Postgraduate English Journal Call for Submissions
The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, has been publishing postgraduate research biannually since the year 2000 and is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.
Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5 – 7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2000 words) by 30 September 2016 for publication in the journal’s 33rd edition this Autumn.
ACLA 2017 Utrecht University, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017
“Taking Pictures, Telling Stories”: Photography’s Encounters with Literature
“The essence of photography is writing with light.”
-- Yousef Khanfar
Early Modern Debts: Obligation and Cancellation in European Culture, 1550-1700
Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 21-22 September 2017
[More details can be found here: early-modern-debts.space]
Historians, philosophers, economists, scholars of art, literature and theatre have begun to attend more closely to the role of debt in early modern culture. It has become clear that private debt, nebulously conceived as credit, was involved in the production and reproduction of social relations, political ideology, even subjectivity. The history of debt has become an object of serious interdisciplinary interest, but the question of how apparently distinct forms of debt co-developed is often suspended.
Annual ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference
Date: Utrecht, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017
Call for contributions to the seminar:
Sites of Memory: Graveyards, Monuments, Ruins
Organizer: Christopher Walker
Co-Organizer: Ruoji Tang
Contemporary environmental criticism has embraced the ecological as an occasion for thinking interconnectedness at ever-increasing spatial and temporal scales. This trend in ecological thinking has been aided by justifiably popular concepts such as planetary action, geological time, and of course, the Anthropocene. Without denying the urgency of planetary thinking, we propose to investigate ecology in “the particular.”
"…a little formalism turns one away from History, but...a lot brings one back to it."
'The academic world as literary exploration in Hispanic and Portuguese literatures'
48th Annual NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, MD (March 24-27, 2017).
From April 5-7, 2017, the interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Humanities CLUE+ at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam organises a three-day international conference on resonances of the work of the critical theorist and philosopher Judith Butler.
Critical Theory in the Humanities: Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler
Special guest speakers: Judith Butler, Achille Mbembe, Jean-Luc Nancy
Keynote speakers: Adriana Cavarero, Erika Fischer-Lichte, Amelia Jones, Charlotte Witt
Call for Panelists - 2017 Narrative Conference
March 23-26, 2017, Lexington, KY
The University of Kentucky will host the Narrative Conference in Lexington, KY from March 23-26, 2017. Keynote speakers include Judith Butler, Kenneth Warren, and Linda Williams.
We seek two panelists to join a panel entitled “Narratives of Queer Resistance.”