Most scientists and other interested parties agree that we have firmly entered the Anthropocene and literary and cultural scholars have been alongside their colleagues in the sciences studying the fiction produced during, and written about, the Anthropocene. The two decades of the 21st Century have seen an explosion of scholarly attention directed toward fiction and the Anthropocene. Adam Trexler’s Anthropocene Fictions: The Novel in a Time of Climate Change Pieter Vermeulen’s “‘The Sea, Not the Ocean’: Anthropocene Fiction and the Memory of (Non)human Life,” and Kate Marshall’s “What Are the Novels of the Anthropocene?
twentieth century and beyond
The International Gothic Association postgraduate blog is looking for bloggers and podcasters!
If you are a graduate student working with any aspect of the Gothic, consider writing us a short blog post, or recording us a podcast. It could relate to your work, or any other Gothic tangent that has taken your interest. Blogs should be around 600 words; short, snappy and conversational, with the aim of sparking conversation within the IGA community. If you want to write a blog longer than 600 words, we would encourage you to split it into two or more parts, but these are supposed to be informal rather than articles or papers.
The 50th anniversary of the death of the eminent Polish philosopher and humanist Roman Ingarden in 2020 is an occasion to launch an international academic debate on his philosophical legacy. It is also an opportunity to share and celebrate the efforts of Jagiellonian University aimed at the study and archivisation of Ingarden’s hitherto unknown correspondence and research papers. These tasks are being carried out as part of the project entitled ‘The Roman Ingarden Digital Archive: Previously Unpublished Correspondence and Academic Papers of the Eminent Polish Humanist’, financed within the framework of the DIALOG programme, using funds provided by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland.
NOIR AESTHETICS IN WORLD LITERATURES
Language and Violence Research Strand
Department of European Languages and Cultures
University of Edinburgh
15th June 2018
Despite the changing nature of medievalism, the specter of the nineteenth century continues to haunt us in myriad ways—from table manners to how we tell stories, from the organization of civil society to our expectations of personal morality. But perhaps nowhere is this truer than in the study of the Middle Ages, where nineteenth-century modes of philological and historical inquiry continue to serve as the gold standard for scholarship.
We are excited to announce the CfP for Orientations: A Conference of Narrative and Place, to be held on the 30th and 31st of May 2018 at the University of Nottingham. Orientations is an interdisciplinary, international conference exploring the relationship between narrative, space, and place.
We are further delighted to announce that our first keynote will be delivered by Fiona Mozley, writer of the Booker Prize nominated novel Elmet. Further details on our second keynote to be released soon.
Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal invites submissions of original scholarly articles on the life and work of Lawrence Durrell and his circles, including Henry Miller, Anais Nin, Gerald Durrell, Richard Aldington, George Seferis, Keith Douglas, Bernard Spencer, Olivia Manning, etc. All critical approaches are welcome, including gender, historical, textual, biographical, and source studies; as well as gender-based, multicultural, ecocritical, and other post-structuralist methods.
In addition, submissions of short fiction and poetry—in the spirit of Lawrence Durrell and/or the Mediterranean—are also invited.
The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature seeks academic articles, creative fiction and poetry, and notes in the spirit of or regarding the life of Rawlings, her circle, and other authors who used the state of Florida as a source of creativity.
The JFL is a peer-reviewed publication sponsored by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society.
Deadline is January 1, 2018.
For further information, contact Dr. Anna Lillios at Anna@ucf.edu
The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society Announces
THE RAWLINGS WRITING AWARD
The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society is sponsoring a writing contest for currentlyenrolledgraduateandundergraduatestudents. Prizesinclude$1,000for graduate students and $500 for undergraduate students. Students are expected to write 1500—3000 words—either a critical essay or a piece of creative work—on a subject related to the works, career, or legacy of Rawlings. They are expected to present their work at the next annual Rawlings conference at the Lakeside Inn, Mt. Dora, April 20-21, 2018.
Contact Dr. Anna Lillios at Anna@ucf.edu for further information. DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1, 2018