Hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods, and freezes-southern literature has long depicted the challenges of humans enduring drastic conditions inflicted on them by erratic weather. The relationship between nonhuman environment and culture is a central concern of ecocriticism, and the weather can be a particularly dramatic natural phenomenon. The last two decades have provided some of the most memorable weather-related storms and events across the South including Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, and Maria. Such mega-storms coupled with increasing coastal flooding are indicators of global climate change, ...
In recent years, there has been increasing attention within both ecocriticism and horror studies to the intersections between the two fields. The country/city split and the civilized person’s fear of the wilderness and rural spaces, key issues for ecocritics, also loom large over the horror genre. Furthermore, there are entire horror subgenres dedicated to the revenge of wild nature and its denizens upon humanity. As Stephen Rust and Carter Soles write in ISLE, ecohorror studies “assumes that environmental disruption is haunting humanity’s relationship ...
The Anthropocene and Beyond: Towards a Shared Narrativity in Interdisciplinary Research (29 May -1 June, 2018, Hong Kong)
Second call for papers, updated submissions deadline is February 28,2018 http://www.anthropocene2018.com
Keynote speakers: Craig CHALQUIST (Pacific Graduate Institute) Veronica HOLLINGER (Trent University (Canada)) Timothy MORTON (Rice University) Fiona PROBYN-RAPSEY (University of Wollongong Australia) Kim Stanley ROBINSON (Science fiction writers) WONG Kin Yuen (Hong Kong Shue Yan University)
Human society and culture have now arrived at a pivotal moment in the production of scientific, economic, psychological, even artistic and philosophical subjectivity or identity. The different “scales” inherent ...
“Reenchanting Urban Wildness: To Perceive, Think and Live With Nature in its Urban Environment” International Conference, Perpignan June 11-14 2019
Guest Writers Belinda Cannone, French writer, sponsor of the PUP (Presses Universitaires de Perpignan), author of S’émerveiller, 2017. Nathanael Johnson, American journalist and writer, expert in nature in cities and environmental issues, author of Unseen City, The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness, 2016
Keynote Speakers Nathalie Blanc, Geographer, French CNRS Supervisor, urban nature expert Serenella Iovino, University of Torino, ...
Environment, Space and Place Working Group CFP
The ENVIRONMENT, SPACE, AND PLACE Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association invites both general and themed submissions for the 16thAnnual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.), to be held at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 31-June 2, 2018.
While the ESP Working Group has historically drawn from a deep-rooted engagement with geography, we welcome work from across all fields and interdisciplines concerned with the workings of nature and power, including but not limited to anthropology, ...
CFP: The Sowell Collection Conference
The deadline for submission is March 15, 2018.
The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is hosting a conference in Lubbock, TX, April 19-21, 2018. Barry Lopez will be our featured speaker.
We accept both creative and scholarly papers/panels. We prefer creative work grounded in the natural world and critical/scholarly papers dealing in some way with writers whose work is included in the Sowell Collection. However, we always take a very broad (and we hope welcoming) approach to thoughtful ...
Global Congress on Sustainable Development:The Vedic Way Organized by FSLE-India & Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar, Punjab
April 11-12, 2018 Venue: Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar, Punjab
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Deadlines: Abstract Submission: March 10, 2018 Acceptance Notification: March 15, 2018 Full Paper Submission: March 30, 2018 Final Draft (Considered for the publication): May 11, 2018
For Further details Contact: Ramnita Sharda (Convener) Dean, Innovative Practices Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar New Delhi Mob: +91-9915297103 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States: Western Literature Association Conference 2018
The 2018 annual conference of the Western Literature Association will take place October 24-27 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. “Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States” is derived from this location. This region, at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, has been urban for thousands of years: Cahokia, directly across the river from today’s St. Louis, housed the largest pre-Columbian civilization north of Mexico and was long ...
ASLE-sponsored panel for MLA 2019 (non-guaranteed)
Do we need a new nuclear criticism? How can ecocritical frameworks and new archives and methods help us re-encounter “the nuclear” and re-assess its relationship to literature and culture?
For most, nuclear criticism was a blip on the radar of literary criticism. What began as an honest attempt to ground deconstruction and “high theory” in pragmatic, ethical matters all but ended with the fall of the Berlin wall, even as “the nuclear” in its many material and symbolic valences ...
This is a proposed panel for the African Literature Association Conference, to be held May 23-26, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Please send a 250-word abstract and brief bio to Katherine Hummel (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 2, 2018.
Remediation has emerged as a keyword in both new media studies and sustainability discourses. While Bolter and Grusin define it in terms of repurposing old media in new forms, Leerom Medovoi traces its ethically promising, yet politically empty rhetoric for environmentalism. Further, Medovoi asserts these dual definitions of ...