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MLA 2021 - Comparative Environmentalisms (guaranteed session)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:36pm
Ben Mangrum / University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

MLA 2021 (Toronto)

This panel explores environmentalisms across linguistic, indigenous, and national frameworks. Challenges to the idea of “environmentalism” are welcome.

This panel is sponsored by the CLCS 20th-21st century forum and will be a guaranteed session.

Abstracts of 250-words to Ben Mangrum at bmangrum@umich.edu by Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Persistence in Afrofuturist Cultural Production

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:28pm
MLA Forum: African since 1990
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

In outlining her presidential theme for the 2021 MLA Conference, Judith Butler writes of the precarity we face in the humanities and the vulnerabilities of human and nonhuman lives in the face of climate change and the “dominance of market values.” However, Butler’s outlook is not defeatist; her focus on persistence encourages reflections on alternative future possibilities centered on collective resistance and survival.

The Art of Encounter in Teaching and Learning

updated: 
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:14pm
The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning of the National Council of Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Art of Encounter in Teaching and Learning

 

The 26th annual summer conference of The Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

of the National Council of Teachers of English

www.aepl.org; aeplconf2020@gmail.com

June 25-28, 2020, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

 

"Affect, Action, and the Anthropocene" UIGEC

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 3:44pm
University of Idaho
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

The University of Idaho invites the submission of abstracts (250-300 words) on the theme of “Affect, Action, and the Anthropocene” for the 9th annual UI Graduate English Conference, scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2020. 

 

New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:26pm
Jesse Wolfe/ California State University, Stanislaus
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left

 

Scholars have explored modernism’s relationship both with the political right, broadly construed (fascism, nationalism, etc.) and the political left (feminism, pacifism, and Marxism in its time, how it anticipates disability studies in our time, etc.). In the spirit of MSA 2020’s stream topics on crip modernisms, activism, and environmentalism, this panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.

 

The Confluence: Octavia E. Butler at the Intersection of Cultural Critique and Climate Collapse

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:44pm
The Octavia E. Butler Literary Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

 The Confluence: Octavia E. Butler at the Intersection of Cultural Critique and Climate Collapse 

September 11-13, 2020

A confluence is the place where two rivers meet. It is a place of not only great energy but great power and creativity. Located at one of the great confluences,  the Twin Cities occupy this place called Bdote – “where two waters come together” – that is sacred to the Dakota people. The Octavia E. Butler Literary Society invites you to join us at this sacred place of power and creativity for the third biennial conference where we will feature work honoring Butler. Our host is St. Catherine University in St. Paul MN.

Money on the Left: The Green New Deal Across the Arts & Humanities

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:35pm
Scott Ferguson/Modern Money Network Humanities Division
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Modern Money Network Humanities Division is pleased to announce that its second conference will be held in spring 2020, from April 24 through April 26, at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Titled Money on the Left: The Green New Deal Across the Arts & Humanities, the conference invites participation from academics, artists, and activists who engage critically and creatively with the history, present, and future to expand the Green New Deal imaginary in the United States and around the world.

I INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TRANSITIONS: IDENTITIES & CULTURES IN MOTION. HE SOUTHERN BORDER: MARGINAL VOICES AND TALES

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:28pm
Universidad de Cádiz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

As Gloria Anzaldúa states in her seminal work on identities and borders, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1987), migrants are marked and defined by the open wounds caused by crossing the frontier. Our own culture is defined by the experience of crossing borders. Thus, we feel impelled to consider the consequences of constant and unavoidable transitions that shape us now as much as they have in the past.

New Animism: Creativity and Critique (University of Leeds, 18–20 June 2020)

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:04pm
Dominic O'Key and Sam Durrant, University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

New Animism: Creativity and Critique  

A Symposium at the University of Leeds, 18–20 June 2020 

 

Keynote Speakers 

Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen) 

Christopher Bracken (University of Alberta) 

 

Representations of Home 3: “Where do we carry home now?” Shifting perceptions of home

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:51pm
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Representations of Home 3
“Where do we carry home now?”
Shifting perceptions of homeSchool of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
22 – 23 October 2020

[…] Kiss me, for where else
do we carry home now, Habibi,
if not on our lips?
(Zeina Hashem Beck, “Naming Things, For refugees”, September 2015)

Extended Deadline: Shared Futures: The Symbiosis of the Humanities and the Sciences

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:50pm
University at Albany English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The relationship between the sciences and the humanities is one that is currently marked by tension. Often viewed as distinct in their approaches to collecting and creating data, the two fields rarely come together to combine methodologies and form what could be a powerful symbiosis of qualitative and quantitative research. For our 18th annual conference, the English Graduate Student Organization is especially interested in exploring the past, present, and future relationships between STEM and the humanities.

Call for papers When Nature Fights Back: Challenges to the Anthropocene and Environmental Narratives X Annual LANGSA Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:43pm
X Annual LANGSA Conference University of Connecticut at Storrs
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

Recent attention has been dedicated to the study of environmental narratives that relate to current threats to the survival of the planet: global warming, environmental catastrophes, the extinction of species, massive migration crises, etc. A multidisciplinary approach to the discourses that have shaped our understanding of the human sciences is necessary in order to challenge the anthropocentric logic that has framed discussions on the topic. The binaries of nature and culture, human and non-human, subject and object, need to be reexamined not as the polar opposites in which they have been traditionally articulated, but as part of a larger complexity.

"The Rhetoric of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility"

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:42pm
Association for Business Communication's MLA Liaison Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Conference: Modern Language Association Convention

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dates: 7–10 January 2021

Full name of organization: Association for Business Communication

Contact email: wbrown@midland.edu 

Due date for abstracts: 07 March 2020

Call for papers/abstracts:

Shared Futures: The Symbiosis of the Humanities and the Sciences

updated: 
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 11:13am
University at Albany English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The relationship between the sciences and the humanities is one that is currently marked by tension. Often viewed as distinct in their approaches to collecting and creating data, the two fields rarely come together to combine methodologies and form what could be a powerful symbiosis of qualitative and quantitative research. For our 18th annual conference, the English Graduate Student Organization is especially interested in exploring the past, present, and future relationships between STEM and the humanities.

 

Shared Futures: The Symbiosis of the Humanities and the Sciences

updated: 
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 11:12am
University at Albany English Graduate Student Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

The relationship between the sciences and the humanities is one that is currently marked by tension. Often viewed as distinct in their approaches to collecting and creating data, the two fields rarely come together to combine methodologies and form what could be a powerful symbiosis of qualitative and quantitative research. For our 18th annual conference, the English Graduate Student Organization is especially interested in exploring the past, present, and future relationships between STEM and the humanities.

Mutating ecologies in contemporary art: machinic capitalism, molecularized selves & subsistential territories

updated: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 7:46am
Christian Alonso (AGI Art Globalization, Interculturality, University of Barcelona)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

IV International symposium. Barcelona, April 28th, 2020. MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Coordinated by Christian Alonso (University of Barcelona). Keynoted by Gerald Raunig (Zürich University of the Arts, Zürich, European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies, Vienna)

(Sub)Merged, UBC English Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 8:08pm
Endnotes, The University of British Columbia English Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Located at the edge of Vancouver’s city limits, the University of British Columbia is perched on the edge of an ocean. Down an interminable set of winding stairs is Wreck Beach, and with a few more steps you are submerged in the saltwater of the sea. As a West Coast school, the possibility of submersion is always waiting at our door. What does this mean in a time of climate catastrophe and imminent sea level rise? How do we navigate relationships to the ocean, to submersion, and drowning in these chaotic times?  Submersion evokes the existence of multiple, nuanced truths and interpretations.

FIRE / LE FEU - deadline extended

updated: 
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 1:05pm
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

Date: 27 March, 2020 / 27 mars, 2020

Keynote speaker / Conférencier d’honneur: Thomas Lahusen, University of Toronto

(La version française suit)

उप तवाग्ने दिवे-दिवे दोषावस्तर्धिया वयम | नमो भरन्त एमसि || 
राजन्तमध्वराणां गोपां रतस्य दीदिविम | वर्धमानंस्वे दमे || 

स नः पितेव सूनवे.अग्ने सूपायनो भव | सचस्वा नः सवस्तये ||[1]

Critique in the Postcolonial Anthropocene

updated: 
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 1:03pm
Saronik Bosu, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Critique in the Postcolonial Anthropocene Special Session at the 2021 MLA Convention  The 'postcolonial anthropocene', as the relationship of decentered human subjects with various forms of non-human lives and materialities in the postcolony, offers opportunities to interrogate new and unique forms of the anthropocene in postcolonial contexts. It leads to a range of questions provoked by the inhabitation of a postcolonial contemporary, thus reasserting the fragility of the human and its relationship to the environment as subject and object. Upon such a premise, how do we adapt the traditions of critique inherited from the twentieth century for this new understanding of the postcolonial?

FIRE / LE FEU - deadline extended

updated: 
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:59pm
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

Date: 27 March, 2020 / 27 mars, 2020

Keynote speaker / Conférencier d’honneur: Thomas Lahusen, University of Toronto

(La version française suit)

उप तवाग्ने दिवे-दिवे दोषावस्तर्धिया वयम | नमो भरन्त एमसि || 
राजन्तमध्वराणां गोपां रतस्य दीदिविम | वर्धमानंस्वे दमे ||

स नः पितेव सूनवे.अग्ने सूपायनो भव | सचस्वा नः सवस्तये ||[1]

MLA 2021 (Toronto, January 7-10) "The Art of Persistence: Migration and Ecocriticism in Literature and Visual Arts"

updated: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 12:36pm
Nicole Bonino, University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Call for Submissions for MLA 2021 (Toronto, January 7-10)

The Art of Persistence: Migration and Ecocriticism in Literature and Visual Arts 

This panel invites submissions that explore how climate refugees, asylum seekers, and economic migrants affect and are affected by the environment, and the ways in which these dynamics are reflected in literature and visual arts.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 15 March 2020

https://mla.confex.com/mla/2021/webprogrampreliminary/Paper12292.html

Submission Guidelines: 

Site/Seeing: Sites of Spectatorship

updated: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:17pm
Maggie Sivit / University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Site/Seeing: Sites of Spectatorship

16th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Department of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago

April 24-25, 2020

Keynote Speaker: Alison Griffiths

www.sitesofspectatorship.com

 

JOSF Special Issue on Environmental Science Fiction

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 4:17pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

UPCOMING DEADLINE

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on environmental studies and science fiction to be released in the summer of 2020. 

ChLA 2020 Panel *Sustaining Black Lives: Ecological Imaginaries in African American Books for Young Readers*

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 12:43pm
Samira Abdur-Rahman, University of San Francisco
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

We are seeking panelist proposals for the accepted Children’s Literature Association (ChLA 2020) conference panel “Sustaining Black Lives: Ecological Imaginaries in African American Books for Young Readers.” The  ChLA 2020 theme “Sustainability Through Story: Eco-Justice, Children's Literature, and Childhood” invites “an expansive array of interdisciplinary topics on the cultural, political, historical, and contemporary impact of children’s literature in relationship to the environment.” This panel seeks papers that correlates race and gender with Black sustainability issues like environmental inequity and global migration.

E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association's 31st annual conference, San Diego CA, May 21-24, 2020

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 1:02pm
E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 27, 2020

The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2020 American Literature Association conference in San Diego -- ( http://americanliteratureassociation.org ). We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings' life or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:

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