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ACLA 2020 The Poetics and Politics of Eco-Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary World Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:39pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

In the light of the material turn in the humanities and social sciences, there has been an increasing interest in material contexts, embodied experiences, and situated forms of knowledge. In this context, Ursula K. Heise  emphasizes the urgency of developing an ideal of “eco-cosmopolitanism,” or environmental world citizenship, observing that it is ‘imperative to reorient current U.S. environmentalist discourse, ecocriticism included, toward a more nuanced understanding of how both local cultural and ecological systems are imbricated in global ones’ (2008, 59). Heise’s remark envisions individuals and groups as a part of planetary “imagined communities,” with both human and nonhuman members.

History and the Time of Speculative Ecology

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:43pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

A decade ago, Dipesh Chakrabarty declared in “The Climate of History: Four Theses” that understanding climate change required a transformation in our concept of history. This seminar poses history as a limit-problem for contemporary literary and critical responses to climate change. How do existing responses, in light of their various theoretical provenances, contend with a phenomenon whose nature is diachronically outside an anthropocentric critical framework and irreducible to the terms and temporalities of human history, economics, and social structuration?  Under the heading “speculative ecology,” our panel aims to bring together literary, theoretical, and historical responses to the ecological crisis of our time.

Special issue of EJAS on The American Neuronovel

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:50pm
EJAS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies) is accepting submissions for a special issue on the American neuronovel to be released in April 2021.

 The word “neuronovel” was coined by American critic Marco Roth in a famous 2009 article, “The Rise of the Neuronovel.” According to Roth, in contemporary Anglo-American fiction “the novel of consciousness or the psychological or confessional novel—the novel, at any rate, about the workings of a mind—has transformed itself into the neurological novel, wherein the mind becomes the brain.” To illustrate his statement, he then quotes a long list of examples:

The University We Want ACLA 2020 Seminar (Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, March 19-22, 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 4:06pm
Ian Butcher (Fanshawe College); Robin Sowards (Chatham University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

The University We Want

This seminar asks when we let ourselves engage in utopian thinking, what do we want the university to be? We recognize that the university needs to change, but what should we change it into? How should teaching and learning happen? Who should make decisions and how? What should these institutions identify as their mandate, and how should they exist within their community? What might radical approaches rooted in ecologically responsible practices or decolonization look like?

Post-Colonial Literature(CEA 3/26-3/28/20).

updated: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:21pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Post-Colonial Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Post-Colonial for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Tides sweep the shores of post-colonial lands both literally and figuratively as do ideas, themes, and issues.  All topics in Post-Colonial Literature are welcome.

Conference Theme

Transatlantic Literature (CEA 3/26-3/28/20).

updated: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:21pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Transatlantic Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Transatlantic Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

As the tides sweep both shores of the Atlantic, so do ideas, themes, and issues.  All topics in Transatlantic Literature are welcome.

Conference Theme

Memory and Materiality in Postcolonial and Postsocialist Literatures

updated: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 7:16am
Diviani Chaudhuri/American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Call for Abstracts

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2020

Conference Dates: March 19th-22nd 2020, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago IL

Abstract submission deadline: Sept 23, 2019 (9 a.m. EST)

 

Memory and Materiality in Postcolonial and Postsocialist Literatures 

(https://www.acla.org/memory-and-materiality-postcolonial-and-postsocialist-literatures)

Edited Volume CFP: Reading Lovecraft in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 3:48pm
Edited Volume_Not Dead, But Dreaming: Reading Lovecraft in the 21st Century
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Edited Volume CFP

 

Not Dead, But Dreaming: Reading Lovecraft in the 21st Century

 

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