The Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading GroupGenre and the Crisis of NarrativeKeynote Speakers: Peter Hitchcock, Mathias Nilges, Nnedi Okorafor23-25 March 2017University of Florida, Gainesville, FL As a cultural dominant, neoliberalism inhibits our ability to think the future. Following Mathias Nilges, neoliberalism can be understood as a dialectic of fiction and reality, and its temporal crisis can be said to be accompanied by crises of narrative in contemporary cultural forms. As the enabling fictions of neoliberalism increasingly become reality, what narrative forms can help us to once again imagine the future as difference?
At the upcoming American Literature Association Conference in Boston (May 25-28, 2017), one of the Poe Studies Association’s panels will focus on Innovative Approaches to Teaching Poe.
Possible paper topics include pedagogy based on the use of online databases, adaptations of Poe’s works, connections to non-literary disciplines, reading non-gothic Poe texts, unusual writing assignments, group activities, social media, and classroom experiments.
This panel has been organized and will be chaired by PSA Member-at-large Cristina Pérez.
CFP ASLE 2017: Comics, Graphic Novels, and the Environment (June 20-24 2017, Detroit)
***Extended Deadline: December 15, 2016***
Call for Papers
Aesthetics, Politics, and Ethics in Fractured Times
2017 ASPECT Graduate Conference - Friday, March 31st – Saturday, April 1st
The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
February 24-25, 2017
Deadline extended: now February 15, 2017
Though scientifically dense and tethered to biology, ecology—particularly in its multiple, ecologies—is an area rich for discussion and interpretation. At its root, the word “ecology” comes from the Greek word oîkos, meaning “house.” At its most basic translation, “ecology” becomes “study of the house,” and is open for the complex questions about this space of living and interaction.
CFP: BUFFY AT 20
April 1, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Sherryl Vint, University of California, Riverside
Proposals are invited for the thirty-eighth American Indian Workshop, to be held at Goldsmiths, University of London from July 4-6, 2017. Papers are welcome from all fields and on any topic, though priority will be given to those that speak to the conference’s key theme.
CALL FOR PAPERSWhy VR? Why Now?: A critical discussion of Virtual Reality experiments and experiences
Journal of Transformative Technologieshttp://www.ttrujournal.com.au/call-for-papers/ Abstracts due: February 10th, 2017 Issue Editors: Simon YoungThao Phan