Calls for Papers

Transatlantic New York – Nueva York Transatlántico

We are pleased to invite the international Hispanism, and all interested scholars and researchers to submit paper proposals or panels (3 panelists) on any of the writers, journalists, artists, & filmmakers from Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain that have lived in New York and whose work expresses or assumes such experience.

​This conference seeks to recover, document and evaluate the interactive work of writers, artists, cultural agents, journalists, founders of Hispanism and the Caribbean in New York. Submission of Proposals: Proposals should consist of ...

MLA 2018: Hurricanes in Literatures of the Americas: Ecocritical Approaches to Environmental Insecurities

Call for Papers for session proposal at MLA Convention: Hurricanes in Literatures of the Americas: Ecocritical Approaches to Environmental Insecurities. MLA 2018 will be held in New York City, January 4-7.

How do hurricanes produce states of insecurity? Papers sought on literatures and cultures of the Greater Caribbean, including coastal Mexico, Central America and United States, as well as Caribbean islands. Please email CV and 300 word abstract by March 12 to Charlotte Rogers, charlotte.rogers@virginia.edu.

SAMLA 2017 Panel: Ecoporn and The Culture Industry

Following the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s 89th Conference’s theme of “High Art/ Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” abstracts are invited for the Ecocriticism Panel, titled “Ecoporn and The Culture Industry.”

When discourse surrounding ecological integrity moves away from sustainability toward trendy green movements, our ecosystems become increasingly vulnerable to consumer-driven fantasies of what nature “ought to be.” From landscape painting to Earth Porn social media outlets, artists tend to romanticize, mystify, and Other nature. In recent years, environmental awareness initiatives ...

ASLE Panel at MLA 2018: Afronatures and Afrofutures

“Afronatures and Afrofutures: Speculation, Technology, and Environment in African Literature and Film.”

A panel organized by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) MLA 2018, January 4-7, New York City

Science fiction and speculative fiction have a rich tradition of engaging environmental concern. Using the distance of other worlds and futures, these genres often reflect and refract the human-nature relationship, interrogating and critiquing discourses of otherness and belonging, and projecting the environmental consequences of unchecked war, technology, capitalism, and so on. Similarly, ...

11th Biennial Symbiosis Conference

The 11th Biennial Symbiosis Conference Returns & Revisions: The Eastward Counterflow from New World to Old

Keynote Speakers: Eve Tavor Bannet, George Lynn Cross Professor of English, University of Oklahoma Jahan Ramazani, University Professor and Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English, University of Virginia Venue: Daemen College and the University at Buffalo, Amherst, New York, USA

Dates: Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th July, 2017

The editors of Symbiosis, the Conference Directors, and Daemen College’s and the University at Buffalo’s Departments of English invite proposals for panels and individual papers of ...

Environmental History Seminar 2017-2018 series

Boston Environmental History Seminar Deadline: March 15, 2017 Call for Papers The Boston Environmental History Seminar invites proposals for sessions in its 2017-2018 series. Programs take place at the Massachusetts Historical Society, usually on the second Tuesday evening of the month between October and April. The Seminar’s steering committee welcomes suggestions for papers dealing with all aspects of American environmental history. In the past, contributions have addressed a wide variety of topics, including land use, water and waterways, climate and weather, the environmental consequences of transportation ...

Sowell Collection Conference

The deadline for submission is March 15, 2017.

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is hosting The 6th Sowell Collection Conference in Lubbock, TX, April 20-22, 2017. Featured guests include Barry Lopez, Barbara Ras, Toni Jensen, and Stephen Graham Jones.

We accept both creative and scholarly papers/panels. We prefer creative work grounded in the natural world and critical/scholarly papers dealing in some way with writers whose work is included in the Sowell Collection. However, we always take a very broad (and we ...

International Conference on Ecocriticism and Environmental Studies

14-15 April 2017 – Warsaw, Poland

http://eco.irf-network.org

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 ...

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY Conference

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 ...

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