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March 18, 2019

ASLE Seeks Proposals for 2021 Conference Site

We are currently seeking a site for 2021!  Read more: Request for Proposals ASLE 2021.

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment hosts a large international conference every other year. These are five-day gatherings, usually occurring in mid- to late June. Conference attendance has been growing steadily for the past decade. Recent conferences have included from 800-1200 participants from approximately 30 countries, and been hosted by such institutions as Wayne State University (2017), the University of Idaho (2015), the University of Kansas (2013), ...

Time, Revolution, and Environment in French Studies

Please see the following CFP for a Special Session at the 2020 MLA Convention:

This panel explores French and Francophone literary and filmic depictions of human and ecological upheaval, with a focus on how these works critically engage with the notion of change over time. Please send 250-word abstracts.

Gender Diversity in Music and Art

16-19 July 2019 University of Western Australia

Hosted by the Conservatorium of Music, this four-day international conference will focus on vital, diverse and inspiring music and art making by women and gender-diverse artists and scholars. Spotlighting otherwise under-recognised contributions to the development of music and art, Gender Diversity in Music and Art will both showcase and discuss the representations of this work in academia, industry and the everyday. The conference draws together the discussions that emerged from the Women in the Creative Arts (ANU 2017) ...

Artificial Reefs as Immersed Noah’s Arch?

Professor Charles-François Boudouresque, marine biologist involved in Artificial Reefs projects in Mediterranean France, suggested we should stop building houses for humans along the coast but rather we should anticipate our liquid futures by creating houses for fishes. Flood here, serves as an argument to reconsider our watery incursions. Artificial Reefs, and all the diving apparatuses going with it are an interesting place to explore how conscious attempts of changing our underwater tales and relationships, which often takes sea as the hypernatural wilderness to ...

Indigenous Literatures and the Anthropocene (MLA 2020)

For those who might be interested in going to the Modern Language Association convention…For MLA 2020 in Seattle, Melanie Benson Taylor and I are organizing a guaranteed session on Indigenous Literatures and the Anthropocene. How do Indigenous writers (in any time period) envision, theorize, reclaim Indigenous futures? How does Indigenous environmental or speculative writing respond to notions of the Anthropocene? 300-word abstracts to Melanie.B.Taylor@dartmouth.edu and eandersd@gmu.edu by March 20.

MLA 2020 meets January 9-12, 2020 in Seattle. If you’re not currently a member of ...

Italian Ecocriticism Panels at MLA

Title: Italian Ecocriticism E-mail Address: serenella.iovino@unc.edu Description & Requirements: Representations of ecological and environmental issues, including but not limited to interspecies relationships, climate, gender, justice, activism, migrations, landscapes, places, animal studies, and the Anthropocene in Italian literature and film. Abstracts and bios to serenella.iovino@unc.edu. Submission Deadline: Sunday, 31 March 2019

Contact Serenella Iovino (serenella.iovino@unc.edu) U of North Carolina

Title: Becoming Italians? Migrant Literature, Arts, Media and Film E-mail Address: elenapast@wayne.edu Description & Requirements: This panel seeks to define and map the scope of media in Italian, including literature, film, music, and art, by first- and second-generation migrants, and to ...