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Critique and the World Outside Us

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:05am
Ian Jensen
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

In a recent interview, philosopher Christopher Preston (Montana) notes that we are presently at a crux wherein we are in danger of losing contact with what he refers to as “the world outside of us, the world outside our control” (“Reengineering Our World: A Cautionary Tale,” At first blush, Preston is a thinker out of time with this sentiment--the kind of loss he refers to has more in common with the “back to the land” ethos of what is often called second wave environmentalism than it does with current analyses in the environmental humanities, many of which argue that the present intuition of the fading of the “world outside of us” is little more than an ideological distortion.

2019 Call for Papers: Jeffers's Inevitable Place

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 1:59pm
Robinson Jeffers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 12, 2018

Jeffers’s Inevitable Place
2019 Robinson Jeffers Association Annual Meeting
February 15-17, 2019
Carmel Woman’s Club, Carmel, CA

Aesthetics of Gentrification

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 8:36am
SLOW LAB (University of Oregon, College of Design)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 26, 2018

Aesthetics of Gentrification: Art, Architecture, and Displacement


International Conference

University of Oregon in Portland

April 5-6, 2019

Keynote Speakers:

Pheng Cheah (University of California, Berkeley)

Ayona Datta (Kings College London)


Organized by the University of Oregon SLOW LAB, this interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars from across the humanities, social sciences, and art and design fields to explore the aesthetic dimensions of gentrification in the present era of accelerated urbanism.

NEMLA 2019 Panel: The Animal-Human Divide in Victorian Fiction

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:36pm
Shun Kiang / University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The quest for science and progress at the expense of ethical concerns of (animal) pain is laid bare in Chapter XIV, “Doctor Moreau Explains,” of H. G. Wells’s science fiction The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896). In this chapter, Edward Prendick, protagonist and narrator, discovers that the creatures he has previously encountered on the deserted island are not “animalized victims . . . animal-men," but what Moreau refers to as “humanized animals—triumphs of vivisection” instead. At this juncture, Prendick hears from Moreau “‘[his] colourless delight of . . . intellectual desires,’” which has led the doctor to experiment on different animals to gauge their malleability and submission to human will.

Call for book proposals in digital humanities, media and society, and environmental humanities

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:51pm
MacBain & Boyd Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

The academic press, MacBain & Boyd Publishers, is currently seeking book proposals and book-length manuscripts. Proposals may be for monographs, in-depth scholarly works, or anthologized collections in the below three fields of study or beyond. (Other areas of interest include political science, cultural studies, the broader arts and humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields.)

Digital Humanities

Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

The Outlaw Corpus and the Fight for Justice: Medieval Outlaw Narratives in Modern Form

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:52pm
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Outlaw Corpus and the Fight for Justice: Medieval Outlaw Narratives in Modern Form

This cfp is for a round table for The Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, to be held at the University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL) from 14-17 May 2019. The theme of the conference is “Outlaw Bodies.”

ACLA 2019 Seminar: Cli Fi and Beyond

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:30pm
Brooke Stanley and Martin Premoli
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Cli Fi and BeyondSeminar at the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting, March 7-10, 2019, at Georgetown University in Washington DC Contact the Seminar Organizers


Monday, August 13, 2018 - 4:03pm
MELOW (The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sunny Pleasure Domes and Caves of Ice: Utopias and Dystopias in World Literature

International Conference on Ecocriticism and Environmental Studies

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:13pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

Ecocriticism plays a significant role in shaping environmental consciousness. Representations of nature’s agency become central to many studies conducted in literature, culture studies, philosophy, history, sociology or political science. This conference aims to explore the relationship between the physical environment and text in its broader meaning as well as analyse the social concerns raised by environmental crisis.

Conference panels will be related, but not limited, to: