This panel seeks to examine the writings of Marilynne Robinson, one of the most important contemporary American writers. Robinson has written widely-acclaimed novels and essays that explore the relationship between religion and contemporary culture. This panel considers the ways in which Robinson’s religious vision informs her writing. How has Robinson contributed to discussions of faith in our contemporary moment, both through her fiction and essays? How is her investigation of this topic especially relevant to the growing field of post-secular studies? How is her Pulitzer novel, Gilead, a meditation on race and religion in American culture?
FERNS is an intercollegiate academic journal that focuses on the intersection between human action and environmental impact. It will emphasize the conversation necessary between scientists, politicians, ethicists, and theologians, welcoming work in fields that intersect around environmental stewardship. FERNS showcases the intellectual, academic, and creative research from emerging scholars at graduate and undergraduate levels. Students will have the ability to promote their work in a double-blind peer-reviewed journal in addition to developing research ideas in the professional arena.
Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)
Call for papers:
Landscape Studies is multidisciplinary, with a diverse array of approaches that give the field its strength. The Landscape, Space and Place (LSP) Conference is in its 12th year of bringing together scholars across various disciplinary backgrounds and from different stages of their careers. At this conference, all scholars interested in the widely varied interpretations and analyses of landscape are invited to join in the exchange of ideas and consideration of novel intellectual perspectives, to join in the effort of building a more integrative framework for the field.
We are open to many interpretations of Landscape, Space, and Place. Some previous papers and sessions have dealt with the following approaches:
“The City Plays Itself: cinema and the city”
Guest edited special issue of The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Vol. 5 Issue 2 (June, 2018)
José Duarte, School of Arts and Humanities – Universidade de Lisboa/ULICES/FCT & Luís Urbano, School of Architecture – Porto University/CEAU
The fifth annual British Association for Holocaust Studies Conference invites scholars, educators and practitioners to submit papers on any aspect of Holocaust studies. Papers should relate to any current debates or developments in the field, and submissions are welcome from across disciplines. The BAHS conference is an opportunity for scholars and educators to engage in dialogue, and to acknowledge their shared project of promoting understanding of the Holocaust. As such we are interested in submissions of papers or workshops from practitioners involved in any aspect of Holocaust education or representation. Submissions from PhD students and early career scholars are especially welcome.
Contemporary Women’s Writing Association 2018 Conference
Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
20-21 September 2018
Keynote speakers: Professor Clare Hemmings (London School of Economics, UK) & Ruvani Ranasinha (Kings College London, UK)
How do we right wrongs? And how do we write these wrongs?
Similar to narratives of the traditional, purely verbal format, topics of comics and graphic novels can range from purely fictional stories to accounts that make extensive truth claims. Graphic memoirs are probably the most discussed genre on the non-fictional–or at least not exclusively fictional–end of this spectrum. In fact, when we think of Spiegelman’s Maus which is often hailed as one of the first graphic novels, non-fictionality or semi-fictionality is central to this increasingly popular format.
Persian Literary Studies Journal special issue:
Call for papers for a special issue on Iranian children and young adult literature and film. The editor invites papers for a special issue on different aspects of Iranian children and young adult literature and film. Manuscripts (text, quotations, and endnotes) should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words following the MLA Style Sheet, 8th edition. Please submit through http://plsj.shirazu.ac.ir. Deadline for submission, April 1, 2018.
Editor: Farideh Pourgiv, Shiraz University
The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Seventh International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on 18–19 May 2018.
Conference programme will include a keynote lecture by Prof. Daniel Dejica from Politehnica University of Timisoara, titled "A Historical and Emotional View into the Evolution of the Translation Profession," another keynote lecture by the renowned author Laura Barna, "The Coloring of Words," and a projection of The Motel in the Well movie (2016) by Sara Rajaei and Neva Lukic.