In After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene (2015), Jedediah Purdy describes what he calls the "environmental imagination," which comprises “how we see and how we learn to see, how we suppose the world works, how we suppose that it matters, and what we feel we have at stake in it. It is an implicit, everyday metaphysics, the bold speculations buried in our ordinary lives” (6-7). Amidst the gravity of the Anthropocene today, Purdy examines the linkages between environmental imagination and “ways of acting, personally, politically, and legally, that have shaped the world in concrete ways” (7).
Course Facilitator: Olga Akroyd , Ph.D
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarship is proud to introduce a series of short seminars dedicated to literature. We embrace Scott Fitzgerald’s opinion about the beauty of this fine craft: “You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” We do belong to this world and we hope that we will travel you through the great works that altered our mentality, matured feelings and made us dreamers. Our very own, Dr. Olga Akroyd will be the guide in this wonderful literary journey.
The international conference organized by GIRES focuses on the exploration of Sports as a global phenomenon and its impact on economy, society, culture and politics.
Sport activities have long been part of our civilization. Ancients Greeks used to say that a healthy mind resided in a healthy body, and throughout history, nations have praised athletes for their achievements because they embodied physical perfection and glory.
This roundtable invites abstracts for short position papers reflecting on the present state of nineteenth-century studies. How do recent developments in and around the field change our understanding of the nineteenth-century as a site of inquiry? Papers might include, but are not limited to, the following:
Laura Pavón (Graduate Center, CUNY)
Matteo Cantarello (William & Mary)
CFP: Intersectionalities of Class in Early Modern English Literature
Eds. Ronda Arab (Simon Fraser University) and Laurie Ellinghausen (University of Missouri – Kansas City)
The editors invite essays for an edited volume on intersectionalities of class in early modern English literature.
“Disinformation” emerged from the Soviet intelligence bureaucracy during the Cold War as a tactic for managing perception and consensus through the media. Rather than refuting or suppressing ideas that undermined the state agenda, false information and simulated events were disseminated to destabilize the positive character of truth itself.
International Thomas Merton Society
College English Association
52stTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham, AL
Alluvium Call for Proposals: Articles on Contemporary Representations of Homelessness
Alluvium is an open access journal featuring short essays of around 2000-2500 words on key issues and emerging trends in 21st century writing, culture and criticism. The journal publishes around six issues a year enabling vital current ideas to find a rapid readership.
We invite proposals for articles in our Autumn 2020 issue of Alluvium: Contemporary Representations of Homelessness
The deadline for abstracts is the 15th of September and we particularly welcome proposals from post-graduate researchers and early career researchers.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Journal of Cultural Studies
“Statuary, Memories and Representations in the Decolonial Era”
The Rising Asia Journal invites academic articles on Film Studies focusing on the North East of India, South East Asia , China, the Koreas, Taiwan, and Japan within the following fields :
History, Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Literary Theory, Film Theory , Culture , Cultural Studies, and International Relations and War & Society.
The papers must provide a new perspective and a fresh interpretation.They must be original, supported with scholarly research, and the must not have been published or under consideration for publication in any media in print or online .
Call for Articles
Savoirs en Prisme, no 15, 2022, “The Figure of the Musician in the Cinema”
Edited by: Bénédicte Brémard, Stéphan Etcharry and Julie Michot
Launched as part of a larger initiative, 'Who is Afraid of the Humanities' is an academic podcast which discusses the passing scene of research and teaching in the Arts and Humanities in different parts of the world.
In each episode of this podcast, the host interviews students, researchers, academics, activists, and enthusiasts in the field of Arts and Humanities and attempts to highlight the role of Humanities in addressing important and pressing challenges through research, teaching and other academic/activist engagements.