Calls for Papers

ASLE-Brasil Biennial Conference of Literature and Environment

IV International Conference of Literature and Environment: The Demise of Nature, Narratives of Water and Forests in the Anthropocene

Biennial Conference of ASLE-Brasil

June 4 – 7, 2018 Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil For questions, email

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“Future Earths”: ASLE Session at ALA 2018


“Future Earths”: Session Sponsored by The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment at the American Literature Association 29th Annual Conference

May 24-27, 2018 San Francisco, CA Deadline: January 1, 2018

We seek proposals for an ASLE-Sponsored Session focused on American literary works that imagine/re-imagine landscapes or ecologies of the future—whether utopic, dystopic, apocalyptic, intentional (future-by-design), or more ambiguous/nuanced. These could be works of contemporary speculative and science fiction, or they could be works from the past that projected the environmental future—as seen, for example, in the tradition ...

Living Matters: The Politics and Poetics of Neglected Life Forms (ACLA 2018)

Living Matters: The Politics and Poetics of Neglected Life Forms

ACLA Seminar, 3/29-4/1, 2018 at UCLA

This American Comparative Literature Association seminar invites papers addressing life forms that have been largely neglected by the nonhuman turn, in its more immediate focus on animals, objects, and environmental forces or processes. We seek to engage the world of living matter that evades human perception or blends, object-like, into human environments—the overlapping worlds of plants, bacteria, fungi, and algae, among other quietly animate forms. How do these nonhumans ...

Travel and Literature at CEA 2018

Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2018 April 5-7 | Saint Petersburg, Florida Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront 333 1st St. South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on TRAVEL AND LITERATURE for our 49th annual conference. Submit your abstract at

The Travel and Literature area at CEA is seeking submissions on any aspect of travel and literature, including but not limited to travelogues; travel and ecocriticism; regionalism; travel ...

Planetary Cultural and Literary Studies: New Epistemologies and Relational Futures in the Age of the Anthropocene

Planetary Cultural and Literary Studies: New Epistemologies and Relational Futures in the Age of the Anthropocene

deadline for submissions: October 15, 2017 contact email: (An Interdisciplinary and Multilingual Conference on Planetary Literatures and Culture—March 22-23, 2018, Université de Montréal)

Planetary Cultural and Literary Studies has been an emerging field of research in the humanities over the past few years. Although closely related to the environmental and digital humanities and to global indigenous research agendas, the rise of planetary studies is also a response to the various ...


“The Aesthetics and Politics of Water” (Panel at ACLA 2018) March 29-April 1, 2018 at UCLA

Abstracts due: September 21, 2017, at 9am EST

Panel Co-Organizers: Kira A. Rose, Postdoctoral Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, and Maria DiBattista, Professor, Princeton University

Water has long been central to cultural, spiritual, and creative expression; its absence, presence, ebb, and flow shape how we encounter, represent, and manipulate the surrounding world. Today water is increasingly coming to the fore as our most politically contested resource, not to mention the one most ...

Opaque Media: A Workshop



“Opaque Media: A Workshop” aims to bring scholars from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Library & Information Sciences to bear on the theoretical and methodological questions that emerge from encounters with grey media; i.e., media produced outside of commercial or academic channels and pertaining to the work of government agencies and departments, NGOs, private companies, consulting firms, and university centers (to name a few). Grey media encompasses ...

“Education and Cultural Heritage” Conference in Brussel

“Education and Cultural Heritage” Conference

CONFERENCE TOPICS Topics of papers / presentations of participants will focus on the following panels:

Challenges on Philology today New approaches on Philological Sciences; Interdisciplinary relations between linguistics and literature, Dialogues of National Cultures in Literature; Language in Modern World; Language Acquisition; Intercultural Communication; Literary and Linguistic Analysis, etc.

Education Educational quality and standards; Curriculum and Pedagogy; Vocational education and Counseling; Lifelong learning; Training programs; Teaching and learning relationship; Extra-curricular activities; Assessment; Pedagogic innovations; Inclusive and Special Education; etc.

Social Sciences Gender studies; Traditions and values; ...

Indigenous Ecomedia Panel at ASLE Off-Year Virtual Symposium

Indigenous Ecomedia, panel proposal for the ASLE off-year symposium A Clockwork Green: Ecomedia in the Anthropocene

We can point to Joni Adamson’s American Indian Literature, Environmental Justice, and the Middle Ground (2001) as the first seminal work in Ecocriticism that engaged Indigenous Studies. As its title suggests, its attention was on Indigenous literature. In the ensuing fifteen years, ecocritical attention to Indigenous texts has steadily grown, such that Salma Monani and Adamson’s recent collection, Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies: Conversations from Earth to Cosmos (2016) showcase multiple media—from literature to photographs ...

Ecology of Disaster (ACLA 2018)

This is a CFP for presentations for the 2018 American Comparative Literature Association in Los Angeles, March 29 – April 1.

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Extreme weather. Defaunation and the sixth mass extinction. The great Pacific garbage patch. Desertification. Coral bleaching. Catastrophic climate change.

We invite scholars across disciplines to consider how ecological disaster shapes and reshapes our social, aesthetic, and political categories. Ecological disaster is at once paralyzing and catalytic, the source of great suffering but also a potential trigger for creative social praxis. It unsettles ...

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