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.
ecocriticism and environmental studies
Renaissance Society of America (RSA) 2019 - Toronto
Panel - Renaissance Vegetarianism
The study of early modern food has blossomed in recent years. As scholars have parsed the politics of changing dining practices, the role of recipes in intellectual history, and the growing perception of food ethics as inextricable from social identity, dietary beliefs and habits have begun to be seen as central to early modern studies. One of the most striking dietary trends that spread across Europe in this period, however, remains underexamined: the rise of vegetarianism.
The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts will host a panel at the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, June 26-30 2019 at the University of California Davis ( https://www.asle.org/conference/biennial-conference/ ).
Papers on any of the following topics are welcome:
(future) science and alternative futures
neurobiology and ecological crisis
multispecies communities in the Annthropocene: cross-cultural currents and global vectors
science and the politics of the Anthropocene
sciences of extinction and/or survival
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
Oraxiom: A Journal of Non-Philosophy Inaugural Issue, 'The End Times'
The apocalypse is disappointing.
—Maurice Blanchot, 1964
Another end of the world is possible.
—Anonymous graffiti, 2016
Call for Papers
Polygraph 28 “Marxism and Climate Change”
Special Session: Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene – PAMLA 2018 [email@example.com]
Ron Milland, Presiding Officer / PAMLA: Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
This panel seeks papers from scholars working across the disciplines interested in employing interdisciplinary or otherwise innovative methodologies aimed at facilitating teaching and learning about the Anthropocene at all levels.
November 8-10, 2018
Natural and Built Environment (formerly Environmental Studies and Architecture and the Built Environment)
tired bodies, tired worlds
An interdisciplinary graduate student conference
Department of English || University of Chicago
November 15-16, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Macarena Gómez-Barris, Chairperson of Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute
Renaissance Society of America (RSA) 2019: 17–19 March 2019, Toronto, Canada
Transforming Bodies in Early Modern Drama
**This is a guaranteed session**