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Animism in a Planetary Frame

updated: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 3:47pm
ACLA Annual Meeting, Utrecht, July 6-9 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Animism has been making something of a comeback. While animism remains an umbrella term for a range of local practices which invest non-human matter with spirit, recent work (Garuba, Harvey, Rooney, Taussig, Vivieros de Castro) has emphasised this investment as a relational way of being with “other-than-human persons.” In light of our growing—if continually disavowed—awareness of ecological crisis, the purpose of this panel is to suggest that “new animism” has an insistently “planetary” (Spivak, Wenzel) or “cosmopolitical” (Stengers) bearing.

Ethics and Aesthetics in the Anthropocene: Writing the Environment

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:34am
Nicole Birch-Bayley and Olivia Pellegrino, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Ethics and Aesthetics in the Anthropocene: Writing the Environment

ACCUTE Conference Panel, Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences

27-30 May 2017, Ryerson University, Toronto Ontario

Pac Rim 2017: Moving Bodies, Moving Ideologies

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:34am
Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies, University of Alaska Anchorage
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Moving Bodies, Moving Ideologies

Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies

March 30-April 1, 2017

Anchorage, Alaska

 

Writing Human Rights in the Post-Cold War World Novel and Film

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:44am
NeMLA 2017 panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

As Didier Fassin writes, the deployment of humanitarian affect creates in us “a sense of belonging to a wider moral community, whose existence is manifested through compassion towards the victims.” For this session, we invite papers that engage the theme of humanitarianism and human rights, as disseminated and made legible in the post-Cold War world novel and film. We are interested in papers that critically engage the resurgence of humanitarian affect and mobilization of empathy in the post-Cold War era—the era defined by the decline in utopian thinking and by the lack of tangible alternatives to liberal capitalism. Are human rights, as Mutua assets, simply the moral argument for the neoliberal project?

Major and Minor Works in World Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:35am
NeMLA 2017 World Literature Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Major and Minor Works in World Literature--a roundtable at the annual NeMLA convention 

March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore 

This roundtable is organized by NeMLA world literature working group as a yearly forum for discussing theoretical and historical issues, pedagogy and curriculum, and new directions in the field of world literature. We invite world literature scholars and practitioners to take part in the meaningful dialogue on the term "world literature" and its relation to the fields of postcolonial and comparative literature, as well as to share their approaches to teaching specific courses or curriculum building. This year's theme is "major and minor works in world literature," but proposals on other topics are welcome as well. 

It's about la "Terre" in Literature and Film Narratives

updated: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 5:28pm
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) - Utrecht, July 6-9, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

This seminar invites proposals by scholars interested in contemporary literary works or film narratives including the emerging disciplines of Ecocriticism, Ecofiction, or Ecolit, which solicit “la terre,” its associations or byproducts as central and significant themes, to address or revisit matters of human existence, whether personal, regional, or of a global nature.

call for paper

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:44am
The Journal of Alterity Studies and World Literature (Online Australian journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

 

The Journal of Alterity Studies and World Literature (an Australian peer-reviewed online journal) invites articles for its inaugural issue. The journal focuses on issues of identity and otherness in literature, art, film, television, theatre and philosophy. We welcome articles from world literature, postcolonial, queer and feminist subjects and their intersections which provide a way to interpret literary and cultural productions.

Send articles to alteritystudiesandworldlit@gmail.com Please mention in the email's subject line whether it is an article or a review.
Word Limit: Articles range from 5000–10000 words.
Reviews 1000–4000 words.

Les banlieues françaises: Islam, droits de l'homme et citoyenneté

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:46am
NeMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Pendant les dix années qui séparent les émeutes de 2005 des attentats de 2015, une production culturelle (littéraire, cinématographique, artistique et musicale) a vu le jour en France. La jeunesse issue de l’immigration post-coloniale investit l’espace de débat public pour dire la société française, ou plus exactement une composante sociale relevant de l’espace urbain de banlieue : cette littérature lève le voile sur la ghettoïsation géographique, physique, mentale, et psychique de certaines banlieues, ainsi que sur les injustices polymorphes qui font d’elles des lieux de relégation « à perpétuité ». Elle questionne les droits réservés à ses habitants, citoyens de la France mais se trouvant pourtant en situation d’exclusion.

Constituting Canada: Interdisciplinary approaches to an idea

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:47am
Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Venue:                        University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia 

Date:                           Thursday 13th July – Friday 14th July, 2017

Keynote Speaker:      Associate Professor Eric Adams, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

 

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