Over the past decade, film studies has increasingly taken up the question of the environment and climate change (Rust, Monani, Cubit; Narine; Pick and Narraway). However, the question of “nature” has yet to be comprehensively theorized from the perspective of Latin American cinema. This edited volume proposes to begin to fill this gap by bringing together scholarship that explores Latin American films (from any time period) that foreground the nonhuman. We are specifically interested in thinking about why the past decade has generated an unprecedented boom in ecologically oriented films (both documentaries and fiction) throughout Latin America. How do these films dialogue with or push back against broader theories in ecocriticism?
world literatures and indigenous studies
Call for Papers: Native American Narratives in a Global Context
Special Issue to Appear in Transmotion
Deadline for Abstracts: 1st October 2017
Mirror, Mirror: Perceptions, Deceptions, and Reflections in Time (International Conference)
Type: Calls For Papers
Posted by: London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Deadline: Sat, September 30th, 2017
General submissions are invited for two of Anaphora's journals. PLJ focuses on literary theory, as well as fiction stories, poetry and other creative and non-fiction works. CCR surveys various visual and audio mediums, including film and music. Critical essays, book or film reviews, creative works, art, illustrations, photography, and various other types of projects are invited. Contributors can be academics, graduate students or professionals in the relevant fields. General interest projects on business, agriculture, pop culture, and the like are also of interest. You can see excerpts from the journals on Anaphora's website and in the Amazon LookInsides of the issues. Each issue is available in print, and as EBSCO and ProQuest ebooks.
This CFP begins from the assumption that modernity and modernization have had deeply contested legacies in the Global South. While postcolonial frames have elaborated several rich possibilities to engage with these legacies, we are interested in papers that interrogate and/or extend postcolonial frameworks for thinking about modernization and modernity from the perspective of environmental and ecological questions.
Papers can include but are not limited to some of the following themes.
Accounts of migration and displacement often focus on the bounded terrains of specific cities and the navigation of certain rooted sites, places of origin and/or destination. At the same time, cartographic and spatial terminology (e.g. “mapping,” “space,” “place,” “orientation”) are used in increasingly metaphorical ways, at the possible expense of more historical and/or materialist approaches to theorizing the global, the planetary, and the transnational. This panel invites contributors to examine the affective as well as material dimensions of being ‘in transit,’ the enabling condition of more familiar narrative tropes of exile, migration, travel and displacement.
May 10-13, 2018
Parentheses Journal, a collaborative venture in the quest for sharing art, operates on the quintessence of art for the sake of art. Our journal seeks to welcome hybrid and experimental work from across genres. For Issue 2, we seek artwork (illustrations, photography, painting, et cetera), poetry and short fiction.
Give us your dailies, the mundane still life, tales spurned out of your clay, restless thoughts, unanswered plurals from across coasts and climes. Send up to 5 pieces in any genre. Simultaneous submissions welcome.
SHAPING THE FUTURE is an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Languages Graduate Student Association of the University of Connecticut. The conference will take place at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, from October 27th to 28th, 2017.