Calls for Papers

Breaking New Ground: Pluralistic Approaches to Global Ecocriticism Graduate Conference

Call for Papers- Breaking New Ground: Pluralistic Approaches to Global Ecocriticism Friday, March 3, 2017 – Saturday, March 4, 2017 Graduate Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures University of Maryland-College Park

Keynote speaker: Dr. Stephanie Posthumus, McGill University Abstract proposals deadline extended to January 9, 2017

“For technological breakthroughs, legislative reforms, and paper covenants about environmental welfare to take effect, or even to be generated in the first place, requires a climate of transformed environmental values, perception, and will. To that end, the power of story, ...

SLSA (Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts) Panel at ASLE 2017

Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery ASLE Twelfth Biennial Conference, June 20 – 24, 2017 Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

This SLSA (Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts) sponsored panel at ASLE welcomes creative and/or scholarly work on the arts and/or sciences of resistance. Topics may include:

Public health and environmental justice; methods derived from climatology, paleontology, geology; changes in the weather reporting; post/industrial ecologies; urban ecology; urban nature/parks/green spaces, urban planning; planned resilience; cities and climate change; ecotopias, urban renaissance, new urbanisms Recovering conservation, ecofeminism, Deep Ecology,critical race ...

ASLE 2017 Panel: The Future(s) of Science Fiction

The Future(s) of Science Fiction

This panel takes ASLE’s theme of “Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery” into the speculative and the (im)possible, investigating connections between science fiction, ecology and environmentalism, and narrative theory. Panelists are invited to present on sci-fi counter-forms (both in prose and verse) that challenge traditional narrative modes, especially when engaging issues of otherness, gender, race, human/animal, extinction, recovery, and space. These might be, but are not limited to texts that formally acknowledge uncertainty, decay, spontaneity, fluctuation, and chaos, both as scientific ...

Rust Belt Resistance: MMLA Panel at ASLE 2017

Rust Belt Resistance: MMLA Panel at ASLE 2017

Deadline Extended: December 15, 2016

As an affiliated organization, the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) organizes a panel at ASLE’s biennial conference (June 20-24, 2017; Wayne State University, Detroit, MI).

In keeping with the conference theme for ASLE 2017 (“Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery”) the MMLA-sponsored panel topic is “Rust Belt Resistance.” In the public imagination, the Rust Belt is seldom associated with “resistance,” yet recent events belie the image of this region as passively resigned to decay. Beginning ...

Art of Communication

Art of Communication International Conference 24-25 March 2017 – Warsaw, Poland organised by Interdisciplinary Research Foundation

Keynote speaker: Prof. Aniela Korzeniowska, University of Warsaw

The English language has become nowadays the world’s universal language. It is the most used language in international business, science, medicine, trade and cultural relations. Any linguistic discussions or debates involve the issue of the language change. It is generally known that languages develop rapidly nowadays, due to a variety of reasons, both internal and external. The observation of a language inside the society ...

ASLE 2017 Panel, Philip Levine: Poet of Detroit

ASLE 2017 Panel CFP Philip Levine: Poet of Detroit

This year’s ASLE conference is hosted by Wayne State University, the alma mater of one of America’s greatest poets: recently deceased Pulitzer Prize-winner Philip Levine (1928-2015). This panel welcomes 20 minute presentations on aspects Levine and his work, seeking fresh perspectives on the many landscapes that animate his half century of poetry, including Detroit, Spain, California, and New York.

Please send brief bio and 250 word abstract to William Stroup at by extended deadline of December ...

ASLE 2017 Panel: Reinhabiting Autopia

Reinhabiting Autopia (panel or roundtable for ASLE 2017)

“The future sure isn’t what it used to be, is it?” This paradoxical observation—made by a twenty-first-century inhabitant of a nineteenth-century-style “patchwork [settlement] of spare parts, salvage, and refuse, both material and human” that has mushroomed in the shadow of a now-useless freeway interchange in Albany, New York in James Howard Kunstler’s post-apocalyptic novel World Made by Hand—represents the kind of thinking that ecocritics and everyone else in the developed world will be engaging in more ...

Violence and Society

Violence and Society International Conference 18 March 2017 – Warsaw, Poland organised by Interdisciplinary Research Foundation

Violence has become one of the features of the present-day world. Although it has existed throughout times, playing undoubtedly an important role in the development of any society. The analysis of violence is one of the most complicated and controversial issues nowadays, as it may cover different levels of violence – interpersonal, institutional, collective; as well as different forms of violence – racist crime, homophobic or sexist crime, genocide etc. The ...

ASLE 2017, Unreal Cities: New Narrative Forms for Urban Environs

Unreal Cities: New Narrative Forms for Urban Environs, panel call for ASLE 2017 conference.

How do we narrate cities? How do we recover the stories of settled areas, without falling back to tired and/or rusted-out tropes? Theoretical, creative responses welcome.

Email paper abstracts to Thomas Hallock,, by December 12, 2016.

International Conference on “Environmental Justice Culture, Resistance and Ethics”

Concept Note “Environmental Justice initiatives specifically attempt to redress the disproportionate incidence of environmental contamination in communities of the poor and/or communities of colour, to secure for those affected the right to live unthreatened by the risks posed by environmental degradation and contamination, and to afford equal access to natural resources that sustain life and culture.” – Joni Adamson, Mei Mei Evans & Rachel Stein, Introduction to The Environmental Justice Reader: Politics, Poetics, & Pedagogy

Discoursing the politics of environmental justice, Gordon Walker asks ...

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