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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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.

TREES IN/AND/AROUND LITERATURE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 1:00pm
Daniela Fargione / University of Turin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

TREES IN/AND/AROUND LITERATURE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

University of Turin, Italy

21st May 2019

 

 

WRITING EXTRACTIVISM

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 12:43pm
University of Tromsø, Norway
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

We invite article-length contributions to a proposed special issue on the topic of writing extractivism. The journal Textual Practice has expressed its interest in publishing the issue. Please submit a 500-word abstract to Justin Parks at justin.parks@uit.no by April 15, 2019 if you wish to have your work considered for inclusion.

Contemporary Literary Ideas and Practices International Conference

updated: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 2:07am
Hunan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

 

Call for Papers

 

Contemporary Literary Ideas and Practices International Conference

Hunan Normal University

(Changsha, China, June 22-23, 2019)

 

Keynote speakers are Jennifer Scappettone (University of Chicago), Yunte Huang (University of California, Santa Barbara), Brian Reed (University of Washington), Aldon Lynn Nielsen (Penn State University), and Karen McCarthy Woolf (Royal Holloway, University of London). 

 

Conference Background and Scope 

Cultures, Counter Cultures and Social Multiplicity: Critical Essays in Language, Literature and Pedagogy

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 12:42pm
The University of Yaounde 2 and The University of Maroua
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Eds.

Blossom N. Fondo (Associate Professor of Postcolonial and Gender Studies. She teaches postcolonial literature at the University of Maroua and she is the Head of Division for teaching and teaching staff at the University of Yaoundé 2 both in Cameroon)

Michael E. Apuge (Associate Professor of Linguistics and Head of Department of Bilingual Studies at the Higher Teacher Training College of the University of Maroua, Cameroon)

Magdalene B. Nkongho (Senior Lecturer of Linguistics and Head of Department of the Department of English and Literatures of English Expression of the Higher Teacher Training College of the University of Maroua)

Environmentangled: A Germanic Perspective on Ecological Coexistence

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 10:33am
German Graduate Student Association (Ohio State University)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

CFP FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION: January 8, 2019 – Environmentangled: A Germanic Perspective on Ecological Coexistence, Columbus (22.2.19-23.2.19)

CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED to TUESDAY, JANUARY 8th 2018

Environmentangled: A Germanic Perspective on Ecological Coexistence

February 22nd – 23rd, 2019

11th Annual Germanic Graduate Student Association Conference at The Ohio State University

Keynote Address by Professor Caroline Schaumann (Emory University)

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