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Disruption, Resistance & Resilience, UBC Graduate Conference 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:19am
Shalini Nanayakkara / Endnotes Conference at the University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

The University of British Columbia’s annual English Graduate Conference cordially invites submissions under the themes of Disruption, Resistance, and Resilience.

In the wake of years of political, social, and ecological crises that have disrupted, disoriented, and displaced populations across the globe, modes of resistance and resilience have emerged to confront the disarray. From the rise of Trump and “fake news” to the latest IPCC report on the impending irrevocability of climate change, humanities studies and art practices have stepped up to the challenge to revolutionize their age-old roles of disruption and resilience-making on a much larger global stage.

Poetics in Commons

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 12:11pm
The University of Sheffield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Call for Contributions

Poetics in Commons: Symposium & Performances

22-23 May, University of Sheffield (Venue TBC)

Keynote: Anne Boyer

2019 American Studies Association Panel: "Risky Places: Geographies of Race and Risk"

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 8:52am
Jamal Batts & Brittany Meché / UC Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 27, 2019

We seek interdisciplinary papers for a proposed panel at the 2019 American Studies Association conference (Honolulu, Hawai'i, November 7-10 2019) investigating the overlapping geographies of race and risk. While scholars have primarily emphasized risk as a modality of liberal governance and a technology of rule, our approach considers the Janus-faced character of risk as possible emancipatory performance—a rejection of propriety—and risk as a key technique through which regimes of surveillance (Browne 2015), calculation (McKittrick 2014; Snorton 2017), and security (Masco 2014) operate.

Normativity and Resilience in Translation and Culture

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 4:43am
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Call for Papers

Normativity and Resilience

in Translation and Culture

27 – 29 May 2019


DEADLINE EXTENDED Untimely Endings: The Mimesis of Fiction as a Response to Ecological Crises

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 3:08am
Felicity Gilbert & Gavin McLoughlin, MIC, University of Limerick.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019



Untimely Endings: The Mimesis of Fiction as a Response to Ecological Crises


Postgraduate Conference



Location: Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland.

Date: Thursday 25th April 2019

Abstract Submission Due Date: 18th March 2019.


Organisers: Felicity Gilbert, Department of English Language and Literature, and Gavin McLoughlin, Department of Philosophy, MIC.

Alterglobal Politics: Postcolonial Theory in the Era of the Anthropocene and the Nonhuman

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:42am
Amit Baishya
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Although they are often spoken of in the same breath, theories of the Anthropocene and the nonhuman turn vary in their emphases. The Anthropocene introduces a new ‘universal’ subject – the human species as a global geophysical agent. Theories of the nonhuman, however, seek to displace anthropocentric foci – the ‘human’ is viewed as a part of a complex assemblage co-constituted by many others. Postcolonial theory has, in general, been sceptical of both trajectories. On the one hand, postcolonial theory and theorists remain generally suspicious of the putative universal subject (the ‘human species’) that purportedly impacts this era of anthropogenic climate-change catastrophically.

Critical Approaches to Youth Horror

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 11:02am
Kyle Brett and Ethan Robles/Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 17, 2019

Most of us remember what scared us as children: the bumps in the night, the dark alleys, and the monsters, ghouls, and ghosts brimmed with the potential to terrify. The thrill of dodging the terror that waited in the shadows fuels many horror fanatics to return to the theatres, bookstands, and now podcasts to relive youthful feelings of dread. It should be no surprise, then, that youth horror media is pervasive. From Goosebumps and the upcoming release of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark? and the CBBC’s Creeped Out, there is an abundance of media that introduces children to the horror genre.