Calls for Papers

4th International Conference on Comics as Visual Literature

The Literary Seminary consists of an active student body – members who are passionate about bringing an inculcation of the reading habit to the student society. As a result, we have planned to conduct an International Conference on the theme ‘Comics as Visual Literature’ from 2nd – 4th September 2015. We have discovered that comics and graphic novels can be used as an effective means of communication, especially to the present generation.

In order to take the first step towards change, a group of ...

Anti/Post-disciplinarity Rethinking Academic Paradigms

Anti/Post-disciplinarity: Rethinking Academic Paradigms

Conference dates: Wednesday December 9 – Thursday December 10, 2015 Venue: Conference Hall at the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences in Kairouan

Human knowledge ranges from pure science to pure myth. In between lies a broad gamut of conceptually different cognitive experiences and patterns of perception which represent the world in visions and theories. The authority to produce and authenticate/validate knowledge, that which allows for theoretically informed descriptions and explanations of the nature of any given social, cultural or linguistic phenomenon, ...

Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT)

From artist Hans Bellmer’s distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke’s “dust” in a “corner of a foreign field,” to Virginia Woolf’s “orts, scraps, and fragments,” bodies – textual, phenomenological, cultural, political, and physical – seem to fall to pieces in modernism. How can we conceptualize the modern body in light of its affective and ecological surrounds?

Broadly, this panel at NeMLA 2016 seeks to examine these ecologies of bodies and their surrounds in modernism. Specifically, we endeavor to explore textual bodies and their composition (or ...

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 ...