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Thinking Space in the Anthropocene Era: Eco-criticism and Cosmopolitics

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:08am
Mat Fournier
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

 

NemLa 2017 - Baltimore March 23-26 Thinking Space in the Anthropocene Era: Eco-criticism and Cosmopolitics

 

This seminar invites explorations on how to articulate theoretical reflections on spatiality within the frameworks of Ecocriticism and Cosmopolitics. In order to problematize the complex relationship that human beings establish with their physical environment, we seek to trace a genealogy of theorists who have elaborated different notions of space, from Humboldt’s understanding of the idea of Kosmos and Uexküll’s reflections on the concept of Umwelt, to the work of more contemporary authors such as Deleuze, Guattari, Stengers, Sloterdijk, Latour and Agamben.

City, Space and Literature (Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry 3.2; deadline Oct 15, 2016)

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:56am
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

CITY, SPACE AND LITERATURE (Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry, Vol 3 No 2)

Guest Editors: Anuparna Mukherjee (Australian National University) and Arunima Bhattacharya (University of Leeds)

 

Imperial expansion in the late nineteenth century brought the phenomenon of the modern urban metropolis to the peripheral colonies. Urban modernism was appropriated in the discourse of settler colonialism in distinct and diverse ways. In the context of the colonial, the ‘urban’ and ‘modern’ opened up heterogeneous places of cultural contact which facilitated complex formulations of race and class along the lines of socio-economic, political and aesthetic categories.

English Literature and Central Asia

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:58am
James Najarian/Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

 

For NEMLA Convention, March 23-26 2017, Baltimore MD. 

 

Animism in a Planetary Frame

updated: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 3:47pm
ACLA Annual Meeting, Utrecht, July 6-9 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Animism has been making something of a comeback. While animism remains an umbrella term for a range of local practices which invest non-human matter with spirit, recent work (Garuba, Harvey, Rooney, Taussig, Vivieros de Castro) has emphasised this investment as a relational way of being with “other-than-human persons.” In light of our growing—if continually disavowed—awareness of ecological crisis, the purpose of this panel is to suggest that “new animism” has an insistently “planetary” (Spivak, Wenzel) or “cosmopolitical” (Stengers) bearing.

Sea Crossings: The Sea in Literature and Film

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:01am
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is a part of the network of 20 affiliates that form the national College English Association (CEA), a professional organization of teacher-scholars founded in the United States in 1939. Primarily based on the island of Puerto Rico, the CEA-CC has promoted the study and research of the various fields that fall under the umbrella of “English” for over forty years. In addition to themes related to education, the conferences hosted by the CEA-CC have focused on themes related to literature and cultural studies. The subject of the March (10th & 11th) 2017 symposium is “Sea Crossings” We invite papers that connect the ocean with the field of English. Topics include but are not limited to:

Collecting The Monstrous

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:21am
MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Collecting the Monstrous

MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)

Panel for the 2017 MAP (Medieval Association of the Pacific) Conference at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 

Writing Human Rights in the Post-Cold War World Novel and Film

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:44am
NeMLA 2017 panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

As Didier Fassin writes, the deployment of humanitarian affect creates in us “a sense of belonging to a wider moral community, whose existence is manifested through compassion towards the victims.” For this session, we invite papers that engage the theme of humanitarianism and human rights, as disseminated and made legible in the post-Cold War world novel and film. We are interested in papers that critically engage the resurgence of humanitarian affect and mobilization of empathy in the post-Cold War era—the era defined by the decline in utopian thinking and by the lack of tangible alternatives to liberal capitalism. Are human rights, as Mutua assets, simply the moral argument for the neoliberal project?

Major and Minor Works in World Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:35am
NeMLA 2017 World Literature Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Major and Minor Works in World Literature--a roundtable at the annual NeMLA convention 

March 23-26, 2017, Baltimore 

This roundtable is organized by NeMLA world literature working group as a yearly forum for discussing theoretical and historical issues, pedagogy and curriculum, and new directions in the field of world literature. We invite world literature scholars and practitioners to take part in the meaningful dialogue on the term "world literature" and its relation to the fields of postcolonial and comparative literature, as well as to share their approaches to teaching specific courses or curriculum building. This year's theme is "major and minor works in world literature," but proposals on other topics are welcome as well. 

Making it Novel: Reinventing Britain and Contemporary British Fiction

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 8:23am
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

This CFP is for the upcoming ACCUTE conference, to be held at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 27-30 May 2017.

Post-Brexit, Homi Bhabha’s call to “reinvent Britain” by rethinking identity seems as relevant today as it did in 1999. Politically polarized, threatened by secession, declining in world influence, Britain is in a state of flux.

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