Calls for Papers

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 ...

AFFECT: MEMORY, AESTHETICS, AND ETHICS

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

DEADLINE EXTENDED- Proposals Due: April 6th, 2015 12am. https://affectproject.ca/index.php/home/events

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 ...

Fictional Discourse in Legal Theory and Practice

Yale: Fictional Discourse in Legal Theory and Practice (Conference Session 1), deadline March 30

After three years of fruitful collaboration, the Yale WHCWG “Fictionality: Law. Literature. Science. Interdisciplinary Approaches” invites presentation proposals (25 minute presentation) for its concluding conference on May 20/21, 2015 at Yale University, New Haven, CT. A selection of the conference’s papers will also be edited and published.

The keynote address will be given by Prof. Peter Brooks (Princeton/Georgetown Law/Yale).

The Conference will consist of two whole-day panels: one very specific on the ...

Law and Fictional Discourse

Yale: Law and Fiction (Conference Session 2), deadline March 30

After three years of fruitful collaboration, the Yale WHCWG “Fictionality: Law. Literature. Science. Interdisciplinary Approaches” invites proposals (25 minute presentation) for its concluding conference on May 20/21, 2015 at Yale University, New Haven, CT. A selection of the conference’s papers will also be edited and published.

The keynote address will be given by Prof. Peter Brooks (Princeton/Georgetown Law/Yale).

The Conference will consist of two whole-day sessions: one very specific on the role of Fictional Discourse in ...

Romanticism and the South West

Deadline for submissions 18 March, 2015. This conference aims to explore the importance of the South West for Romantic writers, with a particular emphasis on the following topics:

–Ecologically aware writing and protoenvironmental thought; –The role of the South West in an era of scientific development and discovery; –The South West as a centre for reform movements and radical politics, as well as a region connected to slavery and imperialism; –Romantic afterlives in the South West.

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/english/events/conferences/romanticism-sw/

MLA 2016 Panel: THE RE-GREENING of W. H. HUDSON

The publication of Green Mansions (1904) rendered the naturalist/novelist W. H. Hudson (1841 –1922) a household name. An important, prolific, and beloved naturalist, who wrote children’s literature, science fiction, travel literature, and environmental fiction, Hudson was a forerunner of modern environmentalism. Green Mansions was, for many years, mandatory reading in high school curricula, and was popular enough to have been produced as a film, starring Audrey Hepburn and Anthony Perkins, in 1959 and subsequently was translated into comic book formats by Classic Comics ...

Poles Apart, Melting Together: Science and the Humanities Confront the Anthropocene

June 27th, 2015 at the Boston University Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning. DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO APRIL 10, 2015.

Keynote Address by Paul Robbins, director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The second biennial conference on Teaching Globalization at Boston University will explore the convergence of science and the humanities as we seek to understand the impact of current ecological and technological trends on the planet and on humanity itself. We invite presentations of interdisciplinary research and ...

ASLE Session at MMLA 2015

The 2015 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Columbus, OH November 12th-15th.  See the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/

Over a decade ago, Dana Phillips (in)famously attacked ecocritics for uncritically borrowing terms and ideas from the discipline of ecology, which, he argued, is itself a “less than fully coherent field with a very checked past and fairly uncertain future” (45).  While controversial, Phillips’s critique sparked important discussions about ecocriticism’s methodology, especially its claim to interdisciplinarity.  So-called “second wave” ecocritics reexamined ...

The Art of Animal Activism: Critical Parameters

This call for papers is for a session called “The Art of Animal Activism: Critical Parameters” which will be held as part of the next College Art Association Conference in Washington, D.C. (Feb 2016) Details on the conference and how to submit a proposal can be found at: http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/2016-call-for-participation.pdf

Session Title: The Art of Animal Activism: Critical Parameters Session Co-Chairs: Alan C. Braddock, College of William and Mary; and Keri Cronin, Brock University. Email submissions by May 8, 2015 to: acbraddock@wm.edu and keri.cronin@brocku.ca

Today nonhuman animals figure ...

Visualising the Animal

A conference questioning the meaning of animals within contemporary society as seen through photography. 18th & 19th June 2015, University of Cumbria, Carlisle (Fusehill Street Campus), deadline for submissions March 15, 2015. The conference is organised by Katrin Joost and Sarah Bonner, Photography, University of Cumbria.

What is it to be human? Traditionally, human nature is set in opposition to the nature of animals. Yet, at least since evolutionary theory, humans are understood as part of the animal kingdom. Philosophical discourse is investigating a ...