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Green Cities in 18th and 19th Century Literatures

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 5:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kate Scarth / Dalhousie University
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Proposed special session (non guaranteed) for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia.

How do 18th and 19th urban literatures negotiate the boundaries between rural and urban, nature and culture? Papers welcome on, but not limited to, the spatial turn, ecocriticism, health humanities, landscaping, architecture, domesticity, literary history/historiography, genre, formalisms.

250-word abstracts by 15 March 2016; Kate Scarth (kscarth@dal.ca).

Fifteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:32pm
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New Directions in the Humanities Knowledge Community

Imperial College London
London, UK
5-7 July 2017

The International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.

CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE]SAGES Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: Hysteria Extended Deadline 2/29/2016

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:18am
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SAGES: Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars
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The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on April 28, 2016. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Hysteria." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of hysteria and its historical and cultural context.

CFP On the Margins: Postgraduate Seminar on Travel Writing

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:27am
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Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS), Nottingham Trent University
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The Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS) at Nottingham Trent University invites postgraduates researching travel writing of all eras to join us in a one-day workshop exploring travel writing 'on the margins' on 30 June 2016.

[UPDATE] Translation Theory Today Abstracts Due 3/1 The Graduate Center, CUNY

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 6:21pm
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Critical Theory Certificate and Centr for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Translation Theory Today: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speakers:
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Edwin Frank (The New York Review of Books Classics)

Keynote Roundtable on Practice:
Sara Bershtel (Metropolitan Books), Barbara Epler (New Directions), Jonathan Galassi (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), & Jill Schoolman (Archipelago Books)

Q-Topia: Queer Futurism in Theory and Literature

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 12:50pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
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As queer theory continues to evolve and utopian studies dusts itself off from its relative dormancy until the late twentieth century, the two strands of thought have grabbed ahold of one another in hopes to uncover just what "The Future" might mean to those identifying as queer. This panel seeks papers wishing to join the vibrant conversation of the relationship between queerness and utopianism. Is queerness inherently utopic? Is the future inherently queer? How might queer individuals enact utopic desires? Can we find moments of the queerly utopic and utopicly queer in canonical and non-canonical literature?

"Object Lessons in Personhood" (MLA Roundtable)

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 11:05am
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Law and Humanities Forum, Modern Language Assocation of America
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A Roundtable Session for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia, organized for the Law and Humanities Forum.

Proposals are welcome for 10-minute papers that focus on a single "thing." The aim of the session is to consider key theoretical issues surrounding legal personhood—questions of consent, responsibility, rights, and freedom—as they manifest themselves at the level of substance, form, and lived environment. Taken together, these papers will establish a material archive for personhood and model new ways of putting legal studies into conversation with other thriving subfields in the humanities, such as material culture studies, animal studies, science studies, ecotheory, disability studies, and critical theory.

The Globe, the World, and Worldliness: Planetary Formations of the Long Eighteenth Century

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:10am
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NEASECS Amherst, MA (October 20-22, 2016)
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We often think of the terms "globe" and "world" as synonymous because they seem to similarly name the totality of the thing on which or in which we all find ourselves living. This panel asks contributors to consider different formations of planetary or worldly experience in the long eighteenth century, if only to highlight the particular implications of considering the world as species of globe.

[UPDATE-New conference date] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 9:57am
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California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association
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The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.

"Works in Progress" postgraduate conference, Thursday 7th July

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 7:35am
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GradCATS / De Montfort University
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CFP: Works in Progress

All texts and artworks will have at one stage been a work in progress, despite the tendency to value them as cultural artefacts once they are deemed finished and made available for consumption. Redrafting and editing are processes which strive towards a "final" product, meaning their publication often results in the loss or occlusion of multiple ancillary versions. Such materials are important to our understanding of how texts and works are shaped and reshaped, and by whom.

CFP MLA 2017 — Specters of Asia: Reorienting the Image of Western Political Economy (Philadelphia; 3.15.2016)

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 6:46pm
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Julia Ng
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Specters of Asia: Reorienting the Image of Western Political Economy

This panel explores the role that the encounter with East Asian philosophical, political, and aesthetic traditions play in the development of modern European economic thought, from the proto-Classical theories of the Physiocrats up to the present. We are particularly interested in papers that seek to better grasp, through a genealogy of Western economic thought, its contemporary blindness vis a vis modes of affectivity originating from an East Asian context.

Topics might include but are not limited to:

Literature, Landscape and the Environment: Special Issue

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 5:35pm
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English: The Journal of the English Association

English: The Journal of the English Association invites contributions to a special issue on literature, landscape and the environment.

In the years since the publication of seminal texts such as Carson's Silent Spring, and with environmental concerns never more pressing, ecocriticism has become firmly established in literary studies as a way to think about the challenges facing writers and their readers. Moreover, literary critical engagement with the environment has been enriched in recent years through intersectional work with fields as diverse as disability studies, spatial studies, gender theory, and post-humanism.

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