Calls for Papers

Highbrow, Lowbrow, No-brow: Research and Aesthetic Values in the Humanities

 

Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA) 11th Annual Conference

March 6th to 9th, 2019 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The program committee’s theme is designed to incorporate any and all possible connotations. Our understanding of the tensions and implications of the “highbrow-lowbrow” continuum have existed for as long as the humanities. Although the terms are first associated with the 19th century, connotations of the humanities as possessing elevated, elite, upper class, or even sanctified religious ritual, intellectual, or cultural endeavor may be traced back to ancient times. Similarly, ...

Wallace Stegner and the Changing American West: Reimagining Place, Region, Nation, and Globe in an Era of Instability

Wallace Stegner and the Changing American West: Reimagining Place, Region, Nation, and Globe in an Era of Instability

-A Call for Papers and Other Creative Work-

Center for Western Lands and Peoples Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies College of Letters and Science / Montana State University, Bozeman

By the time of his death, Wallace Stegner (1909-1993) had become the epitome of the politically engaged western American writer able to express himself across a range of genres, from fiction to history, autobiography, and essays. In books such as ...

The Legacies of Ursula K. Le Guin: Science, Fiction and Ethics for the Anthropocene

Call for papers

The Legacies of Ursula K. Le Guin: Science, Fiction and Ethics for the Anthropocene

International conference in Paris · June 19 – 21, 2019

École polytechnique / Sorbonne Nouvelle

Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words. –Ursula K. Le Guin

Planetary ethics and aesthetics, interspecies communities, post-gender and anarchist societies, indigenous knowledge, vegetal sentience… The paths Ursula K. Le Guin has opened for our imagination ...

Panel at ASLE 2019: Margaret Fuller: Preserving Paradise in the 19th Century

Nineteenth-century American writer and social reformer Margaret Fuller lived in a time of social prescription incongruent with her inquisitive, provocative nature. Yet despite social stigma and her era’s ethnocentric and colonial ideologies, Fuller cultivated a multi-ethnic, transclass, transgender, transnational sensibility to the environment and its people. As example, her heterogeneous Summer on the Lakes (1843) is loaded with “rich cultural diversity” causing it to “enter into the ecology of the place and form a unique harmony” (Bilbro, 2015). Other evidences include her famous ...

Crafting the Long Tomorrow

“Crafting the Long Tomorrow: New Conversations & Productive Catalysts Across Science and Humanities Boundaries as the Global Emergency Worsens”

Crafting the Long Tomorrow is a three-day, small-scale conference at the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 near Tucson, Arizona. Biosphere 2 has emerged as a leading site for arts, sciences and humanities dialogues. This meeting, which coincides with the 101st anniversary of the death of the world’s last Carolina Parakeet, will encourage innovative and inventive presentations and conversation, with an eye toward public-facing engagement outcomes. ...

Writing Race, Class, and Gender in the Anthropocene

Panel proposal for ASLE 2019, “Paradise on Fire”

We are living in the Anthropocene, a geological epoch in which we wield power over the entire planet. But who, exactly, is the “we” in that sentence? As an imaginary, the Anthropocene allows “us” to understand “ourselves” as members of a species that is transforming “our” planet. As a material phenomenon, however, the Anthropocene divides “us” into disparate groups—whites and people of color, upper classes and working classes, men and women, citizens and refugees. How, in ...

Exiled from Paradise: The Environmental Costs of Work

I’m looking for one or more panelists to join my proposal for ASLE 2019 in Davis. Please email me, Ryan Hediger, at rhediger@kent.edu if you’re interested. Here is a draft of the proposal:

Exiled from Paradise: The Environmental Costs of Work

When the proto-humans Adam and Eve are exiled from the Garden of Eden for their curiosity, for their eating of the fruit of knowledge, they are specifically punished with work (among other things), cursed to “eat bread” from the “sweat of thy face” (Genesis ...

SFRA Panel at ASLE 2019 on Kim Stanley Robinson

Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) Panel at ASLE 2019

Panel Title: Kim Stanley Robinson: Fires and Floods

Panel Description: Kim Stanley Robinson’s speculative fiction works are frequently referred to as utopian. Yet these near and distant futures and pasts are anything but simple paradises. On the contrary, Robinson explores the complex intricacies of social change through his formidable range of imagined scenarios, from settlements on Mercury, Mars, and the Moon to New York City underwater to life on Earth 30,000 years ago. Members ...

Ecological and Cultural Cognizance: A Boulevard of Sustainable Amiability

FSLE-India Kerala Conference 2018

International Conference on Ecology & Culture Ecological and Cultural Cognizance: A Boulevard of Sustainable Amiability December 15-17, 2018

PDF of Call for Papers: http://www.fsleindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FSLE-India-Kerala-Conference-2018.pdf

Conference Website: http://www.fsleindia.org/fsle-india-kerala-conference-2018/

Information about a Haiku Workshop (PDF) to take place as part of the programming on December 17.

Venue: Amrita Vishva Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, Kollam, Kerala

About Amrita

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research academia that is accredited ‘A’ by NAAC and is ranked 8th Best University in India by NIRF. Amrita is spread across five campuses in three states ...

MLA International Symposium: Remembering Voices Lost

CALL FOR PAPERS: MLA International Symposium

Remembering Voices Lost

In the face of resurgent social, political, and religious instability, it seems urgent to recuperate the “lost voices” of humanity: those that have been buried or forgotten and those that have been marginalized or othered on the grounds of their perceived foreignness.

The 2019 Modern Language Association (MLA) International Symposium, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal from 23 to 25 July 2019, calls for paper and session proposals that place humanities at the center of world affairs, bringing ...

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