In James’s fiction and in his life, what sustains his faith and practice as an artist and a citizen? What role does community play in his lifelong prodigious productivity and engagement?
Call for Papers for a conference, October 23 to 25, 2020,
at the Zentrum für Kulturwissenschaftliche Forschung Lübeck, Germany
Virtual conference on Saturday 7 November, 2020
at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, with Zoom.
Humankind has ever been impressed by, and formed by, the natural world. The world’s beginning and end are a subject in numerous narratives. Ecocriticism addresses large scale concerns about anthropocene changes. In literary tradition there is a multiplicity of understandings, while Biblical religion has stated that God made both heaven and earth.
Six papers contributed by scholars from the UK, France, Canada, the USA, Poland and Australia will be distributed and then discussed in the video conference on 7 November 2020. The CLSG interest is in exploring Christian and Biblical themes in Literature.
1-3 September 2020
University of St Andrews
Keynote Speaker: Prof Alexander G. Weheliye (Northwestern)
The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on environmental studies and science fiction to be released in the summer of 2020.
Dr. Mishuana Goeman
Associate Professor of Gender Studies, UCLA
Dr. Robert Warrior
Distinguished Professor of American Literature & Culture, University of Kansas
We are pleased to invite you to the 4th International Conference on Arts and Humanities, organized by the International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH) and the Dante Alighieri Society of Nicosia in cooperation with Larnaca Minicipality and the Pontificia Università Salesiana. After the success of the past events, shaped by a fruitful exchange of ideas, this year our aim is explore the topic of human migration and its consequences in creating cultures and transforming identities. The conference is to be held in 26th-29th May 2020 in Larnaca, Cyprus.
Culture and Anarchy. Reading Matthew Arnold Today II
An international conference
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto, 28-29 May 2020
Confirmed keynote speakers
Professor Stephen Prickett (Regius Professor Emeritus at the University of Glasgow, Honorary Professor at the University of Kent)
Professor Laurel Brake (Professor Emerita, Birkbeck College, University of London)
Call for Papers:
This panel seeks presentations about racial identity/experience and time in modern and contemporary literature, visual-art, and performance cultures, broadly and imaginatively conceived. We are especially interested in papers about irregular conceptions of racialized/black time, such as those that draw on ideas of absurdity or abstractionism to discuss race as it relates to time and phenomenological inquiry, the staging of temporal stasis or acceleration, and questions of audience and presentness, duration, or movement. We welcome presentations about African American expressive practices, but also those that focus on works by artists belonging to other racialized communities.
The Optics of Excess: How the Body Knows
Scholars across the humanities have embraced affect theory as a productive avenue for examining aesthetic expressions of feeling, especially those that unfold outside of or beyond representation. In doing so, many have worked to distinguish “affect” from “emotion”: Brian Massumi privileges the former as uniquely able to account for that which escapes “performed action and ascribed meaning.” This conference, however, seeks to investigate affect’s alternate and often neglected theoretical counterparts: feeling and emotion.
Call for Papers
social media / Soziale Medien / réseaux sociaux
EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 5, 2020
Media have always been able to configure our sense of space. However, in recent years, technological development—which tends to affect the relationship between the individual and the environment more and more deeply—has been radically intensifying this process. More particularly, the spatial dimension has assumed a role of increasing importance in determining the subject’s activity and agency.
The 2020 First Book Institute
May 31-June 6, 2020
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature
The Margaret Atwood Studies Journal always invites submissions (from both members and nonmembers of the Society alike). Essays submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays should be focused primarily on the work of Margaret Atwood, between 2,500 and 6,250 words, double-spaced, written in grammatical English, and documented following the conventions outlined in the latest MLA Handbook. Please include an abstract. To facilitate blind review, submissions should include a cover sheet with contact information and include no references to authorship in the essay. There is no hard submission deadline; we take submissions on a rolling basis.
11th International Conference
Political Imaginaries of Small Cinemas and Cultures
Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
September 11-12, 2020