Calls for Papers

CFP: Narrating Violence and Environments in Latin America (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

In After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene (2015), Jedediah Purdy describes what he calls the “environmental imagination,” which comprises “how we see and how we learn to see, how we suppose the world works, how we suppose that it matters, and what we feel we have at stake in it. It is an implicit, everyday metaphysics, the bold speculations buried in our ordinary lives” (6-7). Amidst the gravity of the Anthropocene today, Purdy examines the linkages between environmental imagination and “ways of ...

CAA, TRANSFORMING THE ECOLOGICAL TURN: ACTIVISM, PREFIGURATION AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES

Call for Papers: College Art Association Conference February 10-13, 2021 New York

Transforming the Ecological Turn: Activism, Prefiguration and the Environmental Humanities

Chairs: Siobhan Angus, Yale University and Martabel Wasserman, Stanford University Discussant: T.J. Demos, University of California, Santa Cruz

This panel centers questions of justice, praxis, and prefiguration in the context of ecological crisis. With the rise of the environmental humanities, environmental justice has emerged as an important theme in ecocriticism. However, more work needs to be done to integrate these perspectives that analyze racial, economic, gender, and class-based inequalities into art historical analysis. As ...

A New Poetics of Space: Literary Walks in times of Pandemics and Climate Change

A New Poetics of Space: Literary Walks in times of Pandemics and Climate Change Online conference: 7 December 2020 Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden Keynote Speakers: Professor Anne D. Wallace (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and Professor Jon Hegglund (Washington State University) Organisers: Dr Lucy Jeffery & Professor Vicky Angelaki

In the Exeter Book (c. 975), the speaker in an Anglo-Saxon lament entitled ‘The Wanderer’ elegises over the plight of a ‘lone-dweller’ who, ‘weary of hardships’ and ‘the death of kinsmen’, ‘longs for relief’ as he follows ...

II All-Russian and International Online-Conference on Humanities “Siberian Mentality Studies” (in honor of Vasily Shukshin)

Shukshin Altai State University for Humanities and Pedagogy invites researchers, lecturers, writers and literary translators to take part in the 2nd All-Russian and International Online-Conference on Humanities “Siberian Mentality Studies” (in honor of of Vasily Shukshin) which will be held in Zoom platform, on August 24-25, 2020.

Vasily Shukshin (1929-1974) was one of the unique Russian authors of village prose. But what is the actual state of the art in Russian village prose studies around the world? What are linguistic, cultural and psychological features ...

NeMLA Panel: Metropolitan Processes of Hybridization: Urban Immigration in Literature and Visual Arts

Panel: Metropolitan Processes of Hybridization: Urban Immigration in Literature and Visual Arts

Chair: Nicole Bonino, PhD University of Virginia

Description: In line with the theme of the 52nd NeMLA Annual Convention, the aim of this session is to explore how the humanities depict contemporary cultural and social challenges through the arrangement of innovation and tradition. Rather than an irreconcilable dichotomy, this binomial combination leads to valuable cultural meanings, collaborating to the transmission of memories and experiences via both canonical and traditional forms of representations and innovative, technological, and interdisciplinary ...

SEASECS 2021

The 47th meeting of The Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) will take place February 18-20, 2021 in Ft. Myers, Florida, a historically rich, culturally vibrant city also known as a winter getaway for its warm temperatures, tropical scenery, and beautiful shorelines. Situated on the gulf coast and the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, Ft. Myers has a distinct history informed by its relationship with land and water, which inspires our theme: “Oceans Rise, Empires Fall: Tidal Shifts in the Eighteenth Century.”

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Sowell Collection Conference

Please read this announcement with hope! Our conference is generally small but very friendly and entertaining. If we cannot meet in person in October, we will host a virtual conference instead. We also like to publish the proceedings in AE: A Journal of Literature, Community and the Natural World. Also, since I’m still working at home, I’m unable to update the website with information on the upcoming conference, my apologies.

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The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is once again celebrating the ...

Extended CFP: Erasure and the Environment Conference

Extended CFP: Erasure and the Environment Conference Loughborough University, 17-18th September 2020 Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent)

In our contemporary moment, erasure is everywhere. Material disappearances abound as rising seas swallow low-lying island nations, as drought extends far beyond traditional aridity zones, and as hurricanes and flash floods destroy towns with alarming regularity. Cultural losses follow as communities are forced to adapt or migrate, surrendering historic traditions and lifestyles to global warming in the name of survival. Loss, here, leads to loss, where ...

Gothic Nature III: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic

Gothic Nature III:  New Directions in Ecohorroand the EcoGothic The University of Roehampton, London: Friday October 30th, 2020

Symposium and Issue 2 Launch 

NB: We are acutely aware that this CFP coincides with extremely uncertain times re COVID-19. Of course, it is currently unknown when gatherings of people will be able to resume as normal. We have every intention of holding this event in October, but first and foremost must prioritise the safety of our attendees. If necessary, we will either postpone the conference or host it ...

Updated deadline – Mapping the Environmental Humanities: The Emerging Role of GIS in Ecocriticism

Call for Book Chapters

Mapping the Environmental Humanities: The Emerging Role of GIS in Ecocriticism

Issues related to the global environment, planetary health, and the related survival of all species, including humans, represent fields of study that are urgently pursued by scientists, scholars, and policymakers alike as we try to make sense of and find solutions to the present and future impacts of climate change. One of the more recent scholarly endeavours involves the mapping technologies of Geographic Information Systems and how they are being used to ...