Calls for Papers

Crises: Climate and Critique in the Literature and Arts of the English-Speaking World

Crises: Climate and Critique in the Literature and Arts of the English-Speaking World after 1800

International conference in Paris · November 18 – 20, 2021

University Sorbonne Nouvelle

Our times are marked, perhaps even defined, by crisis: sanitary, economic, social and epistemic crises but also (and perhaps more prominently) ecological and climate crises, which gave rise to the “crisis of the imagination” identified by Lawrence Buell in 1995. Twenty years later, the matter stands unresolved, driving writer Amitav Gosh to declare in 2016: “the climate crisis ...

Resistance and Resilience: Envisioning the Future

Virtual Graduate Student Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures University of Maryland, College Park March 5-6, 2021 via Zoom

This interdisciplinary graduate conference seeks to investigate how literary, cinematic, and other mediums interrogate, shape, and embody strategies of resistance and resilience and imagine alternative futures in contemporary and historical contexts across the globe. In the midst of a deadly pandemic, among other social, political, economic, and environmental crises on local and global scales, envisioning the future can become an act of resilience and resistance. ...

MCLLM 2021 Call for Proposals

The 29th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, is currently accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations from individuals and panels for the 2021 conference, which will take place ONLINE this year, April 2-3, 2021.

This year’s conference theme, “Third Space,” encourages argument-driven papers and original creative works that explore topics concerned with representation and participation among a variety of identities (race, class, gender, etc.) in private, public and third spaces, and across mediums (literature, film, television, ...

CFP: Narrating Violence and Environments in Latin America (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

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 ...

CAA, TRANSFORMING THE ECOLOGICAL TURN: ACTIVISM, PREFIGURATION AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES

Call for Papers: College Art Association Conference February 10-13, 2021 New York

Transforming the Ecological Turn: Activism, Prefiguration and the Environmental Humanities

Chairs: Siobhan Angus, Yale University and Martabel Wasserman, Stanford University Discussant: T.J. Demos, University of California, Santa Cruz

This panel centers questions of justice, praxis, and prefiguration in the context of ecological crisis. With the rise of the environmental humanities, environmental justice has emerged as an important theme in ecocriticism. However, more work needs to be done to integrate these perspectives that analyze racial, economic, gender, and class-based inequalities into art historical analysis. As ...

A New Poetics of Space: Literary Walks in times of Pandemics and Climate Change

A New Poetics of Space: Literary Walks in times of Pandemics and Climate Change Online conference: 7 December 2020 Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden Keynote Speakers: Professor Anne D. Wallace (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and Professor Jon Hegglund (Washington State University) Organisers: Dr Lucy Jeffery & Professor Vicky Angelaki

In the Exeter Book (c. 975), the speaker in an Anglo-Saxon lament entitled ‘The Wanderer’ elegises over the plight of a ‘lone-dweller’ who, ‘weary of hardships’ and ‘the death of kinsmen’, ‘longs for relief’ as he follows ...

II All-Russian and International Online-Conference on Humanities “Siberian Mentality Studies” (in honor of Vasily Shukshin)

Shukshin Altai State University for Humanities and Pedagogy invites researchers, lecturers, writers and literary translators to take part in the 2nd All-Russian and International Online-Conference on Humanities “Siberian Mentality Studies” (in honor of of Vasily Shukshin) which will be held in Zoom platform, on August 24-25, 2020.

Vasily Shukshin (1929-1974) was one of the unique Russian authors of village prose. But what is the actual state of the art in Russian village prose studies around the world? What are linguistic, cultural and psychological features ...

NeMLA Panel: Metropolitan Processes of Hybridization: Urban Immigration in Literature and Visual Arts

Panel: Metropolitan Processes of Hybridization: Urban Immigration in Literature and Visual Arts

Chair: Nicole Bonino, PhD University of Virginia

Description: In line with the theme of the 52nd NeMLA Annual Convention, the aim of this session is to explore how the humanities depict contemporary cultural and social challenges through the arrangement of innovation and tradition. Rather than an irreconcilable dichotomy, this binomial combination leads to valuable cultural meanings, collaborating to the transmission of memories and experiences via both canonical and traditional forms of representations and innovative, technological, and interdisciplinary ...

SEASECS 2021

The 47th meeting of The Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) will take place February 18-20, 2021 in Ft. Myers, Florida, a historically rich, culturally vibrant city also known as a winter getaway for its warm temperatures, tropical scenery, and beautiful shorelines. Situated on the gulf coast and the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, Ft. Myers has a distinct history informed by its relationship with land and water, which inspires our theme: “Oceans Rise, Empires Fall: Tidal Shifts in the Eighteenth Century.”

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Sowell Collection Conference

Please read this announcement with hope! Our conference is generally small but very friendly and entertaining. If we cannot meet in person in October, we will host a virtual conference instead. We also like to publish the proceedings in AE: A Journal of Literature, Community and the Natural World. Also, since I’m still working at home, I’m unable to update the website with information on the upcoming conference, my apologies.

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The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is once again celebrating the ...