“Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen people…” (Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XIX). This quote from Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia (1785) represents an attitude towards agriculture and specifically the family farm that remains influential in the United States today. Connection to the land is still viewed as sacred even as less people work on the land as farmers and ranchers (two percent according to the last census) and environmentalists struggle to reclaim the “soul” of agriculture from the industrial interests that have reshaped farming and the American farmer.
Science, Technology, and 20th-century Irish Literature (edited volume)
The editors are seeking contributors for a volume focused on science, technology, and Irish literature of the revival and modernist period.
CFP: ‘The City and Time’, essay collection
Dr Anne-Marie Evans and Dr Kaley Kramer, York St John University (York, UK)
Deadline for proposals (500 words): 30 November 2016
We anticipate the deadline for finished essays will be June 2017.
We are soliciting proposals for a collection of essays investigating the ways in which the ‘city’ intersects with conceptions of ‘time’ in literary narratives.
Intersectional Inquiries and Collaborative Action: Gender and Race
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana USA
March 2-4, 2017
Deadline for submissions: Saturday, October 1, 2016 Please note the updated Submittable link below.
Critical Issues in North African Literary and Cultural Studies
2017 NeMLA Convention, Baltimore, MD, March23-26
We are seeking papers for a session on North African literatures and cultures at the upcoming Northeast Modern Language Association Convention to be held in Baltimore, March 23-26, 2017. We welcome submissions that open original and ground-breaking avenues for the study of North Africa.
ARIEL Special Issue Call for Papers:
Literature & Postcolonial Capitalism
Encyclopaedic fictions are being studied increasingly comparatively: with such studies as Hilary Clark’s The Fictional Encyclopaedia (1990), Franco Moretti’s Modern Epic (1996), Stefano Ercolino’s The Maximalist Novel (2014), and Paul St. Amour’s Tense Future (201 5), as well as forthcoming studies like Nick Levey’s Maximalism in Contemporary American Literature (2016) and Antonio Barrenechea’s America Unbound (2016), critical attention has turned to assessing the commonalities between these daunting, ambitious, totalising texts—and away from single-author approaches.
The 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional
“Her Exiled Children: Ireland and Irish America”
October 20 – 22, 2016
Submissions due August 26 at http://acisweb.org/regionals/western/submissions/
Proposed seminar for the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association at Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017
Ksenia Robbe, University of Leiden
Manuel Ghilarducci, University of Muenster
Remembering Transitions: Local Revisions, Global Crossings
Call for Papers: 43rd Annual Medieval Colloquium at Sewanee: The University of the South
Panel: Playing in the Margin and along the Border in Medieval Drama