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Call for Essays: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:38pm
Jericho Williams / Spartanburg Methodist College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 29, 2020


Critical Insights: Ralph Waldo Emerson (2021)


This is a call for essay proposals for a forthcoming edited collection on Ralph Waldo Emerson. This volume will be published in Spring 2021 as part of the following subset of Salem Press’s Critical Insights collection:

Designed for high school and undergraduate students, this collection will provide a comprehensive introduction to Ralph Waldo Emerson.  

The format of each volume includes:

Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Environmental Studies Reopened [EXTENDED DEADLINE - 6/1/2020]

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:35pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Journal of Science Fiction Special Issue on Environmental Studies

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting submissions for a special issue on environmental studies and science fiction to be released in the summer of 2020, and has extended the submission deadline to Monday, June 1st. We have received a number of excellent submissions, which are currently under review, but we have decided to seek a few additional high-quality pieces for consideration as well.

Opening the Ecological Text

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:42pm
Anne McConnell, West Virginia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Please consider submitting a manuscript for our special issue, Opening the Ecological Text, in the peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Humanities.  Here is the call for papers and the link where you can submit:

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel at the University of Louisville

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:36pm
International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its twenty-first consecutive panel at the University of Louisville’s Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, scheduled for February 18-21, 2021.  We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf’s work. A specific panel theme may be decided upon depending on the proposals received. Previous IVWS panels have met with great enthusiasm at Louisville, and we look forward to another successful session.

Gothic Nature III: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:43am
Gothic Nature Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 6, 2020

NB: We are acutely aware that this CFP coincides with extremely uncertain times re COVID-19. Of course, it is currently unknown when gatherings of people will be able to resume as normal. We have every intention of holding this event in October, but first and foremost must prioritise the safety of our attendees. If necessary, we will either postpone the conference or host it virtually.

Deadline Extended to April 30: Animals in Literature and Film CFP (MMLA; November 5–8, 2020; Milwaukee, WI)

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020


Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel) 

Midwest Modern Languages Association 

November 5–8, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI 

“Ecological Communities: Animal Neighbors in Literature and Film” 

This year’s “Animals in Literature and Film” panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association’s annual meeting (November 5–8, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI) invites papers engaging the conference’s theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” specifically how works of literature or film cultivate or impair ecological communities, broadly defined. 

Contemporary Literature and the Environmental Imagination

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:36am
Ghent University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Contemporary Literature and the Environmental Imagination

International Conference
Ghent University, Belgium, 7-9 December 2020


Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Gabriele Dürbeck (University of Vechta) and Professor Kate Rigby (Bath Spa University)

Confirmed writers: Gisèle Bienne and Francesca Melandri