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[Commlist] CFP 'Performing Anthropo(s)cenes: Politics of/with(in) Popular Culture'
Thu Feb 13 07:47:47 GMT 2020
*Call for Papers & Panels*
*EISA PEC 2020*
*/'Performing Anthropo(s)cenes: Politics of/with(in) Popular Culture'/*
16-19 September 2020 (University of Malta)
Dr. Robert A. Saunders (SUNY) - (saunder /at/ farmingdale.edu)
<mailto:(saunder /at/ farmingdale.edu)>
Dr. Gabriella Calchi Novati (C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich)
-(calchinovatig /at/ gmail.com) <mailto:(calchinovatig /at/ gmail.com)>
/'By definition [the Anthropocene] precedes all cultural, political and
economic differences. /
/It indicates a shared destiny, an ethical challenge which defines our
/and sets the stage for political action'/
(Horn & Bergthaller, 2020).
A century after the foundation of the discipline, scholars of
International Relations are only now awakening to the ramifications of
global climate change and the sixth mass extinction. Unlike Geography,
which rallied around the so-called Anthropocene as a unifying field of
interrogation, IR has tended to keep planetary-level changes at the
edges. Our section strikes from these margins, unveiling the impact of
the Anthropocene on IR as it manifests through performances across the
popular culture-world politics (PCWP) continuum.
We seek submissions focused on imaginaries of post-apocalyptic/dystopian
IR, far-right ‘environmentalism’, and eco-genocide/eco-apartheid, as
well as human-animal interactions, North-South inequities, and
indigenous/feminist critiques of climate change.
Our call is /transdisciplinary/ given the necessity of addressing such
issues through a synergy of forces that cannot be achieved within any
single field of study or research. We are particularly interested in
submissions that go beyond the field of IR, including but not limited
to: Geography, Performance Studies, Queer Studies, Cultural Studies,
Anthropocene Studies, Media Studies, Psychoanalysis, Ecocriticism,
Political Communication, Comparative Literature, Anthropology, and
We invite scholars, artists, and activists to join us with original
papers, performances, interventions, and projects addressing the theme
of our panel.
*Suggested themes of critical/creative engagement:*
- Filmic narratives *(e.g. /The Day After Tomorrow, Geostorm,
Snowpiercer, What Happened to//Monday, Mad Max: Fury Road, Blade Runner
*- Literary visions *(e.g. James’ /The Children of Men/, Windo’s /The
Feed/, McCarthy’s /The Road/, Atwood’s /The Handmaid’s Tale /and
/MaddAddam Trilogy/, Bacigalupi’s /The Windup Girl/, El- Akkad’s
*- Political/social/ecological performances *(e.g. the rising of Greta
Thunberg’s international activism, speeches, and interviews,
FridaysForFuture and Extinction Rebellion, the political figure of the
climate refugee, Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement,
Bolsonaro’s UN theatrics - paired with planetary untameable wildfires,
unprecedented flooding, racing icecap melting, and the Insect Armageddon).
_The above list is intended to be illustrative, not at all exhaustive._
If you would like to informally discuss ideas for papers and/or panels
prior to final submission, please get in touch ASAP with both section
chairs Gabriella Calchi Novati ((calchinovatig /at/ gmail.com)
<mailto:(calchinovatig /at/ gmail.com)>) and Robert A. Saunders
((saunder /at/ farmingdale.edu) <mailto:(saunder /at/ farmingdale.edu)>) and not later
than *21 February 2020 *(please write *EISA 2020 *in your email subject):
*HOW TO SUBMIT FINAL PROPOSALS:*
* When you submit your FINAL abstract/panel/roundtable proposal
indicate: *Thematic Section 24.*
* Abstracts are to be submitted electronically via the online
submission system *by*: 16 March 2020. Check here for abstract
* All submitted panel, roundtable and paper abstracts will be subject
to a review process after the abstract submission deadline.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the Section Chairs under the overall
guidance of the Programme Chairs.
* Accepted abstracts will form part of the final conference programme
and as such will be presented onsite. Abstracts not suitable for
display will be rejected. Please have your abstract checked for
correct spelling, punctuation, grammar and formal structure. The
organiser reserves the right to edit abstracts prior to display if
* All presenting authors will receive an acceptance/rejection
notification via e-mail by *28 April 2020*.
Participants will need either be already EISA members, or to register
with EISA before submitting their abstract, follow instructions here:
_General Information & Deadlines:_
16/03/2020– *Abstract Submission Deadline.*
28/04/2020– Acceptance Emails Sent, Registration Opens.
20/05/2020– Registration Deadline for Participants in the Programme.
14/07/2020– Online Programme Published
16/09/2020– EISA Pan-European Conference Begins.
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