary frameworks in innovative ways. Topics might include, but are not limited to: race and animal studies, transgender bodies and queering the nonhuman, corporeal ecologies, critical approaches to landscapes, bodies of land, and water.

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