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ASA 2018 Roundtable, "American Studies in the Plantationocene: Emergent Methods for the Long Emergency"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:22pm
Joyce Chaplin, Harvard University, and Rebecca Evans, Winston-Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The term "Plantationocene" has recently been proposed to describe the extractive and alienating processes of racial capitalism that have undergirded imperialism, racial slavery, environmental degradation, and climate colonialism. We invite proposals that interrogate this term in relation to the methods and field imaginaries of American Studies. Proposals may address questions such as: How does the Plantationocene inflect or change practices of periodization, (trans)national studies, and disciplinary boundaries within American Studies? What histories and texts take on new or different significance in the context of the Plantationocene? How has or hasn't the field begun to address the Plantationocene? How can we teach (in) the Plantationocene?

Need one additional essay for Doing Vegan Studies (immediately)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:37am
Laura Wright, Professor of English, Western Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

I am editing the collection "Doing Vegan Studies," which is under contract for publication in the “Cultural Ecologies of Food in the 21st Century” series published by the University of Nevada Press and slated for publication in 2018. I have a great set of contributors and essays, but due to a contributor being unable to complete an essay, I’ve lost a valuable contribution on veganism and race. I am hoping to solicit an essay that addresses this topic in a compelling and original way. Potential topics include – but are not limited to:

Veganism as perceived white identity category

Problematic comparisons between human slavery and the enslavement of animals

Veganism and Black Lives Matter

Veganism as postcolonial strategy

Aelurus Graduate Literary Journal

updated: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 2:51pm
Weber State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

About Aelurus

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students. We welcome the perspectives of all people and are committed to furthering diversity in academia. Papers from all topical categories are welcome.

 

Submission Guidelines:

Diffractive Reading

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:35am
Prof. Dr. Kai Merten, University of Erfurt
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2018

Following a lecture-cum-workshop in January 2017 with Birgit Kaiser and Kathrin Thiele on the topic of “Diffraction” in Erfurt, the Erfurt Research Network on New Materialism (ENNM) developed an interest in the idea of reading literary (and other) texts diffractively. Therefore, we are looking for contributions for a book proposal for the Book Series New Critical Humanities (series editors Birgit M. Kaiser, Timothy O’Leary and Kathrin Thiele), at Rowman & Littlefield International. The publication will be an edited volume of articles on the notion of “Diffractive Reading”.

Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:35am
Saint Louis University Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Saint Louis University Madrid

submissions to before March 31, 2018:

slumadridconference@gmail.com

Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene

Madrid, June 22-23, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Since the discovery of DNA the metaphor of writing to the genetic makeup of living beings has

been a tempting one to engage. As George and Muriel Beadle wrote in 1966 (and as Marcello

Barbieri points to in his essay “What is Biosemiotics?”) “The deciphering of the genetic code has

Deadline Extended! Environmental Remediation: Genre, Visibility, and Ecological Crisis in African Literatures (Panel CFP)

updated: 
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 4:21pm
Katherine Hummel / African Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

Remediation has emerged as a keyword in both new media studies and sustainability discourses. While Bolter and Grusin define it in terms of repurposing old media in new forms, Leerom Medovoi traces its ethically promising, yet politically empty rhetoric for environmentalism. Further, Medovoi asserts these dual definitions of remediation converge in Global South ecologies, many of which remain marginalized by mainstream coverage of environmental crises due to their non-spectacular exposure to what Rob Nixon terms “slow violence.” Whereas Medovoi studies ongoing pollution in the Niger Delta, this panel pursues the formal and environmental definitions of remediation as they emerge in African literatures and intersect with new/multi-media more broadly.

Energy, Ecology, and the Culture of Cities;Deadline Extended

updated: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:52pm
Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan (R.O.C)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 19, 2018

Call for papers: Energy, Ecology, and the Culture of Cities
International Symposium at National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
November 23-24, 2018
Keynote Lecture: Ursula K. Heise (UCLA)

Ecotones 4 Kolkata

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:02pm
Nalini Mohabir / Concordia University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

 

 

 

Ecotones: Encounters, Crossings, and Communities

2015-2020

 

Ecotones 4 - Partitions and Borders

at Jadavpur University and West Bengal State University

December 12-15, 2018

 

in partnership with

Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), EMMA (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3)

& MIGRINTER (CNRS-Université de Poitiers)

 

Special Issue: Environmental Education in the Arts and Humanities

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:01pm
Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Call for Papers
Special Issue of the Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning:

Encountering the Natural World: Environmental Education in the Arts and Humanities 

Marxism & (Bio)politics

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Marxist Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

MARXISM & (BIO)POLITICS

The Twentieth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group

Keynote Speakers: Christopher Breu, Tru Leverette, and Alexander Weheliye

22-24 March 2018

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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