Calls for Papers

Sowell Collection Conference

Please read this announcement with hope! Our conference is generally small but very friendly and entertaining. If we cannot meet in person in October, we will host a virtual conference instead. We also like to publish the proceedings in AE: A Journal of Literature, Community and the Natural World. Also, since I’m still working at home, I’m unable to update the website with information on the upcoming conference, my apologies.


The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is once again celebrating the ...

Extended CFP: Erasure and the Environment Conference

Extended CFP: Erasure and the Environment Conference Loughborough University, 17-18th September 2020 Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent)

In our contemporary moment, erasure is everywhere. Material disappearances abound as rising seas swallow low-lying island nations, as drought extends far beyond traditional aridity zones, and as hurricanes and flash floods destroy towns with alarming regularity. Cultural losses follow as communities are forced to adapt or migrate, surrendering historic traditions and lifestyles to global warming in the name of survival. Loss, here, leads to loss, where ...

Gothic Nature III: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic

Gothic Nature III:  New Directions in Ecohorroand the EcoGothic The University of Roehampton, London: Friday October 30th, 2020

Symposium and Issue 2 Launch 

NB: We are acutely aware that this CFP coincides with extremely uncertain times re COVID-19. Of course, it is currently unknown when gatherings of people will be able to resume as normal. We have every intention of holding this event in October, but first and foremost must prioritise the safety of our attendees. If necessary, we will either postpone the conference or host it ...

Updated deadline – Mapping the Environmental Humanities: The Emerging Role of GIS in Ecocriticism

Call for Book Chapters

Mapping the Environmental Humanities: The Emerging Role of GIS in Ecocriticism

Issues related to the global environment, planetary health, and the related survival of all species, including humans, represent fields of study that are urgently pursued by scientists, scholars, and policymakers alike as we try to make sense of and find solutions to the present and future impacts of climate change. One of the more recent scholarly endeavours involves the mapping technologies of Geographic Information Systems and how they are being used to ...

MLA 2021 SPECIAL SESSION: “Ecology and Environmentalism in Mexican, Central American and Latin/o American Literature and Visual Arts.”

This panel examines works from Mexico, Central America and Latin/o American authors that emphasize an environmental perspective: Urban Ecology, Ecofeminism, Indigenous Perspectives, Animal/Plant Studies, Migration and Climate Change, Utopian and Dystopian Scenarios, and other perspectives. Please, send a 250-word abstract and a short bio.

Extended deadline: 03/30/2020

ASLE Panel at RMMLA 2020

Proposals are now being accepted for the ASLE permanent panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association (RMMLA) annual convention. This year’s conference will take place October 8–10 in Boulder, Colorado. Proposals on any topic related to ecocriticism and the environmental arts and humanities are welcome, including pedagogical papers. Proposals of 250–300 words should be sent to Lowell Wyse at [email protected] by March 31, 2020.

Science Fiction Research Association 2020: ASLE session

The cfp for the 2020 Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) conference, July 8-11 at Indiana University in Bloomington, is now live. ASLE and SFRA have a guaranteed panel at each other’s conferences. If you’re interested in organizing a panel and/or in proposing a paper for a panel, please connect with Andy Hageman and Bridgitte Barclay, your current ASLE-SFRA liaisons: email to: hagean03 (at) The 2020 SFRA theme is Forms of Fabulation. The conference takes as core concept Fabulation as practice of imagining otherwise in the construction of reality as ...

MLA 2021 Special Session: “The Final Frontier: Space, Race, and Survival in Speculative Fiction”

This panel will investigate space exploration in speculative literatures. We particularly welcome papers that consider rhetorics of survivalism, racial supremacy, colonization, and/or ecocide that have informed speculative imaginations of space travel and planetary conquest.

Please submit abstracts (~250 words) and CVs to Tyler Harper (New York University) at [email protected] and Smaran Dayal (New York University) at [email protected]

MLA 2021 Special Session: Depression-era Environmental Literature in the U.S.

Dust storms. Flooding. The fear of nuclear fallout. While literary critics associate American authors of the 1930s and 40s with leftist political and economic thought, they often ignore concern in the period’s literature and other cultural works with major environmental crises. In my forthcoming book, The Green Depression: American Ecoliterature of the 1930s and 40s (U of Miss. Press, Oct. 2020), I identify ways that depression-era literature contributed to shifts in conservationist thought during the period that would lay the groundwork for the ...

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