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NeMLA 2018: (Im)possible Bodies: Spaces and the Body in Early Modern Europe

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:59pm
Stephanie Shiflett (BU) and Ashley M. Voeks (UT Austin)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

This panel explores the spatial limits of bodies in early modern Europe. The spatial limits of bodies, broadly conceived, refer to the determinant role that real or abstract boundaries play on the physical and/or imagined body. These limits can take many forms, including aesthetic conventions, battlefields, domestic confines, geographic boundaries, and religious sites. Notions of the body may be equally diverse, extending to animals, communities, environments, and genders. Panel discussion will provide a rich examination of intersections between spatial perspectives and studies of early modern bodies.

 

Queer Oceans Panel

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:40pm
NEMLA Convention 2018 Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel, titled Queer Oceans, seeks abstracts for papers that explore the ocean in relation to queer studies. The sea has frequently been idealized as a place for escaping the norms that bind life on land. From sodomitic pirates to the famous spermaceti scene in Moby-Dick, the sea often emerges in suggestively queer contexts. However, discussions of these queer possibilities rarely take into account the nautical setting in which they occur.

Positionality: Place, Race, and Revolution in Indigenous Women’s Identity

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:01pm
NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Abstract:

This NeMLA panel will focus on the ways women have transformed space and place as central to their creation of a self-determined identity. In particular, it will focus on indigenous women’s relationship to geography and gender in the construction of self. Such an autonomous identity subverts the societal expectations and cultural geographies that have forced definitions of race and gender upon 19th- and 20th-century women. This panel would be an intersection of cultural geography, indigenous and ethnic studies, social justice issues, and eco/feminism.

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Landscape in Gerard Manley Hopkins

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:41pm
Jude V. Nixon, Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

For the NeMLA 49th Annual Convention, April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, this session is seeking proposals exploring new approaches to Hopkins’s poetry consistent with the theme of NeMLA 2018, Global Spaces, Local Landscapes, and Imagined Worlds. Papers should explore poems and other writings by Hopkins that engage the apocalyptic, imagined worlds, urban and rural landscapes (seascapes and skyscapes), including but not limited to topics such as nature and naturalism, natural theology, the environment, sustainability, science, and Darwinism. Please submit your proposal on NeMLA site @ http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

Calibanías y Caribeñidades: Espacios y topografías Calibans and Caribbeanisms: Spaces and Topographies Calibanismes et Antillanismes: Espaces et Topographies

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:09pm
Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

INAUGURAL CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTANDCALL FOR PAPERS Calibanías y Caribeñidades: Espacios y topografíasCalibans and Caribbeanisms: Spaces and TopographiesCalibanismes et Antillanismes: Espaces et Topographies April 5-7th, 2018Department of Languages, Literatures, and CulturesMarquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Playing with the metaphor of the rebellious Calibán as protagonist, this interdisciplinary conference is guided by the following questions: How has the Caribbean been constructed historically as a geographic place and an imagined space both from within and without?

From the Curious to the Quantum: Bodies at the Intersection of Science and Performance

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:27am
American Society for Theatre Research, November 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Title: From the Curious to the Quantum: Bodies at the Intersection of Science and Performance

American Society for Theatre Research conference
Atlanta, GA
November 16-19, 2017

Session Co-Conveners:
Vivian Appler, College of Charleston

Meredith Conti, University at Buffalo – SUNY
 

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Ethos Journal 3.2 “Cultural Artifacts in the Anthropocene”-- DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:47pm
Ethos Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal and digital forum—invites submissions for its August 2017 special issue on the Anthropocene. In 2016, the International Commission on Stratigraphy met to discuss whether or not to formally define our current geological epoch as the “Anthropocene.” Despite the fact that the term has not been officially sanctioned, it has been widely adopted by popular scientists, social theorists, humanities scholars and others since its coining in 2000 by Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer.

Anthropocene Responsibility

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:47pm
Chase Pielak, Ph.D. / Auburn University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Anthropocene Responsibility

We are seeking proposals of 500 words by July 31, 2017 for essays to be included in an edited collection on the possibilities of responsibility in the anthropocene era.

 

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