Calls for Papers

Environment, Space, and Place Working Group: Cultural Studies Association

For the 2016 Cultural Studies Association Conference (June 2-5 2016, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA), the Environment, Space, and Place (ESP) Working Group seeks proposals for the following six clusters:

1) Whither Ecocriticism? Re-theorizing the intersection of critical theory and ecological discourses Moderator: Daniel Gustav Anderson

In the humanities, the intersection of cultural analysis and environmental concern irrupted in the U.S. through the discourse of ecocriticism, which has, for three decades, largely intervened by explicating a selected canon of nature writing, mining texts for ecological insights and ...

MLA 2017 Poetry & Ecology

“Poetry and Ecology” panel for the upcoming MLA 2017 Conference welcomes papers broadly concerned with how poetry mediates ecological issues—how it bridges, connects, translates, and unsettles the language of beings, both living and nonliving.

Please send a 300 word abstract by March 10, 2016, using the following link:

The Heart of the Gila: ASLE Off-Year Symposium

The Heart of the Gila: Wilderness and Water in the West

ASLE 2016 Off-Year Symposium, June 8-11, 2016 Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM

Deadline Extended to March 15, 2016

Letting our location be our guide in focusing the theme, the Gila Wilderness was established as the nation’s first wilderness area 91 years ago and continues to define our regional identity. The Gila River remains the last free-flowing river in the Southwest, but there is a current proposal in the state legislature to dam the river; ...

Under Western Skies 2016

Under Western Skies 2016: Water: Events, Trends, Analysis

September 27-30, 2016, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA. Deadline for submissions extended to February 19, 2016

Under Western Skies (UWS) is a biennial, interdisciplinary conference series on the environment. The fourth conference organizers invite prospective researchers, authors, artists, and presenters to consider submitting proposals for oral and poster presentations as well as workshops and panels.

The conference theme, Water: Events, Trends, Analysis, will be threaded through four inter- and transdisciplinary conference tracks:

1. Policy, programs, planning, and management: trends ...

Ometeca Conference on Relations between Humanities and Science in Hispanic World

Deadline Extended to Feb. 26, 2016

XIV Ometeca Conference—State of the Art/Working Session on the Relations between the Humanities and Science in the Hispanic World

April 6-9, 2016 at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA).

The Call for Papers, Registration Form, and Lodging information for the conference are available at the Ometeca Institute’s new website: (under those tabs). The extended deadlines for receipt of e-mailed abstracts or panel suggestions is Feb. 26, 2016; for the mailed Registration Form and fee, after notification ...

ASLE-UKI Postgraduate Conference

A change of (s)cene: reviewing our place in a new geological epoch

ASLE-UKI (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland – invites proposals for its Postgraduate Conference to be held from 31st August – 2nd September 2016 at the University of Lincoln (

Conference web site:

Keynote Speakers: Adeline Johns-Putra – Reader in English (University of Surrey) Duncan French – Professor of International Law (University of Lincoln) Kate Rigby – Professor of Environmental Humanities (Monash University)

In 2016, the International Commission on Stratigraphy ...

“Spatiality and Temporality” International Symposium

“Spatiality and Temporality” International Symposium 22 April 2016 – Warsaw, Poland

Keynote speaker: Prof. Ingrida Eglė Žindžiuvienė, Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania) Interdisciplinary Research Foundation is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the upcoming “Spatiality and Temporality” International Symposium. 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 ...

The Environment and Human Migration: Rethinking the Politics of Poetry

The Environment and Human Migration: Rethinking the Politics of Poetry

University of Bamberg, Germany, November 25-26, 2016 Deadline: February 29, 2016

The environmental crisis and intensifying migration movements are among the greatest challenges of our time, yet they are only beginning to be understood as interrelated. So far, this junction has mainly been studied in the social sciences, with a strong focus on the phenomenon of so-called climate refugees. There is, however, a substantial and remarkably diverse body of literary texts, including a large number of poems, that address the ...

EcoMaterialisms: Scales of Matter(ing)

EcoMaterialisms: Scales of Matter(ing) The Second Annual EcoMaterialisms Collective Conference University of California, Davis May 13-14, 2016

Keynote: Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, George Mason University, English

Deadline for submissions: January 29th, 2016

Scales delineate zones, trajectories, bodies, spaces, and intensities. Whether scales are large or small, go up or down, they form territories with fractal properties that disrupt the traditional relations between inside and outside, macro and micro, friend and enemy. Simultaneously incongruent, fragmented, and interrelated, scales complicate questions of legibility, knowledge, and power. Rather than the pre-given contours of ...

THATCamp Eco-Critical DH 2016

February 27, 2016, Duke University

THATCamp Eco-Critical DH 2016 is a regional event, co-sponsored by the Duke Digital Humanities Initiative and UNC Libraries’ Research Hub, which will highlight the intersections of digital humanities and environmental justice.

Following recent efforts to ask DH to engage with social justice work, we believe there is a compelling opportunity for digital practice to engage environmental issues such as climate change, environmental justice, and new scales of thinking in the Anthropocene.

We invite participants interested in sharing projects and/or creating new ...