Calls for Papers

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 ...

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.

The Conference Webpage:

Festival Website:

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 ...