Calls for Papers

Landscaping Change Exploring the transformation, reconstitution and disruption of environments through the arts and humanities and social science.

Landscaping Change Exploring the transformation, reconstitution and disruption of environments through the arts and humanities and social science.

Bath Spa University, Bath, UK Conference: 29, 30, 31 March 2016

Sponsored by the British Academy and hosted by the Writing and the Environment Research Centre, BSU

Keynote Speakers: Stephen Daniels, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Nottingham Other speakers TBC

This conference aims to foster interdisciplinary discussion and performative evaluation of landscapes under processes of change. Changes in landscapes may be brought about by regeneration and conservation initiatives, large scale climatic and ...

Romanticism and the South West (UK)

Registration is now open for this one-day conference. This conference aims to explore the importance of the South West (UK) 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.

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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 ...