ecocriticism and environmental studies
The John Clare Society of North America invites proposals for its guaranteed session panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in New York City, NY, January 4th-7th, 2018. We invite scholarship on any aspect of “encounter” (mental or physical, human or animal), ecology, and/or interrelation in John Clare’s life, work, and legacy. Abstract and short bio by 10 March 2017 to Erica McAlpine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Centuries ago, Aristotle fashioned a term that brought literature and psychology face to face: catharsis (psychological or mental purification of the feelings). From that time onwards, literature and human psyche have been correlated either by various writers, philosophers, critics, or by means of several techniques or movements. Not only was it tragedy that combined the elements of psychology with literary production, it was also novel, poetry, short story and even some psychoanalytical theories that brought psyche and literature together.
The Book Closes: Finality in Contemporary Literature
York St. John University
This is an MA Symposium intended for MA/Postgraduate Students
The 9th Beyond Humanism Conference will take place at John Cabot University in Rome from the 20th of July until the 22nd of July 2017.
"Posthuman Studies – Humanities, Metahumanities, Posthumanities"
Keynote Speaker: Sven Helbig (http://www.svenhelbig.com/)
Margins 2017 4/12-14 at Clemson University
Margins is now accepting proposals that explore the interplay between applications of digital method and humanistic inquiry. The goal is to create a space wherein concepts that seem to linger at the edge of the digital humanities like race, gender, power, and disability may be explored in light of the new methods and perspectives that the application of digital tools furnish. Potential paper topics may include but are not limited to:
The Robert Frost Review welcomes submissions on any aspect of Robert Frost’s poetry. Please send electronic attachments of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to email@example.com by May 2017 for consideration. Thank you so much. Jonathan Barron, Editor.
Achille Mbembe (2003) used the term ‘necropolitics’ to account for the existence of ‘death worlds’ within postcolonial geopolitical spaces. While work in biopolitics has privileged the dynamics of ‘making live and letting die,’ Mbembe highlights the importance of both, extending lives and making deaths.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Space and place in Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture
Keynote Speaker: Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke (Swansea University)
Friday June 23, 2017, Lancaster University
This conference responds to the genre of neo-Victorianism from the perspective of space and place. It aims to probe how a focus on space and place can enhance our understanding of the contemporary engagement with the Victorian past.
This special issue of Genders invites essays, reviews, roundtables, and creative work that address the emergent category of “postnature” in the new geological epoch of the Anthropocene. We seek interventions across local and global frameworks that consider the ways postnature is informed by gender identities, norms, discourses, and practices, as well as their socio-political, scientific, popular, and aesthetic regulation. As a disciplinary norm deployed to police the “unnatural,” nature has proved to be a labile signifier used to endorse or discredit a wide spectrum of cultural formations.