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IFTR Samuel Beckett Working Group, Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 10:38am
Samuel Beckett Working Group, IFTR
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

The Samuel Beckett Working Group will be meeting at the IFTR International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Conference 2020.

For IFTR’s 2020 conference in Galway, the Samuel Beckett Working Group will continue its recent explorations of Beckett’s work in international performance contexts, with particular attention to the questions of theatre ecologies which these raise, and which form the main theme of this year’s conference: ecologies, environment, sustainability and politics (http://iftr.org/conference).

Eighteenth-Century Environmental Humanities: Edited Collection CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:27pm
Jeremy Chow/ Bucknell University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

We invite abstracts for an interdisciplinary collection of essays that is oriented around the sheer diversity of Environmental Humanities (EH) work in the long eighteenth century. Our interdisciplinary focus seeks to honor connections and conversations within, around, and between disciplines. This collection evaluates how the emergence and necessity of EH scholarship is germane to conversations in the eighteenth century, and endeavors to weigh how EH might function as a discipline, theoretic, methodology, and/or pedagogical tool--as well as how the eighteenth century might legitimate, make blurry, or problematize these functions. 

 

The Marilynne Robinson Society

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:17pm
American Literature Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Marilynne Robinson Society will be hosting a panel on a wide variety of topics connected to

Robinson’s essays and novels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association.

Given the special conference theme of frontiers and borders, papers that attempt to engage with

this theme are particularly welcome. Please submit abstracts of around 300 words to

haein.park@biola.edu by January 15, 2020.

Culture(s) in Conversation: Environments, Landscapes, and Ecologies

updated: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:23am
Bowling Green State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Environment is a fluid, elastic word. After combing the lengthy list of the many meanings of environment in a trusty Merriam Webster dictionary, one arrives at the French roots of the term: that which surrounds. The Graduate Student Association of the American Culture Studies Program at Bowling Green State University invites scholars to an interdisciplinary symposium focused on exploring the multilayered meanings of the term environment using the broadest definition of the term as a common ground for meeting and commingling.

'Inhabiting Memories & Landscapes: A Cross-Disciplinary Engagement with Wendell Berry

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:25pm
Mark Clavier
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The American Agrarian writer, philosopher, and farmer Wendell Berry frequently speaks of the need to be ‘placed’, to inhabit a particular landscape and its social memory over an extended period of time. This, he argues, is a precondition for fostering communities that care for the earth and the people who live off it—what he refers to as conviviality.

Movie and TV review section

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 1:45pm
FEMSPEC
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

FEMSPEC JOURNAL was founded in 1999. Here are some links to the journal’s homepage and other related sites,

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/batyawein (with profile of founder)

https://www.facebook.com/FemspecJournal/

http://femspec.org/

The journal is broadening its review section and is issuing an open call for film and television reviews.

Here are some suggested films:

HIGH LIFE, dir. C. Denis

ANIARA, dir. Kagerman/Lilja

FAST COLOR, dir. J. Hart

ALITA, dir. R. Rodriguez

JOHN WICK 3, dir. Stahelski

WSECS 2020 conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 1:10pm
Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (www.wsecs.org) invites proposals from all disciplines on the general topic of “The Eighteenth-Century Anthropocene and Biodiversity,” scheduled for Friday and Saturday of Presidents’ Day weekend, February 14-15, 2020, at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado).

The Plenary Speaker is:  

Dr. Joyce Chaplin, Professor of Early American History at Harvard University.

Reading Modernism in the Sixth Extinction

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:07pm
Caroline Hovanec (Tampa), Rachel Murray (Loughborough)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Call for Papers: Reading Modernism in the Sixth Extinction

Prospective Modernism/modernity Print+ cluster

Edited by Caroline Hovanec and Rachel Murray

 

Virtual Ecologies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:04pm
Natura / Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Virtual Ecologies

9th Annual Natura Conference on Science and Epistemology

 

Hosted by Natura, a Rutgers University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Working Group focused on critical perspectives of Science and Epistemology, the 2020 Natura Graduate Conference seeks papers on the topic of virtual ecologies: dreamed, immaterial, digital, imagined, or potential networks of relationships and ruptures between humans, nonhumans, and their environments.

 

Flann O’Brien and the Nonhuman: Animals, Environments, Machines

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:44pm
Katherine Ebury, Paul Fagan, John Greaney
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Call for Papers

Edited Collection

 

Flann O’Brien and the Nonhuman: Animals, Environments, Machines

ed. Katherine Ebury, Paul Fagan, John Greaney

Life After the Fall: Ruins in the Literary and Cultural Imaginary

updated: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:20pm
Department of English Thirteenth Graduate Student Conference University of Ottawa
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 13, 2019

Life After the Fall: Ruins in the Literary and Cultural Imaginary Department of English Thirteenth Graduate Student Conference University of Ottawa February 28th- March 1st 2020

 

 

We are most interested in thinking about how ruins might be figured not only as the ending of something, but also as the beginning of something else.

Hannah McGregor, Julie Rak, & Erin Wunker, Refuse: CanLit in Ruins

And on the Pedestal, these words appear: My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Works ye Mighty and despair! Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ozymandias”

Communicating Science (to Public Audiences): From Theory to Practice

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:26pm
Julia Kiernan, Kettering University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Communicating Science (to Public Audiences): From Theory to Practice

 

Deadline for Proposal Submissions: January 15, 2020

 

Editor: Dr. Julia Kiernan, Assistant Professor of Communications, College of Sciences of Liberal Arts, Kettering University 

At this moment in history, conversations around the publics’ distrust in science are more

often the norm than the exception; while this distrust is not a new phenomenon, it is one

Emerson Society at the Thoreau Annual Gathering July 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:26pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

The Emerson Society sponsors a panel at the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering each summer in Concord, MA (July 8-12, 2020). For information on the conference theme, please visit www.thoreausociety.org. We will consider papers both on the topic below and the conference theme more generally.

 

 ‘“The way to mend the bad world, is to create the right world”: The Transcendentalists and Forms of Righting the World’*

Emerson Society at the ALA May 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:26pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, to be held May 21-24, 2020, San Diego, USA.

 

‘Emerson and Resistance’*

The Emerson Society invites proposals on the topic of ‘Emerson and Resistance’. Papers might like to consider the idea of resistance in Emerson in his own time, in subsequent periods, or in contemporary contexts. Emersonian resistance may also be considered in relation to other writers, political thinkers and philosopher’s.

 

‘Emerson’s Society and Solitude at 150’*

English Forum: Journal of the Department of English, Gauhati University

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:43am
Department of English, Gauhati University, Guwahati -781014
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 30, 2019

The Department of English, Gauhati University invites research papers for publication  for the forthcoming issue of its peer-reviewed journal English Forum: Journal of the Department of English, Gauhati University. The journal is devoted to a scholarly dialogue on a broad range of issues pertaining to English Literature from Middle English to Postmodern times as well as other literatures in English. Articles should deal with topics significant to our time and cultures like representation, identity, subjectivity, ethnicity, nationhood, gender, and narration. Articles for publication should be between 5000 and 8000 words; prepared according to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Latest Edition).

CFP Reminder: Urban Environmental Pedagogy: Literature, Culture, Space, and Ecology

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:29am
NeMLA (ASLE session)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

CFP: NeMLA (ASLE Session): Urban Environmental Pedagogy: Literature, Culture, Space, and Ecology (deadline 9/30/19; conference 3/5-3/8/20, Boston, MA)

51st Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 5-8, 20
Boston, MA

Urban Environmental Pedagogy: Literature, Culture, Space, and Ecology (ASLE Session)
Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Global Conference on Women and Gender CFP

updated: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10:46am
Christopher Newport University's Global Conference on Women and Gender
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming 

 

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held at CNU, March 19-21, 2020

 

We are pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s conference is: 

Gender, Politics, and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance and Representation

Vision, Voice, and Vocation: Arts and Theology in a Climate for Change

updated: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:20pm
Art/s and Theology Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

This four-day event will provide a unique conversation space for artists, performers, creatives, academics, and activists, to consider the vital role of the imagination in today’s complex climates – social, cultural, environmental, political, racial, religious, spiritual, intellectual, etc.

It will also invite conversation around further questions: What kinds of change? What are the grounds and manner of hope, transformation, and resilience? What might the arts and theology have to contribute to such discourse and action, if anything? How do we attend to the margins of this discussion, and speak and act more holistically as communities of change?

CFP: How to do things with speculative pragmatism?

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:28pm
AM Journal of Art and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

“A thing is when it isn’t doing”, writes Brian Massumi in Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (2002: 6). But the thing is always doing, so much so that the thing, any-thing, is constituted through the doing. Every-thing is fundamentally relational. Given this starting point, the key terms of the onto-politico-aesthetic debate change; they are: affect, immanence, movement, intensity, emergence, becoming, event, virtual, nature-culture, space-time.

Beyond Ruination: Climate Change and Contemporary Caribbean Novels

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 3:30pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Caribbean authors have the challenge of narrating stories which can encompass the histories of genocide, slavery, indentured labor and colonialism. Alejo Carpentier, in his introduction to The Kingdom of This World (1949), is inspired by the ruins of the Sans-Souci Palace in Haiti, to imagine, in the ruination of the colonial past, a miraculous new future. His ideas spawned a genre that helped formerly colonized peoples decolonize by revaluing formerly subjugated knowledges.

Exigence in the Anthropocene: Teaching Ecocomposition in the Age of Climate Change

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:45pm
Justin Everett/University of the Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Global climate change is perhaps the most serious threat human beings have ever faced. Human-caused global warming is already upon us with increased temperatures, extreme weather events, massive storms, unprecedented drought, flooding, wildfires, melting ice, sea rise, warming and acidification of oceans, and growing animal extinctions. Scientists now predict that, within a generation, planetary catastrophes may significantly disrupt global food production, create unlivable temperatures in many regions, submerge cities, and create hundreds of millions of refugees. Unchecked, climate change has apocalyptic consequences not only for human beings, but for all life on earth.

Rebirth, renewal, Renaissance: Postcolonial Literary Panel, SAES (French Society for English Studies) Conference, Tours (France), 4-6th June 2020

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:44pm
Jaine Chemmachery/ Université Paris Dauphine PSL
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

“Renaissance(s) / Rebirth(s)”, the theme chosen for the 2020 SAES conference, is particularly relevant in the context of postcolonial literatures in English. Often called “new literatures” in the early years of their emergence, postcolonial works were – and are – frequently characterised by their attempts to renew literary forms, genres and language. These innovative practices sought, and often still seek, emancipation from European norms and canons, with the risk of creating new orthodoxies, like the primacy of the novel in the Indian postcolonial literary scene.

The Victorian Studies Association of Ontario-Sponsored ACCUTE Joint Session: “Eco-Victorians: Water, Land, and the World,” For the Humanities Congress at the University of Western Ontario, May 30th-June 5th, 2020

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
Victorian Studies Association of Ontario/ACCUTE
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

The Victorian Studies Association of Ontario-Sponsored ACCUTE Joint Session: “Eco-Victorians: Water, Land, and the World,” For the Humanities Congress at the University of Western Ontario, May 30th-June 5th, 2020

 

Wait Five Minutes: Weatherlore in the Twenty-first Century (edited collection)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:27pm
Shelley Ingram / University of Louisiana at Lafayette
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Wait Five Minutes: Weatherlore in the Twenty-first Century (edited collection)

Editors: Willow G. Mullins and Shelley Ingram

    

“Don’t like the weather here? Wait five minutes, it’ll change.”

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