Calls for Papers

(Re)Thinking Landscape: Ways of Knowing/Ways of Being

(Re)thinking Landscape: Ways of knowing / Ways of being

September 29 – October 1, 2022 Yale University

The cumulative crises of anthropogenic climate change, Indigenous land and water defender campaigns, and calls to decolonize museums, universities and other cultural spaces have directed attention to the material structures of power that shape our interaction with place. If landscape studies have traditionally focused on questions of representation and cultural imaginaries, how does taking land seriously as a category prompt a rethinking of landscape? Landscapes have real, material impacts ...

7th Annual Eastern Sierra History Conference

The 7th Annual Eastern Sierra History Conference, happening from October 28-30, 2022, seeks to enhance awareness, enrich knowledge, and generate recognition of the diverse and complex heritage of the Eastern Sierra region. We are seeking presentations on the history and culture of the Eastern Sierra, the contiguous geographic areas of Inyo and Mono counties and nearby deserts, along with research that may have taken place outside of the region but is related to the history and culture of the area. Selected presenters will ...

Water Works: The Arts of Water Management, 1500-1800

At a time of environmental crisis, studying histories of the manipulation of natural resources has never been more important. While our ancestors used different terms to talk of such matters, they engaged with (or stridently disengaged from) the same questions.

This symposium aims to draw together expertise from across disciplines to engage with managed and mechanical water systems in the period 1500-1800. Our focus is on how humans have sought to make water work for them–for not only practical but also artistic purposes.

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Living with Climate Change: Perspectives from the Humanities and Beyond

The American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum invites innovative paper proposals from scholars in all fields whose work explores the topic of climate change from a humanities perspective. While the impact of climate change has generated numerous scientific studies and advancements, it has also influenced work across the arts and humanities, inspiring new questions, analytics, and approaches for considering the relationship between humans and the natural world.

Inspired by its 2022 exhibition Becoming Weatherwise: A History of Climate Science in America, the American Philosophical ...

The Coronavirus Pandemic: An Environmental Humanities Perspective

The Coronavirus Pandemic: An Environmental Humanities Perspective,” a conference convened as part of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) project “Air and Environmental Health in the (Post-)COVID-19 World,” invites abstract submissions for consideration. This three-day on-site event will take place at the University of Vienna on February 15-17, 2023, with keynote speakers Dr Cymene Howe (Rice University) and Dr Eben Kirksey (Deakin University).

The COVID-19 pandemic is identified as resulting from human-animal entanglement, or multispecies interactions between individuals and collective populations in proximity, and has ...

ASLE-UKI Biennial Conference

ASLE-UKI Biennial Conference: Northumbria 2022 Call for Papers

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK and Ireland, Biennial Conference 2022‘: Epochs, Ages, and Cycles: Time and the Environment’

6–8 September 2022, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Plenary Speakers include:Samantha Walton (Bath Spa University) Elizabeth-Jane Burnett (Northumbria University)

Northumbria University is delighted to host the 2022 Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK and Ireland. The purpose of ASLE-UKI is to encourage scholarship, criticism, and appreciation of environmental literature and of the ...

PAMLA Panel: 20th- and 21st-century Environmental Literature in Latin America

Proposed special session panel for PAMLA 2022: “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian” UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California November 11-13, 2023

We invite papers that address Environmental Literature in Latin America from the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Topics could include environmental philosophies in Latin America, Indigenous environmental perspectives, ecocritical analyses of 20th- and 21st-century Latin American and Indigenous texts, environmental justice literature, climate fiction, environmental activist literature, or contemporary narratives (films, novels, novelles, cuento, microfiction, or poetry) that ...

ASLE Panel at Midwest MLA

This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Minneapolis, MN November 16th-21, 2022. Please see the conference website for details:

In response to the MMLA 2022 theme “Post-Now” this panel seeks papers that deal with environmental futures. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

-cli-fi or speculative ecofiction -Afrofuturist ecology -decolonial environmentalism -the future of ecocriticism / emergent trends in -ecocriticism, ecotheory, and/or environmental humanities -postgrowth rhetorics or imaginaries; postsustainability -climate justice and covid recovery -imagining or critiquing a post-Anthropocene

Proposals focused on any area of literature ...

From the Black Death to COVID-19: Airborne Diseases in History, Literature, and Culture

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The virtual conference “From the Black Death to COVID-19: Airborne Diseases in History, Literature, and Culture,” organized as part of the FWF project “Air and Environmental Health in the (Post-)COVID-19 World,” invites you to submit an abstract for consideration. The aim of this conference is to highlight health and medical perspectives on airborne diseases and pandemics, particularly in relation to their historical representation in Anglophone and postcolonial cultural and literary narratives. Presentations will take an in-depth look at how these representations ...

CHANGE! Samla 94 – 2022

FRENCH STUDIES – Panel Call for proposals at SAMLA 2022

“Challenging Humanity’s Answers to Nature’s Global Evolution (*CHANGE): Anthropocene Poetics of French and Francophone Literature and Cinema”

Through History, French and Francophone intellectuals and artists have frequently represented the ever-changing human relationship with Nature through their works. Yet, since the Industrial Revolution, people must not only adapt to their environment to thrive, but they are also defined by it. The implications of climate change for ecological, physical, and sociological systems are profound and disturbing. “The ...

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