The term "Plantationocene" has recently been proposed to describe the extractive and alienating processes of racial capitalism that have undergirded imperialism, racial slavery, environmental degradation, and climate colonialism. We invite proposals that interrogate this term in relation to the methods and field imaginaries of American Studies. Proposals may address questions such as: How does the Plantationocene inflect or change practices of periodization, (trans)national studies, and disciplinary boundaries within American Studies? What histories and texts take on new or different significance in the context of the Plantationocene? How has or hasn't the field begun to address the Plantationocene? How can we teach (in) the Plantationocene?
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The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society invites proposals for a panel on “Recovering Gilman for the 21st Century” for the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado (November 7-11, 2018). This panel will explore how recovery provides new contexts and frameworks for analyzing and teaching Gilman’s work. Topics include but are not limited to
- Recovery of Gilman’s published and unpublished writing
- Digital recovery projects on Gilman’s work
- Teaching Gilman and feminist recovery practices in the classroom
The 14th Annual Summer Shaw Symposium, co-sponsored by the International Shaw Society and The Shaw Festival, will take place July 27-28-29 at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
Too often, especially in the United States today, religion is seen as the enemy of socio-political progress and change. But even a cursory glance at U.S. history — the Underground Railroad, the Civil Rights Movement, the Sanctuary Movement — attests to the role religion and religious individuals have played in resistance movements. This panel seeks papers that consider the influence of religion on political activism and protest movements — and not only in America, but globally.
It has been ten years since the untimely death of American writer David Foster Wallace, who is best remembered for his gargantuan novel, Infinite Jest. This panel seeks papers that focus on any aspect of DFW’s life or work. Proposals might address how critical appreciation of Wallace has changed in the last decade, or they might chart new paths for the next decade of Wallace scholarship. Special preference will be given to proposals that are related to this year’s conference theme of socio-political activism, which you can read more about on the SAMLA website.
Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures
Call for Papers
The Asylum Steampunk Festival Conference
Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln
25th – 26th August 2018
Yomi Ayeni – Transmedia Author, Producer, and Filmmaker
American Studies Association Annual Convention, November 8-11, 2018, Atlanta, GA
SMART: Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research on artificial intelligence, neuroscience, cognitive science and other scientific methods used in the higher education and research context.
Our conference is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of the most scientific methods applied at different levels of higher education.
I am editing the collection "Doing Vegan Studies," which is under contract for publication in the “Cultural Ecologies of Food in the 21st Century” series published by the University of Nevada Press and slated for publication in 2018. I have a great set of contributors and essays, but due to a contributor being unable to complete an essay, I’ve lost a valuable contribution on veganism and race. I am hoping to solicit an essay that addresses this topic in a compelling and original way. Potential topics include – but are not limited to:
Veganism as perceived white identity category
Problematic comparisons between human slavery and the enslavement of animals
Veganism and Black Lives Matter
Veganism as postcolonial strategy
Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students. We welcome the perspectives of all people and are committed to furthering diversity in academia. Papers from all topical categories are welcome.
We are interested in reading your abstract of 500 words or less surronding A.A. Literature, Culture and the Experience. The topic is open! We look forward to reading your submissions.
This year the SCMLA will host this event on October 11-14 in San Antonio, TX!
Please submit your abstracts to:
Christel Woods firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an open CFP for the Women's Caucus of the SCMLA hosted in San Antonio, TX!
We are asking for an abstract of 500 words or less explaining your area of interest.
The interest should be an interesting surronding women in some capacity.
We look forward to reading your submissions!
Christel Woods email@example.com
Digital Defoe Journal is seeking papers for its next issue (Issue 10.1, Fall 2018). Articles that explore any area relating to Defoe and/or his contemporaries are welcome!
In addition to traditional scholarly papers, we welcome essays on fresh pedagogical approaches to the works of Defoe and his contemporaries. We also particularly encourage the submission of innovative digital and multimedia projects.
Deadline for submissions is 1 May 2018.