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Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts: May 29, 2015]

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 12:04pm
NC State University

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

Queerness and Animality

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 6:32pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Queerness and Animality
PAMLA 2015, November 6-8 2015
Portland, Oregon

Presiding Officer:
Mackenzie Gregg, University of California, Riverside

[UPDATE] ASLE Panel at MMLA 2015 - Proposals by 4/15

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:33am
Midwest Modern Language Association / Associaton for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Just over a decade ago, Dana Phillips (in)famously attacked ecocritics for uncritically borrowing terms and ideas from the discipline of ecology, which, he argued, is itself a "less than fully coherent field with a very checked past and fairly uncertain future." While controversial, Phillips's critique sparked important discussions about ecocriticism's methodology, especially its claim to interdisciplinarity. So-called "second wave" ecocritics reexamined the field's founding assumptions; a period of self-assessment propelled ecocriticism toward a more rigorous engagement with the sciences as well as the humanities.

The Sacred and the Sublime (4-6 May, 2016)

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 7:07am
DEUAS- Dokuz Eylül University American Studies Symposium

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Dokuz Eylül University – Department of American Culture and Literature


May 4-5-6, 2016 – Izmir, TURKEY

The Sacred


the Sublime

This symposium will bring together academics from across Turkey and the rest of the world to discuss the idea of the "The Sacred and the Sublime"

Arthurian Mythos: Well of Inspiration

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 3:45pm
Mythopoeic Society

The rich and varied Arthurian Mythos has provided inspiration for countless authors over centuries, including the Inklings. Each individual picks and chooses certain parts of that Mythos, and interprets it according to personal inclination, cultural, and chronological biases. Consider, for example: the varied and often contradictory ways the characters are interpreted; aspects of Arthuriana most studied or most ignored; historical background; its place in legend and myth. We also welcome papers focusing on other work and interests of the Inklings (especially J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Charles Williams), of our Guests of Honor Jo Walton and John Rateliff), and other fantasy authors and themes.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: APRIL 5: MMLA 2015: Animals in Literature and Film

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 2:40pm
Julia Dauer, MIdwest Modern Language Association

This year's MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging this year's conference theme "Arts and Sciences," and especially the connection between the history of science and animals.

Papers might consider eighteenth- or nineteenth-century natural history writing and/or collection practices; contemporary or historical discourse around animal experimentation; conceptual issues of animacy, animality, and/or "life"; taxidermy; issues of animality or personhood in contemporary science, medicine, literature, or film; issues of extinction and/or species revival; or figures of "monstrous animals" produced by science, from Frankenstein to Godzilla to the dinosaurs reanimated to populate Jurassic Park.

Old and Middle English Permanent Section MMLA, Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 1:56pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

While the Middle Ages are not always though of as a time rich in developments in the arts and sciences, as scholars of medieval literature, we know that this is not the case. Certainly, old and middle English literature can be thought of as an art form itself, and manuscript art and illumination can also be considered as art. Additionally, discussions of arts and sciences within texts themselves (both literary and religious) are plentiful and wildly interesting throughout the Middle Ages.

The Experience of Fiction (abstracts due April 15; conference July 2016)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 11:20am
Julie Orlemanski / New Chaucer Society


Consider submitting to our roundtable on THE EXPERIENCE OF FICTTION, at the New Chaucer Society Congress taking place in London in July, 2016. (Organizers: Julie Orlemanski and Marco Nievergelt)

Call for video presentations/lectures and Growl Posts

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:55am
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis

Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis is a forthcoming peer-reviewed, online, open-access scholarly journal established by the Ohio University English department. Published twice a year, the journal invites literary scholarship from all levels of academics (graduate, post graduate, and independent). We are particularly interested in original works of literary criticism and analysis for the bi-annual issues as well as textual responses and video media for an online environment.