Calls for Papers

The Humanities: Why They Matter, Why We Should Care

Humanities Education and Research Association Extended Deadline – January 31, 2020

HERA’s 2020 conference will be held in Chicago 4-7 March 2020 at The Palmer House. Our theme is:

“The Humanities: Why They Matter, Why We Should Care”

The Humanities encompasses a vast story comprised of many stories. From the classics through the present day, from ancient times to the contemporary, the humanities as a discipline speaks through time, as a voice for many cultures, addressing many peoples. HERA invites research, papers, panels, and presentations embracing inclusivity ...

Human Matters: Engaging Publics in the Humanities

Human Matters: Engaging Publics in the Humanities July 8-11, 2020 University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, Canada

Call for Papers Deadline for paper and session proposals: February 5, 2020

The humanities profess to help societies to understand themselves better and to tackle enduring questions about the human condition – and yet, scholars in the humanities often struggle to speak with broader publics about their work. The public humanities are an attempt to put engagement with publics at the heart of humanistic inquiry. This conference is an opportunity for ...

Hemingway Society Founders Fellowship

Deadline: February 15 2020 Contact Name : Verna Kale Contact Email: vlk123@psu.edu

Each year the Hemingway Society accepts applications for its Lewis-Reynolds-Smith Founders Fellowship grant, and typically makes up to two awards of up to $1,000 each to support the development of a Hemingway-related project. Projects on Hemingway and the environment, animals, hunting, travel, modernization and other topics of particular interest to ASLE members are welcome. For more information or to apply please visit https://www.hemingwaysociety.org/lewis-reynolds-smith-founders-fellowship

Erasure and the Environment

Erasure and the Environment

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 precarity and statelessness ...

Reading #Instapoetry

One of the unexpected side effects of the digital age has been the revival of poetry as a popular art form. Rupi Kaur’s collection Milk and Honey has become an astonishing worldwide publishing phenomenon, but she is only the most high-profile example of a new wave of poets who have bypassed the traditional routes to success. These poets create poetry that is generally short and places heavy emphasis on inspirational messages, and then use various social media platforms, most notably Instagram, to share ...

ASLE Panels at MLA 2021

ASLE seeks proposals from members who would like to arrange a panel for ASLE at the MLA convention in Toronto, 7-10 January 2021. 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, at cechterling@ku.edu by January 24th, 2020. Clare is ...

The Writefest Scholarship & Lore Track

Call for Proposals: The Writefest Scholarship & Lore Track

At Writefest, we have always been interested in the dissolution of boundaries: between genre fiction and literary fiction, between emerging writers and established writers, and now, in 2020, between scholars, commercial writers, and readers.

To this end, we are pleased to announce that Writefest will include a new scholarship track in 2020, with the purpose of showcasing scholarship in contemporary literature, both realistic and fantastic. It’s our hope that this track will provide a forum for ...

World Weary: Cultures of Exhaustion

UNIVERSITY OF YORK, UK 21–22 MAY 2020

How does contemporary culture make sense of weary worlds? Exhaustion can be used to describe both the depletion of planetary resources and a structural waning associated with the demands of neoliberalism, one which is magnified by socio-political and technological change (Schaffner, 2017). The burden of bodily and planetary exhaustion is increasingly justified by an ideology of commitment and resilience, even as its effects are carried disproportionately across populations. As of 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) formally recognises ...

Human Matters: Engaging Publics in the Humanities

Human Matters: Engaging Publics in the Humanities July 8-11, 2020 University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, Canada

Call for Papers Deadline for paper and session proposals: January 15, 2020

The humanities profess to help societies to understand themselves better and to tackle enduring questions about the human condition – and yet, scholars in the humanities often struggle to speak with broader publics about their work. The public humanities are an attempt to put engagement with publics at the heart of humanistic inquiry. This conference is an opportunity for ...

RE)THINKING EARTH: FROM REPRESENTATIONS OF NATURE TO CLIMATE CHANGE FICTION INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

The first Earth Day, celebrated in the United States on April 22, 1970 by millions of people and now mobilizing citizens and communities worldwide, represented the first massive expression of public concern with the ecological sustainability of our planet, launching the modern global environmentalist movement. As the world signals its 50th anniversary in 2020, the Symposium (Re)thinking Earth: From Representations of Nature to Climate Change Fiction, aims to bring together an intersection of plural perspectives and representations of the tropes of threatened nature ...