Calls for Papers

“Experimental Writing in the Anthropocene”: ASLE-sponsored panel at MLA 2022

“Experimental Writing in the Anthropocene”: ASLE-sponsored panel at MLA 2022 (Washington DC) Organized by Dr. Eric Schmaltz (Co-Chair) and Dr. Orchid Tierney (Co-Chair, ASLE member)

In The Poethical Wager (2003), Joan Retallack investigates poetry’s relationship to direct social action to interrogate its affordances as a mode of intervention into the conditions of catastrophe, crisis, and precarity. Following Retallack, we wonder what responsibilities does experimental poetry––poetry that swerves away from conventional forms of linguistic and formal meaning-making––has during times of complex social, political, and ecological turbulence? ...

“Apocalyptic Realisms: An Environmental Humanities Roundtable” (MLA 2022)

“Apocalyptic Realisms: An Environmental Humanities Roundtable” (MLA 2022) Organized by Rebecca Oh

A non-guaranteed roundtable with the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

The sixth extinction, ecological collapse, resource exhaustion, forced migration, megaslums, intensifying inequality, and every IPCC report suggest that apocalyptic futures have become the global present, that the end times are our times. But the new sense that the end of the world has arrived is old news for many, including residents of the global South, indigenous communities under settler colonialism, and ...

Hemingway Society Founders Fellowship

Each year the Hemingway Society accepts applications for its Lewis-Reynolds-Smith Founders Fellowship grant, and typically makes up to two awards of up to $1,000 each to support the development of a Hemingway-related project. Projects on Hemingway and the environment, animals, hunting, travel, modernization and other topics of particular interest to ASLE members are welcome. For more information or to apply please visit

Religion and Environment: Relations and Relationality conference (Feb. 19-28, 2021)

The International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture is a community of scholars interested in religion, nature, and culture. We are dedicated to helping scholars think across disciplines and foster critical inquiry and engaged scholarship. Registration is now open for the upcoming Religion and Environment: Relations and Relationality online conference at Arizona State University from Feb. 19-28, 2021.

This is a year of pandemic, a year of disruption, a year in which struggles for racial and economic justice can no longer ...

Crises: Climate and Critique in the Literature and Arts of the English-Speaking World

Crises: Climate and Critique in the Literature and Arts of the English-Speaking World after 1800

International conference in Paris · November 18 – 20, 2021

University Sorbonne Nouvelle

Our times are marked, perhaps even defined, by crisis: sanitary, economic, social and epistemic crises but also (and perhaps more prominently) ecological and climate crises, which gave rise to the “crisis of the imagination” identified by Lawrence Buell in 1995. Twenty years later, the matter stands unresolved, driving writer Amitav Gosh to declare in 2016: “the climate crisis ...

Resistance and Resilience: Envisioning the Future

Virtual Graduate Student Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures University of Maryland, College Park March 5-6, 2021 via Zoom

This interdisciplinary graduate conference seeks to investigate how literary, cinematic, and other mediums interrogate, shape, and embody strategies of resistance and resilience and imagine alternative futures in contemporary and historical contexts across the globe. In the midst of a deadly pandemic, among other social, political, economic, and environmental crises on local and global scales, envisioning the future can become an act of resilience and resistance. ...

MCLLM 2021 Call for Proposals

The 29th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, is currently accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations from individuals and panels for the 2021 conference, which will take place ONLINE this year, April 2-3, 2021.

This year’s conference theme, “Third Space,” encourages argument-driven papers and original creative works that explore topics concerned with representation and participation among a variety of identities (race, class, gender, etc.) in private, public and third spaces, and across mediums (literature, film, television, ...

CFP: Narrating Violence and Environments in Latin America (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

In After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene (2015), Jedediah Purdy describes what he calls the “environmental imagination,” which comprises “how we see and how we learn to see, how we suppose the world works, how we suppose that it matters, and what we feel we have at stake in it. It is an implicit, everyday metaphysics, the bold speculations buried in our ordinary lives” (6-7). Amidst the gravity of the Anthropocene today, Purdy examines the linkages between environmental imagination and “ways of ...


Call for Papers: College Art Association Conference February 10-13, 2021 New York

Transforming the Ecological Turn: Activism, Prefiguration and the Environmental Humanities

Chairs: Siobhan Angus, Yale University and Martabel Wasserman, Stanford University Discussant: T.J. Demos, University of California, Santa Cruz

This panel centers questions of justice, praxis, and prefiguration in the context of ecological crisis. With the rise of the environmental humanities, environmental justice has emerged as an important theme in ecocriticism. However, more work needs to be done to integrate these perspectives that analyze racial, economic, gender, and class-based inequalities into art historical analysis. As ...

A New Poetics of Space: Literary Walks in times of Pandemics and Climate Change

A New Poetics of Space: Literary Walks in times of Pandemics and Climate Change Online conference: 7 December 2020 Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden Keynote Speakers: Professor Anne D. Wallace (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and Professor Jon Hegglund (Washington State University) Organisers: Dr Lucy Jeffery & Professor Vicky Angelaki

In the Exeter Book (c. 975), the speaker in an Anglo-Saxon lament entitled ‘The Wanderer’ elegises over the plight of a ‘lone-dweller’ who, ‘weary of hardships’ and ‘the death of kinsmen’, ‘longs for relief’ as he follows ...

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