This panel takes W.S. Merwin’s line “Day after day we wake to the Island” as motto and challenge to rethink islands not just as utopian and paradisiac places, but to understand them as specific places, in the context of the environmental crisis, and from the perspectives and methodologies of the Environmental Humanities.
there is no singular ‘nature’ as such, only a diversity of contested natures; and that eachsuch nature is constituted through a variety of socio-cultural processes from which such natures cannot be plausibly separated.
Macnaghten, P. and Urry, J. (1998), Contested natures
Surface and ornament are periodically reviewed, discarded and pursued. More recently, there has been an interest in the writing of Aby Warburg, Alois Riegl, Gottfried Semper, Adolf Loos, Hermann Muthesius, and Le Corbusier. They have been made prominent by issues of animation (see, for example, Papapetros 2012, Payne 2013, van Eck 2014) and digitation (see for example Spuybroek 2008 and Schumacher 2009).
Works of literature can be viewed from many angles or schools of critical thought and yield "meaning" dependent on through what school you choose to critique a text. Marjorie Garber closes her book The Use and Abuse of Literature stating
Literary interpretation, like literature, does not seek answers or closure. A multiplicity of persuasive and well-argued "meanings" does not mean the death or loss of meaning, but rather the living presence of the literary work in culture, society, and the individual creative imagination. To say that closure is impossible is to acknowledge the richness and fecundity of both the reading and the writing process.
Intraspection, a new journal of rhetoric, culture, and style, is accepting submissions for its open-themed inaugural issue in 2018. To submit, go to http://intraspection.org and click on Submissions for guidelines.
Call for PapersHumanities for STEMUsing Archives to Bridge the Two Culture DivideHumanities for STEM Research Collaborative Symposium | New York University | April 6-7, 2018
CFP Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017
Humanities for STEM is a research collaborative at New York University that focuses on how the study of primary sources, archival research, and associated methodologies of the humanities can be used to enhance the understanding of science (including medicine), technology, engineering, and mathematics. We are convening a symposium in April 2018 and seek papers from faculty, librarians, archivists, and others along this theme.
Dear All, please consider submitting an abstract for the panel "Il carcere come spazio letterario" that will be held during the next NeMLA Annual Convention - April 12-15, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA The aim of this panel is to explore the idea of prison as a literary space.
Call for Papers
Deconstructing Islamophobia Conference
September 16 and 17, 2017
At Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH
Please submit a 250-300 word abstract for a 15-minute paper, musical performance, short film, or creative presentation by June 30, 2017 at:
April 12-15, 2018- Pittsburg, PA
Panel title : “Representing ‘Frenchness’ in Anglophone TV Series, Cinema, Songs and Literature"