Calls for Papers

MLA 2021 Special Session: “The Final Frontier: Space, Race, and Survival in Speculative Fiction”

This panel will investigate space exploration in speculative literatures. We particularly welcome papers that consider rhetorics of survivalism, racial supremacy, colonization, and/or ecocide that have informed speculative imaginations of space travel and planetary conquest.

Please submit abstracts (~250 words) and CVs to Tyler Harper (New York University) at [email protected] and Smaran Dayal (New York University) at [email protected]

MLA 2021 Special Session: Depression-era Environmental Literature in the U.S.

Dust storms. Flooding. The fear of nuclear fallout. While literary critics associate American authors of the 1930s and 40s with leftist political and economic thought, they often ignore concern in the period’s literature and other cultural works with major environmental crises. In my forthcoming book, The Green Depression: American Ecoliterature of the 1930s and 40s (U of Miss. Press, Oct. 2020), I identify ways that depression-era literature contributed to shifts in conservationist thought during the period that would lay the groundwork for the ...

RINGING THE CHANGES? LITERARY AND CULTURAL RESPONSES TO THE ANTHROPOCENE

RINGING THE CHANGES? LITERARY AND CULTURAL RESPONSES TO THE ANTHROPOCENE

Special panel at the annual conference of the Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Swansea University, 2-4 September, 2020. 

Deadline: 3 April, 2020

The environmental challenge to our collective existence is both more urgent, and more intractable, than ever before. As ‘global heating’ looks likely to surpass 3C by the year 2100, the realities of life in the Anthropocene are asserting themselves with a speed and ferocity still inconceivable only a decade ...

MLA 2021 Guaranteed Session: Comparative Environmentalisms

This panel explores environmentalisms across linguistic, indigenous, and national frameworks. Challenges to the idea of “environmentalism” are welcome.

MLA 2021 will be held in Toronto from 7-10 January.

This is a guaranteed session sponsored by the CLCS 20th and 21st-Century forum. Abstracts of 250-words to Ben Mangrum at [email protected] by Sunday, March 1, 2020.

CFP Special Issue: Weird Sciences and the Sciences of the Weird

Pulse: the Journal of Science and Culture is seeking submissions for a special issue entitled “Weird Sciences and the Sciences of the Weird.”

Recent scientific discoveries in climatology, animal cognition and microbiology have radically altered our conceptions of ourselves and the environment we live in, both on micro and macroscales. Zooming in on the human microbiome and out to the planetary ecosystem, or even further into infinite cosmic spaces, the sciences are revealing strange dynamics of human-nonhuman interconnectedness, doing away with ...

International Association for Environmental Philosophy

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

International Association for Environmental Philosophy

Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting 10–12 October 2020

The Hilton Toronto, Toronto, ON

Following the 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP)

IAEP offers a forum for the philosophical discussion of our relation to the environment. We embrace a broad understanding of environmental philosophy including its affinities with other disciplines in the environmental humanities. We welcome diverse philosophical approaches, including philosophical work inspired by Continental philosophy, the history of philosophy, and American philosophy, as well as theoretically ...

“Blood on the Leaves / And Blood at the Roots”: Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement and Subjection across Disciplines

“Blood on the Leaves / And Blood at the Roots”: Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement and Subjection across Disciplines

18th June 2020:

Pre-conference panel on getting published & networking event for postgraduate students and early career researchers and practitioners

Supported by the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS)

19th-20th June 2020

Conference at the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Funded by the University of Warwick Centre for Philosophy, Literature and the Arts (CRPLA), The Humanities Research Centre (HRC), the Environmental Humanities Network (EHN), the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies (YPCCS), the ...

MLA 2021 Panel “The Art of Persistence: Migration and Ecocriticism in Literature and Visual Arts”

MLA 2021 (Toronto, January 7-10) CFP for Panel “The Art of Persistence: Migration and Ecocriticism in Literature and Visual Arts”

This panel invites submissions that explore how climate refugees, asylum seekers, and economic migrants affect and are affected by the environment, and the ways in which these dynamics are reflected in literature and visual arts.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 15 March 2020

https://mla.confex.com/mla/2021/webprogrampreliminary/Paper12292.html

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit an abstract of 250 words directly to Nicole Bonino (Chair of the Panel) [email protected] The closing date for the receipt of proposals ...

III BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF ASLE-BRASIL

V INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON LITERATURE AND ECOCRITICS III BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF ASLE-BRASIL

11-14 August, 2020

POETICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE: ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Before the burgeoning field of humanistic studies on animals, intellectuals associated with different cultures at different times expressed their concern about the disturbing relationship between human society and non-humans. Sociological theory, an initial criticism that manifested the exploitation of animals in human societies, defended the thesis that the domination of animals is closely associated with the domination of human beings, especially women, racial and ...