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Contested Modernity: Place, Space and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:47pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 44 No. 2 | September 2018

Call for Papers

Contested Modernity: Place, Space and Culture

Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2018

 

 

“Any place is a political place, it’s a cultural space, it’s a landscape.”

—Alfredo Jaar, 2007

 

 

Call for Papers: British Literature: 20th and 21st Century at CEA 2018

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:30pm
College English Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers, British Literature: 20th and 21st Century at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on British Literature: 20th and 21st Century for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

The Ocean and the Seas

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

Where are your monuments, your battles, martyrs?

Where is your tribal memory? Sirs,

in that grey vault. The sea. The sea

has locked them up. The sea is History.

            —Derek Walcott, “The Sea is History”

 

Call for Papers

The University of Toronto’s Centre for Comparative Literature’s 28th Annual Conference

The Ocean and the Seas

Study Group ‘Nuclear Waste and Deep Time’

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
+CLUE and Environmental Humanities Center, VU Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Study Group

Friday 3 November 2017, 16:00-17:00hrs

Main Building, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

 

This workshop comes as part of the Nuclear Waste Weeks at the EHC in Amsterdam and aims to bring together PhD students from various disciplines who share an interest in deep time and/or nuclear waste.

 

Imaginactivism A Speculative Fiction Workshop on Environmental Justice, Flourishing and Cohabitation

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:44pm
Science and Justice Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 2, 2017

Imaginactivism[i]

A Speculative Fiction Workshop on Environmental Justice, Flourishing and Cohabitation

18 October 2017

Science and Justice Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Expressions of interest by: September 29, 2017

Deadline for submissions: October 2, 2017

 

The Anthropocene and Beyond

updated: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:02am
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Call for Conference Paper Proposals, “The Anthropocene and Beyond,” Hong Kong, 31 May-2 June 2018. Human society and culture have arrived at a pivotal moment in the production of scientific, economic, psychological, and even artistic and philosophical subjectivity and identity. The different “scales” inherent in the concept of the Anthropocene galvanize both the local and global, inviting academic research to adopt an interdisciplinary approach with unprecedented pace and intensity. The Anthropocene has emerged as the ultimate conceptual horizon of cultural, economic, and political debates, disrupting the whole pattern of our “thought” itself in a radical process of paradigm shift.

NeMLA 2018 Going Places from Pastoral to Polis: Setting and Fiction in Antiquity and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The ancient Greek word topos is commonly translated as “place” and referred to a region, site, or geographical position. While the ancient Greek language is long gone, the term topos has survived and passed into the modern vernacular. Today, the word topos is used in literary theory and refers to any common literary theme or motif. This passage of the term for “place” into literary analysis is the natural extension of how the Classics viewed space, as they defined their world through fictions and mythology. The flora and fauna found in the pastoral realm had their origins in various myths, while the city gave the temple a central location and tie its central civic and religious festival to theatre.

Deadline extended: Seminar: Literatures and/of Waste

updated: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 3:44pm
Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture Since 1900
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Themes of waste and waste management circulate in contemporary literature as demonstrated in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the scatological poetry of A.R. Ammons, the collages of James Schuyler and Rachel Blau DuPlessis, and the language middens of Caroline Bergvall’s Drift. Collections like Jennifer Scappettone’s The Republic of Exit 43 also highlight the shared architecture of landfills and human bodies connected by waste, built environments, and literary corpuses. The purpose of the seminar is then twofold. First, this seminar invites participants to explore art, film, and literature through the lens of waste, waste management, and toxic materialism.

Travel and Literature at CEA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
College English Association, Travel and Literature Area
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2018

April 5-7 | Saint Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront | 333 1st St. South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

 

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 49th annual conference.  Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

Economics and SF

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
Vector
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

How does SF represent and reflect on economic life?

How do finance, value, exchange, production, and the everyday economic reality of people’s lives appear in SF? How might SF contribute to the ongoing evolution of economics? And what might creators of science fiction, as custodians of radical visions of social organisation, learn from economics at this critical moment?

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