September 13-14, 2013, Rice University
The 2013 English Symposium at Rice University invites responses to the ecological and nonhuman turns in the humanities. These turns are undoubtedly responses to environmental crises, food shortages, global warming, factory farming, and species extinction, but this symposium is also interested in discussing the emergence of nonhumans, such as matter, objects, animals, systems, technology, and media, in our critical conversations surrounding these problems.
Call for papers
What are humanities scholars able to contribute to the conversations concerning ecology and nonhumans?
Papers can address these topics across a variety of periods, genres, disciplines, and theoretical frames, such as:
Capitalism and Political Economy
Critical Animal Studies
Critical Race Studies
Cybernetics and Technology
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History of Science
Medicine and Disease
Object Oriented Ontology
Proposals (max 250 words) are due on July 1.* Papers should be readable in 20 minutes, but shorter pieces are encouraged to allow more time for discussion. Please email proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org as a word document or pdf file.
Deadline: July 1, 2013
Posted: September 12, 2013