Calls for Papers

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 ...

Recording Nature in the Early Atlantic World, 1750-1830

October 8-10, 2015.  Deadline for Submissions is May 1, 2015 Ybor City, Tampa, Florida Recording Nature in the Atlantic World, 1750-1830: A conference sponsored by the Charles Brockden Brown Society

The Charles Brockden Brown Society invites proposals that take up the broad theme of nature in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Although best known as a novelist, Charles Brockden Brown was also an armchair natural historian who died while beginning a large work of science, A System of General Geography. We encourage presentations that focus ...

AFFECT: MEMORY, AESTHETICS, AND ETHICS

With Keynote Speakers: Lauren Berlant, John T. Cacioppo and Ronald de Sousa

DEADLINE EXTENDED- Proposals Due: April 6th, 2015 12am. https://affectproject.ca/index.php/home/events

Call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference, featuring Special Seminars by: Amy Schmitter, Daniel M. Gross, Isobel Armstrong and Noreen Giffney

18-20 September 2015, The Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

From affect as a cognitive phenomenon, through emotion as a motive for creativity, to empathy as a spur for community action and policy development, to the feeling that we belong in a given physical, social or cultural ...

Fictional Discourse in Legal Theory and Practice

Yale: Fictional Discourse in Legal Theory and Practice (Conference Session 1), deadline March 30

After three years of fruitful collaboration, the Yale WHCWG “Fictionality: Law. Literature. Science. Interdisciplinary Approaches” invites presentation proposals (25 minute presentation) for its concluding conference on May 20/21, 2015 at Yale University, New Haven, CT. A selection of the conference’s papers will also be edited and published.

The keynote address will be given by Prof. Peter Brooks (Princeton/Georgetown Law/Yale).

The Conference will consist of two whole-day panels: one very specific on the ...

Law and Fictional Discourse

Yale: Law and Fiction (Conference Session 2), deadline March 30

After three years of fruitful collaboration, the Yale WHCWG “Fictionality: Law. Literature. Science. Interdisciplinary Approaches” invites proposals (25 minute presentation) for its concluding conference on May 20/21, 2015 at Yale University, New Haven, CT. A selection of the conference’s papers will also be edited and published.

The keynote address will be given by Prof. Peter Brooks (Princeton/Georgetown Law/Yale).

The Conference will consist of two whole-day sessions: one very specific on the role of Fictional Discourse in ...

Romanticism and the South West

Deadline for submissions 18 March, 2015. This conference aims to explore the importance of the South West 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.

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/english/events/conferences/romanticism-sw/

MLA 2016 Panel: THE RE-GREENING of W. H. HUDSON

The publication of Green Mansions (1904) rendered the naturalist/novelist W. H. Hudson (1841 –1922) a household name. An important, prolific, and beloved naturalist, who wrote children’s literature, science fiction, travel literature, and environmental fiction, Hudson was a forerunner of modern environmentalism. Green Mansions was, for many years, mandatory reading in high school curricula, and was popular enough to have been produced as a film, starring Audrey Hepburn and Anthony Perkins, in 1959 and subsequently was translated into comic book formats by Classic Comics ...