category: travel writing

Landscaping Change: Exploring the transformation, reconstitution & disruption of environments. 29th-31st March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Bath Spa University
contact email: 
landscapingchange@gmail.com

Landscaping Change:
Exploring the transformation, reconstitution and disruption of environments through the arts and humanities and social science.

Bath Spa University
29, 30, 31 March 2016

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to 15 JULY for RICE ENGLISH SYMPOSIUM

full name / name of organization: 
"Modalities: Politics and Poetics," Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

***Extended Submission Deadline: 15 July 2015***

Please visit Modalities2015.com for more information!

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

We choose to consider not “environment,” say, but “environmentality” in order to avoid sounding monolithic or reified. But if these terms are more than academic politesse, it is time to revisit what we mean by monolithic, reified, and, of course, –ality. By animality, do we mean the conditions of possibility for animals or being-animal? By materiality, are we shifting our focus from material characteristics and attributes to describe instead what modulates or grounds existence? Moreover, are theorizations of animality and materiality as politically motivated and implicative as socially-conscious work on sexuality or postcoloniality?

Edited collection on settler colonialism

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Weaver-Hightower / University of North Dakota
contact email: 
rwh@und.edu

We seek submissions for a collection of new examinations of settler colonialism as expressed and developed through literature or other “texts” (including films, historical documents, art, architec

Humanism and Its Prefixes

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
contact email: 
rhetorichumanisms@berkeley.edu

Humanism and its prefixes
(non-, trans-, post-, in-, a-)

October 3rd-4th, 2015

Organized by the graduate students of UC Berkeley’s Department of Rhetoric

Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television on Holmes Onscreen (Tentative Title)

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London
contact email: 
ue_tom@hotmail.com

Heralded by The Telegraph as a ‘global phenomenon,’ BBC’s Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time.

Ireland: Memory and Monument (ACIS-West) - Proposals due JULY 1

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American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region
contact email: 
aciswest2015@gmail.com

The 31st Annual Meeting
 of the
 American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

"Ireland: Memory and Monument"

Rapid City, South Dakota

October 16-18, 2015

[UPDATE] Power and the Mediterranean DEADLINE EXTENDED - July 15

full name / name of organization: 
Susan Abraham/Meditopos, University of Michigan
contact email: 
shoshan@umich.edu

The conference Power and the Mediterranean will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).

25th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - February 26-27, 2016 - Savannah GA

full name / name of organization: 
BCPCS Conference
contact email: 
bcpcs2016@bcpcsconference.com

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States.

Fictions of Circulation & the Circulation of Fictions in Latin America - NeMLA Convention March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Lorena Cuya Gavilano / Lycoming College
contact email: 
lorenacuya@gmail.com

People, narratives, and genres move across geographic, linguistic, temporal, and cultural boundaries. Their multiple modes of circulation generate conceptual and rhetorical strategies to preserve, adapt, transform, and/or conceal identity vis-à-vis issues of spatial and temporal mobility. In the last hundred years, the circulation of people, texts, and other cultural productions among Latin American countries has proved to be increasingly rich and complex in positive and negative ways. This roundtable* focuses on works that deal with the circulation of people and narratives across Latin American borders. It focuses on texts that are, in essence, privileged manifestations of transnational, post-national, and/or World Literature phenomena and explores: How do they fictionalize the concept of circulation or mobility, and what are the fictions of circulation?

Fugitive Environmentalisms

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmla@luc.edu

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites submission of essays to be considered for a special issue in the environmental humanities.

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