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Our Dying Earth: A Journey Through Eco-Criticism

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:33am
Michael Brett Fish/University of North Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The University of North Alabama English Department

Announces the 9th Annual Alabama Regional Inter-Disciplinary Graduate Conference

March 8-10th, 2018

Our Dying Earth: A Journey through Ecocriticism

“Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas

English IV: 19th Century British Literature Panel

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:01pm
Courtney Simpkins / South Central MLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

The 75th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas from October 11-14 at the historic Menger Hotel on the River Walk, right next door to the Alamo. San Antonio is the perfect city for this year’s theme, “Crossroads of Cultures.” Through the art, architecture and design of the city, it is evident that there were, and are, different cultures crossing paths and influencing each other, now and over the past several centuries. San Antonio is a cultural kaleidoscope that began with the native indigenous peoples who made their home here. The arrival of the Spanish people and, later, the Anglos, resulted in a new culture that permeates almost every place in the United States: the Hispanic American culture.

Disability Studies and Ecocriticism: Critical and Creative Intersections

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:57pm
Studies in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

In disability studies, the environment is already an issue as the social model situates the impaired, and possibly disabled, body in the world. After all, it is the social environment that disables. To state the obvious, this emphasis on the environment substantiates, to a degree, the major concern of ecocritics. However, there are also problems. As Tom Shakespeare points out, the social model is limited: Not every environment, human or not, can be made fully accessible. Can, truly, a mountainous terrain be made accessible to everyone?

Call for Papers Mnemonics 2018 Summer School: Ecologies of Memory

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:38pm
Tom Chadwick/University of Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

 

Call for Papers Mnemonics 2018 Summer School: Ecologies of Memory (Leuven, 22–24 August 2018)

The seventh Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies summer school will be hosted by the Flemish Memory Studies Network (a collaboration of the Cultural Memory Studies Initiative at Ghent University and KU Leuven’s Literary Studies Research Unit) from 22 to 24 August 2018 at the Irish College in Leuven. Confirmed keynote speakers are Rick Crownshaw (Goldsmiths, University of London), Andrew Hoskins (University of Glasgow), and Gabriele Schwab (UC Irvine).

Hoodwinking Higher Education: Deviant Behavior and Academia

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:30pm
Salvador Jimenez Murguía, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Sociology Akita International University Yuwa, Akita-city 010-1292 Japan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Call for Chapters in and Edited Volume

Hoodwinking Higher Education: Deviant Behavior and Academia

I am seeking contributors to an edited volume on academic deviance titled, Hoodwinking Higher Education: Deviant Behavior and Academia.

My own current involvement in this project stems from substantial fieldwork on the topic, in particular fraudulent academic conferences that offer various amenities such as vacation/tourist packages; guaranteed acceptance for participation; guaranteed publications in conference proceedings; invitations for future keynote speaking engagements; all at the expense of allocated college/university research budgets.

Emergent Forms of Speculative Media

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:24pm
American Studies Association 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

 

Call for Panelists

 

2018 Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association – “States of Emergence”

 

Panel: Emergent Forms of Speculative Media

 

 

CFP: SFRA 2018 (Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI; Sunday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 4, 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:22pm
Science Fiction Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

SCIENCE FICTION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018

Sunday, July 1- Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)

 

Conference Theme: The Future of Labor

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Peter Frase (author of Four Futures)

Rebekah Sheldon (author of The Child to Come)

 

What remains of postmodernity?

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 2:32pm
Forma. Revista d’Estudis Comparatius (Pompeu Fabra University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

Forma. Revista d’Estudis Comparatius has the honor to present the new call for papers for its seventeenth number, titled

What remains of postmodernity?

Disability Studies and Ecocriticism: Critical and Creative Intersections

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:01am
Studies in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

This CFP calls for critical essays and creative works that address the intersection of disability studies and ecocriticism, or disability and the environment. In terms of critical essays, we will consider analyses of novels, poetry, comics, dance, art, and movies. We will also consider creative works (including creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction) that center on an exploration of the relationship(s) between disability and the environment.

Victorian Animal Encounters

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:00am
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Victorian Animal Encounters: A one day conference University of Portsmouth UK, 4 May 2018  Keynote speaker: Dr Jane Hamlett, Royal Holloway “I went to show my friend Pigott the grave of the illustrious Shelley. Approaching the resting-place of the divine poet in a bright sunlight, the finest black Tom you ever saw discovered at an incredible distance that a catanthropist had entered the cemetery—rushed up at a gallop with his tail at right-angles to his spine—turned over on his back with his four paws in the air, and said in the language of cats: ‘Shelley be hanged! Come and tickle me!’ I stooped and tickled him. We were both profoundly affected.” (Wilkie Collins, letter to his mother, 1866).

Heresy and Borders: Third Conference of the International Society for Heresy Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:52am
International Society for Heresy Studies and Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Following two successful New York City conferences in 2014 and 2016, the International Society for Heresy Studies announces a Call for Papers for its third biennial conference to be hosted by the Institute of English Studies at Senate House in London on 15-16 June 2018. The conference theme will broadly focus on how borders between heresy and orthodoxy are created, maintained, and imagined.

Why Do Animal Studies?: The Turn to the Quasi-, Post-, Anti-, Non-, Para-

updated: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 5:54pm
University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS, FICTION, ART, PERFORMANCE, MUSIC

 

 Why Do Animal Studies?: The Turn to the Quasi-, Post-, Anti-, Non-, Para-

 

A Reprise of the 2014 Conference,

Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27, 2018,

at The University of Chicago and Northwestern University,

 

with a Keynote Performance by

Adam Zaretsky (Marist College)

 

and a Roundtable on the Future of Animal Studies feat.

*E-mail Address Corrected and Submission Deadline Pushed Back* The Anthropocene in question: art, literature, humanities and natural science

updated: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:52am
Université de Sherbrooke comparative literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS

(English follows)

« L’Anthropocène en question : arts, lettres, sciences humaines et naturelles »

Colloque interdisciplinaire

12 et 13 avril 2018

Université de Sherbrooke

 

Dans le cadre de la 16e édition du colloque en littérature canadienne comparée de l’Université de Sherbrooke, sont invité·e·s étudiant·e·s, professeur·e·s et spécialistes des milieux pratiques de tous les horizons disciplinaires à se pencher sur la question anthropocène.

Worldcon 76 Academic Track

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 2:15pm
The 76th World Science Fiction Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 1, 2018

Science fiction always plays a part in recreating our world and directing civilization's progress. While much SF takes place in a hypothetical "future," the entire body of speculative literature influences and interacts with our world—suggesting potentialities, solutions, organizational methods, alternative cultures, and paths to follow or avoid. In that spirit, the 76th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) in San José, California has chosen "Make the Future" for its overarching theme.

Chapter Proposals for "Ecofeminist Science Fiction"

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 5:18pm
D. A. Vakoch / METI
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume titled Ecofeminist Science Fiction. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@meti.org by February 1, 2018. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by February 15, 2018. For accepted proposals, first drafts of full chapters (5,000 words) are due by June 1, 2018, and final versions are due August 1, 2018.

Confirmed chapters for Ecofeminist Science Fiction include the following:

Call for Submissions: "Becoming Environmental: Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:52pm
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

French version to follow. Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2018

Call for Submissions: “Becoming Environmental: Media, Logistics, and Ecological Change”

Special Issue of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

ASA 2018 Roundtable, "American Studies in the Plantationocene: Emergent Methods for the Long Emergency"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:22pm
Joyce Chaplin, Harvard University, and Rebecca Evans, Winston-Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The term "Plantationocene" has recently been proposed to describe the extractive and alienating processes of racial capitalism that have undergirded imperialism, racial slavery, environmental degradation, and climate colonialism. We invite proposals that interrogate this term in relation to the methods and field imaginaries of American Studies. Proposals may address questions such as: How does the Plantationocene inflect or change practices of periodization, (trans)national studies, and disciplinary boundaries within American Studies? What histories and texts take on new or different significance in the context of the Plantationocene? How has or hasn't the field begun to address the Plantationocene? How can we teach (in) the Plantationocene?

Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:15pm
University of Portsmouth / British Steampunk Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures

Call for Papers

 

The Asylum Steampunk Festival Conference

Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln

25th – 26th August 2018

 

Keynote Speaker:

Yomi Ayeni – Transmedia Author, Producer, and Filmmaker

 

Diffractive Reading

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:35am
Prof. Dr. Kai Merten, University of Erfurt
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 16, 2018

Following a lecture-cum-workshop in January 2017 with Birgit Kaiser and Kathrin Thiele on the topic of “Diffraction” in Erfurt, the Erfurt Research Network on New Materialism (ENNM) developed an interest in the idea of reading literary (and other) texts diffractively. Therefore, we are looking for contributions for a book proposal for the Book Series New Critical Humanities (series editors Birgit M. Kaiser, Timothy O’Leary and Kathrin Thiele), at Rowman & Littlefield International. The publication will be an edited volume of articles on the notion of “Diffractive Reading”.

Marxism & (Bio)politics

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Marxist Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

MARXISM & (BIO)POLITICS

The Twentieth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group

Keynote Speakers: Christopher Breu, Tru Leverette, and Alexander Weheliye

22-24 March 2018

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

REMINDER: Dangerous Knowledge: 2018 PEAKS Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 4:06pm
Northern Arizona University's Graduate English Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Salvador Plascencia, author of The People of Paper

Conference Date: Friday, February 9, 2018 

Contact Email: peaksconference@gmail.com

As an interdisciplinary conference, PEAKS encourages and accepts research from a wide range of scholarly and creative disciplines such as literature, linguistics, rhetoric, education, creative writing, history, art history, musicology, women and gender studies, film studies, science, philosophy, psychology, communications, and much more! 

 

EMOTIONS: THE ENGINES OF HISTORY

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 3:59pm
University of Silesia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

University of Silesia in Katowice                                                              www.ikila.us.edu.pl

Faculty of Philology

Institute of English Cultures and Literatures

 

 

EMOTIONS: THE ENGINES OF HISTORY

 

Sosnowiec, Poland, Nov. 23rd-24th 2018

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Climate Change in Children’s and Young Adult Fiction (MLA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:14pm
Clare Echterling / Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Children’s Literature Association non-guaranteed session on children’s and young adult climate fiction (“cli-fi”) at MLA, Chicago, 3-6 January 2019. 

Sea Change: Wavescapes in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:12pm
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Sea Change: Wavescapes in the AnthropoceneFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split & Island of Vis, 3-6 December 2018

 

Keynote addresses: Adeline Johns-Putra (University of Surrey), Rebecca Giggs (Macquarie University) & Joško Božanić (University of Split)

 

 

                              Nothing of him that doth fade,
                              But doth suffer a sea-change,
                              Into something rich and strange.

                                                            — William Shakespeare

 

Energy humanities: What we know and where we are going

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:12pm
Matúš Mišík/Comenius University and Nada Kujundžić/University of Turku and University of Zagreb
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

For humankind, energy production and consumption present a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we need energy to survive; on the other hand, the production of energy with current technology poses a threat to our very survival as it is not sustainable from a long-term perspective. The emerging, highly interdisciplinary field of energy humanities (Szeman and Boyer “The Rise of Energy Humanities”, 2014) responds to these concerns by viewing energy as a key factor in contemporary human (social, cultural, political) relations.

Call for issues: "Interférences littéraires"/Literaire interferenties

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:08pm
Interférences Littéraires
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Interférences littéraires/Literaire interferenties is a peer-reviewed, international and multilingual open-access journal devoted to the interaction between literature and cultural and societal practices. The word “interference” denotes a situation of unsolicited or even unnecessary intervention, the conjunction of clearly distinct phenomena. If literature, and in particular the reservoir of texts commonly categorized as ‘modern’, has delineated itself and has been projected with a strong sense of autonomy vis-à-vis social, cultural, ideological or scientific discourses and material conditions, neither its production nor its reception ever happens in a vacuum.

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