Calls for Papers

ALA 2022: The Historical Imagination in American Literature

The Historical Imagination in American Literature

October 27-29, 2022

Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe 828 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501

Conference Director: Olivia Carr Edenfield, Georgia Southern University

Keynote Speaker: Deborah Clarke, Arizona State University

Conference Fee: $175

For our 2022 Fall Symposium, the American Literature Association will return to beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Drury Plaza Hotel offers excellent rates and is perfectly located near the central plaza. Single and double rooms will be available for $135 a night plus taxes. This rate includes not only a free ...

The Nature of Things: Ecology, Philosophy, and Poetics

Panel at NeMLA 2023

NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK March 23-26, 2023

What does it mean to write and think about nature? Do language, thought, and mimesis ultimately have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our natural environments, and do these environments in turn have the capacity to impact (and possibly cultivate) our words and ideas? Taking such questions as a starting point, this panel aims to explore how the relationship between the human community and the environment has occupied a central space within literature and ...

Vladimir Nabokov: Writing Nature

The University of Lausanne, the French Vladimir Nabokov Society and the Jan Michalski Foundation are joining forces to organize the Sixth International Vladimir Nabokov Conference sponsored by the French Vladimir Nabokov Society. After the three conferences in Paris (2013, 2019, 2021), Biarritz (2016), Lille and Chapel Hill (2018), this conference will explore the rich relationship of Nabokov’s oeuvre to the natural world.

The conference will take place on the Swiss Riviera, where Nabokov resided from 1961 until his death in 1977, and where he ...

(Re)Thinking Landscape: Ways of Knowing/Ways of Being

(Re)thinking Landscape: Ways of knowing / Ways of being

September 29 – October 1, 2022 Yale University

The cumulative crises of anthropogenic climate change, Indigenous land and water defender campaigns, and calls to decolonize museums, universities and other cultural spaces have directed attention to the material structures of power that shape our interaction with place. If landscape studies have traditionally focused on questions of representation and cultural imaginaries, how does taking land seriously as a category prompt a rethinking of landscape? Landscapes have real, material impacts ...

7th Annual Eastern Sierra History Conference

The 7th Annual Eastern Sierra History Conference, happening from October 28-30, 2022, seeks to enhance awareness, enrich knowledge, and generate recognition of the diverse and complex heritage of the Eastern Sierra region. We are seeking presentations on the history and culture of the Eastern Sierra, the contiguous geographic areas of Inyo and Mono counties and nearby deserts, along with research that may have taken place outside of the region but is related to the history and culture of the area. Selected presenters will ...

Water Works: The Arts of Water Management, 1500-1800

At a time of environmental crisis, studying histories of the manipulation of natural resources has never been more important. While our ancestors used different terms to talk of such matters, they engaged with (or stridently disengaged from) the same questions.

This symposium aims to draw together expertise from across disciplines to engage with managed and mechanical water systems in the period 1500-1800. Our focus is on how humans have sought to make water work for them–for not only practical but also artistic purposes.

Proposals for ...

Living with Climate Change: Perspectives from the Humanities and Beyond

The American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum invites innovative paper proposals from scholars in all fields whose work explores the topic of climate change from a humanities perspective. While the impact of climate change has generated numerous scientific studies and advancements, it has also influenced work across the arts and humanities, inspiring new questions, analytics, and approaches for considering the relationship between humans and the natural world.

Inspired by its 2022 exhibition Becoming Weatherwise: A History of Climate Science in America, the American Philosophical ...

The Coronavirus Pandemic: An Environmental Humanities Perspective

The Coronavirus Pandemic: An Environmental Humanities Perspective,” a conference convened as part of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) project “Air and Environmental Health in the (Post-)COVID-19 World,” invites abstract submissions for consideration. This three-day on-site event will take place at the University of Vienna on February 15-17, 2023, with keynote speakers Dr Cymene Howe (Rice University) and Dr Eben Kirksey (Deakin University).

The COVID-19 pandemic is identified as resulting from human-animal entanglement, or multispecies interactions between individuals and collective populations in proximity, and has ...

ASLE-UKI Biennial Conference

ASLE-UKI Biennial Conference: Northumbria 2022 Call for Papers

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK and Ireland, Biennial Conference 2022‘: Epochs, Ages, and Cycles: Time and the Environment’

6–8 September 2022, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Plenary Speakers include:Samantha Walton (Bath Spa University) Elizabeth-Jane Burnett (Northumbria University)

Northumbria University is delighted to host the 2022 Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK and Ireland. The purpose of ASLE-UKI is to encourage scholarship, criticism, and appreciation of environmental literature and of the ...

PAMLA Panel: 20th- and 21st-century Environmental Literature in Latin America

Proposed special session panel for PAMLA 2022: “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian” UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel in Los Angeles, California November 11-13, 2023

We invite papers that address Environmental Literature in Latin America from the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Topics could include environmental philosophies in Latin America, Indigenous environmental perspectives, ecocritical analyses of 20th- and 21st-century Latin American and Indigenous texts, environmental justice literature, climate fiction, environmental activist literature, or contemporary narratives (films, novels, novelles, cuento, microfiction, or poetry) that ...

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