November 29, 2021

John Steinbeck & the Living World @ the American Literature Association Annual Conference

The International Steinbeck Society is pleased to announce a call for paper presentations on the works of John Steinbeck for the upcoming in-person American Literature Association Conference to be held in Chicago IL on May 26-29th, 2022. The Society is asking for papers that fit two streams: the first is a general stream on the study of John Steinbeck’s life and works (broadly defined). The second is a specialized panel titled “Steinbeck & the Living World.” Topics of consideration for this second panel ...

Intraconnectedness and World-making: Technologies, Bodies, Matters

TRANSPOSITIONES. Journal for Transdisciplinary and Intermedial Culture Studies

ISSN 2749-4128 (print), 2749-4136 (online)

CFP for the 2nd issue; thematic focus:

Intraconnectedness and World-making: Technologies, Bodies, Matters

In his 1978 book Nelson Goodman coined the term “worldmaking,” which was intended to highlight the fact that in the relationship of the “world” to its linguistic representations, for example in literature, more “worlds” are conceivable and “producible” than just the one known to us. For Goodman, such worldmaking is not just a question of the possible products of reality-forming imagination, ...