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Study Group ‘Nuclear Waste and Deep Time’

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
+CLUE and Environmental Humanities Center, VU Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Study Group

Friday 3 November 2017, 16:00-17:00hrs

Main Building, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

 

This workshop comes as part of the Nuclear Waste Weeks at the EHC in Amsterdam and aims to bring together PhD students from various disciplines who share an interest in deep time and/or nuclear waste.

 

Imaginactivism A Speculative Fiction Workshop on Environmental Justice, Flourishing and Cohabitation

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:29pm
Science and Justice Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Imaginactivism[i]

A Speculative Fiction Workshop on Environmental Justice, Flourishing and Cohabitation

18 October 2017

Science and Justice Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Expressions of interest by: September 20, 2017

Deadline for submissions: October 2, 2017

 

The Anthropocene and Beyond

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:02am
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Call for Conference Paper Proposals, “The Anthropocene and Beyond,” Hong Kong, 31 May-2 June 2018. Human society and culture have arrived at a pivotal moment in the production of scientific, economic, psychological, and even artistic and philosophical subjectivity and identity. The different “scales” inherent in the concept of the Anthropocene galvanize both the local and global, inviting academic research to adopt an interdisciplinary approach with unprecedented pace and intensity. The Anthropocene has emerged as the ultimate conceptual horizon of cultural, economic, and political debates, disrupting the whole pattern of our “thought” itself in a radical process of paradigm shift.

Extrapolation, Interdisciplinarity, and Learning: The Second Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:28pm
Jason Ellis at New York City College of Technology, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Extrapolation, Interdisciplinarity, and Learning: The Second Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction

 

Date:                Wednesday, December 6, 2017

 

Location:         New York City College of Technology, 300 Jay St., Namm N119,

                        Brooklyn, NY

 

            Knowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well. On the other hand, when they split up knowledge, concentrate on their own field, and scorn and ignore other fields, they grow less wise—even in their own field.

ACLA 2018: "The Return of Generic Criticism"

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Recent scholarship in literary studies has witnessed a return to an otherwise perennially unfashionable topic: genre. Also the subject of the 2009 English Institute and subsequent volume The Work of Genre (2011), this proliferation of novel theoretical and historical approaches to genre has taken several forms. Whereas scholars like Wai Chee Dimock have worked to disentangle theories of genre from a rigidly synchronic historicism, other critics—for example, Virginia Jackson with lyric and Elaine Freedgood with the realist novel—have sought to foreground genre as fundamentally historical.

NeMLA 2018 Classics Today

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The art, history, literature, and philosophy of ancient Greece and Rome serve as the foundation of Western civilization. While the Classics have had a tremendous influence on subsequent cultures, the academy frequently keeps the discipline of Classics separate from modern literatures and languages. Yet the Classics have always been an integral part of cultural productions and the university itself; the word “academy” even has its origins in Plato. This roundtable will explore the current state of Classics scholarship, focusing on Classics as an area of study as well as its place in contemporary academia. Possible approaches include:
· Defining the Classics

· Current research trends in Classics scholarship

NeMLA 2018 Going Places from Pastoral to Polis: Setting and Fiction in Antiquity and Beyond

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The ancient Greek word topos is commonly translated as “place” and referred to a region, site, or geographical position. While the ancient Greek language is long gone, the term topos has survived and passed into the modern vernacular. Today, the word topos is used in literary theory and refers to any common literary theme or motif. This passage of the term for “place” into literary analysis is the natural extension of how the Classics viewed space, as they defined their world through fictions and mythology. The flora and fauna found in the pastoral realm had their origins in various myths, while the city gave the temple a central location and tie its central civic and religious festival to theatre.

"Escape and its Discontents" at ACLA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
ACLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

ACLA Conference 2018: March 29-April 1, Los Angeles

The ACLA's annual conferences have a distinctive structure in which most papers are grouped into twelve-person seminars that meet two hours per day for three days of the conference to foster extended discussion. Some eight-person (or smaller) seminars meet just the first two days of the conference. 

CFP for Seminar: "Escape and its Discontents"

UPDATE: Imagining Other Worlds: Setting in Early Modern English Drama

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
Philip Goldfarb Styrt/Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Every play imagines its own world—but the worlds they imagine must in some way connect with their audience, both past and present. This panel invites perspectives on early modern English drama that considers the balance between these two poles: the imagined world of the setting and its connection to the surrounding culture in early modern England. This balance is particularly important in early modern English drama for both historical reasons—an increased awareness of other worlds and their different reality within the expanding cultural purview of the early modern English—and literary ones—since so much criticism of these plays has focused on their relation to early modern England itself to the exclusion of their frequently quite disparate settings.

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