Calls for Papers

LUCAS Graduate Conference Landscape: Interpretations, Relations, and Representations

LUCAS Graduate Conference ‘Landscape: Interpretations, Relations, and Representations (26-27 January 2017), organised by the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

Full Call for Papers:

On 26 and 27 January 2017, the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society will be hosting an international graduate conference entitled ‘Landscape: Interpretations, Relations, and Representations’. A selection of researchers and artists will be invited to participate in panels, in which their 20-minute papers and creative work will be discussed. Participants should currently be undertaking a ...

Food of the Gods Area – Film & History 2016

Food of the Gods Area at Film & History 2016 Conference

The time is ripe for us to turn our attention to food in a robust and nuanced way. More than simply looking toward loving depictions of food as a devoted handicraft or object of human labor, modern food production—which spans the same historical epoch as film production—must include a look at the ways that humans have begun to obsess or worry over food’s presence in our daily lives. Comprising the mass of worldy ...

The Strange Place of Ecocriticism: The Material as Cultural Artifact?

ASLE-Sponsored panel proposed for the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 116th Annual Conference, November 11-13, 2016, Pasadena, CA.

UPDATED Deadline: July 1, 2016

Abstract: The strange place of ecocritical discourse concerns the question of the materiality of nature as cultural artifact, or not. Paper topics for the panel may include writers as case studies to address the topic such as: Charlotte Smith, Wordsworth, Keats, Clare, Thoreau, Emerson, Dickinson, Heaney, Lowell, Bishop, Berry among others.

Panel Proposal: Lawrence Buell’s The Future of Environmental Criticism (2005) states, “The ...

Early American Hauntings: ASLE Panel at SEA

Early American Hauntings Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) session at SEA

Writings by white colonizers and their descendants in early America have represented its “wildernesses” alternately as “deserts” or waste spaces, as “howling” and dangerous, or as signifiers of American distinctiveness. Eliding the perspectives of indigenous and enslaved people, these texts construct for particular audiences an imagination of American land as both a dangerous and potentially rich site for reaping colonial fortune or building a utopic future, and, unfortunately, these ...

Symposium on Arctic Cinema

The Department of Art and Media Studies (Institutt for kunst- og medievitenskap) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Cinema Scandinavia invite proposals for presentations at its forthcoming two-day symposium on Arctic Cinema, to be held between the 21st and 22nd of November 2016 at The Faculty of Humanities, Trondheim, Norway.


Please send us your proposals to and, including the following details:

1. Name, institutional affiliation, and email address 2. Title and abstract, with at least three literature references 3. Brief ...

Anthology of Appalachian Ecocriticism and Nature Writing

We are currently seeking submissions and papers containing or relating to Appalachian nature and/or Appalachian Ecocriticism for an upcoming anthology.

Poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, one-act plays, and ecocritical essays are welcomed.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be original work and previously unpublished. While proposals are acceptable, the final work must be completed no later than August 1, 2016. Documents should be in PDF format and emailed to

The anthology is expected to be published in 2017 and authors will be notified promptly if their work has ...

Biodiversity and its Histories

Biodiversity and its Histories March 24-25, 2017 University of Cambridge, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities

The concept of ‘biodiversity’ has become one of the most crucial and complex terms in the environmental sciences. Central to the disciplines of conservation biology and environmental ethics, biodiversity operates as both fact and value in wider public debates about the preservation of species and habitats from human influence, exploitation, and destruction. Although the origins of the concept and its recent history are relatively well known, ...

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference 2016

SAMLA 88 – Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?

Deadline for General Call Submissions:  June 10, 2016

SAMLA 88’s Conference Theme, Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise is It?, asks participants to consider the dichotomies inherent in much of our literature, our literary traditions, and our history, as well as their effect on the world. If, as Wilde believed, that “progress is the realization of Utopias,” then our program cover, a juxtaposition of a 19th century map of the Trail of Tears and a 16th century map of Magellan’s Strait, prompts a ...

Global in the Local: Ecocriticism in South-east Asia

ASLE has just welcomed a brand new International Affiliate organization, ASLE-ASEAN (Association of South-east Asian Nations) into our worldwide family. We are helping them spread the word on their inaugeral conference this summer, see below:

Global in the Local: Ecocriticism in South-east Asia

First Association of South-east Asian Nations [ASEAN] Ecocritical Workshop

Bonding ASEAN together through Literary Studies, Ecological Criticism and Environmental Humanities

Announcing the First Workshop on the occasion of the launch of ASLE-ASEAN, for ASLE-ASEAN MEMBERS ONLY* ———————— Monday, 1 August – Tuesday, 2 August, 2016 At the ...

ASLE Panel at Western Literature Association Conference 2016

ASLE-Sponsored Panel at the Western Literature Association Conference 2016: “The EcoGothic and the American West”

This year’s WLA conference will be held in Big Sky, Montana, Sept. 21-24. The conference theme is “The Profane West.” Please see the conference website for details:

Over the past five years, the use of the term “ecoGothic” to describe both a type of analysis and a mode of writing has proliferated among scholars interested in environmental writing that addresses the more terrifying/horrific aspects of the natural world. To ...

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