This panel proposes to bring together scholars whose work combines ecocriticism and cognitivist approaches to literature for the purpose of considering the potential of the ongoing dialogue between these two fields. Ecocriticism typically looks at how environment is represented and how humans can create an optimal relationship with the non-human world. Cognitive science is generally interested in how humans represent concepts to ourselves and how we make meaning out of those concepts. An understanding of the mind is essential to an understanding of humankind’s relationship to and perception of the non-human environment.
Call for PapersThe Critical Editor™ is currently accepting submissions for its critical edition of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado." Our base text for this edition can be accessed via the following link: https://www.annotatedlibrary.org/thecriticaleditocfp Published by
The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2019 American Literature Association conference in Boston in late May 2019.
The first panel, a roundtable on “Teaching Kate Chopin,” seeks short (seven- to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address an aspect of or strategy for teaching Chopin’s life or work. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.
The second panel seeks proposals relating to any aspect of Chopin’s life or work. Proposals for presentations no longer than twenty minutes should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a 200- to 400-word abstract.
The International Society of Steinbeck Scholars Announces
An International Conference
Steinbeck and the Twenty-First Century: Identity, Influence, and Impact
May 1-3, 2019
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library, San José State University
There has been a long relationship between television and medicine: some of the small screen’s most popular shows, on both sides of the Atlantic, have been medical in focus, from hospital-set dramas like ER to reality TV shows and docudramas like One Born Every Minute. This fascination with doctors, hospitals and bodies is also shared by period drama television, but scholarship has paid little attention to this intersection/relationship.
CFP: Forms of Migration: An International Conference on Transnational Literature & Innovative Aesthetics
May 2—4, 2019: University of Graz (Graz, Austria)
Essay Collection on Clarence Major’s Work
“Do the Senses Make Sense?”: The Five Senses in Nabokov’s Work
After the successful Biarritz conference on the topic, the French Vladimir Nabokov Society invites scholars for further contributions on the importance and significance of the Five Senses in Nabokov’s work, poetics and aesthetics, for the publication based on the conference.
November 8-10, 2018
Natural and Built Environment (formerly Environmental Studies and Architecture and the Built Environment)
CFP: Southern Studies Conference, Auburn University at Montgomery, AL
February 1-2, 2019
Now in its eleventh year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference, hosted by Auburn University at Montgomery, explores themes related to the American South across a wide array of disciplines and methodologies. Registrants to the two-day conference enjoy a variety of peer-reviewed panels, two distinguished keynote speakers and a visiting artist, who gives a talk and mounts a gallery exhibition.