Calls for Papers

ASLE Session(s) at MLA 2019: Panel Proposals Sought

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment seeks proposals from members who would like to arrange a panel for ASLE at the MLA convention in Chicago, 3-6 January 2019. As an allied organization, we may arrange one guaranteed panel and propose up to two more. If we submit two proposals for nonguaranteed panels, one of those must be a collaborative session with another allied organization.

If you are interested, please send a 500-word panel proposal and CV to Clare Echterling, ASLE/MLA Liaison, ...

Making and Growing: The Art of Gardens

Panel proposed for the conference:

Art, Materiality and Representation Clore Centre, British Museum June 1-3, 2018

Sponsored by the ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, THE DEPARTMENT OF AFRICA, OCEANIA AND THE AMERICAS OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY AT SOAS

Making and Growing: The Art of Gardens

In many places people invest creativity into making gardens and growing food. Gardens and fields grow into works of art through the energy directed into making them beautiful. This session investigates the significance that underlies these processes by asking: how can ...

David Foster Wallace Conference on Contemporary Literature and Culture

The Fifth Annual David Foster Wallace Conference on Contemporary Literature and Culture will be held at Illinois State University, June 7-9, 2018. The conference invites both critical scholarship and creative writing. Papers and panels should focus on literary works published since the 1950s and/or in the works of David Foster Wallace. Creative writing proposals in all genres are welcome. Proposals are due by December 11, 2017.

Critical Papers and Panels Topics for critical papers on Wallace or contemporary literature might include, but are not limited to:

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Widening the Lens: Beyond the Orient and Occident in Narrative Perspectives of the East and West

Widening the Lens: Beyond the Orient and Occident in Narrative Perspectives of the East and West

The American University in Dubai April 5-7, 2018

We live in an age in which mass media representations of the Middle East have done much to influence Western attitudes toward the region’s peoples and cultures. Similarly, Middle Easterners’ views of the West have also been affected. That these representations have so consistently advanced disparaging stereotypes has resulted in an unfortunate legacy of cultural misunderstanding that demands investigation and redress. The ...

The Anthropocene and Beyond: Towards a Shared Narrativity in Interdisciplinary Research

The Anthropocene and Beyond: Towards a Shared Narrativity in Interdisciplinary Research (29 May -1 June, 2018, Hong Kong)

http://www.anthropocene2018.com

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 in the concept of Anthropocene will galvanize both the local and global, individual and the society in such a colossal way that they automatically invite academic research to adopt an interdisciplinary approach with unprecedented pace and intensity. Not ...

A Clockwork Green: Ecomedia in the Anthropocene (ASLE-sponsored virtual symposium)

A Clockwork Green: Ecomedia in the Anthropocene

A Nearly Carbon Neutral Virtual Symposium Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment and the University of California, Santa Barbara June 14-30, 2018

The ASLE Ecomedia Special Interest Group is pleased to announce the following plenary speakers for A Clockwork Green:

Dallas Goldtooth (Mdewakanton Dakota and Dine) is a Keep it in the Ground Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network.  He is a Dakota cultural/language teacher and a co-founder of the Indigenous comedy group, The 1491s. He is ...

Genealogies of Latinx Eco-Media

Latinx Studies Association Biennial Conference panel proposal

Washington, D.C. July 11th-15th, 2018

This panel explores the genealogies of Latinx eco-media, defined broadly to include literature, visual art, film, music, and everything in between. As Euro-American fantasies like the pristine wilderness and the balanced ecosystem become increasingly untenable, it looks to Latinx eco-media for aesthetic, conceptual, and political alternatives. And as the effects of climate change become increasingly pervasive, it recovers Latinx strategies for reimagining—and ultimately, transforming—human communities and nonhuman environments.

This panel centers on an open-ended provocation: ...

ASLE-Brasil Biennial Conference of Literature and Environment

IV International Conference of Literature and Environment: The Demise of Nature, Narratives of Water and Forests in the Anthropocene

Biennial Conference of ASLE-Brasil

June 4 – 7, 2018 Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil For questions, email contato@asle-brasil.com

Conference Website: https://www.doity.com.br/iv-congresso-internacional-de-literatura-e-ecocrtica-2

ASLE-BRASIL 2018 CFP

The predominant narrative of the Anthropocene is that humans have been destroying nature by dumping 1,500 billion tons of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Other forms of pollution of the various water sources, as well as the destruction of forests and, with them, the extermination of thousands ...

ECOCRITICISM 2018 – International Conference on Literature, Arts and Ecological Environment

ECOCRITICISM 2018 1st International Conference on Literature, Arts and Ecological Environment Porto – Portugal 14-16 March 2018

e.mail: ecocriticism2018@greenlines-institute.org website: ecocriticism.greenlines-institute.org

ECOCRITICISM 2018 – International Conference on Literature, Arts and Ecological Environment aims at providing an opportunity for the critical discussion and reassessment of scholarly and non-scholarly contributions on the relationship between cultural and artistic (literary, pictorial, cinematographic, etc.) manifestations and the development of environmental awareness produced in the last two decades.

Deadline for abstracts submission: 15 October 2017

Conference topics: 01- ECOFICTIONS 02- ECOSOPHY 03- ECOPOLITICS 04- ECOJOURNALISM 05- ECOJUSTICE 06- ECOEDUCATION 07- SPECIAL CHAPTER – ECOARTS

Conference Venue: The ...

NeMLA 2018 Panel: “The Literary Legacy of Rachel Carson”

NeMLA 2018 Panel: “The Literary Legacy of Rachel Carson”

Proposals due: September 30, 2017 (https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17020)

Contact Information: Joshua Bartlett, University at Albany (jbartlett@albany.edu or jcbartlett@gmail.com)

Description: This panel seeks papers that consider the work of Rachel Carson from both literary and environmental perspectives — that explore its growing critical possibilities and theoretical potentials — and that address Carson’s influence on contemporary artists and writers.

Abstract: One of the founders of the modern environmental movement, best known as the author of Silent Spring, Rachel Carson spent over a third of ...

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