Calls for Papers

Nature and Morality: (Non)Human Sexuality in Science and Literature (ACLA 2020)

Nature and Morality: (Non)Human Sexuality in Science and Literature, seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association conference, March 19-22, 2020, Chicago

Recent work in the history and philosophy of science has focused on the moral authority of nature (Against Nature, Lorraine Daston, 2019; The Moral Authority of Nature, eds. Loraine Daston & Fernando Vidal, 2003), while feminist and queer studies have explored the relationship between sex(uality) and nature (The Natural History of Sexuality in Early America, Greta LaFleur, 2018; Anthropocene Feminism, ed. Richard Grusin, ...

Sowell Collection Conference

Sowell Collection Conference Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas Proposal Deadline: Sept. 15, 2019

Featured speakers: Barry Lopez and Stephen Graham Jones

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is once again celebrating the Sowell Collection, Oct. 10-12, 2019. All events are free and open to the public. Panel and paper proposals will be accepted until Sept. 15, 2019. Both scholarly and creative proposals are encouraged. We hope that all proposals connect with the writers in the collection and the themes and issues that the writers ...

STREAMS: Transformative Environmental Humanities

Transformative Environmental Humanities

An International Environmental Humanities Conference hosted by KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory, Stockholm, Sweden

5–8 August 2020

Background The past decade has seen the emergence and rapid growth of a new field of inquiry: the environmental humanities (EH). From the scholarly ‘turns’ of the humanities in the 1990s and 2000s and the increasing demand on science and scholarship to face global challenges, a broad gathering of humanities disciplines emerged and fostered this field.

Now encompassing a number of highly visible academic journals, book series from acclaimed ...

Environment and Culture in the Anthropocene

ICECA 2019 International Conference and Poetry Festival on “Environment and Culture in the Anthropocene”

1-2 December, 2019

Organised by the Post Graduate Department of English, Berhampur University, Odisha, India In collaboration with the Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC)

Conference Convenor: Dr Shruti Das

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We are in a state of planetary emergency, with environmental problems piling up high around us. Unless we address the various issues prudently and seriously we are surely doomed. Current environmental problems require urgent attention. Considering this, we hereby ...

Travel & Literature at CEA

Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2020 | March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head, SC

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at

The Travel and Literature area at CEA is seeking submissions on any aspect of travel and literature, including but not limited to travelogues; travel and ecocriticism; regionalism; travel and identity; intercultural perspectives; etc. Theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome, ...

ALECC 2020: Watershed, lit., fig.

Call for Creative Writing, Academic Papers, Panels, and Other Presentations

Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada Association pour la littérature, l’environnement et la culture au Canada ALECC Biennial Conference  (

June 17-20, 2020, University of Saskatchewan At the heart of Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis.

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Watershed, lit., fig.

1.a. The line separating the waters flowing into different rivers or river basins; a narrow elevated tract of ground between two drainage areas; a water-parting. 1.b. figurative. A turning point (in history, ...

Rethinking the “derangement”: Panel for ACLA 2020

Rethinking the “derangement”: Urban Environments, Ecological Crisis, and Contemporary Fiction; proposed panel for The American Comparative Literature Association’s 2020 Annual Meeting

“Let us make no mistake,” writes Amitav Ghosh in The Great Derangement and the Unthinkable, “the climate crisis is also a crisis of culture, and thus of the imagination.” While Ghosh doubts that the novel—especially the realist novel—can rise to the challenge of the current crisis, this seminar invites explorations of instances of the novel’s adaptability– its ability to record and respond to ...

Flows & Floods: Changing Environments and Cultures

Call for Papers for Flows & Floods: Changing Environments and Cultures 22nd February, 2020 | University of Warwick

Keynote Address: Profs. Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe (Rice University)

This conference examines the relationship between cultural production and environmental change through the rubric of two related critical terms: flows and floods. A flow – a steady current or stream – is perhaps the defining metaphor of the contemporary world; academic and popular discourse alike is replete with references to the flow of goods, money, energy, information, wealth, ...

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Sustainability and Global Engagement

Third Annual Widener University Symposium: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Sustainability and Global Engagement

Dates: January 8-12, 2020 Location: San Pedro de Poás, Alajuela, Costa Rica (CARES21)

Deadline for Abstract Submission: October 7, 2019. Please submit queries and proposals of up to 250 words to: Coordinators: Stephen R. Madigosky, Professor & Chair of Environmental Science, & Beatriz Urraca, Professor of Spanish and Director of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies

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CARES21 (Consortium for Agro-Ecological Research and Education in Sustainability in the 21st Century) is an initiative of Widener University ...

The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

Call for Papers The 48th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture Since 1900

Featuring: Forrest Gander, Kaja Silverman, & Marisa Parham

The 48th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 20-22, 2020. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, philosophy, performance, digital media). Work by creative writers is also ...

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