Achille Mbembe (2003) used the term ‘necropolitics’ to account for the existence of ‘death worlds’ within postcolonial geopolitical spaces. While work in biopolitics has privileged the dynamics of ‘making live and letting die,’ Mbembe highlights the importance of both, extending lives and making deaths.
science and culture
This special issue of Genders invites essays, reviews, roundtables, and creative work that address the emergent category of “postnature” in the new geological epoch of the Anthropocene. We seek interventions across local and global frameworks that consider the ways postnature is informed by gender identities, norms, discourses, and practices, as well as their socio-political, scientific, popular, and aesthetic regulation. As a disciplinary norm deployed to police the “unnatural,” nature has proved to be a labile signifier used to endorse or discredit a wide spectrum of cultural formations.
Literature, Life, and the Biological
Time: December 15-16
Venue: 10F, Chueh-seng Building, Tamkang University
New Taipei City, Taiwan
BEYOND THE BODY:
Explorations in Post-humanism and Trans-humanism
SAGES Fifth Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron
March 16, 2017
Submissions are currently being accepted for an anthology of Appalachian ecocriticism. The Appalachian region has largely been underrepresented in ecocritical studies, and this unique volume will represent Appalachian literature and its environment to the community of ecocritics and, more broadly, the scholarly community as a whole.
Critical investigations into the ways in which Appalachian nature are portrayed in text is, of course, the central theme of the volume. However, additional intersections may include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Accessibility/Disability and the environment
-Significance of water/Water quality
CALL FOR PAPERSMigration, Diaspora, Circulation and Translation October 5-7, 2017University College Dublin, Clinton Institute for American StudiesDublin, IrelandA conference sponsored by the Charles Brockden Brown Society(www.brockdenbrownsociety.ucf.edu)
The Street and The City – Thresholds is the second of a series of multidisciplinary conferences with special emphasis on cities and the life that has evolved around them through time. Although English studies play a central role in this conference series from both cultural and geographical points of view, other fields of study relating to the conference theme are welcome. The first International Conference The Street and the City – Awakenings drew participants from a wide array of disciplines, such as literature, architecture, sociology, tourism or gender studies, to name but a few.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Original research papers are invited for the following edited book:
Women ,Society and Culture
Scholars are invited to contribute their works in approximately 5000 words for each .
Please send your paper as Microsoft Word attachment as per the MLA guidelines of 7th Edition. Also submit an abstract (150 words approximately) and a brief bio note (100 words approximately).
The publisher has agreed to give the soft copies of the books to the contributors/ editor.
Issue 41: November 2017: Digital Archiving in the 21st Century: Issues and Challenges [Last date for submission: 30 September, 2017; Date of publication: 1 November, 2017]
Guest-Editor: Md Intaj Ali, Doctoral Candidate, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.
Dare to push yourself in new ways. We are a truly interdisciplinary journal published primarily in print but with a strong web presence. We want beautifully crafted, previously unpublished non-fiction narratives: reflective essays, memoirs, experimental truth-telling, poetry, prose poetry, photo essays, original artwork, and interviews. We hope to create an engaging intersection where writing, poetry, and artwork can converge in one space to be enjoyed by readers and writers deeply engaged with the culture, though not through an academic lens. Your smart best friend should enjoy Broad Street as much as your theory-steeped professor. Think NPR. Think New Yorker. Think Broad Street.