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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.

New Work in Novel Studies Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:00am
Novel Theory Across the Disciplines/ Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 17, 2016

Call for Papers: New Work in Novel Studies

A symposium hosted by the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University

December 7, 2016

From its earliest forms to its contemporary iterations, the novel remains a radically capacious and evolving genre. As the dominant form of modern literature, the novel assumes various overlapping functions as an aesthetic object, cultural artifact, historical text, and conceptual resource. At the same time, novelistic conventions such as plot structure, narrative technique, and characterization shape and inform scholarly research across an array of disciplines.

Arts Criticism in the Black Press During the Age of Jim Crow

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:01am
Kristen Turner (NC State University) and Lucy Caplan (Yale University)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Conference Dates: March 10-11, 2017

Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT

Keynote Speaker: Kim Gallon, Assistant Professor of History, Purdue University & Founder of the Black Press Research Collective

Sea Crossings: The Sea in Literature and Film

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:01am
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is a part of the network of 20 affiliates that form the national College English Association (CEA), a professional organization of teacher-scholars founded in the United States in 1939. Primarily based on the island of Puerto Rico, the CEA-CC has promoted the study and research of the various fields that fall under the umbrella of “English” for over forty years. In addition to themes related to education, the conferences hosted by the CEA-CC have focused on themes related to literature and cultural studies. The subject of the March (10th & 11th) 2017 symposium is “Sea Crossings” We invite papers that connect the ocean with the field of English. Topics include but are not limited to:

Research project and web portal Polyphonie. Mehrsprachigkeit_Kreativität_Schreiben

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:01am
Polyphonie. Mehrsprachigkeit_Kreativität_Schreiben (www.polyphonie.at)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The editors Beate Baumann (University of Catania), Michaela Bürger-Koftis (University of Genoa) and Sandra Vlasta (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) kindly invite contributors to send proposals for the multilingual web portal Polyphonie. Mehrsprachigkeit_Kreativität_Schreiben (http://www.polyphonie.at, ISSN 2304-7607).

This international research project investigates the many and diverse connections between multilingualism and creativity in writing systematically and from an interdisciplinary perspective. The aim of the project is to explore the more or less close relationship between individual/social multilingualism and creativity in general, and in particular literary creativity.

Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts: On Friendship

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:08am
Braniff Graduate Student Association, University of Dallas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

3rd Annual Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts

 

On Friendship

 

Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts

University of Dallas, Irving, TX

January 28, 2017

 

Keynote Speaker: TBA

 

Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture - EXTENDED

updated: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 10:20am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The 38th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Albuquerque, New Mexico

February 15-18, 2017

Proposals are now being accepted for the Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture area! We are looking for papers/presentations/performances that address mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering as seen within popular culture, such as through:

Collecting The Monstrous

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:21am
MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Collecting the Monstrous

MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)

Panel for the 2017 MAP (Medieval Association of the Pacific) Conference at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 

Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:21am
University of Notre Dame
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

March 9–11, 2017 at the University of Notre Dame.

Vagantes, North America’s largest graduate student conference for medieval studies, is seeking submissions for its 16th annual meeting at the University, of Notre Dame, March 9–11.

Who's Afraid of Totality?

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:21am
Jen Hedler Phillis & Kevin Floyd
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Who’s Afraid of Totality?
The Trouble with the Trouble with Diversity
Book Description

NeMLA 2017 The Godly and the Grotesque: The Monstrous Body in Antiquity and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:21am
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In the modern era, the word “monster” has taken on a negative implication, frequently referring to an entity that is fearsome or even harmful. The term has its origins in the Latin monstrum, which meant demonstration or divine sign, and the Greek word teras, which may be translated as strange, wonderful, or marvelous and can signify any entity composed of multiple parts. The “monstrous” figures prominently in descriptions of hybrid creatures originating in Greco-Roman mythology, but these images were often deployed in order to render philosophical, religious, and political ideas.