Calls for Papers

ASLE-UKI (U.K. and Ireland) Biennial Conference

Cross, Multi, Inter, Trans: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, U.K. and Ireland (ASLE-UKI) Biennial Conference in association with LAND2: a landscape, place and visual arts research network. Co-organised by critical/creative scholars from Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield University and the University of Leeds

Sheffield, 6-8 September 2017

We invite friends and colleagues from across the arts and humanities to join with writers and critics interested in place, landscape and environment to present their work in Sheffield, U.K. Sheffield is the gateway to the North ...

ESEH 2017 Panel: “Empires of Knowledge”

Panel proposed for ESEH 2017: “Empires of Knowledge”

European Society of Environmental History (ESEH) Biennial Conference 2017, “Natures in between. Environments in areas of contact among states, economic systems, cultures and religions,” Zagreb, Croatia, 28 June to 2 July 2017.

We are looking for participants for our ESEH 2017 panel “Empires of Knowledge. Environments Between the Colony and the Globe.”

During what has been termed the long nineteenth century the practices of scientific research have been affected by radical changes in scope and scale that brought ...

III International Congress of Literature and Ecocriticism

August 29-31, Universidade Federal da Paraíba , João Pessoa, Paraíba (João Pessoa), Brazil.

Thematic lines: Ecocentric poetry and narratives; Ecological media and Ecocentric media; Ecofeminism and other ecocentric discourses; Ecocentric Ethics and Animal Law; Ecolinguistics and a sustainable environment; Cordel and environment; Nature under non west perspectives (Amerindian, African and African cultures); Environmental education or Animal rights in school.

Speakers: Professor Scott Slovic (Ph.D), Founder oof ASLE, editor of journal ISLE, professor at the University of Idaho (USA)

Professor Heron Gordilho (Ph.D), Attorney and Professor at Federal University of Bahia

Félix Hugo Noblecilla Purizaga, UNIVA (Union ...

‘A Quest for Remembrance’ : The Descent into the Classical Underworld”

A One-day Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Warwick Saturday 20th May 2017 Keynote speaker: Professor Edith Hall, King’s College London

“μνήσασθαι ἐμεῖο” [remember me]     —Odyssey 11.71

Katabasis, the descent into the underworld, is an often literary genre whose earliest examples go back to classical antiquity, including the epics of Mesopotamia, ancient Greece and Rome. Since Rachel Falconer’s influential Hell in Contemporary Literature (2007), examining katabatic themes has become a popular strand of research. However, particularly in the 20th century, the descent to the underworld has been ...

NEMLA Panel 2017, The Ecogothic Comes Alive: Monsters and Terror in Environmental Literature

Panel at NEMLA, Northeast Modern Language Association, March 23-26 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland.  More info at

This panel seeks to apply the theoretical lens of the ecogothic on texts as a means of better understanding their thematic intent and narrative structure. As a counterpoint to portrayals of the environment as a pristine wilderness and source of healing, this panel will explore the intersection of the eco- (the environment, animals, pollution, ecological concerns) alongside the gothic (terror, anxiety, haunting, contamination, hidden horrors, the supernatural) ...

Contemporary Iberian Ecocriticism and New Materialisms

The global proliferation of ecocriticism and environmental humanities is significantly enriching the depth and scope of literary and cultural studies worldwide. Iberian cultural scholars will definitely benefit from participating in this vibrant global debate as well as contributing to it. This special section aims to provide a platform for consolidating the theoretical and critical convergence of Iberian cultural studies and environmental humanities. We will consider essays dealing with contemporary Iberian cultural manifestations that are informed by theoretical and critical approaches related to the ...

Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine(s): History vs. Modernity International Conference – 4-5 November 2016

Keynote speaker: Dr. Joana Almeida, University of London

The consumption of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) – a wide range of practices, treatments and technologies that have not been traditionally associated with the public health care system or training of conventional medical practitioners – has attracted much attention as an emerging health care issue in recent years. Practices that include but are not limited to homeopathy, osteopathy, herbal therapy and acupuncture are widely used in many countries: survey findings indicate that, in Europe, ...

“Spatiality and Temporality” International Conference

“Spatiality and Temporality” International Conference – 22 October 2016, London

Interdisciplinary Research Foundation is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the upcoming “Spatiality and Temporality” International Conference. The conference is addressed to academics, researchers and professionals with a particular interest related to the conference topic. We invite proposals from various disciplines including philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, culture studies, literature and architecture. The language of the conference is English.

The conference will explore spatiality and temporality as fundamental categories of human experience and cognition ...

The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference “The Fine Art of Lying: Disguise, Dissimulation and Counterfeiting in Early Modern Culture”

Call for Papers – The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference


Florence, 7 April 2017

The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years.

Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom; for it asketh a strong wit, and a strong heart, to know when to tell truth, and to do ...

Dreaming Asleep, Dreaming Awake International Conference – 7-8 October 2016, Warsaw, Poland

The conference is an IASD sponsored event*

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Massimo Schinco, International Association for the Study of Dreams

The notion of dreams and beliefs about them differ considerably across cultures. In certain societies, dreams are generally considered to be unreal figments irrelevant to the important concerns of daily life. In other cultures people treat dreams as important sources of information about the future, the spiritual world or oneself. In some, dreams are considered to be a space for action like waking life, or a ...

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