Calls for Papers

Mapping the Next World: Session Proposal ASEH 2020

CFP for American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) Annual Meeting

Ottawa, Ontario, March 25-29, 2020

What does it look like when environmental storytellers employ knowledges from environmental history to imagine transitioning to just environmental futures? What practices are involved in such imaginings? What would it take to bring those imaginings into material form? Though environmental history has oriented its gaze toward the long ago, the ongoing and long- standing crises of settler colonialism and biospheric domination require looking not only backward but also forward. This ...

NeMLA Session 18152. Decentering the Anthropocene: Spanish Ecocritical Texts and the Non-Human

The 51st Annual NeMLA Convention will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, March 5-8, 2020.

Abstracts are sought for a NeMLA seminar that aims to expand critical study of representations of the environment in Spanish culture by exploring specifically the more-than-human. Our purpose is to highlight the central roles that the beyond-human has played in texts from the medieval through the post-crisis periods that counter those political, economic, and social strategies that have led to the current state of ecological devastation. As conversations about climate ...

NeMLA Panel: Multispecies Becoming: Coming into Terms with Our Own End

Talking about different political slogans that she has written for different eras, namely “Cyborgs for Earthly Survival” during Reagan’s era, “Run fast Bite Hard” for father Bush’s era and “Shut up and Train” for George W. Bush’s presidency , Donna Haraway declares that today her slogan is “Stay with the Trouble!” (137) Amidst the very real and imminent threats of environmental disasters, rise of racism, and an expanding precarity, it is in fact very hard to stay with the trouble rather than going ...

Speaking the Earth: 20-21st C. French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium


20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium March 26-28, 2020 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Plenary Speakers: Scholastique Mukasonga, Nicolas Kurtovitch, Marie Célie-Agnant, and Stéphanie Posthumus

Speaking the Earth The earth unites us all. To speak of the earth is to speak of oneself, of the “Other,” of identity, of the environment, of life in every sense of the word. The earth allows human beings to exist, it creates our cultures, founds our imaginaries, complicates our relationships, fulfills and sometimes frustrates our dreams. How is ...

NEMLA Panel: New Materialist Readings of 19th-century Writers

NeMLA 2020 Conference March 5-8, 2020 Marriott Copley Place Boston, MA

Call for Panel Abstracts:  New Materialist Readings of 19th-century Writers

This session engages in a matter-oriented approach, raising questions about the ontological status of the autonomous writing subject by joining it to the vast network of relations to objects within an area—ecozone, bioregion, biome, or ecosystem. Though the contributions by science-based writers are important (e.g., Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, George Perkins Marsh, John Muir, etc.) New Materialist Interpretations of 19th-century Writers focuses on a different trajectory, accentuating less detectable and ...

The Community of Food, Society & Justice

The Residential College at the University of Michigan, in partnership with the Campus Farm at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, The Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, The department of Anthropology, The Sustainable Food Program, Michigan Dining, The Program in the Environment, The Wallace House, The Environmental Law & Policy Program, and The School for Environment and Sustainability are proud to announce:

The Community of Food, Society, & Justice Conference, October 18, 2019

The ways that we meet the nutritional needs of our communities, while also protecting the planet, ...

PAMLA Panel: Reflexive Altered Spaces in the Anthropocene

Increasing disparities of wealth, inequalities, and unfairness have led to social protests, civil wars, and other forms of unrest in many parts of the world. Extreme climate changes causing droughts, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and other disasters strain already limited and finite resources and have led to social unrest and to displacement and migration of citizens in search of basic necessities: food, water, shelter. Other forces and events have disrupted the stability of Earth’s systems throughout deep time, but the Anthropocene is the ...

Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies

We have been grateful to receive great applications for the multi-site conference on Ecology and Religion in 19th-Century Studies (Sept. 18-21, 2019), which will be digitally linked between the Armstrong Browning Library (Baylor U), the University of Washington, Georgetown University, and Lancaster University.

We have also received a number of requests for more time to submit proposals, so we have decided to extend the deadline for everyone to Friday, March 29. The CFP and the “Submissions” portal can be found on the conference website: ...

Time, Revolution, and Environment in French Studies

Please see the following CFP for a Special Session at the 2020 MLA Convention:

This panel explores French and Francophone literary and filmic depictions of human and ecological upheaval, with a focus on how these works critically engage with the notion of change over time. Please send 250-word abstracts.

Gender Diversity in Music and Art

16-19 July 2019 University of Western Australia

Hosted by the Conservatorium of Music, this four-day international conference will focus on vital, diverse and inspiring music and art making by women and gender-diverse artists and scholars. Spotlighting otherwise under-recognised contributions to the development of music and art, Gender Diversity in Music and Art will both showcase and discuss the representations of this work in academia, industry and the everyday. The conference draws together the discussions that emerged from the Women in the Creative Arts (ANU 2017) ...

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