Victorian Animal Encounters: A one day conference University of Portsmouth UK, 4 May 2018 Keynote speaker: Dr Jane Hamlett, Royal Holloway “I went to show my friend Pigott the grave of the illustrious Shelley. Approaching the resting-place of the divine poet in a bright sunlight, the finest black Tom you ever saw discovered at an incredible distance that a catanthropist had entered the cemetery—rushed up at a gallop with his tail at right-angles to his spine—turned over on his back with his four paws in the air, and said in the language of cats: ‘Shelley be hanged! Come and tickle me!’ I stooped and tickled him. We were both profoundly affected.” (Wilkie Collins, letter to his mother, 1866).
science and culture
Drain invites submissions for its upcoming edition: Ecology of Bad Ideas
Call for Entries
“There is an ecology of bad ideas, just as there is an ecology of weeds, and its characteristic of the system that basic error propagates itself.” – Gregory Bateson, Pathologies of Epistemology, 1971
Following two successful New York City conferences in 2014 and 2016, the International Society for Heresy Studies announces a Call for Papers for its third biennial conference to be hosted by the Institute of English Studies at Senate House in London on 15-16 June 2018. The conference theme will broadly focus on how borders between heresy and orthodoxy are created, maintained, and imagined.
French version to follow. Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2018
Call for Submissions: “Becoming Environmental: Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change”
Special Issue of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
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« L’Anthropocène en question : arts, lettres, sciences humaines et naturelles »
12 et 13 avril 2018
Université de Sherbrooke
Dans le cadre de la 16e édition du colloque en littérature canadienne comparée de l’Université de Sherbrooke, sont invité·e·s étudiant·e·s, professeur·e·s et spécialistes des milieux pratiques de tous les horizons disciplinaires à se pencher sur la question anthropocène.
The term "Plantationocene" has recently been proposed to describe the extractive and alienating processes of racial capitalism that have undergirded imperialism, racial slavery, environmental degradation, and climate colonialism. We invite proposals that interrogate this term in relation to the methods and field imaginaries of American Studies. Proposals may address questions such as: How does the Plantationocene inflect or change practices of periodization, (trans)national studies, and disciplinary boundaries within American Studies? What histories and texts take on new or different significance in the context of the Plantationocene? How has or hasn't the field begun to address the Plantationocene? How can we teach (in) the Plantationocene?
Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures
Call for Papers
The Asylum Steampunk Festival Conference
Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln
25th – 26th August 2018
Yomi Ayeni – Transmedia Author, Producer, and Filmmaker
Following a lecture-cum-workshop in January 2017 with Birgit Kaiser and Kathrin Thiele on the topic of “Diffraction” in Erfurt, the Erfurt Research Network on New Materialism (ENNM) developed an interest in the idea of reading literary (and other) texts diffractively. Therefore, we are looking for contributions for a book proposal for the Book Series New Critical Humanities (series editors Birgit M. Kaiser, Timothy O’Leary and Kathrin Thiele), at Rowman & Littlefield International. The publication will be an edited volume of articles on the notion of “Diffractive Reading”.
MARXISM & (BIO)POLITICS
The Twentieth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
Keynote Speakers: Christopher Breu, Tru Leverette, and Alexander Weheliye
22-24 March 2018
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
University of Silesia in Katowice www.ikila.us.edu.pl
Faculty of Philology
Institute of English Cultures and Literatures
EMOTIONS: THE ENGINES OF HISTORY
Sosnowiec, Poland, Nov. 23rd-24th 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS