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Call for Local Stories

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:45pm
Yoo-Hyeok Lee/Pusan National University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 10, 2017

 

Call for Local Stories for the 7th Issue of Localities

 

 

 

Call for Reviewers

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:46pm
Yoo-Hyeok Lee/Pusan National University(South Korea)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 10, 2017

Call for Reviewers for the 7th Issue of Localities

 

Population, Ecology and the Malthusian Imagination

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:27pm
Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Overpopulation has become the ‘third rail’ of contemporary environmentalism: no major organization wants to touch the issue anymore. While it had been one of the driving concerns of early environmentalism up until the 1970s, exemplified by such seminal texts as Fairfield Osborn’s Our Plundered Planet (1948), Paul Ehrlich’s The Population Bomb (1968), and the Club of Rome’s The Limits of Growth (1972), concern with population control has since dropped off the list of popular environmentalist causes.

Discovering Kinship (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:34am
C19 Conference, Albuquerque 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

In her 2016 book, Staying with the Trouble, Donna Haraway suggests that the way beyond the anthropocene and capitalocene is “making oddkin” which is “always situated, someplace and not noplace, entangled and worldly.” For this panel we seek readings that explore the relationship (or kinship) between subject and object, body and environment, the self and the landscape. Posthuman ecology and new materialism may collide in texts that blur the self and her environment (both natural and social).  This phenomenon may particularly manifest in texts where human subjects occupy Othered identity positions, such as women, non-white, and immigrant subjects who inscribe how their environments mark their bodies and their lives.

Reportage and its Contemporary Variations–special MCLC issue (Abstracts due 8/31)

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:10am
Charles Laughlin and Li Guo
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

 

This special issue of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture welcomes essays on reportage narratives in contemporary China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as explorations of nonfiction, documentary, and the art of the real in film, media, theater or visual arts, and related theoretical interventions.

Call for Chapters: Posthuman Pooh: Edward Bear after 100 Years

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:37am
Jennifer Harrison, East Stroudsburg University, USA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

I am currently seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume celebrating the centenary in 2026 of A. A. Milne’s The World of Pooh.  As classics from the “golden age” of children’s literature, Milne’s Pooh stories have received considerable attention from critics and fans over the years; however, less critical attention has been devoted to the continuing relevance of the Pooh phenomenon in contemporary children’s culture.  As recent critics have discussed, the Pooh stories are complex and multifaceted, written in many different modes and employing a vast array of different narrative styles and techniques; they have also undergone transformation and adaptation into a plethora of related cultural artefacts. 

CFP: Our Shared Home: The Environment on Film (8/1/17; 11/1-5/17)

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:45am
Film & History
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

Our Shared Home: The Environment on Film

Representing “Home”: The Real and Imagined Spaces of Belonging
The Hilton—Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, WI (USA)
November 1-5, 2017

EXTENDED DEADLINE for abstracts: August 1, 207

 

We all share a common home, a round planet with finite boundaries and resources.  Yet in the era of climate change, with altered weather patterns, rising temperatures, and the prospect of coastlines vanishing, there is great uncertainty about the future of our shared home and how we will continue to inhabit it. 

 

Victorian Sea Fiction: Unbounded Identities in a Bounded World

updated: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:21am
Northeast MLA (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

This panel aims to use the framework of oceanic studies to interrogate Victorian sea fiction. We welcome work on nineteenth-century writers across the Anglophone world, though could be open to works in other languages. We are particularly looking for works that do not fall into traditional nationalist canons of literature or works that epitomize transnational networks of culture, empire, and economics.

Panel on The Environmental Humanities Islands in mind: on diversity, vulnerability and resilience

updated: 
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:28pm
III INSULA International Colloquium Beyond Nature/Artifice Funchal | UMa-CIERL
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

This panel takes W.S. Merwin’s line “Day after day we wake to the Island” as motto and challenge to rethink islands not just as utopian and paradisiac places, but to understand them as specific places, in the context of the environmental crisis, and from the perspectives and methodologies of the Environmental Humanities.

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