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Exeter Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference - 24th-25th July 2014 - deadline for proposals 28th March 2014

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 9:24am
University of Exeter

Call for papers: Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference

The Centre for Medical History at the University of Exeter will be holding an interdisciplinary medical humanities conference for postgraduate researchers on the 24th and 25th July 2014.

This conference aims to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines in a manner that reflects the broad scope of exciting research being carried out in the field of the medical humanities at present. As such we welcome abstracts on any aspect of the medical humanities from postgraduates working in all disciplines, including but not restricted to English Literature, History, Film, Classics and Art History.

2014 Information Fluency Conference

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 8:41am
Office of Information Fluency - UCF

The Age of New Media: Literacy in the 21st Century

We are always-already immersed in a media rich environment, be it in the form of images, sounds or texts, and the proliferation of new media has not only changed our perception, but also the ways in which we navigate the world. Without a doubt, the ever-changing array of digital technologies has a tremendous and continuous impact on our concepts of literacy.

59th annual conference of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) University of Birmingham 10-13 April, 2014

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 8:16am
University of Birmingham / British Association of American Studies

The 59th annual conference of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) will be hosted by the School of English, Drama, and American & Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham 10-13 April, 2014.

There is no overarching theme for the conference; we welcome papers and panel proposals on any subject related to American Studies. We are also very keen to encourage panel proposals from associations linked to BAAS, such as the APG, BGEAH, BrANCH, and HOTCUS as well as proposals for roundtable discussions and innovative panel presentations.

"Non-Traditional Slaveholding in the Atlantic World" July 11-12 2014

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 6:45am
Senate House, London

Slaveholding in the
Atlantic World

July 11-12 2014
Senate House, London
Call for Papers

Plenary Speakers: Seymour Drescher (University of Pittsburgh) Brent Weisman (University of South Florida)

Literature and Medicine

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 3:32am
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, March 20-23, New York

This seminar seeks to explore the intersection between literature and medicine and to reflect on the role of the comparative method in humanities-based approaches to scientific inquiry. Proposals about any of the possible connections between literature and medicine are welcome, in particular about

Fractured Ecologies: Call for contributions to an edited collection on environmental criticism and radical experimental writing

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 2:44am
Chad Weidner

Since the 1990s, ecocriticism has influenced the ways we study literature, but fractures remain. If environmental scholars are to continue to challenge conventional approaches to literary study, inventive methods must be continually developed and improved. British scholar Harriet Tarlo has made a call for environmental engagement with experimental writing, and reminds us that "very few eco-critics engage with innovative or experimental writing." Franca Bellarsi agrees, and emphasizes the real need to research "green ethics in different avant-garde practices." And while there has been some preliminary ecocritical work on what can be called experimental nature-writing, so far the most radical writing forms have largely been overlooked.