Calls for Papers

Seminar at ASAP: “Our Everyday Planet, or The Banality of Environmental Evil”

ASAP/9 Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present conference, Berkeley, CA, October 26-28, 2017.

Seminar: “Our Everyday Planet, or The Banality of Environmental Evil”

Eco-criticism has in the last ten years been grappling with problems of massive scale. Concepts like the “hyperobject” refer to spans of space and time that encompass entire systems of interconnectivity, while the quantity of data to be analyzed threatens to engulf environmentalists in an “infowhelm.” Such sublime grandeur helps to conceptualize the magnitude of the problems with ...

CFP: Food Cultures, Mobility and Migration

Food Cultures, Mobility and Migration: 15-16 September 2017 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Keynote speaker Prof. David E. Sutton (Southern Illinois University) ‘Cooking, the senses and moral economies: reflections on food in crisis Greece’

Call for papers: As societies and the goods that they produce become increasingly mobile, and as time and money for leisure activity become more readily available in European and American societies, food has become not just a reflection of the geographical and cultural context in which it is produced, prepared and consumed, but a marker ...


INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY at the annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association – Eastern Division January 3-6, 2018

Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, Savannah, Georgia

The International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP) invites paper proposals in the form of 500-600 word abstracts. Proposals for either individual papers or sessions organized around a specific topic (with not more than three presenters) will be considered.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 15, 2017. Notice of selection will arrive by early June. Note that all ...

Panel at ASAP: Ocean Planet: Sea Level Rise, Public Art Installations and Civic Engagement

Conference: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present – ASAP/9 October 26-28, 2017 Hosted by UC-Berkeley at the Oakland Marriott City Centre

Panel: Ocean Planet: Sea Level Rise, Public Art Installations and Civic Engagement We live on an Ocean Planet, that is, one constituted by about 75% of oceans. Given climate change induced sea level rise and that 40% of the U.S. population lives on the coastlines, making future shorelines visible and mitigating the impact of sea level rise will become a major ...



International conference at Lund University, the Pufendorf Institute

Hosted by the European Association for Critical Animal Studies

26th – 28th of October 2017

Keynote Speakers: Zipporah Weisberg, independent scholar Volker Sommer, professor of Evolutionary Anthropology.

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Historically, nonhuman animals have been placed outside the realm of society and the social. Often relegated to being part of ‘nature,’ nonhuman animals are often represented as the passive and subordinate counterpart of ‘culture’. These ...

Storytelling and Environmental Justice in the West: ASLE Panel at WLA


This year the Western Literature Association (WLA) will hold its annual conference in Minneapolis, October 25-28. The conference theme is “Sweet Land, Mighty Waters: Myth and Storytelling West of the Mississippi.” As an affiliated organization, ASLE has a guaranteed panel at the WLA conference. This year the theme of the ASLE-sponsored panel will be “Storytelling and Environmental Justice in the West.” Taking seriously the conference theme of myth and storytelling, the panel seeks submissions that consider how the ...

H2O: Life and Death

H2O: Life and Death

15 & 16 September, 2017 An interdisciplinary conference organised by the J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, University of Adelaide (Australia)

Call for Submissions

Waters are contested entities that are currently at the centre of most scientific discussions about sustainability. Discourse around water management underlines both the serious absence and devastating overabundance of water: rising sea levels compete against desertification; hurricanes and floods follow periods of prolonged drought.

As we increasingly pollute, canalise and desalinate waters, the ambiguous nature of our relationship with ...

In Other Tongues

In Other Tongues is now accepting registrations. Held at the beautiful Dartington Hall in southwest England from June 7-14 2017, it comprises an international gathering/conference from June 7-9 followed by a small-group residential short course from June 10-14.

We are still accepting submissions to our Film Programme. If you have a film that is relevant to the themes, please contact us at

Keynote speakers at the conference are Prof. Wendy Wheeler and poet Alyson Hallett; other presenters include sound artist Tony Whitehead, leading us ...

Ecology, Economy, and Cultures of Resistance: Oikoi of the North American World

Ecology, Economy, and Cultures of Resistance: Oikoi of the North American World A two-day symposium at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, 29-30 June 2017

Extended deadline: March 17, 2017

Ecology and economy are inextricable. From the ‘oeconomy of nature’ theorized by Thomas Burnet, and later Carl Linnaeus, to the recent turn in the social sciences that reconsiders the Anthropocene as the Capitalocene, the interwoven global history of these two fields of thought makes their conceptual separation impracticable.

This two-day symposium considers the ...

21st International James Fenimore Cooper & Susan Fenimore Cooper Conference

21st International James Fenimore Cooper & Susan Fenimore Cooper Conference September 27 – 30, 2017 SUNY College at Oneonta Oneonta, NY

We seeking papers that address the theme “Watersheds.” In its geographical sense, a watershed is a region where rivers come together and define a landscape. At the same time a watershed is a moment, a point in history of dramatic and sudden change. The Coopers’ writing reflects both sense of this word. They made the upper Susquehanna region central to their literary imaginations, and their writings reflect ...

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