What do we want? A better world? A cleaner world? At this point, many of us might merely settle for a world that isn’t barrelling towards inevitable environmental destruction. So, what do we want? Climate Action! What does climate action look like in the academy? It looks like the expansion of digital resources and the cultivation of better disposal and recycling habits on university campuses. It also looks like the cultivation of eco-critical theory and research. Earth is our home. It is the only habitable planet for us. Unfortunately, while it shows evidence of the brilliance of humanity, the state of the Earth also represents our greed and short-sightedness.
Call for Papers—DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media
April 3-4, 2020
CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM
Conference Date: April 3rd-4th, 2020
Deadline for Proposals: December 15, 2019
Theme: “Vision 2020: Seeing and Being Seen”
UPDATED DEADLINE: January 15th, 2020
Circulating Science and the Descriptive Turn
Panel Proposal, RSVP 2020
CALL FOR PAPERS
22nd Annual Women's History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College
From the Grassroots to the Statehouse: Women’s Activism and Political Power
Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, 2020
December 9, 2019
Free and Open to the Public
CFP for ALA 2020
The T. S. Eliot Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2020 annual conference of the American Literature Association, May 21-24, 2020 at Manchester Grand Hyatt One Market Place, San Diego, CA.
Please send proposals (up to 250 words), along with a brief biography or curriculum vitae, to Professor Emerita Nancy K. Gish (firstname.lastname@example.org.) Submissions must be received no later than January 10, 2020.
For information on the ALA and its 2020 meeting, please see the ALA website at www.americanliteratureassociation.org
“Polarization”: Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities
S13: Intralingual Translation: Rewriting for new contexts and readers
There has been an explosion of interest in the impact of children’s television and literature of the late C20th. In particular, the 1970s and 1980s are seen as decades that shaped a great deal of our contemporary cultural landscape. Television of this period dominated the world of childhood entertainment, drawing freely upon literature and popular culture, and much of it continues to resonate powerfully with the generation of cultural producers (fiction writers, screenwriters, directors, musicians and artists) that grew up watching the weird, the eerie and the horrific.
November 24, 2019 is now the deadline for submitting proposals to the American Literature Area of the Popular Culture Association’s National Conference, to be held April 15-18, 2020 at the Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia, PA.
Extended deadline 1/28/2020 - The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals for a roundtable discussion on Marriage and Other Domestic Entanglements in American Literature at the annual American Literature Association Conference (ALA), which will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).
The potential subjects for this topic are far too many to list, but a small beginning might include Jonathan Bayliss, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, Kate Chopin, Henry James, Norman Mailer, Philip Roth, John Updike, Gillian Flynn, Lauren Groff, and Tayari Jones.
The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals for a roundtable discussion on Politics and American Literature at the annual American Literature Association Conference (ALA), which will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).
In addition to the novels of Jonathan Bayliss, presenters might consider the work of such writers as Henry Adams, Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Robert Penn Warren, Ayn Rand, Philip Roth, Ursula LeGuin, Michael Chabon, and Toni Morrison, among many others.
This two-day interdisciplinary conference is hosted by the AHRC Funded Chronotopic Cartographies project (Lancaster University) in partnership with The British Library. It comes out of primary research into the digital visualisation of space and time for fictional works that have no real-world correspondence. Chronotopic Cartographies develops digital methods and tools that enable the mapping of literary works by generating graphs as “maps” directly out of the coded text.
Precarious Environment: ‘Slow Violence’ and the Globalization
First Global Conference on Environment and Precarity (18-19 Jan 2020)
On May 12, 1963, Bob Dylan left the set of the Ed Sullivan Show, incensed the producers rejected his decision to “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues.” This non-circulation of his image through television provided valuable publicity and Dylan would boast of “the song they didn’t let me play on TV.” This incident stands at the beginning of an ambivalent and complicated relationship between Dylan’s persona, as expressed through his words and music, and its dissemination through screen media.