Protest has been part of human societies for millennia. Movements such as Black Lives Matter and Me Too offer a powerful reminder of the continued relevance of activism in the 21st century. While these examples of protest share a common DNA with historical civil rights and gender equality movements, activists today operate in a world where digital technology affords particular advantages and disadvantages that have changed how we engage with protest and dissent. We now have constant access to a steady stream of information about dissatisfaction with the state of our world, who is alleged to be responsible for the situation, and who is calling for change.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Indigenous Epistemologies and Artistic Imagination
24 – 25 October, 2019. Barcelona
Aula Magna, Faculty of Geography and History, Universitat de Barcelona (Montalegre 6); MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Plaça dels Àngels 1).
Direction: Anna Maria Guasch (UB)
Co-direction: Nasheli Jiménez del Val (AGI)
Special Issue of CR: The New Centennial Review, “(In)finite Ecologies”
Guest editors: Katherine Greulich, Christine Peffer, and Garth Sabo (Michigan State University)
An “Other” Zombie Project: Decolonizing the Undead
Edited by Professor Stephen Shapiro, Giulia Champion and Roxanne Douglas
The editors of this project are interested in developing an interdisciplinary edited collection on perspectives of the zombie figure that focus on non-Anglo-Euro-centric works and theories. We are interested in submissions that re-frame the zombie figure in the humanities and social sciences and/or contest previous understandings of the zombie and its history. These re-framings could be articulated with areas of engagement which include, but are not limited to:
FOLK HORROR IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Folk Horror in the 21st Century, is a two-day conference to be hosted by Falmouth University (UK) on Thursday September 5 and Friday September 6, 2019. The conference organizers Ruth Heholt (Falmouth University, UK) and Dawn Keetley (Lehigh University, USA) invite proposals on all aspects of folk horror, in all periods, across all regions and in all mediums, exploring the meanings and manifestations of the folk horror renaissance in the 21st century.
Keynote and plenary speakers: Tanya Krzywinska (Falmouth University), Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University) and Bernice Murphy (Trinity College Dublin).
The 11th Annual International Charles Town Maroon Conference & Festival: EXTENDED DEADLINE
June 20-23, 2019, Asafu Yard, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica
The Charles Town International Maroon Conference welcomes papers and performances from scholars, artists, and activists interested in exploring topics that include Maroon treaties and their legacies; indigenous approaches to negotiating and sustaining peace; the role of rights (human, nature, etc.) in adjudicating peace; wellness as a means of sustaining peace; practices of security and insecurity; violence against indigenous people and its restitution; the uses of restorative justice; strategies for effective conflict resolution; and related topics.
SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS
Composing Climate Change: Atmosphere, Affect, Attention
GUEST EDITOR: Joshua Trey Barnett
How to write of that which escapes linguistic capture? How to form into words and images precisely what slips the shackles of representational thought? How to describe what cannot, strictly speaking, be perceived? How to change climates in and through the activity of composition? How to compose climate change?
This year's RMMLA conference will be held in El Paso, Oct 10-12. Please submit proposals for panels, individual papers, or performances that take up any aspect of the field of queer studies. We welcome traditional papers as well as sessions or individual presentations that do not conform to standard formats.
Please submit a 300-word description for individual presentations/performances or a 500-word description for a panel or session along with a 100-word bio.
Submission deadline is May 1, 2019.
Conference site: https://www.rmmla.org/general-information
Chapters are solicited for inclusion in an edited volume titled Activism in the Name of God: Religion and Black Feminist Public Intellectuals from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.
Please send inquiries to Jami.Carlacio@yale.edu to pitch your idea.
Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures, launched in December 2017, is a unique enterprise in the humanities as a journal published in English in China aimed at an international readership. Published by Hunan Normal University Press every June and December, contributors to the first four issues include J.H. Prynne, Ottmar Ette, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Charles Bernstein, Chris Weedon, Mark Turner, Herman Rapaport, Robert Archambeau, Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Tyrone Williams, Jonathan Stalling, Brian Reed, Wenshu Zhao, Jiang Hongxin, Zhang Longxi, Alan Golding, Barrett Watten, and Ishmael Reed, among many others.