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The Geological Turn

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:02pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Submissions for a seminar at the annual ACLA conference, March 29-April 1 at UCLA.

 

Have the humanities taken a geological turn? Recent work across multiple disciplines - including philosophy, literary studies, and anthropology, to name only a few - has sought to reframe the contemporary historical moment within the deep timescales of the planet. From this dizzying perspective, scholars seek to reconfigure the relation between materiality and time: narrating the longue duréeof modernization through Earth's deep time materials (coal, oil, gold, etc.), even as humankind’s Earth-transforming activities are written into the geological record of the Anthropocene.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: IJCS Vol. 18, Issue 1, "Transition/Transgress."

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:05pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

CFP: Transition / Transgress

Extended Deadline: October 1, 2017

 

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students at the University of Iowa and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting submissions for an upcoming special issue: Transition/Transgress. Inspired by this year’s Craft, Critique, Culture Conference at the University of Iowa, this special issue of IJCS looks at the stigmas, honors and consequences associated with transitions and transgressions.

BSLS Winter Symposium -- Metaphor in Literature and Science

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:07am
British Society for Literature and Science
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Metaphor in Literature and Science – King’s College London, Saturday November 4, 2017

Keynote speaker: Professor Alice Jenkins, University of Glasgow.

We're Gonna Have to Face It: Literatures of Addiction

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:14pm
Seminar at NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

We're Gonna Have to Face It: Literatures of Addiction

Seminar accepted for the 49th annual Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) meeting under the areas of Comparative Literature and Interdisciplinary Humanities

Pittsburgh, PA April 12-15

 

REMINDER: NEMLA 2018: Reading and Writing the Body in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:58pm
Délice Williams | NEMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Two trends in ecocritical approaches to narrative form the basis of this proposed session on Reading & Writing the Body in the Anthropocene. The first is the proliferation of the term Anthropocene itself, which not only attempts to name an epoch but also seems to have become a kind of shorthand for a constellation of political, social, scientific and economic concerns related to our understanding of human impact on the environment. The second trend is the so-called “material turn” in the environmental humanities, a shift that, as Serenella Iovino and Serpil Oppermann observe, has brought “increasing attention” to the imbrications of meaning, narrative and material realities in the larger conversation on literature and the environment (Iovino 550).

DEADLINE TOMORROW: Hello Traveller - Essays on the Syfy Series 12 Monkeys

updated: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:08pm
Racheal Harris – Australian Catholic University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 3, 2017

What does it mean to travel through time?

What is the impact on the individual and how widely do the repercussions of individual actions in the past ripple into an ever uncertain future?

What is the importance of a single moment or a single person’s actions when we consider them as a momentary player in history?

Can one person really save, or damn, the world?

These are some of the questions asked by the syfy series 12 Monkeys.

How We Make

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:34pm
Trace Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

How We Make

Trace: Journal of Writing, Media, Ecology is an online, refereed, open-access journal that publishes interdisciplinary research at the intersections of writing studies, media studies, cultural studies, and ecocriticism. We welcome scholarship about digital technology, art, literature, maker culture, rhetoric, composition, environments, and writing. Trace considers the ethical and material impact of technology, and encourages submissions in a variety of media that “trace” connections across and within various ecologies.

ACLA 2018: Storytelling in the Digital Age

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:15am
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In “The Storyteller,” Walter Benjamin draws a figure whose narratives imparts wisdom and lived experience, one whose stories “[have] counsel for his readers.” He laments “the art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.” For Benjamin, the solitary and isolated author has no lived experience to offer in her stories, for rather than epistemological stories she produces only informative narratives that offer “evidence of the profound perplexity of living.”

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