Calls for Papers

Anthology of Appalachian Ecocriticism and Nature Writing

We are currently seeking submissions and papers containing or relating to Appalachian nature and/or Appalachian Ecocriticism for an upcoming anthology.

Poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, one-act plays, and ecocritical essays are welcomed.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be original work and previously unpublished. While proposals are acceptable, the final work must be completed no later than August 1, 2016. Documents should be in PDF format and emailed to

The anthology is expected to be published in 2017 and authors will be notified promptly if their work has ...

Biodiversity and its Histories

Biodiversity and its Histories March 24-25, 2017 University of Cambridge, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities

The concept of ‘biodiversity’ has become one of the most crucial and complex terms in the environmental sciences. Central to the disciplines of conservation biology and environmental ethics, biodiversity operates as both fact and value in wider public debates about the preservation of species and habitats from human influence, exploitation, and destruction. Although the origins of the concept and its recent history are relatively well known, ...

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference 2016

SAMLA 88 – Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?

Deadline for General Call Submissions:  June 10, 2016

SAMLA 88’s Conference Theme, Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise is It?, asks participants to consider the dichotomies inherent in much of our literature, our literary traditions, and our history, as well as their effect on the world. If, as Wilde believed, that “progress is the realization of Utopias,” then our program cover, a juxtaposition of a 19th century map of the Trail of Tears and a 16th century map of Magellan’s Strait, prompts a ...

The Strange Place of Ecocriticism: The Material as Cultural Artifact?

Panel proposed for the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 116th Annual Conference, November 11-13, 2016, Pasadena, CA.

Deadline: June 10, 2016

Lawrence Buell’s The Future of Environmental Criticism (2005) states, “The emergence of contemporary environmental criticism is in part the story of an evolution from imaging life-in-place as deference to the claims of (natural) environment toward an understanding of place-making as a culturally inflected process in which nature and culture must be seen as a mutuality rather than as separable domains” (67, emphasis ...

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 ...

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