Calls for Papers

LUCAS Graduate Conference Landscape: Interpretations, Relations, and Representations

LUCAS Graduate Conference ‘Landscape: Interpretations, Relations, and Representations (26-27 January 2017), organised by the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

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On 26 and 27 January 2017, the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society will be hosting an international graduate conference entitled ‘Landscape: Interpretations, Relations, and Representations’. A selection of researchers and artists will be invited to participate in panels, in which their 20-minute papers and creative work will be discussed. Participants should currently be undertaking a ...

Global in the Local: Ecocriticism in South-east Asia

ASLE has just welcomed a brand new International Affiliate organization, ASLE-ASEAN (Association of South-east Asian Nations) into our worldwide family. We are helping them spread the word on their inaugeral conference this summer, see below:

Global in the Local: Ecocriticism in South-east Asia

First Association of South-east Asian Nations [ASEAN] Ecocritical Workshop

Bonding ASEAN together through Literary Studies, Ecological Criticism and Environmental Humanities

Announcing the First Workshop on the occasion of the launch of ASLE-ASEAN, for ASLE-ASEAN MEMBERS ONLY* ———————— Monday, 1 August – Tuesday, 2 August, 2016 At the ...

ASLE Panel at Western Literature Association Conference 2016

ASLE-Sponsored Panel at the Western Literature Association Conference 2016: “The EcoGothic and the American West”

This year’s WLA conference will be held in Big Sky, Montana, Sept. 21-24. The conference theme is “The Profane West.” Please see the conference website for details:

Over the past five years, the use of the term “ecoGothic” to describe both a type of analysis and a mode of writing has proliferated among scholars interested in environmental writing that addresses the more terrifying/horrific aspects of the natural world. To ...

Global Ecologies – Local Impacts: ASLEC-ANZ 2016 Conference

Global Ecologies – Local Impacts ASLEC-ANZ 2016 Conference

23-25 November, 2016 at The University of Sydney, Australia

ASLEC-ANZ, in partnership with the Sydney Environment Institute will hold its 2016 biannual conference at the University of Sydney. The theme of this conference is on global and local environmental changes and their impact in the age of the Anthropocene.

Confirmed Speakers To Date: Joni Adamson (USA); Deborah Bird Rose (AUS); James Bradley (AUS); Elizabeth DeLoughrey (USA); Iain McCalman (AUS); Jenny Newall (USA); Richard Kerridge (UK); David Schlosberg (AUS); Alice ...


The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities is pleased to announce Timescales, an interdisciplinary environmental humanities conference to be held on October 20-22, 2016 at the University of Pennsylvania. Timescales explores the question of temporality in ecological crisis.

The global threat of anthropogenic environmental change demands collaborative solutions across distant disciplines. In recent decades, concepts like “Anthropocene” and “slow violence” have emerged in response to the temporal aspects of global ecological concerns. While we are quick to react to local or individual catastrophes, it is ...

Border Crossings: Translation, Migration, & Gender in the Americas, the Transatlantic, & the Transpacific

Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) 2017

Border Crossings:Translation, Migration, & Gender in the Americas, the Transatlantic, & the Transpacific, 5th – 8th July 2017, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France

Conference director: Stéphanie Durrans

To maintain a continuity with our previous conference (in Philadelphia, November 2015) on liminality and hybrid lives, we would like this first SSAWW conference in Europe to address the significance of “border crossing[s]” in the lives and works of American women writers. Such experiences have always been important to American ...

“Wildness without Wilderness”: EASLCE 7th Biennial Conference

The EASLCE Board wishes to thank all those of you who submitted proposals to its 7th Biennial Conference in association with BASCE. Though the response to the CFP has been strong–both qualitatively and quantitatively–the EASLCE also received many requests for a slight extension of the deadline beyond Easter. To accommodate these, the deadline for submission has now been extended till Sunday, 10 April 2016. The list of keynotes will also be posted soon after Easter.

Last but not least, the EASLCE Board remains determined ...

Feeding the Insatiable

Feeding the Insatiable – a creative summit November 9-11, 2016 Venue: Schumacher College, Devon, UK


Schumacher College, RegenSW and the network invite you to submit a proposal for participation to the forthcoming summit “Feeding the Insatiable” to be held November 9-11, 2016 at Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EL, UK.  This event is part of Schumacher College’s Arts & Ecology programme and is produced by More detailed information can be found at

Scope Encouraging all manner of energy generation ...

Animals under Capitalism

A one-day conference to be held on May 25, 2016, on the subject of ‘Animals under Capitalism: Art and Politics’. The conference aims to explore the relations between capitalism and animal life, and will emphasise the following themes:

the intersections between capitalism and the ‘Sixth Extinction’; artistic representations of animals under the aegis of capitalism; the biopolitics of domestication; the development of industrial animal farms.

The conference will be followed by a Postgraduate Roundtable on the 26th of May, which is open to the public.

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Romantic Legacies, National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taipei, Taiwan, 18-19 November 2016.

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Keynote Speakers: Rachel Bowlby, FBA (Comparative Literature, Princeton University/English, University College, London): “Romantic Walking and Railway Realism” Arthur Versluis (Religious Studies, Michigan State University): TBA

In his seminal book The Roots of Romanticism (1999), Isaiah Berlin regards Romanticism as “the largest recent movement to transform the lives and the thoughts of the Western world.” Indeed, Romantic ideas and attitudes—embraced by Goethe, Hegel, Sade, de Staël, Rousseau, Baudelaire, Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Beethoven, Schubert, Poe, ...

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