A Special Session at the MLA Convention in Philadelphia, Jan. 5-8, 2017
The School of English - The University of Sheffield holds an interdisciplinary research conference on Thursday 19 May 2016, entitled Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds.
The Graduate Center for Literary Research at UCSB will be hosting an interdisciplinary conference exploring the topics of translation, memory and exchange within the context of migration.
INQUIS is an online, biannual, blind peer-reviewed journal which offers graduate students in the field of literatures in English a chance to make their research known internationally. Considering that literary studies as a field of scholarly study has undergone tremendous changes and challenges, both the practice and theory of literary studies certainly need a thorough scrutiny under the light of new perspectives, new approaches, new interpretations as well as new insights. By including the works of graduate researchers, the journal primarily aims to promote dialogue and to serve as an international forum for young academics and researchers where they can share their ideas and contribute globally to the discussions on studies of literatures in English.
Volume 5 no.2 of the journal Culture and Dialogue (http://www.culture-dialogue.net) will focus on the theme 'History and Dialogue'. We welcome submissions that consider the relationship between history and dialogue from a variety of theoretical perspectives and case studies. The theme is flexible and may be addressed from a comparative or hermeneutical perspective. Relevant fields may include cultural studies, historical studies, philosophy and other domains.
The Call for Papers is open until the number, relevance and standard of contributions are met.
The Department of Art and Media Studies (Institutt for kunst- og medievitenskap) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Cinema Scandinavia invite proposals for presentations at its forthcoming two-day symposium on Arctic Cinema, to be held between the 21st and 22nd of November 2016 at The Faculty of Humanities, Trondheim, Norway.
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Crisis
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Sponsored Panel at MLA 2017 in Philadelphia, January 5-8
Organized by Clare Echterling and Phillip Drake
Chaired by Phillip Drake
We are seeking 300-500 word abstracts by March 15th, 2016 for possible inclusion into an edited collection seeking to explore the world of animal rights and liberation against the backdrop of superheroes in film, television, and comics. While there are many book projects that look at the superhero universe from a variety of perspectives there has yet to be a collection that approaches it from the question of the nonhuman. This project is meant to fill that absence focusing on the construction of the (super)human as it relates to the way our culture understands and values nonhuman animals.
What role do religion and secularization play in the rise of the novel? This seminar takes up the insights of postsecular studies to help scholars explore this question in new ways: in Misty Anderson's words, reading religion into rather than out of history, and as Danièle Hervieu-Léger puts it, attending to signs of religion's profound and often surprising transformations in modernity.
Call for contributors: Where is Adaptation? A few (3-4) more articles needed, particularly those focusing in some way on marginalized countries, artists, cultures, works, or material.