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MLA 2019 Conference “Ecopoetics and the Animal”

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:07am
Modern Language Association 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

This CFP seeks work that examines the intersection of animal studies with contemporary ecopoetry from around the world. The human/nonhuman distinction entails an interdiction as much as establishes the safety of a boundary that maintains human hegemony in relation to other species. Yet, the animal can powerfully redirect attention toward the necessity of humility as well as deconstruct ideas of autonomy and superiority too often entangled with human self-understanding. This panel asks how the animal negates or reifies the human/nonhuman distinction, but also how the animal speaks, or is silenced, in contemporary ecopoetry. How does the animal appear as an ethical imperative in the age of the Anthropocene and of the Sixth Mass Extinction?

Thinking in/of the Anthropocene: Cognition, Computerization, and Catastrophe

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:13am
ASLE at SLSA 15-18 November
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

The theme of this year's SLSA Conference in Toronto, Canada is Out of Mind (15-18 November)

 

This year ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) will consider this theme in relation to technology and/or the Anthropocene.

Please a 200 word bio and a 250 word abstract to Dr. Helena Feder (federh@ecu.edu) by 3/30/18.

 

Topics not limited to:

Computerization of the mind, from the inside out

Genetic modificantion, geoomorphing, and climate change

New work on cognition and empathy, within or cross-species

Relationship between theory (ecological thought) and (ecological) praxis

The Metaphor of the Monster

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:16am
Mississippi State University-Department of Classical & Modern Languages and Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Mermaids, giants, gorgons, harpies, dragons, cyclopes, hermaphrodites, cannibals,amazons, krakens, werewolves, barbarians, savages, zombies, vampires, angels, demons–               all of those inhabit and represent our deepest fears of attack and hybridization, but also our deepest desires of transgression. Frequently described in antithetical terms, monsters were frequently read in the past as holy inscriptions and proofs of the variety and beauty of the world created by God, or as threats to civilization and order. These opposing views on the monster show the radically different values that have been assigned to monsters since they started to permeate the human imagination in manuscripts, maps, and books.

DEADLINE EXTENDED EDITED VOLUME Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Border Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 2:35pm
LR CUNNINGHAM (University of Nevada, Reno) and ALEJANDRA MARQUEZ (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Edited Volume: Free Range: An Open Inquiry into the Nonhuman in Border Studies deadline for submissions: April 30, 2018. Full articles will be due June 30, 2018. full name / name of organization:LR CUNNINGHAM (University of Nevada, Reno) and ALEJANDRA MARQUEZ (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

contact email:

lacieraec@unr.edu

 

A man can’t die where there is no earth

because there will be no place

to bury him. His body is the sky

and understands the language of birds.

 

-“Where the Sky Meets the Earth”, Todd Kaneko.

 

Innovation and Experiment in Contemporary Irish Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:05am
Leuven Centre for Irish Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Call for papers

Innovation and Experiment in Contemporary Irish Fiction

Thursday 29 November – Saturday 1 December 2018

Leuven Centre for Irish Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium

 

Resisting Extractivism in Border Zones: Art and Protest from the Arctic North to the Global South

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:24am
Justin Parks / Universitetet i Tromsø-The Arctic University of Norway
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

What: Event combining academic conference panel presentations, public lectures, film, and media installations. Panels will consist of 20-minute presentations.

Where: UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

When: November 15-17, 2018

Abstracts due: April 15, 2018

 

IAEP 2018

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:20am
International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 4, 2018

CALL FOR Proposals

EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 4, 2018.

International Association for Environmental Philosophy

Twenty-Second Annual Meeting October 20-22, 2018

Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

2018 Keynote Speaker - Cary Wolfe

(Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English

Director, Center for Critical and Cultural Theory

Rice University)

Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:12am
Western Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

The 2018 annual conference of the Western Literature Association will take place October 24-27 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. “Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States” is derived from this location. This region, at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, has been urban for thousands of years. Cahokia, known for its impressive earthen mounds, is directly across the river from today’s St. Louis, and once housed the largest pre-Columbian civilization north of Mexico, a hub for trade, communication, and transportation throughout indigenous North America. Long before St. Louis was known as the “Gateway to the West,” it was nicknamed “Mound City.”

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