Calls for Papers

International Conference on Ecocriticism and Environmental Studies

14-15 April 2017 – Warsaw, Poland

Ecocriticism plays a significant role in shaping environmental consciousness. Representations of nature’s agency become central to many studies conducted in literature, culture studies, philosophy, history, sociology or political science. This conference aims to explore the relationship between the physical environment and text in its broader meaning as well as analyse the social concerns raised by environmental crisis.

Conference panels will be related, but not limited, to:

Pastoral and wilderness Animal studies Cultural and literary ecology Ecolinguistics Ecosophy Ethnobiology Ecofeminism Posthumanism Environmental arts

We invite proposals from various disciplines including ...

Queer Canada

Queer Canada: The 30th Annual Two Days of Canada Conference 2nd and 3rd November, 2017

People of Colour have already begun a body of writing and scholarship engaging with the meaning of Canada as a “queer place in Diaspora” (Walcott 2005: 90). “Queer Canada” will be a two-day conference of scholars, students, community members, artists, and activists at Brock University coming together to examine the various intersections between and implications of nation-state identity and queerness.

In 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marched in several Pride parades ...


CALL FOR PAPERS: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY Twenty-First Annual Meeting October 21-23, 2017 Sheraton Memphis Downtown, Memphis, Tennessee Following the 56th Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP)

2017 Keynote Speaker KYLE POWYS WHYTE Timnick Chair of Humanities, Michigan State University “Indigenous Philosophies of Environmental Justice: Braiding Traditional Knowledge, Resistance and Decolonization in the Anthropocene Epoch”

IAEP offers a forum for the philosophical discussion of our relation to the environment. Embracing a broad understanding of environmental philosophy as well as new affinities with other disciplines in ...

The Lives and Afterlives of Plastic: A Nearly Carbon Neutral Conference

June 26th – July 14th 2017, Online, Hosted by the Political Ecology Research Centre, Massey University, Aotearoa-New Zealand

More plastic was produced in the past decade than during the entire 20th century. We currently produce over 300 million tonnes of plastic each year. We have built a world in which we are reliant on plastic for our medical health and everyday functioning, and yet we are also coming to realise that the global explosion of plastic has revealed a dark side. Currently, only 14% ...

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

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 roles of cultural ...

Last Meals: Global Literature, Collapse, and the Fate of Food

It’s closing time. From the failures of technological saviors like golden rice to the omnipresent warnings of climate scientists, it has never been clearer that the age of plenty has passed. “Cheap Natures,” as the environmental historian Jason Moore puts it, are no more. This panel on food politics explores the histories, politics, and aesthetics that surround the collapse of food systems. It asks how imaginative writing responds to this moment of closure, to the limits of modernist dreams of global food, to ...

ASAP/9: The Arts of the Present

ASAP/9: The Arts of the Present Conference October 26-28, 2017 Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley at the Oakland Marriott City Center

ASAP/9 invites proposals from scholars and artists addressing the contemporary arts in all their forms since the 1960s—literary, visual, performing, musical, cinematic, design, and digital. We are interested in work across disciplines and media that examine the formal, cultural, social, and political dimensions of the arts today.

What roles can we imagine for the arts in relation to forms of social action and political resistance now?

What conditions of risk ...

Breaking New Ground: Pluralistic Approaches to Global Ecocriticism Graduate Conference

Call for Papers- Breaking New Ground: Pluralistic Approaches to Global Ecocriticism Friday, March 3, 2017 – Saturday, March 4, 2017 Graduate Colloquium of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures University of Maryland-College Park

Keynote speaker: Dr. Stephanie Posthumus, McGill University Abstract proposals deadline extended to January 9, 2017

“For technological breakthroughs, legislative reforms, and paper covenants about environmental welfare to take effect, or even to be generated in the first place, requires a climate of transformed environmental values, perception, and will. To that end, the power of story, ...

SLSA (Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts) Panel at ASLE 2017

Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery ASLE Twelfth Biennial Conference, June 20 – 24, 2017 Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

This SLSA (Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts) sponsored panel at ASLE welcomes creative and/or scholarly work on the arts and/or sciences of resistance. Topics may include:

Public health and environmental justice; methods derived from climatology, paleontology, geology; changes in the weather reporting; post/industrial ecologies; urban ecology; urban nature/parks/green spaces, urban planning; planned resilience; cities and climate change; ecotopias, urban renaissance, new urbanisms Recovering conservation, ecofeminism, Deep Ecology,critical race ...

ASLE 2017 Panel: The Future(s) of Science Fiction

The Future(s) of Science Fiction

This panel takes ASLE’s theme of “Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery” into the speculative and the (im)possible, investigating connections between science fiction, ecology and environmentalism, and narrative theory. Panelists are invited to present on sci-fi counter-forms (both in prose and verse) that challenge traditional narrative modes, especially when engaging issues of otherness, gender, race, human/animal, extinction, recovery, and space. These might be, but are not limited to texts that formally acknowledge uncertainty, decay, spontaneity, fluctuation, and chaos, both as scientific ...

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