Calls for Papers

Sounds of De/Composition: NYU Music Graduate Student Conference

SOUNDS OF DE/COMPOSITION New York University GSAS Department of Music Conference October 4-5, 2024 32 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10003 | Website: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marisa Solomon Keynote Performer: Emily Johnson

Within music and sound art, composition is most often understood as a process of creation. In ecology, however, decomposition often refers to a biological process of decay, a breakdown of organic matter necessary for cycles of death and rebirth. As has become clear in our time of entwined ecological and political crises, fragmentation and decay are ...

ASLE-Sponsored Panel @ WLA 2024: Maintenance, Repair, and the Environment

CFP: Western Literature Association Conference, Tucson, Arizona, Oct. 2-5, 2024

This ASLE-sponsored panel asks us to give attention to—and take seriously—diverse expressions of environmental maintenance and repair in literature, film, or other media set in the North American West. Who, or what, maintains or manages lands in the North American West, and what is the nature of those engagements? What is the relationship between maintenance, repair work, and environmental justice? What kinds of ideologies get maintained or reified in narratives that center innovation, and ...

1st International Women’s Studies Conference: Decolonizing Women’s Voices Across Disciplines

1st International Women’s Studies Conference: Decolonizing Women’s Voices Across Disciplines Faculty of Humanities, Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech, Morocco April 10-11, 2025

The new millennium has willy-nilly witnessed the proliferation of women’s voices across disciplines the globe over. Women have penetrated all domains and fields to write themselves beyond patriarchal norms and colonial legacies. In recent years, women of the Global South have started to enrich the debate on decoloniality, decolonial feminism as burgeoning approaches that challenge and critique the colonial and Western modernist narratives shaping women’s experiences. “Decoloniality, in this sense, is ...

Summer Institute: Waste Worlding

Waste Worlding June 3-6, 2024 Virtual Summer Institute Bucknell Humanities Center

Application Deadline: May 10, 2024 Decisions by May 15, 2024

Waste Worlding is a virtual summer institute that highlights interdisciplinary approaches to the various worlds of waste by inviting scholars to workshop writing and works in progress. This seminar-style institute intends to recenter the peripheral “throw away” nature of waste in its various forms, temporalities, and media. The institute will be hosted exclusively via Zoom to allow the fullest and most accessible participation for a cohort of international ...

MLA 2025 Panel: Prison Abolition/Environmental Justice

Prison Abolition/Environmental Justice: Creative and Critical Approaches

Please find below a CFP for a non-guaranteed session at MLA 2025 sponsored by ASLE: “Prison Abolition/Environmental Justice: Creative and Critical Approaches.”

Call for Papers: MLA 2025 in New Orleans (January 9–12) Organizers: Dr. Jane Robbins Mize (Hamilton College) and Dr. Isabel Lane (Harvard University) Supported by: ASLE (The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment)

The working group “Products of Our Environment,” a collaboration between scholars, artists, and activists inside and outside of prison, invites proposals for academic ...

Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities Forum Sessions at MLA 2025

MLA 2025 Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities Forum Sessions CFPs

Forms of Water, Forms of Life This panel invites blue humanities perspectives on literary forms, life/forms, and waters. Papers may address multispecies ecologies inclusive of the human, and varied scales of water–from droplets, to streams, to the transoceanic. Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 10 March 2024 Melody Jue, University of California Santa Barbara (

Histories and Legacies of Hurricane Katrina Invites papers on environmental and cultural histories, impacts, afterlives of Hurricane Katrina as the twentieth anniversary approaches. Comparative work on Katrina in ...

Breaking New Grounds Democratising Gardens and Gardening in Great Britain, 19th-20th centuries.

Breaking New Grounds: Democratising Gardens and Gardening in Great Britain, 19th-20th centuries.

Date: 27 September 2024 Venue: Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3. A one-day conference organised by Clémence Laburthe-Tolra (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, EMMA) and Aurélien Wasilewski (Law & Humanities, CERSA, UMR 7106, Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas).

This conference stems from a reflection on the social and political dimensions of gardens and gardening in Great Britain ranging from the Victorian and Edwardian eras to the post-war period. Pondering on “People’s Gardens,” Vita Sackville-West claimed that “we have been called a ...

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Call-For-Presentations for Northwestern University Environment, Culture, and Society Symposium


As the Environmental Humanities continues its solidification as a field of study and specialization, the discipline and its methodologies are at risk of reifying the violences that occur when experimental and emerging methods are codified within pre-existing institutional logics. How can the Environmental Humanities keep its nimbleness, its indeterminacy, its commitment to epistemological justice, in order to resist the pitfalls of standardization? How might scholars, artists, and practitioners escape their enfolding into ...

ASLE Sessions at MLA 2025

ASLE has issued two CFPs for the 2025 MLA Convention, which will take place January 9-12 in New Orleans, LA:

Panel 1: New Cyborg Manifestos and Natureculture Stories: The Next Forty Years

Guaranteed panel (likely roundtable) sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, with a response from Donna Haraway

In 2025, Donna Haraway’s most famous essay, “A Cyborg Manifesto,” will turn forty. Many find “Situated Knowledges” equally significant; indeed we could make a long list of cross-disciplinary interventions from this famed biologist ...

Oceanic Melville: Melville Society Conference 2025

Fourteenth International Melville Society Conference University of Connecticut (maritime campus), Avery Point, Connecticut, USA Dates: June 16-19, 2025 Deadline for Proposals: October 15, 2024

Conference Theme: Oceanic Melville

Meditation and water are wedded forever. Moby-Dick, Chapter 1

The oceans cover two thirds of our planet’s surface and are responsible for over half of our oxygen and one fifth of our nutrition. They are in trouble. And when the oceans are in trouble, so are we. “Oceans,” Anthropocene Institute

Herman ...

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