Calls for Papers

Reworking Georgic

Call for Papers REWORKING GEORGIC University of Leeds Monday 9th – Tuesday 10th September 2019

Confirmed speakers: David Fairer (Leeds), Greg Garrard (British Columbia), Sue Edney (Bristol) Including a reading of poetry and prose with Simon Armitage, Helen Jukes, and Jack Thacker

The influence and spirit of ‘georgic’, as a genre or mode – named for Virgil’s Georgics, the primary classical model – can be seen across western art and culture: from medieval and early modern almanacs to eighteenth-century formal georgic poems, from pre-Raphaelite social paintings to the new nature writing of ...

Energy, Ecopoetics, and Poetries Beyond the Human

Energy, Ecopoetics, and Poetries Beyond the Human

A conference stream at “Corroding the Now: Poetry + Science|SF”

“A poem is stored energy; a formal turbulence, a living thing, a swirl in flow”

William Rueckert “Literature and Ecology”

This stream invites contributions from those working within and across the intersections of the environmental and energy humanities, eco-poetry, and animal studies. It aims to forge a conversation between these disciplines and fields and to address how poetry and/or poetics serves as a way of exploring new conceptions of nature, ...

4th International Conference on Ecolinguistics (ICE-4)

EXTENDED DEADLINES – We’ve extended the deadlines for both paper and panel proposals. See the ‘How to Submit’-section at bottom of CFP for the new dates.

Call for Papers: Conference Website:

The 4th International Conference on Ecolinguistics addresses: Languaging and Eco-civilization: Towards Consilience with the Life Sciences. The conference aims to bring about consilience (a bringing forth of new knowledge) that can unite those who acknowledge human responsibility for the well-being of the living world. Accordingly, we aim to connect ecolinguists with work in ...

Ecology and Religion 19th Century Studies

This flightless, multi-site conference (Sept. 18-21, 2019) invites interdisciplinary attention to confluences between environmental and religious perspectives and practices in the long Anglophone nineteenth century (1780-1900). Since that century, anthropogenic climate change has rapidly accelerated, and in response to this legacy we will avoid air travel by digitally connecting events at several conference sites in the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition, this method of networking, by lowering barriers of cost and transportation, promises to enable a more diverse and inclusive ...

Precarity and Precariousness

We are pleased to announce that Professor Thomas Docherty will be giving a keynote presentation during at the Precarity and Precariousness conference, to be held at the University of Warwick on the 4th April 2019. Professor Docherty has written on an eclectic mix of topics concerning English and comparative literature, but his recent research makes him an expert on issues of academic precarity and cultural policy related to higher education.

Call for Papers “Lives are by definition precarious: they can be expunged at will or ...

Forming the Future: an interdisciplinary conference

Call for Papers: FORMING THE FUTURE. A one and a half day interdisciplinary conference at the University of Plymouth, UK; Sept. 2nd (p.m.) and 3rd, 2019

Confirmed speakers: • Amy J. Elias (Tennessee, Knoxville; English Literature) • Daniel Innerarity (Ikerbasque; Political Philosophy) • Sandra Kemp (Lancaster/Imperial; Director of the Ruskin Library/Museum) • Iain Stewart (Plymouth; Geoscience and Communication)

Thinking about the future often focuses on its ‘content’: what might happen. Similarly, thinking about ‘future studies’ often concentrates on its goals, concepts and methods. But what about the forms in ...

“The Desert and the USA”

International transdisciplinary symposium organized by HCTI (EA 4249) November 21-23, 2019 at the Université Bretagne Sud in Lorient, South Brittany, France.


The Université Bretagne Sud and the Université Bretagne Occidentale joint research group HCTI (“Héritages et Constructions dans le Texte et l’Image,” EA 4249) in collaboration with the Université Bordeaux-Montaigne and its research group CLIMAS (“Cultures et Littératures du Monde Anglophone,” EA 4196) are pleased to host a three-day international and transdisciplinary symposium on “The Desert and the USA” to ...

Close Reading Close Reading: A Methodology for the Anthropocene? ASLE Panel at ALA

Close Reading Close Reading: A Methodology for the Anthropocene?

American Literature Association 30th Annual Conference, ASLE-Sponsored Panel May 23-26, 2019 Boston, MA

In these apocalyptic times, such seemingly refined or rarified concerns may appear unnecessary or worse: the proverbial fiddling before the flames, the production of more printed tinder in a literally burning world. But the term “Anthropocene” itself suggests that the careful examination of the form of thought may be more important than ever. We need to pay more attention, not less, to language and its many ...

Beastly Modernisms

Call for Papers: Beastly Modernisms September 12-13, 2019 University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

Keynote Speakers Kari Weil, Wesleyan University (US) Derek Ryan, University of Kent (UK)

‘I still do not think La Somnambule the perfect title – Night Beast would be better except for that debased meaning now put on that nice word beast.’ – Djuna Barnes to Emily Holmes Coleman

‘Once again we are in a knot of species coshaping one another in layers of reciprocating complexity all the way down’ – Donna Haraway

If modernism heralded a moment of ...

American Association for Italian Studies Conference


at Wake Forest University

14-16 March, 2019

Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC

Full CFP, including dates and deadlines, available at

Official 2019 Conference Website:

The American Association for Italian Studies is now accepting session and roundtable proposals for its next conference, which will take place from 14-16 March, 2019 at Wake Forest University, NC. The conference will be held on the new campus Wake Downtown, conveniently located near hotels and restaurants in downtown Winston Salem. In keeping with the mission of ...