Calls for Papers

Telling & Retelling Stories: (Re)imagining Popular Culture

Telling & Retelling Stories: (Re)imagining Popular Culture

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, November 30th, 2018

Conference Location/Date: Wayne State University (Detroit, MI); March 1-2, 2019

The goal of this conference:

How do we think productively about retelling, remaking, and rebooting? What is at stake in recapitulation for developing new imaginaries, new futures? Why, ultimately, are we retelling stories?

“Retelling,” can appear as a symptom of manic nostalgia, as Simon Reynolds outlines in Retromania. Retelling may also relate to what Dominic Fox has described as as the depressive feeling “that ...


Co-emergence, Co-creation, Co-existence: ASLE-UKI BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2019

4th to 6th September 2019, University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is delighted to be hosting the 2019 Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Greg Garrard (University of British Columbia) David Higgins (University of Leeds) Adeline Johns-Putra (University of Surrey) Harriet Tarlo (Sheffield Hallam University)

While proposals on all and any aspects and periods of environmental literature are welcome, this year’s theme is ‘Co-emergence, Co-creation, Co-existence’. We invite proposals for ...

Inhuman Landscapes

Call for Papers International interdisciplinary conference: Inhuman Landscapes

Chambéry, 17/18 October 2019 Université de Savoie Mont Blanc, Laboratoire LLSETI, équipe Humanités environnementales

Keynote speakers : Conohar SCOTT, University of Lincoln (UK) Pierre WAT, Université Paris I (France)

“Landscape” does not limit to the conception of a “beautiful” (representation of a) more or less domesticated natural area, as John Brickerhoff Jackson indicated in the 1970s and 1980s, when he looked at landscapes “in use” – common landscapes in the American context. This idea was also explored at the Corpus de paysages (“Landscape corpora”) ...

“Ecological Migrations and Transcultural Ethics” and tiNai Ecofilm Festival

The Department of English (SFS) Madras Christian College, Chennai, and tiNai Ecofilm Festival, is organising a two-day International conference titled, “Ecological Migrations and Transcultural Ethics” and tiNai Ecofilm Festival 2019 on 21-22 March, 2019.

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Important Dates of the conference are given below:

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 31 December 2018 Abstract acceptance intimation: 20 January 2019 Last Date of Registration as Conference Delegate: 28 February 2019 Deadline for Paper Submission: 28 February 2019 Last date for submission and registration of films: 31 January 2019

Please send ...

MLA 2020: Call for ASLE Panel Proposals

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment seeks proposals from members who would like to arrange a panel for ASLE at the MLA convention in Seattle, 9-12 January 2020.

We are planning to organize one guaranteed and one non-guaranteed panel.

If you are interested, please send a 500-word panel proposal and CV to Clare Echterling, ASLE MLA Liaison, at by December 14th, 2018.

Proposals should:

Provide a rationale for the topic Explain the panel format (e.g. traditional paper presentations, roundtable, or another format listed here: MLA ...



Biennial Conference of The University of Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre (ShARC)

April 29-30th, 2019 Humanities Research Institute, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Keynote Speakers: Lucinda Cole, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA Thom van Dooren, The University of Sydney, Australia

Artist in Residence: Steve Baker, The University of Lancashire, UK

Animal remains are everywhere. From the cryogenically-preserved DNA of the extinct Po’ouli bird held in storage at the Frozen Zoo to the ivory tusks of African elephants that flood the market of the illegal wildlife trade, animal ...

Evolving the Forest, our partners The Royal Forestry Society and Timber Strategies and our academic partner Science Walden @ Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST) invite proposals to an international forum: Evolving the Forest.

This is a three-day international forum bringing together creative thinkers and doers to explore physically and figuratively our relationship with wood, trees and forest over the past hundred years, and imagining that evolving relationship over the next 100.

The event takes place June 19-21, 2019 at Dartington Hall, Devon UK.

The deadline ...

Nature Writing’s Future Pasts

Land Lines Conference

28th February–1st March 2019 University of Leeds, UK

British nature writing can be understood as both a product of and a challenge to a western-style modernity that has created the conditions for its own unravelling. The tense that best captures these conditions is the future anterior. Scottish writer Kathleen Jamie, wandering through Bergen’s Natural History Museum, marvels at the ‘decaying bones of twenty-four cetacean skeletons crowded under the ceiling’. One whale skeleton alone, that of a gigantic blue, is ‘less an animal, more ...

Ecological Migrations and Transcultural Ethics

Concept Note “… the wind began to tug fiercely at my clothes. Stealing a glance over the parapet, I saw, to my astonishment, that my surroundings had been darkened by a churning cloud of dust. In the dim glow that was shining down from above, I saw an extraordinary panoply of objects flying past — bicycles, scooters, lamp posts, sheets of corrugated iron, even entire tea stalls. … Long afterwards, I am not sure exactly when or where, I hunted down the Times of ...

tiNai Ecofilm Festival 2019

tiNai Ecofilm Festival 2019 Theme: Climate Change, Ecological Migrations, Transcultures

tiNai Ecofilm festival (TEFF) is the biennial ecofilm festival of tiNai (formerly called OSLE-India) – an organisation for promoting ecocriticism in India. TEFF is all about watching and making Ecological/Environmental films and encouraging community filmmaking.

In the environmental history of India, films have not been considered an effective medium to represent our environment and to bring about change. Digital technology has made it handy for anyone with a camera to document environmental issues, ecocommunities and ecological ...