Calls for Papers

Ecomedia Panel(s) at ASLE 2019

The Ecomedia Special Interest Group seeks submissions for at least one Ecomedia session at ASLE 2019. The conference takes place June 26-30, 2019, at the University of California, Davis.

“Paradise on Fire” is the theme of the 2019 conference, and plenary addresses will be given by Ursula Heise, Cherríe Moraga, Melissa K. Nelson, and Nnedi Okorafor. We would therefore encourage paper or session proposals that engage with the conference theme or the work of the plenary speakers, but these connections are not required for ...

Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) ASLE 2019 Panel

We are seeking submissions for the ASLE-SFRA panel at ASLE 2019, running June 26-30, 2019 at the University of California, Davis. SFRA and ASLE have an established relationship and SFRA members are guaranteed one panel focused on intersections of science fiction and ecological concerns and criticism at each major conference.

“Paradise on Fire” is the 2019 theme. One of the plenary addresses will be given by Nnedi Okorafor, and the ASLE call for panels invokes Margaret Atwood and Octavia Butler, so the event is ...

Race, Class, and Environment in 19th- and Early-20th-Century Literature (ASLE Panel at NeMLA 2019)

CFP: NeMLA (ASLE Session): Race, Class, and Environment in 19th- and Early-20th-Century Literature

50th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) March 21-24, 2019 Washington, DC

Race, Class, and Environment in 19th- and Early-20th-Century Literature (ASLE Session) Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)

Drawing on the conference theme, this session interrogates how intersecting concepts of race, class, and environment have undergirded “processes of trans-culturation that have characterized modernity,” with a particular focus on narratives of ecological inequity that preceded the environmental justice ...

Cognitive Ecocriticism: NeMLA Panel

2019 Northeast MLA convention panel

Washington D.C., March 21-24, 2019

This panel proposes to bring together scholars whose work combines ecocriticism and cognitivist approaches to literature for the purpose of considering the potential of the ongoing dialogue between these two fields. Ecocriticism typically looks at how environment is represented and how humans can create an optimal relationship with the non-human world. Cognitive science is generally interested in how humans represent concepts to ourselves and how we make meaning out of those concepts. An understanding of ...



[…] “the human soul is fated to wide-eyed responsibility In life”   (D.H.Lawrence, “Man and Bat”)

Call for papers D.H.Lawrence has often been viewed as a post-romantic nature writer. Instead of looking back towards the 19th century writers who influenced him, we propose to consider how his literary practice and the philosophy that underlies it herald the ecocritical turn of the late 20th century. Broadly speaking, ecocriticism focuses on the ...

Time in Variance: ISST Conference 2019

Proposals on land art, environmental ethics and hermeneutics, and ecological webs are invited for Time in Variance, a conference of the International Society for the Study of Time, in June 2019 at Loyola Marymount U in Los Angeles. Accepted papers may be submitted to the society’s journal or book series for publication.  Deadline May 30, 2018.


Northern Osmosis: Literary Viscosity as Material Solidarity (IONA 2019)

Ic þa wiht geseah on weg feran heo wæs wrætlice wundrū gegierwed Wundor wearð on wege wæter wearð to bane

I saw the wight going on its way It was splendidly, wonderfully arrayed The wonder was on the wave; water became bone.

– Exeter Book Riddle 7 (Baum)

In Water and Gestationality: What Flows Beneath Ethics (2013), Mielle Chandler and Astrida Neimanis describe a feminist, eco-materialist theory of watery sociality. Understanding water in its material and metaphoric modes, Chandler and ...

PAMLA 2018 – Anthropocene Special Session

PAMLA 2018 Special Session

“Acting Out: The Role of Environmental Humanities in the Anthropocene”

deadline for submissions: May 15, 2018

Proposals are invited for a Special Session of PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2018, which will meet November 9-11, 2018, in Bellingham, Washington. The conference theme is “Acting, Roles, Stages.”

This panel invites speakers to consider the role of the humanities (and the “actors” within various academic disciplines) in anthropogenic contexts and possible climate futures. In what ways might we translate, mediate and act out ...

“Bites Here and There”: Literal and Metaphorical Cannibalism across Disciplines

“Bites Here and There”: Literal and Metaphorical Cannibalism across Disciplines

17th November 2018 University of Warwick Funded by the Humanities Research Centre and the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies

Call for papers Deadline: 17th July 2018 Keynote speaker: Professor Manuel Barcia (University of Leeds)

Since Antiquity, eating practices have helped regulate human differences, and anthropophagy served as a marker of difference across cultures in order to underline improper diets, as well as to metaphorically describe inappropriate relationships between people from the nuclear family to wider spheres of socio-political structures. ...

ASLE Panel at WLA: The Geologic West

Call for Papers for the ASLE sponsored panel at the 2018 WLA conference (Oct. 24-27 in St. Louis): The Geologic West

Although a geological turn in cultural studies has tended to bring the long duree of deep time into the frame of analysis, the geological features of the U.S. West are actually much younger than other regions of the national landscape. How then does the West and its literature open up new ways of thinking about deep time? How else might a shift of ...

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