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.
CFP:Mississippi Goddam Everywhere: The Ends of Southern and American Exceptionalisms We are seeking abstracts for 20-minute papers for a panel of the Southern United States Forum at MLA 2018. The myth that the United States (and the “American” colonies before that) is the greatest and freest nation in the world has always been deeply intertwined with the myth of a problematic, antidemocratic, backwards South. On the flip side, many southerners have long embraced the notion that the region is culturally and politically different from the rest of the nation in terms of food, music, religion, family life, literature, and more.
Britcult Conference 2017
- Call for Papers -
TU Dortmund University, 23-25 November 2017
Internationales Begegnungszentrum (IBZ)
Works of literature, the visual arts, drama, dance, and music have long been addressed to readers, viewers, and listeners, both real and imagined. Whether implicit or explicit, the ways artists address, court, and affect their audiences are crucial to understanding their work. But while traditional ideas about audience often denote passive reception or disinterested judgment, certain artistic forms recast the observer as an active participant and/or collaborator in the construction of the art object’s meaning.
Organizer: Jap-Nanak Makkar, University of Virginia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: March 1, 2017 (email abstract, bio & AV requirements to organizer)
Special Session, MLA 2018, New York City
Please consider submitting to a special session, proposed to take place at MLA 2018 in New York City, on “Global Literature and Technology.”
American Indian Quarterly (AIQ) is looking for established and new scholars of Native American studies who would like to write book reviews for AIQ. In order to be considered for selection as a reviewer, please contact our book review editor, Dr. Trever Holland, with a set of research goals/interests and short CV/Resume at email@example.com
Solemn Geographies & Sacred Places:
The Literature of Holy Location
5-7 October 2017
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
Abilene Christian University-Dallas Campus
Dr. Kevin J. Gardner, Baylor University
Building Jerusalem: Elegies on Parish Churches (Bloomsbury 2016)
We invite papers exploring any aspect of religion, spirituality, and the sacred in Wharton’s work, including the afterlives of religion in gothic, aestheticism, or satire. How does Wharton conceptualize belief, spirituality, or religious tradition within modernity? What place does the sacred have in her writing, and where are the sacred spaces in her work? Are there distinctive features to Wharton’s discussions of religious architecture or sacred art? What interactions take place between Wharton’s fiction and the Bible, or religious texts and genres? How does Wharton’s anthropological eye address religious movements, practices, or characters?
11th Annual Landscape, Space, and Place Conference
Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana
March 2-4 2017
Landscape Studies is multidisciplinary, and has far-reaching academic connections and a diverse array of approaches that give the field its strength. The goal of the Landscape, Space and Place (LSP) Conference is to bring together scholars across various disciplinary backgrounds and from different stages of their careers to exchange ideas and consider novel intellectual perspectives. We also hope to encourage a more integrative framework upon which to build the future of the field.
Call for Papers
Break-up: Separation, Estrangement and Disjunction
SHU Humanities Postgraduate Conference 2017
Hosted by SHSU Postgraduate Research Students’ Society - 1st and 2nd June 2017
‘Between three counties far apart that lay
We were divided and looked strangely each
At the other, and we knew we were not friends
But fellows in a union that ends
With the necessity for it, as it ought.’
From “Home”, Edward Thomas, 1916