Calls for Papers

Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies

We have been grateful to receive great applications for the multi-site conference on Ecology and Religion in 19th-Century Studies (Sept. 18-21, 2019), which will be digitally linked between the Armstrong Browning Library (Baylor U), the University of Washington, Georgetown University, and Lancaster University.

We have also received a number of requests for more time to submit proposals, so we have decided to extend the deadline for everyone to Friday, March 29. The CFP and the “Submissions” portal can be found on the conference website: ...

Time, Revolution, and Environment in French Studies

Please see the following CFP for a Special Session at the 2020 MLA Convention:

This panel explores French and Francophone literary and filmic depictions of human and ecological upheaval, with a focus on how these works critically engage with the notion of change over time. Please send 250-word abstracts.

Gender Diversity in Music and Art

16-19 July 2019 University of Western Australia

Hosted by the Conservatorium of Music, this four-day international conference will focus on vital, diverse and inspiring music and art making by women and gender-diverse artists and scholars. Spotlighting otherwise under-recognised contributions to the development of music and art, Gender Diversity in Music and Art will both showcase and discuss the representations of this work in academia, industry and the everyday. The conference draws together the discussions that emerged from the Women in the Creative Arts (ANU 2017) ...

Indigenous Literatures and the Anthropocene (MLA 2020)

For those who might be interested in going to the Modern Language Association convention…For MLA 2020 in Seattle, Melanie Benson Taylor and I are organizing a guaranteed session on Indigenous Literatures and the Anthropocene. How do Indigenous writers (in any time period) envision, theorize, reclaim Indigenous futures? How does Indigenous environmental or speculative writing respond to notions of the Anthropocene? 300-word abstracts to Melanie.B.Taylor@dartmouth.edu and eandersd@gmu.edu by March 20.

MLA 2020 meets January 9-12, 2020 in Seattle. If you’re not currently a member of ...

Italian Ecocriticism Panels at MLA

Title: Italian Ecocriticism E-mail Address: serenella.iovino@unc.edu Description & Requirements: Representations of ecological and environmental issues, including but not limited to interspecies relationships, climate, gender, justice, activism, migrations, landscapes, places, animal studies, and the Anthropocene in Italian literature and film. Abstracts and bios to serenella.iovino@unc.edu. Submission Deadline: Sunday, 31 March 2019

Contact Serenella Iovino (serenella.iovino@unc.edu) U of North Carolina

Title: Becoming Italians? Migrant Literature, Arts, Media and Film E-mail Address: elenapast@wayne.edu Description & Requirements: This panel seeks to define and map the scope of media in Italian, including literature, film, music, and art, by first- and second-generation migrants, and to ...

HUMANIFESTO: dissecting the human experience

The 14th annual Limina interdisciplinary conference, held at the University of Western Australia in Perth July 18-19th 2019, will explore the visceral, corporeal, and ephemeral dimensions of being human.

We live in a climate of debates about bodily autonomy, population growth, artificial intelligence, and genetic modification. Our bodies are marked by sex, race, age, and health, all of which are contentiously invested with social and political significance. At the same time, discoveries about our past and emerging technologies challenge fixed ideas of what it ...

Thoreau and the Limits of the Human

Please see the following CFP for the guaranteed session, sponsored by the Thoreau Society, at the 2020 MLA Convention:

Thoreau and the Limits of the Human

How does Thoreau de-center or otherwise challenge human exceptionalism? How do his writings represent both the inhuman and the more-than-human?

Maximum 300-word abstracts by 15 March to james.finley@tamusa.edu

ASLE Proposals for 2020 MLA Convention

We’re putting together three ASLE panels for the 2020 MLA conference in Seattle and seeking speakers. Please contact the panel organizers directly with questions.

Revising Resilience: Literary Listening and Indigenous Perspectives

As the likelihood of transforming global energy systems and mitigating global warming diminishes, dialogues of “resilience” within the environmental humanities have become increasingly prominent. Resilience narratives shift the focus from what can be done to prevent global climate change toward environmental and cultural practices that will prove necessary and beneficial in ...

Next Earth: Teaching Climate Change Across the Disciplines

Next Earth: Teaching Climate Change Across the Disciplines A Nearly-Carbon Neutral Conference at UC Santa Barbara June 10-30, 2019 Call for Papers

Recognizing the severity of the climate crisis, and driven by profound and renewed belief in the power of education to help reimagine and build a better, more sustainable, and environmentally just world, or “next Earth,” Transformative Education for Climate Action will be the theme of the summer 2019 nearly-carbon neutral conference for UC Santa Barbara’s Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI). We invite your participation! Abstracts of 250 ...

TREES IN/AND/AROUND LITERATURE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

TREES IN/AND/AROUND LITERATURE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE University of Turin, Italy 21st May 2019

“I’m interested in the particularity of each Tree – it’s ‘thisness’ (haecceitas)”, claims Canadian land-artist, photographer, and poet Marlene Creates, thus hinting both at the specificity of each singular tree and at the uniqueness of certain species at different latitudes. Literature, among other arts, such as film, photography, the fine arts, is one of those privileged terrains where Trees definitely enter our field of vision, our epistemic knowledge, our sensorial experience. In literary ...