Since the very cradle of civilization, Nature has been one of the secular concerns of poetry and philosophy. In a classic like Walden; or Life in the Woods (1854), Henry David Thoreau said: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately”. The woods would make him whole again; solitude and Nature would reactivate a claritas of mind in him that had apparently been overshadowed by human commerce. About a century later, Ezra Pound sang in The Cantos: “Learn of the green world what can be thy place / In scaled invention or true artistry” (81/541), aware as he was of the fact that the world is a subtle ecology of vast dimensions that needs our attention and respect.
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With apologies for cross-posting, we would like to announce that we are extending the deadline for abstract submission until March 6th. We will be responding to your submissions as soon as possible after this date.
Collaboration and Competition in the Cultural and Creative Industries
University of Southern California-Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry, Shanghai, China
5-7th June 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION
May 25-28, 2017
Westin Copley Place, Boston, Mass.
The James Purdy Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at a session sponsored by the society at the American Literature Association 28th Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 25 to May 28.
CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM
Conference Date: April 7-8, 2017
Deadline for Proposals: January 27, 2017
Theme: “Altered States, Times, Perspectives”
The Program of African Studies graduate student seminar (AfriSem) invites graduate student papers in the study of Africa and its communities engaging with the theme “RE...AFRICA.” Interested participants should submit abstracts of not more than 250 words to: firstname.lastname@example.org February 10, 2017. Please include your name, affiliation, and contact details.
CFP George Gissing and Born in Exile
2017 celebrates the 125th anniversary of Gissing’s Born in Exile (1892), a novel that addresses so many crises of faith—in religion, science, marriage, and class, for instance—in the nineteenth century. In celebration, we invite contributions for proposed panels on Gissing and Born in Exile in the Annual Literary London Society Conference, held on 13-14 July 2017, at the Institute of English Studies in the University of London. Papers may explore any aspect of Gissing’s writing but they must speak to the conference’s focus: “Fantastic London: Dream, Speculation and Nightmare.” Papers might address:
Exploring the spiritual in music Interdisciplinary dialogues in music, wellbeing and education
The 4th Nordoff Robbins Plus Research Conference
The 4th International Spirituality and Music Education (SAME) Conference
9-10 December 2017, London, UK
Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre
2 Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 1PQ
Call For Papers: Transnational Monstrosity in Popular Culture
Saturday 3rd June 2017, York St John University
This one-day conference will explore the figure of the monster in transnational popular culture, across cinema, television, games, comics and literature, as well as through fandoms attached to global monster cultures. It is our intention to bring together researchers to consider how transnational monstrosity is constructed, represented and disseminated in global popular culture.
Migration and Religion in European Literature. International Conference
November 16-18, 2017
Maison des Arts de la Faculté de Lettres, Traduction et Communication, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Avenue Jeanne 56, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
CALL FOR PAPERS
15th Comparative Canadian Literature Graduate Student Conference
Jointly Organized by Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke
Morrin Centre, Quebec City
March 23-24, 2017
IASIL2017 ● NTU-Singapore ● 24-28 July, 2017
CFP: Ireland’s Writers in the 21st Century
Professor Derek Attridge ● Professor Margaret Kelleher ● Professor Gerry Smyth
Marina Carr ● Julian Gough ● Deirdre Madden ● Eoin McNamee ● Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
The Acacia Group invites submissions both academic and creative from all disciplines for this year’s conference “Lost and Found: Texts as Exploration and Discovery” at California State University, Fullerton on March 17th-18th, 2017.
This conference seeks to find the lost voices of marginalized groups, scholarship that is “just a student paper,” identity in an age of technology, and connections between seemingly disparate experiences. Ultimately, we are looking for work that explores what is lost and what is found through our interaction with texts (which includes literary texts as well as performative, cinematic, social media, and other forms of textuality). What is lost? What is found? What happens now that it is lost/found?
Power of the Word International Conference V - The Prophetic Word (Regent’s Park College, Oxford, 13-16 September 2017)
Organized by the Heythrop Institute for Religion and Society (Heythrop College, University of London) and the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture, Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford).
Words Matter: Politics, Rhetoric, and Social Justice
Indiana University Bloomington
March 24-25, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Rosa A. Eberly (Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and English, The Pennsylvania State University)
We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for the 15th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled “Words Matter: Politics, Rhetoric, and Social Justice,” hosted by the English Department at Indiana University Bloomington, March 24-25, 2017.
The relationship of feminist criticism to science has been ambivalent since the early stages of the feminist movement, when learned wo*men and activists such as Margaret Fuller aspired to rival “men of science.” Condemned as the “master’s tools” by some, science and technology have also been praised for their potential to liberate wo*men, especially from reproductive responsibilities and from the Western origin myths associated with biological functions.