Travel is a vehicle for which to explore the condition of living, how our relationships to place shape us and our experiences, how our identities and political histories inform place, how power structures inform how we migrate (or don’t) and how that affects the places we pass through. --Bani Amor, “Getting Real About Decolonizing Travel Culture” (2017)
For its MLA Convention 2021 (Toronto) Panel, the Robert Frost Society seeks papers offering fresh insights into the writing and life of Robert Frost. All paper topics will be considered. Some possible subject areas: influences on Frost's own writing and his influences on that of others; deeper analyses of overlooked or underappreciated poems, prose pieces, and plays; and analytical work that furthers our understanding of Frost's philosophical dualism.
British women novelists of the Victorian era often explored the accepted and shifting concepts of woman’s role at home, in the workplace, and in society as a whole. Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Oliver Schreiner, for example, discuss a woman’s right to education and the careers open to her as well as how she chooses, if she has a choice. This panel will explore these writers’ arguments for women’s equality and examine repercussions deriving from their writing. Panelists might address such questions as how authors expressed their acceptance of or discontent with women’s position in society or whether the conversation changed as the nineteenth century came to an end. Papers should not exceed 15 minutes.
Love Beyond the (Hu)man
Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute
Dublin, Ireland | 26 June, 2020
Donna Haraway and her tree snails, Alice Walker and Marley,
Lotte Laserstein’s “Self-portrait with a cat,” Lazi’s crocodile…
Call for Papers on the Fantastic (Fantasy & Science Fiction / Monsters & the Monstrous)
The Northeast Alliance for Scholarship on the Fantastic and the allied Fantastic Areas (Fantasy & Science Fiction and Monsters & the Monstrous) invite paper proposals for the 2020 conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA) to convene at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, from Friday, 23 October, to Saturday, October 24.
The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2020.
Proposals are now being accepted for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) permanent panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association (RMMLA) annual convention. This year’s conference will take place October 8–10 in Boulder, Colorado. Proposals on any topic related to ecocriticism and the environmental arts and humanities are welcome, including pedagogical papers. Proposals of 250–300 words should be sent to Lowell Wyse at Lowell.Wyse@gmail.com by March 31, 2020.
"Energy and Infrastructure: An Environmental Humanities Roundtable" (MLA 2021)
Jacob Goessling, Jordan B. Kinder, and Andrew B. Ross
A non-guaranteed roundtable organized by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
In 2016 Oxford Dictionaries named ”Post-truth” as the international word of the year, but as Lee McIntyre argues in his book Post-Truth (MIT, 2018), the concept of post-truth is not a new one, as he cites the vociferous arguments made against the cancer causing effects of cigarettes, the assault on vaccinations, and other significant moments of push-back that have occurred when the facts will out.
However, in the 2010s the omnipresent nature of post-truth arguments has accelerated and is now an omnipresent part of our lives (on international, national, regional, and communal scales).
The theatre, as one might imagine, has noticed and has responded.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Seventh Annual Queens College English Graduate Conference
Conversations in Motion
Conference Date: April 29, 2020
Keynote Speaker: Cristina Pérez Jiménez (Manhattan College)
Submission Deadline: March 10, 2020
Call for Papers
Refugee Forms: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge
Sheila Ghose (Södertörn University)
Mike Classon Frangos (Linnaeus University)
The edited collection Refugee Forms: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge aims to bring together research on the genres, forms, media and histories of refugee migration. Chapters are invited from a range of disciplines, and interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome. Contributions may focus on refugee migration through the lens of particular genres, forms, media or histories, addressing such topics as:
In her 2014 Transgender Studies Quarterly article, "The Technical Capacities of the Body, Assembling Race, Technology, and Transgender," Jules Gill-Peterson argues that "if both transgender and race benefit from treatment as technical capacities of the body, it remains to explain how it is they retain their differences in this framework as well as how they are made more or less available at various ecological scales by systems of normalization and regulation" (412).
This panel will investigate space exploration in speculative literatures. It looks at the myriad ways in which works of speculative fiction have imagined, challenged, or otherwise engaged with outer space as a site for new colonialisms, the extension of racial supremacies, and/or environmental violence. We are especially interested in scholarship which explores the growing body of criticism situated at the intersection of black studies and speculative fiction. How has space functioned as a stand-in for the geographical expanse of the planet before its mapping and conquest by European colonialism?
SVOD Platforms and the Future of Television - Call for Chapter Proposals
Edited by Christina Adamou and Sotiris Petridis
- Deadline for proposals: 15 May 2020
- Notification of Acceptance: by 01 June 2020
- Deadline for chapters: 01 October 2020