During the early modern period, national identity was increasingly defined by the dynamic between people and the environment they populated. While many still longed for the pastoral ideal of Britain as the 'Eden of Europe', the looming threat of pollution, natural disaster, resource depletion, and urbanisation beset the thoughts of contemporary writers, theologians, and politicians. Though it had been long held that the environment had an observable influence on the fortunes of a nation and the character of its citizens, the inhabitants of early modern Britain now became gradually conscious of their impact on the natural world.
Call for Papers: East Asian Human Rights Cinema: Producing Social Change in Japan and Korea
Special Issue of Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema
Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2016
Deadline for completed essays: May 15, 2016
Original essays are being sought for a special issue of Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema devoted to the subject of East Asian human rights films.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Call for Papers
Portals, Spring 2016, Volume 13
From memory and imagination, to the forgotten, the future, intergalactic, the idea of the self, mirrors, orality and performance, literature bleeds into an endless number of different spaces. For the upcoming 2016 volume, Portals is seeking papers that explore dimensions of time and space in diverse literary and linguistic traditions.
The Comparative Literature Student Association invites you to submit original critical essays and short creative fiction of a comparative or critical nature. Papers that engage the theme of time and space will be featured prominently, though all will be considered.
Submission Deadline: March 14th, 2016
Please note the deadline for submissions has been extended by one week, until February 12th.
The University of Otago Performance of the Real Research Theme
Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium
April 14th & 15th 2016
Call for papers.
"Every day people perform dozens of rituals. These range from religious rituals to the rituals of everyday life, from the rituals of life roles to the rituals of each profession, from the rituals of politics and the judicial system to the rituals of business or home life. Even animals perform rituals" (Richard Schechner, Performance Studies: An Introduction 3rd ed. 52).
Place/Time/Culture: An Undergraduate Conference for the Humanities
Young Harris College, September 10, 2016.
Call for Papers:
The Goldsmiths Graduate Festival is an important celebration of postgraduate research in Goldsmiths and in universities nationally and internationally. It is organised by and for postgraduate research students as a vital platform to present and share their work.
The Festival is scheduled to take place over one week, from 9th May until 15th May, and will consist of a broad range of activities including keynote speakers, performances, exhibitions, film screenings, papers, roundtables and panel discussions.
The MLA Italian American Forum seeks paper proposals for a possible session at the MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, PA January 5-8, 2017. Taking a cue from the presidential conference theme "Boundary Conditions," this panel seeks submissions that explore the boundaries of racism and ethnocentrism in the Rocky series. We are most interested in papers engaging with: Italian American and African American masculinities; South Philly as a multi-ethnic/racialized community; Boxing rhetoric in the Rocky series; and Gender stereotypes related to ethnic and racial constructions.
One-page CV and 250-word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3/15/16.
DigITALamericana: New Archives of an Invisible People
The Italian American Literature Forum is seeking panelists to present transmedia perspectives and projects (oral histories, photos, artifacts, home movies etc.) on the Italian American experience for its guaranteed session at the 2017 MLA Convention in Philadelphia.
This cfp is for a special session proposal for MLA's 2017 conference, which will take place 1/5-1/8 in Pittsburgh, PA.
6-8 July 2016 at Gladstone's Library, Flintshire, Wales
An international, interdisciplinary conference that brings together scholars from across the arts and humanities to explore the array of imaginative responses to the Victorian political environment.