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"Visions of Faith in Marilynne Robinson" ALA 2018

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:51am
Marilynne Robinson Society, American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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?

FERNS: A New Student Journal in Environmental Stewardship

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:52am
FERNS Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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.

12th Annual Landscape, Space, and Place Conference

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:52am
Department of Geography, Indiana University Bloomington.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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: Speculative Change in Literature, Film and Art

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 4:49am
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Split, Croatia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

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.

William Stafford and the Anthropocene: Toward a Poetics of the "Earthbound"

updated: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:08pm
Friends of William Stafford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

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”

updated: 
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 2:46am
Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

“Tracing Non-Human Agency in Literatures in English”

15.11.2018-17.11. 2018, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany

Just Representations: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Justice in World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 2:26pm
York University English Graduate Students Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018

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.”
-Anna Tsing

Metamorphoses: Mementos and Futurities

updated: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:01am
University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Metamorphoses: Mementos and Futurities

Endnotes 2018

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

 

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