Calls for Papers

“Eco-Carnivorism” Proposed Joint Session at ESAC & CPSA

Call for Roundtable Participants: Eco-Carnivorism: Can Meat-Eating be Sustainable?, Proposed Joint Session at ESAC & CPSA 2016 in Calgary

A Special Roundtable to be held at the Annual Meetings of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada & the Canadian Political Science Association, in conjunction with Congress 2016, at the University of Calgary

Conference Dates: May 31st – June 2nd, 2016

The detrimental ecological impacts of industrial meat production are well known: intensive livestock operations draw heavily upon precious land and water resources and often result in ...

Entangled Poetics: Mediating Ecology

Entangled Poetics: Mediating Ecology, panel at Northeast Modern Language Association 47th Annual NeMLA Convention, March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT.

Deadline: Sept 30, 2015

This panel means to investigate the entangled relationship of modern and contemporary American poetry and ecology. Referencing Rey Chow’s notion of entanglement, i.e., a “condition of overlapping recurrences,” the panel seeks to analyze the points of recursive coincidence that ensue between cultural manifestations, poetic production, and environmental thinking. Entanglement points to associations of spatial proximity, of overlaying, but also of resistance and ...

Knowing One’s Place: Understanding the Influence of Place in Language

Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies, Knowing One’s Place: Understanding the Influence of Place in Language April 1-2, 2016, University of Alaska Anchorage

“The poet speaks on the threshold of being”—The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard

The Conference and Call for Papers Place is both the how and where of what we experience. Our memories are shaped by liminal moments, delineating instances in time and space that are particularly dominant. Language too, is influenced by space, evolving to suit our surroundings even as we name those surroundings ...

ASLE-Sponsored Panel at Louisville Conference

Deadline Extended to September 27, 2015. Call for Submissions to ASLE-Sponsored Panel at the 44th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900.

The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment is pleased to host a panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, from February 18-20, 2016. We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning literature, culture, and the environment. A particular panel theme may be chosen depending on the proposals received. Those ...

The 2015 International Symposium on Women’s Studies

Keynote speaker: Dalia Leinarte Professor of History, Director of Gender Studies Centre, Vilnius University; Fellow Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University; Member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

The symposium seeks to explore the past and current status of women around the world and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. It aims to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, ...

Placing Bilingualism: Bilingualism in Comparative Perspective

Placing Bilingualism: Bilingualism in Comparative Perspective, seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting March 17-20, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Submission deadline: September 23

Bilingualism is a phenomenon that unites literary creation across geographic and temporal boundaries. Yet questions about the role of bilingual competencies in literature often remain overlooked. This panel seeks to bring together scholars across disciplines in exploring the place of bilingualism in literary production and the comparative potential of bilingualism in literary criticism.

What is a bilingual text? Who is bilingual ...

ALECC 2016: Making Common Causes: Crises, Conflict, Creation, Conversation

2016 Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada / L’Association pour la littérature, l’environnement et la culture au Canada (ALECC) Conference June 15-18, 2016, Queen’s University, Kingston ON, Canada

Deadline Extended to September 20, 2015

Global climate change, soil depletion, the enclosure of the commons, the acidification of the oceans, ground water contamination, mass extinctions: in a context in which the environmental crises of the day seem to us so intractable, at such large scales and dominated by such powerful interests, the making of common ...

Society for the Study of Southern Literature

The South in the North: Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference Boston, March 10-12, 2016 Deadline for proposals is November 15, 2015.

Our conference in Spring 2016 will take place in Boston, beginning by mid-day Thursday, March 10, and continuing full days through Saturday, March 12. All session meetings will take place on the campus of Boston University, and conference room rates have been arranged at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge, on the Charles River, directly across from the BU campus, and within ...

Narratives of Displacement

Interdisciplinary Research Foundation Conference “Narratives of Displacement”, Warsaw, Poland – 19-21 November 2015

Displacement as a significant and life-transforming event loom large in historical and sociological literature. Yet, recently a surprising amount of books has also been written in form of novels, essays or poems. This “non-academic literature” can offer powerful insights into the experience of being displaced. Literary accounts focus in a very direct and penetrating way on issues such as place perception, landscape symbolism, senses of displacement and transformation, communities lost and created anew, ...

5th International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design

EvoMUSART 2016: 5th International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design

30 March – 1 April 2016 Part of evo* 2016 evo*:

Following the success of previous events and the importance of the field of evolutionary and biologically inspired (artificial neural network, swarm, alife) music, sound, art and design, evomusart has become an evo* conference with independent proceedings since 2012. Thus, evomusart 2016 is the fifth International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design.

The use of biologically inspired ...