Spring 2016: FWIS 143 – Sustainability in America

Posted on Nov 4, 2015
Spring 2016: FWIS 143 – Sustainability in America

 Instructor: Abby Goode What do we mean when we use the term “sustainability”? What kinds of concepts and patterns of thought are we invoking and where do they come from? What, exactly, are we aiming to sustain? In this course, we will analyze the roots of sustainability in American literature, history, and popular culture. Identifying […]

Durham International Fellowships for Research and Enterprise

Posted on Oct 28, 2015
Durham International Fellowships for Research and Enterprise

Please learn more about this fellowship opportunity here. Dr. Janet Stewart invites forward applications through the Durham energy institute for energy humanities projects.

Abby Goode on “Eugenic Sustainability,” Nov. 6 @ 1:30 pm Sewall 309

Posted on Oct 27, 2015
Abby Goode on “Eugenic Sustainability,” Nov. 6 @ 1:30 pm Sewall 309

This talk is part of the English Graduate Fellows Lecture Series. “Eugenic Sustainability” features key readings from Abby’s dissertation, “Democratic Demographics: A Literary Genealogy of American Sustainability.” This project argues that sustainability, widely regarded as a contemporary concept, emerged from a “New World” fantasy of demographic and agricultural abundance. Developing this fantasy as a racial and eugenic ideal, […]

CFP: Thinking the Anthropocene through Race, SF, 2016

Posted on Oct 16, 2015
CFP: Thinking the Anthropocene through Race, SF, 2016

Call for Papers: Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 29th to April 2nd, 2016.   Thinking the Anthropocene through Race Organizers: Bruce Erickson, University of Manitoba Andrew Baldwin, Durham University   A recent survey by Lewis and Maslin (2015) of the literature on the definition of the Anthropocene has brought urgency to the question […]

Paolo Bacigalupi Reading, Nov. 2nd at Rice

Posted on Oct 12, 2015
Paolo Bacigalupi Reading, Nov. 2nd at Rice

The award-winning science fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi will read in the Rice Chapel on Nov. 2nd at 5:30pm. His books will be on sale at the event courtesy of Brazos Bookstore. Following the reading and discussion, there will be a short book signing.  We are excited to hear from a writer who has been much read, […]

CFP: The Rhetoric and Discourse of Oil

Posted on Oct 2, 2015
CFP: The Rhetoric and Discourse of Oil

Call for Papers for an edited collection: The Rhetoric and Discourse of Oil Recent years have seen the rise of the “Energy Humanities,” which consider cultures in terms of the energy sources that make them possible, energy sources that tend to be invisible to those inhabiting a given culture. In Oil Culture, for example, Ross Barrett and […]

CFP: Unexpected Encounters with Deep Time

Posted on Oct 2, 2015
CFP: Unexpected Encounters with Deep Time

Call for Papers: Unexpected Encounters with Deep Time: Enchantment Thursday, 26th November 2015 Andrew Grant Lecture Theatre, Evolution House, West Port, Edinburgh College of Art Organised by the Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network Earlier this year the discovery of homo naledi propelled enchantment into a framework of deep time. The speculation is that early human ancestors, perhaps from as […]

Animal Studies Symposium at Strathclyde, May 2016

Posted on Sep 20, 2015
Animal Studies Symposium at Strathclyde, May 2016

With funding from the AHRC, the University of Strathclyde is hosting an invitation-only Postgraduate Symposium titled ‘Being Interdisciplinary in Animal Studies’ on 18 and 19 May 2016. The symposium will be held in Central Glasgow over two days, just before the next British Animal Studies Network meeting (‘Smelling’, on 20 and 21 May), and will […]

CFP: Energy Use and the Humanities

Posted on Sep 20, 2015
CFP: Energy Use and the Humanities

Special Issue Information Dear Colleagues, This Special Issue will include papers that explore the intersection of the various Humanities disciplines, with the production and consumption of energy sources, such as petroleum, natural gas, nuclear energy, solar and wind power, and coal (this is only a partial list and papers that explore other energy sources are […]

Updated CFP for Petrocultures 2016

Posted on Aug 25, 2015
Updated CFP for Petrocultures 2016

Call For Papers Petrocultures 2016: The Offshore Memorial University St. John’s, Newfoundland August 31 – September 3, 2016 Approximately a third of all oil and gas production takes place offshore, and this proportion is continually increasing as companies push into ever deeper and more remote locations. Oil is sought and extracted from the Arctic Ocean […]