Contemporary environmental theory has adopted vast spatial and temporal paradigms as a method for reckoning with global-scale environmental problems. These paradigms—increasingly bracketed under the concepts of the “Anthropocene,” “Capitalocene,” “World-Ecology,” and “Great Acceleration,” among others—offer what has been termed a "god’s eye view" of environmental catastrophe. While granting a macro-scale view of human agency and ecological change, these monumental concepts risk collapsing into what Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht has in another context described as an “ever-broadening present of simultaneities.” In response to the “big history” turn, this panel will attend to the cracks, fissures, and seams in the monumental.
American Literature Association panel
28th Annual Conference, Boston, MA
May 25 – 28, 2017
Thoreau, Poetry, Poetics
Thoreau and Material Culture - gaurenteed session at MLA 2018
How do material objects enrich our understanding of Thoreau’s literary, natural-history, and politically-minded endeavors? How might tangible things deepen our sense of the author’s work, life, and world? What insights can we gain by recovering objects associated with his work, home, and place? The Thoreau Society invites abstracts of 250 words and a brief cv by 1 March 2017: Rochelle Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Transatlantica, A publication of the French Association for American Studies, has accepted the project of publication "Gone With the Wind after Gone With the Wind". Abstracts due December 15th. Final articles will be peer-reviewed and will need to be completed by March 1st, 2017 at the latest. The anticipated date for publication will be 2018 or beginning of 2019.
SALESIAN COLLEGE, SILIGURI
TWO-DAY NATIONAL CONFERENCE
January 06 and 07, 2017
“PEN, PAIN AND WRITING: (RE)THINKING LINKS, CONNECTIVES AND NEGOTIATIONS”
Department of English, Salesian College, Siliguri Campus
Papers are invited to discuss issues (though not exhaustively) related to:
Reminder: CFP: “Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of
Prince” A two-day international conference hosted by The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and
the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
24th-26th May 2017 at Media City UK, University of Salford, UK.