In a recent interview, philosopher Christopher Preston (Montana) notes that we are presently at a crux wherein we are in danger of losing contact with what he refers to as “the world outside of us, the world outside our control” (“Reengineering Our World: A Cautionary Tale,” Vision.org). At first blush, Preston is a thinker out of time with this sentiment--the kind of loss he refers to has more in common with the “back to the land” ethos of what is often called second wave environmentalism than it does with current analyses in the environmental humanities, many of which argue that the present intuition of the fading of the “world outside of us” is little more than an ideological distortion.
We are currently seeking paper proposals for a creative writing pedagogy panel accepted for the Northeast Modern Language Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C., from March 21-24, 2019.
This session takes the image of the “palimpsest” as its semantic inspiration to problematize the layerings of power that simultaneously obscure, erase, and recode the experiences of postcolonial queer bodies. As Judith Butler demonstrates in her engagement with Levinasian ethics, the structure of address between the “I” and the Other is an interruption of narratives that behooves the I’s need to be recognized by an interlocutor.
The 2019 Backreading Hong Kong Symposium, co-organised by the Department of English at Hong Kong Baptist University and the literary journal Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, will take place on Saturday 19 January 2019.
The theme of the symposium is “Hong Kong Dystopia”. We are interested in papers that explore this theme from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, including but not limited to: anthropology, economics, geopolitics, history, language, law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion and sociology. Papers that challenge existing notions of dystopia and its application to Hong Kong are very welcome.
Saturday 9th March 2019 - Sunday 10th March 2019
Prague, Czech Republic
Decency is still important for the way we live, both in public life and in the private sphere. Yet as we push into the 21st Century, ‘decency’ increasingly appears to be coming under pressure across numerous fronts and on many diverse levels.
The 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention
Gaylord National Resort Center
March 21-24, 2019
Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples
Transnational Deafnicity? The Liminality of Deaf People in Literature
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
Second half of twentieth century sees literary criticism interpreting the role of history, itself subject to interpretations bearing upon the kind of notion one has of history, as one of the dominant modes of creating ‘literature’ along with the persona of the artist. Oscar Wilde says that, “an artist is not an isolated fact, he is the resultant of a certain milieu and a certain entourage” – an assessment which is foregrounded in rise of the intellectual movements of Historicism, New Historicism, and Cultural Materialism during late 1970s USA and early 1980s Britain.
Jeffers’s Inevitable Place
2019 Robinson Jeffers Association Annual MeetingFebruary 15-17, 2019
Carmel Woman’s Club, Carmel, CA
Call for Papers for the 12th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions
Birmingham City University Presents:
Cine Excess XII: I Know What You Starred in Last Summer: Global Perspectives on Cult Performance
8th-10th November 2018
Birmingham City University (and related screening venues)
Confirmed Guests of Honour:
Victoria Price (Author of Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography)
-Victoria Price will be receiving a posthumous Cine-Excess Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of her late father on the 50th anniversary of Witchfinder General
Co-organizers, Sreya Chatterjee and Octavio Gonzalez
The American Comparative Literature Association's annual conference will be held at Georgetown University, Washington DC, from the 7th-10th of March 2019.
Subject: Call for Papers: Nineteenth-Century Literature at CEA 2019
Call for Papers, Nineteenth-Century Literature at CEA 2019
March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana
Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on nineteenth-century literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
Call for papers: 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention (March 21-24 2019 at the Gaylord National Resort Center, Washington DC).
**Human/Animal Voices: Language as a Tool for Humanizing the Transcultural Experience**
In the current context of the unprecedented influx of migrants and the rise of xenophobia, this panel seeks to reflect on the dehumanization and inhumane treatment of the Other while examining the importance of empathy and coexistence.
La Belle Époque, the period of Western history lasting from roughly 1871 to 1914 (though this seminar will not be so strict with periodizations), is often characterized as a time of relative peace and prosperity, before the outbreak of the First World War.