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Animal Studies Panel at NWSA

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:56pm
Liz Curry - University of Oregon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 17, 2017

Two PhD candidates (English, German) at University of Oregon are proposing a panel for the annual NWSA (National Women's Studies Association) conference in Baltimore November 16-19th, 2017. In line with this year’s topic on “Revisiting Intersectionality” we are proposing a panel on Animal Studies and intersectionality. We are currently looking for a third panelist and one moderator who work in this field, especially on Animal Studies and Black Feminism, Queer Theory, or Disability Studies to participate on this panel. Please email us (evah@uoregon.edu and curry2@uoregon.edu) if you are interested in participating (the deadline for abstracts is 2/22).

64th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 29-Oct 1, 2017

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.

‘Gothic Nature: New Directions in Eco-horror and the EcoGothic'

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 11:59am
Dr Elizabeth Parker, Emily Bourke, Dr Bernice Murphy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 2, 2017

‘Horror is becoming the environmental norm.’ —Sara L. Crosby

Gothic and horror fictions have long functioned as vivid reflections of contemporary cultural fears. Wood argues that horror is ‘the struggle for recognition of all that our society represses or oppresses’, and Newman puts forward the idea that it ‘actively eliminates and exorcises our fears by allowing them to be relegated to the imaginary realm of fiction’.  Now, more than ever, the environment has become a locus of those fears for many people, and this conference seeks to investigate the wide range of Gothic- and horror-inflected texts that tackle the darker side of nature.

Performing Fantastika Conference [amendment]

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
Fantastika Journal and Conferences
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Performing Fantastika:

An Interdisciplinary Conference

April 28-29, 2017, Lancaster University

The 4rd annual Fantastika conference will focus on performative bodies in fantastika. This includes performance in theatrical plays and films, as well as an examination of the body itself. How is the body performed and perceived in fantastika texts? How do fantastika texts and our interaction with fantastika texts modulate our understanding of performative bodies?

Speculative Vegetation: Plants in Science Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 5:37pm
Katherine E. Bishop, Jerry Määttä, & David Higgins
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Plants have played key roles in some of the most notable science fiction, from prose to graphic novels and film: John Wyndham’s triffids, the sentient and telepathic flora in Ursula K. Le Guin’s “Vaster than Empires and More Slow,” the gene-hacked crops of Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl, the agricultural experiments of Andy Weir’s The Martian, the invasive trees and mechaflowers of Warren Ellis’s Trees, and the galactic greenhouses of Silent Running represent just a few. Plants surround us, sustain us, pique our imaginations, and inhabit our metaphors—and yet in some ways they remain opaque.

Virtual Traumascapes and Exploring the Roots of Dark Tourism

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
IGI Global - Publisher
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Call for Chapters: Virtual Traumascapes and Exploring the Roots of Dark Tourism Editors 

Maximiliano E Korstanje, University of Palermo, Argentina 
Babu P George, Fort Hays State University, USA

Call for Chapters 

Proposals Submission Deadline: November 30, 2016
Full Chapters Due: January 31, 2017
Submission Date: May 15, 2017

Special Session: W.G. Sebald (Fictions of History Conference)

updated: 
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 7:08pm
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Fictions of History

An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory

May 5th-6th, 2017

The Graduate Center, CUNY and the New York Public Library

Keynote Roundtable: Mark Anderson, Daniel Kehlmann, and Judith Ryan

Keynote Lecture: Stephen Greenblatt

 

The “Fictions of History” conference being given by the Critical Theory Certificate Program at the Graduate Center, CUNY and the New York Public Library is devoting several special sessions to the work of W.G. Sebald.

 

Fictions of History: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory

updated: 
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 7:09pm
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Fictions of History

An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Lecture: Stephen Greenblatt

Keynote Roundtable: Mark Anderson, Daniel Kehlmann, & Judith Ryan

 

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