This panel seeks to examine the writings of Marilynne Robinson, one of the most important contemporary American writers. Robinson has written widely-acclaimed novels and essays that explore the relationship between religion and contemporary culture. This panel considers the ways in which Robinson’s religious vision informs her writing. How has Robinson contributed to discussions of faith in our contemporary moment, both through her fiction and essays? How is her investigation of this topic especially relevant to the growing field of post-secular studies? How is her Pulitzer novel, Gilead, a meditation on race and religion in American culture?
ecocriticism and environmental studies
FERNS is an intercollegiate academic journal that focuses on the intersection between human action and environmental impact. It will emphasize the conversation necessary between scientists, politicians, ethicists, and theologians, welcoming work in fields that intersect around environmental stewardship. FERNS showcases the intellectual, academic, and creative research from emerging scholars at graduate and undergraduate levels. Students will have the ability to promote their work in a double-blind peer-reviewed journal in addition to developing research ideas in the professional arena.
Call for papers:
Landscape Studies is multidisciplinary, with a diverse array of approaches that give the field its strength. The Landscape, Space and Place (LSP) Conference is in its 12th year of bringing together scholars across various disciplinary backgrounds and from different stages of their careers. At this conference, all scholars interested in the widely varied interpretations and analyses of landscape are invited to join in the exchange of ideas and consideration of novel intellectual perspectives, to join in the effort of building a more integrative framework for the field.
We are open to many interpretations of Landscape, Space, and Place. Some previous papers and sessions have dealt with the following approaches:
Gravity assist is a slingshot move, when one object uses the gravity of another to propel itself out of orbit. This concept from space travel, first used with the Mariner 10 probe in 1974, functions as a metaphor for escaping the constraints of the present to create change for the future. The conference, to be held by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Croatia, 14-15 September, 2018, aims to examine strategies for challenging the limitations of the present in order to escape from them. Much contemporary thought is unfortunately, but understandably, focused on dystopia.
ENGLISH FORUM: JOURNAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, GAUHATI UNIVERSITY.
CALL FOR PAPERS.
Friends of William Stafford: Call for Papers for a William Stafford panel at the 29th annual American Literature Association conference (http://americanliteratureassociation.org/), May 24th-27th, 2018, San Francisco, CA.
WILLIAM STAFFORD AND THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A POETICS OF THE “EARTHBOUND”
“Tracing Non-Human Agency in Literatures in English”
15.11.2018-17.11. 2018, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany
CALL FOR PAPERS-SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION
YORK UNIVERSITY EGSA CONFERENCE 2018:
Just Representations: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Justice in World Literature
Conference Date: May 4-5, 2018
Conference Location: York University, Toronto, Canada Call
NEW Deadline: February 18, 2018
“Universalism is implicated in both imperial schemes to control the world and liberatory mobilizations for justice and empowerment.”
Metamorphoses: Mementos and Futurities
The University of British Columbia - English Graduate Conference
University of British Columbia
May 4-5, 2018
Of bodies changed to other forms I tell;
You Gods, who have yourselves wrought every change,
Inspire my enterprise and lead my lay
In one continuous song from nature’s first
Remote beginnings to our modern times.
- Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book I