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MLA 2021 - Comparative Environmentalisms (guaranteed session)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:36pm
Ben Mangrum / University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

MLA 2021 (Toronto)

This panel explores environmentalisms across linguistic, indigenous, and national frameworks. Challenges to the idea of “environmentalism” are welcome.

This panel is sponsored by the CLCS 20th-21st century forum and will be a guaranteed session.

Abstracts of 250-words to Ben Mangrum at bmangrum@umich.edu by Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Persistence in Afrofuturist Cultural Production

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:28pm
MLA Forum: African since 1990
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

In outlining her presidential theme for the 2021 MLA Conference, Judith Butler writes of the precarity we face in the humanities and the vulnerabilities of human and nonhuman lives in the face of climate change and the “dominance of market values.” However, Butler’s outlook is not defeatist; her focus on persistence encourages reflections on alternative future possibilities centered on collective resistance and survival.

New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:26pm
Jesse Wolfe/ California State University, Stanislaus
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left

 

Scholars have explored modernism’s relationship both with the political right, broadly construed (fascism, nationalism, etc.) and the political left (feminism, pacifism, and Marxism in its time, how it anticipates disability studies in our time, etc.). In the spirit of MSA 2020’s stream topics on crip modernisms, activism, and environmentalism, this panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.

 

New Animism: Creativity and Critique (University of Leeds, 18–20 June 2020)

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:04pm
Dominic O'Key and Sam Durrant, University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

New Animism: Creativity and Critique  

A Symposium at the University of Leeds, 18–20 June 2020 

 

Keynote Speakers 

Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen) 

Christopher Bracken (University of Alberta) 

 

[DEADLINE EXTENDED to 30 July 2020] Weird Sciences and the Sciences of the Weird

updated: 
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 4:24pm
PULSE: the Journal of Science and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Recent scientific discoveries in climatology, animal cognition and microbiology have radically altered our conceptions of ourselves and the environment we live in, both on micro and macroscales. Zooming in on the human microbiome and out to the planetary ecosystem, or even further into infinite cosmic spaces, the sciences are revealing strange dynamics of human-nonhuman interconnectedness, doing away with the established anthropocentrism and the idea of human exceptionalism.

Extended Deadline: Shared Futures: The Symbiosis of the Humanities and the Sciences

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:50pm
University at Albany English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The relationship between the sciences and the humanities is one that is currently marked by tension. Often viewed as distinct in their approaches to collecting and creating data, the two fields rarely come together to combine methodologies and form what could be a powerful symbiosis of qualitative and quantitative research. For our 18th annual conference, the English Graduate Student Organization is especially interested in exploring the past, present, and future relationships between STEM and the humanities.

12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 11:33am
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The 12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 18-19, 2020 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The 2020 conference theme, “Losing Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring the ways in which Louisiana’s cultures, environment, languages, and peoples are facing threats to their survival on a variety of fronts. What dangers do these threats pose to people, culture, and the environment? What solutions might be implemented to counter these threats? How can Louisiana pull back from the brink of disaster?

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