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The Literary Legacy of Rachel Carson (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:35pm
Joshua Bartlett, University at Albany
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Literary Legacy of Rachel Carson

Description:

This panel seeks papers that consider the work of Rachel Carson from both literary and environmental perspectives -- that explore its growing critical possibilities and theoretical potentials -- and that address Carson's influence on contemporary artists and writers.

Abstract:

South Asia and the Environmental Legacies of Modernization

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:42pm
Joya John
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

 

This CFP begins from the assumption that modernity and modernization have had deeply contested legacies in the Global South.  While postcolonial frames have elaborated several rich possibilities to engage with these legacies, we are interested in papers that interrogate and/or extend postcolonial frameworks for thinking about modernization and modernity from the perspective of environmental and ecological questions.

 

Papers can include but are not limited to some of the following themes.

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:39pm
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN0257-0254)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.

The End of the South as We Know It: Southern Apocalyptic Narrative

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:38pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2018 Biennial Conference, Austin, TX
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 20, 2017

 

CFP: Society for the Study of Southern Literature 2018 Biennial Conference, Austin, TX

 

The End of the South as We Know It: Southern Apocalyptic Narrative

 

Gower and Sound

updated: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:52am
The Gower Project
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In rhetorical repetitions that adorn the Confessio Amantis's plain style, in the many references to animal noises in the Visio Anglie, in the bird song punctuating the lovers' speeches in the Cinkante Balades and more, the fourteenth-century poet John Gower shapes sounds and encourages an aural reception of his trilingual corpus. Just as Gower often argues for the preservation of knowledge and philosophies developed in the classical world, so it can be maintained that the phonics of his verse preserve a literary ecology: one in which repetitions reverberate with both Ciceronian and sermonic orations, animal noises recall Aesop's fables, and bird song evokes Virgil's sherpherds.

CFP: NeMLA (ASLE Session): Energy, Byproducts, and Space in Literature and Other Arts (deadline 9/30/17; conference 4/12-4/15/18)

updated: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:49am
Jill Gatlin / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

CFP: NeMLA (ASLE Session): Energy, Byproducts, and Space in Literature and Other Arts (deadline 9/30/17; conference 4/12-4/15/18)

 

49th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 12-15, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Energy, Byproducts, and Space in Literature and Other Arts (ASLE Session)

Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

 

Archaeology in Poetry, Poetry in Archaeology

updated: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:49am
Josh Robinson, Cardiff University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 25, 2017

Papers are sought for a session at the 2017 conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) on relationships between poetry and archaeology. The conference will take place in Cardiff from Monday 18 - Wednesday 20 December, 2017. Sessions usually involve 4-8 papers, and that there is the possibility of making a whole-day session if there are enough strong proposals. (The conference allows people to present papers in up to two sessions: the others are listed at http://tag2017cardiff.org/sessions/ )

Session Abstract:

Marx, Ecology, Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In the face of the recent proliferation of the term “Anthropocene” in literary and cultural studies, how might we account for this geological epoch and its subsequent catastrophic environmental realities? As scholars of literature, we do not lack for theoretical models, both in and out of our “field.” Moreover, some of the most energetic and useful perspectives have taken up, broadly, a Marxian dialectical framework. Such perspectives include world-systems theory, ecological-materialisms, and in the field of literary studies and the humanities broadly, a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches framed under the banner of energy and/or environmental humanities.

Call for Submissions to Maritime Journal

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:19am
The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, seeks submissions for its ninth annual issue, to be published in spring 2018. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format.

C19 panel CfP: The Landscape of Tourism in Nineteenth-Century America

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:19am
Emma Newcombe, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

This proposed panel for the 2018 C19 conference seeks paper proposals on the topic of tourism in nineteenth-century American culture. The panel aims to explore the relationship between tourism and the American landscape. This might refer to tourism’s impact on the American landscape, or how tourists and touristic writers understood and depicted the environment. Papers might also consider how touristic writers grappled with the cultural or political “landscape” of the nineteenth century.

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