Calls for Papers

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 ...

Inhabiting immersive territories

Inhabiting immersive territories: neuroscientific and ecological perspectives on literature, videogames and the arts in the Anthropocene

Institut du monde Anglophone Sorbonne Nouvelle University 5, rue de l’École de médecine 75006 Paris

June 22-23, 2018

While our natural habitat is being degraded by our inability to develop sustainable lifestyles on a planetary scale, arts create immersive environments, opening up new modes of inhabitation. Videogames, literature, cinema, theater, and visual arts design territories, inviting us to explore and to wander, to roam and to contemplate; unproductive activities that disrupt the ...

Quite Frankly: It’s a Monster Conference

Quite Frankly: It’s a Monster Conference University Club of Western Australia 18-19 October 2018

“Once I falsely hoped to meet with beings who, pardoning my outward form, would love me for the excellent qualities which I was capable of unfolding.” ― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

“I find no shame in acknowledging my egalitarian relationship with non-human material Being; everything emerges from the same matrix of possibilities” ― Susan Stryker, My Words to Victor Frankenstein Above the Village of Chamounix – Performing Transgender Rage*

Call for papers: We are looking for ...

Developing Research Skills Workshop

The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers who would like to improve their academic research skills in order to succeed in studies and in career. Flexible and interactive, this workshop will provide an overview of research, including how to find information, generate the aims of a project, read critically, evaluate sources, and manage a research project. We will focus on how to find all necessary and appropriate resources using the most comprehensive and efficient methods and how to develop ...

2nd JRAAS Anglo-American Studies Meeting: An International Conference

The JRAAS team is pleased to announce the 2nd JRAAS Anglo-American Studies Meeting, which aims to give students the opportunity to present papers on subjects connected to Anglo-American studies, as a way to promote their active involvement in the academia.

In the last decades, Anglo-American Studies have been promoting an interdisciplinary approach, aiming to establish a dialogue between several research areas. Following the same guidelines, our Get-Together intends to welcome multiple perspectives on varied fields, which the audience will be invited to link, so ...

ASLE Panel at Midwest MLA 2018

This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Kansas City, MO November 15th-18th. Please see the conference website for details:

In response to the MMLA conference theme “Consuming Cultures,” this panel seeks papers that engage the Anthropocene, a concept that radically challenges the very notion of a human culture that exists separately from nonhuman nature. Of particular interest are papers that explore how the Anthropocene intersects with literary studies: what does it mean to consume literary culture—to read, to write ...

6th International Symposium on Literature and Environment in East Asia

Update: the submission deadline is now extended to March 19.

War and Peace: Militarism, Biopolitics and the Environment in East Asia

October 20-21, 2018 National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment in Taiwan (ASLE-Taiwan), in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University, invites proposals for the 6th International Symposium on Literature and Environment in East Asia (ISLE-EA) to be held during October 20-21, 2018 at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. The major theme of the ...

The Metaphor of the Monster

Mississippi State University Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures Symposium The Metaphor of the Monster Friday, September 21 – Saturday, September 22, 2018 Deadline for abstract submission: Tuesday, July 1st, 2018

Conference Web Site:

Call for Papers:

Mermaids, giants, gorgons, harpies, dragons, cyclopes, hermaphrodites, cannibals, amazons, crackens, were-wolves, barbarians, savages, zombies, vampires, angels, demons-all of those inhabit and represent our deepest fears of attack and hybridization, but also our deepest desires of transgression. Frequently described in antithetical terms, monsters were frequently read in the past as ...

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