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Vol 7, No 1 (2018): "Muddied Waters: Decomposing the Anthropocene"

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:03am
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 3, 2017

Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies & Thought

CALL FOR PAPERS: Vol 7, No 1 (2018): “Muddied Waters: Decomposing the Anthropocene”

“Progress means: humanity emerges from its spellbound state no longer under the spell of progress as well, itself nature, by becoming aware of its own indigenousness to nature and by halting the mastery over nature through which nature continues its mastery.” — Theodor Adorno, “Progress” (p. 62)

“This future is unthinkable. Yet here we are, thinking it.” — Timothy Morton, Dark Ecology (p. 1)

Animal Print

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 3:43pm
Concordia English Graduate Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Animal Print

DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 1, 2017


[T]o forge another word in the singular, at the same time close but radically foreign, a chimerical word that sounded as though it contravened the laws of the French language, l’animot. 

Jacques Derrida, “The Animal That Therefore I Am (More to Follow),” 409

Sarah Hall: A Two-Day International Conference (16-17 May 2018)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:49pm
University of Leuven, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

Sarah Hall published her first novel, Haweswater, in 2002. Since then she has developed into one of the UK’s most protean and quietly acclaimed writers, producing poetry, short fiction and novels in a wide range of genres which are nonetheless bound together by a common style and a common set of preoccupations: wild(er)ness, female sexuality and the deep connection between language, landscape and the body.

A Changing Landscape: Shifting Borders and Slippery States

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:47pm
Association of English Graduate Students at Southern Illinois Carbondale
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Call for Papers

A Changing Landscape: Shifting Borders and Slippery States

Graduate Conference in English and the Humanities

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

March 23-24, 2018

“It is not down on any map; true places never are.” ― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

“The test of life is not whether we can remember what we learn in school, but whether we are prepared for change.”—Andreas Schleicher

How We Make

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
Trace Journal - Special Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Trace: Journal of Writing, Media, Ecology is an online, refereed, open-access journal that publishes interdisciplinary research at the intersections of writing studies, media studies, cultural studies, and ecocriticism. We welcome scholarship about digital technology, art, literature, maker culture, rhetoric, composition, environments, and writing. Trace considers the ethical and material impact of technology, and encourages submissions in a variety of media that “trace” connections across and within various ecologies.

ECOCRITICISM 2018 - International Conference on Literature, Arts and Ecological Environment

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:17am
Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

ECOCRITICISM 2018 - International Conference on Literature, Arts and Ecological Environment aims at providing an opportunity for the critical discussion and reassessment of scholarly and non-scholarly contributions on the relationship between cultural and artistic (literary, pictorial, cinematographic, etc.) manifestations and the development of environmental awareness produced in the last two decades.

Deadline for abstracts submission:
15 October 2017

Conference topics:

Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:18am
Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hosted at Yale University, the Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology reflects a desire to provide a space for students to engage in dynamic, interdisciplinary conversations across curricular boundaries, and strives to connect ethos with ethics, and ethics to applicable practicality. How do beliefs about the environment affect the use of and engagement with the natural world? As an international interdisciplinary conference, we host students researching Environmental Studies, Environmental Humanities, Forestry, Conservation, History, Historiography, Social Sciences, Food Studies, Philosophy, Ethics & Morals, Theology, Religious Studies, Animal Ethics, Law & Policy, and Business & Management, among others.

Literature and the Healing Arts/Medicine (11/1/06; CEA, April 5-7, 2018)

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:16am
Jill Kinkade/College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers for a Special Topics Panel on
"Literature and the Healing Arts / Literature and Medicine" at the 2018
College English Association (CEA) Conference—April 5th to April 7, 2018, at the Hilton, St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, Saint Petersburg, Florida.

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies welcomes submissions of proposals on the general Conference theme, OR new submissions on the topic of this special session "Literature and the Healing Arts" for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

Edited Volume on Petrofiction

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:28pm
Stacey Balkan, Swaralipi Nandi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Oil Fictions: World literature and our Contemporary Petrosphere


Liquidscapes: tales and telling of watery worlds

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:16pm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2017 and our academic partners Schumacher College and the Sustainable Earth Institute (Plymouth University) invite proposals to an international forum: Liquidscapes: tales and tellings of watery worlds and fluid states.

A three-day event bringing together creative thinkers and doers to explore physically and figuratively our watery worlds and the fluid condition. 

Keynote speakers include writer Tristan Gooley (‘How to Read Water’), artist Amy Sharrocks and astronomer Prof. Paul Murdin OBE.

The event takes place June 20-22, 2018 at Dartington Hall, Devon UK.