Calls for Papers

NEMLA 2022 Session: “Hunger & Thirst: Narrating Environmental Crisis through Food and Water”

Submissions are invited for “Hunger & Thirst: Narrating Environmental Crisis through Food and Water,” a panel session at the 2022 NEMLA conference. NEMLA will meet in Baltimore, MD on March 10-13, 2022.

Session Description: The “Anthropocene” framework asks us to “scale up,” imagining environmental problems in planetary terms. But what might emerge if we instead focused on crisis as an embodied experience situated in the context of larger systems of resource management and circulation? This session invites presenters to consider this overlap between embodiment and ...

CFP NeMLA “Race, Place, and Migration in Afro-Latinx Literature and Visual Art”

Race, Place, and Migration in Afro-Latinx Literature and Visual Art

Proposed panel for NeMLA conference (Baltimore, March 2022)

This panel invites papers focused on the analysis of Afro-Latinx migratory dynamics as represented in Latin American art (films, plastic and visual art, live performances, and so on) and literature (such as novels, poems, plays, comics, visual poetry). Papers on the Caribbean, Centro America, South America, and Brazil are welcomed.

How can visual art and literature facilitate the understanding of the interconnections between race, social class, democracy, and ...

Uses and Misuses of Care in a Critical Posthumanist Framework

Panel CFP for NeMLA 2022

Baltimore, March 10-13, 2022

Critical posthumanism is situated at the intersection of posthuman studies, ecocriticism, technology studies, and ethics, where human exceptionalism is rejected in favor of an ontologically diverse approach to human existence. Here, the normative anthropocentric view of the world is replaced with a more immanent and equitable paradigm where human subjects are asked to reconsider their relationship with others, especially non-human others who share their environment, in a relational way. This approach demands that the subject-object ...

CFP: 2022 NeMLA Conference Session “Social Justice, Speciesism, and Food Studies: The Next Frontier”

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following panel at the 2022 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference to be held from March 10-13, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. Abstracts are accepted from June 15 to September 30, 2021.

Submit abstracts at the NEMLA portal:

Social Justice, Speciesism, and Food Studies: The Next Frontier

This session welcomes papers that address social justice, speciesism, and food studies in contemporary culture, philosophy, academia, and literature from an ecocritical perspective. While a dialogue on social justice is growing in scope ...

Erasure and the Environment Conference

16-17th September 2021, Loughborough University, UK.

Keynote Speaker: Professor 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 open communities ...

Queer Temporalities in Literature, Cinema, and Video Games International Conference

Queer Temporalities in Literature, Cinema, and Video Games International Conference

deadline for submissions:  June 10, 2021 full name / name of organization:  University of Murcia contact email:  [email protected]

Conference Dates 2-4 December 2021

Call for participations: “Queer Temporalities” in Literature, Cinema, and Video Games International Conference.


While the study of space has been part of the Queer Studies agenda for a very long time, time has been a more recent addition. This International Conference sees the study of time as being central to the understanding of identity configurations. Studying ...


SAMLA 2021: November 4–6, 2021

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center Atlanta, Georgia

For the past year, the world has been in the grasp of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as climate change continues to bear destructive fruit in the form of environmental degradation and extreme weather events. In fact, deforestation and human encroachment is widely held to be a major contributing factor to the initial emergence of COVID-19 in humans. Adding to these crises, social unrest continues to erupt across the globe, from protests against ...

Indigenous Narratives of Travel


Panel proposal for ASLE 2021 Virtual Conference, July 26-August 6

This panel calls for abstracts that explore indigenous narratives of spatial movement (conceived broadly) in literature and film. Indigenous characters often redefine their relationship to the environment as they journey through it, whether as exploration, migration, or day-to-day travel. Such narratives of travel allow for new articulations of indigenous identities in response to contemporary conditions. Abstracts from various regions and time periods are invited.

Aquatic Animals in the Global Middle Ages

Aquatic Animals in the Global Middle Ages “We all come from the sea, but we are not all of the sea.” (DIGITAL WORKSHOP, September 27-28, 2021)

Aquafauna has recently been the topic of several conferences and publications focusing on zoological knowledge, its transmission, and transformation. Our workshop aims to investigate the imagery of aquatic animals in literature, their symbolism, their metaphorical use, and widespread views and misconceptions about such animals.

We would like to propose a global perspective limited chronologically rather than geographically. Therefore, we ask for ...

Consoling Affects, Healing Ecologies

Extended Deadline: April 4, 2021

Proposed Panel for: EmergencE/Y: ASLE 2021 Virtual Conference Conference Dates: July 26 – August 6, 2021

From the Decameron’s pastoral idyll to the supposedly ‘restorative’ turpentine woods of the postbellum American South to contemporary greenways and national parks, there is a long history of associating health with rural retreat and immersion in nature. With social distancing a key health prescription of the COVID-19 pandemic, green spaces have emerged anew as sites associated with self-preservation and with mental and physical health. The ...