Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis, English) and Krystyna Michael (CUNY Graduate Center, Comp Lit) seek papers for an ASA 2016 panel proposal that asks questions about how rhythm has functioned to either create or disrupt a sense of place in time in American arts and social life. Most accounts of the experience of rhythm involve a conscious or subconscious expectation of return—a sense of one's place in a temporal series that lends time structure. Rhythm thereby has the capacity to constitute a reassuring orientation, a sense of being at home in the regular, predictable patterns of music, everyday life, or collective practices it shapes.
The recent rise of the interdisciplinary subfield of "Energy Humanities" as a prominent critical endeavour has seen an efflorescence of academic and cultural production from around the world focussing on the crucial topic of energy resources. A major spur for this work is, of course, the pervasive anxiety of late environmentalism in the face of anthropogenic climate change, a phenomenon in which energy use plays a central role: as both cause and possible solution. A variety of critical thinking around past, present, and future energy scenarios is motivated by what has been called the contemporary "energy trilemma": how to balance energy security, equality, and sustainability on a world – and indeed planetary – scale?
Transnational French Modernisms
7th-8th July 2016, Durham University, UK
Dr. Jonathan Eburne (Penn State)
Professor Susan Harrow (Bristol)
Professor Debarati Sanyal (Berkeley)
23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work
27-28 October 2016
METU Culture and Convention Centre
Department of Foreign Language Education,
Middle East Technical University,
Contact person: Asst. Prof. Dr. Dürrin Alpakın Martinez-Caro
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
One may as well begin with an invitation:
Call for Reader-Performers:
Fictocriticism, creative critique, and other possible letters
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for an open topic session at the American Literature Association's Annual Conference. The conference will be held May 26-29, 2016 in San Francisco, CA. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.
We welcome proposals that engage any aspect of Davis's work and are especially interested in new readings of neglected texts.
Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes to accommodate 3 or 4 presenters.
Call for Papers
Above. Degrees of Elevation
One-day workshop – 12 May 2016, IASH Edinburgh
23rd BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE:
Agatha Christie and Her Work
Department of Foreign Language Education
"23rd METU British Novelists Conference: Agatha Christie and Her Work", originally scheduled to be hosted by the Department of Foreign Language Education at Middle East Technical University, 5-6 April 2016 has been postponed to 27-28 October 2016. An updated call for papers and further details will be published shortly on the conference's page,
In his 1967 "Des Espace Autres" Michel Foucault wrote that in contrast to literary and cultural criticism's previous privileging of history, periodization, and time that "The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space." In the past generation scholars working across a wide variety of the humanities including literary theory, history, philosophy, cultural studies and religious studies have confirmed Foucault's prediction.