Calls for Papers

Dwellings of Enchantment: Writing and Reenchanting the Earth

International Conference on Ecopoetics University of Perpignan Via Domitia, France June 22nd-25th, 2016

Guest Writers: Linda Hogan; Other writers to be confirmed

Confirmed Keynote Speakers Joni Adamson, Arizona State University François Gavillon, Université de Brest Yves-Charles Grandjeat, Université de Bordeaux Wendy Harding, Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès Scott Slovic, University of Idaho

With its roots in nineteenth century American transcendentalism, nature writing, environmental literature, or again literature of place in North America has in the past fifty years sprouted into a minor genre of contemporary literature. As the world is becoming increasingly aware of the ...

Animal Suffering: Inter-Disciplinary Investigations in Animal Studies

Place: Southwestern College – Winfield, KS Dates: October 22nd & 23rd, 2015

We are seeking proposals for a conference on the question of animal suffering. Papers might examine (but are not limited to):

• Representations of Animals and animal suffering in Literature, Philosophy, and Religion • Animals in Disability, Gender, and Postcolonial studies • Animal Rights and/or Virtues • Animals as Wildlife and Household Pets • Farming, Fishing, and Hunting Practices • Treatment of Animals in the Mid-West • Animals and Theories of Environmental Justice • Companionship, Cooperation, and/or Friendship with Animals • Animal-Human ...

Semiotic Society of America 40th Annual Meeting

Semiotic Society of America 40th Annual Meeting: Evolutionary Love: Relations and Identities in a Virtual World October 1-4, 2015 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Submission Deadline: May 8, 2015

Charles Sanders Peirce’s concept of evolutionary love is behind the theme of this year’s conference, which prompts an exploration into the digital age of virtual relationships and identities. How have these relationships grown, or changed, in our new worlds of digital communication, multimedial art, and virtual realities? Who are we now, in this new environment, and how are we ...

International Association for Environmental Philosophy

Meeting of The International Association for Environmental Philosophy at the annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association-Eastern Division

January 6-9, 2016, Washington, DC- Marriott Wardman Park

The International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP) invites paper proposals in the form of 500-600 word abstracts. Proposals for either individual papers or sessions organized around a specific topic (with not more than three presenters) will be considered.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Sunday, May 10, 2015. Notice of selection will arrive by early June. Note that all ...

Archaeology in, of and for the Anthropocene

Archaeology in, of and for the Anthropocene: Categorical distinctions, conceptual frameworks and new research horizons. Paul Lane, Department of Archaeology, Uppsala University We live at a time of heightened environmental awareness, simultaneously stimulated by the increased impact and frequency of extreme weather events at local, regional and national scales, and by the increasing public circulation of voiced concern and counter arguments over humanity’s contribution to global climate change and the initiation of a new geological age – the Anthropocene. As this concept has gained scholarly ...

Ecocinema: Celebrating Landscapes and Waterscapes

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa, is organising a National Conference on “Ecocinema: Celebrating Landscapes and Waterscapes” on 09 & 10, October 2015 at K.K. Birla Goa Campus. The conference is organised as part of tiNai Ecofilm Festival 2015.

Important Dates of the conference are given below: Deadline for Abstract Submission: 15 May 2015 Abstract acceptance intimation: 15 June 2015 Last Date of Registration as Conference Delegate: 15 August 2015 Deadline for Paper Submission: 15 ...

Modernism and the Literature of Ecological Limit

Modernist Studies Association Panel: Boston, MA, Nov. 19-22, 2015. Proposals due April 14

This panel situates the modernist period between two of the transformations in environmental history: the industrial revolution and the birth of the contemporary environmental movement in the 1960s. If the former exponentially increased the pressure humans can put on the environment and the latter represents the first serious attempt to limit that pressure, what came in between? How did writers of the early twentieth century express anxiety or concern about the ecological ...

Modernism in the Green

Conference Location: Boston, United States Conference Dates: November 19-22, 2015 CFP Submission Deadline: April 14, 2015

For all its many urban topographies, the literary landscape of modernism contains a startling array of greens, from public and national parks to vacant lots, suburban gardens, and botanic displays. In drawing from recent interactions between environmental criticism and modernist studies, we propose that thinking with and through planned greens leads to a more complex understanding of modernism’s tangled engagements with arts, social protest, material culture, bodies, and the nature-culture ...

Recording Nature in the Early Atlantic World, 1750-1830

October 8-10, 2015.  Deadline for Submissions is May 1, 2015 Ybor City, Tampa, Florida Recording Nature in the Atlantic World, 1750-1830: A conference sponsored by the Charles Brockden Brown Society

The Charles Brockden Brown Society invites proposals that take up the broad theme of nature in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Although best known as a novelist, Charles Brockden Brown was also an armchair natural historian who died while beginning a large work of science, A System of General Geography. We encourage presentations that focus ...


With Keynote Speakers: Lauren Berlant, John T. Cacioppo and Ronald de Sousa

DEADLINE EXTENDED- Proposals Due: April 6th, 2015 12am.

Call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference, featuring Special Seminars by: Amy Schmitter, Daniel M. Gross, Isobel Armstrong and Noreen Giffney

18-20 September 2015, The Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

From affect as a cognitive phenomenon, through emotion as a motive for creativity, to empathy as a spur for community action and policy development, to the feeling that we belong in a given physical, social or cultural ...