In the world of television—whether on regular network TV, prestige TV, or streaming service exclusives—the period piece is currently en vogue. Increasingly, contemporary period shows are focusing on the recent past, and moments the audience may have experienced firsthand, from the 1960s of Mad Men andthe 1970s of The Get Down, to the 1980s of Stranger Things and The Goldbergs and the 1990s of True Detective and Fresh off the Boat.
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Nonhuman Forms of Thought (Sponsored Paper Session)
53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan
May 10-13, 2018
Subject: Call for Papers: GRAPHIC NOVELS at CEA 2018
Call for Papers, GRAPHIC NOVELS at CEA 2018
April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://cea-web.org/
In critiquing the efforts of new materialists (Bennett, Coole and Frost, and others) to develop a concept of agency that accounts for the emergent properties of matter, Hannes Bergthaller argues that the preoccupation with blurring boundaries between human and nonhuman matter has made it difficult to draw legitimate and necessary distinctions between subjects in the world. The danger, for Bergthaller, is a kind of ethico-fatalist surrender to the contingency of matter that leaves us with no reason to preserve any species, even human beings. Bergthaller thus proposes autopoiesis — the concept of a self-limiting and self-organizing system, borrowed from biology — as a solution to the problem of limitless materiality.
Resistances in the Poetrics of the Americas
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Meeting
Los Angeles | March 29-April 1, 2018
Call for Papers
The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association of the Ohio State University Annual Conference
Special Colloquium Topic: "Something Sexy: Gender, Sexuality, and Reproduction"
Date: Saturday, 28 October 2017
Abstracts due: 1 October 2017
UPDATE: Call for Panel proposals for the 32nd European Association for American Studies and 63rd British Association for American Studies Conference
4 – 7 April 2018, King’s College London, University College London, and the British Library
“Fictional Representations of North American Ideological Environment/ Space
and Place Divisions”
PCA/ACA 2018 National Conference
March 28th – 31st, 2018 – Indianapolis, Indiana
The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Anglo-Saxon, Robin Hood, Arthurian, Norse, and other materials connected to medieval studies) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:
The distance between human and non-human across medieval culture could be populated by a plethora of hybrid beings whose identity lingered between the two categories, creating a space of indeterminacy, of life in-between species. Humanoid monsters with animal features, or animals with disturbing resemblances to humans, traced a constellation of possibilities of life in the continuum. Wherever these monsters appeared in art, literature and science, the possibility for the human body to merge with the animal brought along reflections concerning ethnic identity, cultural norms, relation with the environment, social and political order.
Call for papers
International Conference, Venice, 21-22 February 2018
University of Venice – Cà Foscari
The Bicentenary Conference on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
This call seeks abstracts for the upcoming ACLA conference for papers that will focus on representations of adoption in literature. The goal of this panel is to explore how literary representations of adoption and the formation of adoptive families have changed over time. To do this, we are looking for a broad range of papers that address adoption in literature from different national, religious, racial, gender, and theoretical perspectives. We are also open to definitions of adoption that include varying degrees of legalization.
New Jersey College English Association invites you to attend our
Annual Fall Roundtable
Hosted by Essex County Community College
We encourage academicians who want to explore more fully what it means to teach and learn contemporary & interdisciplinary humanistic approaches in the field of English to attend the day’s events.
· Roundtable Theme: Contemporary Humanities